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Falling for Rachel

(The Stanislaskis #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  5,187 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Silhouette Special Edition, April 1993 #810; That Special Woman Series; mass market paperback; no remainder mark nor any other marks of any kind; creased slanted spine; vertical full length crease at the center of the front cover; rub wear to covers; no bookstore stickers; no bookstore labels; smoke-free; ships quickly in a protective bubble mailer; for even quicker ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 253 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Silhouette
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Rating 3.5
I enjoyed this, the heroine is a public defender assigned a case of a young nineteen year held on burglary charges, she likes him, he's got a good lost vibe and then she meets the hero Zack who shouts on her and then she finds out that he is the step-brother of her client and willing to step up to save his brother even is his brother is too angry to want help.

Rachel somehow manages a supervisory deal for Nick, with her as the guardian which keeps bringing her in contact with Zack and
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Always a quick but good read. I thought I had lost this book but found it in the garage. I should've been working on lesson plans, but oops.
When I'm stressed out and just overwhelmed, there is nothing like a Nora Roberts story to help me relax.
May 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was the only Stanislaski book I hadn't read yet and I'm so glad I finally got a copy. Rachel is a public defender who got tagged with helping Nick. He had been caught robbing an electronics store, but she could see that he wasn't a hardened criminal. The judge assigned her to coguardian Nick along with his stepbrother Zack. There were sparks between the two from the beginning, but Rachel tried to keep things professional. Zack wasn't having any part of that - he was deeply attracted to her ...more
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Falling for Rachel is about Rachel Stanislaski, a public defender. Rachel has made her job as public defender her life. She does little, except with her family, when she is not working. It is not that she doesn’t want a life; she just doesn’t have time for one. Now, she is rushing to court to defend a young gang member who is being tried on burglary charges. The problem is that the arresting officer is her own brother who did nothing wrong with his arrest. The judge decides on a different ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book these two where made for each other can't wait to read more books by Nora Roberts
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nora-roberts
Wow, now this is a love twisted story in the middle of New York City, oh yes definitely twisted but beautiful, beautifully passionate. It also shows its not easy it's tangled but worth it.

So the public defender Rachel Stanislaski (the youngest of the Stanislaski's) was assigned to Nick LeBeck ( he was 19 years old) who was actually caught by her own brother ( the youngest of the male Stanislaki's) yes he was a cop detective really so though Alex and Rachel worked in he same building they had
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Since I read Nick and Freddie's story before everyone else's, it was great seeing how Nick and Zack became part of the family. I love that Rachel was independent and strong, and so was Zack. I like that it was Alex who caught Nick, and how Nick really wasn't a bad kid, just lost and looking to belong. I liked how Rachel and Alex work in similar fields but always have a rivalry going on. I like how Zack and Rachel met, and how they both have fiery tempers and kind of hated each other a little. I ...more
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, lawyer
this is one of my favorites if not my favorite in the series. first i have a soft spot for any book featuring lady lawyers being that i will hopefully be one in less than 3 years. now i could never be a defense attorney because sometimes you have to take cases where you know the client is guilty and i could never do that but it is a necessary job and this character epitomizes everything i wish the system could be (there are far too many sleazy lawyers as a whole esp in the criminal system). ...more
Tatiana Lammers
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started The Stanislaskis series backwards - with Waiting for Nick/ Considering Kate, and realized there were more books. I absolutely love these books. And Falling for Rachel, the book about Rachel, the youngest of the Stanislaskis’ sibling, is not an exception. Besides, it was great to read the story of Nick from the very beginning (and see the great ending in 'Waiting for Nick'). The book is very easy to read. It keeps you wanting for more. Being a Russian native myself I really like the way ...more
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I love books from Nora Roberts but I prefer her older books over the category romance. Anyway, this is the last book in this series that I haven't read yet. And I can totally agree that this is probably one of the best ones.

Rachel is a defender of the office assigned to Nick who is accused of stealing. This is how she meets his very attractive brother, Zack. Unusual decision of the judge makes Zack and Rachel spend a lot of time together.

I enjoyed the characters and the story. Especially, when I
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story between Rachel and Zack, it was really romantic and with a lot of passion. At first it was really with all this things that happen with Nick, how he was always being rejected and how he didn't trust anybody cause everyone turn their backs on him and i kind of felt related with him. It was also kind of sad how Nick was all sad when he found out about Zack and Rachel, how he was all heartbroken because the woman he loved didn't loved him back, and I related to that too. This book ...more
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 14+ and mature
This is perhaps the, I don't know how many, time I have read this story. May I just say it is terrific. All the stories in this series are but this one has a particular place for me. I love how just when someone is feeling like life just doesn't matter any more, something happens to change everything. There are many elements to this story that keep me coming back. As I don't want to spoil anything ... just read it, you won't regret it.

