Exclusive Excerpt: Adore (#4, Spiral of Bliss) by Nina Lane - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Exclusive Excerpt: Adore (#4, Spiral of Bliss) by Nina Lane

ADORE BANNER

One of the series I have cherished the last few years is Spiral of Bliss by Nina Lane. Yes, it’s a smoking-hot professor/student romance, but it’s so much more too. I’ve been able to experience Liv and Dean’s relationship over time, through their ups and downs, through relatable challenges as they work to first claim, then keep their happy ever after. Their passion burns up the pages and their determination to hold onto each other has kept me reading book after book. Now, we’re back in Liv and Dean’s lives as new struggles threaten their happy-but-chaotic home life.  I’m thrilled to be able to share a never-before-seen excerpt from Adorethe newest installment in the Spiral of Bliss series—out February 9th!

Amazon | iBooks ✦

Synopsis

Feb-09Liv 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.

Excerpt

“If we were living back on Avalon Street,” I say slowly. “In our little apartment, just you and me, no child yet…would you want the job?”

“Not if you didn’t want to consider moving.”

“That’s not an answer.”

He pushes to his feet and goes to the window, looking out at the expansive view of the lights. His profile is like that of an ideal king or emperor—strong and beautiful with a straight nose and angular jaw. His hair is getting longer, in need of a cut, the thick strands brushing the back of his collar.

“You spent enough time supporting me when we were first married,” he says. “I wouldn’t ask you to uproot your life again, especially on this scale.”

The unease inside me intensifies, like a wave building slowly beneath the surface of the ocean.

“That’s still not an answer, Dean.”

He drags a hand through his hair with a sigh. “I don’t know, Liv. If it were just the two of us living in the apartment, then I’d be a lot more inclined to want it.”

“Regardless of what I wanted?”

“Liv, for eight years, I’ve never done a damn thing regardless of what you wanted.” A note of irritation edges his voice. “I’ve done everything with you in mind. Everything. So you’re asking a pointless question because it’s not just you and me anymore, and we don’t live in the apartment, and we do have a child to think about.”

“I’m trying to get at whether or not you’d even want the job,” I tell him. “

And I told you it doesn’t matter.”

I hold up my hands in a placating gesture. “Okay. I just don’t want you to make a decision you’ll later regret.”

“I’m beginning to regret having told you about this,” he mutters. I blink.

“Wow.”

Dean sighs, turning to cross the room to me. He brings his hands up to the sides of my neck.

“Liv, I just don’t see the point of this conversation,” he says. “Why are you even asking these questions? I need to do some political maneuvering, but do you want me to seriously consider pursuing the job?”

I stare at the warm, vulnerable hollow of his throat that is one of my favorite places to kiss. Of course I don’t want him to consider the job. I want him to stay happy right where he is. I don’t want him to notice another door on the other side of the room, away from us, and wonder what would happen if he walked through it.

“No,” I finally say. “I don’t want you to take a new job, certainly not one in Europe. But I also don’t want to be the reason you turn down an amazing opportunity.”

“Liv, you’re the reason I do things, not the reason I don’t.” He brushes his thumb across my lower lip.

“Why are you so upset?”

“I’m not upset. I’m proud of you.” The instant I say the words, I realize just how true they are. I put my hand against his jaw. “The United Nations, for heaven’s sake. I mean, I knew you were good, but I didn’t know you were that good.”

“Yes, you did.” I smile.

“Yes, I did.” He pulls me against him, his strong arms encircling me in a warm, protective embrace. A rush of selfishness fills me so fast my throat aches. I can’t stand the thought of sharing my husband with anyone.

Since the day we met, this man has never looked beyond me, beyond us, beyond the fortress of our marriage that we’ve fought so hard to build and defend.

But what would happen if he did? What if my white knight decides to lower the drawbridge and let the rest of the world in?

Series Reading Order

 

Follow Nina

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

follow vbb 2

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Goodreads | Subscribe by Email

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

TGIF friends!!! Getting ready details ✨⁣⁣
⁣⁣
@lauramercier tinted moisturizer in Natural⁣⁣
@fentybeauty bronzer in I$land Ting⁣⁣
@marcbeauty shadow in O!Mercy⁣⁣
@HourglassMakeup SL in Bronze⁣⁣
glossier Lash Slick… https://t.co/7kznUdIUxN

What are you reading next? Do you keep a reading schedule of any kind? I’m starting THOSE PEOPLE by @louise_candlish and so excited about it. I loved her last novel, OUR HOUSE and looking… https://t.co/ErQMbuXTDg

The Unhoneymooners is live! We both have eaaaaarly flights in the morning so may be slow to reply, but happy book birthday friends! If you get your copy, THANK YOU! send us a pic so we can celebrate together! https://t.co/qxroq2rdjg

#diptyqueParisgiftedme the 34 BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN ROOM SPRAY and we have been loving it. As you guys probably know already, I always have candles burning, wallflowers plugged in... I… https://t.co/UgXxBrpzE7

𝙉𝙀𝙒 𝘽𝙊𝙊𝙆 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 📖 Have you read THE BRIDE TEST by @hhoangwrites?! In this latest (available now), a desperate mother tempts a young Vietnamese woman with the opportunity of a lifetime —… https://t.co/pb7MKb4RbR

Review+ top rec: Aurora Rising by @amiekaufman & @misterkristoff! https://t.co/iizf7U7lye

Review + top rec: The Bride Test by @HHoangWrites! @berkleyromance https://t.co/IUI5utxjLx

Jon watching a CGI dragon destroy an entire city in detail while being told it wasn’t in the budget for him to pet Ghost #GameofThrones

Me looking at my twitter feed after seeing what David & DB did to Jaime’s character growth #gameofthrones

My greatest joy is being a mom to my two beautiful boys. And luckily, I have the best example for a mother—a woman who is deeply loving, brave and talented, and who taught me everything I… https://t.co/JOx9fsKchJ

Friday read 📖 What are you reading now??? @ Café No Sé https://t.co/YP1SburzFL

Everyday makeup essentials 💄💁‍♀️ @vilmairisblog

#flatlay #flatlays #blogger #bloggerstyle #fashionblogger #flatlayphotography #flatlayinspo #flatlayoftheday #accessories #flatlaytoday #flatlaysquad #flatlaylover #flatlaynation #flatlaylove #flatlaystyle https://t.co/7AeCogoVFd

#freshbeautygiftedme this 🌹 Deep Hydration sleeping mask and I’m loving it. I leave it in my skincare fridge and it feels wonderfully cool and hydrating. It’s got 2 steps: a cooling gel +… https://t.co/YTKUdtS31M

I finally finished AURORA RISING, and as expected, I absolutely loved it!!! 💫 @misterkristoff and @AmieKaufman write such amazing, addictive books and this space adventure is no… https://t.co/Ex4bxP9nhg

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? I spent most of the time reading, and yesterday was of course all about margaritas for Cinco de Mayo and Game of Thrones! I love Sundays!… https://t.co/OfVso4atke

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by @casey_mcquiston! @StMartinsPress https://t.co/WUnNE8F43n

Exclusive Excerpt: Eli's Triumph by @joannawylde! @1001darknights https://t.co/9ixnbGLFtI

Top 5 Skincare Faves to Get During the Sephora Bonus Event! https://t.co/UMU0chMwct

Load More...