Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica
Page Count: 404
Blurb: “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 as dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface.
Rating: ★★★★ ½
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4.5 ‘beautiful couple’ stars!!
Have you ever met someone when you least expected it?
“My name. Dean West”
“Olivia,” he said
The sound of my name in his deep voice rolled through like a breaking cloud.
“How did you know my name?”
“I saw your name on the paper at the registrar’s office.”
He handed me a couple of dollars. “I remembered it. Olivia R. Winter.”
I rang up the order and counted out his change. “Why did you remember my name?”
“Actually…” He lifted the cup and turned to the tables. “I remembered you. “
Have you ever met someone who turned your world upside down?
Have you ever fell so deep in love with someone that they made you whole?
“Since the day we met, I haven’t wanted anyone but you,” Dean says .
My heart jumps a little.
“Never looked at another woman,” he continues. “Never thought about one. It’s always been you, Olivia.”
Have you ever trusted someone with your whole being but then find out the secrets they kept from you?
Have you ever faked who you were so you couldn’t break the illusion of how everyone saw you?
“You’re so damn strong, Liv, and you don’t even realize it. I’m the one who’s always had to show people I’m successful, an achiever, the best at everything I did. I’m the one who’s always been a goddamn egotist. A groveler. And you…you’re the first person who’s ever…Christ, Liv, sometimes the way you look at me makes me feel like I can hang the fucking moon.”
“Because I’ve always believed you can.”
Have you ever wanted more than anything to fix what was broken but didn’t know how?
“But I’m failing. I have no fucking idea how to fix what’s gone wrong in our marriage. I have no idea if my wife will ever again look at me the way she used to.”
Have you ever questioned if you were the reason why the things in your life went downhill?
Have you ever had skeletons in the closet that you didn’t want to come out?
“Maybe this was meant to happen, this discovery of cracks where now a different, new light can shine through.”
Have you ever betrayed the one you loved?
Have you ever felt as if the relationship you’re in is so far gone, but you both don’t know how to fix it?
“We are not freakishly happy. We are not freakishly anything. We’re two people who love each other. We had a tough time. We worked it out because we want to be together. Because we can’t imagine being with anyone else. Because we don’t want to be.”
Have you ever had to question the person you’re in love with?
Have you ever been in a tough time with someone but lacked communication?
Have you ever had a terrible childhood?
Have you ever felt like the person who was your Knight in shinning armor suddenly turned into the monster?
“Liv,” he said, his voice rough with tenderness, “you don’t have to be afraid.”
“Because I’ll slay monsters for you.”
If ‘Yes’ to some/most of the questions? I introduce you to Professor (my new book husband!!) & Beauty.
If ‘No’ to all the questions? Still, I introduce you to Professor & Beauty.
Review on another book in the series:
**SOON TO COME ***