Good Fences is a contemporary romance. Huck, the hero of the novel, has a thing for older educated Black women. However, they never seem to take him seriously. This is a major source of frustration for him. His neighbor, Macie a black single career woman is friendly but that’s all. Unbeknownst to her, Huck has a major crush on her and has been a bit of a voyeur from his home into her bedroom window! Macie catches him watching her one night and is shocked.
She confronts him about it. To his surprise, she admits to be attracted to him as too! The two have a whirlwind relationship. Huck who is an up and coming chef with plans of opening his own restaurant business, wants to take their relationship to the next level fast. He even brings up marriage and kids. However, when Macie discovers that Huck is almost 10 years her junior, she wants out of the relationship. She continues to pull her heart back from fully committing to a real relationship with Huck because he’s only 24 years old. Huck is angry and fights for their love. He knows that he is man enough for her– he owns his home, has a MBA, a plan for his restaurant business, satisfies her in the sack, and genuinely loves her. Huck is a self made man even at this “young” age.
This was good novel. It addressed a major issue for some women which are age difference (ageism). In this case, the woman was older than the man. There are a couple of humorous scenes that keep the novel interesting. It has a very satisfying ending in the heartwarming way they finally get back together. The novel demonstrates that the love of one’s life may be any age.
Age is just a number especially when the chemistry is right!
-Reviewed by Pamela