Review: On the Fence by Kasie West (I WANT OLDER BROS TOO)

On the Fence
Author: Kasie West
Date of Publication: June  , 2014
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Summary:
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.
IS THERE A BOOK OF KASIE WEST I WON'T LOVE
According to an extensive research, I'll read anything that Kasie West writes.

I think the best thing about this book was that the family relationship was highlighted than the romance. Sure, Charlie and Braden's struggle to be out of the #friendzoned terms was the main dilemma, but the family dynamics didn't go unnoticed. Charlie was a very relateable character in my terms. She was feisty (in a fun way), tough, kickass, athletic, but totally adorable. She can totally beat you up in a football match. But at can not say that her character is perfect enough, there were times she was insensitive. Her relationship with her brothers was precious to the nth power. It had me wishing to have older brothers (I vigorously wished that when I was young every night). Jerome, Nathan and Gage were too cool.... and nasty sometimes. Their relationship were light and fun, there was no dull moment whenever they are on the scene. It was thrilling to read such boy characters with so much wit and sassiness. Also, the father-daughter relationship stood out in the book. I found the scene where Charlie discovered his father's book on how to raise girl teenagers super sweet and endearing. 

I love Braden. A total swoon inducing and book boyfriend material. Kasie really likes his heroine to be the "gentleman" ever since Pivot Point. That's why I really like her novels because the heroes easily snagged their way into my heart and build a cozy place in there. Braden is no exception, he's sweet, gentle, sometimes bashful (and this made me love him more) and most of all he understands Charlie in and out. 

BRADEN AND CHARLIE'S RELATIONSHIP aka THE ROMANCE GOT ME LIKE
"No. I don't want this to be in our alternate reality. I want this to be in our real one." He met my lips with his. [...] "But we can do this again at the fence if you want."
The plot was predictable. It has every substance you're looking for a contemporary romance, but I didn't care anymore and it wasn't a hindrance to like the book. Actually, I read contemporary novels in a way that I neglect if the story is unique (but ofcourse it's a plus) or not, I am just rooting for the emotional transfer and how the book will bring ~all the feels~ and this book got me squealing and wailing (because of some angst).

All in all, if you want a book with brilliant family dynamics, bestfriend/childhood romance, swoon-worthy boy characters, tough&adorable heroine, cute love story, then this book is worth a read. 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I want to read this book for this summer. :DDD
    It looks original.

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  2. Great review, Abby! I absolutely ADORED this one too! I'm so happy you loved this book! I can't wait to read Pivot Point because I really don't think there will be a Kasie West book that I won't love :)

    Em @ Books & Cleverness

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    1. OMG I love Pivot Point of all West books! Go go read <3
      IKR this book is just too adorable! ;n;

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  3. Indeed, the plot was predictable but that aside it was sure and still a fun read. And older bros could be a little troublesome sometimes, LOL. :D

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    1. HAHA I bet you have an older bro? XD I thoroughly enjoyed it despite all the cliches :D

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  4. Lovely review Abby. I enjoyed this one too, even if it was predictable. I really enjoyed the dynamics between Braden and the brothers, but personally thought it was a bit odd that all these burly guys had no qualms wrestling with a teenage girl. Not because she's female, but due to how big and muscular they were described as. But overall, it was a lovely fluffy read <3 I might try Pivot Point next, seeing you enjoyed it so much :)

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    1. I sometimes worried that they might hurt her boobs! XD Indeed,a fluffy read! Pivot Point is my fave of all Kasie books and I hope you'll enjoy it!

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  5. Lol I think I see a different blog header each time I visit. I actually really like the notebook graphic =)
    Anyways...the predictable plot has me worried but if she still makes me laugh like her previous books did, I'll be fine =) My copy just came in the mail so hopefully I'll have time to read it soon!

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    1. IKR >< To be honest, I never am contented with my blog design Eeeek! Thank you! It will make you laugh, but not that much like Caymen did! :( :) I hope you enjoy it!

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  6. This looks nice! I love a book in which there is a good family relationship and it looks like Charlie is a fun main character! I don't really like when a plot is completely predictable but guess I could live with that. >.< Fab review and, thanks for sharing, I think I may pick this one next. ^^

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

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    1. YAY!! I hope you do pick it up :) It's really good despite the cliches.

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  7. I LOVE Kasie West! <3 This one showed such beautiful family dynamics. Charlie's brothers were adorably protective, and her dad was so sweet and caring. And Braden! That Patrick gif basically sums up all my feels! <3

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    1. *HHHIGH FIIIVE* I especially love the family of Charlie!

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  8. This book killed me. I wanted to have older brothers, too! Braden was so cute and sweet and I loved his relationship with Charlie! I wish I had a friendship like that :D Great review!! That Patrick gif basically describes how one will feel while reading this, lol.

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  9. You know what I noticed? Kasie West seems to have a knack for making good guys to be love interests, which is honestly super awesome because god knows how many "bad boys" our YA market has as love interests. Unfortunately, I could never get into West's books (I DNFed two books of hers now...) but I do appreciate and love seeing everyone so enthusiastic over her books!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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  10. As someone who has grown up with 3 brothers (2 older, 1 younger), I would say that it's not always so fun. Hahaha! But I'm pretty sure that there are endearing moments, and that is mostly why I want to read this book. Well, let's not kid ourselves. I want to read it because Kasie West, but the premise is definitely alluring. I'm glad that this one gave you all the feels. The Distance Between Us did that for me so I'm really looking forward to this one as well. Great review, Abby!

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  11. I really enjoyed this one too! West is a genius, I will read anything she writes too. I loved Braden, he definitely won me over very easily.

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