★BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY★Adore by Nina Lane


My rating

We read a lot about couples falling in love, meet-cutes…
But what about couples staying in love?
This is something Nina Lane did beautifully with Professor West and his Beauty.
I truly adored visiting them again and I highly recommend the whole series to any romance reader. (Level of steam: high! Which is pretty perfect if you ask me.)

Book Infos

SOB-AdoreLiv 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.

Author : Nina Lane
Title : Adore
Series : Spiral of Bliss #4

Number of pages : 309
Publisher : Snow Queen Publishing
Release Date :  February 9th, 2016
Genre : Contemporary, Erotica.

My Review

Adore_alleskelle_cast1Seeing as I adored all the previous books in this series, it was a no-brainer decision to go on and read more about The Professor and his Beauty.

If you haven’t yet started on this beautiful tale by Nina Lane, I can’t stress you enough about adding it to your TBR, it’s one of my favorite couples to read about!

I knew everything we did together, every act in which we engaged, would serve to either strengthen our trust in each other or prove that it was warranted.

There is something to be said about a couple in love. It’s been so long since I’ve read about Dean and Liv but the memories of their love are still vivid in my mind. Thanks to Nina Lane‘s wonderful writing and exquisite story-telling.

The Spiral of Bliss series spanning over the years, tells the story of Olivia Winter and Dean West, Professor/Student romance trope, the best I’ve read to this day. The adoration this man has for his wife through the years is infinite and undying.


I won’t re-tell everything that happened since the first book, Liv and Dean are just simply at a point in their lives most couples have experienced. They finally gained stability, they’re married and have a child, Nicholas. Liv is a successful entrepreneur and Dean as invested in his career as a professor and historian as ever.

So what is this book about?

Adore is about everlasting love. We often read romance books about a couple falling in love and we certainly enjoy a nice Happy Ever After, but what about what’s happening next? Ever wondered about the heroes’ struggles to stay happy? To keep the flame burning?I like to think that the story doesn’t end with the “and they lived in love and happily ever after”. And that’s exactly what Nina Lane offers to her readers here. 

My love for my wife is powerfully intense and secure, bone-deep, the essential part of me. It’s the solid ground under my feet, a feeling as inevitable as a sunrise.
With Nicholas, my love’s is almost scary in its fierceness and layered with so many other emotions I can’t even define them all. Awe. Wonder. Fear. Amazement. Hope.
Everyday, every time I see him, the love surges anew, like a tidal wave submerging my heart.

Some could feel the story of Liv and Dean had been told and maybe another book was not necessary. But to me this book actually stands on its own, you could even read it a standalone.
Nina Lane delivers here with great realism the struggles any couple with children encounters. 

I could identify myself and relate to Liv’s attempts to find solutions for all her facets to meet ends. How to be more present for her kid, how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to find her place again as a wife… How to find the perfect balance between her role as a mother, and her role as a woman.


My head fills with the scent of him, urgency tightening through my entire body. I’d almost forgotten how uninhibited and sexy I could be with him, how good pure, undiluted lust could feel.

I truly loved this book! Loved witnessing Professor West‘s undying love for his Beauty, loved the sneak peek into their everyday life, loved that they were still so open to each other, loved that neither Liv or Dean was perfect, loved Liv’s attempts to seduce her husband but failing miserably because reasons…
And I absolutely adored Dean’s enduring love for Liv, his ways of reassuring her when she started doubting, the inventive ways he came up with to put both is and Liv’s intimacy back on tracks…

Look at me.
You look at me the whole time, beauty. I want to watch you when I push inside you, when you take my cock nice and deep. I want to see the expression in your eyes when I start to fuck you. I want to look into your eyes and know you’re feeling every goddamned inch of my cock filling you.
I want you breathless, overwhelmed, taken.
And I want to see you when you come, when you clench your sweet pussy around me so tight I can’t fucking hold back anymore.
I want to watch you when you feel me shoot deep inside you.
Look at me.


Adore was also a tasteful piece of erotica! And that’s exactly how I love my romance stories, sweet and steamy. And Dean‘s demonstration of both was definitely a bonus. The sex scenes were exquisitely written, and left me wanting MORE! I need to give a special mention to Dean‘s creativity and a special award to :
the Shaving Scene flash back…
The diverse role-plays…
I must say I’ve been eyeing my trench coat differently this past week and I’m still to satisfy my apple pie and cherry pie cravings…

Why not 5 stars? Despite my constant interest for Liv and Dean‘s marital life, I had troubles with Liv constant and tiring need to assert her independence. I’m all for equality between men and women, but her perpetual need to load herself with all these responsibilities annoyed the hell out of me. It was obvious she was trying too much, and it was even more obvious she was going to fail epically… I think this part of the book could have been lightened a little.

All in all, Adore was a successful read for me, it delivered a solid story about a married couple (a unicorn in romance), intense and passionate sex scenes and a hero to swoon over… 

Hey, Beauty.
Hi, Professor.


Author's Bio

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she’s that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.

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