I absolutely devoured and snort-laughed my way through Melissa Ferguson’s first book, The Dating Charade. So, of course, I snatched this one up too. It took me a while to figure out that this book actually follows on from Cassie’s story, but this time with Bree being the main character.
There were laugh- out-loud moments and tender moments. Hang in there though, the last third of the book is totally worth it when Bree and Chip finally have their real connection moments. I would have liked the romance to kick in sooner, but that is a personal preference. Like, “Kiss her already!”
This book was a delightful escape from reality for me and I enjoyed it. I read it in one sitting.
Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson for an advanced reader copy of this book. My opinion is my own.
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 curveballs.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.
“A delightful romance sure to please anyone looking for a story about second chances, grace, and hope. This one has all the right ingredients!”
—Catherine West, award-winning author of Where Hope Begins