Field Rules by Carla Luna @casacullen @rararesources #20BooksofSummer22 (17/20) #BlogTour #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Field Rules by Carla Luna as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and thank you to the author for my copy. This is also book seventeen of the 20 books of summer challenge that I’m taking part in. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

What happens in the field, stays in the field. Or does it?

After the disastrous way her first archaeological dig ended, graduate student Olivia Sanchez abandoned her dreams of working in the field. Now, thanks to a last-minute teaching opportunity in Cyprus, she’ll get another chance to explore ancient history firsthand. This time, failure isn’t an option.

But digging up the past takes on a whole new meaning when she’s forced to team up with her ex, shovel bum Rick Langston.

For years, Rick has proven his archaeological skills all over the Mediterranean. But with no graduate degree—and a habit of attracting trouble—his reputation could use a little rehab. All he has to do is play by the rules while he’s in Cyprus and he’ll secure a coveted recommendation for his next job. Until Olivia resurfaces like a cursed relic from the past.

Given that their last fling nearly led to their academic ruin, Olivia and Rick can’t afford to repeat their past mistakes. But as they work together under the scorching Mediterranean sun, the heat between them proves impossible to ignore.

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As soon as I read the description for Field Rules I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it. It ticked lots of boxes including the premise, the location and of course the hint of a second chance romance. So what did I think…

Field Rules took me on a summer escape to Cyprus. This is a place I visited a lot when I was younger. I love the history of the island so this book was perfect at capturing that side of things. I felt as if I was right there with Olivia, Rick and the rest of the team hoping the archeological dig would be a success. The characters easily helped to pull me into the story. Olivia was a strong and likeable character. Although Olivia also had a vulnerability to her that made it very easy to root for her. Then add Rick into the mix and sparks of chemistry really did start flying!

The story itself moved at a lovely pace. I really enjoyed being transported to both Cyprus and the dig. After Olivia and Rick’s short lived romance ended so abruptly it was lovely to see a friendship begin to build once more between the pair. Although it’s safe to say that the attraction between them hadn’t gone anywhere. I found their connection and interactions sweet but definitely chemistry filled.

Field Rules was an engaging, romantic and delightful escape!

Author Bio

Carla Luna writes contemporary romance with a dollop of humor and a pinch of spice. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to far-off places and channels that wanderlust into the settings of her stories. When she’s not writing, she works in a spice emporium where she gets paid to discuss food and share her favorite recipes. Her passions include Broadway musicals, baking, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Vancouver Island, she currently resides in Wisconsin with her family and her feisty Siberian cat.

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