Over The Fence
by Melanie Moreland
Date of Publication: August 4, 2015
There are so many ways to fall in love in today’s world. Besides the usual bars and blind dates, you can meet someone from any part of the world via the computer. The scope is endless. Possibilities abound, if that’s what you want.
But what happens when you aren’t searching for love, and it shows up—way closer than you ever expected?
But is that the only thing they share?
Nathan Fraser lives a solitary life, never letting anyone get too close. It’s safer that way.
Kourtney Whyte hides from the world and behind her work, too afraid to really live her life to the fullest. Rejection is what she knows best.
But one night, the sound of her soft voice and the tantalizing aroma of her evening meal, prove too enticing for Nathan to ignore.
So begins their unconventional relationship—talking, learning, texting, and gradually opening up to one another, all over the fence.
That is, until the day Nathan braves the high fence to protect Kourtney from her past, and changes everything forever.
Can they move forward together, without the buffer of the fence?
Or will their pasts prove to be too much of a barrier?
This book was different from my usual read but great. Just like the title states they meet over a fence. Nathan lives a lonely life. He works, then comes home and drinks a couple beers and usually eats some kind of take out. He doesn’t really have any friends. Then he meets or rather hears his new neighbor. She is grilling and it smells fantastic; which he states out loud without even realizing he did so. She is nice enough to place a plate of food on top on the fence for him. This is how their slightly unconventional relationship begins. He doesn’t even know her name at first and calls her Chefgirl. Nathan finds himself looking forward to the times when he gets to talk to her and hear her laugh. He eventually learns her name, Kourtney. Then the day he gets up the courage to ask to see her face to face he winds up saving her from an altercation with her brother. This begins a new type of relationship for them. Nathan has fallen hard for Kourtney. Kourtney however has never had a single person truly like her. She has only known abuse her whole life. Nathan is determined to change that. He is going to show her and make her believe that he likes and eventually loves her. It won’t be easy and he will have to be patient but Nathan is going to do it. Will Kourtney be able to overcome her past and give Nathan a chance? I felt so bad for Kourtney while reading this book. I wanted to go find her dad and brother and teach them a lesson. She is such a kind, wonderful women. She should have never had to go through what she did. No one should ever have to. Nathan has his own demons and needs to tell Kourtney about them. He is scared that doing so will send her running and he can’t picture his life without her anymore. Together they help each other overcome their past and more forward onto bigger and better things. I look forward to reading other books by Melanie Moreland in the future.
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About the Author
Melanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her husband and four children. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory. While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative story lines to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.
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