Mile High (Up In The Air Series)

Author: R.K. Lilley

Genre: New Adult, erotic romance, romantic suspense

Rating : 4/5

Mile High (Up In The Air: Book Two)
This book picks up right where Book 1 left off. Over a month has passed since the brutal attack which placed Bianca in the hospital. Although she has asked for space and pushed James away (due to a painful misunderstanding), every waking (and sleeping) moment has been filled with thoughts of him and the darkly erotic world he has introduced her to…

Although I feel Book 1 was better than this one, Book 2 is also a really good read. Misspellings and grammar mistakes are still present, but do not appear as frequently as in Book 1. Without giving too much away, I will say there are even more (and even hotter) sex scenes in this book. I honestly didn’t think it could get any hotter! The kink-o-meter is off the charts in this series!!! Bianca is discovering things about herself, she is coming to an understanding about her deepest and darkest desires and how her strong attraction to James ties in to all this. There are also some new twists and turns in this story and quite a bit of mystery and suspense, as well as a brief introduction to a pivotal character who is mentioned near the end of the story and, I assume, will play more of a prominent role in the third and final installment of this series.

I have a confession to make- Bianca’s poor, helpless damsel in distress act is getting a bit stale. There is a HUGE amount of fawning over her from several men. It’s just not realistic and I couldn’t help but be reminded of Isabella Swan from the Twilight Series and Anastasia Steele from the FSOG series (loved both series but hated that character “flaw”).

Aside from that, overall, this is a story that continually astounds and amazes me! Just when I think things have gone as far as they could possibly go, new boundaries are explored and broken.

I just started the last book in this series (Grounded). Stay tuned…


In Flight (Up In The Air Series)

Author: R.K. Lilley

Genre: Erotic romance, New adult,  romantic suspense

Rating: 4.5/5

I’m on cloud 9 after reading this book!

Bianca is a reserved flight attendant who completely loses her cool when she comes across billionaire James Cavendish, a passenger seated in first class during one of her flights. James is immediately smitten with Bianca and goes about pursuing her. Neither James nor Bianca believe in dating but soon find themselves in an interesting situation.

Although Bianca is used to saying, “No”, she finds that more and more difficult to do when it comes to James, who refuses to take no for an answer when it comes to what he wants.

James is very much attracted to the submissive side of Bianca, and she is strongly pulled in by not only James’ great looks but his dominant side as well. Bianca has secrets she refuses to share with James. However, unbeknownst to Bianca, James also has secrets. Dark secrets..

This book was H.O.T!!! Although the theme is quite recycled (FSOG-ish romances), it still managed to hold my interest. There were tons of typos, but in my personal opinion, that did not take away from the overall  theme of the story. I don’t want to give too much away. This story has a bit of suspense and mystery, romance, and lots of steamy, HOT sex scenes! Suffice it to say this is definitely one you want to read! I have the trilogy and am about to start the 2nd book, Mile High. So stay tuned…** 4.5/5 stars

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The Protector

Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas

Genre: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense,  erotic romance

Rating: 1.5/5

Oh, boy!!! Where to begin! You know that feeling of extreme excitement and elation upon receiving a book you’ve been wanting so badly, by an author you have come to adore? Well, that’s the feeling I had when The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas finally arrived in the mail a few days ago. Upon starting the book, I found it to be quite slow, but no big deal, right? I mean, some books start off slowly only to end up being incredible! Unfortunately, that was not the case with this book. I just finished reading the last chapter, and I feel utterly empty. I NEED a good story so badly, and I was truly hoping this would be that story. It was not.

While the author started with a topic that was interesting enough, she just didn’t build a great story with the theme she chose. I didn’t care for the characters in the slightest bit. The female was supposed to be in her 20’s. Yet, I had to contunually remind myself of this due to her immature behavior (mid-late teens perhaps). The suspense build-up surrounding the HUGE secret was weak, and the secret itself was nothing worth being so secretive about. Especially in this day in age. I think there were 2-3 sex scenes, which weren’t drawn out enough and weren’t very hot at all, nothing that evoked a hot-and-bothered feeling whatsoever.

To be fair, I absolutely LOVED this author’s previous series (One Night Series and This Man Series), but this book was an absolute flop. I recommend reading those 2 series, but in my opinion, this one is a definite pass.

Jagged (The Colorado Mountain Series)

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: Contemporary romance

Rating : 3.7/5

I just finished the 5th book in Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series, entitled Jagged. While this wasn’t one of my faves in the series, it was better than book 4. The charrcters and story development seemed more original and thought out, overall. The sex scenes were HOT, and I found myself looking forward to reading each one. And Kristen Ashley did not disappoint;  each sex scene was hotter than the one before! Despite this, I’m thinking although this series started strong, it may be ending weakly. I am really hoping I am wrong in my thinking. There are 2 books left in the series. I am considering taking a break from this series and reading something altogether different before completing the last 2 books. So, it is possible my next review may be for a standalone novel that is not affiliated with this series. Or I may start a new series altogether.  We shall see…

Breathe (The Colorado Mountain Series )

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: Contemporary romance

Rating: 2.5/5

So, I have completed the 4th book in Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series. I have to say, unfortunately, I didn’t care much for this one. I found the plot to be weak, and there was a lot of repetition. I got a feeling that the author was writing a story simply for the sake of continuing the series. Character development was not really thought out, and the story itself was a weak one, in my opinion. Because I am a HUGE Kristen Ashley fan and feel everything she touches is gold, I couldn’t help but feel a bit hopeful in thinking the book would get better. However, this never occurred. This was a wakeup call for me. It showed me that while there are great authors out there who write amazing stories, for the most part, even they slip up at times and write duds. Although I didn’t care much for this story, it does not change how I feel about this author and her work. I have loved most of the books I’ve read by her and will conrinue to read any and everything she writes. Out of 4 books, to have 1 not be as great as the previous ones is not a deal breaker. This is definitely a series worth reading, but just a heads up, the 4th story is a bit slow and weak (in comparison to the first 3 stories. So, I will continue this series and move on to the 5th installment, Jagged. Fingers crossed that this one picks up and gets back to the quality of the first 3 books.


2017 is here, along with reflections and self-made promises (of which I mostly don’t intend to keep). I actually gave up on resolutions many moons ago once I realized the feeling of utter defeat and helplessness that came upon not fulfilling/sticking with them. Instead, I now look at things more realistically and make attainable goals. For instance, this year, I will work on time management,  saying “No”, and being a little selfish (putting me first). I have also made a new reading goal for 2017. Last year, I didn’t read nearly as much as I am used to, due to a very busy and hectic work schedule. This year, I plan on purposefully carving out time throughout my week to simply read. I am currently reading Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series and am on book 4 in the series (Breathe). This book focuses on the shy librarian, Faye Goodnight, whom Kristen briefly mentioned near the end of Book 3 (Lady Luck). I am really looking forward to delving into this next story and seeing what the author has done differently. Although the stories in this series are all connected, I am hoping for a fresh, original storyline. I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan. However, I have to admit, the first book of some of her series doesn’t always end up starting off so strong. Also, her books are not short by any means. In fact, they are usually approximately 600 pages, or more. So, it takes patience to get throught that first book, knowing something better is just around the corner. Usually, after the first book, her series start to pick up in pace and plots, and only get better and better. So, if you find her books a little slow or repetitive in the beginning, trust me, you want to keep reading. It gets better. Much better!

Hope you all have had a great start bringing in 2017 and starting  the year off right, whatever that means for you! Happy New Year!