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In Flight (Up in the Air #1)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  45,571 ratings  ·  2,490 reviews
Alla riservata hostess di prima classe Bianca, basta uno sguardo sul proprietario di hotel e miliardario James Cavendish, per perdere quella padronanza di sé così duramente ottenuta. Abituata a servire cocktail a 35.000 piedi su tacchi altissimi, si ritrova all’improvviso con le gambe molli. L’imperturbabile Bianca non riesce più a staccarsi dallo sguardo turchese e magnet ...more
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by R.K. Lilley
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****Contains mild spoilers and a lot of bitching* ***

I understand that there is a thriving market for the story about dominant hot young billionaires and their obsession with a beautiful insecure/traumatised young women.
I also know that we are going to get some similarities here. That's fair enough. I can accept that. I even don't care too much as long as it's done right.
But...COME ON! This is such a rip off! I read it wondering if the author hasn't a law suit pending.

Surely when deciding to c



In In Flight, R. K. Lilley gives us the story of a reserved and guarded flight attendant, Bianca, and sexy as hell billionaire James Cavendish. Bianca first encounters the breath-taking billionaire on one of her flights as she is working in first class. He is beautiful and makes her lose all of her hard-won composure. Bianca is unable to remain unmoved in the presence of Mr. Cavendish w
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4.5 stars!!

Looking for another dominant billionaire BDSM series?? Here it is!!

“It was hard to remember we weren’t supposed to feel anything for each other when he looked at me like I was more important than his next breath.”

As a flight attendant in the first class section, Bianca is used to supermodels and movie stars, but she is not prepared for the intensity of billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish. From the first time their eyes meet, they share a connection. An instant, intense attrac

Holy Freaking WOW! Make room Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, Braden Carmichael – there’s a new fictional boyfriend in the harem and that man is Mr James melt my freakin' panties Cavendish. How much did I love him? Let me count the ways!

He’s a super uber-alpha dominant male, he’s possessive, protective, controlling, a bit of a sadist, romantic, tender, fierce, generous, caring, soulful – I could go on and on and rain down superlatives but my heart and stomach really did d
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Jul 03, 2013 Blacky *Romance Addict* marked it as never-ever-e-v-e-rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Not reading.

These quotes are the reason why :D

"I’m going to tie you to my bed and take your hymen."



“Now lift up your skirt and stroke the petals of your sex lightly.”

Seriously??? He says that???

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*PS, I might read it for the laughs, OMG this book has some awful quotes ahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahhahah*

*Thanks Ruth woman you are awesome ahahhahahahhahahhahah*

"I'm going to ruin you. I"ll be your first, and I'll fuck you so thoroughly that I'll be your last, too. You won't want any other man after I've gotten my hands on you. Every last inch of you."

And so the story begins... The story of a 23 year old flight attendant named Bianca who encounters the extremely good looking and highly controlling billionaire Mr. James Cavendish in the first class section on one of her flights. They both immediately feel a very strong connection between them and despit
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Kala's Book Blog

This book is about as blatant of a 50Shades knockoff as you can get.

Bianca is a drop dead gorgeous (but she doesn't think so) flight attendant who is a 20-something year old virgin (of course) and has a traumatic past.

James is a billionaire who is the absolute best looking guy in the entire world (nicknamed Mr. Beautiful by Bianca).

Their first real meeting is on a plane while he is in first class and she's his flight attendant. He propositions her. She
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Eeeeep! Loved it SO FUCKING GIDDY HAPPY!!!!!
I think a dual POV and guy's POV is the best shit EVA!! It makes me melt from the inside ;) hahahahaha

A guy's POV is the best shit eva!! *grins*

The amazing feeling when James' brain keeps saying 'MINE' for Bianca!! *grins*

Fell in love with James, Stephan and Bee all over again!! :D Can't wait for the 3rd book!! :D

“Please, call me James,” he chided me. He leaned in closer, speaking directly into my ear. “In private, though, you may call me Mr. Cavendis
Jenny Levine

Merged review:

OH, Sorry 'bout that. But, HOLY HOTNESS OVERLOAD!!!

In Flight is is basically, Fifty Shades of Grey meets Bared To You. You know, the usual, super rich dominant (but flawed) alpha male meets equally dysfunctional but strong and beautiful heroine, and developed instant attraction.

What I love most about this book are the characters. Bianca , despite what she's been through with her family, especially with her dad, has stayed
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥

Imagine a gorgeous, filthy rich, dominant alpha male with issues (did I mention beautiful?). Pair him with an introvert, unaware-of-her-own-sex-appeal, virgin gorgeous female with even more issues (optional). Add a best friend/family member comic relief. Spice it up with BDSM and imminent danger and Voilà....


