Going Down Hard (Billionaire Bad Boys Book 3) by Carly Phillips


Date of Publication: February 21, 2017



A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

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 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 screw 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.




* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4 Reconnecting Stars ~

What happens when the past continues to interfere with your happiness??

Going Down Hard is the third standalone novel in Carly Phillips Billionaire Bad Boys Series and it is just as good as the first two. I thoroughly enjoy this series and am truly happy to see that there will be a fourth book 🙂

This book is kind of a second chance romance, but not really because Derek and Cassie are never really together when they were younger, just had feelings for each other before they are separated for some years. So I guess it follows on the same theme as a second chance romance. I absolutely love Carly’s writing style. She gets to the heart of the story right away without adding a bunch of filler that slows the pace of the book down. The flow and pace of this book was perfect. I find her storylines and characters great and relatable. You can’t help but fall in love with all the characters she introduces in her stories. Yes she has the characters that you love to hate as well, but I won’t linger on them.

Going Down Hard is a quicker read and not full of a lot of drama. There was just enough to keep things interesting and wanting the reader to keep turning the pages. The only thing I wish would’ve happened and that I felt was a little anticlimactic…was the solution with Spencer. I wanted to know more about that situation….I felt it wrapped up too quickly and easily. But that didn’t diminish my enjoyment of this book.

In this book we follow Cassie and Derek. Derek is the third partner in the Blink Corporation that was he started with his college buddies. Derek was raised in a poor family, whose parents were a maid and a gardener for the Storms. That is how he knew Cassie when they were younger. He was infatuated with her and they shared a special moment only to have it destroyed later by something that was said but not meant. Now years later Cassie is trying to prove herself to her father so that he will hand over their family business to her. She reconnects with Derek when she decides to do an article for her tech magazine and wants to interview him. Will Derek open himself up to her?? Can he ever get over what Cassie did in the past and how her family hurt his?? Read this book to find out.

I enjoyed reconnecting with the past couples of the other books. This book is completely a standalone and the previous books are not required to be read first. Although I recommend reading them all at some point, because this is a great series and one you’ll want to revisit many times over.

Definitely worth your time to read this book!!!!






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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 www.carlyphillips.com.


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