Review – Going Down Fast by Carly Phillips

This book was great!  Going Down Fast is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series (you don’t have to read book 1 in the series to enjoy this book, but I recommend it, nonetheless).  Lucas and Maxie are the hero and heroine featured in this book and I have to tell you, they have amazing chemistry.  A geeky and shy teenager no more, Lucas is now a man but no matter his age, he has always loved Maxie.  His adolescence has shaped Lucas into the man he is today and that man wants to protect and take care of Maxie, who married his brother.  After the death of his brother (and an absolutely heartbreaking situation that devastates Maxie and changes her forever), Lucas steps up for Maxie, who desperately needs help but really doesn’t want to ask for it.  I love how Lucas treats Maxie.  He shows her how much he cares for her and how different things can be with him, as opposed to his brother (who was a complete and utter douchebag of the first order).  Maxie wants to depend on no one, especially a man.  She is kind and sweet but I loved her strength the most.  She faces a situation at the beginning of this book that would cripple me for life but she finds a way to move on and try to make the best of her life.  She is a character I admired greatly and I loved how she went head to head with Lucas, standing up for herself and her wants and needs.  Together these two characters find a perfect balance.  There is still someone out there that had dealing with her deceased husband who are making things quite problematic for them but they find a way to navigate through the problem while trying to find their footing with each other.  Their passion is incendiary and I had to stop reading a few times just to cool myself off.  Going Down Fast was a delightful read that had a little bit of everything….second chances, love, hot sex, laughter, and suspense. I was entertained and engaged from the beginning and the plot is fast paced and believable.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Would I recommend this book?  Yes

Final Star Rating: 4.5

Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys Book 2) by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: October 11, 2016


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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About Carly Phillips

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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