Going Down Easy (Billionaire Bad Boys #1) by Carly Phillips (a review)


4 Stars!

“Oh, Kade. I need you. I want you. I love you.”

So, I thought his books was going to be your typical office romance, but surprisingly, there are some serious topics discussed and it brought a lot more depth to the story.

Kaden Barnes is in need of an assistant. He’s a rich brilliant businessman and extremely tough to please. In comes Lexie Parker, his new assistant. The rule is never mix business with pleasure, but Kaden can’t resist his sexy assistant. Can this office romance last?

I always enjoy a good office/forbidden romance story and I definitely enjoyed watching Lexie and Kaden battle it out. I would have liked a little more foreplay/push and pull between the two before they give into their desires, but it was still a great read and I could feel how drawn they are to one another.

Additionally, the story touches on mental illness which is a really serious subject. It’s discussed in a very tactful and considerate manner. Lexie’s twin sister is bipolar and she takes care of her. She sacrifices her whole life…her career and personal relationships because she spends so much time caring for her. It’s wearing her down, but her bond with her twin is powerful and she loves her sister. I completely respect her for her dedication and I’m glad she finds Kaden who shows her that she has to put herself first sometimes.

“Some people consider mental illness a stigma, something to be ashamed of. She thought of it is as chronic illness, a burden to bear when it wasn’t controlled, and merely another facet of someone’s life when it was.”

Kaden has his own struggles and I like that he has his weaknesses too. It makes Lexie and Kaden real characters that people can relate to. I honestly think I related to Kaden the most. Lexie was perfect for him. She understood him and accepted him just as he is.

Overall, this was quick read. It had a beautiful love that centers the story and it touches on some more serious issues without overtaking the story. I also really enjoyed Kaden’s two best friends. I have a soft spot for boys and how they bond with one another. I just love it! So, I hope the next bad boy book features one of them. I’m looking forward to the next one! Happy reading =)

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