Romance Books

Book Review – Mr. Beautiful by RK Lilley (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.  

3 out of 5 stars

The 66% of this book that I received was pretty shitty.  66% you ask?  Yes, that is where the story ended.  Was I upset?  No.  Quite frankly, I was bored and shocked I even finished the book.

Mr. Beautiful is the story of James and Bianca, told from James’ POV.  I LOVED James when he was told from Bianca’s POV.  Have to say that I did not feel the same after reading this.  This book is told from James and Stephan’s POV’s, and time jumps all over the place and doesn’t make any sense.  We’re in the past, then the future (I think).  I was confused where we were in time most of the book.

Maybe I’m bored with the whole billionaire/virgin thing, but James came across as pretty crazy in this book.  His jealousy, which was really creepy and downright scary in the later chapters, made him seem nuts.

The best part of this book, and why it’s getting 3 stars and not zero, was the story Stephan told, from his POV.  I loved Stephan, and his fierce protection of Bianca.  I liked hearing his story with Javier.  That is the only reason I’m giving this book a decent rating.  I will no longer be reading books in this genre – bored.


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