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ADORE : A SPIRAL OF BLISS NOVEL #4 by NINA LANE

Continuing Series to be read in order
Erotic, emotional and beautiful love story

Adore – Spiral of Bliss Book #4

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SYNOPSIS

Liv and Dean West have always fallen together, but this time they might fall apart… 

Liv and Dean have everything…almost. With a rambunctious toddler, crazy work schedules, and too many responsibilities, they’ve lost sight of their passionate, intimate marriage. And Professor West is none too happy about that. 

Determined to lure his wife into hot new adventures, Dean struggles with his need to have Liv all to himself and the reality of sharing her with the world. 

Then he gets an opportunity that could change their lives…and Liv is faced with the prospect of her white knight going places where she can’t follow. 

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Adore (1)

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

3.5 Stars

“I love you,” he whispers, “you’re so goddamned beautiful you break my heart in two. I will climb mountains and oceans to get to you. You fill every fucking part of me, my blood, my heart, my would. I will slay monster for you until the end of time. “

Liv and Dean have become like our friends and each book we pick up book feels like a catch up. We revel in experiencing more of their love story, not to mention the exquisite prose of Nina Lane. When Nina told us another Spiral of Bliss novel was in the works, we were ecstatic! This series is up there as one of our most favourite, delivering a level of romance, passion, erotica and heartfelt emotion that is forever etched in our hearts.

‘Olivia Rose Winter was a woman you’d wait an eternity for. And then you’d sit back and wait even longer.’

We’ve been there with Liv and Dean through every heartbreak, every triumph and every milestone in their relationship and each book has been a stepping stone to their growth and happiness.

Adore begins with a disheveled, frazzled and exhausted Liv welcoming home Dean after his trip overseas continuing his work on archaeological digs. He’s missed his family terribly and returns to find Liv looking anything but her best, however, this wonderful man only sees the exquisite woman who owns his soul and utters those words ……….”Hi, beauty” rendering us putty in his very capable hands. Those two words spoken by this man that never fail to convey the passion, the romance and the intensity of his soul aching love for this woman.  Nina Lane really did give men around the world something impossible to live up to when she gave us Dean West….sigh…

“You’re the book I want to open. The story I want to read. The lesson I want to learn, the music I want to hear, the painting I want to study for eternity. If I know nothing else in life except the truth and heart of Olivia West, I’m the luckiest man alive.”

See what we mean?  So, did we adore, Adore? Well to be honest, some of it really worked and some sadly didn’t. As always we loved Nina’s breathtaking writing as she again delivered the complexities of Liv and Dean’s relationship in a way that left us speechless. Her words truly are a work of art.

‘My love for my wife is powerfully intense and secure, bone-deep, the essential part of me. It’s the solid ground under my feet, a feeling as inevitable as a sunrise.
With Nicholas, my love is almost scary in its fierceness and layered with so many other emotions  I can’t even define them all. Awe. Wonder. Fear. Amazement. Hope. ‘

We found ourselves falling in love with Dean West even more, which we didn’t think possible. This sexy, intelligent, passionate, loving, demanding (oh Dean…when you demand, we listen!) and very dreamy Professor Hottie is like no other.  Just his name sends shivers down our spines.

“You’ve always rocked my world hard, professor, and you know it.”

We reveled in Dean’s growth as a man, a brother, a friend, a father, a husband and a lover in Adore. Dean has one goal in life and that is to make Liv happy, protect his family and to always convey physically and emotionally what Liv means to him, and he really does this in the most powerful and heart gripping way. Not much rattles Dean, but any hint of Liv’s unhappiness brings him to his knees.

We loved how the relationship between Archer and Dean is explored further in Adore and this is something we desperately would’ve loved more of.  We’ve always wanted these two brothers to find their way back and their work in progress in that area was such a welcome inclusion in Adore.

‘I look away from the window at my tall, strong husband. It’s in him too – the twelve year old child who fought with his brother and divulged the secret that tore them apart.’

So what didn’t work? It kills us to say this, but Liv tended to grate on us in Adore. We have loved this character since day one and we’ve been behind her all the way as she battled her demons and insecurities. In Adore these insecurities are revisited but this time around we found Liv’s inner monologue a little tiresome and this broke our hearts. Liv came across whiny and irrational at times and the story-line focusing on her dilemma between family and her Café became monotonous and somewhat annoying. The love between Dean and Liv was unquestionable; even though they were physically at a crossroad. However, we felt the sex scenes came across a little stilted and somewhat awkward in Adore which is something we’ve NEVER experienced previously in this series.

