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Grounded: Up in the Air, Volume 3 | [R. K. Lilley]

Grounded: Up in the Air, Volume 3

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 with the enigmatic billionaire. Is her leap of faith the beginning of something wonderful, or is it too much, too fast?
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Grounded, Book 3 in the Up In The Air Trilogy. 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 with the enigmatic billionaire.

Is her leap of faith the beginning of something wonderful, or is it too much, too fast? As James and Bianca feel a growing need for each other that neither can deny, circumstances beyond their control intervene, trying to tear them apart. Amid the ever mounting threat of a monster who wants Bianca dead, and the constant pitfalls of an indiscreet past that James can't seem to escape, can these two passionate lovers manage to find their happily ever after?

©2013 R.K. Lilley (P)2014 R.K. Lilley, LLC

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-03-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-03-14

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "WoW I'm Grounded - this was an AWESOME End"
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    Wow - all i can say is I LOVED this 3rd and final book in this Amazingly Heart Pulling Story. It has absolutely everything once could desire - depth, angst, love, growth, acceptance, intrigue, horror, damage, blood, chaos, pain, suffering and almost death. Plus.... Devilishly yummy BDSM & even M/M. This was the perfect conclusion to this fabulous trilogy and i am sad the story is over. Elizabeth Powers done an immaculate job bringing all the wonderful characters to life threw-out and i give high praise to her magical voice changing skills.... :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Midwest 03-26-14
    Amazon Customer Midwest 03-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing ending to a wonderful series!"
    If you could sum up Grounded in three words, what would they be?

    James "Beautiful" Cavendish


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grounded?

    If I told you that, I'd be giving things away. You must read this book and series, I absolutely LOVED it!!


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Powers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to her during this whole series, she is the best narrator I've listened to on Audible! Hands down!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Come fly the friendly skies!


    Any additional comments?

    Kicking myself for waiting so long to listen to this series, MUST READ/LISTEN!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 06-04-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "IT'S OFFICIAL! I LOVED THIS MEMORABLE SERIES!!!"

    I finished this book yesterday and I just can't stop thinking about it. R.K. Lilley used a familiar theme (the DOM Billionaire tamed by love) and made it something unique, something memorable, and something touching. This book really compliments the first book well. In that, if you start reading the first book again, after this one, it's evident that James's pursuit of Bianca was singular, and he pretty much loved her from the moment he laid eyes on her.

    As James and Bianca settle into their relationship, James is the one who doesn't change much from the beginning of the series. He continues to work toward a goal that puts Bianca in his life forever. OMG, how do I love that kind of romance!!!!

    Part of the drama that ensues is from the worst kind of women, from his past, who start coming out of the wood work, but this book really settled the fact of how they were nothing to him. By the way, I LOVED how Bianca dealt with all the women who tried to ruin her relationship with James…I loved Bianca's spunk & well, she's just awesome…haha

    James and Bianca have given me the best perspective of how a BDSM relationship works for two people who really desire that pain/pleasure aspect of intercourse. Yet, their relationship is far from defined by this preference in the bedroom, these two people adore each other, love deeply and share an effortless calm and serenity when in each other's company that feels real and beautiful. I was never disappointed with James…from the tender lover to the stark DOM, to the ravishing kindness and love he showered Bianca with during their everyday lives…he was simply perfection (even when he was mad). And, Bianca, well, you just can't get a more beautiful heroine, inside and out.

    In terms of major themes in this series, Lilley did something very original. Her focus was on relationships, of course the one between James and Bianca was centerfold, but she also did an incredible job in developing the beautiful relationship between Bianca and Stephan and the rest of the friends in this book. During the most turbulent parts, my heart was racing and I felt on edge, but the ending was very true to the characters and gave them all a life they all deserved. I don't want to spill ANY details, because this book has to be experienced. I do want more though…..I felt like it finished and I want, well, at least a little more……


    10 STARS FOR AN EXCELLENT SERIES THAT HAD ME CAPTIVATED AND ENTHRALLED!!!

    Narrator- Elizabeth Powers was excellent and enhanced this audiobook experience as well as the author's writing talent. Excellent pairing---Lilley and Powers…fabulous!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Necole BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 04-20-14
    Necole BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 04-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A MUST PURCHASE!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Grounded in three words, what would they be?

    I want him!


    What did you like best about this story?

    So much drama, passion, and OMG hot smex!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The proposal.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was on the edge of my seat through most of it. Not going to give any spoilers so download and start listening.


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    beth 04-02-14
    beth 04-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful series"
    What did you love best about Grounded?

