New Release & ARC Review: Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys, #2) by Carly Phillips

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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.

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The second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, and another sexy and romantic read with a nice touch of drama and, this time, a friends-to-lovers romance.

Lucas and Maxie were childhood best friends. There were always feelings there, but twisted circumstances kept them apart and Maxie married somebody else. But even though she was out of reach, Lucas’ feelings for Maxie never changed. The death of Maxie’s husband sees her free from a bad situation, and when the depths of his deceit is uncovered, Maxie finds herself in trouble, and it’s Lucas that she turns to for help.

Lucas and his best friends hit the jackpot in business, but he’s never been able to move on from the one woman he has always loved but never been able to have. Now she is in living in his house, and there’s no way he’s letting her go this time.

“I’ll play by your rules, but fuck, Maxie, I crave you.”

You can feel the chemistry between Lucas and Maxie, and though they initially try to keep their distance from each other, with both of them wanting what has been denied of them for so long, the sexual tension sizzles!

“Walk away.”
“I can’t.”
“Then run before we do something you’ll regret.”
“Or I’m going to pull you against me and kiss you. I’m going to taste that sexy mouth of yours, and while I’m doing it, you’re going to feel exactly how much I want you. Will you run again then?”
“Oh God…Do it.”

It’s hot and intense as Lucas and Maxi finally cave into their insane lust for each other. Their connection is clearly more than just sexual, and I really enjoyed seeing them finally be able to take that step, open up to each other and fully embrace their feelings.

“I’m going to be right here. By your side. I’m not going to let our time pass us by. No way. No how.”

But the ghost of Maxie’s husband still lingers, and his shady dealings are about to threaten all that she and Lucas have found together. How far will Lucas be willing to go to save his girl? And can these two ever get the happy ending that they so desperately deserve?

I really enjoyed this book. It was a short, steamy read that moved quickly with a nice amount of emotion, and a romance I was invested in. Maxie and Lucas are great characters, and I loved how their relationship worked – they had issues they need to deal with, and they did, they moved past it, and they are honest and functional together, and combined with their crazy passion for each other, they are a wonderful couple. The sexy time was hot, the romance was gorgeous, and the drama was tied in nicely to create a nice intensity.

A great read – 3 stars.

An Advanced Reader copy was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


The Billionaire Bad Boys series

Going Down Easy  Going Down Fast  Going Down Hard 

Going Down Easy (#1)
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Going Down Fast (#2)
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Going Down Hard (#3)
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Going in Deep (#4)
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About the Author

Displaying Carly headshot small.jpgAfter 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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