‘Strange how when you r life gets richer and bigger, you still sometimes miss the days when it was smaller.’

Some parts of this story were stunningly beautiful, yet there were times where we felt we had gone through a whole lot of angst to arrive at a similar point where we left Dean and Liv in Awaken. We did love being back with these characters again and always felt the intensity of their love, however we didn’t really feel as though this book contributed anything further to their relationship.  In saying that, any time spent with Dean West is time well spent, our love for this man knows no bounds! His love for his wife, well, it sears in our souls. We do know fans of this series will delight in being back with Liv, Dean and their family just as we did. This is one love story on the whole which we adore!

“Right or wrong, make no mistake, Miss Winter. I’m not a circumstance.”
“What are you, then.”
“I’m your goddamned destiny.”

THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES by NINA LANE

A TB Recommended Series.

Whenever we’re asked to recommend a series about a married couple, we never hesitate as Liv and Dean’s story is always in our thoughts.  We were immediately drawn into the story and took Dean and Liv into our hearts where they still reside today.

Liv and Dean’s story is an intense, very sexy romance that tells of a flawed, passionate couple who would do anything for each other and their story spoke to the romantic in all of us as Nina Lane exquisitely delivered a heartfelt story acceptance, forgiveness, passion between a married couple who are still wildly in love, but their love for each other has concealed dark secrets and undercurrents of pain. What happens when those secrets rise to the surface in ways neither of them expected? And what happens when their illusions about each other are shattered?

MEET LIV AND DEAN WEST

Oh be still our beating hearts! It’s hard to find a book hero who comes close to Medieval history professor Dean West! He’s brilliant, sexy, strong, and he completely adores his wife. He knows about Carolingian Era politics and medieval poetry as well as baseball stats, foreign films, Russian economics, why Star Trek is better than Star Wars, and how to throw a spiral in football. However, because he is so accomplished, his biggest weakness is his fear of failure, and it’s precisely that fear that almost destroys his marriage.

Olivia West is both lovely and complicated. She’s determined, practical, and has spent much of her life maintaining the image of a good girl…so she’s a very willing student when Dean teaches her just how sexy a good relationship can be. Liv has pulled herself out of the darkness of her past and found a safe haven in the arms of her husband, but is now just beginning to realize that she might be lost in the shadow of Dean’s brilliance.

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THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES by NINA LANE

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Arouse Book One : our review | amazon us | amazon uk 
Allure Book Two :our review | amazon us | amazon uk 
Awaken Book Threeour review |amazon us | amazon uk
Adore Book Fouramazon us | amazon uk

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BREAK THE SKY : A SPIRAL OF BLISS SPIN OFF
Although Break the Sky is a spin-off standalone, we recommend reading THE SPIRAL OF BLISS series first.

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ARRIVE : A SPIRAL OF BLISS NOVELLA by NINA LANE (and it’s FREE!)

Fans of The Spiral Of Bliss Series.. Have you seen this?
Nina Lane has written a special Novella, Arrive where we catch up with Liv and Dean at a very special time in their lives! 
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THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES by NINA LANE

A 5 Star TB Recommended Series.

Whenever we’re asked to recommend a series about a married couple, we never hesitate as Liv and Dean’s story is always in our thoughts.  We were immediately drawn into the story and took Dean and Liv into our hearts where they still reside today.

Liv and Dean’s story is an intense, very sexy romance that tells of a flawed, passionate couple who would do anything for each other and their story spoke to the romantic in all of us as Nina Lane exquisitely delivered a heartfelt story acceptance, forgiveness, passion between a married couple who are still wildly in love, but their love for each other has concealed dark secrets and undercurrents of pain. What happens when those secrets rise to the surface in ways neither of them expected? And what happens when their illusions about each other are shattered?

MEET LIV AND DEAN WEST

Oh be still our beating hearts! It’s hard to find a book hero who comes close to Medieval history professor Dean West! He’s brilliant, sexy, strong, and he completely adores his wife. He knows about Carolingian Era politics and medieval poetry as well as baseball stats, foreign films, Russian economics, why Star Trek is better than Star Wars, and how to throw a spiral in football. However, because he is so accomplished, his biggest weakness is his fear of failure, and it’s precisely that fear that almost destroys his marriage.

