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 trust their hearts and make a future, or will their complicated pasts stand in the way? This bad boy is going down fast … And going down fast has never felt so right.
The second stand-alone novel in the Billionaire Bad Boys series by New York Times Bestseller Carly Phillips.
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 to allow her to be the person she needs to be, even when he wants to protect her. Even when he is angry at what has happened to her in the past, even when he feels he should be doing more to solve her problems and keep her safe.
Maxie had a rough time in a previous relationship...which you find out in the prologue. And, Lucas has always been there. Both are attracted to the other, but for so many reasons, feel they are not able to pursue the attraction.
Their romance is forbidden, but at the same time mature and adult. There are elements about it that do make it forbidden. But instead of hiding this, they face it head on. Lucas a little more quickly than Maxie.
This was amazing, and perfect for who they each were in their lives. This just worked...he needed people to finally know how he felt about Maxie. She needed someone who wanted her. Not the trophy of her, but her. In Lucas, she found someone who really, at the end of the day, just wants her. I loved this, the idea that they were adults, that they were willing to go after what they wanted, even if maybe others would have issues.
Their chemistry was so hot, I am not sure how they managed to stay away from one another as long as they did. I am amazed my Kindle survived this one without bursting into flames. On more than one occasion.
Carly Phillips is just good. That's just all there is to it. I have been reading her for years, I have loved her for years. Her writing is always strong, her characters compelling. The pacing is spot on, the dialog well-written and authentic.
I was so excited to get a chance to read this early. I highly recommend it.
“Something smells incredible,” Lucas said, his voice growing closer.
He entered the room, his big body filling up the kitchen despite its substantial size for a Manhattan apartment. She looked him over through lowered lashes. Though it was a workday, his wardrobe choice consisted of a pair of faded jeans and a black tee shirt with the Blink logo. He looked as delicious as her cookies, and she wanted to take a bite out of him.
Her thoughts stopped her in her tracks, and she felt her face flush. But his gaze was focused on the tin of treats, and he didn’t notice her heated cheeks or her traitorous hormones. He walked over, picked up one hot, melty cookie, and devoured it in one bite.
“Mmm,” he said, closing his eyes and swallowing with a satisfied groan.
Her girlie parts tingled. Yep, that’s how she chose to think of them. If she got any more specific, she’d be blushing more and in deeper trouble than she already was.
“Good?” she managed to ask.
“Delicious. You’re a woman of many talents,” he said, the compliment warming her.
“Thank you.” A smear of chocolate sat on his lower lips. Unable and unwilling to stop herself, she stepped closer, reached out, and ran her finger over his mouth, transferring the chocolate from him to her.
She glanced at the gooey substance, hesitated a fraction of a second, and slid her finger into her mouth, licking off the remainder of the treat. Maybe it was her imagination, but she could swear she tasted Lucas on her tongue. She knew damn well she felt him low down in her sex. To hell with embarrassment, thanks to Lucas all she could do was feel.
His heavy-lidded gaze locked with hers. “Maxie,” he said on a groan.
Her breasts tingled at the low rumble in his voice. Like the other night, she was playing with fire. But unlike the other night, she was feeling stronger and more in control. Just the fact that she had a job interview emboldened her and gave her strength, more like the Maxie Sullivan she’d been before Keith manipulated and warped her mind.
“Lucas.” She whispered his name.
“Walk away,” he said, his body taut and vibrating with what she knew was the same desire shooting through her veins.
His gaze darkened. “Then run before we do something you’ll regret.”
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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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