Short, sweet and smokin’ HOT! ♥
Fans of the Up In The Air series were treated to a hint at Lana and Akira’s story in Grounded and now we get to see their story in full detail.
Lana is returning to Maui, her beloved childhood home, on a business trip eight years after having her heart broken by the only man she’s ever loved. Her heart has never healed and she has never moved on. But little does she know, that despite all the years and miles separating them, he’s never forgotten her either.
“He made a little noise of sympathy in his throat, stroking my hair. “Oh, Lana,” he whispered. “I only ever seem to hurt you, no matter what I do.”
When they meet again, HOLY CHEMISTRY !! It’s mingled with a heavy undercurrent of emotions stemming from their unrequited love which added a nice depth to the story.
My heart just ached for them! They were both so clearly head over heals for each other and their connection was THERE! Lana wanted him so desperately, you could just feel it. And despite it being clear that he cared oh-so-deeply for her, there was something holding him back. Something she had to push through.
And my my my is this book HOT! Lana was no blushing virgin! She knew what she wanted and had no qualm about going after it. And Akira was just amazing. A wonderful big tattooed hero that nobody messed with who had always had this huge soft spot for his girl. But for so many reasons, he just didn’t feel like he deserved her.
I loved watching them come together and find each other again.
“I think I could stay like this forever, with you,” I told him quietly.
He pressed a cheek against my hair, wrapping his arms around my shoulders. “Why don’t you, then? Give me one good reason why you can’t…?”
In only about 100 pages, RK Lilley managed to wrap in the depth and emotion of a full length novel. I almost feel like it was more of a condensed novel than a short story. It was a fast, wonderful read with a happy ending that tugged my heart strings and made me blush and fan myself.
“I love you,” I said breathlessly…
“Good,” he murmured roughly, “because I’m keeping you forever.”
There are also cameos from James and Bianca and because of that, readers will get some slight spoilers as to the ending of the Up In The Air trilogy so if you absolutely want to keep yourself spoiler-free, I suggest you read those first. But if you don’t mind either way, this can technically be read as a stand alone.
See below for the Up In The Air series reading order and a teaser from Lana ♥
If you haven’t yet read the smokin’ hot UP IN THE AIR series, you are missing out on some amazing reading!! This whole trilogy is a delicious blend of heart-clenching emotion, fan-yourself hotness, make-you-blush kink, combined with an engaging plot that keeps you flipping the pages. Plus there’s the added bonus of it being a completed trilogy so – no cliffhangers!
Book Review – In Flight (Up In The Air #1) by R. K. Lilley
Book Review – Mile High (Up In The Air #2) by R. K. Lilley
Book Review – Grounded (Up In The Air #3) by RK Lilley
LANA is a spin-off of the “Up In The Air” series.
Release date: March 11, 2013
Akira led me to a dark SUV, opening the passenger door for me, and putting my bag in the back. He turned on the car, cool air rushing out of the A/C vents immediately. I sat in the seat, and he came back to my door, crowding me a little. “I’ll go return her keys, since I can drive you.” He touched the flower in my hair lightly, his eyes intense. “Be right back.”
Giveaway is International.
Void where prohibited. Must be over 18 to enter.
I’ll work on being able to virtually send coffee!! 😉
Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve read the first two and loved them! Would love a chance to win Grounded 🙂
Amazing giveway! I get the best book recommendations from you! 🙂 Keep them coming!
Rochelle Kolar says
I love following you!!! You are so generous. I hope i win!!!
Britney W says
I’ve heard great things about this series. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m such a sucker for that Mr. Beautiful!!! I love him <3
Can't wait to read more about Lana and her Hawaiian love!
Can’t wait for this book!
kimberly p says
I cant wait to read this series!
Nneka Charles says
This seems like an awesome giveaway. Would love to win!
Laura Mendez says
I can’t wait to read GROUNDED. Awesome giveaway.
Vickie Milizia says
Thanks for the giveaway, I haven’t read this series yet but will now!
Love these books, can’t wait to read more.
Stefany T says
I would like to read them all but would have to start with In Flight!
