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In Flight

(Up in the Air #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  74,658 ratings  ·  3,407 reviews
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 electrifyin ...more
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by R.K. Lilley
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Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
****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
Blacky *Romance Addict*
Jul 03, 2013 marked it as never-ever-e-v-e-rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Shelves: review

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*
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
~ Becs ~

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 di
Dec 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Also posted on my blog at:
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
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Evgeny by: Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
Shelves: erotica
My two-line review follows. The bad: the book is practically a repeat of Fifty Shades. The good: it is better written. The end.
Fifty Shades

My rumbling review. A flight attendant Bianca Karlsson (by the way if somebody asks me to name a typical Swedish last name, like Smith in English this would be my first answer) was obviously Swedish in origin, an orphan, and has countless number of personal demons to conquer.
To her defense the demons were not of her own making. She had a best friend Stephen who was luc
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it

"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 des
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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,
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. Ca
Jenny Levine
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

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
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
The sex scenes in this were 10/10, but everything else about this was waaaaay too Christian Grey for my personal taste. If you're into the macho-guy-does-everything-for-the-poor-defenseless-virgin thing, you'll probably really enjoy this! If you do not enjoy that, stay far, far away. Lmao ...more
Georgia ♥

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
 ♥  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
Jun 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
I am sorry but In Flight didn’t work for me.

I know many people loved this book, and that’s precisely why I gave it a go however, much to my disappointment, it fell down for me.

There are several things wrongs with it, here are just a few:

1) There is seriously something missing here: Depth.

2) The Characters:
I couldn’t connect emotionally with the characters; as a result, I just didn’t care much about them.

BIANCA My biggest problem with her is that I don’t find her believable. I don’t see her b
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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, 

“I am going to ruin you,” he breathed. “I’ll be your first, and I’
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
Angie - 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
Alexis *Reality Bites*
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 cl
• Lisa •
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
Pearl Angeli
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-reads
Mostly are about sex and BDSM and to be honest, there was no real plot. Yes, it has Fifty Shades of Grey feels. I love FSOG, by the way, and I should've loved this. But, honestly, there's nothing really special about this book.

The characters are totally unrelatable. The insta-love insta-lust also did not sit well on me. It was kind of strange.

It could have been better because the author's writing style is good. The story just didn't work for me.

Good thing I did not set high expectations on this.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I read the books last year but never left a review. I recently purchased the audio version for my long car rides to work so I thought I would review both the book and the audio.

This book series is my favorite series out of everything I have read. I keep thinking another series will come along and top this but that hasn't happened yet. The biggest reason I am so in love with this series is James and Bianca, the MC's.

I absolutely love James devotion to Bianca in this series. I tend to lean more t
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
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)
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
I like the author's writing style. It's easy to get into the story though I have slow moments on some parts. The romantic scenes are absolutely hot and well-written. However, I find this book a little cliché. It's like Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You mash-up. It's my pet peeve when guys are too possessive and stalker-ish even at work. James Cavendish is an example. Bianca is a flight stewardess, it's just ridiculous he makes a way to make sure she's safe. Nothing wrong on checking but ha ...more
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
Sophia Triad
Not very impressed with this book.
Some dialogues God I couldn't believe what I was reading, e.g.:
1. “I’m going to tie you to my bed and take your hymen. I can’t seem to think about anything else” (I would have run away screaming)
2. His torso was a work of art, his golden skin ripped up by tight muscles along every inch of it’s long, lean length. I couldn’t see a hint of hair on it, and I had a feeling it wasn’t from waxing. (so, how exactly had he removed the hair? With laser? And why this is im
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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. Caven
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it

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
Duchess Nicole
Maybe intrigued enough to read the next book, but really I started this series just to get to the Tristan and Danika series. This is just so cliche billionaire BDSM, it's not even funny. The thing that makes it stand out a bit is the fact that the heroine truly is not looking for a relationship, and the hero eventually crawls. I liked that part :D
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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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