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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  59,209 ratings  ·  2,344 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published February 10th 2013 by R.K. Lilley
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Aestas Book Blog
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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♥ With all my heart, I adore this series!! ♥

This whole series is a delicious blend of heart-clenching emotion, fan-yourself hotness, make-you-blush kink, combined with an engaging plot that keeps you flipping the pages. Its absolutely absorbing and I seriously didn’t want to put it down even for a minute!

The first thing I noticed were the Mr. chapter titles were back – YAY!! I really loved that idea from the first book – it was such an a
Kim Person
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I have to be honest here I literally...................

when I was offered an ARC of Grounded by the author. This was one of those books that I was dying for... After finishing Mile High I knew I had a wait but boy did I luck out.......................

In my opinion Grounded is the BEST book in the entire series. I'm totally in love with Mr. Beautiful!!! You could feel the love he had for Bianca while reading but don't worry our total ALPHA DOM Mr. Cavendish was still there. Bianca was AMAZING I l
~ Becs ~

Mr Cavendish has got it bad. No doubt about it. He is head over heels in love with Bianca, completely besotted, and it is a feeling completely alien to him. He’s never felt this way about anyone before and his possessive and protective instincts towards her are on turbo-charge and in overdrive. He can’t imagine his life without her, is terrified that something may happen to her and can scarcely function when she is is not breathing the same air as him. He’s lived his life as a total man-whore –
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Finally this book is over. It seems like it took me forever to read it. I am sad to say that it really wasn't my favorite. I felt like James was totally different in this book. I didn't feel like I could connect with James or Bianca. I will say the ending was good and just how I had swooned over James in the first two books. It was the perfect ending to this series. I just overall wasn't impressed with this book ...more
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing

5 Breathtaking Beautiful Stars

Although I waited for this book with great anticipation, I did not think it would be possible for Ms. Lilley to top In Flight or Mile High... but I was wrong. As much as I loved the first two, Grounded was able to surpass them..


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James Cavendish was at his best in this one.. His Dom to Bianca's Sub was so much more intense as their realationship solidified itself over and over again. James's ability to give Bianca exac
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Cavendish is back and better than ever!!!
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James Cavendish goes by many names...Mr. Violent, Mr. Sadistic, Mr. Excessive, Mr. Magnanimous, Mr. Romantic, Mr. Muse, Mr. Damaged, Mr. Wonderful, Mr. Supermodel, Mr. Gorgeous, Mr. Understanding, Mr. Perfect, Mr. Dubious, Mr. Callous, Mr. Controlling, Mr. Curious, Mr. Amenable, Mr. Playful, Mr. Scandalous, Mr. Distant, Mr. Uncivilized, Mr. Reticent, Mr. Manipulative, Mr. Desperate, Mr. Porn Star, Mr. Incensed, Mr. Distraught, Mr. Kinky, Mr. Dome
Georgia ♥

4.5 FOREVER-AMAZING-Mr.-James-Cavendish Stars

"I fell in love with your eyes first because I looked into their depths and saw the other half of my soul."


A scorchingly romantic ending, in the highly acclaimed "Up In The Air" trilogy, Grounded, concludes the story of James & Bianca, who fought their own worst enemies, themselves and managed to prevail.

R.K. Lilley, seduces and glues us in the pages, trying and failing not to fall in love with the one and only Mr. James Cavendish.


Arrogant, filthy
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

⟡ 5 Matching-Outfits Rating ⟡

My Mr. Cavendish

My Bianca


The world went from black and white and into color when I laid eyes on you, my love. There'll be no going back.

James and Bianca relationship is more intense in this book. At this point they are very much deep in love (although it takes them a while to admit it to each other). But when they do... wow do things progress so fast and in a r
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2017
Actual rating: 2.5 stars

I didn't want to review this book directly after finishing it because I was extremely frustrated. I did not expect this. I wanted to think, you know, "objectively". But as you can see, the rating is still 2 stars. I understand that sequels usually have a higher rating than the first books in any series, those who didn't like it are most likely to drop it but 4.29 stars are way too much for this book and for over 50 000 ratings. It's one of the times when I feel like I've
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Somebody give that woman a medal because anyone who can orgasm on demand like that definitely deserves one.....

