MR. BEAUTIFUL (UP IN THE AIR #4)
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.
Follow all of the characters from the Up in the Air universe in the years after the trilogy, with POVs from James, Stephan, Frankie, Tristan, and Akira.
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.
Excellent story extender, not a standalone book.
This book is billed as the fourth book in the “Up In The Air” series and at a technical level it is, but it is actually a background filler/story extender for the first three books to include character profiles of some of the people we meet in the first three books. My point in emphasizing this is this book is absolutely *not* standalone and it isn't even particularly relevant unless you have read and *enjoyed* the first three books. I did enjoy them, so this book provided essential, useful and enjoyable additions to the story as detailed in the first three books, but you need to know that without the context the first three books provide this one will make little sense and is not a fully functioning book standing on its own. The story is totally devoid of structure absent the context provided by the first three books. Buy it forewarned.
I agree, this book was a total waste of time and money. Very upset as the main context of the book was only 400+ pages and most of it was not about Bianca and James. There was no point to even having the fourth book.
Love this book!!
I have to agree with other reviews- it does jump around a bit. But the content is great! Cannot get enough of RK Lilley!!