    I love how the writer tells you how they r doing even several years later


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grounded?

    When they finally say "I love you", seemed like it took forever!


    What about Elizabeth Powers’s performance did you like?

    Loved the emotion she put into the reading


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    layla schiller park, IL, United States 04-20-15
    layla schiller park, IL, United States 04-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Grounded ended"

    This author cracked me up with "took deep breaths" she was always taking deep breaths, it became comical. As well as saying "you're insatiable ". But the story kept me reading and rolling my eyes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 03-28-15
    Amy 03-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "AWESOME!!"

    One of the best trilogies I have read. I love Bianca & James. So cute!! A must read. Prepare for some tissues at the end. 😍👍

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    Ty 02-09-15
    Ty 02-09-15 Member Since 2008
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    "At least this wrapped things up"

    No humor but lots of sex, death and heartache. Not my idea of an enjoyable story. These first three books were only one story, but at least this wrapped things up. I will be reading no further sequels.

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    MECHELL 01-25-15
    MECHELL 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect ending to an amazing love story"

    I absolutely adored this whole series but this last book brought it to a close with an epic bang! I have read ALOT of the similar books in this category and the writing style and specific details given through every interaction in this series had my imagination soaring and reaching new heights.

    The one awful thing about the writing is the over used statement "I gasped". It was so bad that it stuck out like a soar thumb every time it was said and I literally cringed when hearing it. It almost made me stop after the first book but thankfully the amazing depths of the story out shined the terrible clashing of the over used statement.

    All in all, I would recommend this book to all who love a great, difficult, romance. It is well worth every penny spent on this book.

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    D Net 01-20-15
    D Net 01-20-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Voice for Christian"

    Too bad the character voice for Christian was changed.,,less depth than provided in first two books. In addition, I hope the author decides to expand on other characters relationships in the future. Otherwise, great series,

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    ""HOT,HOT,HOT""
    Would you listen to Grounded again? Why?

    yes & i have


    What other book might you compare Grounded to, and why?

    only the other in flight books


    What about Elizabeth Powers’s performance did you like?

    she does bring some emotion to the story


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes When Bianca's father shot Stephen & Bianca


    Any additional comments?

    loved it so much

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    1/6/15
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    this book is truly amazing I can't even bring words the best book I have ever heard was emotional and funny and serious a must read a must

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    Braga, Portugal
    3/29/14
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    "Grounded is it?"
    Would you listen to Grounded again? Why?

    Maybe just because isn't that good quality I'm used to or the download got a little bumpy!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship around the main characters and the behind story and plot


    What does Elizabeth Powers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    More enthusiasm to continue reading, the story dragged it self the first 20 chapters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Chapter titles are back.

    An insight around all Mr. Cavendish moods! How many moods can a guy have? :)

    We are back in to the story right at the time we left it. In the next 20 chapters I admit, I was a little bored.

    OK there were times I wanted to learn more about their stories, their reactions, decisions... I knew where all that was coming from, but planes, work, trips back and forth, going to shower, putting make up, having a nap, what she was wearing, what they eat, drink, sleep, nightmares, worries, fights, leaving things unsaid I just wanted to move on!!!

    Don't know why this was all boring for me this time... Maybe I'll re read it in a better mood!

    I love what a book can do to you, angst, worries, cries, laughs, but in this case it was slow, I wanted to go where all the action was! Didn't feel the appeal...

    Well, let me focus, sex was fun in all places we can imagine, more BD than SM, the more comfortable side... can a Dom fall in love?

    Quite an inventive mind this author has... possible and impossible sex scenes at possible or impossible places! That was great, however, that sadistic side of James made me want to punish him!

    Maybe Mr. Sadistic would wake me up a little bit, to continue reading.

    All in all the more they love each other, more boundaries would be broken and the Dom was only Master of the body...

    Liked the scarf scene and the pool party a lot, what a great crew, so cool!

    Disliked the piercing moment, in James's eyes she was perfect so why the need of wrecking that perfection...

    Not so spectacular relationship... not like I used to like in the other books and many POVs kept me way from track, for a bit.

    Besides that, I liked Stephan side of the story. And definitely want to know more about Tristan and Danika, Frankie and Lana of course!

    The story was rushed at the end if I knew, I would start of at chapter 27 :( switched to audible at that time... I was tired to read it... didn't need to be that dramatic and didn't like the way James handled it! Too superficial.

    Healing the past and learning to trust, signs of hope.... although most of the bumps in this road... I enjoyed this journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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