Series: Dirty Money #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Hard Rules, Bad Deeds
Also by this author: Hard Rules, Bad Deeds, Murder Notes, Murder Girl
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.
This series is like How to Get Away with Murder. I devoured the first 2 seasons of the show in one sitting. You are constantly trying to guess who is really bad, who is only kinda bad, and who isn’t bad at all. Damage Control is the same way in a sense. While some of the people are obviously bad, everyone casts some doubts as to their true plans and intentions. Its a well crafted story blending romance, deception, and money.
Damage Control picks up right where hard rules left off. You must read them in order! Thankfully, Jones gives us a quick reminder of what happened and I was grateful for that. I read so many books that I easily get plot lines mixed up. Shane is still determined to figure out who Emily really is and why she is in his life. Emily is still determined to keep her secrets in order to keep Shane out of her drama and safe. Emily finally opens up to Shane and he agrees to help her. Now, though, he is dealing with his family drama and hers. Even with Seth around, this is a lot to juggle. The plot is quick and twisty, so you will never fell like there is a good stopping point.
If you like stories about family deception, murder, espionage, drug cartels, and other nefarious elements in society, The Dirty Money series is a perfect pick!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret identity, dysfunctional family
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series (must be read in order)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Emily and Shane are in a good place romantically, but the danger is still there for sure! « Hide Spoiler
Trigger by LP Dover, Blow by Kim Karr, Killing Sarai by JA Redmerski, then you will probably like Damage Control!
Now I see that I must grab this series up, I haven’t read this author yet, but your review has made me excited to try her writing out.
I don’ think I have read a book about a drug cartel in AGES. You make this series sound really good. I’ll check it out! 🙂 You gave the first book 4 stars so It’s good to know the series gets better and better 🙂