BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is my very first Katherine Stevens book and I’m not even too sure how I lucked upon it. I think it may have come through my Facebook feed, so shoutout to all of you authors who promote each other, because if y’all didn’t scratch each other every once and a while, I would not have Cici or Cole in my world and that’s no fun. Going Down is the first book in this fan-fucking-tastic series, followed by a novella, then the second book and even better news. . .this is part of Kindle Unlimited, so if you subscribe to that service, you can read for free, YAY! The only other warning I can/will give you BXTCHES is this. . .Going Down is going to suck your asses in and hold you hostage, but in the best, most non-lethal way possible.
Going Down will be told through Cici’s POV.
Cici is an assistant vice president for Barclay Advertising, a job that she happens to love, if only her boss wasn’t a douche canoe. When she wakes up one morning with news that her company has been bought out, mainly because said douche canoe couldn’t keep his dick out of everyone’s lake, Cici has a renewed sort of energy. Things get even better when she finds out via her BFF Maggie (who happens to also be the company’s HR director) that she gets the glory of vacating the spot left empty by her former boss.
With her first day in her new position coming to an end, she finds herself stuck in an elevator with what could only be described as an Elevator God or what could later best be described as an Elevator Sex God. . .yeah, you know where we’re going with this. C’mon, you’re stuck overnight in an elevator with the most beautiful specimen you have ever laid your eyes on, you had already been in a fight with a mime that day, your blood sugar is a bit low from the lack of any real meal, what’s left to do, other than allow this beauty to impale his goodness in you till you feel nothing but his cock for days, it’s not like you’re ever going to see him again.
Cole Danvers has just scored a job with Grantham Media and while it may not be the job of his dreams, it’s a foot in the door with a very reputable company and it’s too good of an opportunity to pass up. On his way to celebrate with his friends, he finds himself trapped in an elevator with a very beautiful albeit peculiar woman named Cici. Well, you already knows where this ride takes them and even after Cici shouts out Grover Cleveland’s name as she reaches her sweet spot, Cole is eager to to have her in his life. That is until she finds out that Cole is in fact her new assistant and there is no hat or glasses large enough to disguise her from him when he arrives to meet her in the office on his first day.
So, in a nutshell you have Cici, who by all accounts is a feisty lady who encounters her fair share of “incidents” and is somewhat of a rule follower more than she is a rule breaker. Having crazy elevator sex with a complete stranger is something any decent girl would need to share with her BFF, but when the elevator stranger happens to be your new assistant and the BFF is your HR Director. . .well, you surely can understand how claustrophobic the area between the rock and hard place is that Cici finds herself in. Add that to a crazy cat, a trucker fetish, a couple of accidental fires, and so much more and you have yourself one helluva algebraic equation that would be difficult for even the most brilliant of minds to solve.
Going Down delivers when it comes to the supporting cast. I think I’m someone who jumps over the fence a lot on this subject, almost hypocritically. I guess the reality is, sometimes a great book can thrive when it only focuses on the leading couple. . .but when a comedy is at stake, I personally feel that the support that is written, when written fucking awesomely (the word “well” was just too mediocre to use here), really does it’s job and supports. That’s what you BXTCHES are going to get in Going Down. . .while the support circle isn’t too large, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. Maggie is the BFF and this book would not be the same without her and her story is coming in book #2, so brace yourself. Cole’s family offers another layer that will bring tears to your eyes, tears of laughter, but tears nonetheless. Leroy the cat is almost as necessary as Maggie and just as hilarious. All in all, great ensemble, much needed laughter, fantastically written.
From the rom-com books I have read, there seems to be a pretty delicate line when it comes to the sex scenes mixed with the humor. It has to be difficult to make the page sizzle while still keeping the comedy going but, Katherine Stevens, you delivered girl. I am a BXTCH who usually thinks that if laughter is going down during the sex, then the sex is taking the back seat. . .and not in a “pull this car over because I need your cock right now” way, but more in an “ouch, that’s not where your penis goes” awkward kinda way. But that’s not what comes alive on these pages. The funny is still there, but so is the toe curling, dirty talking stuff we all love. So what if we get a bit of U.S. History while we’re at it, that is something we all probably need anyway. . .so consider it a PSA.
This is a fucking funny book. While I consider myself someone with a pretty good sense of humor, there are books that I have come across that some believe to be “the funniest they have ever read” and it causes my forehead to squint in wonder. . .I just didn’t get it. So, if you’re hesitant to take my word for it, then I understand. But, if you are someone who appreciates the kind of humor that Tara Sivec produces, then Katherine Stevens is for you. I wish my
stalker detective skills were more on point, these two women have got to share some friendship DNA or something of the like, where’s Maury when you need him?
When I dive into a book, I usually give it an escapability score. Do I find myself jonesing for another hit? Do I look the sandman in then eye and tell him to fuck off, I’m reading? Can I scroll the book through my imagination and envision a movie? If I find myself answering “yes” to most or all of these questions, then I know I have a gem. I know that a reread will be in my future. And when the book is by a new author (to me), then I know I can add another favorite to my list. Thank you Katherine Stevens, your great imagination and storytelling has brought a smile to this BXTCH’S face, your words have my mouth watering for more, your humor brings relief to my soul and laughter to my heart.