Review – Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips



Derek West may just be my favorite Billionaire Bad Boy!

He came from the most humble of beginnings. The son of servants for the wealthy Storm family. But he always wanted more and vowed to do whatever it took to be a success. He always had an eye for Cassie Storm. She was different, warmer than the rest of the Storms. Or so he thought. One conversation proved to Derek that she was no different than the rest of her family, looking down on the help. The conversation left him angry but determined. One thing for sure – he would prove them all wrong.

And prove them wrong he does! He’s sexy, a little bit of a know it all. He’s delicious and he knows that he’s got the looks that kill. He can have anyone he wants. But more importantly, he’s brilliant. Driven to give his family the very best of everything. I was drawn to him immediately. I couldn’t help but root for him from page one.

Cassie Storm was nothing like her father and certainly not all like her mother. But she knew her place and she had to follow along to get along in her father’s world. Still Cassie wants more than to be some pretty face. Her grandfather’s publishing company is her ticket to proving to her father that once and for all she’s just as good as her brother… that she’s worthy and can make the company thrive again. Cassie knows how to make that happen – interview the hottest self made billionaire in the tech business. That happens to be someone she has a rather unpleasant past with… Derek West.

Despite being hurt and disappointed in Cassie, Derek agrees to talk to Cassie. Together they learn alot about each other and the assumptions that they have made about each other. Maybe he was wrong to believe that Cassie is just like her privileged and entitled family. Maybe she should have stood up to her family a very long time ago. The chemistry between is undeniable. That has never gone away. Can these two find a way to make their back to each and give love a second chance?

I loved this story! It was everything that I’ve come to expect from another amazing Carly Phillips story – amazing passion, sweet and senual romance…. strong sexy I’m-not-stopping-until-I-get-the girl alphas, fiercely independent leading ladies that we grow to adore and secondary characters that make us take a second and third look. If Carly had ended the series with Derek with the readers knowing that he, Kaden and Lucas had found their happily ever after this series would be complete and totally satisfying. Alas, that’s not Carly’s style. She gave another glimpse at a couple whose story is waiting to be told … and I cannot wait to see what Carly has up her sleeves!


5 Second Chance Stars!




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

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family’s company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

*All Billionaire Bad Boys Novels can be read as standalones.*



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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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