Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones

5 Stars



One of the things I love most about Lisa Renee Jones and her novels is that with most of her books she starts off with this letter to the reader that recaps the last book for you. It allows me jump right in without having to do a complete re-read. I adore it. I find it one of the most helpful things an author can do. I know it isn't necessary, but it truly does help when it has been awhile since the previous book.

Okay. Now onto the WONDERFUL EPICNESS that was this novel.

I read it a few months back and just went and did a re-read. It was twice as good the second time. I swear. Lisa has crafted such complex characters in this novel with a story line that both engages and leaves you pondering and scheming right along with it.

Emily finally has to let everything come to the light. With the ending that we were left with I KNEW (or at least hoped) that Lisa was going to finally give us all the secrets. Thank goodness we finally start making headway on the chaos that is the cartel.

Then everything started moving really fast and I got hooked like an addict searching for another fix. I wanted to know what was coming next and if things were going to play out the way we all hoped. It was energizing to read.

By the time I got to the end of the book I was not only gripping my iPad like my life depended on that next page, but I was 100% TEAM SHEMILY or, whatever their team name is. I'm working on it.

All I know is they WILL get their happily ever, no matter who I need to bribe to make it happen. Cartels be darned.


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.