Ok, I really wanted to like this book, especially after seeing lots of great reviews for it but I have to admit I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first two in the series. To be honest I just didn't feel there was much point to the story until the drama unfolded at 90%. The story felt fragmented, the book jumped from one scene to another and yes, there was lots of hot sex, but at t

 ♥  Barb ♥
~~~~4 stars for Mr. Cavendish~~~~

"You'll know when I'm ready to give you my cock because you'll have it inside of you."

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This is the conclusion of Bianca and James' story. I really really loved this series. Throughout the book we saw the many faces of Mr. Beautiful himself. With James, you never know who or what you're going to get. Here goes...Mr. VIOLENT, Mr. SADISTIC, Mr. EXCESSIVE, Mr. MAGNANIMOUS, Mr. ROMANTIC, Mr. MUSE, Mr. DAMAGED, Mr. WO
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I listed the many reasons why this book series is my ultimate favorite in my review of book 1 and 2 so I will simply say that book 3 is my favorite out of all 3 books.

We finally get to Bianca and James really cultivating their relationship in this book. The other woman drama is dramatically decreased and Bianca finally accepts that she needs to open herself up more to James. James remained steadfast with his need to make Bianca his forever, which makes me adore him more.

Book 3 is by far the mo
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Up in the Air series, book 3 of 3. Debut by R.K. Lilley. Intense, epic saga, erotic tale & mesmerizing love story with a larger-than-life James Cavendish & his Bianca!

“I love you, too, James, but that doesn’t give you a free pass.” “No, it doesn’t. Being your Dom does that, Love. I’ve compromised far more for you than I’ve ever done for anyone or anything in my life. Controlling you sexually is something I won’t be bending on...”

There are three books in the
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
reason for my high rating despite this being kinda meh: bianca grew a brain and i can ask for nothing more than that
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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"YES Mr Cavendish... I Will Love You Forever...."

I waited for this book for months... And it was worth every second...

Such a well written story filled with lots of sex.. Ok yes.. I admit some kinky stuff but hey... If Mr Cavendish wants that...
Yes... There was a story too... I think it's wonderful how the book is about some other strong characters as well..
I was not bored for even a second! This story is filled with passion, love, pain, healing, violence, happiness and so mu
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s


That's it...that's all I want at this point, well that and a few answers but I'm ready for Bianca and James to just be happy! Unfortunately, we have a few things to get through first.

Jules and Jolene have to be dealt with as does Bianca's Dad. Stephan needs to be happy but will it be with Javier? Then there's the major decision for Bianca if she can let go of her issues and just be happy with James. And James needs to be upfront about e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!! One thing I can say for certain
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing


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You need to meet Mr. Cavendish!!!! Mr, Grey, who? Mr. Beautiful tops my CEO chart <3

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This book picks from Book 2 perfectly and it gonna gets hotter, steamier and I am in love! That man's mouth, only love!

"Get on your knees and suck me off"
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"I'm keeping the scarf. I have plans"

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"He's got you collared, Bianca. That' some real serious shit from him. He's possessive as all hell
Sigh...I really love this series. Since there is so much drama about his past women I have wondered why. During this last book I figured out why. I simply love the way he loves her. It is epic and all consuming. You just never doubt it and he is so open about his feelings. And I love that I feel it as I read the series.

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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
James and Bee are like EPICNESS PERSONIFIED!

I want to have James' babies! ;;)

An amazing end to an amazing series~ and a bonus of a double epilogue! HOOT HOOT

Loved this book! Each and every scene, all the characters, all the drama, and most of all.. those 2-3chapters in Stephan and James' POV ;) *bliss*

Stephan! Oh boy, I loveeeeeeeeeeeee him beyond words! Bee and Stephan are like the cutest bff couple EVER! Their love for each other is so fucking heart warming :')

All the bantering between Judith
Lady Heather
I have to wrap my head around this story.

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3.5 stars

This is the third and final installment in the "Up In The Air" series, and I SOO wanted to LOVE it as much as I did the first two, but unfortunately, I didn't.

