“I love that you love me, professor.”
“I love loving you, beauty.”
Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career.
Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.
"The ache of longing from the past few weeks disappears into this…all heat and light. The world both spins and steadies around me, a cascade so thrilling because I know that no matter how far and wildly I fall, Dean will always be there to catch me."
"How is it you’re always so warm?” I bury my face in her neck, pressing my lips against her collarbone. “Because of you,” Liv murmurs, slipping her hands into my hair. “You drive away the cold and melt the ice. You’ve always made me… bloom."
"I'm at your feet forever, Olivia Rose," I whispered the instant before our lips met.
"I'll move heaven and earth to give you what you want, whatever you need."
"Oh, Dean." She pressed her hand to the side of my face. "All I need is you."
My husband doesn't just love me, he know HOW to love me. He knows what I need and when I need it, sometimes even better than I do.
My white knight. My beautiful, strong, brave husband who loves me more than I ever knew it was possible to be loved. This man would give me the stars, the moon, the sun. He has slayed monsters for me and alongside me. He's battled through dark, tangled woods with me because he has never once wavered in his belief that we are meant to be forever.
"And now, my beauty," he says, placing his hands on either side of my face, "I'm going to kiss you like I've never kissed you before."