REVIEW!! The Story of Rachel by K.D. McLean

Excerpt from Amazon:

Rachel Collins is praying. And not for world peace. Thirty six years old and single, her prayer is self-centered. “Kill me now, Lord,” she pleads during her latest attempt to meet Mr. Right via the internet.

She’s not hoping for a billionaire or even a millionaire, just a guy who can strike a spark to her tinder! Is she asking too much? She’s a great gal! Just ask her parents! She might be a bit naive about some things, but capable enough- she’s a correspondent for a major magazine, after all. So there!

On assignment she meets Michael, 42 years old, also a writer. The attraction is immediate and intense. Rachel, who sees vanilla as only a baking ingredient, enchants him. Michael can whip up some pretty hot delights himself, outside of the kitchen. He introduces a curious Rachel to powerful experiences of sensuality. Her Ladylike sense of propriety engages in a running battle with her now sparked Tinderbox desires.

Michael is an excellent cook and knows how to turn up the heat. Sampling the flavors offered, Rachel experiences humorous hiccups. On a date, Michael ramps up the risqué, resulting in a memorable skirt swirling salsa dance. Rachel’s “What the hell, I ain’t getting any younger” attitude spurs Michael to take her to the exclusive, adults only club Pandora’s. Here, Rachel witnesses even more variations of earthly delights, and begins a lifelong friendship with another guest.

Michael is a realist, convinced that within 90 days, his affair with Rachel will be but another painful memory of loss. He is neither willing nor able to yell ‘Geronimo’ and fall for her. He can’t, and that’s that.

Maybe he should just get a damn dog.

This modern, urban, grown up love story is a recipe –three cups romance and one cup of slapdash humor. Blend in spices of eroticism, and beat until smooth.


I absolutely loved Rachel!  She is the type of woman that everyone ends up friending.  She has that combination of sensual innocence that makes us want to be around her. 

Rachel is a writer working on a piece for her paper.  Her assistant, Brenda, thinks it is hysterical that she is working on an erotic art show.  While at the show, and exposed to art that makes her tingle, she meets Michael.  Michael is everything her body has been craving and the stimulation that her mind demands.  I have to stop here and say that I thought Michael was a total douche in the beginning.  The whole love them and leave them in 90 days thing was a turnoff.  However, as KD draws us deeper into Michael, I understand the devastation and the walls he has erected.  I actually grew to like him by the end of the story, but he is still a douche sometimes! 🙂

Michael opens her mind up to new possibilities she has never considered and introduces her to BDSM.  *Not described in huge detail so my innocent readers ~wink, wink~ can relax.* When she is introduced to the safe and basic steps of BDSM, Rachel is enthralled and amazed that she craves more.  Michael, who has decided to take his time with Rachel and not rush into sex, is writhing in lust.  Watching Rachel discover the pleasures he can give her is taking him to a whole new level of intimacy. 

When Rachel convinces him to take her to Pandora’s, a BDSM club, Michael is not sure what to expect.  Rachel is mesmerized by the sensual beauty of the club and people.  Meeting Annik and Tom, she realizes they are normal people who just like a little more with their relationships.  She discovers that her “tinderbox” loves the idea of what she is seeing. 

This book was great and I really enjoyed it.  I have read it several times now and it gets funnier everytime I read it!  Besides, any book that can make me laugh and cry within moments, is a book that needs to be read.



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~This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.  Romancebookworm is never compensated for reviews.~

FYI, Kittens.  This needs to be added to your Goodreads list, Kindles or Bookshelf!

Rated 4 Bookworms


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