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…
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
Gitte: 3.5/4 stars
Jenny 3.5/4 stars
Gitte: How much were we dying to get onto book #2 in this trilogy Jenny?! Seriously I could not get enough Mr. James Cavendish…yum…and there was a bit of a cliff-hanger in book #1!! Oh, actually before I say anything else, we can’t forget to say that readers definitely need to read book #1 ‘In Flight’ before moving onto this one as it picks up a few weeks after and the story line won’t make much sense otherwise. So moving on, I’ve been sat here thinking how to write down my thoughts without giving spoilers…tough one Jenny, what do you think?
Jenny: We sure were GG! In fact we were going to read a different book in between In Flight and this one but we just couldn’t wait We wanted more of Mr Cavendish and wow, we got plenty of him! Absolutely agree – make sure you read In Flight before moving onto this one .
Agree GG, this is a tough one to review without giving anything away.
Gitte: Okay so this is definitely a very erotic and emotional continuation of Bianca and James’ story and can I just say Thank God for horses. Despite being absolutely petrified of them, I suddenly have the URGE to go horse riding especially if I am treated to a ride Cavendish style! HOT!!!
Jenny: OMG! I don’t’ think I can proceed any further without saying that if I hear a neigh within fifty feet of me I think I will combust! True story – that had to have been one of the most erotic scenes I’ve read in a long time! Giddy up!!!
Gitte: We start off with Bianca recovering from something that happened in book #1 as well as nursing a broken heart, keeping away from James (how? she has got some serious iron will and unwillingness to boot!) and back to flying the friendly skies (umm yeah, that’s the clean version!). James is so desperate to see Bianca again and will pretty much do anything to get her back. Can I just say that it wouldn’t take much for me here…a call would suffice! After a change of heart Bianca decides she is ready again and their hot emotional journey begins once more as Bianca is unable to resist the intense attraction, the charm of the man…and…cue horse riding…sorry I just had to get that in there again Jenny.
Jenny: I’ll say, I think I would have broken long before Bianca did! A phone call and a “wanna come over and wash my car and do my laundry” would have been enough to get me running back to Mr Cavendish! But our girl Bianca definitely has an iron will and makes than man work for it! Good for you Bianca! When she does give in, oh boy does it heat up FAST! Oh you can go down that horse riding path anytime you want GG….I’ll never tire of thinking about it – I practically ran down my kindle battery with the amount of times I re-read that scene! Did someone just turn up the heating in here?
Gitte: Now James, he is LUSH, no doubt, LOVED him in book #1. We got to know him a bit better in this one and we clearly see that this man has two opposing sides. He loves and protects fiercely, almost obsessively so. He is a strong sometimes harsh dominant; he needs complete control in and out the bedroom. Yet there is some kind of sadness about him…a vulnerability that affects his relationship as we experience his fears for Bianca, her safety and his fear of her leaving him. He has an amazing loyalty and openness…if shared in return. Actually he is a pretty remarkable man overall. However, I have to say here Jenny that one line he said in this book grossed me out completely and I had a real problem with it. I think this line unfortunately affected my view of him for a while after, but this is most probably personal to me though! What do you think Jenny? I know I sent you a text immediately when I read it….
Jenny: Okay, you know I LOVED James and I still do but have to agree with you on that line. As soon as you sent me a text about a certain line that made you shudder I responded back as soon as I got to it – I knew exactly which one it was because it had the same effect on me.
It wasn’t just that. Now, I love me some hot alpha, possessive male and our Mr Cavendish it that and more, but I have to say, in this one I found James just a little to extreme in his actions. He was still hot, sexual, alpha James but a few times I just thought, in a couple of instances, that he went a little overboard.
itte: Overall I have to admit that I loved book #1 but book #2 fell just a bit short for me. It had a lot of repetition such as Bianca’s family history which was relayed word for word again. Don’t get me wrong I really did enjoyed this story, I loved that we got to know the characters better, (James’ story was horrific!), saw their hidden depths and yes we did move on in their journey. There just wasn’t enough, we didn’t quite get there. Also, I think James and Bianca both annoyed me a little in this installment some of the traits were just too much for me at times. I will say though that I cannot wait for book #3 as I am desperate to know more and find out how it all ends, I am crossing everything for a HEA here. I am sure it will be explosive (in more ways than one)! Oh and can I just say that I absolutely adore and LOVE Stephan, and the snippets we got with him and his man were yummy…more Stephan please!!
Jenny: Have to agree with you on all the above GG. I absolutely LOVED book #1 – and whilst I really did enjoy this one it didn’t quite stack up to In Flight for me.
I enjoyed the unravelling of their pasts and James’s story was horrific indeed. It just left me wanting whereas In Flight left me totally satisfied. I found James and Bianca’s actions and reactions just a bit extreme at times.
I was hoping for more of Stephan too but I’m sure we’ll be delving into a whole lot more in book 3 and for that reason and more I can’t wait for the release of that book!
I’m really intrigued to how this story will progress and I’m definitely addicted to this series that’s for sure!
THE UP IN THE AIR SERIES by R K LILLEY