on February 9, 2016
Genres: Love & Romance
Liv and Dean West have always fallen together, but this time they might fall apart...
Liv and Dean have everything…almost. With a rambunctious toddler, crazy work schedules, and too many responsibilities, they’ve lost sight of their passionate, intimate marriage. And Professor West is none too happy about that.
Determined to lure his wife into hot new adventures, Dean struggles with his need to have Liv all to himself and the reality of sharing her with the world.
Then he gets an opportunity that could change their lives…and Liv is faced with the prospect of her white knight going places where she can’t follow.
Dean and Liv were one of the hardest couples to say goodbye to. So, you can imagine my delight (*happy dancing) when I found out that Nina Lane was giving us yet another story in one of the most beautiful love stories of all time.
Adore picks up a few years after Awaken. The Wests have moved into the Butterfly House, Liv’s Wonderland Café is a success, and the hot Professor West, is without a doubt all rockstar in his role as the medieval professor. Also, they now are parents to a very rambunctious toddler, Nicholas. To say, they have a lot on their plates is putting it mildly.
“Liv, you are the reason I do things, not the reason I don’t.”
With their day-to-day tasks taking over their lives, Dean and Liv have little to almost no time just to be with each other. With Liv’s libido down in the dumps, their love life has taken a turn for the worse. The thing is, Liv and Dean have always had that “spark” in their relationship so this is a bit of a hard pill to swallow. Leave it to Dean to try and capture what they had in the past. There aren’t many books that take place after the hero and heroine get their HEA (happily ever after) and I like that we get to see that Liv and Dean can still be such an amazing couple even when times get rough. Yes, they’ve had their ups and downs but these two can face anything. They support one another and genuinely want to be with each other.
One of my favorite things about this series is the beauty of Dean and Liv’s love. The love these two share with each other is so apparent and you know that these two are it for each other. Adore was such an accurate portrayal of what can happen in marriages when a baby makes three and leave it to Nina to put it to words in such a beautiful way. Their love is something to aspire to.
“You’re the book I want to open. The story I want to read. The lesson I want to learn, the music I want to hear, the painting I want to study for eternity. If I know nothing else in life except the truth and heart of Olivia West, I’m the luckiest man alive.”
My other favorite part of this series is Dean. Hands down, I don’t even know how Nina writes the ultimate swoonworthy male hero. I honestly don’t know how there really is any other man that compares to him. He is the ultimate of all book boyfriends (I may actually make him a book husband).
If you want to read about a couple who will make you fall in love and show you that love is most important…then I highly recommend you read Nina’s Spiral of Bliss series. This series is one my all-time favorite series and I cannot get enough of Dean and Liv.
P.S. I think I may be getting greedy if I plead and beg for another book.
Other Books in the Series
Arouse (Book 1)
Allure (Book 2)
Awaken (Book 3)