Series: Spiral Of Bliss #5
on June 21st, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Without darkness, there can be no light.
Dean has always been Liv's white knight. Not once has he retreated from battle. Not once has he failed to keep his wife safe. Not once has he broken his promise to slay monsters for her.
Then Dean encounters a monster he canÔÇÖt destroy. A monster he canÔÇÖt even face. And for the first time ever, there is nothing he can do to protect the woman who owns his heart.
The love story of Liv and Dean West that started with AROUSE and continued in ALLURE, AWAKEN, and ADORE now comes to a breathtaking conclusion as the professor and his beauty fight the battle of their lives.
The Wests, Dean and Olivia, will always be in the mix of my top favorite literary couples. I said something very similar to this in my review of Adore – and it holds true. Now, ten plus years into their marriage, their passion for each remains inspiring. I thought the series was over but seeing news of Always, as you can imagine, left me overjoyed. The love for their family, friends and community is unshakable. Once again, Nina Lane shares with us a new chapter of their lives, a time when they will be tested as individuals, as lovers, as parents & as each other’s best friend.
This is a couple with a history of absolute devotion, but they have both been guilty of withholding information from each other and not communicating about dreams that would affect their grand plan. But they have always been respectful to each other, even through some minor hiccups that led to wake-up calls. The blurb is an excellent teaser to whatÔÇÖs coming but I scare easily so I spent the initial chapters trying to guess. I really do adore this couple and my heart ached in anticipation what might be coming. I donÔÇÖt want to go into the details as to what it IS, but Always is an heartbreaking yet uplifting read.
In his chapter of their lives, they have to face the fact that they canÔÇÖt handle it all. As individuals, they are challenged to a new reality that they need help and that there are just things that they canÔÇÖt control. Liv still has a hard time asking for help and wanting to do it all. SheÔÇÖs left disappointed by friends and overwhelmed by the generosity of others. Once again Liv has to face that circumstances are changing and she can longer say YES to everything. The why, the situation is incredibly sad, and Lane handles this new strife with great sensitivity. As for Dean, what canÔÇÖt he fix for Liv? ItÔÇÖs THIS. They face numerous ÔÇ£what ifÔÇÖsÔÇØ and some really unexpected challenges, and as Archer says, ÔÇ£Man, people can be F’d [sic] up…ÔÇØ. ItÔÇÖs these trials and Dean and LivÔÇÖs responses that show just how far they have come. There are no instant solutions, they may or may not agree on the go-forward approach, but their connection is strong and together they form an incredible force.
I loved getting to catch up with Archer (YUM) and Kelsey and to get to know the West children Nicholas and Bella. I wanted to reach through the book and hug them. The Spiral Of Bliss series is a must read. For me, it was a stand out in the kinky billionaires trope that was prevalent when I first picked up Arouse. In fact, my chain of 2+ years is a Spiral of Bliss heart next to my SF Giants fob. Yup, IÔÇÖm pretty darn sappy and Always had me in tears , both of sadness and relief! 5 Stars , Book and Series Recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi
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