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Going Down Hard (Billionaire Bad Boys #3)

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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 De
Expected publication: February 21st 2017
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


I enjoyed this one for the most part. It was well-written. Had a nice pace to it. The sex scenes were hot (not smokin' hot). It was fairly low angst and had no OW/OM drama. It also had some interesting side characters (I am especially interested in Julian and Kendall's book.) A VERY lovable heroine and if I was to rate it on Cassie alone the book would have been 5 stars.


Unfortunately, I didn't particularly like Derek. He is one of those heroes that carries a chip on his shoulder over what life
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Feb 09, 2017 Cristina | CristiinaReads rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳Carly Phillips never seems to disappoint when it comes down to bringing a love story full of romance and drama missed together in a perfect balance…

➳Derek and Cassie make an incredible appearance in this new installment to the Billionaire Bad Boys series by Carly Phillips. Both characters portray the same cliche but uniquely put story of how second chances do exist. In a way, the cliche aspect of it is somewhat thrilling to read because both of the characters have an incredible chemistry, a
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips is a symphony of sweet and sexy. I absolutely adore this heartwarming love story that Carly Phillips has created as two people from two different social circles have their lives collide.

As the son of a former gardener and maid, Derek West has never been ashamed of his upbringing that was until Cassie Storm reminded him that they come from two different worlds. Fast forward to several years later, Derek is n
Feb 13, 2017 Tijuana rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, author-arc
Another fantastic read from Carly Phillips! It's so sweet and super sexy. Full review coming soon...

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Olga therebelreader
Going Down Hard is an fantastic reading experience full of romance, drama, angst, real-life issues and everything in between. It left me with a smile on my face. If you enjoy a good mix of romance, sensuality and sex with fantastic secondary characters and a sweet happy ending, give it a try.

This is the story of a poor boy named Derek who falls in love with a beautiful rich girl, Cassie. Derek has always had warm feelings for Cassie. But he's pushed them aside, because when they were eighteen, C
My FAVORITE of the Billionaire Bad Boys gets his chance in GOING DOWN HARD, book three in the sexy Billionaire Bad Boys Series, by Carly Phillips. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I bet you're going to want to meet ALL OF THEM at some point. Derek West is sexy, a little cocky, and extremely gorgeous. He is a tech genius, which makes him even HOTTER in my book! He has set his sights on the beautiful Cassie Storm, a girl he once knew in his past life. He's been holding on to this anger w ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Seriously you guys ... auto read/buy/any way I can get it author. SERIOUSLY!

Cassie Storm and Derek West have history. History that has Derek all tied up in anger and revenge. Derek comes from nothing and Cassie comes from everything. That's a little simplistic maybe, but it makes the point. Everything Derek is today he made for himself. As a teenager, he was rejected by Cassie and her family. He wasn't good enough.

Well, that was then and this is now .... Today, it is Cassie who needs the help
Audrey Carlan
Feb 15, 2017 Audrey Carlan rated it it was amazing
My guilty pleasure is billionaires and boy does she bring it with this grudge to true love tale. They were meant to be and even with past transgressions and future conflict, true love always prevails.

The characters in this particular tale were complex with many layers to their personalities. Not only did you get to see the person they needed to be for their families, their jobs, but who they were on the inside and how all that changed over time when the right person comes along. A cool twist, a
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Ms. Phillips returns with a third helping of alpha yumminess, swoony sweetness and a message about karma being one nasty witch.

Derek West grew up "the help" to the rich and powerful. His hard-working parents were the gardner and maid, respectively. Living in the guesthouse of the Storms' property gave Derek a birdseye view of spoiled little rich girl princess, Cassie. He was drawn to her from day one, until a moment revealed she was just like the other vipers of the upper crust. Now a self made
Feb 18, 2017 Yamina rated it really liked it
“It’s us. This chemistry. It’s unique to us.”

Going Hard was a quick and enjoyable read. It is one of those books that you can’t stop reading because it makes you feel good. Derek and Cassie’s story is romantic and will make you heart melt.

