My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
“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.
Let me start off by saying I absolutely loved Arouse! It’s not every day, I come across a book that will make me want to forego sleep so I can keep reading. In fairness, I started pretty late at night, but this one kept me up until 3 AM and then I passed out, completely drained by this couple’s heartfelt journey.
This book was a refreshing change of pace as it focuses on a sexy married couple. I’m not married myself, nor have I ever been in a really serious relationship. In addition to that, almost all the books I read center on couples falling in love… So to come across this book, where the couple’s already been married a few years? What a novelty!
Arouse is a beautifully written, emotional story about two people fighting to stay in love. I enjoyed how the author flashed back to when Liv and Dean first met so we got to see a little bit of them falling in love and the progression of their relationship. I adore both characters and how real they are. Dean and Olivia are perfect for each other and together they rank high amongst my favorite book couples.
Trust me when I say that Arouse is hard to put down – it’s an absolute must-read! Nina Lane is an very talented writer with a gift for creating an emotional story that had me riveted for hours. She took me on a journey, to a place I’ve never been before in my reading and I can’t wait to continue Dean and Liv’s story in Allure!
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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.