The Field Trip

The Field Trip

I snagged this ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book was described as “An adventure mixed with a touch of fantasy.  Add a twist of love.” on the author’s website and I think this holds true.  The Field Trip was a breezy read, something I would recommend on a plane ride or commute to work.

Ross-our protagonist-is a Botany professor preparing for a research trip that will take him away from home for several weeks.  He’s a bit socially awkward (in an almost cliché manner, he is a 30-something professor after all) and very pleased at his change of luck with women when one of his attractive female students takes an interest in him.  She is not what she seems and Ross realizes that rather quickly.  Being a bumbling, socially awkward sort, far too much time is devoted to his inner turmoil about the relationship before he sets off on his trip.  Long story short, Ross meets a strange woman and has an almost inescapable desire to help her do…whatever she urgently needs to do, no explanations offered.  Ross the awkward professor becomes Ross the chivalrous hero.  Insert shady happenings in the scenic woods, a strange pet and a dash of…

her presence had a magnetic pull so powerful that releasing her was as incomprehensible at that moment as not breathing.

I enjoyed this story for what it was, though the plot is thin enough at times to fall right through it to the conclusion.  I’m not complaining, sometimes I enjoy a short, obvious read.  I will definitely read R.A. Andrade’s next release.

Three stars.

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