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Wild About Rachel

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Wrestling alligators might be easier than falling in love...

Former debutante Rachel Hansworth longs for the days when “alligator” was followed by “pumps” or “handbag.” Broke, Rachel takes the only job she can find: removing nuisance animals from Florida homes. Unfortunately, fighting the attraction to her boss proves more difficult than wrestling a gator.  

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ebook, 250 pages
Published September 22nd 2014 by Entangled: Select
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Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and original story from debut author Blaire Edens! Wild About Rachel traps you right from the start as the wildlife adventure continues to crescendo . The two main characters, Rachel Hansworth and Mark Winters, have a unique chemistry and their relationship is complete with desire, excitement and conquering fear. Ms. Edens is an terrific storyteller and her words kept me engaged from the very first sentence, "You want me to wrestle what?"

I loved Rachel's character. She grew up a debut
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
What’s a girl to do when she’s used to living like a socialite and is now facing the possibility of living like a pauper because she’s short on cash, and works at a job she hates? Well if you’re Rachel, you look for a new job of course, and you end up working with an old classmate who has a secret. This old classmate just happens to work in the animal extermination and retrieval business. Thing is she absolutely hates scaly things, so overcoming this is a big hurtle if she takes it. Her former c ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Well, this turned out to be a pretty good read! I'm always a little weary about debut novels because you most of the time, when it comes to writing, practice makes perfect! So my expectations were not set too high, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved both Mark & Rachel's characters. Both strong and determined and likeable! The story was really cute. Yes, it had some expected moments/cliches, but very well written and fun! I loved the whole rich princess looses everything and has to work ...more
N. Kuhn
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Big Man Here Now. Me Alpha. You Not Worry. Me Fix." Lines like this sprinkled throughout the book will have you giggling. The author is witty and fun. The plot of a down on her luck debutante and a geek from her past makes a wonderful story. There's a real romance but it's still sexy. This is a super cute story and sweet romance. Some situations will have you squirming, but more from fear, not being sexy! Hah, this was a good romance read and well worth the purchase.
Kelley Schmidt
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very good debut novel from Blaire Edens. I was so interested in finding out what was going to happen that I stayed up late to finish this one. Very well written with a good pace and true life emotions. It's a fun story with very likable characters that are both strong and determined. I look forward to reading many more books by this new author.
Bette Hansen
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun story to read from a new to me author. Can't wait to read more from her. In this book we have two people who went to high school together getting reacquainted. Both have issues to deal with and the journey they take is both humorous and heartwarming. This is one I would definitely recommend.
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A girl who grew up in the Country Club lifestyle is forced to start over .........funny, touching and very romantic . Full review to follow.....
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
When I was first offered a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review I was a little wary. I'm one of those people that checks reviews and Goodreads author pages, and I saw this was a new author. I'm so glad I took the chance on reading it. It's books like this that help me keep my sanity after a long work day. Not too heavy, and not too light. One of my favorite things is when an author can tell a story with something horribly sad, such as losing someone, and still add levity throughou ...more
Gigi staub
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-entangled
Wrestling alligators might be easier than falling in love...

Former debutante Rachel Hansworth longs for the days when “alligator” was followed by “pumps” or “handbag.” Broke, Rachel takes the only job she can find: removing nuisance animals from Florida homes. Unfortunately, fighting the attraction to her boss proves more difficult than wrestling a gator.

Army veteran Mark Winters needs help with his business, but he wants Rachel more. He must honor a promise to his dying mother and find a fianc
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
From wild animals to wild sex, WILD ABOUT RACHEL is nonstop fun from beginning to end.

Rachel Hansworth Morrow was NOT going to wrestle alligators. Ever. But when former classmate Mark Winters makes her an offer she can't refuse, she really has no other choice but to accept the job at Wild Things. Mark needed an assistant to help him corral wild animals, but he also needs a "lady" to fulfill his dying mother's wish that he finds a classy woman to settle down with. Rachel can help with both of tho
Sara Beth
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: chick-lit fans, contemporary romance fans
Wild About Rachel by Blaire Edens kept me turning the pages (okay, e-reader pages) because I wanted to see what happened next. If you took one of the stars of Gator Boys, made him super hot, and gave him a sexy former-cheerleader-now-broke debutante to work with, you have a rough idea of the plot. Rachel, the main character, is used to wearing Prada and alligator shoes. She’s terrified of almost all wild critters, yet she overcomes this fear to not only make herself a stronger woman but also in ...more
Denise Van plew
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first time reading this author and even though it looked ok was not quite sure. I opened it up and right away I am found to be privy to Rachel's job interview with old class mate Mark who now runs a business that rescues and relocates wild animals and such. She really needs a better paying job than the one she has and well quite frankly he needs her. He is trying to honor promises to his mother whom is ill one being a fiancee and one a college degree. He definitely remembers her from ...more
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entangled
Wild about Rachel is one of those wonderful, sweet stories that you can read and read and reread all over again a million times.

