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Going Down Hard

(Billionaire Bad Boys #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,401 ratings  ·  292 reviews
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
Published February 21st 2017
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it


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 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
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Carly Phillips does it again! I love her sexy heroes and strong female characters! Going Down Hard is steamy, sweet, and emotional. Derek and Cassie were such a great couple and it was great to explore their relationship evolution.

Here’s what I absolutely loved: Cassie was the standout for me. She’s strong, driven, compassionate, and tenacious. Although her family sucks, she’s an amazing woman. I enjoy getting to experience characters who don’t fit into the traditional models we expect, and Cass
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
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



We're back with our 3 hot guys in NYC!
Kade, Lucas and Derek invented a dating app and now they're billionaires looking for their forever-ever-after-girls. Kade & Lucas already found their HEAs.

And now it's Derek's turn to fall in love.
And he'll be doing that with the first girl he was ever interested in - back when he was only 18.
But she was the daughter of the house and he was just the son of the gardener and the maid. There was never a chance for them back then.
But now Derek's the big mone
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
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below! Quick second chance romance with lots of heat!See full review on The Book Disciple
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
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Rosalie's review:

Going Down Hard is the third in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. After following Kaden Barnes and Lucas Monroe meet their matches in Books 1 and 2, watching the ever cynical Derek West realize his fate was wonderful.

Derek West grew up as a maid and gardener's son and swore he would do better for his family. Growing up beside the gorgeous Cassie Storm, with more than one naughty fantasy about this bombshell filling his teenage dreams, Derek realizes quickly (and in a very hurtful
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
“How do you engage my entire body with a simple kiss?”

“It’s us. This chemistry. It’s unique to us.”

Going Down Hard grabbed me right from the very beginning. From the moment we meet Cassie and Derek, we can’t help but be pulled into their story. Derek came from a less than desirable background, but felt an undeniable connection with Cassie. Cassie was the rich girl who had the world at her feet. Derek knew they were total opposites, but you know the saying, the heart wants what the heart wants. S
Audrey Carlan
Feb 15, 2017 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
Natalie The Biblioholic
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's LIVE & on Blog Tour!

Did anyone else find it impossible NOT to fall for Derek West? He was such an amazing character! Cassie Storm wasn't half bad either.

Cassie and Derek share history. Her family was rich and he was their gardener and maid's son. The people and the environment gave Derek a skewed opinion on all rich people. Not to mention a scandal that helped to destroy his family.

Once away at college on a scholarship, Derek buckled down and worked hard with his two best friends, Kad
Tiffany Willams
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Why the sudden change of heart?"
"You pique my interest. So what do you say?"
"You're persistant."
"I can be...when I want something."

Oh me. Oh my!

This book was full of sizzling chemistry that could not be matter how hard they fought it.

Derek and Cassie have a past that isn't exactly the best. Even with one, sweet kiss between them years ago, some things can never be repaired.

When an opportunity presents itself years later, Cassie knows the perfect person to talk to.
She just has t
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5/5 stars
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
“It’s us. This chemistry. It’s unique to us.”

Going Down 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
Cali Jewel
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweetly real second chance romance!

Sexy, hot, sweet and entertaining second chance romance complicated by family discord. Includes a shared past growing up together in two very different families.

Derek West is a sweet, sexy and wicked smart alpha tech god. He grew up the son of the maid and gardener for the Storms and struggles with how they treated his parents. Cassie Storms is all grown up now and working for her grandfathers company trying her hardest to save it for the memory of the one fami
Gail Mitchell
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick read!!!
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
Oh I wanted so badly to give this book the full 5 star rating but I sadly felt there was just something missing.

DO NOT GET ME WRONG I loved the storyline and as with all her previous books in perfect Carly way they have elements we all crave for these type of stories.

At the beginning of the book we meet Derek West and Cassie Storm. He is pretty much the son of the help, however there is even from the start a connection between both of them and so far Derek has put Cassie on a pedestal. Sadly on
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, ipad, for-review
Going Down Hard is the third book in the Bad Boy Billionaire series. Each one can pretty much stand alone, so you won't loose much by not reading them in order. This one is Derek and Cassie's story. The couple grew up together, but in different circles. Derek's parents were the caretakers for Cassie's rich parents. After his mother was accused of theft and fired years before, Derek has always wanted revenge on the family.

I have been enjoying this series and this one definitely added to my enjoy
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am in LOVE with this series!! If I'm honest, I am in love with every single thing I read from this author. She is my absolute MUST READ, MUST ONE CLICK without even reading the description. So after reading about Kade and Lucas, I could not wait to read about Derek. I have really enjoyed getting glimpses of his character in the first two. And even though this is part of a series you can read it as a standalone. That being said I do think you will enjoy it more if you have read the others becau ...more
* 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 whe
Tania's Book Blog
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
**ARC received voluntarily to be reviewed**

Derek West & Cassie Storms had history. He was the gardener and maid son at Cassie's home. Cassie was from a very wealthy family but she was never a snotty rich girl. Derek always had a crush on her and they shared a kiss one night. Things didn't go as planned afterwards and they each went off to college.

Many years later Derek is a billionaire and Cassie works for her family media company. She reaches out to Derek to interview him and he only accept
Susan (susayq ~)
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great book in this series. I've liked them all.

Derek has worked his way up in the world. He was the son of a gardener and maid and is now a billionaire. He fell for the daughter of the family who employed his parents. He thought Cassie might feel the same, but he heard her agree with her friend that he wouldn't be someone she'd bring home to meet the parents. He hasn't spoken to her since.

Derek has been bitter about things that happened and him reconnecting with Cassie and learning tha
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
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
Crystal Singer
Feb 09, 2017 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
Jan 29, 2017 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
Isha Coleman
Feb 02, 2017 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
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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 wo
3 Stars - Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.


Publisher's Summary: 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 nev
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two ...more

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