Blog Tour Review: Field Rules by Carla Luna

Posted August 22, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Rachel's Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  Field Rules by Carla LunaField Rules by Carla Luna
Series: Romancing the Ruins #1
Published by Moon Manor Press on August 9, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 308
Source: Rachel's Random Resources
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars


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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My Review

I fell in love with this author when I read Blue Hawaiian. And this book grabbed me even more as before I discovered my love of dinosaurs and paleontology, I wanted to be an archaeologist, or more specifically an Egyptologist. I loved all the back story on this one. I loved the characters, I loved the actual dig site/field class. The on again off again relationship/friendship between Olivia and Rick was really good! Even if I got frustrated with one point where he didn’t tell her something and then she overreacted to him not telling her, I totally understood both of their points of view.

There were a few parts that definitely had me on the edge of my seat as I read, even the first night when I had to go to bed and couldn’t keep reading and had to leave off at an intense moment! Then there was a moment at the end where I knew exactly what was going to happen, and knew one of our two main characters was going to end up taking the fall. Which they did. But then I love how that got resolved too!

Reading this made me want to not only go visit the location, but also to join in on some kind of dig like I did when I graduated from college and got to be part of a dinosaur dig. Once again this author has hooked me and I can’t wait for more in this series. Can’t wait to see which characters get their own HEAs!!!

About the Author

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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2 responses to “Blog Tour Review: Field Rules by Carla Luna

    • Lisa Mandina

      Technically it is archaeology and not dinosaurs, I just compared it to my love of dinosaurs and paleontology. But I love both of these fields!

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