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Acclaimed for a "skillful blend of supernatural thrills and romance that is sure to entice reader" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now explores the dark past of a woman on the run - and her darker desires for the only man left she dares to trust... What has she done? With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treac ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published 2004
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Sarah

“Someone was trying to kill her.”



This was an adult paranormal romance featuring leopard shifters.
(This is the second book in the Leopard people series.)

Rio and Rachael were both strong characters in this story. Both had been hunted before, and both knew how to take care of themselves, even when that led to further problems! I felt quite sorry for Rachael, as it seemed like her problems weren’t of her own making, and for her to then be injured and unable to take care of herself really bothered
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Sandra
Rachael Lospostos is leaving her old life behind by traveling to the rain forest (with a new name and a new identity) on a medical relief boat full of medical supplies for regions in need. When the boat she is on stops the passengers get ambushed by bandits with guns and Rachael flees into the rain forest. While hiding out in a tree house she falls asleep and gets woken by a leopard that attacks her by biting her leg. There is also a man there, with the leopards, who ends up tending to her injur ...more
Sophia Triad
May 16, 2017 Sophia Triad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifters, leopards
Rio Santana & Rachael Lospostos
Settings: Borneo


Rachel has run away from danger. She disappeared from her home in the States with a new identity in order not to be murdered by her drug-lord uncle. Her parents were murdered when Rachel and her brother Elijah were children. Her uncle let them live and her brother has been heavily involved in the drug empire.
What Elijah never told her is that he can shift into a leopard and that possibly she can shift too but this has not happened yet.

Rio is a
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Reread – 1st read in Sep 2013
The 2nd book in this series and what a fabulous world Christine Feehan has created.
From vampires to leopard shifters – from the Carpathian Mountains to the rainforests of Borneo, the wilds of America….and just as captivating.
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Rio Santana lives a life of solitude with two snow leopard cubs for company in his home hidden away in the rainforest.
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He discovers Rachael Lospostos in his home. After faking her death, she flees far away from her home to escape assassins
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Although it had a little bit of a slow start, Wild Rain turned out to be another winner for me. I can see how Christine Feehan's writing style doesn't work for everyone. She is very wordy. But I like that she really puts a lot of detail into descriptions of the setting and the feelings of the characters. It adds to the atmosphere and the emotional intensity of her stories, which is why she's a favorite of mine.

Ah, the jungle descriptions. Simply gorgeous. I wanted to be there, so bad, except for
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Lover of Romance
Wild Rain is the second in the Leopard series, and one that once I had finished felt deeply satisfied. I It is my favorite among the series so far, it was a intense but tender love story between two people that find themselves drawn into a suspenseful plot that will send them both fighting for their lives.

Rachel Lospostos, is a young woman where life has been unjustly cruel to her, and those that she has come to care for. Rachael's parents were killed when she was young, and she and her brother
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Tilly Slaton
Nov 28, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling ride through the survival of a leopard attack, torturous pain, fever and past life confusion.

Wild Rain is the second book in Christine Feehan’s leopard series. This book is the story of Rio and Rachael.

Rio is a male shape-shifting leopard who has been banished from the village of his people. He works with a team that rescues or assassinates psycho bad dudes.

Rachael (I’ll be vague because I refuse to write a spoiler heh) is running from her past. She flees to the rainforest in attempt
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Cassandra
Dec 07, 2016 Cassandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

I own this book in paperback, and it is the 2nd book in the series and a full novel. This is for adults only due to the steamy content.

I loved Rio and Rachael’s story. It was full of action and twists and turns. I especially loved Fritz and Franz. Rachael is full of spirit and stands for what she believes in. They both have a past that they aren’t really interested in sharing. Rio has
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Shari Kay
Apr 27, 2017 Shari Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
2.25 ✭

Meh

So Rachael is running. She thinks she can get lost in the Rainforest. She's prepared for it. Taken some defense classes, read a lot, rock climbed and packed a thong. She's ready to rough it. *eyeroll* She makes her grand escape and winds up stumbling across Rio's home and like Goldilocks, makes herself at home.

Rio is just getting back from another tough mission rescuing kidnapped/ransom victims from jungle crime lords. It's what he does. He's tired and cranky and thinks an assassin has
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Delta
3.5 stars ~ On to the next one. ;D
Jennifer Wardrip
Christine Feehan has once again launched her readers into a world where anything can, and usually does, happen---with a nice, big dose of the sexy paranormal thrown in. Feehan fans and newcomers alike won't be able to help being enthralled by the lush setting of this book, the hunky hero, the sleek jaguars of the jungle, and a heroine who is too damn spunky to let a little matter of being hunted get her down. Definitely a winner!
Ansu
Mar 12, 2012 Ansu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG what an amazing book!!!!!. I have not been reading this series in order but not to worry as you do not miss out on anything in the history of this amazing race, CF makes sure that you are aware of the history and background. If you love shifters together with a hot alpha male then read this one as Rio and Rachael will not disappoint. I cannot wait to see if Elijah will get his own story.
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Jun 30, 2011 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: source-to-sort
The second story in Christine Feehans Leopard people series. Its set in a beautiful and dangerous rain forest. This book pulls readers in from page one and doesnt let go until the last word has been read.
John
Dec 23, 2012 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Progression of Reading a Good Christine Feehan Book:

25%: What the hell is going on? Why is the heroine so capable but then immediately put into a position where the hero has to take care of her? WE KNOW HE'S A LEOPARD SHIFTER ALREADY, JESUS. THAT'S THE POINT OF THE BOOK. Oh, look, random research about leopards. This is going to be a long book...

