“You deserve more than a fraction of my time. You’re more than just a fragment in my life. I know you don’t need me to do anything for you, but let me do this for you. I want to do this for you.”
Title: Field Guide: Love and Other Natural Disasters
Author: Six De Los Reyes
Date Published: April 22, 2020
Purchase Link: Amazon
📚 Series: Yes, but can be read as a standalone.
📚 Genre: Contemporary Romance
📚 POV: Third person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
Book Blurb from Goodreads
Falling in love is nothing short of a natural disaster.
Just ask Phylle, climate scientist on board a research cruise off to unexplored waters. She’s finally on the brink of a personal epiphany—while battling her scientific demons—and she’s determined not to be distracted from her cause.
Dakila knows that what he has is less of a full-time job and more of a calling. As an award-winning journalist, he has stood in the path of typhoons and faced danger head-on in war zones, but nothing could have ever prepared him for the storm that is Phylle.
Phylle and Dakila both understand that saving the Earth means no time for relationships. But every dive and surface interval leads them closer and closer to a different kind of discovery. One neither of them could have ever trained for. Maybe it’s about time they ask themselves: What’s a sustainable future without someone to share it with?
About the Author
Six de los Reyes has been reading and making up stories for as far as she can remember. In fifth grade, she learned to wield dragons and phoenixes through written word. As a pretend grownup, she writes contemporary romance novels. Her day job doing science has something to do with being a part-time mermaid and a part-time labrat. She currently lives next to the sea.
Hooray for a #romanceclass read! I have been craving for a quick romance read and my wish has been granted. Very thankful to be sent a copy of this book for review.
It’s my first Six de los Reyes book, but I have to admit I am in love with her writing!
The concept of Field Guide is so enticing — which is why I did not think twice about requesting for it. A climate scientist female lead, Phylle, who goes hard for all her science-y stuff and a pogi famous journalist, Dakila, together in a research cruise to explore the big blue sea!!!
Okay. I knew I was in for a lot of awkward nerdy flirty things — but I was not expecting to go crazy over the dialogues. I loved the banter and how the female lead, Phylle, can talk in tangents over science and life in general. And not only when she is flustered. I love it because it made her more real and relatable for a nerd like me!
Field Guide is the second book in a series, but I did not feel lost. It was an easy breeze. Though there were a lot of characters, perhaps some from the first installment, I still had a grasp of who they are in Phylle’s life. In fact, the dynamic of the other characters in this book gave the story something extra.
Plus points for all the deep thoughts and lines along the pages of this book. I was expecting some cute romance, also some steamy scenes, but I was also blown away by the depth I found here. Loneliness. Isolation. Future. Self-realizations. Purpose. Passion. Love(?).
On a lighter note, I had some trouble with digesting ‘Dax’ as the name of the male lead. If you are a Filipino, you would understand. *smirk* Also, for some reason, I felt Atom Araullo vibes with his characteristization.. (also a Filipino thing.) These things are not negative, by the way. These points made me feel connected to the story even more.
Overall, this was a fun adventure and I am happy that I had a glimpse of Phylle and Dax’s journey. I am planning to get a copy of the first book of the series for some extra dose of nerd!!!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.55/5 ☁
♡ , Yna the Mood Reader