Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Would you bleed for the one you love?
To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.
In every one of Shane’s seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can’t just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.
This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….
“What is in your head right now?”
His eyes heat, darken. “You. Always.” He inches back and looks at me. “You’re mine. Mine to protect.” His voice is low, fierce, and he grips my panties and yanks them away. “Mine to fuck.”
I gasp and grab his shoulders. “Shane.”
His answer is to wrap his arm around my waist, pull me close, his cheek against mine, his fingers pressing into the V of my body. “Wet, just the way I like you,” he says, pressing two fingers inside me. “Wet for me. And too fucking perfect for my sanity sometimes.”
“That doesn’t sound like a compliment,” I pant out, grabbing the lapel to his suit as a sweet ache begins to build in my sex as his thumb strokes my clit.
“And no one else,” he murmurs, nipping my earlobe, “will ever touch you like this.” His fingers caress deeper inside me. “No one,” he adds, “will ever make you say their name like I want you to say mine right now. Say it.”
“Shane,” I whisper, and not because he wants me to, but rather because it’s there on my lips, the way I wish his tongue was on my lips now. “Shane, I—”
Seeming to know what I need, he cups my head and kisses me, long, slow, sensual strokes of his tongue that somehow make every touch of his fingers more intense.
“Come for me,” he murmurs, and this time when he kisses me, I start climbing that wall to release, and I’m there at the top in an instant. I stiffen while his fingers and tongue tease, please, and then I jerk, I’m over it, tumbling in an instant into shudders and shakes. Shane’s lips lift from mine as he breathes with me. His fingers slow as he eases me through the waves until I collapse against his chest.
He tangles his fingers in my hair and drags my mouth back to his. “And no one but me will ever make you come like that again,” he declares, the waves of his emotions beating down any embarrassment I might feel over having had an orgasm on his father’s desk.
“No one has ever made me feel what you make me feel, Shane.”
So Bad Deeds is the third book in the Dirty Money series. This is most definitely a series that you have to read in order as it follows Emily and Shane throughout the whole series. If you are looking to start this series, which I would highly recommend, the first book is Hard Rules (you can find my review here), and then the second book is Damage Control (you can find my review for that one here).
****DO NOT CONTINUE READING THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST TWO, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS****
I won’t be discussing spoilers for this book, but I would suggest continuing if you haven’t read up to this point.
Alright, *wipes head* now that I have that out of the way we can get down to business!! So Bad Deeds picks up literally right where Damage Control leaves off. Emily and Shane are at dinner with Shane’s family. Emily is considering walking away not only for the reason of the danger she brings to the table, which we discovered last book, but also because Derek makes a threat against her life. Emily grew closer to Brandon senior in book two and I loved the way their relationship blossoms. Now I felt that Damage Control was a little bit of a filler book, which tends to happen in series’ such as this one. There was a lot of explanation for why things were happening, and learning about the characters and their pasts…not so much drama or the escalation that we saw in the first one. However, Bad Deeds brings it back 100 fold. Seriously, so much goes down in this book it was hard to put it down. There was twists and turns and action like no one’s business. AND I LOVED IT!! I was so glad to see Jones really come back with a punch for this one.
Bad Deeds has by far been my favorite so far in this series. We get to witness so much happening to the characters we have grown to love, and even the ones we have grown to hate. Now, in the hopes of keeping this spoiler free I won’t be giving you any of the juicy details. However, I will say this…Bad Deeds focuses mostly on the things happening within the Brandon world. Emily’s threat of the hacker group that are after her don’t really make an appearance. That being said, I’m sure they will make a reappearance at some point, but don’t worry because we had enough going on between Shane, Derek, and Martina to keep me on the edge of my seat. Jones did such a great job showing such a wide span of evolution in our characters in Bad Deeds, I loved that each character had his or her own journey in this book. We really got to witness some great changes to characters we have come to know. As well as giving us some superbly written suspense.
THAT DAMN F*CKING CLIFFHANGER THOUGH
Alright, so one of my main weaknesses in reading a series like this one is that I am horrible at playing the waiting game. And damn you Lisa Renee Jones you broke me with this one!! I don’t know that I will survive. I need the next book NOW!! Read it DM me let’s talk about it!!!
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 also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.
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.
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