Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering, scorching first audiobook in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.
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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.
©2016 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.
With the perfect balance of romance and suspense, readers are easily swept into the story of two people in a relationship that feels both doomed and hopeful at the same time. And, of course, the ending only leaves you wanting more.
The combination of an author I love and a narrator I adore made this a guaranteed good listen.
This is another good book by Lisa Renee Jones I loved it, if you are a fan of her other great books you will get wrapped up in this one quickly. I am also a fan of the two narrators so this helped me follow their story as well. Can't wait to see what Lisa comes up with next, she is a great author :)
This book has a novel storyline. I am interested to see what happens to the characters, and not just how their relationship plays out. Bad news: I have to wait because the next book in the series hasn't been released!!!! Well, at least not as an audiobook. Grace Grant is a good narrator. The male voice wasn't unpleasant or annoying, but was a bit creepy-like he was narrating Dateline or could be a serial killer. The female frustrated me a little with the "I have to walk away"..."no, I can't stay away" back and forth. The secret she is hiding better be a doozy or it could seem ridiculous. I will have to wait and see!
I'm not sure if it was the story or the slooooooow narration cadence that made this book a snoozer for me but I just couldn't get into it. The male narration was on the creepy side as well which didn't help either. Not for me! I returned this one. =(
This book started off slow and picked up right when it is getting good it is over. I really hope the next book doesn't drag like this one did at the begining.
The woman was the worst narrator I have ever heard. She tried to hard and ended up sounding like a computer and Siri all mixed up and I HATED her sections. I almost gave up and returned the book but I am too nosy to give up I just sucked it up and delt with it.
It took me longer to get through this book than it has others.
right when the book is getting good she cliffhanger it. the next book comes out in February which is irritating by then I'll done forgot about this book. Prefer books n series so I can blow threw them. Oh yeah the female narrator sounds like a robot maybe by February she will figure how not too. The male was very easy to listen to.
Grace Grant and Jeremy York are brilliant. I give their stories a second glance because they are the narrators even if the storyline doesn't initially catch my eye.
I liked the pace of the story. The main characters spent a little too much time inside their heads and knowing what they were thinking their behaviours sometimes seemed inconsistent....but that is a quibble.
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'
If you enjoy mystery, suspense, action, drama, romance, sex, you'll enjoy Hard Rules.
Shane is a successful lawyer. His father is head of a Mafioso and he's dying. Shane wants to legitimize the business while his brother, Derek, wants to take it deeper into crime. Then there's Shane's mother who meddles on both sides to benefit her own agenda.
Emily is on the run. New city, new job, new identity. There's no hints or clues as to what she's running from.
Shane and Emily meet in a coffee shop where they have insta attraction and leave with each other's coffee. Next time they meet Shane asks her to dinner and from there a one night stand. Shane starts thinking he wants more than a one night stand with Emily.
Here starts the good stuff....Turns out Emily's new job is the assistant to Shane's dad. She isn't aware of the family-tie. Since Shane's dad goes thru an assistant a week, Shane had not met Emily in that role. When Shane and Emily realize their connection, Shane accusses her of spying for his dad. This is their story.....
This story kept me intrigued from page one. There's not a lot of inner dialogue or retieration which are two pet peeves of mine. Emily is a strong female lead which really makes me wonder why she's on the run.
The second book Damage Control is now out so I don't have to worry about the cliffhanger.
Grace Grant's performance. A couple of her male voices were to slow. I think this is more the producers doing. I have many books performed by Grace that don't have this issue.
Jeremy York's performance was spot on as usual.
Worth a Credit/$$ Absolutely
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