Field-Tripped by Nicole Archer
Series: Ad Agency #3
Also in this series: Road-Tripped, Head-Tripped
Published by Self-published on October 30th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I was done with games. But playing with her is so much fun.
Ten years ago, I was all set to compete in the winter Olympics. Then I lost everything—my career, my best friend, and my girlfriend.
After that, I stopped playing games for good. I swore never to go back to Colorado. Too many bad memories. Plus, she’s still there.
Now I live a simple life as a creative director at Shimura Advertising in New York. All is good, until my boss cons me and my coworkers into spending two weeks in Colorado at Proton Sports’s sleep-away camp for adults, pitching their business. Turns out Proton’s idea of a pitch is making the agencies battle each other in a bunch of ridiculous winter games.
Guess who owns the rival company? Her. And she’s out to get me.
I might just let her win.
*Field-Tripped is Book 3 in the in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone. Some characters cross over from books one and two in the series, Road-Tripped and Head-Tripped.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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I’ve greatly enjoyed watching the people at Shimura advertising fall in love one by one. In Field-Tripped, Eli gets the chance to set his past wrongs right in the most unlikely setting.
I have to give Ms. Archer credit. To start, knowing Eli had hooked up with air-headed Barbie in the past books, I didn’t much respect him. I’m also not usually a fan of second chance romances (though there are nuances to my level of dislike). To add to it, lack of open communication as the main obstacle in a relationship more often than not drives me completely crazy. In spite of this all I totally loved Field-Tripped.
Eli aka Elliot, had a bright future as an Olympian in winter sports. A career ending injury closely followed by tragedy sent him fleeing from Colorado and he hasn’t returned in over a decade.
Now he has no choice but to go back home if he wants to keep his job, as the future of the agency he works at depends on them getting Proton’s new business. The catch? They’ll be competing with another company, and the pitch is less than routine. They have to battle it out in a series of winter games.
Charlotte aka Charlie, lost it all the day Elliot left. Now she needs to win this pitch so she can do what she really wants to. And even if she has to ignore the way that smug bastard makes her feel and rehash past hurts she will win. At any cost.
As we get to know both Eli and Charlie, we begin to see that things are not as they seem nor as they both believed. Marked by the same tragedy, they need to overcome and work through their issues if they ever want a chance at a future together.
I really grew to love them both. Eli was witty and chill, ridiculously sexy and too hot for words. Charlie was a hoot as she was sweet, caring and exasperating. They try to fight their pull but when you met the love of your life in elementary school, that’s no easy thing to ignore.
I spent half the book snorting at the absurdity of the situations both teams are put through by Proton’s people, the ridiculous shenanigans and Charlie and Eli’s back and forth chase.
I liked how Ms. Archer managed the past and present telling of their relationship. Some of Charlie’s antics at times got on my nerves, as did Eli’s run-away-from-conflict tactics. I do wish they would have been more open with each other from the beginning, but we all know things don’t usually work that way.
“That’s what love’s really about. We’re all flawed. We’re all messy. We all have baggage. But when someone dives in and happily swims around in your sea of weird, and you want to float around in that person’s pool of imperfections – that’s love.”
Field-Tripped had me hooked, laughing and snorting from the beginning. I really loved all the characters (except for Alan, that turd) and I particularly enjoyed Charlotte’s dogs. I know Avery’s story is following and I’m hoping Sam will be involved. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
Rating: 4+ “Beautiful scenery = her ass” Stars
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I stalk my prey during dinner. I watch her smell each bite of food before she eats it. I watch her twirl a lock of hair around her finger. I watch her sneak glances at me and touch her neck.
The flush in her cheeks is feverish, and wanton lust glistens in her gaze.
A flirty laugh floats out. It’s like love birds singing.
Our brows lift in unison. Our lips part at the same time. Our chairs scrape the wood floor in concert.
We take our plates to the kitchen. Her dish clatters in the sink. Mine crashes on top of it.
I stand behind her, my breath blowing the silken threads of her hair. I scoop her ponytail out of the way and kiss the back of her shoulder.
Her neck stretches like a swan.
Then I grab her and yank her into the pantry, barring the door with a mop.
It’s dark, and all I hear is panting. I feel around and pull the light cord.
“It’s too bright,” she says.
“The better for me to see you, my dear. Mwahahaha.”
She swooshes her mouth to the side.
For a moment, we stand there, not moving.
She jams her hands on her hips. “Well?”
“You going to fuck me, or what?”
And we crash together, tearing at each other’s zippers, ripping our shirts over our heads, gnashing our teeth together.
About the Author
Nicole Archer’s lengthy career as an advertising copywriter not only polished her writing skills—it provided a lifetime of book material. As a single, full-time working mom of a beautiful, brilliant, and horrifically energetic son, she has little time to do much else besides work, write, read, drink wine, and breathe. She’s originally from Colorado, but lives in Dallas now. This is her third book.
Read the other two books in the Ad Agency Series
Road-Tripped (Ad Agency Book 1)
Head-Tripped (Ad Agency Book 2)
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