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Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones | Release Blitz & Review


Hard Rules (Dirty Money Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones
Review Tour: February 13th-17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in 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.


Oh.My.God. You guys this book! Okay so I had a co-worker read this and absolutely fall in love, so I jumped at the opportunity to read and review this book. Man, oh man, was she right! This book is straight crazy good! We start out with a run in between our two main characters in a coffee shop, where the chemistry starts to spark OFF THE CHARTS. Emily is new to the Denver area, and her past is a complete mystery. Shane has recently returned to Denver with the goal of being able to take over the family empire. They each have their own reasons to believe that their relationship can’t last, but they can’t see to beat the draw between them.

This book was such a ride. Yes this is a romance…but it it’s so much more! You have a story that encompasses not only a great romance with extremely hot sex scenes, but also family drama, crime, and an element of suspense. Hard Rules is told in alternating POV, and the writing style in this book was done quite well.  I loved Emily, and the mystery of her past, it kept me wondering the whole book, and she is such a strong stubborn female character, but she is also extremely anxious and vulnerable about her past and the “situation” that she is in. Shane has officially made my list for top book boyfriends of the year. He is an exceedingly smart and cunning, and the moral compass of his family. His plans to put the family business on the straight and narrow puts him right in the middle of a war with his family. He is sexy and dominant, and oh so yummy. This book was so great, it truly was a whirlwind…and THAT ENDING!! I CANNOT WAIT for the next book. I highly recommend checking this book out!


Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars



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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) 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.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa 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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