ALWAYS (Spiral of Bliss #7)

ALWAYS (Spiral of Bliss #7)

by Nina Lane

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Overview

Dean promised to slay monsters for me. Not once has he broken that promise. Not once has he retreated from battle. Not once has he failed to keep me safe.

But now, as our marriage is complete with two beautiful children and a blissful home life, we're attacked by a monster that my husband can't destroy. A monster he can't even face.

As Dean and I struggle to stand together, we're forced to confront our deepest fear. Not even our intense, precious love can protect us from all evil.

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The love story of Liv and Dean West, and their beloved friends and family in Mirror Lake, that started with AROUSE and continued in ALLURE, AWAKEN, ARRIVE, BREAK THE SKY, and ADORE now comes to a breathtaking conclusion as the professor and his beauty fight the battle of their lives.

Spiral of Bliss Reading Order:

AROUSE
ALLURE
AWAKEN
ARRIVE
BREAK THE SKY
ADORE
ALWAYS

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158288821
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Series: Spiral of Bliss , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 450
Sales rank: 232,341
File size: 819 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes about a passionate, profound love that can overcome all obstacles. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.

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ALWAYS (Spiral of Bliss #5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with Professor Dean West. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed and loved the entire series. Nina Lane did an excellent job bringing this couple to life and making me care about them. This series captures what love is all about: people aren't perfect; no marriage is without setbacks; life will throw you curveballs but if you and your partner focus on love, trust, and faith in each other you can endure and overcome whatever comes your way. Some hot, passionate romance helps too!
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Breathtakingly beautiful. Gut wrenching. Joyful. Nina Lane has allowed us to be part of Liv and Dean’s lives as if we are their neighbors. Always - made me laugh, made me cry, all while I felt and believed in the depth of their love. Liv’s fight is one so many readers can relate to whether from personal experience or by having a family member that went through a similar journey. I was awestruck at how well Nina Lane let us into their innermost thoughts while they traveled this emotional and treacherous road. I loved experiencing how this impacted both of them in very different ways but at the core, they focused on their love for each other to get them through. Nicholas and Bella are beautiful lights in their world and are a joy. Oh Archer and Kelsey, what a fabulous duo. Dean and Archer come a long way in this book as they rebuild their relationship and Dean truly ‘sees’ Archer for the first time. To me, Dean really learns this most in this installment as he faces the reality that he can’t fix everything for the love of his life which is a very hard thing for him to accept. This is truly an epic journey.
LisaStinson1 More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing conclusion to Liv and Dean's epic story. These two have been through so much in their relationship but now they will be in for the battle of their lives. Dean has always been the one to fix anything that was wrong or broken. But this time he can't be the one to fix Liv...the doctor's and treatment have to do that. He feels completely lost and he doesn't know how to make everything better. Liv tries to be the strong one but when she is so weak, she can't be the one to hold everyone together. She feels like she is letting everyone around her down. She can't keep up with the demands at the café or all the extra things she does on a daily basis. But one thing she won't do is have her marriage to Dean crumble. Together these two are strong enough for anything life throws at them. Reading Liv and Dean's story, it's so easy to forget that these are just characters in a book series. Their lives and struggles all feel so real that it could be you or your friends going through what they do. That is just one of the reasons I love this series so much. Reading what these characters go through in Always will pull at your heart strings. Their love for each other and their family is truly beautiful. Definitely going to miss them and their story.
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
