Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl

Title: Close Enough to Touch

Author: Victoria Dahl

Genre: Contemporary

Can a city girl make it in the wild, wild West? For makeup artist Grace Barrett, Hollywood is less the land of golden opportunity and more 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. As they discover a sizzling attraction, it’s Grace who finds herself surprised. Cole’s the only man who’s ever dared to get close enough to see through her tough facade. And his mysterious past only makes him sexier.

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 sooo wanted to like this book as I love Voctoria Dahl. But for some reason I just couldn’t get into the story. There was something about Grace that really rubbed me the wrong way. She seemed to hard and in your face. I was never really able to reach a point where I liked her.

Cole on the other hand I really liked. There is just something about a wounded cowboy that appeals to me. I liked how he looked past the surface of Grace and didn’t let her get away with much.

The story line was okay and I did like the secondary characters a lot. Grace’s great-aunt was one of the best parts of the story I thought.

All that being said, the story was very well written and the character growth and development was good. I simply couldn’t get past Grace. I will say that if you are a fan of Victoria’s give this book a try and see if you feel differently about the book than I did. If so come back to this review and tell me. Who knows I may pick the book up in six months and love it.

Grade B

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