The REASON Series
The Complete Collection
Best-Selling Paranormal Romance by Zoey Derrick
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…
There are four amazing books in this series. They draw you in and keep you coming back for more!
Book 1: Give Me Reason
The series begins with Vivienne Callahan trying to start her life over again after escaping an abusive relationship. She is strong willed and determined to make it on her own. While working at a diner, Mikah, a high powered CEO, takes notice of this amazing girl and wants to shower her with riches and opportunities. Vivienne is determined to save herself, no matter what the cost.
What I loved best about this book was Vivienne’s determination to save herself. Realizing that she had been a victim for too long, she want to only rely on herself. This send out a great message to women every where; Don’t wait for a knight, be the knight yourself. By the end of the book, I was left with more questions then answers. What was Mikah’s draw to Vivienne? If he could have any women, why did he peruse a women who didn’t want him?
Book 2: Give Me Hope
Mikah continues to pursue Vivienne offering her the world with no strings attached. Still jumpy over her last relationship, Vivienne doesn’t want anything to do with Mikah. When her abusive ex, Riley, returns, Mikah is forced to step in. Becoming a knight in shining armor, while letting the princess believe she is running the show is no easy task.
In this book, we learn more about Mikah, his personality and his history. We learn that he isn’t a creepy stalker but more a loving, man willing to do anything for the women he loves. I love that this story dives deep into Mikah’s character and begins driving the series into a serious plot line. Although there is no cliffhanger at the end of this novel, you are still left puzzled.
Book 3: Give Me Desire
Mikah and Vivienne continue to dance around a relationship. The more she sees of Mikah, the more she is accepting that he wants to be part of her life without any pressures or strings attach. We discover why Vivienne is the way she is and fall in love with Mikah a little more.
I loved this book. But boy did it make me cry! The characters were so realistic and well developed that I felt like it was friend of mine going through this situation. The best (WORST!) part of the book, was the amazing cliff hanger at the end of the book! Although it was midnight (and an early shift the next day) when I finished this, I had to continue!
Book 4: Give Me Love
Mikah and Vivienne cross the line and begin to take their relationship to a new level. The borders that once existed are now replaces with passion. Unfortunately, they must fight an evil that is determined to pull them apart. Mikah faces his own demons from within, but learns he will stop at nothing to protect the women he love. Vivienne begins to put the past behind her and erase the scars left beside, but will it be enough!
In this book, we are presented with a ton of answers. Learning about Vivienne’s past and why she has been self reliant since she was 6 years old. We also learn about Mikah and why he desires love so badly. This book is written from the characters point of view and it changes with each chapter. I like the way this was done as it draws you into the characters head and give you a view of what they are thinking.
OVERALL: I loved this series. It was passionate, romantic and addictive. From the first page of the first novel to the final page of the 4th novel, I had a hard time putting it down. The characters were well developed and provide real life situations that many people can relate to. This is my first Zoey Derrick series, but it won’t be my last!
I rate these books 4 hearts out of 5 hearts:
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