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FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED spoiler free 5 STARS BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL A stunning conclusion to one of the most beautifully written and intensely passionate love stories I have ever read Dean and Liv s romance is simply breathtaking What makes the story in this series standout among romance books is that it is about an already married couple It begins after the happily ever after where most romances end Over the course of the past two books, we d seen this couple survive heartache and tragedy together, and we d also seen the pure, raw strength and limitless depth of their love for each other And in this book, we saw their story come full circle This book in so many ways is about healing, hope, and the beauty of knowing with all your heart that the love you feel for your soul mate is limitless.The writing is perfectly detailed and deeply evocative I honestly read this book as slowly as I possibly could savouring each every word, and feeling every emotion to the max Even apart from the story, just the reading experience alone is incredible.The depth of emotion I felt for Dean and Liv was so powerful that I often would read for pages on end with tears in my eyes just because I was feeling so much.Please note that this book is the continuation of and conclusion to the romance that began in Arouse and Allure It follows the story of the same couple, Dean Liv, and is not a standalone I am not going to speak about the plot at all here because anything I say will be a spoiler But what I will say is that I adored the direction that the storyline went in and honestly, I loved every single word of this book.Awaken delivered everything I possibly want andI loved that I was never once frustrated with the plot I mean, sure there were times when my heart was in my throat, but it was always in a good way Looking back on my reading experience, I have only positive things to say and that s rare.The story was told in alternating POVs so we got to see both sides of the story The pacing was excellent and I felt invested in each and every scene Given Dean and Liv s situation at this point in their lives, this book focused a lot on the balance of them healing themselves before being able to heal their relationship But with the way it was written, I could feel their connection at all times.It brought a smile to myself watching Liv find her inner strength She d always had it but seeing her growandconfident in herself was so fulfilling I knew how far she d come and I just felt so proud of her.And Dean Gosh, I can t even describe how much I loved him That sexy professor made my heart pound, race, flutter, and melt If I had to pick only one book hero to bring to life, Dean West would be a top candidate That man was just wow The way he loved Liv was honestly unlike any other hero I ve ever read He wasn t just in love with her as a whole, he was also in love with every little part of her each individual piece that made up Liv He didn t just see a perfect version of her, he saw all of her her flaws, her beauty, her insecurities, her strengths and he loved them all My husband doesn t just love me He knows HOW to love me He knows what I need and when I need it, sometimes even better than I do He knows how to unfold all the tight, tough parts of me and smooth them out with the glide of his hand He knows how to prove that he and only he understands ever crevice of my soul He knows how to remind me that I am forever safe within his heart He was sexy, chivalrous, a little kinky, a lot charming, and his powerful, primal need to protect Liv at all times melted my heart I could feel it at all times It came through in each one of his actions I m not going to apologize 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 It also bears mentioning that these books are not just emotional, they re also intensely erotic SCORCHING HOT I mean really you will be fanning yourself for pages on end Dean and Liv s chemistry sizzled, it burned, it smouldered It was palatable But what I felt brought so much added depth to it all was that it was their LOVE for each other and the raw emotions behind every one of their love scenes that gave them such a strong impact It was pure passion I want to grab her and shove her up against the nearest wall Rip her clothes off and fuck her until the earth trembles and the stars explode Until the universe shatters This book was filled with these powerfully charged moments that I felt so deeply that sometimes I would have to stop reading for a minute and just sit there letting it sink in It beautifully highlighted each moment in the story that should be unforgettable And, just like that, I fall wildly in love with my husband all over again He smiles, sliding his thumb across my lips, his gaze warm Pleasure fills me at that look, so replete with love and tenderness that I m reminded anew that together we can withstand anything What I loved most about Dean Liv, and what I d always felt regarding them, was that there was absolutely no doubt that they were soul mates Their