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Damage Control (Dirty Money #2)

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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 wh
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐! Damage Control, book 2 of 4. Shane & Emily must come clean about their secrets to gain the upper hand in a game over a fortune!

“I wonder,“ I say my gaze finding hers, heat simmering low in my limbs, one part lust, another part fury, “how it is that I didn’t taste your lies. I wonder if they’ll taste differently now that I know they exist.”

Books in Dirty Money series should be read in order:
Book 1: Hard Rules
Book 2: Damage Control
Book 3: Bad Deeds
Book 4: End Game

In Hard Rules, boo
Lisa Jones
Sep 25, 2016 Lisa Jones added it  ·  (Review from the author)
DAMAGE CONTROL is AVAILABLE NOW!!! I'm so excited! Thank you so much to everyone who has bought or pre-ordered their copy, you're amazing!! <3


“You make me remember I need to be good and right in my choices.”
“Do you ever question doing w
Shannon Moore
Feb 24, 2017 Shannon Moore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I'll admit, I was a little hesitant when first opening Damage Control because for the life of me, I couldn't remember some of the details in Hard Rules. It had just been too long since I had read the first book! I felt awful and was trying to figure out how I could schedule in a reread during my hectic life and was getting a little flustered. I figured, 'what the heck? I'll just start reading and see how it goes.' THANK YOU LISA! At the beginning of Damage Control, there's not only a brief recap ...more

4.5 "in control" stars
The people closest to you can hurt you the most.

After Shane confronts Emily for the false presentation she acted upon making him believe she was a spy working against him, Emily can't explain it by telling him the truth about her background and what she's actually running from, cause she wants to protect him from it. She runs away, but she's desperate, lost and alone and Shane „feels“ that even though Emily hides the truth from him, is not really working against him nor
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰




We're back in Denver with our darling...
Shane Brandon.


And his Emily of course!
Lisa tells us all about the first book again at the beginning of this 2nd book. Which is so mega-amazing for us Bookalzheimer-Sufferers! I loved that.

The book starts in the same moment we left them last time. Brandon just found out that Emily has been telling him lies about herself.
But she's not ready to tell the truth. The truth could hurt or even kill herself and Shane.
But Shane doesn't yet believe that her secrets a
Elfina Renee
Mar 24, 2017 Elfina Renee rated it it was amazing
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The lies, secrets, intrigue and classic deception kept me turning the pages. Lisa Renee Jones has one hell of a storyline, but there's so much happening behind the scenes. The villains are straight forward so while at times there might be an air of boredom, if you follow the drama, pay close attention to the key players and all the fine details, this amazing author will not only capture your attention you won't be able to put the book down. At least I couldn't.
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Damages reminds me so much of Ag
Feb 27, 2017 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars for this book, i feel really bad but just didnt Entertain me :(

I was so looking forward to this book & the carry on of Emily & Shane story,

it started of great with a brief Synopsis of the last book, and litterly took of from the last book,

but it was just to slow and for me really dragged in places i found my mind difting in lots places!

and the sex sences just seemed Repetitive,

Gutted :(
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Feb 19, 2017 The Book Disciple (Samantha) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Link to full review below! This series is like How to get away with murder (the TV show): twisted people, secrets and lies, and sex! I am so totally sucked in! See full review on The Book Disciple
Mar 07, 2017 RentasticReads rated it really liked it
Well, goddamn... Talk about action packed! This was way more intense than Hard Rules, that's for sure! Plus, it started exactly where the first book ended, which is always great. I absolutely love the way Lisa Renee Jones does this on all her installments. She doesn't get readers confused or lost whenever they read the second or third book in the series. She eases you and guides you through it perfectly well. It won't hurt to reread the previous book before you dive into this one either, even if ...more
Feb 18, 2017 Bj rated it really liked it
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
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Ahhhhh!!!!! Lisa Renee Jones never ceases to amaze me as she continues to knock out another amazing seductive romantic suspense in the second installment to the Dirty Money Series. In Damage Control, Lisa continues to lead her readers down the proverbial rabbit hole of suspense, mystery, chicanery,and passion. With her mastery and virtuosity of words, Jones will define the hard rules of trust, duplicity, and love as she takes reign of
Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
Jan 28, 2017 Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Lisa Renee Jones has done it again! She has brought to life a story that is suspenseful and romantic, and one that is extremely hard to put down. Honestly, this book consumed me from beginning to end. And, while I hate the idea of having to wait for the next book in the series (this is on me NOT the author >> I am just impatient in general) I gladly will if she keeps pushing them out like this one.

