Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch

From the author of Before I Go comes an unconventional love story perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes.One time a boy kissed me and I almost died... And so begins the story of Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman with a rare and debilitating medical condition: she’s allergic to other humans. After a humiliating near-death experience in high sc...

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Title:Close Enough to Touch
Author:Colleen Oakley
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ISBN:1501139266
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages

Close Enough to Touch Reviews

  • Kimberly Belle
    Jul 06, 2016
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy of this one--a love story starring a woman who's deathly allergic to other humans. Oakley handles the storyline expertly, by creating the perfect balance between heart-wrenching emotion and humor. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll turn the pages unt...
  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    Mar 02, 2017
    ***4.5 STARS Thank you to Gallery Books for sending me a copy for an honest review! Does the giddiness over a good book ever go away?This was my first Colleen Oakley novel and honestly, where have I been? I will mostly certainly not miss another one of her novels!This story pulled me in immediately,...
  • Linda
    Mar 15, 2017
    After reading Colleen Oakley's first book, I was delighted to learn she was releasing her second one, "Close Enough to Touch." This book gives us a different approach to what love looks like and introduces us to three very different yet similar, endearing characters.Jubilee Jenkins developed a rare ...
  • Brandie
    Dec 18, 2016
    4.5 stars. I loved this book so much up until the very end. I wanted just a little more from that ending. It felt rushed to me. Other than that, I adored this book. Absolutely loved Eric and Jubilee!...
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    Dec 14, 2016
    6 THE FEELS STARSA Librarian Meets a Single DadThis is my first Colleen Oakley book and it won’t be the last! I can’t describe to you the FEELS I received after reading Close Enough to Touch. Gah, this novel is EPIC, FANTASTIC and HEART-WARMING. It had everything I looked for in a feel-goo...
  • Dee Montoya
    Dec 17, 2016
    4 Delicate Stars****(ARC provided by Netgalley)A breathtaking story about a woman who's life has been deeply affected by a terrible allergy. Jubilee is allergic to humans. This story takes the reader through the life of a girl who's terrified of being touched, after her first, and only kiss ever, ne...
  • Dale Harcombe
    Feb 12, 2017
    Four and a half stars.The premise of this story sounded interesting. Jubilee Jenkins is 28 and hasn’t been out of her house for 9 years, because she is allergic to people. Literally allergic. Anyone who suffers with allergies knows how annoying they can be at times. But for Jubilee this one is ...
  • Chris  Carroll
    Feb 12, 2017
    It is hard to express my thoughts about this book. It actually kept me awake during the night after I finished it. My thoughts and emotions were all over the place. I read this in one sitting and cried many times through it.The author has such an amazing talent for her unique depiction of the main c...
  • Erin Clemence
    Mar 15, 2017
    “Close Enough to Touch” by Colleen Oakley is the story of Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman who has spent the last nine years of her life living as a recluse, as she suffers from a rare disorder where she is allergic to human skin cells that are not her own (so essentially, she has an allergy...
  • Karen
    Mar 31, 2017
    Oakley’s storytelling drew me in early on, in fact from the very first sentence:“ One time a boy kissed me and I almost died.” A wonderfully complex story involving three main characters who I cared about, admired their courage and rooted for them as they managed to push through diffi...