Thursday, January 16, 2014

Awaken Review + Giveaway

Awaken Banner
NinaLane-Awaken-cover copy
 Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3)  
Author: Nina Lane
 Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+  
Publication Date: January 7, 2014 
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

“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.

 Happy Birthday to ME! I think it is totally fitting that I am writing this review the day of my birthday since Dean West is my ultimate book boyfriend.  My birthday could be even better if Nina is planning on delivering the sexy Professor to my door dressed in a bow? PLEASE? ha! Just thinking about Dean wrapped in a bow makes me drool!!

This lovely book is about growth-life. That doesn't mean that it's all roses and rainbows for the happy couple.  It is about the realities of married life based upon love.  Dean and Liv struggle to find balance in their lives and heal from past events that have happened in their lives. But in the end, they have each and they have their love for each other.  The ending is beautiful, perfect... ahh. Nina Lane has a way with her words and I feel like I can not due justice on this review. 

Dean and Liv's story will always be my favorite—a story I will continue to think about for a long, long time.
Let me gush over Dean for a second.  I absolutely love him! I remember when I read the first book in this series and I turned back into a 13 year girl over him.  He is has a great sense of humor, sexy, patient, protective, and so incredibly sweet.

Okay, moving on from Dean...
Reading the final installment the Spiral of Bliss series was a very bittersweet experience.  I just couldn't get enough!! I wanted to rush through this entire novel and devour it all as quickly as possible.  On the other hand, I wanted to take my sweet time and drag this book out because I never wanted it to end.  I am severely devastated that this series is finished, and I have hopes that this won't be the last we see of Dean West. 
Three books are nowhere near enough to write about my Professor.

I don't want this review to end because maybe that means the series has not came to an end, I will have to say; I have a sad-depressive feeling that 'my boyfriend just broke up with me' when this series coming to an end!! 


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, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller.

 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

 Spiral of Bliss Trilogy


1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday, Jodie Rae!! And thank you so much for the wonderful review and for participating in the Awaken blog tour. I'm thrilled that you loved the end of Liv and Dean's story, and if I could deliver Professor West to your doorstep, I totally would.

    Thanks so much for your love for Liv and Dean and for all your support -- I hope you had a fabulous birthday with lots of cake and maybe a Dean West lookalike or two. :-)