Knowing Vera (Chance for Love) a book about love, tragedy and betrayal

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 reevaluate his life–and realizes he is 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 a story with twist and turn, love, family, betrayal
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I am given another wonderful opportunity by Ms. Rachelle Ayala to review another beautiful book of her. This book is from her Chance for Love series. This time I am reviewing Knowing Vera. You can read my first book review of Ms. Rachelle Ayala here.

Knowing Vera feels like a story that is closed to my heart. The settings of this book is in from San Francisco (been only inside the airport), Australia (one of my bucket list) and Manila (the capital of my country, Philippines). Vera also is a Filipino/American, beautiful and has a heart of gold. She is a nurse, who is the best friend of Maryanne from the character of my first book review. Zach Spencer is a hunk triathlete Australian who makes every girl drive them crazy.

Knowing Vera is a story of love, family, betrayal and heroism. This book has full of twist and turn that will keep you sit on the edge. It is hard to put the book down once you start reading it. Ms. Rachelle Ayala did an amazing job as usual with this story. She is one of my favorite authors now.

Vera knew Zach when they were little. Vera’s Dad work as a gardener in Zach’s family home. Vera’s Dad jump off the Golden Bridge Gate to cover the murder of Zach mother. Everyone taught that her Dad died until the secret revealed that he is alive and live in Australia.

The murder of Zach’s mother rekindled when Vera received a postcard from Australia saying to find Zach mother murderer. The relationship of Vera and Zach started its turmoil. Vera thought that her Dad killed Zach mother. Vera stops seeing Zach because this hidden secret. She wants to go to Australia to search for answer.

She found out that her Dad is alive and has remarried to a Chinese and has a new family. Vera’s dad identity is change too. Zach followed Vera in Australia. Vera found out that Zach has a girlfriend. Vera’s Dad owns the winery that Zach family once own. Zach and Vera traveled to Australia together. Vera’s Uncle who is staying in a nursing home asks a friend to keep an eye on Vera. He also wants Vera. Vera was kidnapped and almost got killed. Zach saved him and they spent days at the island waiting t be rescue. Vera thought that Zach Dad wants to kill Vera. It is at the beach that they are love for each other is real and will do everything to keep it. They were rescued but Zach was captured by a police and was charge kidnapping. Vera has no choice but will go back to San Francisco.

Vera’s Dad followed her to San Francisco and united with her Mom who still has feelings for her Dad. She found out who killed Zach’s mom. It was her Uncle who happened to have an affair with Zach’s Mom. In the end, Vera and Zach were together and have twin babies Lillibeth and Ray and now live in Australia. I just love this story. The lessons here are true love always prevails. Forgiveness is the best medicine to cure a broken heart.

Do you like this book? You can find it in Amazon. You can read more of Ms. Rachelle Ayala’s book in her blog. You can also find her in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. She has beautiful books of any title that will drive your imagination until you finish reading the last page.

I received a copy of the book. I did not receive any compensation. All my thoughts and opinions are honestly 100% mine. It might be different from others.

14 Replies to “Knowing Vera (Chance for Love) a book about love, tragedy and betrayal”

  1. This is a very interesting story Jess, but as of now i cannot find time to read novels because of me going to law school so i have to indulge more on law books, plus at the same time i am also a working and a hands-on Mom to my son, hence, i cannot really find pleasure in reading novels nowadays. But, i will keep this book you reviewed so if i got the chance to marathon read novels, I’ll have a pick on this. 🙂

  2. Momi Jess, thanks for sharing this review! I feel like I have taken a time off from my duties around here as I got so consumed with the novel. You detailed it very nicely! Got me curious on the author and if there are still other books written by her. 🙂

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