Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
A new series that is amazing! The blurb is perfect and summarizes the main players perfectly. The cover too….at first it didn’t grab my attention, but I love the chess image. That is really the perfect way to describe this book….a complex chess game.
I totally adore Lisa Renee Jones’ writing style. She is able to create a story filled with complex characters and just the right amount of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. We know that Shane or Derek will take the reins of Brandon Enterprises when his father passes on, and they are at complete odds as to what will happen with the company. Shane is an attorney and wants the company to be 100% legitimate, but Derek is more interested in the money and power. When Emily meets Shane, she is instantly connected with him, but will she be able to help him or will her secrets hurt them both?
We never learn what Emily is hiding in this book, but we get small bits of her past which seems to allude to family issues which are similar to what Shane is currently dealing with. I love the way Shane is so confident and controlling of everything around him. Emily is smart in her own right and is just the right person to stand up to the Brandon men. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this story.
Hero 5 Stars / Heroine 5 stars / Steam 5 stars / Plot 5 stars / Overall 5 Stars
Designation: part of a series, cliffhanger
Keys: Dual POV, MF, Unforgettable 1st meeting, Intense, Page Turner.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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