chemistry , their connection , their desire , their longing , their need for each other I felt it all God They were SO in love with each other, undeniable meant for each other two halves of a whole But naturally, as with most marriages I think, they had their issues to work through and their struggles to overcome But I loved that I always had this strong feeling in my heart that they would make it.This wasn t a short book none of them are actually and a lot happened but there were no slows points at all I fanned myself, swooned over and over again, and at times my heart nearly stopped, but the bottom line was that I enjoyed every single moment, every scene, and every word.And my God I have to say this again The writing was exquisite Just BREATHTAKING Nina Lane has a gift with words and an amazing ability to make you feel every single scene she writes my beautiful wife Wanting her is like breathing Needing her is in my blood And loving her will always be the beat of my heart This is the kind of book that raises the bar This is the kind of book that ruins me for all others This is the kind of book that is the reason I fall into book funks because, after a book this beautiful, it s like how can anything compare My white knight My beautiful, strong, brave husband who loved methan I ever knew it was possible to be loved This man would give me the stars, the moon, the sun He has slated monsters for me and alongside me He s battled through dark, tangled woods with me because he has never once wavered in his belief that we are meant to be forever He would do anything for me For us He s a rare gift, my husband, perfect and flawed and completely, unreservedly mine At it s heart this is a story about a couple whose passionate, unwavering love for each other defied, survived, and held strong throughout everything life threw at it A couple who worked everyday at their relationship It was inspiring, believable, and beautiful Some things will never change, Liv, he says We ll always fall asleep and wake up together I ll always make you coffee in the morning and teaser you about your bathrobe We ll always love each other to distraction, argue, hold hands and kiss and awful lot And I promise you that no matter what, we ll always have us By the end, tears were just pouring down my face at the sheer beauty of the story The ending was absolutely gorgeous and the very last words of the book are just perfect.Bottom line, I can t recommend this series highly enough The depth of emotion just hits you so hard and builds with each book I felt the passion and the healing and I understood the mistakes I ve honestly almost never read of two people AS strongly in love with each other as Dean and Liv they had their ups and downs but WOW when you see the way it all comes together, it s just breathtaking.This book was perfection Pure perfection 5 STARS You and me, professor, I whisper You and me, beauty My casting Forof my reviews, book news and updates Main blog Aestas Book Blog Facebook Blog Page Twitter [[ Free Book ]] ⇨ Awaken (Spiral of Bliss, #3) ↟ 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 CareerThe Tumultuous Journey That Began In AROUSE And Continued In ALLURE Now Comes To A Breathtaking Conclusion As Liv And Dean Battle To Protect Each Other And Their Love Oh, how I ve enjoyed Dean and Olivia I hear that there are somebooks in this series, but I m stopping here for the time being Why Mainly because Dean and Olivia seem to have arrived at a happy place and I m not willing to let anything change that right now After reading and listening to these three books back to back, I feel like I should be able to bask in my HEA for a while Let s face it, these two had to work for it Personal tragedy and vindictiveness continued to taint their life together, well into this book However, like in the previous book, I was impressed with how strong they were together It really did feel like it was them against the world.To further complicate matters, Liv s deadbeat mother reappears in her life Surprisingly, I was actually impressed by her actions a time or two Ultimately, she couldn t change who she was However, I did feel like I understood her motives a little better than before.Unlike earlier books, this one really highlighted Olivia s strength She really went out on her own in many ways, doing things for herself and not standing in Dean s shadow It was nice to see her stand on her own two feet and prove that she could take care of herself if need be In many ways, the tables turned in this third book.All in all, I continued to thoroughly enjoy this series Dean and Olivia have certainly facedthan their fair share of problems, but it only makes me want to see them succeed all that muchThey re not perfect, but they re real I love them Awaken, book 3 of 3 Professor Dean West his Beauty s journey of love, commitment, self reflection growth, hardship triumph My sincerest thanks to the lovely ladies on our BR Melissa, Patty, Katy, Elizabeth, Gisele, Alleskelle, and LindaOur eyes meet, and a thousand hopes, fears, and wishes pass between usBooks in the Spiral of Bliss Trilogy should be read