Going Down Hard
Book 3, Billionaire Bad Boys
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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.
Another Great Book in the Series
If I could have given Going Down Hard more than five stars, I would have! I loved, loved, loved Going Down Hard so much! I was hooked within the first few pages; the plot mesmerized me and kept me reading straight through to the end in one day! And I fell as completely for Derek as Cassie did. This is the one of the best books I've read in a while, and I highly recommend it to everyone!
The characters were complex, believable, and likable. Derek is a billionaire businessman with a past that haunts him, a rags to riches story of sorts. Cassie is a journalist who knew Derek in the past. It seems as if they have a second chance to explore the attraction they felt as teenagers. But can they overlook their pasts and trust each other? Can their families accept them if they do?
This is the third book in the Billionaire Bad Boy series, and I can't wait to read the next one! Despite being part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone. I was already a big Carly Phillips fan, but she has really outdone herself with this series!
As soon as a book by Carly Phillips hits my kindle, I know I'll stop reading any other books until I've devoured her new book. Going Down Hard was no different. I literally stopped reading everything else to read Cassie and Derek's story and I'm so glad I did.
Derek and Cassie knew each other as teens, as Derek's parents worked for Cassie's parents. I'll be honest and say after an interaction between Cassie and her friends when she was in high school; I was a little worried about liking her. I didn't like how she acted when talking with her rich friends about Derek. However, my fears were quickly dispelled when Cassie was absolutely up front with Derek and apologized the very first time they saw each other again for how she acted. Her actions showed me Cassie was truly sorry for her actions all those years ago and gave me hope Derek and Cassie could have a real relationship. I did worry some about Derek letting go of some of the past regarding Cassie's parents and his parents. Honestly I completely understood his anger at Cassie's dad, but worried in the long run it would be too big of an obstacle for them to have in their relationship.
I loved that there was amazing chemistry between Derek and Cassie from the moment they saw one another again. Seriously their lovemaking steamed up the screen on my kindle it was so hot. I found myself loving how protective Derek was of Cassie and actually felt like she was pretty protective of him as well as she continued to learn more and more about his past. I love that Derek stepped up to help Cassie out each time her dad and brother were totally tools. I seriously hated both Cassie's dad and her brother so much as I saw how they both treated Cassie much of the time. I will say I felt like her father finally stepped up for his daughter by the end of the book.
Derek and Cassie both had to work to get past everything that had happened in the past. I loved that Cassie wasn't willing to accept the story she had always been told about Derek's parents leaving once she heard his side of the story. Honestly, I figured out what had really happened long before it was discovered, but have to say I loved how Cassie's parent responded to the truth. I think their response was part of why I knew that Derek and Cassie could make it despite their past. I found myself loving them more and more as a couple as they dealt with all that had happened in the past and move forward with their future.
While I feel like Going Down Hard can completely be read as a stand alone book, as it focuses on Cassie and Derek's story, I did love we got to spend time with all the characters from the first two books. I believe you understand the dynamics of all the characters better by reading all the books in order. I love we will finally get Kendall and Julian's story with Going In Deep. I've loved the first 3 books in the series and have a feeling that Kendall and Julian's story will destroy me in the best way possible.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
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Fell hard for third in the series
This is the third book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series from Carly Phillips. This is Derek West and Cassandra (Cassie) Storms book and they are made for each other. Reading how they fought their pasts and others around them was a great story to read, it is one of the best books because you see all of the partners and there significant others in the book but if you haven't read those books you won't be lost. This also set up for the next book in the series. Carly Phillips again makes you want more and makes it hard to put a book down.