“In private, though, you may call me Mr. Cavendish” – In Flight, R.K. Lilley – Up in the Air Trilogy Review

Up in the Air Trilogy

5 hot-as-fuck stars series!

Please, allow me to introduce to you – Mr. Cavendish & Bianca

Up in the Air

Book 1: In Flight

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Blurb: When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can’t seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it. Bianca is accustomed to dealing with supermodels and movie stars in her job as a first class flight attendant, but James Cavendish puts them all to shame in the looks department. If only it were just his looks that she found so irresistible about the intimidating man, Bianca could have ignored his attentions. But what tempts her like never before is the dominant pull he seems to have over her from the moment they meet, and the promise of pleasure, and pain, that she reads in his eyes.

Book 2: Mile High

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Blurb: James and Bianca’s tumultuous story continues in the sequel to In Flight. James has initiated Bianca into a dark and drugging world of passion and pain. He taught her about her own submissive, masochistic nature, and she fell swiftly and deeply in love with the undeniably charming and impossibly beautiful Mr. Cavendish, but a painful misunderstanding and the return of the brutally violent demon of her past have combined to overwhelm Bianca, and, confused and hurt, she pushes him away. It’s been over a month since the shocking attack that hospitalized her, and since she told a distraught James that she needed space, but her feelings haven’t gone away. Even she knew that it was only a matter of time before he would cast his spell on her again…

Book 3: Grounded

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Blurb: James and Bianca’s story draws to a close in the explosive conclusion to the Up In The Air Trilogy. After a short but earnest courtship, Bianca can no longer deny her feelings for James, and though she’s tried her hardest, she can’t help but see that he cares deeply for her, as well. In a completely uncharacteristic move, she has put aside her misgivings and agreed to live with the enigmatic billionaire. Is her leap of faith the beginning of something wonderful, or is it too much, too fast? As James and Bianca feel a growing need for each other that neither can deny, circumstances beyond their control intervene, trying to tear them apart. Amidst the ever mounting threat of a monster who wants Bianca dead, and the constant pitfalls of an indiscreet past that James can’t seem to escape, can these two passionate lovers manage to find their happily ever after?

Book 4: Mr. Beautiful 

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I’ve been remade four times in my life. 

It is a distinct feeling. Impossible to mistake. The very marked sensation of being unraveled and reknit into a new thing, a new person. It can be good or bad, helpful or harmful, but above all, it is unstoppable.

I was remade when my parents died, went from a happy childhood, into navigating a very dark world, with endless responsibilities, surrounded by enemies, and despairingly alone. 

It happened again at the hands of a cowardly predator. I’d become angrier with that one, more cynical, and it undoubtedly turned me into the kinky fuck I was today. 

The third happened swiftly. One day I looked up into a pair of pale blue eyes and saw the other half of my soul. Checkmate. I went from a completely controlled existence, a life where I made every decision with cold calculation, to a man overcome with feelings and emotions that were foreign but somehow wonderful. 

And all too soon after that cataclysmic change was this fourth one, this one where I begged a God I’d never entertained to spare the life of a woman that I could not live without. 

Follow all the characters from the Up in the Air universe in the years after the trilogy, with POV’s from James, Stephan, Frankie, Tristan, and Akira. 

This book is intended for readers 18 and up. 

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SERIES REVIEW:

I read this series early on in 2013, and it is still one of the hottest I’ve read all year. Bianca has an innocence to her that isn’t cheesy like other books I’ve read. It just seems real, due to her past and the events that happened between her Mother and Father. She has issues – plain and simple. And real fear. Which leaves an air of mystery throughout the entire series.

She has her best friend Stephan, and together they’ve carved a pretty good life for themselves. Through all the turmoil they have endured, they’ve got good jobs working as flight attendants and travel together regularly because of it. Living in Las Vegas, but often in New York and all over the U.S.A. It’s on one of these flights that Bianca first meets Mr. Cavendish,  James if you will…. he’s in her first class cabin and the chemistry between these two …. good lord, it jumped right out of my Kindle screen… they’re that hot. There is something hiding underneath his rich business man exterior… maybe it’s the controlling nature of his personality, or the money that affords him to be that controlling…. but something else is there that Bianca soon finds out is more than control and a high dose of  kink.

There is mystery and suspense throughout the series that left me desperate to find out what happens next. Luckily, all three books were out when I started the series, otherwise I would have been in a massive book-hangover awaiting the next installment.

I would never lump this series in with the other “Billionaire/Dominant/Submissive” story lines that are all over right now. This story has depth and serious promise … making you want to read everything the author’s written.

You feel for Bianca, you suffer with her while she comes to terms with her past and the affects it’s having on her present. You fight for she and James, and Stephen as they go through the ups and downs life throws at them. I cried…. I laughed… and the scenes between James and Bianca when they’re intimate… not just sexual, but truly intimate left me a little more than hot and bothered.

This series definitely made my Top 10 of 2013 – and I can’t wait to read more from her.

*Favorite Quotes*

“Life hurts.  As long as it doesn’t kill us, we weather it.”

“I knew I had a problem. I was starting to like that kinky rich bastard.”

“In private, though, you may call me Mr. Cavendish”

“I had fallen in love with a perfect lie.”

“You have such dreams in your eyes.”

“There you go, belittling us again. You must know by now that I’ve never done any of this for anyone else. I was a slut once with my body, but I’ve never been a slut with my heart.”

“I don’t feel alone with you. I feel like I have a family and a home again. You’re my home. All of the dark shadows seem to disappear when we’re together.”

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About the Author – R.K. Lilley

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R.K. Lilley has been a writer since she can remember, but has held down some interesting jobs to pay the bills. For several years she was a first glass flight attendant, and she always swore that she just had to write a book about it. Mixing her love of romance and all things BDSM, the Up in the Air Trilogy is her debut into the world of contemporary romance and erotica. You can contact R.K. at Authorrklilley@gmail.com

R.K. also writes urban fantasy under the pseudonym: Rebecca K. Lilley.

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