I highly recommend this story to 14+ due to some mild sexual
Kate Millin
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel is a lawyer working for 2 years in the Public Defence office. She is good at her job, and works hard, especially for those who her instinct tells her have ended up in court because of bad breaks. When she is assigned Nick's case she also meets his step brother Zack Muldoon who wants to take responsibility for helping Nick to turn her life around. She manages to get Nick released to Zack's guardianship but the unconventional judge assigns her as guardian. ...more
ms bookjunkie
Story: Old favorite comfort read. Still works for me. *happy sigh* 5 stars

Narration: Good basic narrative, acceptable to good voices, good accents. Inappropriate intonation of words or parts of sentences, and IMO a your/you're mispronunciation. 3 stars
Quinn's Book Nook
I really quite like the Stanisklaski series. Full review to come soon.
Sue Haberman
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

this series is not what I expected. loved the first 3 so far and I'm sure I won't be disappointed in the last three.
Jordan (jordan_nb)
Feb 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Look at this book cover. Classic.

Also, classic NR. Easy and fun read. Not my favorite characters but oh well.
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Aisha Oaktree
Originally Reviewd on Bewitching Bibliophile

This is the third siblings' story, and this is Rachel the only one born here in the US. A lawyer by trade she's living the life she wants in midtown Manhattan in a shoebox of an apartment (because really it's what she can afford on her shoestring paycheck), but she's made it hers. I really enjoy these family stories where they get along so well and are tight-knit because that's my family, and they are also immigrants which make this also relatable.
Debbie Lesley
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Have to say, this was not one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. The characters were too much of what they were expected to be, like type-casting in a movie. In fact, I could almost picture the actors who could play these roles.

The hot-headed kid, n very felt loved, who was part of a gang....the one left to get in trouble. The older brother who had left him....made him feel deserted. The two coming together like oil water for a while until there is a realization from each that the other brother
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good solid story and of course it is about a Stanislaski so nothing more to be said.
Rachel is the youngest sibling and the only one born in America, to her chagrin. She works as a public defender. A quirky judge makes her guardian of a mixed up wanna be gang member. Unfortunately this also brings her into regular contact with his hunky step brother.
These two fight their attraction all the way.
A few emotional hiccups later and Nick the young boy steps up in a big way.
Great spending time with this
Charlene Rowe
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A series I somehow missed

I thought I'd read all of Nora Roberts series but I somehow missed this gem. It's like finding the treasure. From the characters to plot development, this author just does everything right. This story about a fractured family, their struggles to connect and the lawyer helping them connect the dots...oh yeah, and the romance that develops. Hope none of that seems like spoiler. I can hardly wait to start the next one.
May 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Now this book exemplified why I'm not a big fan of romance. Almost three-fourths of the book talks about how sexy the heroine's legs are and how handsome the hero is. This book had all the stereotypes imaginable and was so predictable. This was the first book that I read of Nora Roberts and I had a lot of expectations since she is such a popular author.
frances Norris
SAn sa

An easy read. A very cosy entertaining study of a lawyer and two brothers. Keeps your attention as the story unfolds. I very much enjoyed the story of the romance of Rachel and Muldoon and the turn of events that climax at the conclusion.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True Nora Roberts

Once you get caught up in a Nora Roberts series, you can't stop until they are all read. As usual she keeps you wanting more until the last page is read. I love her characters!
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rachel who is a public defender helps Zach with his delinquent brother. The brother must have them both as guardians supervising him to stay out of jail. Will this lead to a relationship for them or will it tear them apart??
May 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am an avid reader of Nora Roberts. Unfortunately, this is the most formulaic romance I have ever read by her. I found the characters poorly developed and the events entirely predictable. This won't stop me from reading other Nora Roberts books, but I think I'll skip this series.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: russian
I don’t know if the books are getting better or if I’m just loving how she is weaving this series together. It’s great to see each of the siblings in their own light, but great to catch up with everyone too! Very much a family affair
Kat Ashworth
Interesting little twist on Nora Roberts romantic formula.
Martha C Burgess

Different kind of romance, I enjoyed it very much. Bringing different cultures is great. I am in a mix culture relationship, and usually is harder to deal with some issues.
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Other books in the series

The Stanislaskis (6 books)
  • Taming Natasha (The Stanislaskis, #1)
  • Luring a Lady (The Stanislaskis, #2)
  • Convincing Alex (The Stanislaskis, #4)
  • Waiting for Nick (The Stanislaskis, #5)
  • Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, #6)
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