Derek’s parents were “the Help" of The Storm’s family. Cassie gets close to Derek one night… a night that will change their life forever. Both teenagers are attracted to each other but their future is doomed. Cassie is wealthy, and only hangs out with the elit
Crystal Singer
Feb 09, 2017 Crystal Singer rated it it was amazing
Ohhhhh Carly Phillips! This was my favorite yet in the Billionaire Bad Boys series!!!! What can I say about Derek West other than WOW!!!!!!!!! He rocked my socks. Totally and completely had me hooked on him. He was intense, sexy, alpha, sexy, awesome, did I say sexy? HOT! ;) And I adored Cassie. The fact that she didn't let her family shape her future self. She was independent, head strong, determined and loyal to her grandfather. I really loved all that about her.
Their chemistry was totally of
Isha Coleman
Feb 02, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it really liked it
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ARC Review: Going Down Hard (Billionaire Bad Boys) by Carly Phillips

Cassie is the good girl who has never met a rule she didn't follow. Derek is the outsider with a grudge to settle. Going Down Hard is a story of betrayal, honor and forgiveness. Derek has come a long way from being the son of a gardener and maid. Now, the bitter boy has become a wealthy man with revenge in his heart and lust on his mind. Cassie is a ghost he can't ignore. Her family has caused his nothing but pain, yet he still
Feb 01, 2017 Amy rated it really liked it
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Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Going Down Hard
Author: Carly Phillips
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys Book 3
Publisher: CP Publishing LLC
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 162 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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 go
Feb 09, 2017 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Advanced copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Not often do I sit down and read a book in one sitting. With Going Down Hard, the third book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, I did just that. I simply could not put this book down!

Derek West is one of the co-founders of the uber popular app Blink and he has gone from virtual poverty as a child to having just about everything he could ever want as an adult. He made his way through college on scholarships and he learned t
Erin Lewis
Feb 09, 2017 Erin Lewis rated it it was amazing
5 star review Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys #3) by Carly Phillips

This is the third book in the series and was just as great as the first two. This is the story of Derek West, a self made billionaire who comes from humble beginnings and Cassie Storm, the rich girl who rejected him as a teenager.

I love second chance at love stories and this one was captivating from the start. Cassie will do what ever it takes to save the publishing company her grandfather created, even if that means going
Dawn Guidry
Feb 12, 2017 Dawn Guidry rated it really liked it
Not having read the first two books in this series, I went in knowing nothing about any of these characters. Just reading his backstory in the Prologue, I was expecting Derek to be a major ass. He was to a certain degree in the beginning (who could blame him?), but that didn't last long. Even with what Cassie had done to him when they were younger, they couldn't fight their attraction to one another once they reconnected. I loved that they kept no secrets from each other, and they were up front ...more
Whispers From
Feb 08, 2017 Whispers From rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cassie has looked forward to taking over her family's company for years. But gets blindsided when the reins are turned over to her spoiled brother. They have a tech magazine that is hers, so she decides to do an article on Derek West. A billionaire who's family used to work for Cassie's. No one has ever interviewed him so she makes an appointment to see him.
Derek was the gardener and maids son. He and his friends came up with an app that made them billions. He still holds Cassie's family blame f
Christine Jalili
Feb 08, 2017 Christine Jalili rated it it was amazing
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. It's book 3 of a series but can be read alone. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy. I was on edge through the book, wondering what happened in the past, if they can work out their issues. Derek West's father was the gardener and his mother the maid of the Storms family and lived on the grounds. He's always had the HOTS for Cassandra (Cassie) Storm. One day he kisses her and asks to meet the next day but she hurts him the next day and they never get to s ...more
Gloria Herrera
Feb 19, 2017 Gloria Herrera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was love at first sight! He was trimming the bushes helping his father the gardener, and she was by the pool with her friends... in a bikini! Teenage hormones kicked in and one illicit kiss later, he was falling hard for her.

