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 electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.
Bianca is accustomed to dealing with supermodels and movie stars in her job as a first class flight attendant, but James Cavendish puts them all to shame in the looks department. If only it were just his looks that she found so irresistible about the intimidating man, Bianca could have ignored his attentions. But what tempts her like never before is the dominant pull he seems to have over her from the moment they meet, and the promise of pleasure, and pain, that she reads in his eyes.
©2013 R.K. Lilley (P)2013 R.K. Lilley
This is not an original storyline but I did enjoy listening to it and the narrator's performance is very good. It's a romance so expect some unrealistic dialogue and HOT sex scenes. Storyline is a bit predictable and as I mentioned follows similar theme as Fifty Shades so the ending to this book almost exactly follows that series. I found it entertaining nevertheless.
This is good, but Bianca is somewhat frustrating. Her indifference to James, her obliviousness to the obvious is annoying as hell. These moments just make you want to punch her the face.
Honestly this book is essentially the same as the crossfire series, but with a weaker plot and characters. Everything is too neat; It could have used a few curveballs to keep the reader guessing.
Despite the beautiful narration, I had to stop listening to the story as it gets lamer and lamer. Why? So many clichés that the story becomes so fake and flavorless, even for roman or erotica. Here's a few:
1) A tall, muscular, tanned, handsome blond billionaire with blue eyes in his mid-20s starts to stalk a flight attendant because he wants to have casual sex w/ her, as if billionaires have that much free time at hand;
2) The girl is a 23-year-old virgin, with nothing special about her personality or talents other than her tallness, blond hair, and big boobs;
3) The girl is less interested in the guy and the guy is crazy about her and treats her like a real committed boyfriend since day 1
4) He instantly brings her to orgasm whenever he wants to with no effort whatsoever
By contrast I thought Sawyer Bennet's Uncivilized was better written as far as erotica goes. Have fun!
I would like to say I enjoyed this beginning to end. But where are all these authors finding the virgins & billionaires? I would like to see a hot & steamy affair with a plumber.
this however was a hot tease to the next installment. I'm hooked.
If you liked 50 shades, you will enjoy this. Very similar. However, it's a bit more entertaining. Has more exciting story line.
It wasn't the worst book I've listened to and it wasn't the best. I enjoyed it, it just wasn't my favorite book. The only thing I truly wish was that the lead male character had a sexier last name. I know that sounds absurd but a name is everything, it really got under my skin that his name didn't roll off the tongue and make you want to swoon. Every time the narrator mentioned his name it made me cringe. The narrator was good, just the name was bad. Other than that miniscule personal preference detail, the book was ok. I'm still on the fence as far as credit worthiness, I'm not going to request a refund by any means but would have MUCH rather spent my credit elsewhere.
Bibliophile, Cinephile, huge geek, and resident cat lady, among many other things...
Altho ultimately not my cup of tea, this book really is suspenseful, dramatic, sexy, and very romantic. I was not aware that it contained BDSM. Not that it disgusts me, but it is not tittilating to me. For the right listener/reader, this book could easily end up in their top 10 favorites. The author has created quite the intricate world, and certaily knows how to write damaged, tortured characters. They are well done, deeply wounded, highly passionate, and very human. Yes, there was the occasional use of some flowery synonyms for genetalia (which was a bit hard for me to take seriously), but all in all, if you're looking for a BDSM romance, do take the time to listen or read this book. You may just like it.
Dustboff the 50 shades shelf...Many have tried but this series is a parallel . 60 shades does not have a Stefan...
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