Grounded : Up in the Air

  • by R. K. Lilley
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Powers
  • Series: Up in the Air
  • 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?


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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……


Narrator- Elizabeth Powers was excellent and enhanced this audiobook experience as well as the author's writing talent. Excellent pairing---Lilley and Powers…fabulous!
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- Yvette "I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot."


What a gut-wrenching, pulse-pounding, heart-breaking, nerve-wracking, nail-biting, heart-stoppingly beautiful end to an AWE-AWE-AWESOME trilogy. There's danger, terrible damaging secrets, heartache, angst, drama, misery, beauty, romance, passion, wonderful dialogue, very kinky BDSM, M/M love, shocks, revenge, character growth and..... a frantic, tense, deadly, climactic shoot-out that leaves death and destruction when the last shot has been fired.

Nothing can prepare you for this roller-coaster ride that has the usual strong characters and an update on Tristan and Danika's powerful dramatic yet pitiful romance which I'm desperately waiting for the conclusion to their heartbreaking love story (Lovely Trigger) to become available on Audible. R. K. Lilley has written an explosive ending to an epic trilogy and I can only stand-up, vigorously clap and shout "Encore, Encore, Encore" and I've just seen on her website that there is going to be a Book 4 called Mr Beautiful (from James and Stephan's P.O.V.) coming sometime in 2014..... Hallelujah !!

Worth a credit? This author has won a place in my heart for her skilled writing abilities and ANYTHING I see from her will be an auto download from now on - so YES this series has been worth every single credit and I'm ready, willing and waiting to spend more.

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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2014
  • Publisher: R.K. Lilley LLC