Susana Uribe says
I loved the serie of Up in the air, #3 was my favorite because in the others they were getting to know each other and all that stuff, in the 3 the story was sooo goood that I finished it in a day! Thanks for the giveaway
I am so looking forward to hearing Lana and Akira’s story. I fell in love with the Up in Air Series and counting the days to R. K Lilleys new books. =) Hope I win the copy of Lana
What a great way to start the weekend!! Thanks
Dee McGee says
Aestas you’re the best blogger in da universe! 😀
Jessica Dow says
Would love to read this series, been on the tbr list for awhile!
I love these books!!!! Would love to win Lana!!!
This series has been on my TBR list for far too long…really need to get my hands on it!
Dannica Alcantara says
I WANT TO READ LANA’S STORY!!!!
Hoping to win~~
MJ Fryer says
So happy that this series will have some spinoffs. Such a great crew 🙂 And thanks for the giveaway!!!
Brettani villa says
The In Flight series has been my favorite series ever! I can’t wait for Lana:)
Sandy Borrero says
Lana snippet is hot! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
This series is up next on my TBR list. I’ve heard great things about them.
Vicki Deatelhauser says
I’ve only been able to read In Flight so far. Can’t wait to read the rest of them!
Joanna Hoover says
Love all of your stories. Awesome author!
Amanda M. says
Looking forward to reading this series 🙂
Jen N says
Loved this series! Can’t wait to read Lana’s story. Thanks for the giveaway!
Awesome giveaway!! Thank you, thank you! 🙂
I love your giveaways. I’d love to win. Can’t wait for Lana to release!!
Sarah Polson says
I am so excited for all of these spin offs!!!!
Love it Thanks!
Sandy Borrero says
By the way the book choice option would not open but I would love Grounded or Lana.
Cathy Lasky says
Thanks for the giveaway. Look forward to reading these.
Since I haven’t read this series yet then I think I need to start with In Flight…lol!
Adrienne Scales says
Can’t wait to read Lana’s story! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Can’t wait for Lana!
Edyta R says
Another awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to read about Lana
Donna M. says
Fabulous and hot series!! LOVE IT!!
Lana’s book is going to be awesome!! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
Great March giveaway! thanks!
Love…Love….Love…R.K.Lilley! Can’t wait for Lana 🙂
Brianna Lee Book Reviews says
Thanks for this great opportunity to win!
Just starting this series and looking forwrad to reading all 4 of these books!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! 🙂
Mindy S says
Great giveaway ! Awesome books !! Thank you ! [email protected]
Nadia Hassan says
I haven’t read this series yet, but you have definitely convinced me, that I need to start! 🙂
Can´t wait!!! Thanks for doing another great giveaway!! 🙂
thank you for the giveaways!
Carey S. says
sounds like a fab read. Thanks for the opportunity and knowledge.
Stephanie Cole says
Would love to win! Thanks!!
Can’t wait to read Lana!
Thank you for all that you do! 😀
Sue Tint says
This would be awesome to win…I’ve been wanting to read the Flight series
Tina M says
Thanks for this great giveaway..
Can’t wait to read Lana
Carly Phillips says
I swear my tbr list is longer than my house is tall
Heather Quebedeaux says
Can’t wait to read this series!
I love RK Lilley’s books
So looking forward to reading this series next!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
Barbara G says
I have read the entire In Flight series thus far, and so looking forward to Lana’s story.
Sharon Hinton says
Yay march is finally here, so many good books coming out :))
Alexandra Bennett says
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Fran Gold says
Whoo Hoo! Thank you!
I can’t wait!!!
Lana looks really good! Can’t wait! Thanks for the giveaway!
Amanda Moore says
I cannot wait to read Lana. This is going to be a great spin off. Loves it.
Thanks for the generous giveaway! I have only read Mile High and loved it! Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Robin Br says
Love the teaser!
Awesome giveaway! Thank you ! 🙂
Jessica N says
Awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read these!
Awesome! You are so generous 🙂 Fingers crossed!
Karielle Stephanie says
I’m excited to read this series. Have heard so many good things about it!
Can’t wait to read Lana!
Debbie Jensen says
I loved the Up In The Air series and would love to win Lana. Thank you.
Jodi Murphy says
Tina Rappa says
I’m dying to read these books!!!!!
Gloria lanca says
Love her books! Read them all! Waiting in Lana!!!
Thanks for this giveaway!
