Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl

                                                   Close Enough to Touch
                                                            Victoria Dahl
                                                          August 28, 2012
                                                             324 pages
       For makeup artist Grace Barrett, Hollywood isn't the land of golden opportunity. It's the land of difficult divas, cheating boyfriends and unemployment. So when her great-aunt offers her a free place to stay in Jackson Hole, Grace thinks she'll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But it turns out that there are a few more thrills in this small town than Grace was expecting….Cole Rawlins is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can't help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. He wants to get close enough to Grace to see past her tough facade, but if he does, she might see the real Cole. The one with a Hollywood history gone bad. As they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay—and those fires from long ago may burn them both.

They'll need more 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 might have a chance at forever.

   Another good/fun story by one of my favorite (and one I recommend a lot) contemporary authors. This story started out a little slow for me, I did not really like our heroine, Grace, she was a bit bitchy to me. I did however like our sexy cowboy hero, Cole. As the story progressed and you learned a little more about Grace's past and the series of events that led her to Jackson Hole flat broke and with everything she owned in her bag, I began to like Grace and admire her spunk. I still think she might have been a little mean to Cole in the beginning but I eventually forgave her. I really enjoyed a lot of the townspeople in this book and I am hoping to see more of them in future books as this was the start of a series set in Jackson Hole Wyoming. The second book in the Jackson series will be Too Hot To Handle, out in April 2013. I look forward to finding out about the rest of the town and Grace's best friend Merry in book 2.  If you like quick wit and banter and some yummy cowboys this is a series for you. 

Close Enough to Touch:            3.5/5
Cover:                                     2.5/5
Audience Rating:                     PG-13 


                                              Note: I received a copy of this ebook from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes.


  1. I've heard great things about her books, I'm not totally into contemporaries though. Thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks for the review! Putting it on my wishlist :)

  3. Thanks for the introduction to this author. I'll have to check out their books. Also thanks for your thoughts!