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VIVIENNE CALLAHAN, discharged from the hospital after surviving a near-fatal attack from Riley, her abusive ex-boyfriend, has come to the safety of Mikah’s protection. As she continues to heal physically and mentally from her ordeal, she begins to have strange dreams…dreams that follow her into waking life and hint at a fate she never could’ve foreseen and dangers far greater than Riley.
Meanwhile, MIKAH BLAKE has some ideas about her future, too, and the more she considers his proposals, the weaker her resistance to him becomes. His recent actions have taught her to respect and trust him, but soon her feelings for him threaten to deepen into something more, something she may not be ready for.
In the third book of the Reason series, Vivienne will discover who and what she and the people around her really are.
“Mikah, Vivienne has decided that she wants to know the sex of her baby. Do you want to know, too?” Dr. A. asks.
Mikah’s face lights up. “If she wants to know, then I’d like to know, too.” The whole time he says this, it’s as though his eyes are boring into me, searching, seeking, wanting. Similar to the way he looked at me when I first met him at the diner.
“Okay then,” Dr. A. says. She walks around to the other side of the bed from the ultrasound machine and places the device into a holder of some sort that is attached to the bed. “How’s the view, Mikah?”
I now notice the little image in the corner of the screen that shows what Mikah can see. It isn’t much, really: a little bit of my bump, but more of the machine that Dr. Alston is now standing at. She turns the monitor toward us. “This might be a little shaky on your end, Mikah.”
“Alright. Viv, you okay?”
“Yeah,” I say to Mikah.
Dr. A. proceeds to push my sweatshirt and tank top up so that my belly is exposed. Once that’s done, she goes for the bottle and squirts nice, warm gel along the lower half of my belly. Then she brings out the small, flat-headed wand and gently presses it to my stomach.
Everything is very quiet as Dr. Alston does her thing with pushing buttons.
I can see the baby’s heart pumping wildly. She pushes another button and the echoing sound of a heartbeat fills the room.
She moves the wand around a little more and the head comes into focus. It looks similar to last time, but this time it’s bigger; there isn’t as much black surrounding the baby as the first time.
She points to the monitor. “There are the eyes, nose, lips and chin. See this string of pearls? That’s the baby’s spine.” I watch as the baby moves. “Oh, I see. A little showoff.” She laughs and moves the wand again. “There’s an arm, and the other one is…right there.” She moves her finger up on the screen, pointing at a faint, translucent white line in the background, leading up to a cluster of shorter white lines. “The other hand.”
She moves her hand down further on the screen at the same time she moves the wand. “A leg,” she says.
I’m starting to be able to see what she’s pointing out. She moves the wand again to my right side, and I can see feet. Two of them with little tiny bones. As if on cue, the baby spreads its legs, and one foot goes off the screen.
Title: Give Me Desire (Reason Series)
Author: Zoey Derrick
Publication info (if available): Zoey Derrick Publishing (December 29, 2013)
Rating: (out of 5 fangs) 4 out of 5
I received this book from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock in exchange for an honest review.
Review: I have not read the first two books of Zoey Derrick’s Reason Series, and that has left me at a disadvantage. I felt as though I were coming into the third act of a four or five act play, and I was. However, the author has done a good job in catching the reader up to an extent so that I was still able to enjoy the book. I was confused about some things, but I expect that it was because I was missing a piece of information I would have gotten from reading the other books in the series.
The book begins with Vivienne Callahan in the hospital, about to be discharged after being beaten by her ex-boyfriend. The author has very thoughtfully given what I assume is the last bit from the previous book to remind the reader of where they are in the continuing action, and that will be helpful upon re-reading the book, but it did me little good this go-around.
Taking the book out of the context of it being a series book and looking at it as it is, I would definitely recommend this book to folks who enjoy paranormal romance. The characters are as believable as is possible when characters aren’t precisely human, and I love the interaction between Viv and her guardian, Mikah. The book isn’t filled with hot-and-heavy sex scenes, though it is not devoid of passion, either, so I would say it would be appropriate for 16+ readers.
Reviewed by HR Duby
These are the questions to be answered from 1-10
|Has reading this book caused you to be interested on reading additional novels by this author and would you recommend this book to friends or family who like this genre?||9||I definitely want to go back and read the first two books of this series. I don’t recommend an entire series until I’ve read it, but if the others are like this one, I would.|
|Do you feel the world or situation was well developed to the point that you were able to visualize it?||9||I appreciated the fact that the world was developed enough that I was able to visualize it despite it being the third book and I’d not read the first two yet.|
|Did the author engage you to the point that you had a hard time putting the book down?||9||I had a little trouble getting into the book because I’d not read the previous ones. But once I did, I was fully engaged.|
|Were you emotionally connected to the main characters?||8||Yes, but I believe I would be emotionally connected more upon reading more of their story.|
|Were you emotionally connected to the secondary characters?||7||Only vaguely. I didn’t get enough of a chance to interact with them to be able to find out that interesting thing about each character that would allow me to connect.|
|Were the characters, believable?||9||On the whole, yes. Paranormal romance is difficult because it often involves characters that are not fully human and it can be hard for the reader to believe that a character is what he or she is. The author, in this case, introduced who they are, but didn’t belabor the point, and that helped.|
|Do you feel that the story was well paced to keep your interest?||9||Yes, definitely.|
|Was the dialogue in the story believable and interesting?||9||The characters talked like people actually talk. So many times, an author fills his or her characters’ mouths with perfect speech and it comes off stilted.|
|Were the love scenes satisfying and appropriate to the story and characters?||9||While there were not many, that seems appropriate to the characters and I appreciate that the author did not simply toss sex scenes into the story just to sell books.|
|Overall, how did you like this book?||9||I enjoyed it very much. I will be re-reading it once I’ve read the other two books and I eagerly await the release of the fourth.|
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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