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Break the Sky

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  2,137 Ratings  ·  432 Reviews
A sizzling hot, new SPIRAL OF BLISS spin-off novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane

“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.
“You will.”

Atmospheric scientist Kelsey March is under siege. Her tornad
Published (first published July 29th 2014)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
5 no-holds-barred stars. Full review posted July 21, 2014

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Womanizer and personified reformed bad boy Archer West rides into Mirror Lake to visit his brother Dean. Once arrived, he doesn't know yet that he's in for the biggest turnaround of his life because he also meets the very smart and ambitious Kelsey March who's a professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at King's University. Kelsey is a woman who can hold her own and gives as good as she gets. She acts somewhat hostilely
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
DNF at 51%


Nina Lane is one of my top favorite authors. Her Spiral of Bliss series is outstanding so needless to say, I was beyond excited to get my hands on this book. I really don't know what happened but for some reason I couldn't get into this one. Though the prologue held me captivated, I was bored out of my mind until I finally decided that halfway is enough. Kelsey got on my nerves...a lot. Stubborn woman. I guess this just goes to show that erotica is not my thing. I need more than hot, s
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
This book was perfection!!!Like all Nina's books!!!I am a big fan of Nina's Lane!I was mesmerised by her writting in Spiral of Bliss series, and I wanted to read whatever she would write!!When I saw that she has a new book with Dean's friend Kelsey I was so happy!!!I devoured this book so much!Nina's writing is magnificent!!

Kelsey is Dean's best friend.She is a professor too.She wants to be respectable from her students and the other professors.She cares a lot about her reputation and she want
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
5--Storm Girl--Stars!!!

Move over Dean West there's a new West brother in town and damn was he HOT!!!

“I want to sleep with you, Kelsey March,” he whispered. “After I kiss, bite, and lick you. After I fuck you deep. After I make you come so hard you scream my name. After I make you lose control."

I think it's safe to say we were all intrigued by Archer in the Spiral of Bliss series.

Archer breezes in to Mirror Lake. He has a chance encounter with a hot blonde with blue streaks in her hair at a lo
Jul 31, 2014 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jill by: Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Tate, Dan & Hunter

Contemporary romances and I have always had a stormy relationship....


Thirty-six year-old Kelsey March, scientist and assistant professor, is keen to advance her research into tornadoes and ways to better predict their occurrence. Archer West, drifter, school dropout and motorbike repairer, has no home, no real job, but wants to meet his baby nephew, the son of his brother, Dean.

Kelsey and Dean, both at King's University, have been longtime friends. Archer has been estranged for years from his ol
YAY! YAY! YAY! I AM Doing another Beta Read for my dear Nina Lane!! I can't wait to dive into Kelsey's book! It will be coming out this summer folks! Get ready for some HEAT!

I finished reading, and normally I wouldn't rate a beta read; but this was beyond a five stars for me..The writing in this was awe inspiring at times! Nina Lane has out done herself, and I can't wait for readers to get their hot little hands on this!!! It is a MUST READ..and wait until you meet Kelsey's hero...He is too die
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 04, 2014 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Archer West is completely delicious in this book. He has hit so many snares in his life, he has the perfect brother (Professor Dean West), found love and lost it and has battled his way back from the belly of addiction. With the family house sold, his parent’s newly divorced, Archer is now working in the desert fixing motorcycles when he decides to go visit his nephew in Mirror Lakes.

Professor Kelsey March is living what I call the 'life plan' as a book character. The girls who do this in books
Aug 08, 2014 Mysza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 "the sky didn't break" stars

It may have been the bad time for me to read it, I may have not been in the mood for it or it may have been the case of

or my expectations may have been to high. I simply didn't like it. I loved Spiral of Bliss series. Those books are still one of my favorites. I loved every character in those books so I was thrilled when I found out that Archer will get his story. Then we had all those wonderful teasers... and sadly they were the best lines in the book. Though t
Aestas Book Blog
Ohmigosh!!!! New book from Nina Lane!!! *squee*

She just posted these teasers on her page... Holy hotness!!

“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.”

This is a standalone spin-off of the Spiral of Bliss series. RELEASE DATE: JULY 29th!!!
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

5 "I loved it. LOVED IT!!" stars!!

I can honestly say that after just this one book I'm a Nina Lane fan girl. So much so that I might even SQUEEEE, and those who know me know I'm not often reduced to SQUEEEEing. Just sayin'...

Some things you'll want to know...

Standalone readable? Yes
Sexy? Yes
Romantic? Yes
Fun? Yes
Exciting? Yes
HEA? Yes!!!
Contrived drama? NO!!!
Cliffhanger? NO, thank goodness!
Re-readable? Already on it!

Full review will come... after I have time to catch my breath. Though there's
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Release date: July 29, 2014

Book blurb:
“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.
“You will.”

