I was given a e-copy of the book Hidden Under her Heart byRachelle Ayala, to read and review. I love reading and I particularly love to read anything that makes me think a little more or can bring me to another place, this book did both. The story was compelling and got you attached to the characters easily. You couldn’t help but to feel for both Maryanne and Lucas. Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down until I finished, that is always a great sign. The book takes you on a journey through a new romance plagued with unfortunate circumstances, It tears at your heart, and manages to also lift you up. Rachelle did a great job at tackling controversial and difficult subjects, rape, abortion, and race and I commend her for being able to do so. One of my favorite parts of the book comes closer to the end, with a glimpse into the healing process, and a wonderful way for anyone to put their problems into perspective. The book does contain a mild sex scene, and some adult issues, but if you don’t mind that I recommend reading it, you will not be disappointed.
Book Description from Amazon.com
” Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man.
Lucas Knight, a law-school dropout, moves to California to train for the Ironman Triathlon. He’s smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man, but their relationship suffers from his dedication to the sport. Seeking consolation in the arms of a handsome preacher’s son, Maryanne attends a church party where she is raped.
Maryanne is pregnant from the rape and plans to abort. But the identity of her rapist is hidden in her baby’s DNA. Lucas asks Maryanne to seek alternatives and pledges to support her through the pregnancy. When Lucas becomes the prime suspect, Maryanne must clear his name and make a life changing decision.
The rapist has other ideas. In order to destroy the evidence, he offers Maryanne an illegal offshore abortion. With Maryanne’s life in danger, Lucas races to save her and her baby. However, Maryanne hides a secret that threatens to tear them apart forever.”
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