Friday, 28 February 2014

Blog Tour: Give Me Reason by Zoey Derrick

I received a copy of Give Me Reason, book 1 in the Reason series, in exchange for my review.

For 21 years all Vivienne has known is hardship, from her neglectful mother, to her abusive boyfriend who landed her in hospital simply for being pregnant. Now with a steady job in a diner, she still struggles to make ends meet, and doesn't take good care of herself. One evening something draws rich CEO, Mikah, to the diner where Vivienne works and he is instantly drawn to the neglected and strong willed girl, in ways that even he can not fathom.

This book isn't really suitable for younger readers, not because of any sex scenes (there are none) but rather some of the content is quite shocking and moving, particularly relating the abuse that Vivienne suffered. At times I even found the book hard to read because of it, and yet I couldn't put it down...if that makes any sense!

Vivienne as a character is broken on the surface, but in reality she is an extremely strong woman, who is determined to make her own way in life, no matter the circumstances, and I thought that that made her an admirable character. There was also a growth of feelings relating to her baby, and the visible change in those made Vivienne grow on you as a character. And Mikah's reaction to the ultrasound was unbelievably adorable!

This book almost seemed to be a stage on which to set the next one, in a good way. It gave a good introduction into the characters, and the complexity that the story is going to have, and it also provided one hell of a cliff hanger!

Mikah and Vivienne have crossed that line and their relationship now borders on breaking through the walls that have been put in place. Their relationship has only just begun, but the forces around them are determined to keep them apart.
MIKAH BLAKE has been fighting with himself, discovering who and what he is has been harder than any challenge he’s ever faced in the past. But there is one thing he knows for certain - he will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. 
VIVIENNE CALLAHAN’s past has left her with scars for her future. Scars that only one man has managed to wipe away. But will those scars stay away forever? Or will Vivienne be forced to face her past once again in order to move on to their future?
Reason Returned…
Hope Blossomed…
Desire Exploded…
Will their love take flight?

“Give Me Reason is a story full of heart, pain, doubt and learning to trust again. This story is about a woman who doesn't immediately run off with the man who offers her the world. She has seen the ugly in the world and trusting someone again isn't a price she is willing to pay."
★★★★★, Emily, TheSUBCLUBbooks
“This book will elicit a lot of emotional reactions while reading, you may want to buckle up, cause it's quite a ride. A ride that leaves you scatter brained, your heart aching, pounding, trying to catch your breath, and trying to figure out WTH is going to happen next???? The writing is brilliant and it flows wonderfully. There is an unexpected current running throughout the story, it simmers just below the surface. It will draw you in, and make you quirk your eyebrow.”
Angie - FanGirl Book Blog ★★★★★ Review
“Vivienne and Mikah's story is intense, captivating and unforgettable. Their story is honest and gritty.”

“Zoey Derrick had me within the first two pages. Her characters are alive and completely relateable, likeable and down-right loveable. I empathize, I cheer, I fear, I love with them. It takes a good solid book with a solid story and direction to get a hold of me, not that it matters, so to me for this book to grab right out the gate like this, AMAZING!”
Barb - ★★★★★ Amazon Review
“I love stories with angels in them and when you get Mikah and Vivienne together it is heavenly.”
Mary - ★★★★★ Amazon Review
“This series took a story of two tortured souls and turned it into a heart wrenching, test of love and survival, with the super natural twist page turner that I couldn't put down.”
Stephanie H.
"But I can tell you that this is a book that will keep you wanting more, you will fall in the with these characters, and you'll end up a die hard fan of Zoey Derrick."
★★★★★ Amazon Review
Amazon Best Selling Angels, Demons & Devils and Paranormal Author of Give Me Reason - The Reason Series Book One comes from Glendale, Arizona. Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.
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