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?
Two neighbors—strangers— with one thing in common—they share a fence.
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?
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Nathan Fraser lives a life of solitude. Because of his past, he prefers things that way. It means no hurting. Not again. Kourtney Whyte lives in the shadows. She wants to go through life unseen. One night, Kourtney offers Nathan a meal. Over the fence. And then a relationships develops. Every night, they share a conversation and a meal. It becomes the usual for them. They find that they enjoy each other's company. Suddenly, Nathan no longer wants to be alone. And Kourtney realizes she can’t live life hiding from the world.
As Nathan and Kourtney get to know each other, their past come to the surface. And everything about the way they have chosen to exist- alone, makes sense. Kourtney is broken. She has felt worthless her entire life. Nevertheless, she has always been a good person. Giving. Loving. She has THE biggest heart. Just no one to give it to. Until Nathan. And Nathan? Left scarred by his past, he doesn’t want to get close to anyone. Until he hears Courtney’s voice across the fence. And he knows his life will never be the same. He wants to protect HER. And he wants more. But what happens when they finally face each other? Can they learn to stop hiding and LIVE?
“I wish you could see...that you could...feel what I do when I look at you. How you make me feel when you’re close.”
What I really enjoyed about this story was that it’s about REAL people. There are so many times where authors create this unrealistic world of characters that are perfect. Too perfect. Perfect face and body. Perfect jobs and lifestyles. Sometimes, the reader just wants to read someone genuine. Relatable. And I found that in Nathan and Kourtney. They are people. And people have flaws. Some that are seen and unseen. And despite their insecurities at first, Nathan and Kourtney love SO hard.
“You’re enough for me. You’re everything I’ve ever wanted.”
Can we talk about that epilogue?! It was so different and creative. I found myself giggling through the whole thing. It was PERFECT for Nathan and Kourtney. I enjoyed the natural chemistry of these two main characters. I felt for them.I laughed with them. You watch two beautiful people fall for each other. They throw away their inhibitions, take down their walls, and they love. Fiercely. They let go. They live. This was my first book from this author and definitely not my last.
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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