I fell in love with Dean and Liv. As a couple, they stole my heart. I loved them, individually and together. --Aestas Book Blog
5 amazing stars...I loved this author's style of writing; it was beautiful and vivid and made for compulsive reading. Most of all, this story felt REAL! Be ready to feel every single emotion possible. --Gitte, Totally Booked Blog
I loved everything about this book! Nina Lane does such an amazing job weaving us through the journey one's heart will take while trying to find true happiness. --Rude Girl Book Blog
Wow, what a fantastic book! Loved, loved it! AROUSE is achingly beautiful in its intensity but at the same time also very steamy and arousing. If you are on the lookout for a read that provides a great, thoughtful story combined with enticing as well as fierce sex scenes then look no further. You have found it. --Baba, Goodreads
5 breathtaking stars...It was moving, emotional, warm, tender, funny, sensual, gut-wrenching and I became absolutely and completely invested in Liv and Dean. They stole my heart. Both of them. --Jenny, Totally Booked Blog
5 heart-wrenching, emotional, arousing stars...I absolutely adored this book...I'm in love with Dean. Oh my goodness, he is just amazing. He has got to be the perfect mixture of sexy and protective and a little bit geeky. --Brittany Blabs Books
Beautifully written, introspective...For me, a fantastic read --Maryse's Book Blog
From the Author
I began Liv and Dean's story with the intention of writing an intense, sexy romance about a married couple who are still wildly in love. Liv and Dean adore each other to distraction and have a scorching hot sex life, but their love for each other has concealed dark secrets and undercurrents of pain. What happens when those secrets rise to the surface in ways neither of them expected? And what happens when their illusions about each other are shattered?
MEET LIV AND DEAN WEST
Medieval history professor Dean West is brilliant, sexy, strong, and he completely adores his wife. He knows about Carolingian Era politics and medieval poetry as well as baseball stats, foreign films, Russian economics, why Star Trek is better than Star Wars, and how to throw a spiral in football. However, because he is so accomplished, his biggest weakness is his fear of failure, and it's precisely that fear that almost destroys his marriage.
Olivia West is both lovely and complicated. She's determined, practical, and has spent much of her life maintaining the image of a good girl...so she's a very willing student when Dean teaches her just how sexy a good relationship can be. Liv has pulled herself out of the darkness of her past and found a safe haven in the arms of her husband, but is now just beginning to realize that she might be lost in the shadow of Dean's brilliance.
In writing this trilogy, Liv and Dean and their struggles have become so real to me. I loved writing the journey of a flawed, passionate couple who will do anything for each other, and I hope their story speaks to the romantic in all of us who believes in acceptance, forgiveness, passion, and love.