Mr. Beautiful : Up in the Air

  • by R.K. Lilley
  • Narrated by Jason Clarke
  • Series: Up in the Air
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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

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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- Jamie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2015
  • Publisher: R K Lilley LLC