Review: Mile High (Up in the Air #2) by R. K. Lilley

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Title:  Mile High
Author:  R. K. Lilley
Publisher/Year:  R. K. Lilley 1/18/13
Length:  314 Pages
Series: Up In the Air #2

Overview

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 demons 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…

My Thoughts

This second installment takes us to the point right after Bianca’s attack when nothing seems certain for her and James.  She’s trying to get her life back in place and she’s not quite sure if there’s a place for James and what he has to offer her since it’s so outside the realm of what’s her norm.  Stephan continues to be there to help to try to pick up the pieces and that’s not necessarily a good thing.

As this story continues on, Bianca tries to get back to work and life and Stephan has managed to get them assigned to a layover in Miami so they could take a little break.  Their favorite pilots Damian and Murphy are along as well and that does not bode well for Bianca especially as we know that James is quite jealous and won’t let her out of his sight (even if it’s through bodyguards watching her)  The last time that Bianca was with James, she fled his house and had her picture snapped by papps an found herself all over the tabloids.  they now hound her all the time and have decided that her friendships with all these men means that she’s even worse in the public’s eyes.

James of course won’t let up his pursuit of her since what he feels for her is nothing at all like he’s ever felt before.  Bianca is slowly coming to terms with how she feels as well yet she’s not quite ready to admit it to herself.

When James finally convinces Bianca to give him a chance, he comes on strong, both which is Dominant side as well as his needy emotional side.  Whats nice about this series though is that we see the man being quite insecure about things even when he has the world.  He’s never sure what Bianca feels for him and it leaves him very unbalanced and that means that he pours it on thick with her.

What he does manage is to get Bianca to be willing to be with him more and more, even to move in with him somewhat.  He redoes all of his home so that she’s comfortable there. he puts in studios everywhere, he buys her endless amounts of clothing and jewelry and basically establishes that she’s there and she’s his.

Throughout this story though we’re constantly reminded that his past isn’t quite in the past.  we keep meeting women that have been conquests of his, or past sex partners and that’s very unsettling for Bianca.  she’s very jealous and doesn’t trust anyone that she meets, even though she knows that he won’t lie to her.  this is what makes for quite a tense story, but it also makes for some steamy hot sex.  it’s a nice play off one another.

In this 2nd book we also get to see more of Stephan as a person that’s not just Bianca’s ‘brother’.  we see that he’s trying to find love himself and he’s tried with Melvin and Javier.  it’ll be nice to see what comes of this since we know that if Bianca does choose to be with James,then she’ll need to give up some of her reliance on Stephan and I know that for myself i hope that he lands on his feet.

What’s nice about the way that this story evolves as well is that we don’t get any resolution to Bianca’s father – in fact we learn quite a bit more that makes for a great finale that we’ll get in book 3.  We find out that he’s been missing for a few weeks, and it’s strange too since Bianca keeps getting strange hang up calls from a 702 number that she doesn’t know.  Wonder what that’s going to mean for her in book 3.

so all in all, we get a wildly passionate love story here between 2 folks that couldn’t be lesser matched, but are actually perfect for each other if they can allow it to happen.  we also get the typical suspense piece of murder and scandal and you really just want to hope for the best.  What’s also sprinkled in here is a bit of mystery where James is concerned since there has to be more that hunts him and that will come up to try to destroy their relationship, we just don’t know what it is yet.

i’ll have to keep reading on to figure it out and i hope that you guys do as well and give me your opinions.

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