Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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A March 2017 Indie Next Pick From the author of Before I Go Love has no boundaries... Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she?s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world?and the people in it?that she?s been hiding from. Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It?s there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad?and man?he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can't understand why she keeps him at arm's length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Gallery Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781501139284
1501139282
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 p.)
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behere
Oct 23, 2017

Such an unusual story about a character who is allergic to other people. The connection between Jubilee and Aja is heart-warming. Eric hugging Jubilee after he wraps a blanket around her like a burrito is creative. The author obviously understands what working in a library is like.

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clairemars
Jun 05, 2017

This is a heart-warming, "cutesy" story with an original plot and likable characters. Nothing too deep-- a light and fluffy read.

ehbooklover May 19, 2017

I really liked this book. It has a very unique plot and I loved the characters. It was humourous yet emotional. Bonus: I enjoyed the fact that a great deal of the book took place in a public library and that the protagonist loved to read.

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Newmommy09
Apr 29, 2017

This was such a heart warming, touching, funny, insightful book. Very enjoyable plot, I thought the characters were so alive and real. For a "romance" book, I laughed and even got goose-bumps a few times. I recommend this book.

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mjk236sb
Apr 17, 2017

This was a very enjoyable book. All the characters had their flaws, but it was filled with joy, love and discovery as each of them worked through the sorrow that was in their lives. The writing was easy and filled with caring. Caring about the characters and setting the environment for them to be and to grow. Even though Jubliee's condition was not real, her anxiety, loneliness , and fear were real. Loved the interactions with the different characters and the journey that they took separately and together. Just a delightful read.

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Reads_A_Lot
Mar 28, 2017

I really liked this cute book. Jubilee, Eric and little Aja each have their own struggles to overcome which they are able to work on together. There is good chemistry between Jubilee and Eric; and a fun, quirky bond between Jubilee and Aja. Filled with both tender and witty moments, this heartwarming story is a very enjoyable read.

cals_readers Feb 21, 2017

Contains some interesting discussion of books (especially The Virgin Suicides) between Jubilee and Eric.

JCLKariE Feb 16, 2017

Close Enough to Touch encourages the reader to suspend disbelief and go where the author takes you. Jubilee Jenkins, Eric Keegan, and Aja are likable, rounded, and hilarious characters. Jubilee is allergic to human touch and nearly dies after her first kiss. Jubilee's mother leaves her to marry a millionaire. Instead of going to college and finding a way to be around people, Jubilee decides to stay home and then slips into being an agoraphobic who cannot leave her house. Nine years later, Jubliee's mother suddenly dies and her step-father cuts off her allowance. Jubilee leaves her house and runs into a girl from high school who gives her a job as a circulation assistant at the local library.

This humorous novel is touching. The writing is conversational and engaging.Oakley again shows us how funny, touching, and quirky life can be.

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behere
Oct 27, 2017

Aja: So, you kind of are a mutant. p 145

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behere
Oct 23, 2017

I stand on shaky legs and fall into the blanket, into him. He wraps me up like a burrito, holding me tight. My shoulders shudder from laughing, but he doesn't let go.
Not even when his shoulders start to match the movement of mine. Not even when neither one of us in laughing anymore.
p 280.

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