Book Review: Arouse

Hello everyone! Today, I am bringing you a book review on arouse by Nina Lane. I enjoy romances about professors and students, because it’s one of those forbidden things that society says is wrong, but it is so so hot. In arouse, however, the professor and student’s relationship is not what you expect. I thoroughly enjoyed this fresh take on the Professor/student forbidden romance.


Liv is this 24 year old woman who has gotten herself a part-time scholarship for UW. Her mother is a dead beat who sleeps around and who put Liv through some terrible situations. Liv is this guarded soul who has taught herself to not need a man (although she wants one, but on her terms) and has become this self-fulfilled beauty.

All of this is what attracted Dean, a guest professor at UW, who is teaching a course on medieval history. He first sees Olivia (or Liv as we call her) at the financial aid office trying to figure out why her courses from her previous college will not transfer. He tries to help, but to no avail.

You see, Liv isn’t one of Dean’s students. She just happens to run into him and he decides that there is something about her. He becomes this White Knight that Liv so desires.

Dean is such a gentleman. He waits for however long Liv needs, before becoming intimate. And throughout the story you start to understand why Liv has been abstinent her whole life.

Arouse had it’s steamy moments. I loved their sex scenes. I might have gotten a little hot myself *fans my face*, but it wasn’t that professor/student hookup we normally see in romance books. I enjoyed the way the author delved deeper into their relationship. This story is raw and emotional. Some of you may even relate a little bit with Liv.

One thing that I liked about this book was that we got to see the point of view from Dean in the third part of their story. It was nice seeing what he was thinking and going through. I don’t want to give too much away, but know that this isn’t your typical teacher/student romance. You might even like it better this way!


I give arouse 5/5 stars! I can’t wait until I have an extra few dollars to get the second book for my kindle.

Thank you for stopping by!


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