Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala

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. When 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?

Knowing Vera is a suspenseful, cross-cultural romance mixing an unsolved murder, action and adventure, and hot, steamy love scenes.

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Review ~

Knowing Vera is a different story for me.  It is hard to rate this one.  Once started, I wanted to see what was going to happen so I thought it would end up with a high rating, but by the middle I was getting frustrated with the characters and the plot so it dropped a little.  I'd probably have to give it a 3.5 out of 5.

Knowing Vera is worth reading.  It has a little bit of everything in it from suspense, to sweet romance, to some bordering on erotic moments, to a little mystery, lots of angst and anger and more.  So every emotion is touched but maybe it was just a little too much of everything all at once.

Overall, I did enjoy it and would recommend it if you are looking for multi-cultural romantic suspense to add to your reading list.

Author Info
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.

Visit her at: Website: http://rachelleayala.me Blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com or follow @AyalaRachelle on Twitter. Subscribe to mailing list for upcoming books and giveaways. http://eepurl.com/lR5kv

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  1. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Gina, thanks for dropping by. Hope you enjoy my book. It was a lot of fun writing it.

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    1. Hi Jodi, thanks for your nice comment. It was an exciting book to write. :)

  3. Thanks for hosting Knowing Vera and giving your review. All the best, Rachelle

  4. Hi Rachelle, Was there any book that inspired you to first sit down and write?

  5. Sounds like a great book Rachelle. Did you always want to be a writer?

  6. What a beautiful parrot! Sounds like an interesting read too! Thanks!

  7. Looks like a great book and I love the cover. I was going to comment about how pretty your parrot is, but looks like someone already did lol

  8. This sounds like an awesome read. It is one I will be purchasing. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.