{Review+Giveaway} Give Me Reason by Zoey Derrick

April 9, 2014 Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 33 ★★★

{Review+Giveaway} Give Me Reason by Zoey DerrickGive Me Reason by Zoey Derrick
Pages: 132
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on February 24, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author

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?

NA Review My Thoughts

Give Me Reason is the first book (or Novella, because it was pretty short) in the reason series. The reason series is now out in a four book set, so you can read them one right after the other. I love that, because it is so convenient to be able to just keep going after you finish the first book. Give Me Reason deals with abuse and some darker themes. It wasn’t a happy book by any means.

We got to know Vivienne and a little of what she is going through and what she has gone through, but most of everything else is still a mystery. I saw Give Me Reason as the foundation layer to the reason series. We met Vivienne and Mikah, and we started to get to know them, but we hardly learned anything about Mikah at all. I do know that he is an incredible guy, but I still have no idea why he is doing what he is doing for Vivienne. And I don’t blame her for being skeptical of his help. From her perspective, he was just a diner in her restaurant one night and then all of a sudden he was throwing money at her and taking care of her for no apparent reason. The only reason we got was from the very start of the story, where he had this feeling and this pull towards her. I’m not sure that even he knows what it means yet, but I can’t wait to find out more about him in the next couple of books. I really like him and this start to the series was just enough to get my intrigue piqued.

Give Me Reason had a few slow moments in the middle, but the book really picked up momentum towards the end. The ending was intense and scary and crazy, and it made me super happy that I had the next book just a page flip away. I think once we get some more answers about Mikah in the next book this story will really be on a roll. The book labels this as a paranormal or a fantasy, but there was no hint of that in the story, except for the “pull” that Mikah felt at the beginning. This just leads me to believe that there is MUCH MORE to Mikah than we have seen so far. Interesting start to a series with real potential.


 Note: the first book is FREE on amazon right now, but I would suggest buying the whole reason series together!

The Complete Collection

All four books in Zoey Derrick’s Best-Selling Paranormal Romance

  1. Give Me Reason
  2. Give Me Hope
  3. Give Me Desire
  4. Give Me Love


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Prize- The Complete Give Me Reason Series!

About Zoey Derrick

It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, 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.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

33 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Give Me Reason by Zoey Derrick”

  1. Kim { Book Swoon }

    I love reading paranormal romance, and this is the first time seeing this series. Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely going to check this out some more 🙂

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yea I am reading the second book right now. I just had to figure out what the heck was going on with Mikah. lol That’s why I’d recommend the boxed set, because the first book really just seemed like a precursor to me.

  2. Carla Bosch

    These books sound so good! And the covers are beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for the post and giveaway 🙂

  3. Livia @ Butterfly-o-Meter Books

    Hmm… *puts on Sherlock Holmes mask*… so am I off base thinking Mikah is maaaybe an angel? Because the covers do feather about the thought, right? And what awesome covers too.
    I really like the sound of the first read, and of course I totally approve of the “get it all so you can read it in one go” approach 😀

  4. Christy

    I’m getting to where I don’t start a series until at least the 2nd book is out, especially shorter ones like this. So I like that all of them are already available. Sounds interesting, and I curious and Mikah!

  5. Alisha sienkiel

    This series sounds interesting and I love paranormal romance!!! THanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  6. Shelly W

    These books sound great. Love that the whole series is out so you can read them all. Thank you for the review and the giveaway

  7. Judy Cox

    These books look like a good series to read!! The covers are fantastic!! Thanks so much for your giveaway!!

  8. Melissa C.

    I love Zoey’s stories. I have read all of them. This series is awesome and if you haven’t checked out her Love’s Wings series you should.

  9. Anita Yancey

    All of the books sound so good. I would love to read them. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yea Paranormal used to be pretty much the only thing that I have read. Now I have been on a big contemporary kick, but then I go back to a great paranormal and I remember why I love it so much.

      Thanks for stopping by 😉

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