Romance novelist Cora Dumont needs a place to land after college. So when her parents ask her to housesit for a year, she jumps at the chance. Being home stirs up feelings for Drew, a former neighbor. Too bad he’d never given her the time of day.
When Drew Dunkirk moves back home, he doesn’t expect to run into Cora. Seeing her brings back the crush he had on her in high school, has him hoping to finally act on those feelings. But Drew’s fence becomes a point of contention between them and the fur flies. Will the fence separate them in more ways than one?
I love reading books by Ruth Hartman - I always know they will be light-hearted, romantic, and sweet. I never have to worry that I'm going to have to skip over anything because it's too intimate, but I know I'm going to get a great love story. Over a Fence did not disappoint. It was the perfect little escape I needed after a full day of new job training.
Cora and Drew's story was a delight. Such a fun scenario: they grew up next door and attended school together, both secretly liked the other but never did anything about it. Now both have moved back to their childhood homes after college and become reaquainted and the sparks begin to fly - both sparks of romance and sparks of contention.
Even though this was a shorter novel, both Drew and Cora are well defined characters with solid backstory to support their behvavior. I would have loved for the story to have been longer, but it is fun to have a quick read too. Even within the shorter length the relationship had it's ups and downs that lended believability to the story and it even had a great "life lesson" woven around the fence separating their properties.
If you want a sweet romance that is a fun, quick read - be sure to pick up Over a Fence.
Honest disclosure ~ I received a copy in exchange for my honest review
FYI ~ no content warnings