So looking forward to reading these books!!!
Thanks in advance, if I win.
I can’t wait to read Lana!
Deanna Williams says
WOuld love to win this book series…looks awesome!
I would have to start with in flight. I want to read all of them.
I haven’t read this series yet, so it sounds like maybe I should 😉 thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Abbie D. says
I cannot wait to finish this series! I love R.K. and her beautiful imagination!
Tonya K says
My friends have told me about this….need to check it out!
Jessica Katz says
OMG! I can’t wait for this book!!!!
Claudia T says
Debi Quick says
Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the giveaway!
Loved this series and can’t wait for Lana!
Amanda Gale says
Jenny Wade says
Thanks! I can’t wait to read Lana!
I love your blog!!! Have a great weekend!!!
Thanks for the awesome give aways!! I have read the first two books and would love to win Grounded! Loved the series!
Karina Dobberstein says
Thanks for the giveaway!
Lori Thomas says
Thank for the giveaway!
Micah DeLozier says
I’m so excited to learn that R.K. Lilley has written another book! I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to be amazed all over again! I loved Bianca & James’ story! ❤
Ary Moran says
Can’t wait to read the Lana book. I read your Flight series and loved them. Great giveaway!
Awesome giveaway! I’m inpatiently waiting for Lana’s story to be released! I have read the Up in the Air series and I LOVED them all!
Sarah Schwartz says
Super excited about Lana!!! Great Giveaway!!!
Can’t wait to start thanks for the give away. Good luck on you new release.
I am SO excited to read Lana. I am a new but HUGE fan of R.K. Lilley I Loved the Up in the Air Series.
Sónia Costa says
I´m loving the fact that R.K. continued with Lana 🙂 I love the series
Valerie D. says
Love R.K. Yay!
Just bought the first one, excited to read this series!
ooooh what a great teaser! can’t wait to read lana!
Laura C says
I love this series & can’t wait to read Lana’s story. I love you R. K. Lilley!!!! Keep the stories coming, they’re awesome!
The Lana novella looks like it will be great
Can’t wait for the Lana release!
SHELLEY S says
THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY.
I can’t wait!
Sue G. says
This series looks great! Thanks for the chance.
Lisa Pope says
Thanks for the giveaway. Haven’t read this series yet, but in my TBR list!
Can’t wait for Lana to come out
Love this series and look forward to reading the spin off Novella!!
Maria Malaveci says
Thanks for the giveaway!
elena k says
great giveaway. i loved the trilogy and cannot wait for lana’ s story.thanks
love this series!!!
Zita R says
I loved the Lana character, looking forward to reading her story!
Thanks for the giveaway! I loved the excerpt from Lana and I can’t wait to read these books!
Angela Pliler says
Thank you, thank you, & THANK YOU!!!
Christina Racich says
Thanks for the give away! I cannot wait to read this series!!
Leslie T. says
Awesome teaser!!! I can’t wait to read Lana, I loved the the In Flight books and Lana was such a great side character. Thanks for sharing!
Nataly Zamorano says
Thanks for the giveaways!!! Heard amazing things about this series:)
Susana D. says
Great Giveaway!! Read In Flight so I would love to read the next two…Thanks…
Angie K says
I LOVE this series…and what an AWESOME giveaway!! thank you thank you!!! I can’t decide if I want Mile High, Grounded, or Lana!
danielle james says
Can not wait!!!!!
Brandi Stetson says
I lovelovelove this series! I can’t wait for Lana’s story!
Niki M says
I love Mr Cavendish! I can’t wait to read about Lana and Akira!
Julie K says
Shelley Newham says
I’m looking forward to this book! Should be fantastic!! <3
Aly P says
I’d love Lana!
the excerpt, such a tease!
Meghan Mack says
I am so in love with this series!!
Debra Diaz says
Loved these books can’t wait to read the next!!!!
Karen Morrison says
Need to read these but are unavailable on my Sony e-reader! 🙁
Can not wait to read Grounded!
Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog & look forward to your reviews & giveaways
Cherie "Charli" Acevedo says
Sweet giveaway!!! Thanks!
Thank you 🙂
Sara G. says
This book sounds amazing! Can’t wait to read it!
Thank you for the giveaway! I can’t wait to start the series!