Olivia West is both lovely and complicated. She’s determined, practical, and has spent much of her life maintaining the image of a good girl…so she’s a very willing student when Dean teaches her just how sexy a good relationship can be. Liv has pulled herself out of the darkness of her past and found a safe haven in the arms of her husband, but is now just beginning to realize that she might be lost in the shadow of Dean’s brilliance.

So go ahead and prepare to lose yourself in this erotic, exquisite, powerful and beautiful love story.

Liv and Dean’s story continues in …………ARRIVE

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SYNOPSIS

A brand-new Spiral of Bliss novella about Liv and Dean West’s journey to parenthood….

Arrive takes place towards the end of Awaken, when Liv is still pregnant with Nicholas. Liv and Allie have opened the Wonderland Café and Dean has successfully reestablished his career.

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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte
ARRIVE
A SPIRAL OF BLISS NOVELLA 

 Arrive

“Come on, beauty. You’re with me.”

And….with those words we were once again swept up in the beauty the and sheer exquisiteness of Nina Lane’s words. Wow, we’ve missed this Authors words, not to mention Dean and Liv who still remain one of our favourite book couples of all time.

‘No longer will I harbor any regrets or sorrow about the past. How can I when my past let me to this present?’

Arrive takes place toward the end of Awaken which provides a window into a very special moment in the Wests’ life and to say our hearts were in romantic overload is an understatement! Dean and Liv have certainly weathered a rocky path to arrive at this point in their relationship but they’ve come through with a profound soul searing love and passion we’ve come to love them for.

‘In that instant, I’m both lost and forever found.’

Being back in Mirror Lakes with Dean and Liv at this eventful and magical part of their lives was so heart-warming, so beautiful, so incredibly romantic and it gave us a chance to reflect on why this couple have immersed themselves so completely into our hearts. .

‘Six years together and the man’s kisses make my heart pound as if I’ve never been kissed before.’

Like us, we know fans of this series will revel in revisiting this passionate and loving couple…be warned….you’ll lose your heart all over again! We know we did! Oh how  we’ve missed these guys!

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THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES by NINA LANE
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Awaken Book Three :amazon us | amazon uk | iBooks

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BREAK THE SKY : A SPIRAL OF BLISS SPIN OFF
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STICKY by NINA LANE – THE SWEET SEDUCTION ANTHOLOGY (Various Authors)

13 Brand New Erotic Romances by Bestselling authors to benefit Diabetes research.

We were asked to read and review Sticky by Nina Lane and of course we said HELL YES!

Sweet Seduction - Various authors
SYNOPSIS

In 2014 A Sweet Life, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research, raised $100 000. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge too! This stunning limited edition collection features thirteen BRAND NEW contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors…
You can make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Seduction will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.

Featuring a foreword and a bonus book by New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones.

From New York Times bestselling Author Lexi Blake comes LUSCIOUS, a novella set in her Masters and Mercenaries world. When Macon Miles meets sweet waitress Alison Jones, he knows she’s trouble, but he can’t imagine how her secrets will rock his world.

Sparks fly in Texas when a soldier comes home to the girl he left behind in New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr’s WAITING FOR YOU.

Sex. Lies. Romance. Love. My life has it all. I do what I want, when I want and no one can stop me. This isn’t a story of how I found my prince. Or my how my prince found me. This is my life. My diary. This is the true diary of ‘that girl’. CONFESSIONS OF A SEXAHOLIC by New York Times bestselling author JS Cooper.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards revisits Tag and McKenna, a power couple who have gone from infatuation to adoration in ADORED (Club Destiny #7.5).

New York Times bestselling author Karen Erickson presents a brand new, very sexy contemporary romance about finding love in the most unexpected places…

When love is determined, it will always find a way. From New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart comes PERFECTLY RECKLESS, a new novel about love, lust, loss and rediscovery between two people who should never have fallen in love…or out of it.

Spend some time with Nikki and Damien Stark in this sexy and sensual bonus story in J. Kenner’s STARK EVER AFTER series of novellas.

When Random Acts of Crazy’s bass player, Joe Ross, gets injured in an unfortunate sex act that gains nationwide coverage, it’s tatted-up Tyler (aka “Frown”) to the rescue for their first big concert. THE RANDOM TOUR: LOS ANGELES by New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent.

