That Fine Line – Published 2021
“All I wanted was a quiet summer on my family’s ranch in Idaho…
I didn’t think that was too much to ask. With my fiancé in California, I was back home for three months to plan my wedding. I had colors to pick, cows to milk, and a wedding dress to squeeze into.
Which was why I didn’t need anybody messing with me.
Especially not the guy who had dedicated his whole life to making mine a joke. The guy who filled my high school locker with frogs and my hot car with cans of tuna. I mean…I always got him back. But not this summer. Things were different now. I was engaged. I had grown up. I would NOT fall victim to Cade’s pranks, teasing, or his manly charms.
If only my dad hadn’t hired the moron to cowboy for him this summer.
Now my childhood enemy is living on our ranch and seems to think we have a score to settle.
And all bets are off.” – Goodreads
Thank you to Cindy Steel for sending me an ebook ARC! I absolutely adored her Christmas novella that featured an enemies to lovers romance in close proximity.
This is along those lines. Kelsey and Cade are childhood enemies, but sort of friends? They just don’t realize it? Frenemies? They’re brought back together, after college, to work on her family’s farm for the summer, and their pranking habits come right back. Kelsey is engaged, but her fiance will be back in the city where they live, planning their wedding with his mother. You read that right.
This is a romcom, but it’s also a story of a girl finding herself back in her roots and realizing the type of life she does, or doesn’t want. Kelsey (Red) and Cade (swoon) are in close proximity, enemies and childhood “frenemies”; these are some pretty great storylines, if you ask me! There are some pretty elaborate shenanigans that they get themselves into, but there’s also a look at body image, dieting, and the pressure to be thin.
There’s also a mountain lion. And each chapter starts with a list in Kelsey’s journal. It’s funny, sweet, romantic, and an overall delight.