Give Me Reason (Reason #1) by Zoey Derrick

10 Sep


Published September 8th 2013 by Zoey Derrick

Summary: Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.

Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, “Mr. Suit” seems to be Vivienne’s opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse, it’s difficult for her to accept Mikah’s help.

Will her body’s unexpected response to Mikah’s touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?


What is wrong with all those indie writers? Or with all those indie publishers? I just hate that common and newly founded strategy called be-sure-you-buy-the-next-installment, since we provided you with the cliffhanger of the year.
Seriously, wtf?
It’s all about the money, sing a-long.
Well, they just gave me a reason (heck, there’s no “a” in this title…) to buy the next book in the series.

And now I’m not sure if I liked this book or not.
I liked it.
I didn’t like it.

But I want to read part two.

So, back to the book. I can’t say a bad word about the writing, even if the prologue left me pleased – it is written in third person. But the story goes and hey, first person, Viv’s point of view reigns… Too bad.

The heroine is a starved, abused waitress – got your sympathy yet? Then she meets a handsome CEO with a hint of paranormal feel. Sounds familiar?
I bet the answer is yes.

It’s a good story, true tearjerker.

Alas I can’t stop myself from adding: If you’re abused in any kind of way, please don’t wait for your prince charming. Take care of yourself, you won’t spot your CEO on the street or he won’t spot you. Sadly, there’s too few of them.


Rating: 3/5
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