Author's Name: Zoey Derrick
Series: The Reason Series #1
Main Characters: Vivienne and Mikah
Author's Website: http://www.zoeyderrick.com/
Heat Level: Embers
Blurb: 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?
Reviewed by LT
Vivienne Callahan had a harder life than most people, she had an alcoholic, drug using mother. She was abused verbally and physically by her mother's boyfriend also.
Flash forward to her being an adult, Vivienne has escaped from her own boyfriend that abused her. Now she is trying to make a new life for herself as a waitress, trying to make ends meet. She has been hurt so much in her life, it has made her not want to ever trust anyone again.
Then when she was least expecting it, Mikah Blake walks into her life.
Mikah Blake is a rich and successful business man and as soon as he lays eyes on Vivienne he knows he has to help her. But Vievinne is too proud and scared to accept help. Yet Mikah knows in his heart that there is something between them and he is willing to wait it out and help her heal.
It's a quick read and leaves you looking for more.