‘Nothing, nothing–no, disease, no misfortune, no evil–will ever have power over us. We are so much stronger than any monster.’ ಌLivಌ ★¸¸.•*¨*•★Minor Spoilers Alert★•*¨*•.¸¸★ Writing style: Dual POV Cover, illustrations, chapter heading and break designs: Surprisingly, this time I preferred the cover without the cover models on it, maybe because they didn’t match the teaser couple’s pose that imprinted on my mind’s eye before this final cover was revealed. Hmm. But I grinned in delight at the first Dean drawing and at all of Liv’s and Dean’s subsequent drawings. The bold, big and butterfly block around the chapter heading gave a weightier announcement to each chapter’s start. I dug that. The chapter break symbol is small and quiet in comparison and fitting as well. I love it when authors add graphics in general, so I was chuffed to see all of these graphics ranging from cute and funny to endearing and beautiful. •★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀❤★• This was a beautiful conclusion to Liv and Dean’s ongoing love story. It was chock full of sexy, warm and fuzzy moments to balance out the gut-wrenching fear and frustrating uncertainty that plagued Liv and Dean’s happy life. Their unity couldn’t be broken by this latest and greatest challenge yet though. ‘Even when I first met Liv, I knew I’d get past her defenses one day. That I’d make her mine. I knew I needed her. But I didn’t realize until now I’d taken it for granted that Liv would always be there. I didn’t realize how badly I need to grow old with her. I need to see her dark hair turn silver, to watch the laugh lines deepen around her eyes.’ Dean •★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀❤★• “You don’t have to…” He brings his hands to cup my face, tilting my head so I’m forced to look at him. Beneath the warmth in his brown eyes is the ever–present love that puts my entire world back on its axis. “Liv,” he says gently. “Nothing is ever have to with us. It’s always want to. It’s I would love to.” •★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀❤★• Their story had so many wonderful elements that I love in an epic love story that endures for many years. Rich with PDA = Plenty of displays of affection/attraction Nicholas+Bella=cutest, smartest, most adorable kids ever Archer+Dean=brotherly ❤ Kelsey+Archer+Patch=a new trio of ❤ And it had a cool fast forward 2-part epilogue, so very good! •★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀❤★• ‘Everything Dean and I were once upon a time, we are at this moment. We’ll forever be a white knight and his beauty who battled monsters and won. We’ll always be a husband and a wife who never gave up, who still believe in library call numbers, rainy Saturdays, houseplants, string figures, coffee houses, and lists of Important Things. We’ll always be Liv and Dean, who knew at first glance that we would do more than simply live a life together.’ Liv •★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀•★❤ ☀❤★• To all the lovers out there who have a real life Liv or Dean to love, you are well and truly blessed. Don’t take it for granted!
bonjovi01 More than 1 year ago
While I am sad that this is the final book in this series I could not wait for it to come out so I could read it! I have love Liv and Dean from the very first few pages of Arouse the first book in the series...there was just something about Dean, the man who loved Liv with all of this heart, body and soul! He wanted to always protect her...give her all she could ever want or need, to love her with his entire being. I followed their journey throughout the series and loved each and every one! This book continues the story of the professor and his beauty...as I read this book I found that my emotions were all over the place, I laughed, cried, gasped and thought no please do not let that happen! Dean and Liv's love could withstand anything except maybe this last hurtle they have to face! Dean who is always in control finds himself in an unusual situation where he is helpless and he feels that he is letting Liv down. Liv continues to be the core that holds their family together, she has strength determination and fight that beat what ever is thrown at her and her family! We see Kelsey and Archer with some funny moments and touching moments. We see an amazing transformation in Dean's and Archer's relationship. This book was the perfect ending to their story and will have you falling in love with them all over again! Thank you Nina Lane for this amazing series with characters that you love from the beginning and have you wanting more.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
ALWAYS is the fifth( and final?) installment in Nina Lane’s contemporary, adult SPIRAL OF BLISS romance series focusing on professor Dean West, and his beauty Liv. ALWAYS can be read as a stand alone but for back story, cohesion, and the most passionate and extraordinary romance series you could possibly read I recommend reading this series in order. Told from dual first person points of view (Dean and Liv) ALWAYS is a heartbreaking story; an emotional tale; an impassioned look at two people whose love remains strong, seductive and consuming in the face of adversity and the fear of the unknown. ALWAYS commences three years after the birth of Dean and Liv’s daughter, wherein darkness threatens, and Dean will be unable to slay the beast. ALWAYS is breathtaking and heartrending; a moving story with stunning characters, meaningful dialogue, and touching reality. There are moments of tenderness and passion; anger and disbelief; life and love. Dean’s brother Archer is a pillar of strength; the brother we all wish we had; the support system for family and love. Kelsey is strong-willed in the face of adversity; and Allie is an enigma torn between friendship and duty. Nina Lane’s SPIRAL OF BLISS series is decadent, startling and exotic; the allure of a pure love is beautiful and seductive; the fear is an emotional roller coaster of heartbreak and sorrow. The premise will affect and captivate; the characters will enchant and beguile; the romance is one for the ages. Thank you Nina Lane for allowing me on this ride of a life time. Your words are magical, palpable and raw.
