Book Review - Knowing Vera- Rachelle Ayala | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Knowing Vera- Rachelle Ayala

Wednesday, November 13, 2013




Having read one of Rachelle Ayala's books before Broken Build (for my review click here) I already knew I would love this book. In this story, almost a Romeo and Juliet type romance, Vera & Zach are constantly being torn apart by the past. Zach's Mother was murdered and Vera, although only 7 years old at the time, was a witness. Vera's father jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and was considered dead, but suddenly Vera learns he may be alive and living in Australia. Zach's family owns a winery there-or did at least. They decide to go together-but someone else has his eye on Vera and attempts to keep them apart. Poor Vera-she really loves Zach but is afraid if he learns her father killed his mother he will never forgive so it is an off again on again love affair. Will everything be explained in the end? Will the pair ever get together? Read this book--I give it 5 stars and I read it straight through-I could not put it down!

Watch for the giveaway which will appear on my blog on 11/21!

Vera Custodio has never fallen in love, though she has strong feelings for her friend and sometimes lover, Zach Spencer. Long-forgotten memories resurface when Vera discovers Zach’s mother was the woman her father supposedly murdered many years ago.



After losing his leg, former triathlete Zach Spencer reevaluates his life—and realizes he’s falling in love with Vera. After she ends their relationship, Zach is determined to prove his love and follows her to Australia in search of the killer.



Caught between a web of family secrets and a deranged adversary, Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival. Love blossoms, but the truth explodes everything Vera knows about herself. Will she close her heart forever or risk it all for a shot at happily-ever-after?



Book 3 of The Chance For Love Series - Each book can be read standalone, but earlier plots will be revealed by reading later books.




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Other books in the Chance For Love Series
When a woman wrongs a man… can a man forgive and love?

Jen Jones wasn't a criminal. She just made a few bad choices and ruined a few lives, primarily that of her boss, CEO Dave Jewell. When her blackmailer is murdered, she becomes the next target.



Dave Jewell protects Jen because she holds the key to his company's code. What he doesn't expect is love, lies, and a link to his past. Jen must solve the mystery and thwart a ruthless killer while keeping her heart from being broken.



#2 Hidden Under Her Heart (Maryanne & Lucas)


Maryanne Torres has sworn off sex. Intent on finding a marrying man, she joins a church youth group. A party at her pastor’s house turns into a drinking binge, and Maryanne is raped.



Lucas Knight’s only concern was winning the Ironman Triathlon until the morning he finds Maryanne unconscious in the church parking lot. He becomes the prime suspect, even though Maryanne cannot identify her attacker.



Maryanne wants justice but the identity of her rapist is hidden in the baby she plans to abort. A trap is set. Lucas races to clear his name and keep Maryanne’s secret from drowning her and her baby.



About the author

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.



Rachelle is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.


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I did not receive this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, however, I have read this author before and agreed to help promote this, all the opinions above are 100% my own.






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21 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

Just this post alone has totally drawn me in and now I want to get my hands on a copy of this book asap!!

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds just like the books I would normally read. I will check this one out.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I am not usually one to read a love story, but this one seems to have a lot of suspense and action,... so It is on I would read and enjoy.

Maria said...

I love a good romance novel! These seems like it has a good suspenseful plot!

Pam said...

A good romance novel is one of my favorite reads. I will add this to my to be read list.

Pam said...

I love modern day Romeo and Juliet romances. The loss of a limb and following someone to Australia makes it quite interesting. Looking forward to reading this.

Amberlee said...

Sounds like an amazing book! I love romance stories like that. I will have to check it out, thanks!

Theresa said...

Whew, what a rocky relationship they have! Sounds like a romance with a little thriller in it! I bet it's a very interesting read!

Amanda @ Erickson and Co. said...

Sounds like a great book! I love romance, but only when they are pg rated :)

Rachee said...

I had stopped reading romance books for a while. It seemed like the SAME book over and over. This seems like a way to jump in for a fresh story.

Karen Hewitt said...

Nor a fan of the romance genre but your review makes me curious to check it out

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Romance is my favorite genre so I know that I would love this book. There is just something about romance that gets me every single time.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Sometimes you just have to read a romance novel drift off to that world - I love the sound of this one :) x

Robyn Good said...

The looks like a great book.

Ashley Gill said...

I love a good romance story! It makes me fall in love with my husband all over again. :)

Teresa McCluskey said...

Romance! Yes my all time favorite type of book! Knowing Vera sounds like a really good book to!

Amanda McMahon said...

this looks like a potential book. i'll see if i can findit on kindle

Bobbi Burleson said...

WOW sounds very interesting. I love it when stories combine like this one!

Growing Up Madison said...

That sounds like a really good book. I can't wait for the giveaway. I would love to win it but if I don't will have to download it for my kindle if it's available.

Patricia Woolverton said...

I do not normally read romance novels but this sounds like a good book.

Rachelle Ayala said...

Thanks so much Miki, for posting your review on Knowing Vera. Thank you, readers and commenters. I really enjoyed writing Vera's story. All the best!

 
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