The story is sweet and intriguing. The characters are fabulously written and well developed. The writing is beautiful, as well.

Everything about this book screams too sweet to handle!!

It’s a real story about real characters who face real problems, like family and health issues, hurt and betrayal, financial struggles. We watch the characters deal with their problems and h
Stacy Reid
So I started this book with the intention to only read the first chapter. Did not work. I stayed up the whole night reading and it was a great distraction from the fact my mom is very ill. At a point where I feel really low and worried, this book had the capacity to make me laugh. I loved the snark and the humor interwoven throughout the entire book. I really liked Rachel and Mark together. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sweet, steamy, funny, fake fiancé trope romance.

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Wild About Rachel, was a cute, quirky and funny romance about second chances at love. For Rachel, who was about to finalize her divorce, getting a job from an old high school classmate wasn't exactly part of any lifelong plan. Not to mention that this job entailed catching wild animals caught in the deep jungles of the Florida suburbs, alligators included. Meeting Mark again was the only plus side. Mark never really dreamed that he would meet Rachel again after high school. They were from two di ...more
Amanda Menninga
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
I read Wild About Rachel last night. Former high school classmates meet in a job interview. Mark was the nerd who used to tutor Rachel the popular cheerleader. After high school Mark went into the Army and got a hot body. Rachel married a preppy boy who left her high and broke.

Mark hires Rachel in his wild animal relocation business on one condition, that she pretends to date him so his dying mother thinks he is finally going to marry a lady.

A funny story. Mark and Rachel each have their own b
Anna Lenhart
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rachel is a soon to be divorcee, who is facing forclosure, and works a crappy waitressing job. The story opens when she applies for a job with Mark, whom she went to high school with but ignored becuase he was a nerd. Mark runs a wildlife control management in Florida, and has a mother who is slowly dying.

Mark convinces Rachel to work for him and pretend to be his fiancée, she reluctantly agrees. As the story unfold Rachel confronts her fears of snakes and armadillos. Mark, a former solder feel
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rachel used to be a debutante and married, but now she's broke, getting divorced and takes the only job she can get. Mark is an Army vet and needs help with his new business that relocates nuisance animals.....besides he had a crush on Rachel when they were in school together.
He hires Rachel...he still wildly attracted to her but afraid to trust his heart again. Marks mother is dying and he asks Rachel to be a pretend girlfriend to make her happy. They work well together, she's becoming a strong
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wild About Rachel was fun, heartwarming, realistic, and tender. I loved this story. It was compassionate. It was so sweet. Mark and Rachel were a delight to read. I loved their interactions and chemistry. Funny how they could not keep their lips off each other. The buildup to their get together was fantastic, and realistic. And during the angsty part of the book for me was very real, how I would handle it. I loved their whole story and both their relationships with his mom - loved her! I only wi ...more
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fast paced story that I thoroughly enjoyed by debut author, Blaire Edens. Meet Rachel and Mark. They went to high school together, now fast forward a few years. Rachel, rich girl down on her luck needs a job. Mark hires her to remove nuisance animals and to be his pretend girlfriend, a wish of his dying mother. I really enjoyed the journey that these two made in the healing of their prior relationships and moving forward in life. This book had me laughing out loud at times.
Highly recommend fo
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
When you read a book and neither hate nor love it? That's now. I'm struggling as to what to write as I'm not quite sure what didn't make the grade for me. I think it's the connection between the two characters, it doesn't feel genuine. I like the storyline, a school nerd turned handsome alpha & spoilt cheerleader a humble hardworking woman.
Tabatha The Librarian Pope
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
One of the best reads I've had in a while. I giggled thru the whole story. Witty dialogue. Clever story line. Well done!
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a great read. Rachel and Mark story is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade and follow your heart.
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it

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I got a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange of an honest review

Wild about Rachel was a sweet and cute read.
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