I Kind of Loved It!
End Game is the finale of Shane and Emily’s story and picks up right where Bad Deeds ends, with lots of blood, and two lives at stake!
After the ending of Bad Deeds I was on pins and needles waiting for this book to release, I needed to know what was going to happen to Emily and Derek, who would survive, what would happen to Brandon Enterprise, and would Derek ever really get rid of the cartel? All of these questions are answered, some quicker than others in this book, but trust me, you will get all of the answers you have been waiting for since Hard Rules released some time ago.
This book is told in two parts, the first part is told in Shane’s point of view and is more tragic, sad, and reflective. We really get to see inside of Shane’s head in this part of the book and see him struggle with so many things. We see him go into some dark places as well as see how his brain really works. I enjoyed seeing him work through things, and come to peace with how things had gone down as well as how things were going. I hated seeing him struggle with some things and my heart broke for him over and over in this part of the book, but I understood the pain he was going through, and I think anyone in his spot would have felt the same way as him.
The second part of the book is a much happier and lighter part of the book, but still has some dark undertones, but we do get to see Shane and Emily finally start to dig out from under everything they have been going through for so long and start to move forward. They still have so far to go, but seeing them start to move forward and not looking back was amazing. I did enjoy this part of the book but I wished it would have been longer and that it wouldn’t have ended so soon. This is the part of the the series I, and I think all readers of the series, have been waiting for, for so long and it was just over too soon for me. I did love how things ended jp for Emily and Shane, but I needed MORE!
This was an amazing ending to the Dirty Money Series, and everything was tied up in a pretty little bow, but as a reader I want more Shane and Emily. I am so excited that we will be getting Seth’s story and I hope one day we will get Jessica’s and maybe a novella or a continuation of Shane and Emily as well. Lisa Renee Jones did an amazing job in this series and telling the story of a power struggle of all power struggles withing a corrupt family and a lost girl who found love when she least expected it. This is a series everyone should read, and I highly recommend it!