Title: End Game
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: St Martins Press 1/2/18
Length: 221 Pages
Series: Dirty Money #4
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.
What we get here is a supposed conclusion to a series that is ended just how Ms Jones ends quite a few of hers. Way too open ended for our liking and the opportunity to come back into the world of the main characters that we love so much at a later date in time. All the while, setting up the story for a spinoff of sorts so that we know that we’re not done with all these folks just yet.
This has been a roller coaster of a series – we see Shane and Emily going from trust issues to love, from life to death and back again, and to major decisions needing to be made to not only make sure that professionally there’s something to come home to, but personally a home to go home to.
The dynamic between these two mains is classic Lisa Renee Jones. We see two incredibly strong people who have their own baggage from their past to get over, and when they manage to work together for the greater good – only good will happen. There’s a romance that some how manages to supersede it all and friendships that are developed on the side that prove to be something that’s important.
Add onto all of that some cartel folks that want them dead, and of course that means that some of those that we love die, a terminal illness still threatening to take the life of senior, a wife who wants more than what her husband is offering, and brothers who will never be on the same page no matter how hard they fight. Like i said – roller coaster.
Interspersed along with all of that, we have a great romance, some really intense chemistry and a story that makes you really upset to see it over and done with. We still have no idea who’s going to survive, who’s safe and who’s not. Who’s really dead and what that means for business and life. So on that note, i think that we get what we were hoping for in a jam packed finale, yet nothing that we wanted since it’s still way way too open. I hope you guys share that sentiment, and check it out as well. enjoy!