With INDECISION, Elisabeth Grace brings you another hot story with heart that follows a small town’s wild child and the police officer who tries to tame her–he has no idea what he’s in for.

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Hawkeye comes THE BILLIONAIRE YOU KNOW, the newest tale in her bestselling Billionaire series.

In STICKY by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane, a plate of sugar cookies sparks an edgy, red-hot affair between married PTO president Madeline Collins and the hot, new school principal, who teaches her a very dirty lesson.

From New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren comes WANDERLUST, the story of a magazine writer who needs to land the big story and the bad boy rockstar who’s determined to protect his band’s secrets. His plan? Get her off her game by getting her into his bed.

For fans of such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Wild Things comes a ménage romance posing the question, can two men share the same woman forever? UNCONVENTIONAL (The Manhattanites) by Avery Aster.

Don’t forget to check out SWEET TALK and SWEET DREAMS, two more limited edition collections from Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research… read and help the fight against diabetes! 

 

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

 ✯✯✯✯  Sticky Stars

‘Agony. Terror. Rage. Shame. Destruction. Ice.’

It’s been too long since we’ve had a Nina Lane book in our hands so we started this one with excited anticipation. As always her writing is flawless and she nails the emotion and passionate tension. It was raw, rough and ugly. It was dirty, sexy and addictive.

‘This wild, untamed connection between us had nothing to do with love and everything to do with surrendering to our forbidden attraction and giving free rein to the lust…’

It was a romance and a second chance at that heart palpitating love. We were championing this wild force of nature attraction that turned into so much more.

Our heroine is forty – YES! There’s just not enough heroines of this age and for the object of lustful intentions to be 32 just sealed the deal for us. Ages played no part of this story and we believed in the attraction and the romance. After all age is just a number right?

“I can only see you.”

Maddie; the epitome of perfect wife and mother. Being there for everyone else forgoing her own dreams and aspirations, asking for little in return. Being dismissed and so poised and collected does not a dreamy, sexy happy life make. Not when examined closely as we got to do. This woman is begging to be set free.

‘Why was I only myself when I was with him? How did he know? Why was he the one who had unlocked all the secret parts of my soul that I hadn’t even known existed? And why now….’

Ben, delicious domineering and sexy Ben. He came into her life in the nick of time but this story is not what it first seems and predictability does not factor at all. We were horrified as we devoured this story rooting for a conclusion that would ease our broken hearts and satisfy our racing pulses. Did we get it? You’ll have to read and see….Go, go enjoy!

‘Every part of me ached for him. My beautiful ocean boy.’

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks **

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THE SWEET SEDUCTION ANTHOLOGY
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BREAK THE SKY (A Spiral of Bliss Spin Off Novel) by NINA LANE

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SYNOPSIS

Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?”
“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.”

A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth. “You will.”Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer.

 

Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers that Archer is a storm she can’t control.

 

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Break the sky

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G✯✯✯✯✯ Breathtaking stars!

Jenny:  I LOVED this book so much!! I finished Break the Sky in one sitting and could have easily have gone back and started again. I should have known from the outset how completely mesmerised I would be with Archer and Kelsey’s story because Nina Lane constantly produces quality stories with quality characters. I never fail to connect to her stories through her flawlessly superb writing, eliciting a passion and emotion from within me that is second to none. There is nothing superfluous in this ladies prose. It’s true class all the way and Break the Sky only cements those sentiments.

‘I wanted more than more. I wanted everything he could give me. I wanted to find out just how much I could take.’

I will admit to initially being a bit nervous that Dean’s character could perhaps be compromised in this one.  After all, this was Archer’s story and of course it would address the unresolved issues between Dean and Archer which could have shown Dean in a negative light. Clearly I forgot who I was dealing with because Nina Lane has far too much talent and love for her characters to allow that to happen. Instead I gathered an insight into the underlying struggles and what transpired between these estranged brothers and it was heartbreaking. I cried a few times in this one Gitte!

Gitte: Oh wow, Nina Lane did it again, what a brilliant and passionate story this was. I was worried whether I would fall in love once more after the fantastic Spiral of Bliss series, but yeah, I should’ve guessed that there was no way this Author was going to disappoint! Nina Lane is a beautiful writer, emotion pouring straight from her heart onto the blank pages thus bringing complete and utter bliss to an adoring reader like myself.

