Book Title: Arouse
Series: Spiral of Bliss #1
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Start Read Date: 1/27/2016
End Read Date: 1/31/2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
Review Submitted By:
Korena for A Biblioromance Book Blog
“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 when dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface, the fallout might break them apart forever.
(Received ARC in exchange for our honest review.)
Dean and Olivia met when Olivia was going to the University and Dean was a professor. Although Olivia was not Dean’s student, Dean made sure that he could pursue Liv. Liv and Dean were smitten with each other from the beginning.
The story kept flip flopping back and forth from present to past. Present time the couple is having marriage issues after three years. Past the reader sees how they met and see the love they have nurtures.
The story is realistic. I could relate with the couples problems. I had a hard time wanting to read a story so close to reality.
Questions for the Reviewer:
(these are multiple choice answers)
How is the author’s writing? Good
Is there violence? No Violence
Is there sexual content? Some sexual content
How is the story narrated? Alternating persons
How would you describe the plot of this book? Some twists
What best describes the mood? Hopeful
How would you describe the pace? Slow
How would you describe the characters? Developed
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she’s that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.