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Christine Feehan
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Wild Rain (Leopard People #2)

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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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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Tilly Slaton
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...more
Dina
Note to self: Do not buy this book. You've already read it in Fever.
John
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...more
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....more
Christine
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...more
Pete
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...more
SheLove2Read
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...more
Karyn
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...more
Amy
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Abby Min
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Gamatst
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.




Mindy
I guess I felt like this story could have been halved and been just as interesting.
Kirsten Lenius
Rachel Lospostos is fleeing into the rainforest, away from an assassin who will stop at nothing to see her dead. She manages to slip away from an attack and disappears into the jungle, finding a small house that is furnished, but unoccupied. There will be issues when Rio, the homeowner gets back.

This is the second in Feehan's Leopard People series. Each story seems to bring together a two people who are destined to be together. There is a lot of sex in the story, so if you are bothered by that,...more
Oleta Blaylock
This is the second story in the Leopard series. This is about Rio Santana and Rachel Lospostos. Rio is a wonderful character. I hurt for him because he is so lonely and doesn't even realize how lonely until Rachel shows up. Rio has lived by his self for years only interacting with the team of shifters that rescue hostages taken by bandits along the river near his rain forest home. He is a man that any of us reading this story would love in our home loving us as he does Rachel. He is caring, comp...more
Emily
Rachael Lospostos has had kind of a hard life to this point. Her family is in up to their eyeballs in all kinds of nefarious activities and, while that money has provided Rachael with everything money can buy, it hasn't provided safety, security, protection, or love. So, Rachael seizes on the opportunity to create a new life for herself and runs for it to the jungles of Indonesia. Her family isn't willing to let her go that easily, though, and attempts on her life are made left and right, with a...more
Kerra
I've read a couple of Christine Feehan books (Including Burning Wild from the shape-shifter series) and I think this is one of my favourites. There was a really good story line, and the characters were really interesting.

The tortured hero has sort of been getting on my nerves lately (I mean, seriously, it seems like they all have some deep dark secret in their past...maybe that's what makes them so interesting, but I find it a little repetative) but I thought Rio's story was really different an...more
Alyssa :::Riverina Romantics:::
Posted At: Riverina Romantics
Rating: 3.5 out of 5*
Romance Rating: 3 out of 5 <3

Warning: do not stay in a random house you find in the middle of the rain forest. Leopards may shred your legs to bits — which may lead to true love.

At least that’s how it happened for Rachael. Never mind the fact that she’s trying to escape an assassin hot on her trail.

I thought Rachael was an amazing heroine. After trying to convince her lovely assassin friends that she drowned in a freak storm, she holds up in a...more
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...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
A shapeshifting Tarzan meets a Dolce and Gabbana Jane in this fast moving exciting novel in the Leopard People series.

Description:

To escape an assassin, Rachel finds sanctuary in the rainforest, where the most exotic of all creatures walks: Rio. But when he unleashes his secret animal instincts, Rachel fears that her isolated haven could become an inescapable hell...

My Thoughts,

A bit of a slow start led to a fast paced sorry with a hero to die for in Rio...Leopard, jungleman and all round mascu...more
Curse of the Bibliophile
Love can be found in the strangest of places and at the most unlikely of times, but it is at the right time and the right place for love.
“Wild Rain” is one of my absolute favorite books written by Christine Feehan. I loved Rio and felt that he was quite possibly one of the sweetest hero’s I have ever come across. He is so lonely and he deserved much more than what he got from his elders. I was so happy when he found Rachel they are so great together. It took a while for Rio to warm up to Rachel...more
mlady_rebecca
From an email dated 10/26/2004:

For some reason, I just loved that scene in "Wild Rain". It was before the Rachael realized that Rio really could shapechange. He does this very cat-like stretch against the wall, then she notices the claw marks. She's looking at the little clouded leopards, realizing they couldn't stretch that high.

And from LJ (10/25/2004):

Just finished Christine Feehan's "Wild Rain". It was really good. I've read all the Carpathian books to date, and they've become a tad predicta...more
Snarky Mom
I find many ebooks to fall into three categories. The novella... the novel... and the novel that should have been a novella (well, make it four categories & add in the novella that should have been expanded to a novel). Unfortunately, for me, Wild Rain was a novel that would have been better as a novella. When I find myself skimming pages & then going back to READ them, and realizing that by skimming I actually had missed ZIP of the plot, well, then I really wish I was reading a novella....more
Adele
Without fully realising it, I've read this book after the third instalment. I preferred Rio to Jake (the protagonist in the third book) but the plot did not feel as intense as Burning Wild. It was still an excellent read and Rachael was a classic Feehan heroine - strong, determined and human (as human as a shifter can be described!). I loved the romance of the story and I definitely intend to read the rest of this series!
Felicia (Ferishia)
I really like this series and so far this one is my favorite. Rio lives in the rain forest and everyone living there abides by his rules. Rachel is running away, trying to escape from a horrible situation she was forced into. Their meeting was not the best of circumstance, but they manage to make the best of it. Then their attraction to each other hits and they both feel like they've known each other in a past life. But what Rachel is running from could get them both killed. So the hunt begins.

T...more
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...more
Esra
they married ...


Feci bir seri değil ama bazen insanı bezdirdiğide oluyor. Mesela Rachael'ın birşeyden birinden kaçtığını biliyoruz ,geçmişini ve neden kaçtığını son 25 sayfada öğreniyoruz. Aslında tahminde edebiliyoruz ama abisininmi kötü amcasınınmı olduğunu tam kestiremiyorsunuz.sonuçta karşımıza ne yaptıysam senin iyiliğin için yaptım kardeşim diyen elijah çıkıyor. sevilesi sıkılası elijah :D Neyse uzun uzadıya yorum yapacak halim olmadığından burada kesiyorum . seriye üçüncü kitabı ile deva...more
Dana Nelson
A review states (and I agree!): "Suspense often takes a backseat to the protagonists’ romantic feelings…" I thought this panther shape-shifter idea was AWESOME! However, there was waaaaay too much sex (aka romance). It really got in the way of the story. You just want them to get over their hormones so you can get to the more exciting stuff.

CF is really good at painting the scenery, as well as the plot. You can easily visualize the rain forest and the story as it unfolds. The story behind the he...more
Erin
I love a good shifter story. This one had the goods….but something about it rubbed me the wrong way.
The “ Rachel. Rachel. Rachel. Rachel. Rachel.” In every sentence. Yes. We know you are talking to the ONLY other person in the house.
Rachel didn’t seemed bother by the fact that this man could shift, that a huge leopard was walking around in the house rubbing himself up against her naked body. Huh? Wasn’t she just having nightmares about that? All of a sudden she is OK with it? I won’t get into...more
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7...more
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