The End Game by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Live & Review!

Also in this series: Hard Rules (Dirty Money, #1)
The End Game by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Live & Review!Also by this author: Hard Rules (Dirty Money, #1)
End Game (Dirty Money, #4) by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on January 2, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 226
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How deep can you love?

Passion and danger collide in the explosive finale to Emily and Shane's story.

After tragedy strikes, Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by darkness. He will fight for the woman he loves. He will destroy his enemy. He will not back down. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before.

Every thread weaves a dangerous web. Emily and Derek. Brandon Senior. Maggie and her affair. The leader of the dangerous cartel who’s wedged itself inside the Brandon Empire. It all comes to a head in the shattering conclusion to the Dirty Money series.


Well, the End Game is supposed to wrap up the Dirty Money Series but much like the author, I’m not ready to let go. So I’ll hold on to hope that one day, we’ll get more of Shane and Emily. These two have been through so much together and watching them evolve into the people that they were always meant to be has been rewarding, even though it came with a bunch of bumps and bruises along the way.

As stated before, End Game is the end of a series and should not be read as a standalone. If you haven’t read the other books, stop and do that now. Trust me, you’ll be starting a series that will be so full of ups and downs. You’ll get sucked in and fall in love with Shane and Emily just like I did.

Bad Deeds left us on one big cliffhanger and End Game picks up right where that ended. Of course, someone dies and I will be honest, I didn’t know it would stir the emotions in me like it did. I was already emotional just from the loss but then you add in Shane’s reality of coping and the pain and sadness that he goes through pulled hard at my heart strings.

“I’m the only one foolish enough to invite myself to stand in the center of the storm. It’s where I’ve always lived and where I belong.” 

See? My heart bled for Shane as he goes battles all of the emotions of not only the death of a loved one but facing everything that has happened in the past. Thankfully I get comfort in knowing that Shane merged into one of the best men I’ve read in a very long time. He’s strong, confident yet vulnerable, absolutely in love, loyal and fierce. Everything he does is for his family and Emily and I have fallen in love with him just like Emily did.

And then there’s Emily. She’s just as strong and fierce and the only person that could ever compliment Shane. As with every book in this series, Emily continues to grow into the strong woman that we always knew she was. She’s so pure and lovable that it’s easy to fall in love with her like it is with Shane. I just love the two of them. Individually and together.

Overall, I’ve enjoyed The Dirty Money Series and End Game wraps up Shane and Emily’s story in the perfect way. Even though I’m greedy and want more, I’m happy where it ended.



About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd 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. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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