Jess Nunes says
thanks sooo much for this giveaway! 🙂 xx
Michelle Bowman says
What a great give away 🙂
Can’t wait for this book!! I love getting your updates it keeps me in the now of when things are coming out!!
Sigh – more books to buy. LOL. Think I might need to get a job to pay for them all. Thanks for the giveaway.
Carly Roney says
This is an awesome giveaway.
I can’t wait to read about Lana and Akira 🙂
I Cant wait to dig into these books!
Dione Sage says
Oh the teaser for Lana and Akira has me beyond curious to know more! Can’t wait to read it!
Michelle Morris says
Thanks for the giveaway! I’m really excited to start this series 🙂
Susan Cooley says
Thanks for the giveaway!
Lisa Figliolino says
Lana was a friend to Bianca when others in James’ world were not. I really like her. Looking forward to hers and Akira’s story.
rose cotton says
Kelly K says
You always have such awesome giveaways! Thank you so much Aestas! 🙂
I freaking love R.K. Lilley!!!!! I really hope I win!
OMG!!!! I can’t wait for the Lana story xoxoxox I read the first 3 books in 4 days. I have a kindle so i was able to read while I was cooking, doing laundry, standing in line etc…..
Kelly Tannacore says
I would love to win Grounded. This series sounds so good. Thanks for another great giveaway ):
Sheri Zee says
Still haven’t read these books, but they’re on my TBR!
Joni Payne says
I haven’t read any of these so if I win I would like In Flight..Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Shelly Ford says
In Flight was awesome!!! Up In Air is next on my list and would sooo love to win Grounded!!!
cant wait to start this series
Lacey T says
Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! Lana sounds so great! 🙂
Jessie L says
When I was reading the Up In the Air books, I wanted Lana to have her own story. I liked her upon first meeting her. Thank you, R.k. Lilley
Susan Staudinger says
I love spin off books… I can’t wait to read this one!!!
Josie Hink says
Sounds like a great series..I have not had a chance to read any of them yet!!!
Shannon Fuhrman says
I’ve read the first in this series & loved it! Can’t wait to read the rest 🙂
Natasha liggett says
thanks for the giveaway!!
Laura Harris says
Thanks for the giveaway! This series has been sitting in my “to read” list for a while now. Winning book 1 will finally get me started! 🙂 <3
Would love to read this series! It is on my tbr list!! メοメο (˘❥˘)
I love this series and just from the teaser I want to read Lana BAD!!!! I love your blog and I check it nearly everyday just to see what you’re reading next. Good to see someone shares my obsession!
Lisa M. says
Can’t wait to read Lana – if it’s anything like In Flight/Mile High/Grounded, I will LOVE 🙂
Great giveaway..thank you!
Amanda Jones says
I havent read any but want to and might I say sexy covers!
OMG I am so excited :)))
Shannon Bereza says
The first two books are sitting on my Kindle. I’m hoping to start them this weekend. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
Thanks for the Giveaway! Can’t wait!
sotheavy chuck says
thanks for an awesome giveaway!!
I’ve wanted to read grounded for so long! But I haven’t been able to buy it 🙁
Sandy D. says
Wow! Sounds super sexy!!
Just starting this series and looking forward to reading all 4 of these books! Thanks for the giveaway!
Julie Cole says
I have Inflight, I would love to get Mile High. 🙂
I’ve heard so much about this series! I would love to win!
thanks for the giveaway!
rachel fox carter says
I absolutely love this collection hate that it ended..
Can’t wait to read Lana’s story!!
Samantha T. says
I like that cover. Adding to my TBR list
thank you for the amaizing books, I hope you always have a marvelous muse:)
Christina Garner says
Yay!! Giveaway! Thanks!!
I haven’t read this series yet, but I’ve been wanting to. They sound great.
Im so stoked for Lana to come out!!!
Im so stoked about ur new book!!!!!
I would love to read Lana!
Great giveaway. Thanks!! 🙂
Lana S says
I was actually drawn to read this review because my name in the title caught my attention.
And the review was so great, I read the book.
And I loved the book, so I starting reading more book by R.K. Lilley.
And I love them all.
So thank you, for making this review so awesome you introduced me to a new amazing author 🙂
Funny what a name can lead to