On The Fence by Keri Ford
Series: Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas (#2)
Publication Date: February 19, 2011
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Page Count: 61
Source: ebook provided by the publisher for review
If Shellie Chambers has to hear one more condescending comment from her mother about life or
men, she might scream. So, she packs up and takes a trip to see her long-missed high school friend, Riley.
He’ll know exactly what she needs to loosen up. But instead of the girl-chasing jock she remembers from
their youth, Riley’s gone country, keeping up a farm of his own.Riley Hamilton has settled down on a farm his uncle left to him. Not the life he ever envisioned, but after
getting a girl pregnant in college and then watching helplessly as the baby was aborted, he learned the
hard way it was time to settle down. Shellie’s reentry into his life reminds of his wild past and it’s a fight to ignore the tempting woman she has become.
From the start I was captivated by this book, it is a short lovely read. Two best friends in high school who moved away from each other but still remained in contact and once they see each other again realize the attraction they both have with each other. I know this story line has been written thousands of time before, but I really enjoyed how the author didn’t write the same as other books I have read which can become a bit mundane. I like how the author explained their relationship and how sometimes things were meant to be at the right time. The inner struggles Riley was having and blaming himself for the error which changed him drastically. I love a tortured hero and Keri Ford writes him very well. My favorite part, which ties in with the title, is when he finally can’t hold his temptations anymore and gives into Shellie and puts her on the fence and then carries her to the four wheeler. Let’s just say I will be looking at a four wheeler a very different way from now on.
Even though it was a short read, I didn’t feel cheated out of a story line or felt like something was missing. After I finished this read I realized it is actually the second book in the Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkasas series and immediately went and bought the other three books.