She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…
Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she’s falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.
Romantic, adorable and delightfully entertaining, On The Fence takes us into the life of Charlie, a girl who lives with her cop dad and three burly brothers. A bit taller and stronger than most ‘girly’ girls, Charlie often spends her summer time either playing sports or hanging out with her brothers and her neighbor, Braden. But when she drives above speed limit and gets caught, she knows she has to face the unavoidable consequences. Will she learn to take ownership of her problem?
I found Charlie a little insensitive and immature at the beginning. She didn’t like to dive deep into her feelings and I was a bit put off when she kept making assumptions about why girls wouldn’t like her. But the midnight talks at the fence showed me a different side of her and I wanted to find out more. Before I knew it, I was already two-thirds into the book. No doubt, things were going in a very interesting direction. I wouldn’t have guessed Charlie would be okay with a job that required her to be indoor all the time! And I really liked how the story ended. Charlie might still have a lot she needed to learn but she’d come to reconcile with many of the things she had been avoiding. It was fun to see her expanding her social circle and it warmed my heart that she grew to be a much more considerate person in the end.
I also enjoyed the family theme in the book. The three brothers were obviously looking out for their little sister. They might not know what’s best for Charlie but I liked that they tried in whatever ways they could to be helpful. Their neighbor, Braden, did not have a perfect family, and I liked that Charlie inspired Braden to take a stand even when they both understood there were things that were out of their control.
On The Fence was definitely romantic. There were a few oh-so-sweet, heart-fluttering moments involving ball, bite and dribble that made me blush like a red tomato. Although I doubt I’d ever find sweaty guys in real life attractive (no matter how clean their scent may be), I like that West made them sound so irresistibly charming.
I hope you’ll enjoy On The Fence as much as I did. 🙂