Thursday, January 09, 2014

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway- Awaken by Nina Lane


“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.


I am totally in love with the Spiral of Bliss series by Nina Lane. I absolutely adored Arouse and Allure so I was super excited to get started on Awaken and see how Olivia and Dean's story concludes. Its safe to say that it surpassed all my expectations. Awaken was another amazing read.

Awaken starts off with Dean and Olivia struggling to come to terms with all that had happened in Allure. Olivia only wants what's best for her husband and is ready to put distance between them if need be to protect him. I admired Olivia in Awaken. She has grown her backbone. She takes risks and is so independent. Her only weakness was where her mother was concerned but you could understand why.

Then there's Dean West. God, that man makes me swoon! Dean West was PERFECT. I said in my reviews of Arouse and Allure that Dean doesn't talk much but his actions show what his words don't. In Awaken though, he truly puts out his feelings. I LOVED his point of view. He said what he felt and what he felt was all consuming love for his wife.

The Spiral of Bliss novels have the best romance. The same was the case with Awaken though Dean and Olivia are separated by a distance for some part of the book. I loved the steamy scenes not because they were erotic but because throughout Dean and Olivia's love and need for each other shined through. It was great seeing them both working through their issues.

After all the struggle and bad times Olivia and Dean finally reach the ending they deserve and I couldn't be happier for them. I adored the epilogue and things were just how they were meant to be. Nina Lane is a fabulous author and I'm extremely grateful to her for having introduced me to Dean and Olivia and letting me be a part of their journey. 

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Literati Author Services for being a part of the blog tour. We thank them.

Purchase Links:  Amazon US | Barnes & NobleKOBO | iTunes

Purchase Links:  Amazon US| Barnes & NobleKOBO | iTunes

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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  1. Janhvi, thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Spiral of Bliss books. I'm so happy you've enjoyed Liv and Dean's journey and their love for each other. I so appreciate you participating in the blog tour and taking the time to write such great reviews - thanks so much for the endorsement and support! --Nina ♥♥♥

  2. I have to read these books as soon as possible. All of my friends on Goodreads loved them, but I kept on waiting til' all of the books are out. Great review Janhvi & thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. You said epilogue! I've not reached that part but YAY!!! I'm very nervous about Dean's professional career, but I really hope things work out for him and for Liv too. I'll discuss more with you when I'm done. Great review :)

  4. After reading your reviews for the first two book so it's hard not to be curious about this. Still those covers take my breath away. Anyhow I'm so glad you enjoyed the third book in this series and great review Janhvi :)

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