Review: Going Down Hard




Carly Phillips just ruined me in a very good way with Going Down Hard, an absolutely EPIC story of the sort of redemption and vindication that has the power to  rejuvenate a rock-hard heart at the same time that it can heal the spirit and evoke the sort of forgiveness that is only inspired by the power of all-consuming, forever love.

Going Down Hard is the tale of a Derek, the son of a gardener and maid.  He falls for Cassie, a wealthy young woman who eventually spurns his romantic advances because they originate from different worlds.  Time and life brings life-altering change and years later, Derek has become an ultra-rich business mogul who has earned billions in the technological world through hard work, dedication and fortitude. At the same time, Cassie has discovered that those who fly the highest fall the hardest, because her family’s business is crumbling and she has no choice but to seek employment at a thriving institution that will provide a paycheck that can serve as her family’s salvation.

What she does not realize is that said company is owned and operated by Derek, the young man who she treated abominably with her haughty ways and hurtful words when she was eighteen and sitting on top of the world.

Uh oh.

Carly Phillips is a genius, and Going Down Hard proves it!!!  This novel is everything that romance novels are made of!!!  The concepts of hope and everlasting emotional connections that hold on for years in spite of distance and time had me GONE!

Cassie an Derek’s second chance love story is inspiring, not only because it showcases how events in life can bring one full circle and inspire emotional change and growth, but also because it focuses on how family dynamics can either make or break one’s spirit.  This book also concentrates on how the power of family can affect one’s outlook on life and love.  It was SO powerful and SO perfect!!!!

Going Down Hard is passionate and represents sensuality in such an intense form that I was rendered utterly useless while I was reading how HOT Cassie and Derek burn. However, it is the incredible way that the author portrays the emotional odyssey that this couple experiences as they reconnect as mature adults and slowly earn each others trust that truly moved me beyond words.

I have yet to read a novel where Carly Phillips does not deliver the feels and makes you experience the love, and Going Down Hard is no exception.   This book will make you fall HARD and it will make you fall DEEP.  It shines like 24-karat gold: pure, illustrious and dazzling!!!

If you are looking for a feel-good story that is emotionally uplifting then Going Down Hard is definitely the read for you!!! Missing this heart-felt novel is a crime.  Pure and Simple.

It should go without saying that I give this lovely, heart-warming love story 5/ 5 STARS for overall content and 5/5 flames for heat, because this book is HOT!!!

Trust me, you should one click now!  Please read it!!

That is this Naughty Girl’s final word.


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’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 never been able to forget.

His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

*All Billionaire Bad Boys Novels can be read as standalones.*



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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.


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