Going Down Easy
Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
Publish Date: July 19, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, powerful and sexy as hell.
Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always getting his way.
Enigmatic and exacting, he's unable to keep an assistant for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She's no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden's dirtiest fantasies.
As their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, neither can control the explosive outcome when they finally give in to their desires. He may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.
As usual, Carly Phillips has done an amazing job of creating relatable characters and an intriguing plot. Lexie Parker is a strong, independent woman who has a lot on her plate. She's sassy and takes no crap from anyone, other than her sister who she feels responsible for, and her father who takes advantage of her generosity. When she meets her new boss though, something in her shifts and she decides she has found a kindred spirit.
She can't explain the connection she feels to Kaden, but it is electric and she wants to take a risk. Kaden, for his part, finds himself instantly attracted to his new personal assistant and sees his buddy's ploy for what it is. He decides to give her a shot and see how long she lasts. No one else has been able to put up with him, so why should she? He is blindsided by her stubborn streak and her steadfast determination to make his life easier and be what he needs at work. Neither of them realize at first that his friend might well have known what he needed better than Kaden himself when he thrust Lexie into his life. They have a white hot chemistry between them and both want to take the risk to see where it will go.
I couldn't put the book down. I read it in one sitting and was up all night to finish it. I had to know what was going to happen with Lexie and her family, Lexie and Kaden, and ultimately what was going to transpire when each of them reveals their greatest weakness to the other. Well done! Kaden is adorable and a bit OCD, but he also has all the makings of an amazingly loyal man who wants nothing but the best for Lexie- even at his own expense.
The only thing that seemed a little off putting for me was the INSTANT attraction between them. There was little build-up or subtle, playful banter- they just clicked immediately which didn't seem realistic, but that issue was forgotten as I continued reading.