in order Book 1 ArouseBook 2 AllureBook 3 Awaken In Arouse book 1 we followed Olivia West s and her husband Professor Dean West as they experience marriage troubles Mainly misunderstandings and miscommunications, but also their pasts coming back to haunt them. In Allure book 2 Dean and Liv made huge progress in overcoming issues and opening up the lines of communication only to have their world rocked by family issues, tragedies and outright threats to their happiness and future.Awaken book 3 opens up to the aftermath of shocking events in book 2 Just like title would I indicate it is very much an awakening for both Dean and Liv forcing them to reflect on and deal with their past, present and future.For Dean it s about coming to terms with and accepting that he cannot and should not protect and save Liv from everything For Liv it s about finding her herself and her footing next to her larger than life husband.There are shockers and a darkness clouding the horizon, but we are also so much hope and joy in the progress both are making on the journeys of life We are also treated to many pleasant surprises, sweet and tender moments of love and off the chart sex with one of the best and most memorable heroes ever Professor Dean West is everything I could ever ask for in a hero times ten He is irresistible with his combination of uncanny good looks, splendid physic, intelligence and scholar geekyness Except with Dean it isn t geeky, it s perfection Seven words to describe Dean Captivating, strong, assertive, commanding, noble, enlightened and unforgettableMy husband doesn t just love me He knows how to love me He knows what I need and when I need it, sometimes even better than I doOlivia West, Liv aka Beauty has come a long way since book 1 Six words to describe Liv Strong, endearing, determined, insecure, na ve and empoweredWanting her is like breathing Needing her is in my blood And loving her will always be the beat of my heartI didn t want this story to end that s how much I enjoyed it It has been my absolute pleasure to follow them through ups and downs I might have wished that Liv stood up to her past sooner and that Dean had used a little less hot headiness andsmarts to overcome some of his adversaries But at the same time it takes a village What a journey What an ending Captivating plot Spellbinding storytelling Interesting Characters Fascinating, lovable and unforgettable hero, Professor Dean West 6 star shelf and top 10 hero Epic readYou and me, professor You and me, beautyHero rating 5 stars Heroine rating 4.5 starsSex scenes rating 5 starsSex scenes frequency 5 starsStoryline concept rating 5 starsStorytelling skills rating 5 starsStory ending rating 4.5 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 5 stars Overall rating 5 starsWould I recommend this series Yes.Would I re read this series Yes.Would I read future books by this author YesGIF approved by GR 11 2013 5 million stars I was lucky enough to receive an Arc from Nina for this book and let me just say it made my day when I received that message and was the highlight of my 2014I ve waited for this book for months and months.And boy did Nina Lane deliver If there is one book I wish I could ratethan 5 stars this would definitely be it Dean and Liv overcome the mess they are in and we see Liv become such a strong person to the woman we first met.Professor DeanFrom Allure to Arouse to Awaken Professor Dean Allured me.Professor Dean Aroused me in ways I never thought possibleProfessor Dean Awakened me to the feelings of love which wish I had in my life We were taken on the breathtakingly beautiful love story of My Professor Dean and his sweet wife LivI love that you love me, professor I love loving you, beautyThey are the perfect couple but even the most perfect marriages also have their own share of problems and dramas.I really don t want to give away anything with this book as I feel every.single.person owes it to themselves to be part of this beautiful Series My Professor is so perfect I dreamed him into life and married him in the process. 5 PASSIONATE STARS You and me professor You and me beauty OMG I love this series so much I ts one of my favorites Nina really knows how to make you feel so many emotions through her books She is an amazing author Awaken takes the reader through the trials of Dean and Liv But in this book there is so much love I hope that one day when I get married, I can have as much love and as good of a relationship as Dean and Liv Awaken picks up with Dean going to Italy in addition to keep awayproblems from accruing with King s University and the alleged sexual harassment charge.This leaves Liv alone wondering what she wants to do with her life professionally.And this moment her mother is back..so She has to learn to stand on her own, without depend on Dean for everything and to deal with her mother.While the first books wereabout Dean and Liv s struggles to their marriage in this book there were about finding themselves and learning how to stand on their own.Dean and Liv learn a lot about themselves, their relationship and how to battle together.This series focuses on