Close Enough to Touch

A Sizzling Fan Favorite From USA TODAYbestselling Author Victoria Dahl, Previouslypublished In 2012.Grace Barrett Never Expected To Find Herself Living With Her Aunt In Jackson Hole,Wyoming She Figures She Ll Spend A Little Time In The Sticks To Figure Out Her Life, Andthen Move Somewhere Exciting To Live Out Her Dreams But She Wasn T Counting On MeetingCole Rawlins.Cole Is A Rugged Wyoming Cowboy Born And Bred Yet He Can T Help But Be Drawn To Thefascinating Big City Girl Who Moves In Across From Him But As They Discover A Sizzlingattraction, It Becomes Harder For Him To Keep His Demons At Bay And Those Fires From Longago May Burn Them Both.They Ll Need Than Scorching Hot Passion To Make This Opposites Attract Affair Work.But If They Can Learn To Trust One Another Enough To Reveal Their Secrets, They Just Mighthave A Chance At Forever.Originally Published In 2012.Close Enough to Touch

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 381 pages
  • Close Enough to Touch
  • Victoria Dahl
  • 14 September 2019

10 thoughts on “Close Enough to Touch

  1. says:

    I loved Close Enough to Touch, both because I found the characters to be so compelling, and because the story was very touching

  2. says:

    Well that s a disappointment I have no clue how the author felt when she wrote this book, but I thought it was a very dark book, rather full of despair and negative thinking and little hope.The heroine, Grace, survived very tough things growing up I did not completely understand how low she could be at the beginning of the book, completely broke, with nothing but for a few clothes and a huge makeup box She had been working for a few years and just had 6 months unemployment, while living with her previous boyfriend, so it seemed extreme She was extremely insecure, frequently aggressive to anyone well that s consistent and totally lacking any ability to plan and organize her life Even if she managed to touch me from time to time, then she had to behave awfully and ruin everything Knowingly further Well I really did not like her much.Her newly found boy friend was not better Still carrying a grudge and feeling insecure and guilty from what he had done for a few weeks 13 years before And what he had done was not even that bad He had not hurt even unwillingly anyone, just himself and his overinflated self esteem He also spent 9 months burying his head in the sand regarding his future, j...

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    I think the highest praise I can give Close Enough to Touch is that while reading it, I never thought about how common the woman in trouble fleeing to a small town theme is in romance these days It s its own book.Grace is a Hollywood make up artist who s lost pretty much everything all she has left is a cheap room in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, grudgingly offered by her bad tempered great aunt A great looking cowboy neighbor is an unexpected fringe benefit But Grace and Cole s interest in each other is complicated by his ugly associations with all things Hollywood, and by the high walls Grace has built to protect herself from hurt.There was a lot I enjoyed about this story It s an unusually balanced depiction of a small town believably mellow and friendly, but not ridiculously so I also liked seeing a relationship that felt genuinely tempestuous, not just a lot of bickering Both characters have serious issues Cole is tormented by the possibility he ll have to give up the life he s planned for himself, because of a riding injury Grace is well drawn as a person who has been desperately in need and deeply dreads being dependent on anyone again She tried not to look in the mirror, not out of worry for what she looked like, but out of worry for what she d see in her eyes She used people It was an ugly thing to s...

  4. says:

    Victoria Dahl s contemporaries are on my auto read list, but this one missed the mark with me The heroine is too bitter, too suspicious, and too whiny for too much of the book Her problems are her own fault, but her attitude dares people to disapprove of her When people give her the chance that she wants but hardly deserves , she acts almost disappointed that her se...

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    I read this book and then let it sit for a few days before I wrote the review because I just couldn t figure out my feelings for this one Victoria Dahl gives us a very prickly heroine Grace is a make up artist from Hollywood After getting fired while on set of a movie, and then having a very bad break up with a boyfriend that literally leaves her penniless, she gets in the car and starts driving She has a great aunt that lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming who has an apartment that she is willing to let Grace stay in until she can figure out her life Her goal is to work for a few weeks in Jackson Hole to get some money, and then continue on to Vancouver where she is hoping to find markup artist work in the movie business Having purple hair, she is not one to blend into the quaint, popular tourist town Grace had a very bad childhood and for that reason has some major trust issues She has a huge chip on her shoulder and pretty much feels everyone is out to get her.After she moves in she meets her next door neighbor Cole Rawlins Cole is a cowboy He works on a ranch and one day hopes to buy the ranch himself, which has been his life long dream He was injured a while ago...

