Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch is the latest release from Victoria Dahl. The publisher is Harlequin HQN. From the back cover.~

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.

I’m a huge fan of Victoria Dahl and was super excited to see Close Enough to Touch was available from NetGalley as it had been far too long since I’d had a new Victoria Dahl book to read.
I totally loved  Close Enough to Touch!  Dahl gives her readers the sexy and hot story they have come to expect. I have to say Grace grabbed my heart from the moment she appeared on the page. There was just something about her that made we want to hug her. She puts up this tough-girl front but is really so much more. She has come to Jackson Hole to stay at her great-aunt’s until she can move on yet again to a new job.  Cole is a super sexy cowboy and his yumminess factor is really off the charts. He was injured several months ago when  a horse fell on him, and still is uncertain of his future prospects.

The chemistry between Grace and Cole is obvious from the moment they meet. Even with all that is going on in both their lives, neither can seem to keep hands off the other. The love scenes between them are completely off the charts with hotness. The past doesn’t really stay in the past for either Grace or Cole. Hollywood invades Jackson Hole and the past comes back to slap both in the face. I loved that Grace actually had made some friends in Jackson Hole who support her when her past comes to light. Grace has the first real girlfriends besides her friend Merry with Eve and Jenny. As much as I love the relationship between the hero/heroine, I really think there has to be more than just them to give a story meat. Dahl totally delivers with Grace, Eve and Jenny. Loved how different they all are, yet still found common interest to cement a friendship.

Close Enough to Touch is another winner from Victoria Dahl. The official release date is August 28, 2012 for both print and digital editions and can be found at your favorite bookstore or online retailer. From information on past or future releases, check out Victoria Dahl’s website.

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