“Sometimes we expect more that people are capable of giving at the moment.” On the Fence was a cute contemporary read that followed Charlie, a tomboy with three brothers, as she begins to fall for the boy next door, and honorary brother, Braden. This story was the perfect summer read. It was light, romantic, and overall interesting. I loved the relationship between Charlie and her brothers. I liked that Charlie was a tomboy who was just starting to find her inner girly side. She didn’t take crap from anyone, including her brothers. There was a quite a bit of character growth on Charlie’s side, which really set this aside from other contemporary summer reads. At the same time, I liked her relationship with Braden. It was the classic friends-to-lovers romance. I really like these types of relationships because they don’t seem forced and they seem natural. West hit these two factors on the head. Their relationship was genuine. I also really enjoyed Braden’s character. I thought he was a nice book boy. He wasn’t exactly anything extravagant but I liked that he got along with Charlie’s brothers so well. On the Fence was a dazzling novel with a genuine friends-to-lovers romance that I couldn’t put down.
Author: Kasie West
Average Rating: 3.75
Kasie West is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read and loved every book she’s published. Charlotte “Charlie” Reynolds is one of the boys. She loves sports, doesn’t understand fashion, and enjoys taking dares involving the weirdest of things. Growing up with a single dad and three brothers has left little room for her to be “girly”. After receiving one too many speeding tickets, her police officer father decides to lay down the law by forcing her to pay them off. Since Charlie is flat broke, that means she has to get a job. So she applies to several establishments with little success. Until she goes to one boutique that’s the complete opposite of her personality. The owner ends up offering her a job and just like that she’s thrust into a world that she has no experience in. A world full of clothes and makeup. Out of all of Kasie’s books, this one is my least favorite. It didn’t pull me in like her other ones did. There were several times when the plot dragged on. I liked the book, but I didn’t love it. Charlie was an interesting character. I didn’t understand some of the choices she made. With that said, I did like her most of the time. She went through a lot of character development. It was great reading about her stepping out of her comfort […]