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Going Down Fast

(Billionaire Bad Boys #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,725 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God. He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he's ever wanted is off limits and always has been.

When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straights, the only man she can turn to is the one she’s always secr
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by CP Publishing
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Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhhh Lucas...siggghhhhh!!!!!!!! I heart a strong, attentive, SEXY man. Lucas has it all when it comes to his business, but the one thing that has always eluded him has been Maxie. Maxie used to have it figured it out, but then she got stuck in a loveless marriage with the wrong brother. Maxie just wants her independence's back, she wants to prove that she can stand on her own two feet. Maxie and Lucas have always been their for each other. I love how sensitive he is to her needs. I love how he ...more
Annette ~ Rebel Heart Book Blog Popa
Lucas oh my god he stole my heart, a man that has everything he wants but the one person he's always wanted Maxie . This friends to lovers story captivated me from the first page and I devoured it one sitting .
I can't tell you how much I loved watching Maxie grow into a stronger woman and Lucas giving her , her space but never giving up .. Did I mention how HOT it was Lucas? Hot hot hot !!!

I must admit that this was my first book by Carly and I was blown away . I can't wait to read the book be
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lucas Monroe has always wanted one woman, he can't remember a time he didn't want his best friend. Too bad she's married, to his brother and pregnant. Life and loss happen to Maxie Sullivan and her life is flipped upside down when she loses her husband. Now she needs help and there's only one person she can turn to and that's Lucas. What happens when Maxie and Lucas find themselves as roomies? A whole lot of sexual tension. Going Down Fast has all sorts of sweetness and sexiness as well as a lit ...more
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I always feel like the last Carly Phillips book is the best she has done and then she goes and ups the stakes and has another fantastic must read like Going Down Fast!!! Maxie and Lucas is my new favorite second chance romance!! Best friends growing up that secretly loved each other but never says a word, they end up moving away in college and Lucas's brother spins stories to get the girl instead of his brother. Maxie married the wrong brother and has gone through a lot since but now as a young ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Going Down Fast is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series from Carly Phillips. I loved the first book in the series, but have to say that Going Down Fast was even better than Going Down Easy. I feel like I'm about to wax poetically about this book, when what I really want to say is just, buy this book, trust me you will thank me later.

I'll be honest; Going Down Fast does not start out with sunshine and rainbows. Maxie is actually married to Keith, who is Lucas's older bro
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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The Billionaire Bad Boys are BAAAAAACK and this time it’s Going Down Fast as Carly Phillips didn’t waste anytime setting hearts on fire as Lucas Monroe made it clear that Maxie Sullivan was always meant to be his. Lucas has always been in love with hi
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I finished this book in two hours that's how good it was. Keith is a big time jerk and I'm happy Lucas got the girl in the end.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Candi Kisses and a Zip Drive
What a way to go Down!!!

I have come to the conclusion that Carly Phillips truly writes for US. She embodies the true emotions we all have and feel when reading a story that we connect to. The subject matter is just as important as the Characters in a story and Ms. Phillips knows how to write a compelling story that the Characters shine like bright stars in the dark night.

True, this book deals with subject matter that some may find it ha
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEEEDDD this book. Lucas and Maxie were amazing from the beginning. It started off sad but it set the story. Lucas is always there for Maxie. I admit to being a review who does not give details of the book but I want anyone reading this to know that from the beginning this book connects with you and it doesn't let you go. I could not put it down. They've known each other since they were young and you could feel their connection. Love that even the Dare name appeared for a brief m ...more
Naughty Mom Story Time
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
I want a job at Blink. To be able to look at three super hot guys who have brains is a dream come true.

Now, I didn't connect with Lucas and Maxie as well as I did with Lexie and Kade, but this was a solid story. In a way it was a second chance romance. From the beginning, we get a glimpse at the devotion Lucas feels for Maxie. Best friends since they were kids, college separated them causing their lives to take separate paths.

But Maxie's life isn't rainbows and unicorns though she did her best
Not my favorite of the series, but still a good and sexy read! Lucas and Maxie's chemistry fit the bill, but I felt like I was missing a big chunk of the story. I think to completely get swept away in their romance, I would have needed more snippets of the past. At times it felt like I was coming in the middle of something and there were puzzle pieces not coming together all the way. Don't get me wrong, I love these Billionaire Bad Boys, but Lucas was a bit tame for me. Carly Phillips still give ...more
3 stars!

The second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, and another sexy and romantic read with a nice touch of drama and, this time, a friends-to-lovers romance.

Lucas and Maxie were childhood best friends. There were always feelings there, but twisted circumstances kept them apart and Maxie married somebody else. But even though she was out of reach, Lucas’ feelings for Maxie never changed. The death of Maxie’s husband sees her free from a bad situation, and when the depths of his deceit is uncovered, Maxie find
Susan (susayq ~)
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ahhhh, another hot billionaire from Carly Phillips. This time, Lucas Monroe is the one who's front and center.

Lucas has been in love with his best friend his whole life. When he and Maxie were growing up he was a geeky guy who was unsure of himself. He was also kind of bullied by not just the kids at school but by his older brother. Let me just stop right here and say SHAME ON LUCAS'S PARENTS. I have 5 kids, and yes, I overlook some of the teasing that goes on, but I would never stand by and wa
Isha Coleman
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
ARC Review: Going Down Fast (Billionaire Bad Boys) by Carly Phillips

Lucas may have been a shrewd businessman, but he was a little slow on the uptake when it came to his feelings. He lost his heart a long time ago and has suffered in silence ever since. When the woman of his dreams walks back into his life, he will move heaven and earth to make her his. Maxie is her own worse enemy. Her heart's desire is to find love and happiness. Not easy when choices keep making her life more of a
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second chance done right!!

