*I received a free copy of Damage Control from St. Martin's Press via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Dirty Money #2
Published by St. Martin's Press on 21 February 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Suspense
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.
There is even more action and danger in Damage Control than in the first book. Emily and Shane have a lot difficulties to deal with; most of it outside of their control.
Danger galore in Damage Control. And the familial relationships are more than tense. Emily is still keeping back part of herself, as she is too afraid her past will catch up with her and damage Shane. The plot moves forward nicely, and the pace is fairly even. There are a lot of sex scenes, and sometimes, I skimmed part of them, as I didn’t feel they always added something to the actual story.
Shane is fairly standoffish in some ways, but he really cares for Emily. She has some dark secrets that come to light in Damage Control. Shane’s family is like a viper nest, though, it’s impossible to know who to trust. Good thing Shane’s assistant and some of his hired hands are on hand to make sure Shane and Emily stay as safe as possible.
Writing style :
First person present tense – which brings the reader right into the action. Chapters from either Emily’s or Shane’s point of view.
Not that many, the suspense was the main feel I had when it comes to Damage Control.
Seth and his team search for Emily both inside and outside the property, while I check every spot in the hotel her access key and codes will get her, thinking she could be hiding to throw off our search.
It’s cold and snowing when I step outside, close to twenty degrees, if I estimate right, which means there is no way Emily, who gets chilled even on warmer nights, is going to be lingering outside.
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