“I surrender……”

I absolutely LOVED Break the Sky; the writing was without doubt superbly stunning and flawless as always. I was swept up from the get go and just couldn’t put Kelsey & Archer’s story down. So much passion, emotion and intensity. So much humour and powerful hard hitting moments.  I truly forgot to breathe at times.

‘Too much. Everything about him was too much. He was too big, too beautiful, too dangerous, too goddamned cute.’

Archer West stole my heart and he’s not giving it back but that’s okay, I don’t want him to!! My heart did the full rollercoaster ride with tears and laughter to a powerful lyrical beat whilst my pulse threatened to hammer out my skin. Nina Lane, you blew me away (pun totally intended!)

Jenny:  Archer was such a beautiful character. I loved him. Sure he’d made mistakes but he had paid for them and learnt by them. Underneath all I saw was just that small boy who needed to belong, to be loved, to be praised and to be cared for and wow did my heart bleed for him. He needed a Kelsey in his life! Oh and ummmmm he had a very dirty mouth……pass the fan!!!

“He is a good man. A survivor.’

I always loved and admired Kelsey in The Spiral of Bliss series but in no way could I have imagined the depth that lay behind her character.  Kelsey was always so supportive of Liv and Dean and I couldn’t have guessed the struggles she was hiding.  Her character not only fascinated me, but connected with her completely. Archer awakened and allowed Kelsey to be who she really was and in turn Kelsey showed Archer the man he truly is and I was swept away with it all.

‘I’d once been a girl who met challenges without fear, but that girl had been gone for more years than I cared to remember.’

There were parts of the story that were exhilarating weren’t they Gitte? I think Nina captured the storm chasing better than anything I’ve watched on screen. I was on the edge of my seat, gasping with exhaustion after some scenes. Nina Lane encompasses everything I love about reading.  Her stories ignite a passion in me that leave me gasping for more! Passionate, thrilling, emotional and fun. Break The Sky had it all! I “triple dog dare you” not to love it as much as I did. Absolute perfection!

Gitte: Archer West…bloody hell this man had me wrapped up tight with his fierce passion, protectiveness, filthy mouth but more so his strength entwined in a soft thread of vulnerability.

Being labelled the black sheep of the family is not easy. It only gets easy once you’ve worn this coat of disappointment  for so long it’s conformed to your being and you feel at home in the downward spiral of self-destruction.

‘I wondered how he could seem both whole and broken at the same time. He was like a painting whose varnish had cracked over time and yet was all the more beautiful because of the damage.’

Archer has a hell of a past and his brotherly relationship with gorgeous professor Dean was profoundly heart breaking and I read on as if walking on eggshells. My heart categorically and irrevocably ended up belonging to Archer West. He is without doubt the essence of everything that makes up the male perfection.

Now Kelsey, what a surprise she was. I really liked her character from the Spiral of Bliss series. Being Dean’s best mate we knew of her compassion, strength and hardworking no nonsense attitude. Well, this girl had so many facets to her as a result of her interpretation of her past and her current need for respect and affirmation in her line of profession. Archer truly brought out in her what made this girl amazing, beautiful and lovable.

‘My risk-taking, brilliant scientist girl. She needed storms.’

The love affair of Archer and Kelsey was incredibly powerful and there’s no better scene depicting this than the storm chasing one which had me on the edge of my seat with my heart racing. Well done Nina Lane; you’re still on that pedestal of brilliance which is why I love reading so!

**Reviewed off ARC copy provided by author**

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THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES.
Although Break the Sky is a spin-off standalone, we recommend reading THE SPIRAL OF BLISS series first.
It’s a 5 STAR MUSTEAD SERIES!
Our reviews for series here 

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AROUSE – BOOK ONE
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ALLURE BOOK TWO|
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AWAKEN BOOK THREE
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AWAKEN (Spiral of Bliss #3) by NINA LANE

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SYNOPSIS

“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.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

We loved with a love that was more than love.  – Edgar Allan Poe

“I love that you love me, professor.” – Liv West
“I love loving you, beauty.” – Dean West

J&G : 5++++ Alluring, Arousing and Amazing stars! 

Jenny: Despite The Spiral of Bliss series being one of our all-time favourites, we’re not going to go into detail about the story. Why? Because we’ve waxed lyrical about this series since we were first introduced to Dean and Live a year ago and we have, since then, been captivated by every word written by this author and Awaken is no exception.

‘I don’t know how it is that this one woman can both bring me to my knees and make me feel like the greatest knight in history.’

