Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips ~ (Review + Excerpt)

Blog Tour ~ Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips ~ (Review + Excerpt)

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

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.

“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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*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Lucas has been in love with Maxie since he was 10 years old. Unfortunately, back then he was nerdy and shy and couldn't make a move before his older brother snatched her away and married her. 

Maxie is aware that the only man she can count on is Lucas and while she married his brother, she's never been able to stop her deep feelings for Lucas. Her life is turned upside down after her husband's death and Lucas comes to the rescue, will they be able to move past the fact that Maxie married the wrong brother?

While I loved Going Down Easy, I can't quite say the same about Going Down Fast. I liked it, it's well-written and there's no way I can deny Carly Phillips talent at bringing to life a bad boy that can make me swoon like Lucas did. He was amazing, supporting, reliable and all Maxie needed at any given time. 

Unfortunately, I didn't like Maxie. Her stubborness in accepting Lucas' help, when even she accepted he was the only one she could truly trust and rely on, grated on my nerves. Perhaps if we'd been given a few glimpses into the past, I'd been able to see their connection more clearly, as it was, well, it kind of fell flat for me, despite the uber hot sex scenes. 

The suspense portion was intriguing, and I hated Lucas' brother with the fire of a thousand suns and really, Lucas' father wasn't that far behind, at least until the end. I loved that Lucas got to tell him how he'd done wrong with him when they were younger.

At any rate, I think fans of the series and of Carly Phillips, will like this new installment and enjoy it. I loved the cameos from the Blink guys and Lexie and I can't wait for Derek's story. Recommendable!

Rating: 4 Stars!

Other books in the series:

Going Down Hard, Book 3 - Feb. 21, 2017 - Preorder!
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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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