Damage Control

Lisa Renee Jones
Damage Control
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St. Martins Press
Release Date
February 2017
Book 2 of Dirty Money
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series.

The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire?

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all — one hot touch and kiss at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won't gamble with: Emily.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Feb 19, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
52 people found the following review helpful
4 "True Allegiances?" Stars!

Lovers of torrid family dramas, steamy romances, and mysterious backgrounds to slowly reveal and solve, will enjoy the second installment in the Dirty Money series, DAMAGE CONTROL. Please note though that this series must be read in chronological order, so if you have not yet read Hard Rules, please see my review for that title as this review may contain spoilers for that debut book in this series. Additionally, the story continues in book 3 (scheduled to be released in August of this year) and book 4 (planned for release in February of 2018), so only undertake this journey if you're willing to read all of the books in this series. For once you've started, you will no doubt be compelled to take this journey to its end to reveal all of the answers!

Book 2 picks up where book 1, Hard Rules, leaves off. There is a shroud of secrecy surrounding our heroine, Emily, and our hero, Shane, is determined to figure it out. Moreover, he is equally determined to protect her from the danger she is no doubt fleeing. So strong is his conviction that though he may not know who she really is, she is not part of the family coup that backs his brother in the fight to win his father's company. All that said, his advisors are not so sure and continue to investigate her. Is Shane correct to trust Emily? And just what kind of trouble is Emily in the web of?

Even as we are treated to small glimpses of the truth in DAMAGE CONTROL, Lisa Renee Jones continues to weave an even more intricate plot with the Martina Drug Cartel, Shane's father, and even Shane's mother, playing crucial roles in both the future of Shane's family's business and the fate of Shane's and Emily's love. Moreover the rift and true alliances to whom Shane's brother is truly beholden continue to evolve, adding even more questions to the mix.

With such an action-packed book, it is no surprise that there is no idle minute in DAMAGE CONTROL. Fans of Ms. Jones' classic style of romantic suspense, as well as readers who have already been ensnared by the pull in Hard Rules, will definitely be anxious to read this next installment in the twisted and yet romantic journey of the Dirty Money series.

Now if only I could get my hands on Bad Deeds (Dirty Money 3), so I can continue to unravel this tale which holds two hearts and the future of a business empire in its grasp!
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