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
Feb 05, 2015 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance-erotica-romantica, yowza-hotness, contemporary-romance, hero-im-gaga-over, badasses-hunks-in-leather, hero-antihero-gamma, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, hero-bad-boy-playboy-player, favorite-romance-series, heroine-i-wanna-bitch-slap-annoying, hero-stud-mantel-hall-of-fame, bikers-sexy-as-sin, hero-i-wanna-marry, im-a-cover-hottie-ho, why-do-good-girls-like-bad-boys, sizable-packages, hero-addict-excon-lawtrouble-thief, hero-or-heroine-russian, tattoos-piercings-body-art, brothers-sisters-cousins-family, hero-stalk-me-baby-possessive, enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract, heroine-odd-spinster-wallflower, hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover, small-town-lovin, angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama, hh-social-class-wealth-matters, dirty-talk-turns-me-on, favorite-beautiful-lush-cool-covers, hero-or-heroine-illegitimate, favorite-hottest-love-scenes-nookie, hero-attractive-handsome-heartthrob, star-crossed-lovers, i-read-kindle, kindle, hh-addiction-recovery-sobriety, kindled-my-kindle, 4-to-5-stars, steam-5-scorching-x, steam-4-smokin, hero-redeems-himself-reformed, hero-brooding, hero-walking-hardon, hh-author-writer-quill-mighty-sword, heroine-undeserving-of-awesome-hero, hero-besotted-so-smitten-its-sexy, hh-smart-intellectual-brainy-geek, hero-nice-guy-gets-the-girl, hero-black-sheep, hero-tattalizing, bikes-grease-monkey-hot-rods-racer, heroine-miss-independent, hero-recluse-loner-lonewolf, a-all-time-favorite-hero, hero-player-manwhore-sex-addict, hero-reformed-rake-player, heroine-plucky-lively-feisty-spunky, heroine-classy-lady, heroine-good-girl-tempted-gone-wild, steam-some-like-it-hard-rough-dirty, hero-bedroom-bad-boy, hh-bespectacled, hero-alpha, heroine-sassy-full-of-attitude, steam-voyeurism-exhibitionism, heroine-wishy-washy-whiplash-award, author-nina-lane, series-spiral-of-bliss, hero-my-romancelandia-husband-harem, ending-happy-for-now, steam-some-like-it-kinda-kinky, 2014-reads, best-fave-reads-of-2014, kindle-99-cents-cheap, hh-professor-scholar-academic, heroine-career-professional-success, hh-mechanic, hh-artist, heroine-wtf-does-hero-see-in-her, heroine-disappointing-frustrating
4 stars – Contemporary/Erotic Romance

Nina Lane’s Spiral of Bliss series was one of my favorites of last year. So I was ecstatic about this spin-off standalone novel featuring Dean’s best friend, Kelsey, and brother, Archer. Break the Sky is an emotional, passionate erotic contemporary that I highly enjoyed, and it mostly satisfied my sky high expectations. I did have some quibbles though, mainly with the heroine and how much the story seemed to focus on her.

If I was rating this for the hero,
~ Becs ~
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Break The Sky is a spinoff novella from the Spiral of Bliss series. While it does contain mild spoilers for the original three books in the series, it works perfectly well as a standalone novel although I can highly recommend the whole series if you haven’t read them before.

The Spiral of Bliss still ranks as one of my favourite erotic romance trilogies of all time – it really is elegant smut with fantastic character development and I damn near melted on the spot when I heard that Nina was writin
Aug 27, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 I Surrender Stars

I have to say, I was pretty excited about this spin-off standalone novel of the Spiral of Bliss series where we get Archer West and Kelsey March’s story. If you have read the Spiral of Bliss series then you know who these two are. If you haven’t well then you are going to love meeting the delectable Archer West.

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After meeting both Archer and Kelsey in the Spiral of Bliss series I was really intrigued by Archer. What little we got of him was enough for me to know that he was m
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
4.5 scorching stars!

Two words: Archer West.

Yup. I fell hard for this tattooed bad boy.

When we met Archer in Dean and Liv's book, he was portrayed a troubled loser with a major chip on his shoulder. But even then, we see a glimpse of his leading man potential when he was there for Liv during one of the most traumatic experience in her life.

In Break the Sky, we get to know even more about him. He made this book for me. I didn't expect to love him as much as I did. Even more than Dean. *gasp*

My fa
Apr 30, 2015 Anja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-author

"..Except this was ARCHER WEST,
a man who had chrashed into my life
like a lightning bolt and set it afire.."

DAMN!!!! ...those "WEST-BROTHERS" are just too delicious...

After finishing the "Spiral of Bliss"-series I couldn't get my hands fast enough on BREAK THE SKY.

This book is about KELSEY, Dean and Liv's best friend and Dean's brother ARCHER. The mysterious & hot, tattooed "FUCK-UP" and exactly MY KIND OF MAN *sigh*

Even if I didn't love it as much as DEAN & LIV's story, I sti
Jan 17, 2016 Eliza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 "Made you look" Stars

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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
5 Exhilarating Stars

Archer West is a drifter, brother of Professor Dean West and a seriously hot and sexy tattooed bad man. He finds himself in Mirror Lake and ends up meeting a sexy woman who makes him forget about his fucked up past.

When he discovers the woman is Kelsey, Dean's best friend, and an assistant professor in the Meteorology department, that doesn't deter him from pursuing her - after all he's good at having a good time and moving on and she seriously needs to let loose. Kelsey has
Jul 30, 2014 Polly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nina Lane:

Just when I thought you couldn't make a hotter man, you bring me Archer Fucking West.

