Saturday, 1 June 2013

Allure (Spiral of Bliss 2) by Nina Lane

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

I fell more in love with Dean and Liv in this book..Nina Lane’s writing style as always is flawless…I felt the emotion pouring out of this book and one particular scene that I have suffered myself numerous times had me bawling my eyes out as I knew what Liv was going through and I thought that the emotion captured in ink was spot on…something that is very very hard to do.

This book is the continuation of Dean and Liv’s marriage and as usual it never runs smoothly, things are thrown at them at every turn and Nina Lane captures the trials and tribulations perfectly. Dean was perfect in Arouse, he is even more perfect in Allure…you cannot help but fall in love with him. He knows the right things to say and when to say them and he had me awwwwing on more than one occasion.

“You’re the best thing that’s happened to me in………forever Liv. The only person that doesn’t expect anything from me. Who doesn’t care that I am not perfect”

We see a lot more into Dean’s past in this book and it does explain a lot especially with regards to his brother whom I think is extremely misunderstood…he also showed another side when he was there for Liv.

Liv really comes into her own in this book, she gets a backbone, she goes through a lot but she knows when to stand up and fight and she does this with courage and conviction in this book. She also trusts her husband implicitly which she needs in this book, especially as Dean as always tries to protect her from the truth. As usual Dean soon realises that he needs to be upfront with Liv and tell her exactly what is going on then they put on their united front and it is them against the world.

I am still unsure about Dean’s ex-wife…the jury is out on that one and I wonder where Nina will take this going forward. Dean’s mum and sister really annoyed me in this book and I felt for Liv the whole time.

You really do feel that you are an outsider looking in on a normal married couple just going about their daily lives and dealing with whatever comes their way…it’s like watching a play and you are just sitting there watching it all play out…it is an effortless read and one that pulls you in from start to finish. I must admit I was not a fan of the first book, I just couldn’t connect for some bizarre reason as I felt I was missing out…maybe I was in a book funk or something I just don’t know…but this one pulled me in hook, line and sinker and I loved it.

I cannot wait for the next one.


  1. Donna ~ our your signed up to be on our mailing list for blog tours? We've done both the Arouse and Allure blog tour and will be doing the Awake one too.

    Also, we're chatting live tonight with Nina again and would for you to join us.

    And lastly, if you haven't read the deleted scene from Allure, here it is:

  2. THanks Michelle, we are registered with your mailing list and have done a couple of tours already although we have not seen the sign up for Awake yet. Thanks for the links :-), take care Donna x