Readers, make sure you read Hard
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As the Dirty Money series continues, Lisa Renee Jones finally starts letting us in on some of the secrets that everyone is keeping.

I give Emily lots of credit in the 2nd Dirty Money Novel. She stands her ground with Shane and with Brandon Sr. She knows how to put Derek in his place and knows what she has to do to keep Shane’s mother on her side. What she doesn’t know is what Shane is keeping from her and it’s the one thing that may break her. She’s one strong, determined woman with a mind of he
Alecsa Nbna
Aug 16, 2016 Alecsa Nbna marked it as could-not-finish
Shelves: booooring
Loooved the first book, but this one kind of bored me to tears. I understand there has to be suspense and mystery but it felt like the book dragged along just to be a little dramatic.
I don't know, maybe I'll come back to it sometime.

Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog

“The only enemy I can’t fight is the one I don’t know.”

“There is no fight if they never know you.”

I just finished Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones and I’m still UTTERLY SPELLBOUND…SPINNING from the suspense where I’m still SPEECHLESS!!! I’m in a DREAMY DAZE. I can’t think straight. This story has not released my soul that is still swimming in a sea of suspense. My heart is still furiously beating out of my chest, racing like an Olympic runner. My body is going through the motions, directed
OH MAN! OH MAN! OH MAN! This was SO FREAKING GOOD! I am REALLY enjoying this series from the amazing Lisa Renee Jones. I didn't think she could top her INSIDE OUT SERIES, but HOT DAMN, The Dirty Money Series is raising the bar on romantic suspense for sure! DAMAGE CONTROL is book two in this intense and intricate sexy series, and it must be read after HARD RULES. If you don't like cliffhangers, walk away now. This series is not for you. If you like scorching hot passionate romance with edge-of-y ...more blog~
Feb 15, 2017 blog~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) is by author Lisa Rene Jones.
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Read: February 15, 2017
Series: Dirty Money: #1 Hard Rules; #2 Damage Control; #3 Bad Deeds; #4 End Game
My Rating: 5
Cover: 5
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the author via NetGalley*

DIRTY MONEY is about the Brandon family corporate empire, where power, sex, and deceit drive every action, and two brothers, Shane and Derek vie for control. Shane will try to
Mar 07, 2017 Carlabulian rated it really liked it
Livro tenso, cheio de surpresas e reviravoltas. Recomendo!
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Oh what a tangled web we weave....

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review

#Shamily is back!

Firstly, thank you Ms Jones for the run down at the beginning of the book, reminding us of what happened in Hard Rules - my terrible bookzheimer's really appreciated it!

We are dragged straight back into the Brandon world with Damage Control, and it is full throttle from the first word to the last.

So many twists and turns, you never know who or what to believe

For eac
Feb 21, 2017 Laura rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author Via Netgalley***


This one starts about 6 seconds after Hard Rules ends. This is a good thing if you have read Hard Rules, as you want to know what in the world is going on.

Now is a good time to mention, this is not a standalone. You do have the author, thanks for this, in the notes at the beginning, give a sum up of what has happened. But it is a sum up and you are in no way ready to start the ride at this one.

And, what a ride. With spoilers around every corner.
Feb 25, 2017 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Damage Control picks up at the exact moment Hard Rules ends, Lisa provides a comprehensive recap at the beginning of the book so readers can enter the story with the same amount of trepidations and tension they had at the end of the previous one, lol.

