Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
“I love that you love me, professor.”
“I love loving you, beauty.”
Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career.
Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.
***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***
Not enough Stars to describe how much I enjoyed this book!
There is no better feeling than opening a book and getting lost in its pages, wanting it to go on and on but find that you finished it in one sitting and while sad to see it end, you are richer for having read it. This is what happened with me while reading the first two books in the Spiral of Bliss Series- ‘Arouse’ and ‘Allure’- and now ‘Awaken’. This series is everything a story should be, believable, amazingly written with a poetic feel, sensual and HOT!
Book 3 Awaken has proven to be just as amazing as the first 2 books if not better, the conclusion to professor West and his beauty Olivia’s journey did not disappoint and delivered in spades! It picked up where Allure left off and was written in dual POVs, beautifully so.
Nina Lane managed to make me believe in Dean and Olivia’s love… Marriage is work and these two did work and faced so many obstacles to get to where they want to be, their struggles seemed so real and at times heartbreaking, There were tender moments between the two that made me like I was intruding on a real couple and invading their privacy. There also seemed to be moments where you think “are these two ever going to catch a break?’ but in spite of everything they remained true and true till the end!
Dean and Olivia were indeed each others’ soul mates!
In Awaken they have to deal with being apart while having to deal with outside forces trying to destroy the professor’s career. I felt their anguish during their time away from each other and had a lump to the throat while reading the professor’s thoughts and seeing his pain for having to part from his beloved.
Professor West still struggles with wanting to protect Olivia from everything and taking control not seeing that she has grown in leaps and bounds since they first met, she is stronger, more confident and assured whether in herself or in her husband! She deals with issues that try to pull her back into her past and away from her husband with strength and dignity!
I HAVE To mention the sex scenes, SCORCHING! Lately in a lot of books, I just skip the sex scenes all together, feeling like I am reading the same thing over and over again. In Awaken not ashamed to say, I went to re-read a few things, HOT and an incredible chemistry between the main protagonists……
The road to the HEA or HOME was not easy one but it was an amazing journey!
Another couple that I am happy to say are one of my favorites, wanted them happy, smiled when they did and hurt for them while wanting to hurt the people trying to get in their way. I experienced every emotion while reading, not too many books can inspire that. To say that I cannot wait to see what Nina Lane will come up with next is an understatement, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Thanks To Ehn from CrazyaboutBookz for taking the time to make me those wonderful teasers!
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~*~*~*~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~*~*~*~
USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.
Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she’s that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina’s novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon’s Erotica Bestseller list, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller.
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