"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 when dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface, the fallout might break them apart forever.
Wow! Nina Lane knows how to write STEAMY scenes! Incredibly hot! I felt the chemistry between Dean and Olivia and more than that, their love and lust was palpable. -Jessy's Book Club
This book is hot and I'm talking scorching! You may just need the fire department on speed dial to read this book as you will start burning up. Make sure you have a spare pair of panties available as the sex scenes may just make you sweat. -Island Lovelies Book Club
You. Don't. Want. To. Miss. This. Book....It is without a doubt one of my new top favorite books of all time. The writing was contemplative, introspective and emotionally powerful. -Reading DelightZ
The author completely drew me into Dean and Olivia's story.... From beginning to end, the journey is riveting. -Literati Literature Lovers
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. -Sugar and Spice Book Review
WOW.....Just...WOW!! I'm emotionally spent but in a good way. You know a lot of times we read books because we're looking for an escape! We're looking for a fantasy, to be swept off our feet by a hot alpha male, or sexy athlete or some kind of prince charming... But how many times does a book feel real?... The writing was incredible and let you fall in love with the characters one word at a time. -Angie's Dreamy Reads
"Come here, beauty," Dean says. "You need to be kissed."
I go to the sofa and sprawl out on top of him with a sigh. He feels so damn good. He has a gorgeous body--he's all lean, tensile strength with a solid chest that makes me want to stretch against him like a cat in the sun. He puts his hand on the back of my neck and brings my mouth down to his.
He's right. I need to be kissed, and he's the one who needs to kiss me. His lips are warm and firm against mine, and shivers race over my skin as his hands slide down to grasp my hips. I part my lips on a sigh and let our tongues tangle together. He closes his teeth gently on my lower lip, eliciting a delicious little twinge that shortens my breath.
I wiggle around, rubbing my breasts against his chest. He tightens his grip on my hips before moving his hands to the waistband of my pants. With a smooth stroke, he delves inside and spreads his palms over my bottom, pressing his fingers into the crevice. An ache pools through my lower body.
"I think..." I lift myself to look down at him, my blood heating at the sight of the lust brewing in his eyes. "I think I need to be more than kissed."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nina Lane is a USA Today bestselling author who loves alpha male heroes, steamy hot romances, and emotional roller-coasters. Her favorite authors include New York Times bestselling authors Bella Andre, Colleen Hoover, Sylvia Day, Maya Banks, Jodi Ellen Malpas, and EL James, and she can't wait for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Nina is currently working on another Spiral of Bliss contemporary, erotic romance.