“I break balls, rip hearts to shreds and fuck like a demon, but I don't do love. Never forget that."
Office worker Tino Santini is fearless about his sexuality, but he is terrified after being trapped overnight in an elevator with his firm’s fearsome CEO. When awkward small talk turns into a sex and booze marathon, Tino hopes his stalled career is about to get a power boost.
With a mobster past and a savage temper, Richard Mason has no time for love, yet nothing has prepared him for Tino Santini. Now that smart-mouthed, beautiful man is about to throw Richard’s tightly controlled world upside down, and all because of Richard’s new addiction to Tino’s hot mouth.
Neither Richard nor Tino expect their affair to be anything other than business, until a personal tragedy means Richard needs Tino more than ever. As they enjoy a hedonistic journey of of discovery, trouble with a business rival looms on the horizon, bringing mayhem and murder.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Pansexual
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 46-65
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Antihero, Badass Hero, Big Character / Little Character, Criminals & Outlaws, Hurt / Comfort, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Lone Wolf, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Office / Workplace Romance, One Night Stand, Queer Wedding, Rescue, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Tease and Denial, Trapped Together, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 100000
Setting: Manhattan, Key West, Provincetown, Montana
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
LoveReading on Goodreads wrote:
This book was not what I was expecting. I didn’t read the blurb when I bought this one and thought I would be reading a story that was completely about sex with maybe a little romance thrown in just to sweeten it up a bit. Boy was I wrong!
I was instantly enamored with Tino. I really felt for his character and his situation both at work and with his family. I liked that he had some attributes that made him less than perfect and more human while completely surprising me when he proved that he could be hard and somewhat cruel when he has to. The first erotic scene happened pretty quickly after that initial introduction and that’s where I thought the story would continue. I didn’t care much for Tino’s supervisor and I didn’t like the CEO Richard Mason… at first, but I’ll get back to him in just a second. I was surprised that this didn’t take the same ‘ol trip down the CEO and PA erotic romance road that I’m used to.
So, back to Richard. It took me a bit to warm up to him. I spent most of my time wanting to either wring his neck because he couldn’t see what his actions were doing to others or shake him silly because he was oblivious to what was right in front of him. But his character has depth and strength that isn’t immediately apparent. It was interesting to get to know a little bit about what made him the person he was as well as watching him continue to evolve and grow.
I liked the way this story built and grew. I liked the suspense, the action and of course the hotness between the MCs. It was a fun story with lots of surprises.
Sharon on Goodreads wrote:
phew! *Fanning self* what a saucy and cute story!
I love the relationship and interactions between Tino and Richard. They were so different, yet so compatible.
You gotta read the story to see what I mean.
A perfect story for MM erotica lovers. I found the story easy to read and fast to get hooked into it. The main characters were solid throughout the book and certainly lovable. Engaging story. I look forward to reading the author's other stories. Thank you, Lady Jaguar for putting your stories on KU!
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Going Down really surprised me. I was expecting romance, love and some humour but, instead, I got a book in which no one is who they appeared to be - and I'm including Tino in this group. Everyone has secrets and none of the characters are the people that we first meet.
The book is a romance and starts when Tino and company CEO Richard are trapped in an elevator for hours. Some very hot sex occurs but Tino is warned what happens in the elevator stays in the elevator. Obviously, this doesn't prove to be the case.
We have gangsters, some very mild BDSM elements and we have Pagan. More that this though we have Tino and Richard - the main characters who have so much more to offer both each other and the readers.
I really enjoyed this book and I will be looking for more by this author.
Going Down features Richard Mason, the pansexual main character in Jayne Lockwood's book Closer Than Blood.
Though there are elements of the original story included in this book, the two novels unrelated and can be read on a standalone basis.