Monday, 15 August 2016

Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

* 4 Dangerous then Family Nutella jars* 

Family a single word that can justify even the cruelest of intention, Family a six letter eternal prison. It always takes one to fuck up a good thing but what if your born into a family of bad apples , hell that's where things get interesting.

Emily Stevens at age 27 was running , running from what exactly was still unknown while battling her own demons , Emily didn't think one hasty encounter at a coffee shop would send her down a rapid free fall. The man who drinks his coffee a little too dark and his smile a little too easy for someone who had the weight of the world on their shoulders, but putting her guard down didn't mean her own secret wouldn't come creeping in but it meant something so much more dangerous something that made her hide a part of her in the first place. One night that was it but deep down both of them knew this wasn't their last hello.

"A fantasy and an indulgence: this night that can never become another night."

Shane Brandon at age 32 was a heavy hitter back in Newyork with the successful life as a lawyer Shane's perfect world came to a halt when he was plucked back to Denver to take care of his families empire Brandon Enterprises. After being guilt back to the life he wanted no part of Shane was forced to take hold of the reigns but when his older brother is after the same crown Shane knew there's something shifty was happening , a secret that might have been concealed for it to only grow darker, the rules weren't being just bent but completely sabotaged. He knew he wouldn't just have her for one night but maybe one night was too much for either of them.

"I do not want to scare her, or stir her demons because mine have decided to come out and play."

Games it was all just a game to the onlookers but on the inside it was much more sinister. It wasn't the right place at the wrong time but it was the wrong people all along. 

“Say nothing or tell me everything, but don’t lie to me.”

Each touch ignited their demons each whisper lit a fire in the lies that were brewing but whose on whose side guess no one will ever know. 

"I waste no time finding her clit and licking it. And licking again, sucking her deeply, using my fingers and tongue to tease and please until she is arching her hips and making soft, sexy sounds of pleasure I feel in the pulse of my own body. I explore , lick, touch, and it is only minutes before she is tugging at my hair, a rough burn that tells me she is on edge where I want her. With only a few more caresses of my tongue, her sex is clenching around my fingers. "

My Thoughts In The End:

I've fallen a wee bit hard for this book and it just blew me away in the best way possible. Shane was truly a fresh of breath air from him handling situations that concerned his family to his frozen hot water relationship with the heroine everything about him was written perfectly. Emily on the other hand was the embodiment of yes/no dilemma maybe because her past was more tainted then the hero or because something happened to her that might have caused her indecisiveness at times , nonetheless I hope as a character she grows a little more resilient for the lack of better words. Besides that I absolutely adored this book and it's been I awhile since I've enjoyed a billionaire romance type book , this had so much more then the typical Rich McHottie and Damsel in distress, it had a secret and tussle between family and that's something my wee heart rejoiced on . Can't wait for the next sequel to Shane & Emily's story.

Book Details & Links


Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

How bad do you want it? 

The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.

About Author 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story - her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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