Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips

Going Down Easy (Billionaire Bad Boys #1)
by Carly Phillips
Published: July 19, 2016
Published by: CP Publishing
Source: From Author for Review
Links: GR | Amazon | B&N
Meet Kaden Barnes.

Alpha-licious in the most unexpected ways, Kaden Barnes always gets what he wants.

Enigmatic and exacting, he's unable to keep an assistant for long. Until Lexie Parker arrives. She's no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden's dirtiest fantasies.

When their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, Kaden may think he’s calling the shots, but for this billionaire bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.

Peyton's Thoughts

I have always been a Carly Phillips fan, so I was excited for this new series! As usual, I am always worried going into a new series. New characters, new issues and the thought that this series might not live up to what I am use to from that particular author. No worries here! I have completely fallen in love with the Bad Boy Billionaires and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of these page turners!

Lexie was such a joy to read about! Her struggle was real, and it was one that people face on a daily basis in some of their lives, so it was easy to relate to. I loved her drive, her passion, he loyalty and the fact that no matter what life threw at her, she was determined to keep going on and pushing forward. She was pulled in so many different directions in this novel, but was able to LIVE before she ever met Kaden. I am in love with the heroines that do no need a man to make them able to live, but the ones who meet the men that make them the BEST version of themselves.
“Make no mistake, no matter what, I intend to pursue you, Lexie. To make it difficult, if not impossible for you to walk away … So?”
She looked up at him with wide blue eyes. “You’re a hard man to say no to,” she murmured.
He felt himself grin. “That’s what I was hoping you’d say.”
Kaden is emotional and alpha all at the same time. His heart is soft, his mind is sharp and he knows what he wants. He has such a drive and passion that it literally seeps from the pages. You could feel every feeling he had and see things through his eyes. I wanted to hug him several times - but other times I wanted to reach through the book and just shake the mess out of him. I have never been so invested in a character before that I felt the need to yell out loud at some of the things that were happening.

This novel touches on mental illness, which is sometimes tricky to do. I think it was handled with grace and that the outcome was one that was thought out and the lead up was well executed. Carly Phillips wrote a novel that tackled real life issues, while still sucking you into a world built entirely in your imagination. I felt like a little kid again that picked up a book for the first time and as the story started forming behind my eyes, I fell in love. Lets not forget about the secondary characters. Lexie's sister and father play a pretty big part in this novel and without them, it would not have been able to come full circle.

I would recommend this novel to all Carly Phillips fans and those who love romance in general! This is a def must read! Awaiting Going Down Fast!

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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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  1. I read my very first Carly Phillips book just recently, Dirty Sexy Saint, and LOVED it! I'm a new fan, and so now I'll have to add this one to my TBR as well! I got you as a comment partner at the perfect time with my current obsession with this type of book! :-)

    1. I am so glad I was able to help you find some awesome books! :) Feel free to come back anytime after this month.. I am obsessed with this genre and there will be plenty here for you to snag some read ideas! Carly is amazing! I'd love to hear what you think of her novels when you get around to reading some :)