Wednesday, February 27, 2013

#BookReview ~ Hidden Under Her Heart

Title:      Hidden Under Her Heart
Author:  Rachelle Ayala
Genre:   Women's fiction
Rating:   5/5 stars

I loved this book! Rachelle Ayala is one of my critique partners, so I got to read the beginning of this book in its first stages and then the entire completed book all at once. In my opinion, this is her best work yet.

First off, I really like Lucas. He has his flaws and is perhaps a bit extreme in some of his views, but deep down he is a loving, caring man who was someone I could really relate to and admire. He stands by his convictions and tries to do the right thing. He is a jokester and some of his jokes go a little extreme, but it shows his playful, fun side too. My favorite part about Lucas was the growth his character took in the book. 

Maryanne is also a realistic character. Even though her opinions are at the different end of the spectrum from mine, I could feel her turmoil and enjoyed her journey and watching her conflicts. She has a lot of growing up to do throughout the book, and I found it fascinating to watch her journey. It was almost better because I didn't agree with her viewpoint. 

The cast of supporting characters was enjoyable too, complete with difficult family members and friends who sometimes caused more harm than help.

For me, this book was pretty intense. When I got the final version I read it in just 2 evenings because I had to find out what happened. This story touched me and also made me really think about my opinions on abortion and why I feel the way I do. Overall, the romance between Maryanne and Lucas was satisfying and the action parts were exciting and fun to read. This one is a hit, and my favorite book of Ayala's so far. Can't wait for her next book!

Happy reading, everyone!
~~ Chantel~~


  1. Great review. I, too, enjoyed Hidden Under Her Heart. :) Great to meet you!

  2. Thanks Chantel! I love being your crit partner too.

    1. Thanks Rachelle! Keep up the great work!

  3. Just read this book - what a story!

    1. It's really great! Thanks for stopping by!


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