  6. says:

    3.5 Stars A lot of good reviews already on the books for this one I agree with them I didn t feel Grace and Cole s connection like I wanted to Yes, there were some hot love scenes, but at times I felt they just wanted to hurt one...

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    As seen on Ed and Em s Reviews 4.5 5 Stars I really enjoyed Close Enough to Touch If Victoria Dahl wasn t already an instant buy author for me, she just became one This book is a touching, contemporary romance that I won t soon forget As soon as I read the synopsis for this novel, I knew I was going to enjoy it While Close Enough to Touch is a bit heavier than the other books I ve read by Ms Dahl, it s just as addicting Once I got into the novel, I couldn t put it down The angst really is what made the book for me The characters are realistic, the situations are heart wrenching and the ending is so swoon worthy that I still smile when thinking about it This is where I release a happy sigh.Grace Barrett is a hard, strong woman, who doesn t need anyone All she needs is some money and a place to start over When her great aunt Rayleen grudgingly offers her a tiny apartment, she jumps at the chance to get out of Los Angeles, even if it is to Wyoming When she meets Cole Rawlins, she refuses to admit that he s affecting her plans Cole is the definition of swoon worthy He drives Grace and of course, me wild I could read about him all day Cowboys are my new favorite men Who knew that cowboy hats, calloused hands and rough southern accents could be so attractive Well All of us knew, but C...

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    Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsBlog rating 2.5 5Make up artist Grace is down to her last dollar, as she rolls into Jackson Hole on a bus to stay at an apartment in a building own by her great Aunt She s running from L.A and a bad situation that found her accused of theft, being fired for speaking up against an abuser and kicked out of her boyfriend s house Grace has had a rough life even before all of this She had to survive on the streets, pull herself up from nothing to make a career for herself and she knows that now she has to do it again She s planning a small stop over in Jackson Hole for a few weeks to get her feet under her before moving on to Vancouver and another movie set where she can continue to do make up for the rich and famous Grace moves into the apartment and comes face to face with her neighbor, Cole.Cole is a cowboy recovering from an injury that may mean he s never able to ride a horse again Hard to own and run a ranch, which is what he had hoped to do in the future, when...

  9. says:

    Victoria Dahl is one of my favorite contemporary authors Lead Me On was a great example of using a nontraditional hero one who is covered with tattoos and heroine one who is very attracted to the burly, brawny, biker type I really need to re read that book.This book is the same Grace Barrett is a makeup artist, one with purple hair as we are reminded about over and over in most of the advertising for this book She s running away from Hollywood and her troubles there Cole Rawlins is a cowboy who was also part of the Hollywood scene he also ran.And that s my trouble with this book I didn t connect with eithe Cole or Grace In fact, for three quarters of the book, I absolutely disliked Grace We don t get any explanation for her actions until the end I wondered if I was suffering from not allowing the heroine the same latitude I might give a grumpy hero, something Podcast 31 from Smart Bitches Trashy books discusses However, I would have given Grace that same latitude had I known her situation earlier in the book As it was, I only finished the book because it was an ARC from NetGalley And I m glad I did Victoria Dahl is a skilled wordsmith and writes hot, hot sex scenes not always to my taste, but I know they re well written My other big issue with the book is the description of Jackson Hole I should know better by now than to read books about local places, because, while I can suspend disbelief for most other things, it s hard fo...

  10. says:

    Was very lucky to get a look at this when my friend Abby Green picked up a copy from Victoria Dahl at RWA book signing Then couldn t put it down Read it cover to cover in 24 hours and can honestly say it s one of my favourite Victoria Dahl s now Adored the crisp clean Jackson Hole Wyoming setting who knew there was a difference between Elk and Deer Not me Also fell totally in love with her big sexy and tortured cowboy hero Cole Rawlins, whose weakness for bad girls leads to a fling with new neighbour Grace Barrett, a prickly, down on her luck makeup artist with purple hair and a tatoo. Grace is running away from her soul destroying past in LA, and Cole too is licking his wounds after a disastrous fling ten years before with a Hollywood diva When the movie people come back to town both their pasts are gonna co...

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