Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala Book Review

My Thoughts ~ Book Review 

Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala is a story of love and mystery.  Vera has your typical Daddy issues.  She saw dear Dad jump off a bridge to his death when she was little.  Then she starts getting weird text messages and letters making sound like he is still alive and innocent.  If this is the case she has to find him so the search is on.  The first guy ever that she could have feelings for ....Zach there are huge problems. One that Vera keeps pushing him away.   The biggest issue would be that Vera discovered her Dad murdered his Mom.  Vera feels like Zach would never get past that so she pushes him away and keeps him at arms length.  

The setting is in the US and also Australia.  Vera goes to Australia on a lead that her father is there.  She believes that he is innocent and wants to set his name free so she and Zach can be together.  Zach who is originally from Australia goes with her along with a guy her Uncle sends to watch over her.  Zach and Vera 's relationship is complex but their love story is one that will make your heart beat a little bit faster.  Bumps in the road on her  incredible journey Rachelle Ayala has created a romance you don't want to miss.  This book is the 3rd in  a series.  In my opinion it can definitely be read on its own. I have not read the first two, and did not feel like I had missed out on any of the background at all.  I felt like I had picked it up at the beginning of the tale.  


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 received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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