AROUSE (Spiral of Bliss #1)

AROUSE                                                            NINA LANE

"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.

What starts off as a very hot and passionate story about a couple that has been together for 5 years married for 3 years. Takes a turn one day when she is disappointed in a pregnancy that comes back negative, and the response in her husband's Deans in not even thinking about children. Liv and Dean now are having communication issues which she has never experienced with him before. Still attracted to each other Liv is starting to question herself. She is nine years younger than Dean and met while she was a student or undergrad at UW, he was and a Professor, and still is. They have moved a few times for his job and she has not once complained. She came from a not so good background that is described in the story and Dean knows about it. A little later after the pregnancy test Dean reveals a secret about himself that he has kept since before they met. Liv is crushed because she has opened up to him her total self, and cannot understand why he would share his life before her with her. This now puts doubts into her mind and as much as she tries to force them away they will not leave. There more situations that come up and pull at them, and you as the reader are pulled into the story because you are fighting with them. I found myself being drawn towards the Liv character. I don’t know if this is because I am older, and have daughters, but I am going to go with that. The supporting characters help the story along and do not take away from the story at all. I know there are more books but this is a great way to get started. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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