CindyMeyer More than 1 year ago
I can sum up my review in one word: Perfection. Sheer and utter perfection. Always is Book Five of the exquisite Spiral of Bliss series by author Nina Lane. Hands down, this series has put me through every imaginable emotion more than any series I’ve ever read. Dean and Liv West are the perfect couple. Yes, their life is peppered with laughter and tears, pain and joy. They’ve basked in the light, and persevered through darkness over the course of four beautiful novels. The one unwavering element, the thing that has seen them through it all has been their steadfast love and devotion to one another. It’s a quirky, sometimes dorky love that has made me smile, a deep and erotic love that has sped up my heart, and a fierce, dependable love that has twisted my heart nearly to the point of breaking more than once. Dean West is his wife’s champion in every large way, as well as all of the small ones. Life has definitely given the Wests some battles to fight, but the Professor has never hesitated to don his suit of armor and slay every dragon for his Beauty. The latest dragon, though, is headed straight for Liv, and this time, her white night is powerless to stop it. There is nothing Dean can do but be a spectator, watching helplessly from the sidelines as the love of his life wages her own crusade. Liv is fighting a terrifying real-life battle, and author Nina Lane treats this difficult and painful topic with great care and sensitivity. While Liv’s pain is real, the struggle Dean faces is no less painful. His instinctive need to protect his wife from every possible enemy leaves him literally paralyzed with fear, reversing their roles, casting Olivia as Dean’s champion. It’s Liv’s turn to save her professor. The series has been written from alternating POVs throughout, and the author continues to tell it from that approach in Always. I love the alternating POVs, because it allows me to not only read, but feel the story along with the characters. All the Spiral characters are here for this final book. Readers see the Wests at their best (and sometimes their worst) as they struggle to keep life in balance for Nicholas and Bella, the son and daughter that bring them more joy than either of them could have ever imagined. Their Mirror Lake friends surround them with constant support, including Dean’s irrepressible best friend Kelsey, and his brother Archer. Kelsey and Archer make more than mere cameo appearances in Always, and I love that Nina brings them back as a vital part of Liv and Dean’s final story. Always is an emotional read. It ebbs and flows with all the things readers have come to love and expect from the author and these characters. From their corny playful banter, to the silly love notes, to some of the hottest erotic scenes ever written, Always will compel you. Gonna need tissues, and lots of them, but it will be so worth the tears. Six PERFECT stars. This series is one on a very short list my must re-reads.
mjlovestoread More than 1 year ago
The Professor and his Beauty. What very well might just be the final chapter in their whirlwind romance(!). A love so true, so vibrant and so gorgeous, you couldn't help but fall right along with them. And now as they embrace their lives as seasoned parents, as lovers who still act as newlyweds, we get to watch as they engage in a journey like they've never traveled before. This book will have you experience a true myriad of emotions. A story with so much heart, you'll get happily lost in every single sentence. Dean as the ever knight in shining armor and Liv as the woman who continues to bring him to his knees. Liv has a quiet strength that has only gotten more striking. She IS the true core of their story. And she always has been. There are many surprises along the way, a ton of laughs and together with Kelsey, Archer, Nicholas and Bella in tow, this is one helluva stupendous read. I'm forever in awe of Nina Lane's gift of delivering such eloquent yet sexy books. How she manages to combine off the charts erotic scenes with tenderness and grace is beyond me. But she does it each and every time and Always is no exception. In fact, this one might just be her best yet and I have relished every one. Be prepared to be fall in love all over again, particularly with those delectable West men in Dean and Archer. I'm not sure who I adore more and am I certain after reading, that you'll feel the same way. Truly exceptional from start to finish. Liv and Dean forever