July 16, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
In Flight by R.K Lilley
Book one in Up in the Air series
Publication Date: October 20th, 2012
Source: eBook for Inks and Scratches
Rating: 4 hearts
Review also published in Inks and Scratches magazine
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. This book is intended for ages 18 and up.
This book is extremely hot and sexy, it’s not only the story or the character, and it is R.K Lilley’s writing style that gives more deepness to this book. I’m in love with James Cavendish even if he’s arrogant, authoritarian and intimidating; he can be very charming and persuasive. Of course, he is rich and he loves BDSM like a lot of romance currently, and yes this book reminds me Fifty Shades of Grey, but it’s so much better.
Bianca didn’t irritate me at all, she’s an adult who knows what she wants and she’s doing a job she likes. She’s working with her best friend Stephan and their relation is awesome. They are friend and I really love their friendship, it’s important for both of them. I like Bianca first reactions with James, she’s strong and resist, and I can’t say I like all her reactions but I understand them perfectly. It’s hard to be with a popular man who wants you so badly when you aren’t confident in yourself.
I like that James always tell her the truth, the only problem is truth and communication, same problem in a lot of couple. There are perfect together and I really want them to be happy because they both deserve it.
And I will just say that I like Stephan, he’s perfect, he’s not only Bianca’s best friend, and he is her protector, her family and her colleagues. He’s kind and sweet and he didn’t hesitate to push her in James’s arms when he feels that he will be good for her. It’s a very important character in the story and he deserves all the love he can have.
There are a lot of reasons why I prefer In Flight to Fifty Shades, the characters are more interesting, and they have more depth and spirit. The story is commonplace in this style but the grace and the sharpness of R.K Lilley changes everything.
R.K Lilley is very talented, she transports you in the story and she won’t let you go away so easily. She is very good at writing sex scenes; you can’t be totally passive and doesn’t feel anything by reading this story. Or you are a robot.
About the author
R.K. Lilley is the best selling author of the Up In The Air, and Tristan & Danika, and The Wild Side series. She lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She’s had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She’s been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is currently working on Breaking Him, Boss, and Crossing Fire, Book #2 of Heretic Daughter series.