Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

Title: On the Fence
Author: Kasie West
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Harper Teen (July 1, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
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.









I am a huge fan of West's after reading her Pivot Point Series and I have been meaning to try one of her contemporary reads for awhile now and when I saw this seriously cute cover and even cuter synopsis for this one I knew I had found the one for me.

On the Fence is the best kind of story. The kind that makes your heart skip a beat and your breath catch. The kind that puts a big goofy grin on your face and makes your heart melt into a big pile of goo. 

This review is seriously going to lack because it isn't even going to come close to portraying how wonderful this book was. How much it made me smile and feel and fall in love with the writing and the characters. I just couldn't get enough of it and I didn't put it down until I was done with it and even then, I had a huge smile on my face and I was thinking about Charlie and Braden for a  long time afterward. 

West amazes me how real her characters feel and how quickly you can become wrapped up in their world. I will continue to read her books because they are fabulous, they make me happy and I just can't get enough of them.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

47 comments:

  1. Oh that's great, it's so good to find a book like that. I heard great things about it so I'm glad you had a good time as well.

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    1. Thanks, this really was an adorable read.

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  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed On the Fence, Ali. I really liked Pivot Point as well, and think this would be a perfect Summer read. It sounds perfectly cute and sweet. I love it when a book can put a big, happy smile on your face :)

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  3. Yaaaaaay! I so loved this one too Ali! I just adore all things Kasie West, I think she writes such amazing characters who I never want to leave behind on the last page. I sincerely hope we get more with Braden and Charlie at some point!

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    1. Me too, all of the brothers were so much fun, I would love to see all of them have a story.

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  4. I read and absolutely loved The Distance Between Us, so I am obviously beyond excited to get to On The Fence. After reading your review I am so eager to get to my copy, it looks like West doesn't disappoint. I can already tell I am going to love this one! :) :) :)

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  5. I am so glad that you liked this one. It's always great to find an author that you know will write a good series. This sounds like a cute book, and I love the title :) Thanks for your honest review!

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    1. It really is nice to have an author that you can count on.

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  6. I love it when a author is capable of branching out and writing more than one genre (sub-genre, whatever). I've had my eye on this too, and now I'm even more excited to read it. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! It is a lot of fun when you can find an author that does well in both sub genres. :)

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  7. I've been wanting to read all her books but lately her contemporaries especially. They just sound so cute and fun!

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    1. They really are and I hope you pick up one of them soon Candace. :)

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  8. Ahhh you're making me so excited to pick up my copy!!! I am so glad yo see you enjoyed this and I cannot wait to read it!

    I am excited to meet Charlie and Braden and then to go back and pick up The Distance Between us!

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. I hope you love it but I have a feeling you will. ;)

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  9. I am so glad you liked this one. I have it coming up for review soon :) Your review made me smile the whole time I read it, so I can't wait to see how much the book is going to make me smile.

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  10. Oh this sounds really good! I have never read anything by this author-maybe I need to start! Great review :)

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    1. Oh you definitely should, she is fabulous! All her stories are so much fun and the characters even more so.

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  11. Aw sounds super cute! I love when you just can't stop thinking about a book, especially the characters within the pages. :)

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    1. Me too, it makes the read so much fun and really stand out. :)

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  12. This is one of those books everyone seem to be waiting for. I wasn't so sure as I haven't experienced West's writing yet. It sounds really good and I love realistic characters. Great review, Ali :)

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    1. I think you will love her writing, it really is wonderful.

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  13. I have this one coming up week after next and I am totally ready for a sweet feel good read. Can't wait!

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it too Heidi, it really was adorable.

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  14. This sounds like a great summer read-I'm going to add it to my TBR list :)

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  15. Wow, this book sounds amazing! I love a great contemporary and of course stand-alones are the best! Def. adding this one to the long wishlist. Great review.

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    1. Yay! I am happy to read that you are adding it to your wishlist!

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  16. I love a book that makes you smile and happy you enjoyed this. I have her other book Pivot Point and need to read it. Great review Ali!

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    1. You will love it Kim, it is a great series. :)

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  17. A tomboy working at a girly store. I like that premise!

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    1. It was a great premises for sure. :)

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  18. I love Kasey West!! I'll be reading this soon.

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  19. I haven't even heard of this, and it sounds fantastic! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)

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  20. I was hoping you would Christy!

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  21. I agree I love Kasie's characters and I get wrapped up in her worlds completely. So happy you enjoyed this! Lovely review :-)

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  22. I love books that make us smile! It comes like a reflex to me whenever I smile at a book…it's either the character I hate died or I love the book. HAHA I'm going to start with this soon! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy to hear you are going to give this one a try, it really is adorable.

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  23. Reading this soon and I am looking forward to it Great review!!

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  24. aww I hope I can read this soon sounds perfect for the summer

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    1. It really is a great summer read. :)

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