Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review for Awaken by Nina Lane!!!

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Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) Author: Nina Lane Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design
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“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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I really enjoyed this book!  I thought Dean was one of the cutest husbands ever!! When Olivia tells Dean she wants to be courted again, he makes it his mission to romance her all over again.

Things are made harder when he's gone to Italy to head an archealogical dig, and causes him to be away from Olivia for longs periods of time.  Thankfully the two of them figure out ways to keep each other company despite the distance.  

Dean is also facing the aspect of losing his teaching job because of an allegation made against him by a student.  Olivia knows it's all a lie and stands by Dean for support.

While Dean is in Italy, Olivia receives a check from a person she hasn't seen since she was a child.  A pretty hefty sum.  Professionally, she is at a crossroads in her life.  She's working for her friend, Allie, who has a bookstore that is closing it's doors, and a few other odd jobs.  With the support of her husband, she and Allie open a business that targets both children and families.  She's nervous, but she knows it's something she knows she wants to do.  

Dean offers to help, but she knows this is something she needs to do for herself.  

I loved this story, because it's about a husband and wife who fall in love with each other all over again. Dean proves more then once how romantic he can be, and there are a few good one liners in this book. I love his nickname for her: Beauty... my heart sighed everytime he called her that!  

They love each other completely, despite having a few bumps in the road.  It shows two people who are committed to not giving up on each other, no matter what hardships they are dealt with!


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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Nina said...

Jess, thank you so much for the wonderful review and for participating in the Awaken blog tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed the end of Liv and Dean's story (and I gotta say - the cover looks amazing against the background of your page!). Thanks again so much -- I greatly appreciate your time and support.

Jess's Journal said...

I gotta say... I loved Dean!! I wish my husband worked half has hard at romance as he did!! I loved reading it! I agree about the cover... brings out the purple!!

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