Allure by Nina Lane



Title: Allure (Spiral of Bliss #2)

Author:  Nina Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.

Publication Date:  May 13, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers

“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.

Rarely, do I not know where to start when writing a review, but Allure by Nina Lane has stumped me.  Sure, it picks up from Arouse and continues the story of Liv and Dean West but the beginning left me desiring for more. It started slow and at points it wanted me to put the book down and not continue. But, I kept going and I am so glad that I did.

“Our relationship, our love, cannot and will never be perfect. It will, however, always belong only to us in all its flawed, intense beauty. Perfect in its very imperfection.”

The passage above perfectly describes Liv and Dean’s marriage and why Allure ends up being a pretty amazing book! Dean is flawed, Liv is flawed, and their marriage is definitely flawed. It is a marriage that could easily resemble one that is not a work of fiction. Dean is an overachiever whose main mission in life is to protect his wife from hurt, pain, and disappointment. Liv is trying to find her way and wants to show Dean, everyone else, and mainly herself that she can have her own sense of identity.

In Allure, there are in-laws that give one of the spouses the cold shoulder (we all know they exist, lol). There is an ex that is still in the picture (at first, you just wanna say “shoo fly!), and we all know how annoying (to put it nicely) they can be. And, there is SEX. To be more specific: there is hot, steamy, sensual, sex!

I will be clear that Allure is not the written version of a bad porn film or like other books that are well-known in the erotica genre; it has substance and a real storyline. Allure is raw, gritty, and leaves you wanting to know what is going to happen after the last page. How could their story end like that? I guess I will have to wait until this summer when Awaken is released to get my answer.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Allure in exchange for an honest review.

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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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  1. Nina Lane says:

    Tiffany, thanks so much for the thoughtful review and participating in the LLL Allure blog tour! I am working hard on Awaken and hope to have it up and running this summer. Thanks again for the support.

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