Series: Elevator Series #1
on June 20th, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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 oneÔÇªor two-time dalliance wouldnÔÇÖt normally throw off the course of someoneÔÇÖs lifeÔÇªunless you find out you have to work together the next day.
To further complicate matters, CiciÔÇÖs 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 CiciÔÇÖs beautiful, careful plan has fallen by the wayside.
Perhaps there arenÔÇÖt any hard and fast rules in life. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes following the rules doesnÔÇÖt get you ahead.
And perhaps sometimes you can get off between floorsÔÇª
Going Down is touted as a silly read – and it is. A wonderfully silly read that is! It’s filled with hilarious euphemisms (I lost count of the # that were new to me), a completely lovable & crazy female heroine in Cecil Alexis Carrington, or Cici, ┬áand one sweet and hot white collar working man named Cole Danvers. Be prepared to find yourself snickering at ColeÔÇÖs innuendos and CiciÔÇÖs propensity to shout out the names of US presidents.
Without going into detail, the premise is created when Cici and Cole have an opportunistic first meeting, only to later find themselves working together. These two get up some serious shenanigans while dealing with the draw they have towards each other. The stakes are raised when Cici and Cole are challenged, and fail miserably, to keep their hands to themselves. This puts them in a no win situation. ItÔÇÖs hard to keep things on the down low when they have to contend with ColeÔÇÖs stapler harem on a near daily basis. The man inspires some seriously odd office behavior.
CiciÔÇÖs inner dialogue is what makes this read so highly entertaining. She often spews what IÔÇÖll call ÔÇ£white liesÔÇØ – mostly trying to throw Cole off on how she really feels. She also has Maggie, her BFF and HR manager, to contend with. With her ever changing obsessions, Maggie in general is a hoot (10-4 good buddy), but there are certain conduct codes in being a BFF and Cici treads dangerously close to blowing that all up. She has a tendency to over exaggerate which I find charming and in CiciÔÇÖs case shows her wacky yet good nature.
ÔÇ£The day the Granthams spent in the office had to be the longest rotation the earth has ever made on itÔÇÖs axis. It was roughly a million time longer than the normal workdayÔÇªÔÇØ
hmmmm…I’ve had a bazillion days like that *snickers*
The story is well written with a bevy of quirky characters. Certainly near the top is Leroy – this single girls one eyed ÔÇ£pirateÔÇØ cat, along with the entirety of ColeÔÇÖs family (but maybe John the most? Or maybe George the most?). Either way, the males in the Danvers family won my heart. Going Down is some seriously funny $HIT that will leave you guffawing and at times blushing with and because of Cici. 4 stars and recommendation!
favorite euphemisms & funny sayings:
~Review by Cyndi┬á