the passionate love.And believe me in this couple there are so much love 3 Say it for me I m yours Say it back I m yours.Always will be Their love is so intense.It s filled with passion.Dean is hottest than ever OMG he is amazing I don t think I have ever been in love with a character as much as with Dean He is so hot and sexy and he has to deal with his problems, also he is still so protective with Liv..he cares about her and he wants the best for her Liv oh Liv She is amazing too In this book she was so strong She comes into herself.She gains so much confidence I m glad to see her finally becomeconfident.She learns how to stand on her own, make her own decisions and take risks And Dean couldn t have beensupportive He was still willing to give Liv anything and everything, but he knew that she had to do this on her own.There are so many hots moments in this book I love them all So much passion This series is so beautifully written and it is a story of two passionate people.I can t believe this series is over I wantof Dean and Liv I m really so sad I m sure I will read this series again and again until I have enough of them.And believe me I will need to read themthan thousand times It s live 6 BREATHTAKING MAGNIFICENT SOUL ETCHING STARS My Liv My DeanSometimes your heart gets so filled with emotions that words alone can t express them all So you need singing and dancing, a philharmonic orchestra, and a full chorus backing you up Because there is THAT MUCH inside youThat sentence above just described my thoughts for this book As a voracious reader whose acquired tastes constantly changes, my feelings for Dean and Liv, however, have never wavered This married couple s journey was emotionally tumultuous, intensely passionate, and their love is one of those rare, special, incomparable loves that lasts for an eternity This book picks up right after the events of book 2 where Dean faces the imminent crisis of having to leave Liv In the past, no matter what happened or who stood in their way, Dean and Liv have always been able to stand their ground because they were together Now with Dean leaving, they are at a lossI don t know where we go from here I don t know either But why does either of us have to know There doesn t always have to be a plan Yes, there doesDean and LivNevertheless, they do separate for the time being, but are always on each other s mind The way that a picture will remind them of a distant memory, the way that a certain place brings back a joyous occasion, and the nights where both Liv and Dean have sexy, erotic dreams of coming back to each other all of this andwas painstakingly breathtaking as they both explored the insecurities still festered within them, but at the same time, longed and ached for each other with a fervor and passion that only this couple could bring outI d had visions of our reunion hot, sweaty, naked visionsDeanTheir reunion short and priceless as is is bittersweet More andproblems from book 2 continue to shake Dean and Liv s foundation, as well as buried insecurities come back to life and test the strength of their bond It got to a point where I had to stop, pause and ask my boyfriend Can anything worse happen to this couple This couple that only wants to be left alone and simply love each other Not ashamed to say this, but this third book made me bawl like a baby The raw, undeniable need and connection Dean and Liv haveit s unparalleled Dean s alluring magnetism Liv s seductive innocence Together, their exquisite, enthralling love for each other It s truly a spiral of bliss.Somehow, always, everything is okay when it s just the two of us alone togetherDeanBut it s not enough At least, not then Not when Dean is on the verge of losing his esteemed job and reputation and Liv battling a past she never foresaw coming into the presentWe look at each other We both feel it, the sharp invasion of the rest of the world into our spaceFor all the obstacles that they had, I never for a second doubted Dean and Liv s end outcome Throughout this book, I found myself falling over and over and over again with them I fell in love with Dean s fierce protective and possessive nature I fell in love with Liv s gentle, kind heart, and most of all, I fell in love with how they fell in love with each other, completely and irrevocably all over again This is one phenomenally well crafted love story that will have its own special place in my heart, and though the books are over, their love isn t Their story is one I can read over and over again and NEVER tire ofYou and me, professor You and me, beautyARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review Please note that all quotes are from an advanced copy and may be subject to change in the final edition. Full review posted on 1 7 14LOVE LOVE LOVED IT 5 BIG BRIGHT SHINING STARS Oh Professor West, you and me baby, let s go REVIEW My Husband doesn t just love me He knows how to love me He knows what I need and when I need it, sometimes even better than I do He knows how to unfold all the tight, rough parts of me and smooth them out with one glide of his handLivThis series is utter perfection. Nothing