Review Tour : Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips

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Going Down Fast by Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys #2
Release Date: October 11th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

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 straights, 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.

The second stand-alone novel in the Billionaire Bad Boys series by New York Times Bestseller Carly Phillips.

My Review

Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars

Going Down Fast is the second installment in Carly Phillips « Billionaire Bad Boys »series about three college friends turned billionaire tech businessmen, after the mega successful launch of their social media app. This book features Lucas Monroe and his childhood friend, Maxie.

Lucas has always been attracted to Maxie, but he never managed to make a move on her, until she married his older brother, Keith. But she remains the girl of his dreams. Maxie is now a widow, and her deceased husband left her penniless. She is deeply hurt when she discovers the truth about Keith. He abused her emotionally, but on top of that he was a thief, a liar and a gambler.

Lucas’ relationship with his brother was toxic. Keith was competitive, thrived on his younger brother’s insecurities and bullied him during their childhood. Lucas doesn’t hesitate to step in and offers Maxie to move in with him, until she gets back on her feet. Their first moments together are awkward. Maxie’s computer-loving friend has become a very sexy man and they are consumed by their mutual attraction. Maxie was deceived by her husband, is she ready to trust Lucas? He is ready to give her space and time, but refuses to give up on them now that the stars have aligned properly for them.

I loved this book. I’m a sucker for second chances romances, and Carly Phillips delivered a sweet, heartfelt and sexy story. Lucas made me swoon, he is so generous and easygoing. He got lucky and intends to give back, sponsoring projects helping bullied adolescents. The characters’ interactions felt real. I enjoyed the pace of this book, with enough suspense to keep me flipping the pages. This book is a definite keeper on my shelf!

An advanced copy of this book was provided by the author and Social Butterfly PR.

Excerpt:

“Something smells incredible,” Lucas said, his voice growing closer.

He entered the room, his big body filling up the kitchen despite its substantial size for a Manhattan apartment. She looked him over through lowered lashes. Though it was a workday, his wardrobe choice consisted of a pair of faded jeans and a black tee shirt with the Blink logo. He looked as delicious as her cookies, and she wanted to take a bite out of him.

Her thoughts stopped her in her tracks, and she felt her face flush. But his gaze was focused on the tin of treats, and he didn’t notice her heated cheeks or her traitorous hormones. He walked over, picked up one hot, melty cookie, and devoured it in one bite.

“Mmm,” he said, closing his eyes and swallowing with a satisfied groan.

Her girlie parts tingled. Yep, that’s how she chose to think of them. If she got any more specific, she’d be blushing more and in deeper trouble than she already was.

“Good?” she managed to ask.

“Delicious. You’re a woman of many talents,” he said, the compliment warming her.

“Thank you.”

A smear of chocolate sat on his lower lips. Unable and unwilling to stop herself, she stepped closer, reached out, and ran her finger over his mouth, transferring the chocolate from him to her.

She glanced at the gooey substance, hesitated a fraction of a second, and slid her finger into her mouth, licking off the remainder of the treat. Maybe it was her imagination, but she could swear she tasted Lucas on her tongue. She knew damn well she felt him low down in her sex. To hell with embarrassment, thanks to Lucas all she could do was feel.

His heavy-lidded gaze locked with hers. “Maxie,” he said on a groan.

Her breasts tingled at the low rumble in his voice. Like the other night, she was playing with fire. But unlike the other night, she was feeling stronger and more in control. Just the fact that she had a job interview emboldened her and gave her strength, more like the Maxie Sullivan she’d been before Keith manipulated and warped her mind.

“Lucas.” She whispered his name.

“Walk away,” he said, his body taut and vibrating with what she knew was the same desire shooting through her veins.

“I can’t.”

His gaze darkened. “Then run before we do something you’ll regret.”

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Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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