Series: Up In the Air #2
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Romance
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James and Bianca’s tumultuous story continues in the sequel to In Flight.
James has initiated Bianca into a dark and drugging world of passion and pain. He taught her about her own submissive, masochistic nature, and she fell swiftly and deeply in love with the undeniably charming and impossibly beautiful Mr. Cavendish, but a painful misunderstanding and the return of the brutally violent demon of her past have combined to overwhelm Bianca, and, confused and hurt, she pushes him away.
It’s been over a month since the shocking attack that hospitalized her, and since she told a distraught James that she needed space, but her feelings haven’t gone away. Even she knew that it was only a matter of time before he would cast his spell on her again…
So to start off with, you have to read the first book in this series before starting on this one, so if you haven’t read In Flight, pick it up before this one. Once again this is definitely a hot dominant rich guy book, so if that’s your cup of tea you definitely came to the right place. This book picks up shortly after book one, although there is a small time jump, a few weeks or so.
I’m not sure who to talk about first, Bianca or James, because both of them have kind of evolved from the first book, and I find both of them pretty interesting. I suppose I’ll start with our resident hot guy, James. You get to see a lot more of the whole dominant side of him in this book then I think you did in the first book. The Fourth Floor playroom comes into play in this book. I have to say I am on the fence when it comes to some of the BDSM scenes I’ve read in recent times, either they read creepy/too over the top, or like the characters are trying to be this “type” and really have no idea how to do it. I have to say the scenes in this book were written really well, it never felt like to much, and it read pretty authentic to the characters (although there is some stuff on a horse that reads completely non-plausible, so be prepared to suspend your beliefs and maybe try not to think to hard about the logistics). I did find James to be kind of like a passive aggressive controlling type, he never like abruptly demands things, but rather he orchestrates things from the sidelines to kind of make Bianca see his way and then agree. I do have to say the one thing I absolutely love about him is that he is without a doubt one of the most honest of this brand of hero, he seems to be willing to answer any question that is asked of him, no matter how much he doesn’t want to. I love, love, love, that about him.
As for Bianca, I liked her in this book. I liked that she was a bit stand off from James after the first novel. I liked that he had to work for it. I liked that she seems to be willing to listen to what she feels and follow her instincts. I feel like at some times she comes off to the other characters as meek, but I think the reality is she is just guarded, and that translates to more of a quiet disposition, but really to me she seems very strong, very independent, and I liked her.
Stephen off course makes for some of the best moments in the book, so be on the lookout for that. I liked watching all of the characters relationships continue to develop and I’m sure they will continue in the finale as well. I loved the chemistry in this book, and overall I would say this is a solid sequel, easy to recommend.