Oh man I loved this one.

Lucas has basically been in love with Maxie since they were younger. Too bad he has a snake of a brother that moved in on his girl through lies.

Now he's a proclaimed bachelor watching his girl being torn down in a marriage that is chipping away at her.

When circumstances find Maxie without a husband, it was time for Lucas to get his girl. Boy did her ever!! I LOVED them together. You knew they were soulmates that life had fucked over. Seeing t
Cali Jewel
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful second chance romance!

Hot, sexy, sweet, emotional, friends from childhood second chance romance with a hint of danger. Including a competitive sibling that is beyond redemption.

Lucas Monroe is charming, wicked smart and off the charts hot. The kind of man who can have any woman he wants except the only one he has ever loved. Maxie is sweet and giving but trapped in a horrible marriage to his brother. The emotional twists and turns in this journey are captivating and keep you reading
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars
Tiffany Willams
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"He hoped she was ready. Because Lucas intended to get his girl."

All I can say is... Gahhhhhhh!!!

I'm so in love with Lucas and Maxie!!!

I love friends-to-lovers stories, but this goes beyond that. This is a story about two people that have always been meant to be, but they stayed apart for so many years due to lies and deceit. After tragedy and heartbreak, truths and secrets are revealed and it only brings these two closer together.

Sandy S
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
About the book : Release Date October 11, 2016

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Lucas Monroe dropped out of college only to become a multi-billionaire and tech world God. He can have any woman he desires in his bed, but the only woman he's ever wanted is off limits and always has been.

When Maxie Sullivan finds herself in dire straights, the only man she can turn to is the one she’s always secretly loved: her childhood best friend.

Can they
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***

Some books grab you from the beginning and don't let go. You meet the characters and you feel like you know them, right away. You get a glimpse into their heads and it is so powerful it stays with you. This book is like that.

Lucas is the perfect man, yes really. Sensitive yet strong. Capable, protective and willing to allow the person he is with, in this case Maxie, to be as independent as she needs to be...willing t
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
My heart bled for Lucas, growing up with a conniving morally bankrupt older brother, Keith, whose life goal was to make Lucas miserable :( Keith must have been born woithout a soul, his poor parents to bring such a dispicable human being to the world.

Lucas has overcome a lot from his bullying older brother and geek persona transforming into the hot, billionaire he is today. However, he has never really got over the deepest wound his brother inflicted, taking Lucas’s first love, Maxie
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Carly Phillips is one of my absolutely favorite authors to read!!! I fell in love first with her Dare books then came the Dirty Sexy books and LOVED each of those. Now we have the Billionaire Bad Boys books and Going Down Easy (Kade and Lexie) I more than loved. I read it in one sitting. Now moving on to this one and let me tell you Lucas and Maxie have blown me away. There is not enough praise I could say that would justify how great this book was. They have chemistry off the charts. The story ...more
Cyndi Marie ☆★Audiobook Addict★☆
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3.5 stars

This books started off like it was going to be a really big heart wrenching read but it really wasn't. Maybe my expectations were too high but It ended up being good just not great. The writing of course was great, it was the storyline that was average to me. Great characters, i love the good guys and he really is the good guy who knows what he wants! She is a little broken but healing and I loved that too.

Narration was good.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 I LOVE LUCAS Stars!

Carly Phillips delivers once again in the highly anticipated second installment in her smoldering BILLIONAIRE BAD BOYS series about “geeky” college chums turned Alpha heartthrobs who have collaboratively built a techno empire after the successful launch of their trend setting Blink social media app that has taken the world by storm.

This story features Lucas and Maxie, childhood best friends who have always secretly carried a torch for one another bu
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, ipad, 2016
Going Down Fast is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. I thought it held up very well as a stand alone. There is a brief recap of Kade and Lexi's story so when those characters show up, you aren't confused. In this one, Lucas and Maxie had known each other since grade school. Lucas has always loved her, but stepped aside when she married his brother. Now, he has the opportunity to make her his forever. Maxie was controlled by her late husband. Now all she wants to do is make it o ...more
Danielle from Short and Sassy
3 stars

Carly Phillips was one of the first romance authors I have ever read. And this is going back 10 plus years ago. I am a huge fan and have read all of her books. I am a hardcore fan. Going Down Fast was an ok read for me. Just ok because I had an issue with the main characters.

Lucas and Maxie are kind of related. She was his brother's wife. Now is brother is dead and Maxie is single. I know that the brother was a big time jerk and also spiteful and vindictive, but he was still
Apr 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot: 3/5
Characterisation: 3.5/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 3/5
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Kept waiting for the twist that never happened!!
Becky Rendon
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Nerdy little Lucas grew up to a buff tattooed hottie. He isn't the small dork that was belittled and tormented as a kid. He's a billionaire entrepreneur with a soft spot for his childhood neighbor and crush.

Maxie married the wrong brother- even she knows it. She never had a chance...or so she thought. Circumstances change and now she's relying on her childhood best friend and lifelong crush for more than just emotional support.

But with guilt and mistrust high, w
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Once again, I lost sleep because of a Carly Phillips book. I would have lost more, but my kindle died at Chapter 3... Thankfully, it charged over night and I was able to pick up where I left off the first thing the next morning.

A man like Lucas Monroe will do that to you, keep you up all night just because you want more. More of his attention, his brains and especially his touch. That's what the predicament that Maxi
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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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“I'm going to be right here. By your side. I'm not going to let our time pass us by. No way. No how.” 0 likes
“Walk away.”
“I can't.”
“Then run before we do something you'll regret.”
“Or I'm going to pull you against me and kiss you. I'm going to taste that sexy mouth of yours, and while I'm doing it, you're going to feel exactly how much I want you. Will you run again then?”
“Oh God...Do it.”
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