Loved it!
After a few days of thinking and reflecting, I have discovered my initial feelings for this book, after reading it a few days ago, haven't changed. This book was good but for me it wasn't great. It pains me deeply because I simply love Nina Lane and I LOVED her Spiral of Bliss series. When I realized that this book was about Archer (Dean's half brother) and Kelsey (Dean's BFF), I was excited to dive in.


Kelsey is a successful college professor. She is trying to gain funding in order to further h
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
5 StArS

I was totally lost in the vast abyss of Break the Sky

Archer West *I Seriously Swooned Over Archer*

So what to say about this amazing novel....

Sexy as fuck

A Tempestuous Love Affair

Hot Alpha Male



Breath Hitching Moments





Yes, just a few words to describe Nina Lane's beautifully written novel.

Oh....and some of the best sexy scenes I've read in a long time!!

I Highly Recommend This Seriously Hot Read!!

Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
“I hadn’t just fallen in love with him. I’d fallen in need, in lust, in hope, in dream with him. I’d fallen crazily, head-spinningly, recklessly into him.”

Who you ask?...ARCHER WEST

Yes, Kelsey March...I feel you love. I too have fallen hard for this man...

He is a bad boy. He is a man off the straight and narrow path. He is abrasive. He is selfish. He is flipping fabulous!

Well if NO...get ready! LOL! I fell hard for Nina Lane after the Spiral of Bliss series. While I enjoyed Professor Dean let me

I would never be able to protect myself from the storm. Because the storm was everything-love, desire, happiness, sorrow, pain. Life.


This was my first book by this author, so I didn’t have any expectations, but after reading this I’m happy to say this book really wow me. It sucked me in from the first page and kept my attention to the very last word. Loved every single chapter and loved every single word. This is the story of Archer and Kelsey..

Kelsey and Archer are different, but in many wa
Michelle [Helen Geek]
08/04/2014 --

Overall Rating = 5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 5 / 4 = 4.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 5 Stars
Character Development = 5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 5 Stars
Ending = 4 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$3.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate
400 pages

You may not know this, but I'm from Oklahoma. Storms are glorious and frightening and exciting. They sweep across the plains and make the air crackle. One minute it's hot as Hades and then you have a blast of cool air f
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Jul 29, 2014 Ang (Sizzling Pages) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars
Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review
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Nina Lane is a gifted writer whose talents magically place me within the story. She wields absolute power over my emotions by forcing me to experience the joy, passion and heartache of all of her characters. Lays a path I know will not be easy, but will always be beautiful. “Break the Sky” is no different. Archer and Kelsey’s romance is one laced in desire, pain and self-discovery
4 Got Milk Stars??

More on the milk lattah. So I settled at 4 stars for this one, because I really couldn’t give it less when you got this damn fine, hot, sweet, sexy, dirty man in Archer West. Loved him, bitches be like...

Archer is Dean West's bro from the Spiral of Bliss series. He was the bad boy, black sheep, troublemaker in the family. I felt so bad for him throughout this book, everyone is just giving him shit his whole life. I loved him so much, I almost was wavering in my love for Profess
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To be honest, I don't know how to rate this genre. My contemporary-romance shelf only serves to tell me that the books are not historical and that there is more romance in them than other genres. I add more tags/shelves when necessary. As for rating, it usually comes down to how much I have enjoyed it.
Well, in this case a lot. Aside from my personal nitpicks (I don't like the word slut in any context), I liked this book. I loved Archer the most.

The prologue hit me hard. It's even realistic -
***5 Stars***

I don't have much to say. Well, I do, but it wouldn't be something new that hadn't been said already by those who read and liked the book.

Here are my reasons why I loved this story:

- Unique background story - heroine is a scientist, a storm chaser. I was never (and still not) into a meteorology, but it was written in a such an interesting and passionate way, that made it seem very cool.

- Instant lust, not love, connection. The lust between two main characters is instant, but the
Jul 29, 2015 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I maybe should have read the series this book is a spin-off from....only because I like the characters and the way Ms. Lane writes.

This book was HAWT. Holy hell. I love me some Archer. Kelsey was a fantastic female also. Fun book.
Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog

J&G: Breathtaking stars!

I LOVED this book so much!! I finished Break the Sky in one sitting and could have easily have gone back and started again. I should have known from the outset how completely mesmerised I would be with Archer and Kelsey’s story because Nina Lane constantly produces quality stories with quality characters. I never fail to connect to her stories through her flawlessly superb writing, eliciting a passion and emotion from within me that is second to none. There is
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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. A
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“I hadn’t just fallen in love with him. I’d fallen in need, in lust, in hope, in dream with him. I’d fallen crazily, head-spinningly, recklessly into him.” 5 likes
“I love you, storm girl,” I said. “I’d love to live in Mirror Lake with you. I’d love to work on the Spiral Project with you. I’d love to chase storms, outrun tornados, fix trucks, drive all over the country. Whatever you need me to do, I’ll do it. As long as I’m with you.” 2 likes
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