Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Arouse by Nina Lane ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Book Description

"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 sex might not be enough to save them.


This book right here is why I love to read, it is without a doubt one of my favorites of 2013 and of all time! I want to escape reality and have a book drawl me into it's world, get under my skin, and stay with me long after I finish it and Arouse most certainly did that. Arouse is unique, sexy, steamy and I love how this book is about a married couple and the issues that they face. Did I mention that the husband is a super hot alpha male who calls his wife Beauty? *Swooooon* 5 stars

Olivia Winter was living a quiet life, isolated and just trying to survive and get her degree. When she meets professor Dean West she is not looking for love, she is emotional detached after having a rough childhood. The attraction between the two is immediate and slowly  Dean is able to pull Olivia out of her shell and get her to open up to him.  The book starts in the present but occasionally goes into the past so we see how Olivia and Dean fell in love.  We also get both Olivia and Dean's POV's.

Olivia and Dean have a perfect marriage, the perfect relationship so they think.....they are very compatible in and out of the bedroom, the sex OMG HOT!!! Liv has a little scare, and she starts thinking about things, things that she never wanted and things that her and Dean had agreed on when they got married. When she talks to Dean he shuts down and shuts her out, he just withdrawals from their relationship and this is the start of their marriage problems.  They no longer communicate, no longer have regular sex, their relationship is just off and they both are confused.  Secrets are revealed, trust is no longer there, and betrayals happen that tear them apart. In the blink of an eye their whole marriage crumbles. Is it to late for Olivia and Dean, or can their marriage be fixed? This absolutely killed me to read, so heart wrenching....I was rooting for them to work things out the entire time!

I absolutely loved Arouse. I felt the love, the passion, the ups and downs in Dean and Olivia's relationship like I was living every single emotion and my heart was breaking for this couple! I can't wait to read more by Nina and I most certainly can't wait to get my hands on Allure, book #2 in this series.

About the Author

Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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  1. S&S, thank you so much for the lovely review and for participating in the AROUSE tour by Literati Literature Lovers! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the book, especially my beloved Dean. Thanks so much for your support!

  2. Thank you for always providing honest reviews. You are one of my main sources for reviews and book recommendations. You always manage to add to my TBR. Thank you for participating in this blog tour and providing your fans an opportunity to win this book.

  3. I'm curious about this story.. I only wish they still end up happily together! Stories about broken marriages are too heartbreaking...! :(

  4. Loved reading your review on this book! Adding it to my TBRs. Thank you for the giveaway

  5. You had me with... "favorites of 2013"... can't wait to read it! Fantastic cover!

  6. Really wanna win a copy of Arouse...its been on my tbr forever it feels like. Have heard lots of good things about Arouse

  7. This looks soooo good! I've been waiting for the blog tour since it was announced! Can't wait to read this! Thx for the chance!

  8. Definitely on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Thank you for the review. I spend way too much money on books, so I have to be extra choosey about which books I buy. I trust your opinion, so I know I should read this book whether I win it or not!

  10. Thank you for sharing your review...this sounds like an absolutely great read...I have heard so many good reviews so this is a must read yours included "Swoon 5 stars" the idea about a maried couple and a true love story between Dean and Olivia...thank you for the great giveaway....

  11. I've been seeing this book a lot lately and it just seems like a really good one. The book blurb definitely draws me in and just hope to read it soon :)
    thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read Arouse! Been hearing amazing things about the book and I’m really excited! :) Congrats Nina on the release!

    Tess xx