Shane is confused and angry at Emily's secrets, his feelings are exaggerated due to the continued manipulation he has experienced at the hands of his family. His reactions are emotional and explosive, the complete opposite to his usual calm, control
Stakes are getting higher in the Brandon family business. But who to trust? No one. And that's a lesson Shane has learned, to survive in his family he can't let his guard down.
A brother meddling with a drug cartel.
A mother playing both sides of the field but with ulterior motives.
A father who is dying and seems to be Shane's only ally.
Not everything is as it seems, but Shane has one constant. Emily.
But even the woman he loves is keeping secrets.

The plot is building up to something huge! Well
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
In this continuation of Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series is just wow omg wow!!!

There is just something about a true powerfully hot alpha male, with that wonderfully protective soft side that falls hard for a strong willed, stubborn and not submissive woman that just rings all my bells!!!

Shane Brandon is in the throes of chaos!  Trying to save his company, his woman and his soul!  Lisa Renee
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Shane and Emily finally must confront the secrets they both are keeping, as Emily's past is revealed to be anything but true. Shane thinks she's there to ruin him, to take part in his family problems, but she just wants to protect him, from herself and the secrets she runs from. She runs, but Shane can't seem to let her go, he cares more than he's willing to admit. Despite their desire to protect the other they start to lean on one another, finding a
Mandie *Foxylutely Books!*
This is the second book in the Dirty Money series and picks up straight after where the first book, Hard Rules, ended.

The power control between the two Brandon brothers continues for control of their father’s empire. Derek being in the dark murky world of corruption and Shane, trying to pull the business away from the shady side. There is a lot more of the story that unfolds but the suspense and tension continues. Shane, never having anyone to trust is conflicted with his feelings for Emily. He
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Feb 24, 2017 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-2017
Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Renee Jones
4 stars!!!

“The people closest to you can hurt you the most.”

Damage Control is the second book in the Dirty Money trilogy and I seriously cannot wait for book three, Dirty Deeds. Damage Control begins where Hard Rules left off with Shane and Emily’s relationship up in the air as the proverbial “who to trust” is constantly batted to and fro. Everyone in this book has their own agenda, some good and some bad but from what we know so far, the ba
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4 Suspenseful CROWNS

Lisa Renee Jones has delivered another novel filled with twists and turns that will leave the reader questioning who will win control of the Brandon empire.

This story from the opening pages starts off with a bang. Emily and Shane are struggling to deal with the revelations that were revealed at the end of the Hard Rules. Even with the amount of stress these two are under, they still remain relatively the same. Shane is still battling for the morality of his c
Heather C
Feb 20, 2017 Heather C rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, feb-2017
"He tastes of all things I crave. Power. Control. Passion."

First and foremost, if you have not read Hard Rules, DO NOT READ Damage Control until you have. This book picks up right after Hard Rules ends and it gives you a spoiler recap. This review will be pretty short and simple in order not to give away any spoilers for either book.

Shane finally discovers the secrets that Emily has been hiding from him and their world is turned upside down. Now they are faced with multiple threats and a lot of
Feb 27, 2017 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love Shane and Emily. This is the second book in the Dirty Money series and I am absolutely hooked. Can't wait to see what happens in Bad Deeds and to see what will happen between Shane and Emily. I have a feeling this isn't going to be easy for them.
Becky Rendon
Feb 13, 2017 Becky Rendon rated it really liked it
No more secrets...

When the entirety of your life is a twisted chess match, secrets can be helpful or detrimental. In corporate takeover...In waging a war on drugs...In a relationship that is oozing lies...

Who knows where no more secrets will land them? Shane and Emily are on a path that neither saw coming. What was supposed to be a one night stand is very much more. But both of them have secrets, and both of them are hiding.

Will they reveal the darkest parts? Is it easier to lie? Or walk away?

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

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Dirty Money (4 books)
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