Bad Deeds by Lisa Renee Jones

This is so not fair!!!!!! I literally just finished this book and I now have to wait five freakin months before I find out who is still alive. So yes, there’s a cliffhanger.


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….

-via Goodreads


Oh my freaking gosh, I really can’t with this novel. There’s just so much going on. Seriously I just need a second to regain my composure…

Okay, all good now.

This picks up exactly where Damage Control ends. Threats and promises have been made, some good news for Brandon Senior, too. But what is going on with Mrs. Brandon? Aha who knows with that one.

What I loved about this is that, even while one was upset with the other’s behavior, there was still love and trust in Shane and Emily’s relationship. Which is definitely a good sign. But oh my gosh, I really can’t handle that cliffhanger after reading about the surprise Shane has.

Onto plot-twists….there were so many, I was in heaven. Let’s just say that things seem to improve, somewhat, for Derek. I also realized why he was so angry at Shane, ALL THE TIME… Oh, you want to know, well I’m not going to spoil anything for you.

We also see different sides of Shane. Sure he can be like his father, what son wouldn’t. And yes, Shane and Derek, as well as Shane and Adrian, are very similar while at the same time being so different.

So, other than Shane and Emily, we see other relationships. There’s Derek with Teresa (not a spoiler, since this was mentioned in Damage Control.) Also a blooming romance between Jessica and one of Shane’s security people. I really liked that Derek and Emily are definitely starting to bond.

Then there’s the whole issue of the Martina Cartel and Mike Rogers. This is what this book actually focused on, even though it had all the other juicy bits that make for an amazing story.

Okay, seriously I can’t get over that cliffhanger. I can’t even really write about it the way I have it in my mind because it would be spoiler-y. But it’s so shocking. This is the first time LRJ does something like this. I have a love-hate relationship with this cliffhanger.


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