Sunday, May 29, 2016

GIVE ME HOPE by Zoey Derrick


Author:  Zoey Derrick

Publish Date:   11.13.13

Publisher:  Zoey Derrick

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Recommended for:  16+ due to moderate violence; adult themes

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  Zoey Derrick (in exchange for an honest review)

Tour by:  Read Between the Lines

Goodreads:  Give Me Hope

Date completed: 12.05.13


Description from the publisher:

An Angel is he...

From the first moment he saw her, MIKAH BLAKE was seized by an inexplicable need to protect Vivienne Callahan, a fragile but fiery young woman who’s awakened a slumbering power within him.  With his encouragement, Vivienne has begun to turn her life around, and things seem to be heading in the direction of a slow but certain happily-ever-after.  But that happy ending is side tracked by a rising evil that is determined to destroy her.

When her dark past comes back to claim her, Mikah is caught in a whirlwind of events that lead him down a path he was born into but never understood.  Until now.

Can Mikah save Vivienne?  Will his love be enough?  Will he be able to control his angelic powers and use them to protect his newfound love?

***Content Warning***
While this book does not have physical sexual acts involved, it does however have implied sexual acts, impending sexual acts, and serious discussion regarding past trauma to a PTSD Survivor.


There on my back, in vivid detail, are two beautiful wings with white, gray, and silver feathers.  They are nothing but a flat, two-dimensional image, yet they seem to be alive.


My knees give out and I tumble to the floor, breathing heavily.


She is quiet for a few moments while this all soaks in. “The legend is true, an angel are you,” she finally says.


I’m unable to speak aloud. You can say that again. But me? Why me?


“Because, young angel, it is who you are. It is who your mother was and is to this day; though she never grew wings while she was alive, she is one of us now.”


Can I see her?


“Perhaps in time. She is one of our máithreacha, who are very busy.”


Máithreacha? Mothers?


“Yes. They are second in command to our máthair go léir. Your mother was the one who spoke to you first and, as you no doubt guessed, she can be a bit testy.”


How did I not recognize her voice? It’s a voice that plays in my head constantly whenever I do something profoundly stupid.


“If you think about that long enough, I’m sure you can figure that out.”


Suddenly I understand: She didn’t want me to know it was her.


“Or perhaps you didn’t recognize her because you were not thinking of her that way.”


This is book two in the Reason Series.  These books definitely need to be read in order.  If you have not yet read GIVE ME A REASON, I highly recommend that you stop now and go read it then come back here.


Riley has found Vivienne and he has left her for dead.  As she recovers in the hospital, Mikah will not leave her side, except in his dreams.  There he learns more about the feathers tattooing his back and what they mean for him and for her.


This story has me on the edge of my seat.  I do not want to let go of Vivienne and Mikah.  Ms. Derrick's writing is near flawless.  I could feel and smell the experience of being in the hospital, in the waiting rooms, Mikah's apartment, and Elysium.  Each was well described so that I felt immersed in the experience.  I am absolutely in love with Mikah and his assistant, Red.  His housekeeper, Celeste, though not a prominent character is developed and not just background clutter.  I like that!  I am looking forward to the next book in the series.  Please don't let it be long of a wait!


The Reason series:

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

Other Books from Zoey Derrick:

  • The Struggle

  • Love's Wings Series:

    1. Finding Love's Wings
    2. (not yet titled)



Originally posted 12.06.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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