Monday, April 16, 2018

Review for Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Can you miss something you never had?
Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee’s decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future.

Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric’s struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants so desperately to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her.

A “heart-wrenching and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who’s ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes’s One Plus One and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project.

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My 4 Star review

I will not lie...again I knew nothing about this book when I added it to my TBR list.

Then my husband bought it for me as a gift and sadly he bought it in December of last year.

Let me just start with, I should of read it the day I got it!

Close Enough to Touch warmed my heart!

It is heartbreaking and sweet all in the same breathe.

Jubliee is allergic to the human touch and as you are sitting there thinking is that even real?! I am not sure but Colleen Oakley will having you believe that it is real.

Eric and Ari are the other characters in this book and they need Jubliee just as much as she needs them.

There is so much more that I want to share but I can't because if I do, I will ruin it for you.

Please know that if and when you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down.


About the Author

Colleen Oakley’s debut novel Before I Go was a People Best New Book Pick, an Us Weekly “Must” Pick, a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book, a Library Journal Big Fiction Debut, and an Indie Next List Pick. Formerly the senior editor of Marie Claire and editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s 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. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids, and the world's biggest lapdog, Bailey.

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