“Since the day we met, I haven’t wanted anyone but you,”
“Never looked at another woman,” he continues, “Never thought about one. It’s always been you, Olivia.”
Arouse is a very passionate and intense love story!!Nina Lane takes the reader on a journey through the trials and tribulations of married couple Dean and Liv West.As their story unfolds the book goes back and forth between present day and the past giving the reader glimpses into how Dean and Liv first met and fell in love...
When something happens to shake the foundation of their relationship both Liv and Dean have to figure out what they want out of life and love and their relationship...
They soon start to avoid each other.They don’t communicate and can’t seem to find a solution.Dean in his desperation to make things better confesses a secret he has been withholding from Olivia thinking that it might help her understand his actions.From that moment,a sense of betrayal clouds them,there is jealousy,anger,sadness and fear threatens to destroy their marriage...
“Christ, Liv,” he whispers. “What the hell are we doing to each other?”
"We can’t do this anymore. Can’t keep hurting each other. Our marriage has always been an island, a safe place where sea-dragons and monstrous creatures can’t reach us. Now we’re letting them in, gnashing teeth and all, and we are failing to protect each other."
OH GOD!!!Profesor Dean was amazing in the sense that he only had eyes for Liv!He was hot!!!
"He was big.Not bulky and heavy, but tall with broad shoulders, long legs, and that air of self-control that made him seem in total command. The wind flattened his shirt over his muscular chest, and I had a sudden image of folding myself against that chest and feeling his arms close around me.Safe.Protected."
His love was so focused on her.There was no doubt in my mind that he would ever look elsewhere!
Olivia had a troubled past with her delinquent mother and absentee father. Her way to survive was to isolate herself from people who could hurt her Dean has been her safe haven and her stability, like no one else has ever been. Coupled with her intense physical attraction to Dean, they have a strong connection. However, Olivia is struggling with a stalling career. She has moved with her husband so many times, so that he could further his career that the instability of it all has wrecked hers.Now that her and her husband are putting down roots Olivia is trying to find her own identity..
Their passion was raw and beautiful and their love was strong.
She gave all she had to him and he helped her to heal!!!
The author completely drew me into Dean and Olivia’s story as well as their lives.From beginning to end the journey is riveting!!