Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 18 +
Publish Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing
5 out of 5 Provocative & Sexy Stars
Reviewed by Yesi
“Do you ever let go, storm girl?” he asked. “Ever lose control? Ever surrender?”
“Never,” I whispered. “I never surrender.”
A smile of both promise and warning curved his beautiful mouth.
Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornado research project is on the skids and she’s fighting conflict in her university department. So when irresistible bad boy Archer West suggests a hot, wild fling while he’s in town, Kelsey is unable to resist his sexy offer.
Kelsey and Archer embark on a intense, exhilarating affair. But soon their differences and private battles encroach on their desire, and Kelsey discovers she is caught in a storm she can’t control…
BREAK THE SKY is a standalone Spiral of Bliss spin-off novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane.
It is no secret that Nina Lane instantly became one of my favorite authors when she gave us Dean and Liv’s story. I immediately fell in love with her beautiful and superb writing style. There is just something so special about how she brings her characters to life and the undertone and themes that are recurrent in this spectacular Spiral of Bliss series. Break the Sky is a standalone, spin-off novel of that series and it is the story of Archer West and Kelsey March. Two very intriguing people who couldn’t be more different in the way they lead their lives. But the old saying holds true, especially here, opposites do attract, and by attract I mean Archer and Kelsey sizzle when they are in the same room.
“This is between you and me,” he said. “Yeah, I’m a fuck-up. I’ve been one my whole life. I’ve screwed with people. Gotten in plenty of trouble. But you think that’s it, you’re wrong. And if you want to know about me, you don’t let anyone else tell you. You deal with me.”
From the moment he gave her that little speech, I knew, just knew with my whole heart that there was so much more to Archer West than what I had imagined him to be in the glimpses we got in the previous books. He showed a softer side with Liv before and I had high hopes for him when I saw that Break the Sky would be about Archer and Kelsey. He absolutely did not disappoint. The moment his presence was made, he staked a claim on my heart. Archer has forever been the black sheep of the family, always the screw up, always in his successful brother’s shadow, and has never had anything positive in his life to hold on to. So when he finds himself in Mirror Lake, his sense of displacement is obvious, it’s uncomfortable, and yet there was something about him that tugged at my heart, like there was this really good man underneath the surface just waiting for the right moment to make an appearance.
“I’m disappointed in you,” I continued, tracking my gaze down to the V of her neck. “I thought you were the kind of woman who’d form your own opinions about things. But if we’re doing this based on second impressions, and if I’m the fuck-up who screws with people, then you must be the controlling bitch who hasn’t gotten laid in years.”
Kelsey on the other hand is a brilliant assistant professor up for tenure. She is a no bullsh#%, straight shooter who makes men quiver. She is also happens to be best friends with Dean West, who we know is Archer’s brother. She is in a dry spell when it comes to men. She hasn’t felt any real attraction to anyone in a long time until one night when a sexy stranger sweeps into her life. Said sexy stranger makes another appearance, only this time it’s at the university, in the office of her best friend Dean, and oh yeah, he’s Dean’s brother. Awkward! From that moment, when their eyes meet, oh my God, can Nina make the simplicity of gazing ignite! Of course Kelsey now wants nothing to do with Archer despite what her body and fast beating heart are telling her. She feels this insane attraction to a man she knows is not good for her. What happens now? Well, these two put on their game faces and go! Archer wants her and he is quite clear about it. She thinks she needs to resist, but can she? And so it begins…
“Oh God.” I pulled my mouth from his with a groan “All right, all right. I give in.”
“Don’t give in,” he murmured, brushing his mouth against my lower lip. “Give over.”
Needless to say, if you thought Dean West was hot, Archer West will blow your mind. This book is sexy, sultry, raw, passionate, yet it has such a lyrical tone to it that you will find yourself immersed in this world that makes these Spiral of Bliss novels come to life. Mirror Lake has never looked so good and it is where all the action is happening. Nina Lane does a fantastic job in making the reader fall for Archer, not only because he is hot as hell, but because deep down we know he is worthy of love, he is worthy of finding happiness, despite what his life in the past may want to dictate. Same goes for Kelsey, she thinks she can’t do love, but Archer West will prove her so very wrong. What starts off as just sex, quickly turns into one of most exquisite love stories of late. The way Nina continues to tie in The Alice in Wonderland theme and adds in a little bit of Oz with the tornados and storm chasing, make this book unique and beyond special. Fall in love with these characters, revisit past favorites, and let yourself believe in second chances, in fate, and mostly, in the power of love.
“Do you always let fate make decisions for you?”
“Fate makes better decisions than I do.”
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.
Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she’s that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina’s novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon’s Erotica Bestseller list. Spice Box box set which included Arouse was #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #13 in USA Today.
Connect with the Author
Remember to sign up for Nina’s Newsletter so you never miss exclusive news.
*** Enter to WIN signed books and Break the Sky inspired items ***