Jan 11, 2014

Blog tour: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) by Nina Lane

Tour Hosted by: Literari Author Services

Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: January 7, 2014


Purchase links:

Arouse (book 1): Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iTunes
Allure (book 2)Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iTunes
Awaken: Amazon / Barnes & Noble 

“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 want to stay faithful, guard your honor,
Seek peace, obey
Fear, serve and honor you,
Until death,
Peerless Lady.

For I love you so much, truly,
that one could sooner dry up
the deep sea
and hold back its waves
than I could constrain myself
from loving you..."

written by Guillaume de Machaut.

What a beautiful poem, right? Now imagine the sexy Professor Dean West reading it in French.... Okay, instant swoon! I loved the concept of courting, Liv asked of Dean to strengthen their marriage after the rocky road the past months were for them. And he was so very, very good at it. This poem is telling us about love being so great that it's irresistible. And that is exactly what Dean and Olivia are - so irresistibly in love - able to survive all challenges and trials that are thrown to them. They did survive it all, and now come the last tests.

I fell in love with this series about a month ago, and thank God the final book wasn't so far away, or else there would've been some begging involved. I absolutely adored the first two books, total 5 stars - the fact this series is about an already married couple was such a refreshment that I finished both of them in almost one sitting. The third book, fortunately, has everything the other ones have too.

It was just as much as romantic and passionate. Just as much as intense and and emotional. 

"I'm at your feet forever, Olivia Rose," I whispered the instant before our lips met. "I'll move heaven and earth to give your whatever your want, what ever you need."
"Oh, Dean." She pressed her hand to the side of my face. "All I need is you." And then the kiss, a perfect harmony of the stars and planets that started my universe all over again.

Liv is finally coming into herself, starting a new business, becoming someone that has a new meaning in life and who is doing something that makes her happy. I was immensely happy for her!

Dean is trying to be the husband Liv needs, but he still has some trouble doing that. His problem is that he was never confident enough that his wife can handle the ugly truth and every mess in his life. That is the root of all the twists in this series. But he's slowly understanding this and doing his best to give his wife freedom and a place beside him, not behind him to always guard and protect. 

The situation with his student Maggie is very delicate, and I wondered how Ms. Lane would resolve that. Being accused of such a thing is really big for any professor and something they ever come alive and complete from. This was one of my favorite parts, because something was happening. Not like a large part of the book containing too much sexy time. Yes... I can't believe I'm saying 'too much sex' and 'Dean West' in one sentence but it's possible. It was just so overwhelming that I started eye-rolling. I wanted some actual plot and that never, not once lacked in the first two books. I'm still really bummed about it.

But all in all, Spiral of Bliss is definitely one of my dearest series, something I will hold close to my heart always. And will totally read again. As should you, not only married people, but everyone who is a romantic at heart or just wants some damn sexy professors. This just has it all. Kudos to Nina Lane, can't wait for more of her work!


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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.

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Until next time,


  1. Iva, thank you so much for your review and for participating in the Awaken blog tour! I so appreciate your time and support and am so glad that you've enjoyed Liv and Dean's journey. Thank you so much! --Nina ♥♥♥

  2. Oh sounds great. And yeah. Instant swoon. lol I really like it's a married couple too. So rare to find that in romance books really. Thanks for the heads up!


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