Title: Close Enough to Touch
Author: Colleen Oakley
Publisher: Art to Artist, LLC.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Close Enough to Touch" by Colleen Oakley
What a unique story this was of a Jubilee Jenkins being allergic to actual human contact and not leaving her home for nine years [living like a hermit]. However, after the death of her mother Jubilee will be forced to the outside world to get a job. It was quite interesting as she will meet old and new people and also develop a romance, however Jubilee will not be able to touch. What will happen when she meets this 'precocious little boy Aja [saving him and almost dying herself] and his father Eric? It was quite interesting how this author brings Eric into the picture being a divorced father who was dealing with a lot of his own issues. My, how I liked how Jubilee who had cut herself off from the world could be there to help Eric especially in that part of being able to help him connect with his children. I found this author really works her magic with some of those sensual scenes of how these two were able to show their love for each other. But is this to be for these two? I will say the ending wasn't what I would have expected, however it did fit this story completion giving the reader a good read of 'depth, humor, tension, warmth, romance, parental guilt, development, fear and emotion.' How will this story end? Will there be a HEA? Well, this is where I say you will have to pick up the good read to see how this author brings its all out so very well to the readers. Was this story a little predictable at times? Yes, but it still was a good interesting warm intriguing read.