That Fine Line (Pride and Pranks #1) by Cindy Steel is a heartwarming enemies-to-lovers story. It has all the makings of a fun rom-com, with a focus on family and finding your true home. If you enjoy charming rom-coms set in small town settings, give this one a try.
Kelsey and Cade have been enemies since childhood. They both grew up in a small town in Idaho, and continually made each other miserable by pulling pranks on each other. Up until Kelsey went away to college, the pranks had been a mainstay in their lives.
During college, Kelsey left her small-town prank-playing persona behind. There, she became a more polished and focused version of herself, and is enjoying her new life. She’s soon to be married to her college sweetheart (an up-and-coming attorney from a prominent family), has great career prospects, and is ready to set up roots in California.
When she decides to go back to Idaho to stay with her parents for the summer, her outlook on life begins to change. Her summer plans had been simple, yet they’re complicating her life. She was planning to work at her family’s ranch for the summer, and plan her wedding with her mom. Simple enough, right? No. As it turns out, Cade is working at the ranch for the summer, so her life immediately becomes much more complicated than she’d expected. It’s not long before she starts question her life’s direction, and the pranks between she and Cade pick up again. Soon enough, that fine line between Califonia Kelsey and Idaho Kelsey, becomes as muddled as the line between enemies to lovers.
This is my second book by this author. After enjoying A Christmas Spark (Pride and Pranks #0.5) in December, I was convinced I wanted to try something else in this series. Now I’m looking forward to Double or Nothing (Pride and Pranks #2). Keep in mind, these books are standalones, so it doesn’t matter what order they’re read in.
This story gave me Sweet Home Alabama vibes: small-town, enemies-to-lovers, finding true identity, etc. If you’ve enjoyed that movie, you’ll probably enjoy this book. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narration, so I recommend it.
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