isbeautiful then reading about a married couple so deeply in love and dedicated to each other The growth we get to see with Olivia was absolutelymagnificent. Such a fitting title, Awaken Liv desires to establish her own independence by feeling her way out in this world, no longer feeling less then but whole with nothing missing, nothing broken and nothing lacking That Olivia, the one who feels whole, comes to full bloom inAWAKEN If you ve read the previous books in this series, Arouse and Allure, then you should be familiar with the names Dean and Olivia West Which means you re also aware that Liv has been feeling somewhat unfulfilled in life on a personal level She wants to carve her own path without her husband s money as assistance As Legal concerns for the couple from the previous book sadly continue in to this one Liv decides that Dean needs to leave the country on the scheduled archeological dig He had already planned to attend the dig in Italy before family matters deterred those plans He of course is hesitant but Liv all but packs his bags and pushes him out the door to avoid making a bad situation become worse.They say distance can make the heart grow fonder, in this case I think distance makes the libido go higher These two are insatiableHe s a rare gift, my husband, perfect and flawed and completely unreservedly mine The separation leads to some hot phone sex between the couple And a lot of erotically charged dreams for Liv Which she shares with her husband much to the delight of readers I think her retelling the dreams are by far my favorite scenes Dean focuses on work and his wife even from a ocean away Liv takes on the role of business woman like a second skin She has always had this reserved non aggressive tone to her personality but as you read she finally with a sheer will takes control by going after what she wants with full determination Reunited and it feels sooooo good Once these two reunite the temperature risesEnough said, you get me, right Right GRINS On the heels of Dean s home coming is another arrival, this person causes a small ripple between the two But it does not last long Dean wants to save his wife from the evil in this world but Liv proves her strength as she stands in the ring alone and goes toe to toe with the opposition gracefully I might add.Her development was a pure pleasure to read It brings hope to those still trying to find their way My ThoughtsEvery move this couple made I found myself cheering for them I was eager to see them succeed I was eager to read and enjoy their happiness OH and I shamelessly lusted after Dean wink,wink The writing is simplybeautifulWords are just not enough, you really must read this series in order to grasp these characters I love their love Their love is FIERCE, PROTECTIVE, AROUSING and most importantlyEXCLUSIVE to one another.Join the spiral of bliss in Arouse, Allure and Awaken by Nina Lane.My RatingsCharacters LovableWriting Style EXCELLENTPlot Storyline Emotionally charged and very eroticSteam Factor HIGH Very Steamy on a scale of 1 10 10 Overall I LOVED IT My Recommendation Read it Start with book 1, Arouse.Now go forth and read Then come tell us about it on Goodreads Forreviews got to www.realitybites letsgetlost.blogspot Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com realitybitesletsgetlostARC kindly provide by author for an honest review12 22 13 GOT MY ARC How was I so wrong about this author in the beginning How the hell did that happen I ve been pondering it for a little while, and I think I get it Somewhat The first book in this series, Arouse, centers around the beginning of trouble in paradise for our married lovebirds I found it rather interesting because it was different in the sense that the couple has been together five years, they re married, and now the reader is seeing what happens when the honeymoon phase has completely worn off and the two have to start facing real issues like pregnancy The second book, to me, wasn t as good because while they were still dealing with the fallout from their marital problems, now we ve got a whole slew of other shit going on, and the sex was getting on my damn nerves It s frequent Very frequent Even for me, and I believe couples should have sex at least three times a week At the very least I mean, unless someone s ill or away or something, you know But even for me, the sex was just happening way too much Like why couldn t she just mention it in passingoften No, we had to be treated to full sex scenes like, every fucking chapter And I m sitting here going, OK, Dean is 38 years old Now I m not saying a man of that age can t have a healthy sex life, but Dean s capable of getting an erection five minutes after blowing his load That s something 20 year old men sometimes have problems with Come on, now.This book ratcheted smarm up to a whole new level I mean, sweet zombie Jesus, there was so much fucking corny shit in this bookAnd the characters, who maybe had a shot at somewhat interesting development after the setup, appear to exist for nothingthan the sole purpose of spreading the cheese Or the unhappiness It s one mind numbing