Book Reviews

A Laugh-Out-Loud Romance

All’s fair in love and prank wars.

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.

My Thoughts: This was my first Ferguson book. She came highly recommended by two of my reading buddies. The Cul-de-Sac War did not disappoint! It was everything I wanted in order to unwind at the end of a long day. Something fun, light, flirty, hilarious, but at times deep and meaningful.

I’m a sucker for a great enemies to lovers story, so I was sold from the beginning. The overall writing was a big hit for me. It wasn’t overdone or shallow. I cared about the characters, and I looked forward to what crazy antic they would think of next. Their romance was a sweet development as they grew to understand each other better. It was a great reminder that sometimes we’re too quick to judge someone. I would have liked to have seen more specifically Christian themes in here. It was very clean, but she almost danced around Christian terminology instead of just claiming them. Still, it was a delightful read and one that I’ll be adding to my re-read shelf.

Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving The Cul-de-Sac War 5 stars and recommending it those who enjoy light Christian Contemporary Romance.

~ I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.

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