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The Wild Card (Men Out of Uniform #8)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  184 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews

Former ranger Seth McCutcheon is a man of his word. Leave the military at the request of his dying mother? Check. Join the super-elite Ranger Security? Definitely. Provide a security detail at a high-society wedding? Hell, why not?
Go undercover as the wedding planner's boyfriend? Uhh, well....
But once Seth sets eyes on sexy Penelope Hart, he knows he's a goner. If Penelo
ebook, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Harlequin Blaze
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Feb 24, 2013 Silverana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a quick, enjoyable read. But once again as I found in two other books I've read from this author, there is dialogue between characters and then a somewhat long description of their inner thoughts. It was like a pattern of dialogue thoughts dialogue thoughts and the length of the thoughts seemed to affect a steady development. It kind of took away from excitement and action that comes from dialogue between the main characters. I skipped over a few sentences in some of the inner thoughts p ...more
2.5* rounded up for goodreads.

Rhonda Nelson is a decent writer, but this felt like an abridged book, with sudden transitions, flat characters, and underdeveloped plot lines. The book starts out with promise, but detours badly with the unconvincing pseudo-suspense subplot and never really recovers. The romance wasn't convincing since little time is spent showing how it developed beyond the instant lust.

Okay for a few hours if you want a quick, sexy read with likeable main characters.
Apr 15, 2011 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy a good story that can be read in a short amount of time.

A predictable story-line that leaves you feeling warm fuzzies nevertheless.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Mix a man with integrity and a passion for commitment with a woman who makes running from the “C” word an art form and a reader is in for a fun read.

I have to give Ms. Nelson credit. The first chapter gave me the sniffles and it had a stranglehold on my heartstrings. It created an instantaneous need to find out what happens to the hero and I was, and there’s that word again committed, to finding out what happens to Seth McCutcheon. How is that pronounced anyway?

Seth is a decent man and life ju
Dec 23, 2014 Lyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've noticed there are quite a few mentions of Alabama football in this series. The hero is usually a fan. But this story was actually in Alabama, in locations I recognize. That was a bit of a novelty, for the wedding to be on an island where my friends and I partied in high school.

I liked Seth. He was fun. And I liked Pen well enough, but her dating rules annoyed me. Still, this was a fun read.
Feb 02, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great story!!! I thought it was very nicely done. I get tired of novels in which the author belabors the "commitment phobia" of one or both of the main characters, but that did not happen in this one. Seth and Penelope's individual issues with marriage were mentioned, but not overdone. The entire romance developed very well. My only issue was that reasons behind the entire wedding sabotage premise was just too ridiculous to be believable.
Jamie DeBree
May 30, 2011 Jamie DeBree rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for a cautious, wounded heroine, and this book did not disappoint. The super hot, hunky, wounded hero just added to the angst and made the ending that much sweeter. Loved it. Highly recommend!
Sep 11, 2012 Yona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I just couldn't stand Penelope. She was a full control freak - she had to know and be a part of everything, she just don't leave any space for breathing.

Seth was a great guy, but Pen just ruined the book for me.
Feb 16, 2011 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.
Aug 31, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually, for a romance novel, this one was pretty good. It had a nice plot. I would remember the characters of this book, but, maybe not the book itself. So, that says something.
Marie Jermy
Feb 02, 2012 Marie Jermy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rhonda Nelson never fails to deliver. The Wild Card, as with the other seven Men Out of Uniform books, is brilliantly written, funny and hot hot hot.
Lisa C
May 10, 2011 Lisa C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
They're like jellybeans. You can't eat just one. Actually, I liked this one well enough to seek out others in the series.
Despite a level of cheese a Wisconsinite would be proud of at the beginning, I really enjoyed this book
Sep 03, 2011 Maura rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
What can I say Harlequin all the way!
Feb 09, 2013 Lea marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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