“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.
“Liv,” he said, his voice rough with tenderness, “you don’t have to be afraid.”
“Because I’ll slay monsters for you.”
Can a heart beat so fast when you read a book? Yes, it can when you read Arouse by Nina Lane. This book was recommended to me by my friend Lena, and I’m so, so grateful to her that she did. I’ll be honest and say that I hadn’t heard much about this book, so when Lena described it to me, it sounded promising and I decided to give it a try. But I didn’t expect I’d become so obsessed with this book. Twenty pages in and I was completely (and I mean completely) enraptured by the story and the characters. Yes, people. This novel is so good, it deserves to be read several times. I absolutely love it!