clich after another The many faces of Dean West Angry Dean Stressed Dean Smitten Dean And that s pretty much it for our hero He vacillates between those three extremes throughout the series He s basically just every manic woman s idea of what a dream husband should be protective to the point of being a douchebag, but respectful Sexy and aware of his appeal while not being arrogant or a womanizer An unbelievably smart academic who also harbors a love of athletic pursuits Liv s words that keep his arms hard as steel.And did I mention he apparently has an IV of viagra Liv isn t much better The many faces of Olivia West Liv sprucing up Adorable Liv Liv upset Liv every fucking time she looks at thinks about talks to Dean Liv any time she so much as overhears Dean saying hi to a passing neighbor While looking for gifs to convey my feelings about these characters, I came to the startling realization that they re both like a couple of Disney characters, only slightly less interesting This series could have gone somewhere great in terms of character development Liv had a solid basis for some interesting growth, and the relationship between her and Dean could have taken on some profound significance had there been a bitverbal communication and some revelations regarding previously unknown character traits Instead, Lane decided to just layer onsex, throw in some seriously heavy handed and repetitive purple prose, then bring the sexual harassment story to a close with a smarmy Disney ending, with the forces of good battling triumphant against the cartoonish villains The sexual harassment plot was the only reason I pushed myself to finish this hokey word trap I wanted to see how Lane would resolve it I should have known it was going to make me roll my eyes I should have seen it coming Perhaps I was just too blindsided by Liv and Dean coming, and coming often Seriously, constant sex Boring, redundant, repetitive, eye numbing, snore inducing sex A lot of Oh, Dean and God, Dean and Fuck me, Dean and You re so sexy, Liv and the fingering and cock sucking and thumb swirling The undressing, the eye fucking, the One look from him and I m ready yeah, right Then there s Liv s tendency to press her legs together when she s turned on Which is, I might remind you, every time she looks at talks to thinks about Dean One thing this book managed to do was make me feel like my sex life is wildly erotic Dean and Liv don t even use any props Not even once It s likewhat Their sex life is so full and resplendent and magical and explosive and they re SO erotic.yet all that ever happens is missionary, girl on top, doggystyle, fingering, blow jobs, hand jobs, and once, a little upright reverse cowgirl Oh, there was also one instance of titty fucking and Dean blows his load on her body every once in a while Big whoop That s is Just for the record, I don t care if that s all they did It just became really boring reading about it, and having both characters hold that pompous torch over their heads like their sex life was like, the best thing ever, omg so much better than everyone else s If you want to make bored housewives love the titillation factor of your books, you have to make them titillating Fantasies are awesome They truly are And who doesn t fantasize about being able to go at it all day and all night with their significant other But really, I did not need to know that Liv is capable of getting herself off in.5 seconds, nor did I ever need to read about itthan once I brought myself to a quick, fierce orgasm is not something I need to read to complete my day I don t need to fantasize about a woman who gets herself off Nina Lane felt I needed that I love sex I take it quite seriously I believe it s a wonderful bonding experience that people should experience as often as possible So when an author can actually make someone like me shudder at the idea of readingof it, that s probably a bad sign I just wanted this book to end, and I got to a point where I groaned every time Dean and Liv were alone together because I knew what was going to happen next So then I started reading those scenes with an almost clinical detachment Thick cock, blah blah, waves of heat, yadda yadda, sucking my sensitive nipples, uh huh Then I actually got so bored, I started reading it in Adventure voiceThen he grabs the knot of the towel and pulls it off, his erection springing up between usAnd now, for your reading pleasure, some excerptsI just love the way my husband loves me His kisses are like whipped cream melting into hot apple pie, like ripe, red cherries, and dark chocolate swirled with peppermint Just the sight of my handsome professor lights a fire inside me The moment Dean s lips touch mine, a warm, scrumptious feeling blooms inside me A wave of pleasure surges beneath my heart as I lean toward my husband like a flower stem bending to the wind My entire body warms with love but I d been so flooded with exhilaration and love I clutch Dean s hands as an immense happiness and excitement course through me My soul sprouts wings that lift me through the air, twirling and spinning My heart fills with a wild tenderness