I know, I know... I hear ya people!!
"I've read it before.", "It reminds me of Fifty Shades and Bared to you" etc....
But HONESTLY I really enjoyed this book! Asi
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Spoiler Free Review
3.5 to 4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance -Erotica with BDSM
Important Message:
Shout Out to all Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared To You Fans. THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Kinky fuckery included.

“I know it’s all consensual, but the fact is, I like to hurt women during sex. There’s a reason you fear me. My strongest impulse is to control and to dominate, but make no mistake, I’m a sadist. It doesn’t exactly make me a good guy.” ~James

Predator spots prey
When first class
 ♥  Barb ♥
^^^^4 stars for Mr. Beautiful^^^^

“I’m going to ruin you. I’ll be your first, and I’ll fuck you so thoroughly that I’ll be your last too. You won’t want any other man after I’ve gotten my hands on you.”

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"Can you honestly tell me that the thought of submitting to me in bed doesn't make you wet?" (Hell yes it does!!!!)

"You're going to learn very quickly that i always mean what i say." (Oh yummy)


This is the first book in the UP IN THE AIR series. James is a hot
Angie's Dreamy Reads

I'm on the fence with this book. It's not that I didn't like it but I didn't fall in love with it. It was like reading Fifty Shades for at least the first sixty percent of the book for me. I had a serious case of Déjà vu and lost complete interest. It did at the end sort of begin to develop into something slightly different but I think that the character personalty traits were so similar to Christian and Ana's, that for me I had a hard time seeing past it. Sex wise, yes it was hot a
Lisa Jayne
Re read February 2013 (couldn't stay away from a favourite)!

Mr Beautiful aka James Cavendish you have stolen my book heart, move over every other book hero, Mr Cavendish is here to stay as a firm favourite.

My first thoughts before starting this book was that it must be a rip off of similar books in this genre. How wrong was I?

This book had full content, great story telling and fabulous writing that went perfectly alongside the sexual nature and romance of the book.

The character development in
★★Daisy Hearts Jethro, Jesse, James, Clay, Daniel & Q ★★

Mr. Beautiful, James Cavendish

"This man was quite simply the most stunning person I'd laid eyes on in my twenty-three years"

"The sight of that hard play of muscles under his shirt made my mouth go dry"

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"Suck on my tongue"

"Can you honestly tell me that the thought of submitting to me in bed doesn't make you wet?"

"I will put you over my knee every time you lie to me, Bianca!"

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Bianca meets James in her flight that was serving as a first-class attendant along with best mate, Stephen.
Karina Halle
-Why am I not rating this book?

Because I'm obviously not this book's audience. Like, at all. So rating it would be a bit unfair to the author and to the prospective readers.

-Why did you read it then?

I was curious and wanted to see what the fuss was all about.

-Did you find out what the fuss was about?


-Did you like anything about it?

The writing was barebones and a bit dry, but not terrible. So that's a plus (really, quality writing is a dealbreaker for me, more than anything else). I actually d
Amy (Foxy)
There is a new Dom in town and his name is James Cavendish~

He goes by many names:
Mr. Stalker
Mr. Kinky
Mr. Spellcaster
Mr. Charming
Mr. Personality
Mr. Stalker
Mr. Celebrity
Mr. Beautiful
Mr. Mercurial


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This was me while attempting to read this garbage book:

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This was me after:

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and I am crying not so much about the loss of $2.99 but those precious 4 hours of my life I will never get back.

That's right! If I wanted to read about another [hot] billionaire/Mr. Beautiful (REALLY???) in his 20s with amateur bdsm preferences *rolls eyes* who falls in love with a virgin (I mean ... REALLY???), I'll re-read 50 Shades ...

R.K. Lilley, this was an EPIC FAIL but

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5 Super Sexy Stars!

Going into reading this, I heard a lot about it being a mix of 50 Shades and Crossfire Series, and I do see the similarities. But move over Christian and Gideon... there is a new hot alpha in town that tops you both, my new book boyfriend....

Mr.Persistent, Mr.Stalker, Mr.Kinky, Mr.Beautiful, Mr.Dominant, Mr.Volatile, Mr.Shameless, Mr.Affectionate, Mr.Personality, Mr.Mercurial, Mr.Wonderful, MR.CAVENDISH

“I am going to ruin you,” he breathed. “I’ll be your first, and I’ll fuc

I started it wanting to get swept away in an intense, emotional love story, and that’s exactly what I got. Yes, it’s similar to Fifty Shades, and the Crossfire books, but I love those, so I figure what’s wrong with adding one more to the pile of dominant, controlling and sexy-as-hell billionaires? It’s all good!

Having said that though, I’m glad I waited until I was in just the right mood to read it. Otherwise I probably would have been amongst those readers who wrote it
Smitten's Book Blog

Unfortunately, for me, this was just a little too reminiscent of Fifty Shades, Bared To You, etc.

