Going Down (Elevator #1) by Katherine Stevens
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…
Going Down is the second book I have read in as many days that surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. I don't read a lot of comedies as I usually find they are not my sense of humor, so I didn't think I would really enjoy this one. Only I did. It was fun and silly and wonderful to read.
Cici and Cole first meet when they get stuck in an elevator overnight. Cici is fun. A bit clumsy and always having crazy things happen to her, or caused by her accidentally or whatever. She just blurts things out sometimes, not always appropriate things, and she was really cute. She also calls things different names, namely body parts, and normally that would so turn me off to a book, but with her I didn't mind. It was fun. Normally in the middle of sexy time I don't want fun names for body parts, but I liked this one. Cici was kind of a mess but in the best way.
Cole has just started working as Cici's assistant, only she didn't know it until after that fateful night in the elevator. Now what is she to do? They can't seem to keep their hands off each other, but they can't stay together and not lose their jobs. She can't even talk to her crazy bff about it as said friend is the HR Director where she works! So she tries to sneak around with Cole and oh these two. I mean yeah, there is really just a lot of fun sexy times, but I liked it. It was cute. Cici comes up with so many crazy, hair-brained plans and I loved it.
So yeah. Cici and Cole were fun to read. This story had a lot of things that would normally be off-putting, like the fun names for body parts, but with this author it worked. I loved how crazy Cici was and how her mind worked. I can't wait to read more from this author. Hopefully in the next book bff Maggie will find her silly sidekick.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★