Friday, February 24, 2017

Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips Blog Tour

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 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.

A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Whenever I pick up a book by Carly Phillips, I know I'm going to a find a story that is going to pull me in and I won't put it down until I'm finished. That happened once again with Going Down Hard.

Derek West is a self-made man, growing up poor and disadvantaged, he managed to go to college on a scholarship and, along with three of buddies, created an app that stormed the tech world. The people his family worked for were rich and powerful, but mostly conceited and arrogant. Except for Cassandra, she seems to be real and hiding it beneath the superficial veneer.

Cassie Storm is doing everything she can to save the PR empire her grandfather started but her father is set is in his old ways and hasn't embraced the tech age. But today, her father is going to make announcement that is going to change her life forever – she knows that he is going to give her a chance to turn this company around. Until he gives it to her brother, the wayward Spencer Storm, who's been living it up in Europe doing who knows what and being irresponsible.

This is a second chance story intertwined with family drama. I love the way that Ms. Phillips can take a simple plot line and thread complex throughout.

The next book in this series is about Julian and Kendall and I honestly can't wait to see how she redeems Julian and makes him worth rooting for.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
Triggers: Sexism

Derek is looking for revenge. He was living a good life with his mom and dad. His parents were servants in Cassie's house. When the unthinkable happens, not only does his dad become ill, but they don't have the money or insurance to help him recover. Derek sees buying Cassie's dad's company as an opportunity to right the wrongs of his past. What he doesn't realize is that his mom has already moved beyond the past and hopes that he will too.

Cassie is trying to show her father that she is capable of taking over his beloved company – bring it into the 21st century – into the cyber age. When she is passed over because her brother decided to come home, she can't help but be livid. But not only does her father undervalue her worth, he then allows the prodigal son to come home and kick her out of her house. I hated Cassie's family. They were self-centered, narcissistic, and entitled beyond belief. I had a difficult time understanding how she was not a product of her environment. But in the end, she came out the winner and her family had to kind of slither back into their dark bubble.

This is a story about overcoming obstacles that they thought defined them, but came to realize when they chose a different path, they were able to break away.

3.5 stars

This is the third in a linked series – and there is another to come, which also sounds good.

The story revolves around two people who may have been worlds apart when they grew up, but through hard work, Derek is now even wealthier than his parents' former employers and family. He also bears a serious grudge against them, as they destroyed his parents' reputation and, in his views, their lives.

When his opportunity to get his revenge presents itself, he finds that Cassie, his teenage crush, is in fact maybe not who he had imagined her to be at all. We get to see them come to terms with their feelings for each other, and the way that they start to trust and open up to each other. This is really enjoyable to read and the story moves very quickly. In addition to the duo, we get to know a bit more about both their mothers, and how their views on events are very different. I think this worked really well at explaining how perception can seriously affect one's views.

This is a well-paced, sexy read, and leads seamlessly into what to anticipate in the next release.

Carly Phillips has quickly become a go to author – I don’t even need a blurb anymore, her books are always fantastic and this one is no exception!

Cassie Storm’s family comes from money while Derek West’s family works for Cassie’s. When Derek and Cassie are teens they have a crush on one another, but when Cassie’s friends laugh that Derek is nothing but the help, their relationship ends before even beginning. Now, years later, Derek has one thing on his mind. Revenge against the Storm family for firing his parents and leaving them with nothing, and now that Derek is a tech god, revenge is in sight. Cassie is working at her father’s company with hopes of taking over one day – while Derek has hopes to buyout and dismantle the company. When Cassie approaches Derek for an interview, Derek sees it at the perfect opportunity to begin his plan. The only problem is, his feelings for Cassie throw a wrench in the middle of everything.

I really enjoyed the fast pace of this read, from one chapter to the next it’s just a book you won’t want to put down. Derek was one of my favorite Billionaire Bad Boys yet. I can’t wait to see what Carly Phillips releases next!

Also Available in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Going Down Easy Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Going Down Fast Blog Tour.

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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Going Down Hard (Billionaire Bad Boys #3) by Carly Phillips to read and review for this tour.

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