AROUSE by NINA LANE ~ Blog Tour (Giveaway & Review)

"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...and sex might not be enough to save them.

Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.

Publication Date:  January 2, 2013


I loved everything about this book! Nina Lane does such an amazing job weaving us through the journey ones heart will take while trying to find true happiness. I truly believe everyone in a relationship should read this book and see that communication is the key to success.
An awesome 5 star read!!

We start out immersed in a marriage anchor by true love and hot lust. Dean and Olivia’s love story is so well established and yet we get glimpses of how it all began for them. In many ways it was such a different twist on the modern day romance. A quote with so much meaning and at such a critical point in the book:

“Since the day we met, I haven’t wanted anyone but you…. Never looked at another woman… Never thought about one. It’s always been you, Olivia.”

Olivia Winter fights her way out of a dark childhood at the hands of her neglectful and self-centered mother.  In her mid-twenties she has finally saved enough money to move from the community college to a large university. By lucky happenstance she bumps (literally) into Professor West.

Dean West is the distinguished professor of medieval history. He is use to taking control and remaining there but with Liv he lets her take the lead. He takes his time to get to know her and has this driven desire to protect her. My favorite quote from their dating days is:

“What is you key, Olivia?”
“My key?”
“An old friend once told me that everyone has a key to unlocking their secrets. What’s yours?”
“Um….. I’m pretty sure I don’t have a key.”
“I am pretty sure you do.”

Of course no true love story would be complete without a little bit of angst and a whole lot of WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!!! 

I fell in love with Dean and Liv and I know you will too!  Every part of this story felt so real and you will totally be able to relate to their struggles.  There is a slight cliffhanger ending but don’t fret. Allured is set to release this month.

Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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1 comment:

  1. Steph, thank you so much for the lovely review and for participating in the AROUSE tour! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book so much, and I love the name of your blog. :-) Thanks again so much for the support. ♥