What a truly splendid conclusion Awaken was to what has been one of the most moving, emotional, passionate, evocative and truly beautiful stories I have had the pleasure to read. This series encapsulates everything I love about reading and why it is such a passion for me. I will never forget Dean and Liv’s story.

“Beauty, you make me want to stop time so I can look at you forever.” – Dean West

Their love and their story has forever left a mark on my heart and I know you feel the same Gitte.  Dean West…words completely and utterly fail me on how much I love this man. He is definitely my favourite book hero, without a doubt! He is the absolute epitome of a true book hero and his love for Olivia is intoxicating!

‘…it’s like someone is squeezing the air out of my lungs. I need that woman in order to breathe.’

Liv is such a beautifully strong and loving heroine and I admired her throughout this whole series. Together Liv and Dean are one of the most inspiring and alluring book couples that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

‘He’s a rare gift my husband, perfect and flawed and completely, unreservedly mine.’

Theirs is an all-encompassing love but it is the lessons they learn as individuals and the things they teach one another along the way that is the cornerstone to their success in love, happiness and marriage. Their willingness to bend when needed and remain stoic as required sets them apart.

Gitte, what an end to a series that we’ve lived and breathed for a year!

Gitte: I don’t have any words that will do this series any justice. I want to stand on the tallest podium and applaud Nina Lane for a magnificent series, for giving us an amazing couple; Liv & Dean and a truly passionate, real, emotional and heart inspiring story.

“Okay, beauty.”…”Let’s see what finds us.”

I feel like Liv and Dean are friends, friends I love with all my heart and who’ll always be very special to me. I’ll never forget them.

This series epitomises why I read and what romance is all about. This series is one everyone should pick up and treasure because you truly live alongside them as you cry, laugh, swoon, despair and rejoice with them.

“You and me professor.”

“You and me, beauty.”

This third instalment was everything and more that I could have wished for. This right here is how it’s done. It was perfect! I fell in love all over again and when I turned that last page I cried for everything we have experienced over the three books, through Liv & Dean’s journey. It was truly magical.

Liv & Dean, what can I say? I’ll miss you so very much. I’ve loved every single moment with you.

Liv, you went on a truly amazing journey of growth and self-realisation. You’re one of the most beautiful heroines out there. Your heart is pure and you’re a fighter and how could anyone not fall in complete love with you!!

‘Love the one who proves to you that happily ever after is only the beginning.’

Dean, I’ve never loved a hero as much as you. You embody exactly what makes the perfect man in my opinion. If I was to conjure one up he’d be in the image of you. Intelligent, passionate, loving, goofy and a true knight who loves fervently.

‘This man would give me the stars, the moon, the sun. He has slain monsters for me and alongside me. He’s battled through dark tangled woods with me because he has never once wavered in his belief that we are meant to be forever. He would do anything for me. For us.’

Together ‘Liv & Dean’ just is; a truly astounding love story!

J&G:  We decided not to break the story down and give you a convoluted review because to do so would simply ruin the beauty that was the conclusion to Dean and Liv’s memorable story. Awaken needs to experienced and savoured first hand.  If you’ve read Arouse and Allure then you know that this author possesses a rare and true talent. Nina Lane has captivated us, she has had our hearts racing with passion and emotion and she has broken our hearts, lifted our hearts and had us truly believing every word she wrote about Dean and Liv’s.

“You’re the first woman who’s ever made me afraid. Afraid of how good this is. Afraid it won’t last. Scared to death of losing you.”

The growth we have seen in these characters over the course of their story has left us mesmerized and is a true testament to Nina’s writing talent.  We will miss Dean and Liv immensely but we are forever thankful that we got to meet them, that we got to watch their love grow and that we got to watch them grow as individuals. Dean and Liv possess a love like no other but is love enough? Awaken gave us an insight into their marriage and a conclusion to their story that left us breathless.

If you haven’t read the Spiral of Bliss series, we want to shout from the rooftops that this HAS to be added to your TBR’s. This is one of those gems, one of those special stories that will forever capture your heart and touch your soul.

Arc provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. 

THE SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES by NINA LANE
Our reviews for series here 

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AROUSE – BOOK ONE
AMAZON US AMAZON UK /AMAZON AU 

ALLURE BOOK TWO|
AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / AMAZON AU 

AWAKEN BOOK THREE
AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / AMAZON AU 

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