Thursday 14 March 2024

Tour Wars: Romancing the Ruins Book 3 by Carla Luna


Tour Wars

Ten days, two rivals, and a busload of tourists. How bad could it be?

For archaeologist Emilia Flores, landing a fellowship to work at the ancient ruins of Pompeii in Italy is a dream come true. The only catch? She’ll be digging alongside her infuriating nemesis, TJ Mayer, who’s been a constant thorn in her side.

TJ isn’t about to pass up the Pompeii project. Sure, he’ll be stuck working with Emilia, but he thrives on challenging her. And he hasn’t forgotten that secret kiss they shared at an archaeology conference last winter.

Though unearthing Pompeii’s treasures might be a dream, student debt is a nightmare that never takes a vacation. So, when TJ and Emilia are offered a lucrative side job to lead a ten-day tour through Southern Italy, they grudgingly agree to tackle it together.

Forced to set aside their animosity and work as a team, they forge an unexpected camaraderie. As the sparks between them ignite, their rivalry gives way to passion, making it easy to forget their years of fierce competition. But what happens when the tour ends and the real world steps in?

Tour Wars is a rivals-to-lovers, grumpy/sunshine romance featuring a nerdy cinnamon roll hero, a strong-willed Latina heroine, and plenty of hotel hijinks.

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An enemies-to-lovers romance set in Italy makes a winning combination in Tour Wars.

The south of Italy is a wonderful setting and the little tidbits of information about Pompeii made me feel like I was there again.

Emilia and TJ love to challenge and compete with one another whilst secretly crushing on each other at the same time. They have great chemistry and the sexual tension notches up even more as they spend time together during their tour guide job. They also bond over trouble-shooting all the little hiccups that happen on the tour. 
TJ's protective instincts also come into play when their boss's predatory nephew, Luca, pays Emilia a lot of unwanted attention. 
The group of tourists on the trip are a funny bunch. There is the usual mix of old and young, the entitled and overly demanding guests and those who are nice and a lot of fun. I liked how Emilia and TJ worked together to make sure that all of the guests had a good time and had no reason to complain.
I really wanted to see Luca get exposed for the creep he was and suffer the repercussions for his actions.
Emilia and TJ make a great team and I loved how everything worked out romantically and professionally for them in the end.

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. Her passions include baking, Broadway musicals, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Vancouver Island, she currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin with her family and her feisty Siberian cat.

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