My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can't seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.
Bianca is accustomed to dealing with supermodels and movie stars in her job as a first class flight attendant, but James Cavendish puts them all to shame in the looks department. If only it were just his looks that she found so irresistible about the intimidating man, Bianca could have ignored his attentions. But what tempts her like never before is the dominant pull he seems to have over her from the moment they meet, and the promise of pleasure, and pain, that she reads in his eyes.
How does one even simply begin to describe James Cavendish? Is it really even possible? Mr. Cavendish, as we call him in private, is the epitome of the sexy, down and dirty billionaire playboy. He’s jet-setting across the country when he spots Bianca, the gorgeous tall, blonde flight attendant the waits on him in first class. Mr. Cavendish wants Bianca all for himself, and what Mr. Cavendish wants, Mr. Cavendish gets.
Unfortunately, Bianca has no interest in dating; she never has. Bianca is a 23 year old virgin, living paycheck to paycheck next door to her best friend, Stephan, who is also the only person she has the even closely resembles family. As James continues to pursue Bianca, Stephan’s in the background gently trying to help budge the relationship along.
The times you don’t want to the most, are the times that you definitely should.
Even though she’s finally met a man who actually intrigues her, Bianca still tries to resist him, but James Cavendish is a man who know the art of pursuit, and eventually Bianca gives in to him. They agree to sexual, private, albeit exclusive relationship. It’s intense from the very first kiss. James, while respectful, doesn’t hold back with Bianca. He’s no selfish lover, either, as he always makes sure his woman feels good.
Can you honestly tell me that the thought of submitting to me in bed doesn’t make you wet?
As James leads Bianca down a path of seduction, sensuality, and submission, it becomes pretty clear to everyone but Bianca that James truly wants her for more than just her body, but she’s too damaged to believe it, or to give her heart away. She’s constantly holding back from him in order to protect her heart.
It was hard to remember that we weren’t supposed to feel anything for each other when he looked at me like I was more important than his next breath.
In her mind, they come from such different worlds that there is no possible way he’d ever want her for the long-term. She knows that no man will ever make her feel the way James does, but can their love and passion really overcome their differences?
A lot of people have been comparing this to Fifty Shades and The Crossfire Series, but I didn’t really see it. I loved both of those series, but I really didn’t think of either of them while reading this. Sure, the BDSM element is prevalent, Bianca was a virgin, and James was a billionaire, but that’s where the similarities ended for me. I appreciated that Bianca, even though determined in the beginning, didn’t go back and forth on her initial decision to be with James. She drove me nuts that she couldn’t see how much James really cared, but with her past, it’s understandable. And with James, he was much quicker than the other guys to get close to his girl, to truly want her for more. He was much more forthcoming, especially with his past. He wanted to get to know Bianca, and he was willing to tell her any truth to do that. He didn’t just want her in his bed, he wanted in her mind.
And lastly, this book was incredibly hot. The steamy bedroom/bathroom/kitchen/airplane scenes were to die for. If the art of seduction has one author, it’s definitely James Cavendish.
Make sure to have the sequel, Mile High, on tap. You’ll want to dive in right away!
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