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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?

©2013 R.K. Lilley (P)2014 R.K. Lilley, LLC

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  • layla
  • 20/04/2015

Grounded ended

This author cracked me up with "took deep breaths" she was always taking deep breaths, it became comical. As well as saying "you're insatiable ". But the story kept me reading and rolling my eyes.

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  • Global
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  • karen
  • 03/04/2014

WoW I'm Grounded - this was an AWESOME End

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Wow - all i can say is I LOVED this 3rd and final book in this Amazingly Heart Pulling Story. It has absolutely everything once could desire - depth, angst, love, growth, acceptance, intrigue, horror, damage, blood, chaos, pain, suffering and almost death. Plus.... Devilishly yummy BDSM & even M/M. This was the perfect conclusion to this fabulous trilogy and i am sad the story is over. Elizabeth Powers done an immaculate job bringing all the wonderful characters to life threw-out and i give high praise to her magical voice changing skills.... :)

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  • AmazonAddict
  • 26/03/2014

Amazing ending to a wonderful series!

If you could sum up Grounded in three words, what would they be?

James "Beautiful" Cavendish

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grounded?

If I told you that, I'd be giving things away. You must read this book and series, I absolutely LOVED it!!

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Powers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to her during this whole series, she is the best narrator I've listened to on Audible! Hands down!

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

Come fly the friendly skies!

Any additional comments?

Kicking myself for waiting so long to listen to this series, MUST READ/LISTEN!

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  • Yvette
  • 04/06/2014

IT'S OFFICIAL! I LOVED THIS MEMORABLE SERIES!!!

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……


10 STARS FOR AN EXCELLENT SERIES THAT HAD ME CAPTIVATED AND ENTHRALLED!!!

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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  • Global
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  • BluBumbleB
  • 31/05/2015

GREAT CONCLUSION!

This was a great ending to this series; it was emotional, and heart-wrenching. R.K. Lilley can do no wrong in my eyes! I love her writing style, and the characters she's created. All I want when I think of this series and the books/trilogies connected to this one, is MORE, MORE, MORE! Definitely credit worthy, and highly recommended.

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  • Necole
  • 20/04/2014

A MUST PURCHASE!!!!!

If you could sum up Grounded in three words, what would they be?

I want him!

What did you like best about this story?

So much drama, passion, and OMG hot smex!

Which scene was your favorite?

The proposal.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was on the edge of my seat through most of it. Not going to give any spoilers so download and start listening.

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  • earl
  • 02/04/2014

Wonderful series

What did you love best about Grounded?

I love how the writer tells you how they r doing even several years later

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grounded?

When they finally say "I love you", seemed like it took forever!

What about Elizabeth Powers’s performance did you like?

Loved the emotion she put into the reading

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • Cam
  • 21/05/2016

The dialogue was torturous to listen to once James lost his balls

Story went from bad in book 2 to downright stupid in book 3. Big mistake to buy all three books at the same time as I did. Although book one was not original, it was at least entertaining. Starting book 2 and now extensively in book 3, the hero's character goes from a man to the person who's lines are much better suited to a woman. He CRIES as she accepts his proposal and she was just happy? Huh? And the feud between two friends now turned bitter enemies is resolved in 2.5 seconds?????? The story was painful to listen to. With his tears and need for constant reassurance I wondered if somewhere in the book he lost his balls and turned into a woman without any of us knowing. R. K. Likely seemed to want to try hard to have James say what she thought any woman would like to hear and be treated except it was so much that it was completely sappy and uninteresting and unbelievable. Nothing real about the interactions even for a romance novel. I'm just so relieved that in this book he finally earned his "red wings" NOT
Take your credit and run

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  • Global
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  • ReadingMad100
  • 14/07/2018

Flawless.

I found this serial, Up In The Air, flawless. This third and final instalment from Bianca’s point of view, GROUNDED, is as good as the first two entries.

The combination of the writing of RK Lilley and the delicious voice characterisations by Audible’s Elizabeth Powers kept my brain blissfully engaged (even with a downright dominating hero, James). Bianca’s relationship with James deepens and their intimacy is a whole other fascinating level of voyeurism for me. It’s because instead of words, they use their intimate moments as a form of communication. In this novel, it’s clear James and Bianca love one another, but some hurdles need to be overcome to enable the free expression of that love.

Bianca’s platonic relationship with her best friend, Stephan is also a thing of beauty to watch out for. What woman doesn’t want a best friend with such unwavering loyalty and love? There is one (of a few) exceptional chapters in the book told from Stephan’s point of view – a total surprise to me as the whole series so far has been told from Bianca’s view. At first, I was taken aback that a male perspective was read out by a female narrator. But she is so good, I soon forgot and really enjoyed it. Stephan’s first chapter was beautiful and romantic and worthy of 5 stars all by itself.

In this book the danger and intrigue haunting Bianca from her childhood finally comes to a head – is it the cause of her inability to commit to James at the rate he longs for? Ah, James, his patience knows no bounds when it comes to winning Bianca’s love. That endeared him to me. Some of the last chapters are from his point of view and he is well written. This gives me the confidence to read book four in this series, MR. BEAUTIFUL, written from James’ point of view.

This series UP IN THE AIR including GROUNDED, is an insight into a dark world of intimacy I find intriguing from a distance (novels); plus it’s an insight into the world of wealth and opulence I find fascinating to read from within, even if it’s fictional. The well-written love and intrigue kept me interested throughout this serial. It’s not for everyone, but I loved it. Recommended.

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  • G. D. Whitfield
  • 29/01/2018

UNNECESSARILY LONG!!!!

If you could sum up Grounded in three words, what would they be?

Much Too Long!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the story. It was well-written and made sense.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Elizabeth Powers?

PROBABLY NOT!

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

The love of a man!

Any additional comments?

Elizabeth Powers made for a difficult listen for me. I skipped listening listening to book two and read it instead. I skipped over listening to the majority of book three while reading 📚 it! A narrator can make or break a book; in more capable hands this could have been a five star listen for me.