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Monday, January 13, 2014

Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) By: Nina Lane *Review & Giveaway*

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*Mini Reviews of Book 1 & 2 Are Here*

Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) 

Author: Nina Lane 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+  
Publication Date: January 7, 2014 
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.

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Spiral of Bliss Trilogy

My Mini Review

(I'm time constricted right now so I apologize that I can't write a longer review at this time.)

I have really become addicted to this beautifully written love story of Liv and Dean. I mean it's not always so good as there is a lot of stake that can prevent their happiness for a long time, but with that aside, these two lovers just concentrate on themselves, about their relationship, and about themselves individually. I do like that we read both of Liv and Dean's POVs. It helps a great deal to know what they are both thinking and why they do this and that. There are many love scenes, some flashbacks and these are really important, because for me Liv's character develops even more, with the help of an old friend. I feel like we do finally know everything about this couple and with their ups and downs, I can leave this trilogy with pure satisfaction. I have to say though that for the rest of the day, when I finished this I had a withdrawal as I read this trilogy from beginning to end within days, so I got attached to these characters, to this love story and just to the story itself, of finding yourself, and even though I wanted more after I finished the last sentence, I think how it ends is....well very appropriate. I look forward to reading more of this Author's work as I just love her writing :)

My Rating: 4.5/5
Rated R! (Oh yes. Strong Sexual Content & Some Adult Language)

About the Author

NinaLane-B&WUSA 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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Arouse & Allure (Spiral of Bliss #1 & #2) By: Nina Lane *Mini Reviews*

Goodreads Description

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure.

But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other as dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface.

My Mini Review

I'm so happy that I was finally able to start this trilogy with book 1. I've been itching to read this for some time. Being a part of the Blog Tour for Book 3 finally made me read book 1 & 2 and again I'm so glad I did. By the end of this book, I literally, within seconds, turned to read book 2. This story is addictive and that starts out with how well this story of Liv and Dean is written. Really, Lane is a true artist with words and just telling a wonderful love story. And it's not just a love story, oh no, there are tough situations that try to rip this couple a part. Without giving too much, I just want to say that reading this story of an already married couple was refreshing because I usually read stories that have the lovers meet and so on so that was uniquely different to read and it works out well as Lane shows us flashbacks so don't worry, you will read how these two meet and a lot more. The characters, especially Liv and Dean, are just again written so well. This story is captivating and there are realistic elements here so for me, that also sold me to continue on with this flowing story. Read this, if you want to get addicted to a true love story!

My Rating: 4.7/5
Rated R! (Strong Sexual Content and Some Language)

Goodreads Description

BOOK TWO IN NINA LANE'S BESTSELLING SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES "We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense." 

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his cherished wife are determined to fix their mistakes and fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but with bitter family conflicts now endangering their fragile intimacy, they soon must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

My Mini Review
(There might be spoilers so watch out!)

This story starts around the same month when book 1 ended. Liv and Dean know that they have a little someone coming that will change their lives forever. And due to a family situation, the couple go to Dean's estranged family, and well you might guess there is some conflict that might arise, and without giving too much away, there are some new tensions that rock Dean and Liv's world that can ruin their lives forever. There is a whole lot of different situations in this story, so if you have read book 1, you will love this one, you will because you just want to know what happens with this married couple's life, just like I did. Again you will see some realistic elements and how they play out, so hope you get addicted again to this story!

My Rating: 4.3/5
Rated R! (Strong Sexual Content, Some Language & Just A Little Violence, like one scene really)
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