Bryan, a 37-year-old chiropractor from Miami, FL, spoke Spanish to Rachel when he first stepped out of the limo and suggested he's trouble since he'd be the first Colombian man she has dated.
Instead of being turned off by Bryan's smooth game, Rachel was completely smitten with his sex appeal and their connection only intensified later that night.
"Can we talk about Bryan for a second? I don't really hablo Espanol, but his love language certainly spoke to me because before I had time to translate what he was saying he was kissing me... and I liked it," Rachel wrote in her People blog of the moment Bryan kissed her at the first cocktail party of the season.
"That actually was the hottest first kiss of my life."
Rachel said the night was "a whirlwind" as Bryan and 30 other men made "valiant efforts" to get to know her and spend some one-on-one time with her.
"Suddenly Chris Harrison dropped the First Impression Rose and I realized it was already decision time," Rachel noted. "There were a dozen guys I could have given it to for a dozen different reasons, but the truth was I was looking for romance and one guy had made my heart race that night -- Bryan."
Rachel's decision to give Bryan the First Impression Rose probably came as no surprise to viewers. But according to Rachel, her steamy makeout session with Bryan definitely caught her off-guard.
"I didn't expect to kiss anyone this soon," Rachel insisted, "but expectations are made to be broken on journeys like this."
Since Bryan won the night's first rose, he was declared safe from elimination. But after a long night of conversation and chaos, Rachel had to send eight guys packing.
"Ugh, the Rose Ceremony was tough. I struggle with hurting people's feelings, and I can't really explain how difficult it was to say goodbye to men who had come so far and shown me so much respect and consideration that evening," Rachel revealed in her blog.
"As unhappy as I was to see them leave that night, I knew I had to trust my gut and follow my heart. I wish I had a hundred nights to get to know all these men before I had to make my choices but time is precious here. You have to carefully choose who to share it with. At the end of the evening, I had empathy but not regret."