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Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off sex to land a marrying man. But a party she attends turns into a drinking binge, and she was raped.
Lucas Knight is a biracial athlete intent on winning the Ironman Triathlon. He finds Maryanne the next morning bloody and unconscious. Since Maryanne cannot identify her attacker, he becomes the prime suspect.
When Maryanne finds herself pregnant, she plans to abort, but the identity of her rapist is hidden in the baby’s DNA.
A trap is set. Lucas races to clear his name, but the secret Maryanne hides threatens to drown their chance for true love.
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I am very honored that Ms. Rachelle Ayala sent me a Kindle review of her beautiful book HIDDEN UNDER HER HEART (CHANCE OF LOVE). The moment I started reading it in my little girl’s Kindle, I do not want to put the Kindle down. The book has amazing story and it took me two days to finish reading it. The first night I read it, I was up until two in the morning. It is that good that I even do not want to sleep but no choice and have to put my Kindle down.
Maryanne is an allergists nurse. Lucas Knight is an athlete that needs to have his shot done that day. Maryanne tried to avoid men in his life. She even has a bet with her best friend Vera about it. Lucas Knight also has a bet about his friend Zach. Lucas Knight told Zach that he bet he can kiss Maryanne on their first meeting. He did kissed Maryanne because he was acting that he had a seizure and need CPR. Lucas Knight tricked her.
Maryanne and Lucas Knight become friends. Maryanne is white and Lucas Knight is a biracial. The attraction between them are undeniable. They just cannot push their relationship in the next level because of their dreams in life. Until one day, Maryanne was invited with a party with her friend Vera. She was rape and got pregnant. They accused Lucas Knight of doing it instead of the pastor’s son. Lucas Knight was in that said party but left Maryanne that night. He found her in a dump site that night.
Maryanne was humiliated even from her family and Lucas family as well. The news is all over her work and the town. She wanted to have an abortion. Lucas Knight tried to help her not to abort the baby and will do anything to help her. She changed her mind about abortion and decided to give her baby for adoption. Maryanne thought that she was raped by Ryan (the pastor’s son) but instead it was her ex-boyfriend Barry. Barry even did the same thing to Lucas. He invited Lucas to a party and put something on his drink. Lucas cell phone is gone and he was also dumped in the thrash. Barry sends text messages to Maryanne pretending to be Lucas. He told her that they will meet somewhere. Maryanne followed and she was trap. Barry tried to kill her and her baby. Lucas Knight can track his cell phone; this is how he found out his cell phone. Maryanne almost killed and she was dump in the water. Lucas Knight tried to save her life and the baby. She had the baby because of what happened. The baby is premature and need a lot of medical help. It is in that condition that Maryanne decided not gives her baby up for adoption. She gave birth to a baby girl who she named EMMA FAITH.
Lucas Knight left Maryanne and decided to quit his triathlon. He decided to go back to his family. He became close to his family. The is why he left Maryanne because his ex-girlfriend had an abortion too. He killed his brother for self-defense. It is the reason Lucas Knight is against abortion. He is also Christian.
Lucas Knight went back to California and need to face Maryanne. Lucas Knight has a good heart. How I wishes that men are like him. He will always by her side no matter what. Emma Faith is doing great besides some medical conditions. She has a dedication. Maryanne has no idea that the same day, she will get married as well.
I really love this book. Maryanne’s courage to keep her baby from abortion, and adoption is very challenging. You seldom know a rape victim like her. Ms. Rachelle Ayala did an amazing job with this book. You can learn more about her books and wonderful stories in Amazon, her blog and Facebook.
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