Series: Spiral of Bliss, #4
on February 9th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Liv and Dean West have always fallen together, but this time they might fall apart...
Liv and Dean have everythingÔÇªalmost. With a rambunctious toddler, crazy work schedules, and too many responsibilities, theyÔÇÖve lost sight of their passionate, intimate marriage. And Professor West is none too happy about that.
Determined to lure his wife into hot new adventures, Dean struggles with his need to have Liv all to himself and the reality of sharing her with the world.
Then he gets an opportunity that could change their livesÔÇªand Liv is faced with the prospect of her white knight going places where she canÔÇÖt follow.
Book Four in New York Times Bestselling Author Nina Lane's Spiral of Bliss series.
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The Wests’ have long been among my favorite literary couples. ┬áProfessor Hottie and Beauty have come such a long way. I was so delighted to learn that Nina Lane had added to their story with the release of Adore. I thought Awaken was the last of it and I was content with the conclusion. I might have been but boy I do love surprises.
We pick up on their lives two years or so after the end of Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3). We had already seen so much character development from Arouse to Awaken, especially for Olivia. She grew so much from their initial meeting and subsequent dating. IÔÇÖve always loved that this was a series about a married couple who had so much love and respect for each other, but were experiencing growing pains and all those little bumps that come with any relationship. The predicament that Lane presents in Adore is so befitting of them.
Dean and Olivia, now with a two year old and the demand of owning an expanding business and professional responsibilities, still encounter moments of personal doubt and fulfillment. Dean, is now faced with a huge quandary as to how he wants to develop his career. The story line makes you examine whether or not what you thought you always wanted, how you thought you wanted things to be, can change. He really had it mapped out for himself, for them. It also shows his complete and utter devotion to Liv and Nicholas, which keeps at the top of my favorite leads. HeÔÇÖs been the kind of man who weighs everything and when it comes to his family they are always his first consideration.
Liv takes on far more than she can handle and we see the effects of this on her connection with Dean. But Liv is a problem solver and while she stumbles at times, she is able to put things in perspective. I really appreciate that Lane took LiÔÇÖs story down the path she did and that things unraveled for a really good cause *giggle*. Liv was able to face some harsh realities about her commitment to her community, her business, and her family. Liv represents the millions of women out there trying to make it all happen. I love that Lane lets Liv win some, and lose some but ultimately keeps her positive.
As expected and appreciated, Lane cooks up some super sweet and sexy scenes between Dean and Liv, all the while addressing the fact that the passion a couple may feel for each other often waxes and wanes. Their devotion to setting it right is highly entertaining with Liv trying to encourage Dean to share his fantasies and Dean just wanting uninterrupted time together.
If you have read the series then this is a must. If you havenÔÇÖt read the series, I canÔÇÖt recommend it enough. I truly love the complexity of the situation that Lane puts them in and how Dean and Liv were able to reason through things to get to an outcome that just enhanced them as individuals. And I really that they get to explore a new stage in their lives, both personally and professionally. Nina Lane, thank you for giving us more!┬á5 Stars and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
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