New Release Review: Going Down Fast by Carly Phillips

Posted October 13, 2016 by Emily in Book Review / 0 Comments

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New Release Review: Going Down Fast by Carly PhillipsGoing Down Fast by Carly Phillips
Published by CP Publishing on October 11th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 148
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Heat Index:three-flames

A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel. 

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell. 

Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God. He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he's ever wanted is off limits and always has been. When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straits, the only man she can turn to is the one she's always secretly loved: her childhood best friend.  Can they trust their hearts and make a future, or will their complicated pasts stand in the way?

This bad boy is going down fast … 

And going down fast has never felt so right.

Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Also by this author: Dare to Rock, Dare To Seduce, Dirty Sexy Saint

Maxie and Lucas were childhood best friends, whose connection could have grown into something deeper and more mature —much sooner— had they had the courage to share their feelings. Circumstances (in the form of a total dirtbag) got in the way of romance, but nothing could fill to space in Maxie and Lucas’ hearts that belonged to the other.

Lucas’ superior intelligence and ‘nerdy’ interests made his childhood difficult. Cast as an outsider at school, he found no relief at home due to the constant bullying of his obnoxious ‘cooler’ older brother and his parents’ perceived indifference. Leaving home allowed him to become his true self and learn his own worth —all while amassing a huge bank account and a killer bod. The billions of dollars and the tatted muscles are just icing on the cake: Lucas is a truly good man, whose kind heart and sensitive nature make him a catch no matter this bank account balance (let’s be honest, the abs of steel don’t hurt matters).

Maxie always saw the man Lucas was meant to be, she never cared if he was ‘cool’ (or even ‘hot’). He was her best friend, and he was worth waiting for. Unfortunately, there comes a time when Maxie becomes convinced that Lucas is moving on without her. Even tying herself to another man does not keep Lucas from being there for her during the most painful time in her life.

When Maxie finds herself betrayed, deceived, and alone, it is Lucas who gives her strength and support. Maxie has difficulty accepting Lucas’ assistance, seeing it as an obstacle to her newly gained independence. At times this seemed like a manufactured stumbling block to a happy ending, but given Maxie’s history, it’s understandable. Any more indecision regarding moving forward on Maxie’s part would have sent too many mixed signals to Lucas and would have torpedoed her character development. There’s only so much a guy can take, even a near perfect one like Lucas.

Lucas’ friends and co-workers helped round out the secondary characters, giving much-needed levity at the appropriate times, and a threat from Maxie’s past was drawn out just enough to add a sense of suspense and danger.

Author Carly Philipps created two honest and loving characters in Maxie and Lucas, whose dynamic relationship together drive the heartfelt Going Down Fast to its satisfying conclusion.

About the Author:

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at

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Previous/Other books in the Billionaire Bad Boys series

Going Down Easy
Billionaire Bad Boys #1


GOING DOWN EASY BY Carly PhillipsBillionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always getting his way.

Enigmatic and exacting, he’s unable to keep an assistant for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies.

As their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, neither can control the explosive outcome when they finally give in to their desires. He may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.


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