Image of Close Enough to Touch (Hqn)


Image of Close Enough to Touch (Hqn)

Dahl’s latest offering is entertaining — filled with colorful and often absurd characters who add to her unusual plot. Readers will love the book even as they want to shake their heads at the stubbornness of the main characters, whose unwillingness to trust in themselves and each other makes it difficult to find them believable together.

Grace Barrett has hit rock bottom. She’s unemployed and on the run from her ex, from whom she accidentally stole money. She hopes her great-aunt’s rooming house in Wyoming will provide a real change from her Los Angeles roots. Upon her arrival in Jackson Hole, she is confronted with a different world — people actually willing to help a stranger, including a cantankerous great-aunt who owns a saloon and only rents rooms to sexy cowboys. Cole Rawlins is trying to get his life back after an accident puts him out of commission. The sparks between the pair are sizzling and instantaneous, but in order for these two to make it for the long haul they will need to learn to let go of their pasts and trust one another. (HQN, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sabrina Cooper