Close Enough to Touch
By Victoria Dahl
(Harlequin HQN, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373776887, 384pp.)
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
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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 bayand 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.
Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the mountains. Her first novel debuted in 2007, and she’s gone on to write seventeen books and novellas in historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. Victoria's contemporary romance, Talk Me Down, was nominated for both a RWA Rita Award and the National Readers' Choice Award. Since then, her books have been nominated for two more Rita Awards, and she hit the USA Today Bestseller list with the anthology Midnight Kiss.
"Sassy and smokingly sexy, Talk Me Down is one delicious joyride of a book." --New York Times bestselling author Connie Brockway
"A hot and funny story about a woman many of us can relate to...."
--Salon.com on Crazy for Love
"[A] hands-down winner, a sensual story filled with memorable characters."
-Booklist on Start Me Up
"Dahl smartly wraps up a winning tale full of endearing oddballs, light mustery and plenty of innuendo and passion."
-Publishers Weekly on Talk Me Down
"Sparkling, special and oh so sexy-Victoria Dahl is a special treat!"
-New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips on Talk Me Down