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Too Close [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Krall
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three weeks before their wedding day, Nicola and Greg discover that they may have the same mother. 

If they really are half-siblings, they face a devastating choice: break all of society's rules and fight for their love, or break their hearts and give each other up. A DNA test will reveal the truth, but their love is tested to the breaking point during the agonizing wait for the answer. Nicola is prepared to do anything to stay together; Greg sees only the sin.
Yet, if they do not have each other, they have nothing. Only together can they triumph over adversity.

'Too Close' will take you on an emotional roller coaster and make you question the rules that dictate who you are allowed to love.

Editorial Reviews


Krall deftly navigates the ensuing complications and emotional turmoil to a most satisfying conclusion.
-Publishers Weekly

The story line is intriguing and the subject matter is entrapping. 
-Readers' Favorite

Elizabeth Krall has written an amazing book in Too Close ... It's about love, a struggle, a journey but most of all fighting for love. 
-The Book Lovers 

TOO CLOSE is an incredible story that will make you question a lot of things, none of which will feel wrong all of a sudden. Because that's what true love is supposed to be about, right? It should conquer all. 
-The Romance Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482097923
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6AE1E4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and disturbing March 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What would you do if you found out the person you're about to marry might be your half-brother? How would you feel? Do you think the relationship would survive those doubts, tough time, the pressure - even if it's not true? Would you fight for your love? Or would you run the other way? Is it the greatest taboo for you too?

Are you intrigued yet?

Greg and Nicola met at a bar, where everyone from work goes for a drink on Friday nights. Although Greg was attracted to Nicola immediately, he was told she doesn't go out with her colleagues, ever since her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her boss. Still, Greg is determined to change her mind, and what starts off as a friendship soon turns into a relationship. Six months later, they become engaged. It does seem a bit rushed, but they are great together, love each other, so why wait?

Three weeks before the wedding, it's time for Nicola to meet Greg's family. Everything is going great, but once she tells them she's adopted, things suddenly become a lot more complicated. Greg's mother Mona shares secrets from her past, that are about to rock their world. Could Nicola really be Mona's daughter? Yes, she's the right age. Yes, they look alike, and many people even thought Nicola and Greg are siblings. But that still doesn't mean anything, right? Or wrong? They have two weeks, until the DNA test results arrive, to find out.

The theme of this book is both refreshing and disturbing. You can't help but wonder - how would you react, what would you do... what will happen to them? What started off as a light and cute romance, turned into a gripping pageturner and made me finish the story in one sitting.

I liked both Greg and Nicole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Story!! December 28, 2014
By Evie
Format:Kindle Edition
From the beginning of Nicola and Greg's relationship there were coincidences. They bore a physical resemblance to one another. Nicola shared a tomato allergy with Greg's mother, Mona. Only after the couple became engaged did Nicola meet Mona. They, too, resemble each other physically. When Mona learns Nicola was adopted she begins to suspect Nicola might be the daughter she gave birth to and gave up thirty-six years ago. Too Close, the novel by Elizabeth Krall, is a story of the unimaginable. Is it possible that Greg and Nicola have the same mother? Nicola and Mona agree to have DNA testing. Emotions run high for everyone during the excruciating wait for the results. Ever present is the question of what happens if the test results show the couple is related?

This is a story about a sensitive issue and the author tells it with grace and dignity. The characters are realistic. Their emotions, reactions and fears are clearly presented. This is a powerful novel in that the reader can't help but wondering "What would I do if I found myself in a similar situation?" As for what happens with Nicola and Greg- you'll have to read the book and I do recommend reading this book.

I received this book for free through LibraryThing and I give this review of my own free will.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have read EK's previous book which was a romance themed around tall ships. In her latest book the characters are well presented and as I have had first hand experience of a similar situation in real life (almost happened to a friend), this book was very believable in terms of the emotional rollercoaster people in that situation experience. I loved the intimate scenes which was tasteful yet erotic. EK must have done her research !

I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good storyline with an unusual plot and I am looking forward to more books from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Story! December 5, 2014
By Reader
Format:Kindle Edition
This fascinating story looks at one of society’s taboos in a truly interesting way. Nicola and Greg work for the same company, she as a travel editor, her in accounting/finance. They meet and fall in love. Two weeks before their wedding, Greg’s mother reveals that, while a run-away teenager, she may have given birth to a baby girl, who may well be Nicola, who was adopted by her parents. How the couple as well as how their families and closest friends handle this makes for a fascinating story. I was literally yanked in from the very start of the book. While telling the story of their love and how they cope with this disturbing news, the book also shines a light on an area of society that really receives little attention in a way this book does. Generally, we read about incest as connected to child abuse. In this book, both main characters are consenting adults who just happen to fall in love with possibly the wrong person. I found the description of the arguments that ensued, the discussions, the revelation and final realizations about this so-called “sin” to be both well done and fascinating. I applaud the author for presenting a situation that is rather creative and well done. As I read the book, which I had a great deal of difficulty putting down once the characters began to search for answers (through stories of past lives and scientific DNA testing) until the final pages when all was revealed. I even questioned my own beliefs in this area and wondered not a few times how or if I could cope with this same situation, were my life turned upside down as Nicola’s and Greg’s were by his mother’s tales of her years as a teenage run-away. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A realistic portrayal of a very touchy subject
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

This starts out as a typical love story.... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Teresa Kander
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nightmare of Love
Greg and Nicola meet; fall in love and plan to spend the rest of their lives together. Each day their bond grows stronger and stronger. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Kindle Book Review
4.0 out of 5 stars keeps you guessing
Thought book was good kept you on your toes until the end. Would recommend this to friends
For a interesting read
Published 12 months ago by Cathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Too Close
I was given the opportunity to read and review Too Close by Elizabeth Krall as part of this blog tour. I really enjoyed this book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Reviews By Crystal
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY ENJOYABLE READ!
This book is an attention-getting, sexy, and fun read! The story line is intriguing and held my interest to the very end. Read more
Published 19 months ago by JILL
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite the moral dilemma...
I read this book a couple weeks ago and I have to stay it has stuck with me. I keep coming back to "how would I feel" and "what would I do?" if I or a friend was in that situation. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
4.0 out of 5 stars slow to start, but well worth it in the end
Too Close starts with two nice people pleasantly falling in love. There's no real conflict as the book unfolds in a leisurely manner for the first five chapters. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Becca
4.0 out of 5 stars An Insurmountable Obstacle?
Nicola works as travel editor for a large newspaper in San Francisco. She is somewhere in her thirties, reasonably satisfied with her life, but recovering from a love affair that... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Cherokee Randolph
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars!
I received a copy of TOO CLOSE by Elizabeth Krall in exchange for an honest review.

The premise of this book is both disturbing and intriguing. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sara Palacios
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More About the Author

I am the author of the suspense/thriller "In Your Sights", the contemporary romance novels "Too Close" and "Ship to Shore", and an occasional series of short stories themed around holidays, called "Holiday Romances".
Most of my career was spent as an editor, but now I work as a print and digital graphic designer. An unexpected side-effect of leaving editing was the resurgence of an interest in writing.
I grew up in Canada and lived in London, England, for many years. I have now settled in Sydney, Australia. My interests include travel, tall ship sailing, photography and blogging. You'll find my blogs at:

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