Hot billionaire sets sights on beautiful ordinary girl, said billionaire pursues girl relentlessly, both have tales of harrowing pasts, nightmares, insecurities, throw a token best gay/male friend, a chauffeur driven SUV, guys hired to follow the girl around and a secret love of BSM that's been hidden from the media, oh and of course 'the other woman', and you've got yourself a pretty standard found
I know I'm going to be berated for this, after such amazing reviews this book received...
Mr. Cavendish
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3.5 STARS Yep... and it would have been less, if not for the compelling story surrounding these three characters!! I want more background... and I'm moving right on to the next book to get it!!!! I love the storyline... but what I didn't like was ... yes.... HIM!!!! I just don't know what it was... I usually really go for these kinds of characters. But for some reason, Mr. Cavendish has not yet
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Anyone else have deja vous???

Blah blah 20-something year old billionare.... blah blah insta-love... blah blah virgin... blah blah f-ed up childhood... blah blah BDSM... blah blah sadist... blah blah MERCURIAL... blah blah jealous-control freak...

Okay, I didn't actual hate this book. It is hot and sexy and I'd rather do James than Christian any day. However, to say that this theme has been done before is a HUGE understatement. At the end of the book I DID get really drawn in but before that, I wa
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Up in the Air series, book 1 of 3. Debut by R.K. Lilley. Intense, epic saga, erotic tale & mesmerizing love story with a larger-than-life James Cavendish & his Bianca!

“…“Yes, you scare me,” I told him, after a very long silence, while I processed his answer. “But I’m irrevocably fucked up, so you excite me in equal measures. I find it liberating, to let someone control me…”

There are three books in the Up In The Air series, but see below for BONUS chapter links:
Book 1: In Fl
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4.5 stars Jointly reviewed by Jenny & Gitte for

Gitte: Wow Jenny I absolutely loved this book for so many delicious reasons, I could not put it down. It definitely was a new play on the whole Fifty Shades & Bared to You theme, although comparisons are inevitable. I think this is my first book with a Flight Attendant theme and I kind of loved it hahaha. It was refreshing and yeah the whole Mile High club *wink wink*…HOT!

Jenny: Yep, Gitte, this book, the first
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
A fabulous view into Mr. Cavendish's head when he and Bianca just met. Delicious! thank you R.K. Lilley.


Merged review:

OOOOOh Mr. Cavendish aka Mr. Beautiful aka Mr. So-Many-Adjectives-That-All-Sexy-Billionare-Dom-Types-Can-Have aka Mr. Pervert... I mean seriously he sniffed her panties... in front of her... IN PUBLIC.... IN FRONT OF HER BEST FRIEND!!!! ROFL at the same time I love it!

Although this story falls in the same line as 50 and Crossfire series (and there are quite a few similarity) but
Ella Fox
Do you remember that time a few months ago when EVERYONE was reading 50 Shades of Gray? Do you remember that you too got caught up in the madness, only to scratch your head in confusion? I have to show 50 Shades some respect for opening up the market and making erotica more main stream. Having said that, 50 shades was BARELY erotic, and my loathing of Ana Steele made the stories hard to stomach. She was vapid, silly and totally spineless. I can't stand that in a heroine. Their "love" story never ...more
I enjoyed this book. Yes it had all the same elements as Fifty Shades and Bared to You, but it was still a fun,very sexy read for me. We all need one of those now and then, right?

I really liked our heroine, Bianca. It was refreshing to read about a heroine who has a backbone and can say no to the hero. Her relationship with her BFF, Stephan, added some much needed depth to the story.

It took me a while to warm up to our hero, James Cavendish. He seemed a little creepy to me at first. As he opened
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
...Two traumatized people brought together by some inexplicable force use BDSM to unleash their sexual desires which in turns lead them to confess their true love for each other...

Sound familiar? It sure does and to be honest, when the Fifty bells started ringing, I got a little frustrated. But I decided to keep reading and before I knew it, I was under the book's...or should I say Mr. Cavendish's spell.

Speaking of Mr. Cavendish, what's not to like? Billionaire...check. Sex god...check. Trau
JaHy♕ Bitchy  Goddess ♥'s  everything CrAzY  ☿

I'm at the halfway mark and have decided this is ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR ME.. I'm becoming increasingly annoyed by these virgin porn star heroines ... Can a female put a man in his place for god sakes? ... or at the very least come up with a smart ass remark, PLEASE! ...with that said Mr. Beautiful was beginning to grow on me, unfortunately I found Bianca to be a lost cause.

The majority of readers adored this book . I am brutal when it comes to the heroine. Bianca may not annoy you in the slightest
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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 class 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 contempary romance and erotica. She is currently working on ...more
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“Life hurts.  As long as it doesn’t kill us, we weather it.” 229 likes
“I’m going to ruin you. I’ll be your first, and I’ll fuck you so thoroughly that I’ll be your last too. You won’t want any other man after I’ve gotten my hands on you.” 188 likes
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