Over the Fence by Melanie Moreland is the story about Nathan and Kourtney, two anti-social adults keeping their heads down and just existing until they met each other. Nathan has a troubled past. He no longer has contact with his family. Besides going to his IT job, he hides in his house in suburbia behind a modified extra-tall privacy fence, drinking too much, and only socializing a little when some fellow workers come over to watch football on occasion. Kourtney had just moved in next door to Nathan. Nathan , anything but a cook, smells the delicious food Kourtney is cooking on her grill in the backyard comments how wonderful it smells. Kourtney leaves a plate for Nathan on the top of the privacy fence and a friendship is born. As becomes habit, Kourtney, or Chef Girl to Nathan, cooks dinner for Nathan and leaves him a plate. Kourtney and Nathan begin a friendship and soon turns into more when Nathan rushes over to protect Kourtney when he over-hears an argument at her house.
Over the Fence was a good solid story. We find out that both Nathan and Kourtney both have baggage the are both dealing with but when the move beyond friendship, that baggage gets a lot lighter. The story was a sweet, love story between two people that have been beaten down in different ways. We find out what Nathan is hiding from behind his tall privacy fence as well as why Kourtney thinks very little of herself. The story started off interested and continued to grow on my the further I got into Nathan and Kourtney's developing relationship.