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
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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.