Lisa Renee Jones excels at creating powerful men and women who are determined to live life on their own terms, and fans will be immediately drawn to the dangerous world of Brandon Enterprises. This isn't a romance so much as a magnetic pull, an undeniable chemistry bringing Shane and Emily together in a rush of sexual need, despite their secrets. Eventually that connection is strengthened, but until Emily's big secret is revealed, we're left to wonder how that will affect the relationship.The switch between POV might frustrate some readers because it slows the intensity, but the change allows a more indepth look into the characters.
Shane Brandon wants to turn the Brandon Enterprises asset companies legit by ending years of corruption and deceit, yet his brother challenges his authority at every opportunity. His father is dying, so plans must be made for Shane to garner enough support to takeover the company. He'll need every ounce of control, especially once the mysterious Emily walks into his life. She has a secret that could destroy everything he's worked so hard to accomplish, and she tempts him to break the rules. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Aug., 304 pp., $14.99)