“From the author of Michal's Window comes a new suspenseful thriller titled Broken Build, set in the high-tech world with backstabbing and deception around every corner. The author, Rachelle Ayala, had sent me a free copy to review after I had previously reviewed her biblical romantic tale, Michal's Window. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect since this book is set in modern times.
The main character, or should I saw heroine, is Jennifer Cruz, a woman with a rocky criminal past, who has now gone to great manners (plastic surgery, etc) to disguise herself into a new identity, Jen Jones. She takes a job as a computer techno whiz for David Jewell, a software CEO, a man she deeply hurt six years ago in her past life. Of course he doesn't recognize her now. As she spends time with David, their old romantic feelings start to resurface, but she can never erase her past.
I think it is a little daring for the author to try a completely different genre for her second novel, but she did it beautifully, creating a world where nothing is what it seems to be. Broken Build has an intriguing plot full of mysteries, lies, romance, sabotage, secrets and twist and turns at the end of every chapter. The main characters, Jen and David, have great chemistry and steam up the pages. The dialogue is spot on, even with all the technology jargon. I can easily see Broken Build becoming a movie on cable television, like Lifetime. Overall, I really enjoyed reading Broken Build and I recommend it to others. ”
Billy wrote this review Monday, November 5, 2012.