“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”
After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his lovely wife are determined to fix their mistakes, and Liv’s unexpected pregnancy intensifies their desire to fall madly in love all over again. Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Dean fights to shield Liv from the hostility, but for the first time, Liv resists her white knight’s defense. Her newfound resolve clashes with Dean’s desperate need to protect her. Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but bitter family conflicts now endanger their fragile intimacy. And when Dean’s career is suddenly threatened, he and Liv must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.
Nina Lane continues to enchant and delight in the second book in the Spiral of Bliss series! What can be said to add to the many 5-star reviews for Allure, other than to say it is a must-read? The author has once again crafted a deeply erotic and romantic storyline that will keep you turning the pages well into the wee hours of the morning.
Allure picks up where Arouse left off. (Since there is a surprise at the end of Arouse, I absolutely recommend that you read Arouse first.) Once again, the author uses a dual POV that switches seamlessly between Olivia and Dean. And once again, Ms. Lane knocks it out of the park with the sex scenes! Just when you think you have read it all before, along comes a book like Allure to show you just how stunningly beautiful erotica can be.
Allure reveals more about the development of Dean and Liv’s relationship, told in flashbacks woven into the current story. He was very careful with her in the beginning and always treated her as a treasure.
“Be with me, Liv,” he said. “Just be with me.”
Liv fell hard for the professor, despite the barriers she had erected to protect herself:
“I was crazy about him. I loved the way he invested everything with such purpose, the way he focused his attention on me and really listened when I talked.”
“I move closer to him and tuck my face into the juncture of his shoulder. Breathe in the scent of his skin. Feel his heart beating against my palm.”
Dean and Olivia must travel to California due to a family crisis, and it is there that many of the crucial events in the book unfold. We meet Dean’s family and Helen, his former wife. The author does an amazing job of introducing all of these characters and filling in Dean’s backstory. (No spoilers, but there is one character that I feel is very misunderstood and who I would LOVE to see get their own book!)
Dean and Liv are deeply connected and very much in love, but will their relationship be strong enough to withstand the several distressing events that occur in Allure? There is an absolutely incredible storyline that will leave you wanting much, much more. I am anxiously awaiting the continuation of Dean and Liv’s story in Awaken.
Allure is a must-read, don’t miss out!
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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