Bad Deeds Book Review

August 11, 2017 / 0 comments

Bad Deeds Book ReviewBad Deeds by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Dirty Money #3
Published by Macmillan on August 8th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Bad Deeds, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

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....

Praise for The Dirty Money Series:

“A page-turner with scorching heat.”
—Publishers Weekly on Damage Control

“High-octane romance set above the glittering lights of Denver is enhanced by the dominance of a powerful man and the
cunning sweetness of a woman who isn’t cowed or swayed by his wealth.”
—Publishers Weekly on Hard Rules

“Sure to leave readers desperate for the next installment.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Hard Rules

“Lisa Renee Jones excels at creating powerful men and women who are determined to live life on their own terms, and
fans will be immediately drawn to the dangerous world of Brandon Enterprises.”
—RT Book Reviews on Hard Rules

“Edgy, brilliant and all-consuming, Dirty Money is THE series of the year! Lies, danger, secrets, and a hero you will fall
HARD for. A must read!”
—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

Please note that Bad Deeds is a part of a series. Hard Rules and Damage Control have to be read to understand this story. Bad Deeds continues exactly where Damage Controls leaves off with Emily and Shane questioning Derek’s motives.  If you have forgotten the important points, the author refreshes our memory with a great summary and character description at the very beginning.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

“Is blood thicker than water?”

“Can love conquer all?”

“Does it really  payoff to keep your enemies closer?”

These are just a FEW of the many questions that will be flitting through your mind as you are read this highly addictive series.

What I love most about Dirty Money is how the plot continues to evolve . Particularly how relationships are being rebuilt and all new unexpected ones are forming.  There are a few moments where you question the validity of said relationships but this is another beauty of the story.  And despite the stress and uncertainty, Shane and Emily relationship develops as well.

Both of the main characters have their own issues but what is so remarkable about them is they always take it upon themselves to remain open and honest. I especially appreciate  Emily. There were numerous times where Shane could have fallen but Emily is constantly there beside him pulling him from the brink. This alone proves just how infallible their love is.

And although Bad Deeds does end in another maddening cliffhanger I still would recommend reading it. The doubts, the suspense, the intrigues and the drama which are comparable to a soap opera is what keeps me coming back for more.

I enjoyed this book. The finale – End Game, is definitely one of my most sought after books of early 2018.

The Verdict:


About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and Facebook daily.

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