Somewhere along the line, I felt the author lost her amazing characters, and instead filled this story with a whole bunch of creative ways (and places) James could f*%K Bianca.

I LOVED James in the first two books, but not so much in this one. In this story he comes across way too obses
A sexy series deserves and equally sexy picture to describe it...
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"God, did I miss you, Love. Is thirty too young to retire from working? I'd love to just make love to you full-time, instead"

Oh Double DAMN....10 FREAKIN' STARS R.K LILLEY...and my heartfelt thanks for bringing these 3 books into my life. James Cavendish will hold the 1st place title of ultimate book boyfriend for a very long time. I loved this damn book so much, I'm all over the place! I'm gonna try and reel it in and state fa
Awesome conclusion to a great series. With 2 epilogues, 1 year and 5 years into the future.
WOW!!!!! This trilogy was AWESOME!!! I can't say that enough. Although these kinds of trilogies are very popular right now and the story progression did have some very familiar elements to it-it was different enough to engage me and to keep my interest until I had read the very last word! This book in particular was soooo goood!!! I think the relationship that Stephan and Bianca have as more like siblings than anything else is what got me teary eyed. I just could relate to that kind of devotion ...more
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing

5 Stars - Best book of the trilogy!

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I think it’s safe to say in Bianca’s (or Stephan’s) case that their clearly better off.

In the third installment Bianca once and for all stops resisting her undeniable feeling towards James and finally opens up her heart. Throughout their love story theirs constant occurrences that way heavy on their relationship that could potentially tear them apart.

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Caleb Followill sang it best, “... your sex is on fire.” Nicely done R. K.
“I love you, Bianca,” he said very quietly.“There isn’t a thing about you that I don’t adore.Even the things that have made it hard for you to let me in hold a special place in my heart.I never thought I’d meet a woman that I couldn’t doubt,a person that I could so easily give my trust to, but I know your soul, and it is so pure and clear to me that I feel like I can see right into it.”



Jessica's Book Review
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
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The Up In The Air series is like one big train wreck I just can’t stop myself from looking away. Grounded, just like the first two books in the Up In The Air series I had a love/hate relationship with the book. After reading the series now, I still do not understand the appeal of James Cavendish. He still gives me the creeps and his actions only get stranger to me. I went from liking Bianca in book one to thinking she is just as crazy as James by
Amber Rose
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, romance, erotica
5 amazinballs stars!!! Knocked right out of the park for me!!!

"You look..." Delectable. Edible. Mouth-watering.

We continue our wonderful journey with James and Bianca. I love the fact that it takes right off from the last book. I felt, I never left their sides and just turns into one long book. Loved it.

James, was more intense in this one. More jacked up on mountain dew or something cause he was all over the fucking place. But I loved him equally and more so then I ever have. My god that b
Christine B
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mr Beautiful has once again been overwhelming, overprotected, kinky and all Bianca's, he loved him some Bianca and will do any to keep her and fight for their undeniable love they have for each other. As each love affair goes there is always something or someone jealous and trying to keep them apart. As Bianca's fears start to always doubt their love. James is continuing to look for the threat over her life. Every part of this series was amazing and Grounded was a great ending to that fantastic ...more
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's getting closer! I want to see their HEA!

Wow!!!!! Thank you R.K. Lilley! This was amazing. Review soon.....
Beatrice Masaluñga
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
A lovely conclusion to James and Bianca's story. These two unexpectedly grew on me and their relationship blossomed just the way I liked it. The characters had a great development (including the side characters, Stephan and Javier. I ship these two as well). I love James for being honest to Bianca especially about his past. Bianca is an admirable woman. I love her simplicity, elegance and perseverance in life. I love how she accepts someone's fault wholeheartedly and open up herself to vulnerabi ...more
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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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For each of you will be shelter to the other.
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For each of you will be companion to the other.
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