Kitty’s Review – Bad Deeds (Dirty Money #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones amazes me with her storytelling abilities. She is the master of the cliffhanger, the master of intrigue and the master of complications. She’s an edgy, brilliant writer that will keep you captivated from beginning to end (or to the cliffhanger of the year). ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures 

Blurb:
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….


I was totally intrigued when I read the blurb for Bad Deeds. As I was reading the story and Shane became darker and darker and Emily tried her best to keep him from becoming something and someone he never wanted to be, I understood. Or, at least I thought I did. Lisa Renee Jones has given us a cliffhanger beyond cliffhangers. Surprised, stunned, shocked … that doesn’t even begin to describe what I felt when I read the last paragraph in Bad Deeds. Now, let’s see where this amazing author takes us in the future. I honestly don’t think that her dedicated followers will allow her to get away with what she did without a little screaming and yelling. She just has to make things right … she has to give us some kind of a happy ending … there is no way she can leave things the way she did.

No, there is no way to explain anything that went on throughout this story. There are too many players, too many twists and turns and I just would not be able to do it justice. Shane is powerful but Emily has more power than either one of them could imagine. She has a way with the Brandon men and she understands what they are feeling, what they are going through and can be there to bring them all through the darkness into the light if they allow it. She seems to be the glue holding them all together. But, she is just as much as a target as Brandon Enterprises, David, Maggie, Shane and Derek.

Shane is doing everything that he can to protect Emily and save Brandon Enterprises. Derek is finally facing what he got the business into, what is really going on in his family and what he has to do to be the man he knows he can be. Maggie is finally facing her sins. Brandon Senior is being his ornery self throughout the story. The Cartel is showing its hand and may have committed the ultimate sin. Where to from here?

Lisa Renee Jones amazes me with her storytelling abilities. She’s fluent and the words just flow off the pages. She doesn’t give us time to breath, to just enjoy the characters. She makes sure that her reader is involved and intrigued throughout the book. You have no idea where she is bringing her characters or how she will get them to where she wants them. She makes her men strong and her woman stronger. She is the master of the cliffhanger, the master of intrigue and the master of complications. She’s an edgy, brilliant writer that will keep you captivated from beginning to end (or to the cliffhanger of the year).

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