REVIEW :: GOING DOWN by KATHERINE STEVENS

Standalone Romantic Comedy

“Perhaps there aren’t any hard and fast rules in life. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes following the rules doesn’t get you ahead.”

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Going downSYNOPSIS

The plan for Cici Carrington was to steadily climb UP the corporate ladder, and hopefully do so without her skirt tucked into the back of her underpants. Unfortunately, there was no contingency plan for the aftermath of spending a night trapped in an elevator with a suit-wearing Elevator Sex God named Cole Danvers. A one…or two-time dalliance wouldn’t normally throw off the course of someone’s life…unless you find out you have to work together the next day.

To further complicate matters, Cici’s best friend is also her Human Resources Director. She has to hide her secret from every person she knows. Her only confidant is her one-eyed cat, and his loyalty is tenuous at best. Toss in an accidental mugging, a bungled disguise, secret meetings, and unintentional arson, and Cici’s beautiful, careful plan has fallen by the wayside.

Perhaps there aren’t any hard and fast rules in life. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes following the rules doesn’t get you ahead.

And perhaps sometimes you can get off between floors… 


Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

Going Down

 “Life is complicated. If you can find someone who wants to walk with you through all of this mess, then that’s the most uncomplicated thing there is. All the rest of it is just noise.”

You know when a book answers how you’re feeling by taking you where you desperately need to go? Well Going Down did just that. It picked us up and took us up, up and away. We needed to laugh, swoon, laugh and yeah laugh. This book delivered a story that was light, low on angst, high on humour and so easy to read we glided through it.

‘I could listen to him read an airplane vomit bag and be riveted. There was something about the way his mouth moved and the tenor of his voice. It was almost pornographic how his lips caressed words. I wanted him to keep talking forever.’

Cici is one of the funniest, laid back heroines we’ve come across and we loved her from the get go and whilst we’re not big fans of cats, Leroy is the best we’ve met.  Their relationship is matched by Cici and her best mate Maggie, an ode to all that’s funny, a comedy sketch in motion, a comedic duo we rarely see but love top meet. You’ll read it and want to be Maggie’s friend because this girl is a complete riot. You just couldn’t anticipate what was going to be said or transpire next, it was hysterical.

“Good morning. How was your weekend?”

“I spent it with my irrational best friend who was looking for her soul mate at a truck stop. It went as expected.”

Cici meets a sexy stranger in confined circumstances when their lift breaks down. Stuck in there for hours on end they use the time to the best of their advantage and whilst Steven Tyler serenaded us in our heads this elevator didn’t go down but many other sexy things certainly did. A connection was made and it’s not until the next day the complications of that said connection gets laid…..out too….A funny, disastrous and eventful journey begins which really had us giggling and swooning. It was smooth and sticky, hot and hairy….chewie and wonder…full!

‘Then he said the words you never ever want to hear when a man has his face in your pink panther.’

“What’s that smell?”

4 Stars

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