Knowing Vera Book Review & Tour

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Disclosure: I received the featured book for free in return for my opinion, which is 100% my own!

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala! I’m excited to share my review of this great book! Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday for a giveaway that goes along with Knowing Vera!

Knowing Vera Book CoverVera 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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My Review
I really enjoyed Knowing Vera. The very beginning had me hooked, which is hard to do. A lot of books take at least four or five chapters to get into, but not this one! You find out a pretty deep secret at the beginning.
Not only is it a good adventure story, it is also a love story. And I think there is a great balance of both. I also love how even though Knowing Vera is part of a collection, you can still read this as a stand-alone book. Now that I know how good of an author Rachelle Ayala is, I will definitely be reading the first two in this series very soon! I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a pretty quick read that has a great story to it. There are some steamy scenes in it, just to warn you though – which are really written very well!

Other books in the Chance for Love Series:

#1 – Broken Build (Dave & Jen)
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 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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  1. The more I see this book the more I wasnt to read it, cant wait !!

  2. Courtney, Thanks a lot for your review. I truly appreciate it, Rachelle

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