Just because they came from two different backgrounds, he poor and she rich, did not mean that years later, after he made his fortune, he would forget all the emotions of their first encounter. And what happened to his parents next. Cassie and Derek's attraction and chemis
Feb 07, 2017 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
This was the first story I have read by Carly Phillips – I loved the basis of the story!
How about the wealthy and the not-so wealthy? How about the maid / gardener’s son and the wealthy daughter? Derek lived on Cassie’s family’s property during his childhood – Cassie was his first crush, until he hears something that breaks his heart. Now, let’s skip to adulthood, guess what? Derek? Yeah he’s an extremely wealthy man, self – made billionaire – he’s made something of himself. Cassie is a trying
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Feb 06, 2017 Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski rated it it was amazing
I love this series and I was excited to read Derek's story.
Derek was always a bit of a mystery and he kept to himself...he never revealed anything to personal and he liked to play his cards close to his vest so to speak. He grew up learning the value of things so I had not doubt he would be a giving, kind hearted man in his story.
Cassie grew up rich and with out a care in the world, but she turned out to be a fine young lady, one with a heart as pure as gold. These two knew each other from whe
Feb 08, 2017 Reg rated it really liked it
Engaging and touching love story! I enjoyed reading Going Down Hard mainly because of its two strong, sexy, and successful leads with a shared past, plus the handful of secrets and surprises sprinkled throughout the book. Cassie and Derek's reunion and still very obvious attraction to each other after many years apart were fascinating, as was the deep and healing connection they later established. The conflicts and problems the couple faced involving their families added depth and emotion to the ...more
Feb 08, 2017 Mayas rated it really liked it
Arrogant S.O.B.....

Now that I got my frustration out let me get on to how Derek and Cassie romance was HAWT and the chemistry of the two was over the top and in no shape or form going to dim. The history and that one innocent encounter did not quench the thirst in which their hearts knew was inevitable.

I was surprised at how mature and solid the two were after finding out bits and pieces of the truth. It took some long talks and a surprised visit to put all doubts to rest. Normally things would
Feb 10, 2017 Elaina rated it really liked it
Going Down Hard is a second chance romance, of sorts, with two people from completely different upbringings, Cassie being the rich girl and Derek being the son of the gardener and the maid. Several years after Cassie hurt Derek, Cassie finds herself needing Derek's help to save her family's business. I found myself wavering between really liking Derek and not caring for him much with his hot and cold attitude with Cassie. Once he finally made peace with their past, I loved him. Cassie I loved fr ...more
Shannon Ferguson
Feb 17, 2017 Shannon Ferguson rated it it was amazing
This book was a fantastic addition to the Billionaire Bad Boys series.

I loved the direction Carly took in this book. Derek is a bit of a hard @$$ in the beginning, but he came through and put his issues behind him for the most part. Cassie was an awesome heroine. She's strong, knows what she wants, and when someone tells her she can't have it? She keeps her head held high, and proves to be the better person in so many ways. There were twists in this book I definitely didn't see coming, and was g
Sarah Kirk
Feb 09, 2017 Sarah Kirk rated it it was amazing
Cassie is sweet and likeable. You can't wait to see her get her happy ending after having her dad and brother not see her for all that she is worth. As much as you will like Cassie, you will LOVE Derek. He puts up his walls to protect himself and his family, but Cassie is the one girl that can bring them all down.  Watching him fall for her will make your heart skip a few beats.  Such a great read!
Nicki Holt
Feb 09, 2017 Nicki Holt rated it really liked it
Past and present collide together in this steamy romance. Derek always had feelings for Cassie, even though he knew they were from opposite sides of the tracks. Fast forward to adulthood and now a billionaire, their paths cross again and family truths come out, but the passion and chemistry the two share cannot be denied. This was a great continuation of the series that I highly recommend. I cannot wait to read more.
Jan 29, 2017 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Whenever I pick up a book by Carly Phillips I know I'm going to a find a story that 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
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pac ...more
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Billionaire Bad Boys (3 books)
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