Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design
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.
This has to be the most romantic and sexy series I have ever read!!! Saying I love it isn’t enough!!! Dean and Liv’s love story is so beautifully written. Have you ever read a book and just continually hi lighted over and over again? Well, that was me in this book!!! Nina Lane has such a beautiful way with words.
The best part about Awaken is how real and true Dean loves Liv. There is an abundance of books out there, with angst, drama and sex. But this series gives you, a real life feel to it. Dean and Liv are a married couple who go through all kinds of ups and downs. I feel so connected to them. How can you not. Every marriage has it’s moments but the LOVE for each other is all that matters at the end of each day.
“Look, I’m not going to apologize anymore,” I snap. “Yes, I want to protect you. You’re my wife. I’d fucking kill for you, Liv, and if that makes me a possessive bastard of a husband, then fine. That’s what I am. I’m not going to change either. I love you too goddamned much.”
In this last book we see Liv grow and learn how to be a stronger woman. She has always had Dean there to shield her, from anything getting to close to hurt her. Dean goes away for work and Liv is left alone to find her way. She finds herself, and shows Dean that she can be there for him, when he goes through one of the hardest times in his career.
“You smell amazing.” He trails his mouth across my cheek to nuzzle his nose against my hair, his lips seeking my ear. His voice is a husky whisper. “Just want to back you up against the wall, lift your skirt, and spread your pretty legs.” A shiver rocks me to my toes. “God, Dean.” “Every time you say that…” he pulls away with a soft mutter, ” …my self-control slips a little more.” “God Dean”
The sex in this book, is off the charts hot!!! Professor West is one of the sexiest leading men out there. He is smart, romantic and still has a dirty mouth, that gets me HOT!!! I am not a huge fan of pet names. But when he calls her “Beauty” my heart melts EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! 4 Stars for Awaken but 5 Stars for the whole series!!
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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.