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Mr. Beautiful

Up in the Air, Book 4
Narrated by: Jason Clarke
Series: Up in the Air, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (542 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

James

She was my sin and my temple. I both worshipped and defiled there. Gloried and desecrated. Revered and debased.

I've been remade four times in my life.

It is a distinct feeling. Impossible to mistake. The very marked sensation of being unraveled and reknit into a new thing, a new person. It can be good or bad, helpful or harmful, but above all, it is unstoppable.

I was remade when my parents died, went from a happy childhood into navigating a very dark world, with endless responsibilities, surrounded by enemies, and despairingly alone.

It happened again at the hands of a cowardly predator. I'd become angrier with that one, more cynical, and it undoubtedly turned me into the kinky f**k I was today.

The third happened swiftly. One day I looked up into a pair of pale blue eyes and saw the other half of my soul. Checkmate. I went from a completely controlled existence, a life where I made every decision with cold calculation, to a man overcome with feelings and emotions that were foreign but somehow wonderful.

And all too soon after that cataclysmic change was this fourth one, this one where I begged a God I'd never entertained to spare the life of a woman that I could not live without.

Mr. Beautiful is a continuation of the Up in the Air series, told from the male point of view, with POVs from James, Stephan, Tristan, Frankie, and Akira.

This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

©2014 R.K. Lilley (P)2015 R.K. Lilley

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  • Yvette
  • GILBERT, AZ, United States
  • 07-13-15

Like having all of the Disney characters together

This book is a bit of a hodgepodge of blended memories past-present and it got confusing at times with the way the stories were told (Mostly through James' perspective), but I would take it that way and another other way R.K. Lilley would choose to write it. Mainly, because this is a book written for the fans and, as a fan, it was not too difficult to keep up. I LOVE how James fell for Bianca…so thoroughly, so deeply, and so--yes--well, sexually. Their love affair was beautiful and let me say they have A LOT of sex…like A LOT…LOL. This book also shares their most tender moments. I didn't care for the flashbacks of James with other women in the sex club (Before Bianca), but hey, that's part of the story too (his sordid past). But, I adored the epilogue portion that also contained Tristan & Danika (that's all I will say so as to not give anything away).

It's kind of funny, but the way other characters from the "Up In the Air" series are combined in this story and it reminded me something like having all of the Disney characters together….

Even though Bianca and James' love story was compelling…HANDS DOWN--my favorite part of this book was the parts about Tristan and Danika. I can't even begin to describe how mesmerized Tristan and Danika's story has been for me personally. That couple's story has made an indelible mark on my heart--more than any other couple I have read in novels. Their love is full of heart ache, but in this book R.K. LIlley gives fans sheer pleasure (BUT NOT ENOUGH) with the added epilogue (through Tristan's perspective) and a taste of their GOLDEN YEARS. All I can say, is that I NEED more Tristan and Danika's golden year moments….PLEASE R.K. Lilley….write more about Tristan and Danika's golden year-moments in the books that follow…

Also, Heath and Lourdes book is going to be smokin' hot!!! When I think about Lourdes, I think about Sofia Vergara. I can't wait till their book is released in audio version.

Lastly, Jason Clarke's narration was sexy as hell. Beautiful narrator….perfect for the voice of Mr. Beautiful. The only note on my part is that Stephan is officially STEVEN…because the narrators from the books that followed the "Up in the Air" series--none of them pronounce his name they way it was originally introduced. Oh well…sorry Stephan…I mean Steven….LOL

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Better than I anticipated, but...

What did you love best about Mr. Beautiful?

I really loved getting more of the back story of the main characters...especially of the early days of Stephan and Bianca.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stephan - I felt his pain and enjoyed experiencing the growth of his character.

What does Jason Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed having the story read by a strong male voice - BUT - shame on everyone and anyone who didn't help him stay true to the characters...STEVEN??? Seriously??? His name is Stephan - pronounced Steff - ahn - and the fact that the producer didn't notice or didn't care that one of the main characters name was changed in this book just ticked me off every time the narrator said the name. It just seems like such a stupid oversight and when you have listeners who really love a character it's like a slap in the face!

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

Bianca. We both loved her...we both needed her...we both protected her.

Any additional comments?

I have really enjoyed this series and have listened to the first 3 books several times. The one thing I thought was missing was some of the back story to round out character development and this 4th book gave me that. So...bravo to RK Lilley

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  • Edyta
  • Bolingbrook, IL, United States
  • 02-06-15

The POV of the men in Bianca's life

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Mr. Beautiful is a continuation of the Up in the Air series with POVs from James, Stephan & Tristan. It was fun and interesting to get into the heads of these three men. The book helped to get an overall picture of the series and helps nicely finish it off. I really enjoyed it and the narrator was great. Not a must read because it just goes over stuff you pretty much already read but if you really liked the series and like getting a different POV then you will like this book.

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Finally get into the head of Mr. Beautiful!

Mr. Beautiful, a.k.a. James, it one sexy as sin man who has the thoughts to go with the looks! It was a great pleasure to get in his head. As a bonus, you get a glimpse into the mind of Bianca's best friend, Stephan. I hope R.K. Lilley will eventually write more for this amazing couple, but if not this was a good way to get closure.

The narration was amazing! This is the first book narrated by Jason Clarke that I have listened to and I look forward to hearing more from him!

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Worth your money and TIME

I love the flow of the story. Has the right amount of depth and intrigued

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  • Jamie
  • Coppell, TX, United States
  • 02-16-15

Wish they had used the same narrator

I know it probably seemed like a good idea to have a man narrate this book since it was mostly from James' POV but I actually preferred Elizabeth Powers' voice even for the male charachters. Was also jarring that the narrator changed the pronounciation of Bianca's best friend's name from Stephan to Steven.

I can't say this was my favorite of the series but I enjoyed most of the book, especially the chance to hear how crazy in love James was from the very start. We had all probably figured that out by the end of book 1 but I still liked hearing how out of control he felt from the very first time he laid eyes on Bianca. He realized very early on just how much he wanted to be with her forever.

I also loved getting more of the story from Stepan's POV, including some of his history with Bianca, as well as the story of the first time he dated Javier. I don't normally enjoy male/male sex scenes but must admit that the writer did such a great job making me love Stephan so much that I was able to really get into the Stepan and Javier encounters. Would really like to have a whole book about Stephan! :-)

Overall, worth the credit.

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Absolutely love the story ...narrator? eh!

I absolutely loved the story. But, the narrator definitely needs to work on his different character voices! I swear that James and Stephen sound the same, and Tristin was a very close second! Javier also started off sounding like an old whiney man! Not Hispanic at all! SMH!

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So HOT!!!

I can't get enough of R. K. Lilley's books, they are so steamy!!
Jason Clarke has an amazing voice too!!

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Loved the men's side But....

It felled it so many blanks that the books left out but I think it would of have better to have this book blended in with the last one at least.

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Nice

I must said I really loved this series but to be honest I just think he was a sex addict not a dom! Lol even though it was a POV that s all he was thinking about! It got kind of boring! Thanks

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  • vicki
  • 01-31-15

i loved this book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes i love to read both characters feelings & emotions

What other book might you compare Mr. Beautiful to, and why?

slightly fifty shades only because of the BDSM asspect of it

Which character – as performed by Jason Clarke – was your favourite?

james but i loves Stephan too

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

stewardess & the billionaire

Any additional comments?

loved this book so we could find more out about James & Stephan