TLC Book Tours: Close Enough to Touch

About Close Enough to Touch

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (March 7, 2017)
A March 2017 Indie Next Pick
From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult.
Love has no boundaries…
Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world—and the people in it—that she’s been hiding from.
Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It’s there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad—and man—he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can’t understand why she keeps him at arm’s length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.

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I really enjoyed this book! My favorite character was definitely Jubilee. I loved that she worked in a library! I thought the author beautifully captured Jubilee and Eric's personalities in her writing, and the perspective change between chapters worked so well for me, and that's usually something I don't like.  I thought the ending was wrapped up a little too neatly--but if that's my only complaint then this book is definitely a winner.  I definitely recommend this wonderful book!

About Colleen Oakley

Colleen Oakley is an Atlanta-based writer and author of the novel Before I Go. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, and Martha Stewart Weddings. Before she was a freelance writer, Colleen was editor in chief of Women’s Health & Fitness and senior editor at Marie ClaireClose Enough to Touch is her second novel.

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  1. I enjoyed this one too and loved Jubilee too!

  2. I've been eyeing this one at my library - I may have to check it out. :)

  3. I'm glad you liked this one - I really enjoyed it, too! Definitely felt like the ending was a bit off, but overall a great book!

  4. It looks really good! Thank you for being on the tour!


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