50%: This is getting a lot better, but I still can't believe that they're totally doing it even though his pet leopard NEARLY BIT HER LEG OFF in the fir
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SheLove2Read
Feb 09, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, well, well. My first wallbanger of the year and its from one of my favorite authors.

In a nutshell, this book sucked.

- no character development. if there's a prequel to this book it would have been nice to have read it. apparently it explains a whole heck of a lot of things.

-heroine is stupid. she is VIOLENTLY attacked by the hero's "pet leopards", nearly has her leg torn off, suffers days and weeks of fever and infection and then one day she magically "gets over it" because the hero expl
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Dina
Note to self: Do not buy this book. You've already read it in Fever.
Dee
Re-read May 2015 rating 4 Stars

Originally read 2011 rated 4 Stars
Lolita de libros
This was my first Christine Feehan book. I was under the impression she was cheezy, because of the common complaint in several reviews, make fun of her always using 'velvet sheath' as her romantic, hot sexy vagina word. They were right, it is overly used. Velvet is dry and somewhat fuzzy, so it bugged me too!! SOooo sorry!! Other authors use better words, descriptions, and don't over use the description. I got to where I skipped those parts entirely.

Overall, though, it was a pretty good story.
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Christine
Aug 11, 2010 Christine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
This book had an intriguing premise. I love the shape-shifting leopard people and the wild jungle setting.

There were two huge problems with this book that kept me from loving the story. First, this author made the common error of thinking that she could create drama by withholding information. This seems to happen in romance more than other genres, the information coming out when one confesses to the other, but in this case, by the time it came out, I was past the point of caring. It was just to
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Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
The more I read of this series the more I love it! Rio and Rachael were the perfect couple and I loved both of their characters. Both strong, both selfless they seemed to be a perfect match, suited perfectly to each other so it made total sense to me that they were soul mates.

I also really loved the descriptions of the rainforest. Feehan really brought that setting alive and as I was reading, I remembered how delicate and important such environments are.

A really great romantic read; not every
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Pete
Feb 13, 2014 Pete rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feehan-christine
Wild Rain is book 2 of Christine Feehan’s series Leopard People. The Awakening, book 1, I was immediately attracted to Christine’s eloquent and detailed descriptions of rain forests and the significant role the climatic conditions play in the background. This landscape provide a huge amount of natural medicines even used today, and some are even exposed in this entertaining book as brown pastes and other salves.

Christine’s world building allows readers to experience all of the nuances of the lan
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Karyn
Sep 02, 2009 Karyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars.
Very interesting story this
After the meh first book The Awakening, Wild Rain was a great read. Rachael has come to the Borneo rain forest on the run from her past. Trying to stage her own death and begin a new life in the forest, she ends up in Rio's home, thinking its only a dwelling for travellers
Rio is one of the leopard people and has 2 clouded leopards as his companions. He thinks she’s one of the poachers and in the scuffle that follows his snow leopard hurts Rachael. Rio then
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Amy
Jan 02, 2012 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the series was definitely better than the first. I absolutely adored the interactions between Rio and Rachel. I get so sick of whiny heroines who can't do anything for themselves and need a big, strong man to do everything for them. And on the flip side, I hate the heroines who are so over-the-top feminist that they could turn washing their hands into an argument about the unfair treatment of women, or some bull mess like that. Rachel and Rio both gave as well as they took, a ...more
Kathrynn
Dec 24, 2007 Kathrynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
Book #2 in the Leopard series and it really ticked me off how this book was marketed. It is not NEW, but repackaged.

Warning A,: If you already have the book "Fever" you already have this book! "Fever" includes: "Wild Rain" (book #2) and "The Awakening" (book #1) in the Leopard Series. It's a large-size paperback.

This copy of "Wild Rain" is identical except the print is very small and it's in a mass market paperback. So get out a magnifying glass to read it.

Warning B,: If you already have the b
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Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I was surprised and happy to start Wild Rain on audio and find out Renee Raudman was narrating. I really like her narrating the Kate Daniels series, and I enjoyed her in Wild Rain, but I kept thinking of Curran instead of Rio.

Anyhow I wasn't sure I was such a fan of Christine Feehan's writing style, but I really enjoyed Wild Rain. Rio and Rachael we great together and while the story dragged at times, the characters more than made up for it. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Leopard
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Sunny
Sep 22, 2016 Sunny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
This book is a lush as the setting. The erotic quotient is through the roof and I really, really enjoyed the world building. Christine Feehan is a very detailed writer and that might be a problem for some. This is not a fast-paced book. I'm hoping that because this is book one, the time world-building is well spent for book two.
Tasneem
Boring, predictable and not at all filled with a realistic view of the world. The settings are exotic but the writer contiues to have white characters in these locations. People there are not white, surely the writing can reflect that a bit more.
Gamatst
Jan 14, 2010 Gamatst rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 4 1/2 star read. I enjoyed this book a lot, it drug a little in spots but was really good from the time the details about Rachel's brother are known until the end.




Christine Anna  Kirchoff
I read this awhile ago but I never rated it on here. Fabulous series!
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paran ...more
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Leopard People (10 books)
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  • Leopard's Prey (Leopard People, #6)
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