Sunday, January 25

Mr Beautiful by RK Lilley

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. 

I went on a high upon learning that this book was coming out because hello? Who doesn't want to read more of Mr James Cavendish? But then after all the dust have settled, I realized that the first three books in the series were really put together so well and I hated the possibility that the story was going to be stretched too much because a fourth book was coming out. 

After many weeks of delaying, I finally decided to have a go at this book...because I felt that Mr Cavendish wasn't very happy about being looked over everytime I pick something else to read from my TBR pile. And man oh man, I have never been so happy to be proven wrong about my thoughts about a book!

There were just so many things I loved about this book. I got into James' head--whether it was in the past when he first met Bianca or later on in their relationship when he almost lost her after an attack. My god, the tears! I was practically crying in most parts of this book. And there were also more of Stephan and his relationship with Javier. Their story was just beautiful to read. Yes, you guessed it right--there were more tears.

Another thing I loved about this book was that it covered several years into the lives of James, Bianca, and their many friends. So this not only served as an extended epilogue for the Up In The Air series but of the stories of other well-loved characters that RKL have penned. What can I say except there were so much to love. 

Final verdict: 10/10. Great, must-read...especially for those who have already read the Up In The Air series already.

Up In The Air series reviews:
In Flight
Mile High


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