Published by Silhouette on January 1st 1993
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Landlocked in Manhattan, rough-and-ready seaman Zackary Muldoon needed a street-smart, two-fisted attorney to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. What he got was a long-legged lady lawyer clad in sophisticated silks. Public defender Rachel Stanislaki made Zack's blood boil...and his loins ache.
No endless voyage had ever had him hungering for a female the way one day in court with this woman did. He'd have to give Rachel a wide berth...before she trimmed his sails forever...and anchored him with unquenchable desire.
Recently I re-read Waiting for Nick by Nora Roberts, and it reminded me how much I really love The Stanislaski series. So I had to read another favorite, Falling for Rachel by Nora Roberts. Falling for Rachel is definitely one of my favorite Nora Roberts’s books.
Rachel is the youngest of the four Stanislaski siblings, and she’s my favorite (although I love them all!). She’s a public defender lawyer, and she takes her job super seriously. Rachel is one strong woman, and I love that about her. She meets Zack through a new client of hers, Nick, a teenage boy. Nick is Zach’s stepbrother, and he’s gotten into some trouble. Soon Rachel and Zack are thrown together as they both try to help Nick, and, well, I bet you can guess that they fall for each other.
As I mentioned, Rachel is one strong, independent woman, and she isn’t one to get all doe-eyed over a man. When she first meets Zack, well, they don’t really get off to a great start. I sure love when the two love interests in a romance are bickering with each other. Zack is a pretty competent and sexy guy. After some time in the Navy, he now runs the bar his father started. It takes a certain kind of guy that won’t let Rachel walk all over him, and Zack is that guy. He’s tough, but he’s also loveable and kind and he loves that Rachel is a strong, successful woman too.
In any romance I’m always rooting for the hero and heroine to get together. But the best romances make it clear that the hero and heroine BELONG together; that they are a perfect match. And that is exactly the case with Zack and Rachel. I love that there isn’t a whole lot of angst or anything. It is the sort of romance that I would want for myself.
So, basically, if you like contemporary romance, get yourself a copy of Falling for Rachel by Nora Roberts. It may be an oldie, but it sure as hell is a goodie.
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