lean in for a longer kiss, feeling that melted honey sensation slide through my blood Are you getting the idea This is pretty much all that goes on in Liv s mind There s also this deal with the two of them putting their left hands up, palms together, so their wedding rings click before one of them shifts and their fingers intertwine Like some Wonder Twins bullshit for the mawkishly sentimental It might have been cute once Hell, it might have even survived a second showing But reading thatthan three times had me wishing at least one of these smarmy assholes would lose their hand in a combine.I suppose I ve bitched enough I also think I ve realized why I enjoyed the first book Liv and Dean were almost constantly at each other s throats Turns out that was far preferable to them oozing smarmy, Hallmark movie sentiments all over the placeIt s a picture right out of a much beloved, classic fairy tale Except this fairy tale belongs only to us 5 beautiful, exquisitely written stars Spiral Bliss is by far one of my favorite series of all time From the very beginning of Dean and Liv s journey in Arouse and then Allure and now, with Awaken, I have been rooting for this couple I laughed and cried with them through this journey And now, their story has finally come full circle Awaken is exquisitely written in both Liv and Dean s point of view Everything was well executed and the book captured and held my attention from beginning until the end I didn t want to put the book down I didn t want it to end On the one hand, I m glad Dean and Liv are finally at a secure place in their relationship without any external threats But on the other hand, I m sad because this series is ending Awaken immediately picks up where Allure left off, with Dean in Italy to supervise an archeological dig and Liv in Mirror Lake They both hated the separation, Dean especially With the threats to his career still looming, he s helpless to do anything He s frustrated that he can t be there to protect Liv Liv hated the separation too but she knew that for them to survive the threats to their marriage, she has to learn to stand up for herself and protect her husband in the process Further, Liv also needed to confront the ghost of her past and move on And boy, did she I was so happy for her She came full circle in this book She was no longer the scared and insecure girl that we met in Arouse but a confident and assertive young woman ready to fight for her husband.I was amazed at how much her character has grown during this series, especially in this book She was the one who protected Dean and really made a conscious decision to assert herself I was fist pumping, saying to my Kindle, You go, girl, every time she stood her ground, whether it was with Dean, her business, her family It was awesome to finally see her take charge I can think of a thousand reasons to say no, he says Me too I press a hand to my chest and close my eyes But if we look hard enough, we can always find a reason to say no We can always find a reason to be afraid So maybe it s time to stop looking and see what finds us instead Dean was his usual charming self There are not enough words to describe how wonderful a hero Dean is His love for Liv and his passion for her, not just physically, but emotionally as well, was palpable It was just wonderful to read about a hero who is just so in love with his wife and would really do anything, even sacrifice his own career, just to protect her He is just amazing You re beautiful You re my wish come true I just love, love this couple Their relationship is intense, passionate, vulnerable and as a reader, you just can t help but cheer for them When I was reading this book, I felt like I knew these people And seriously, I want to hurt those who wanted to hurt them in this book And trust me, there are a lot of people who wanted to hurt them, their careers, their marriage And if trust me again, you d want to hurt those people too for causing so much misery and heartbreak for both Dean and Liv And I would remiss if I don t mention that this book is HOT Like scorching, melt your panties, HOT Dean and Liv have this explosive chemistry and Nina Lane can write a sexy scene like nobody s business There are a lot of smexy times in this book but let me assure you that each of those smexy scenes were fabulously written and add so much to really knowing what Dean and Liv s relationship is like One surprising thing about this book for me was the humor I just loved that Dean and Live, despite the things that they re going through, when they are together, can actually laugh and be silly with each other It s refreshing to read that Some of my fave quotes and funniest moments really came from scenes where Dean and Live were being silly, playful and sweet to each other You know I love you like a bee loves honey You know I can t wait to pollinate your flower I chuckle It s been a while since you have, huh Way too long, baby sigh I could talk all day about this book I just loved it that much It s unforgettable and truly amazing Read this series, people Full review will be posted during the blog tour stop on my blog