About the Book
Bree Leake doesn’t want to be tied down. She’s had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter—the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it’s time to move on again, Bree’s parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she’s always wanted—her grandmother’s house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life at the theater throws her some curve balls.
And then there’s Chip McBride—her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor.
Chip just might be the only person whose stubborn streak can match Bree’s. She would move heaven and earth to have him off her cul-de-sac and out of her life, but according to the bargain she’s struck, she can’t move out of her house and away from the man who’s making her life miserable. So begins Bree’s obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood—and fast.
Bree isn’t the only one who’s a tad competitive, and Chip is more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur—and their heated rivalry threatens to take a hilarious, heartwarming, and romantic new turn.
In My Opinion
Bree and Chip might have an adorable meet cute, but that warm fuzzy feeling in Bree’s chest disappears as soon as she arrives at her home. Plus, that drive is one of the funniest scenes in the book (and the ones with the dog).
Misunderstandings ensue culminating in a bunch of juvenile pranks these two neighbors pull on each other. There is a definite slow burn to this romance and if you’re reading just for the pure enjoyment of a romcom, The Cul-de-Sac War might fit the bill.
The description of the book is a little misleading as we’re almost halfway through the book when Bree’s parents make her the offer of the house. I would have appreciated more concentration on the turn around of enemies to romantic interest, but overall, the story met the criteria of a romcom with a fun, feel-good story with a happy ending.
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