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Too Close

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
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 fo
Paperback, 258 pages
Published January 28th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 25th 2013)
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Cherokee Randolph
Jun 02, 2013 Cherokee Randolph rated it really liked it
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 went bad and resulted in her lover leaving her for her (female) boss (which is how she got promoted to her job). As a result of this experience, she has made herself a vow never to date anyone who works for her company.

When she meets Greg (so much physically like a male version of herself that many people remark about t
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
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 s
Becca Price
Jun 19, 2013 Becca Price rated it really liked it
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.

In the sixth chapter, however, the emotional roller coaster begins, and continues throughout the rest of this well-crafted and emotional book. The unthinkable becomes not only thinkable, but necessary to think about, and to be dealt with, as his mother's secret threatens their every happiness. I don't want to say too much, because I"m ho
Z. Elizabeth
Feb 22, 2013 Z. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I came across Too Close on accident really. I was just looking for some books to download on Amazon and this book sprang to my attention. Clicking on it to see what it was about, I knew I had to read it. I had never read a book about a couple maybe being related but from the start I was completely hooked. I wanted to know how the realization that they could be related came to light and how it was dealt with as really, it is such a delicate and emotional issue to deal with but I felt Ms. Krall wr ...more
Jan 27, 2013 June rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What if this happened to me? I wondered when I read Too Close. What if I met the love of my life and it turned out he might be my brother?
Just like in Ship to Shore, Elizabeth Krall brings light humor and seriousness to a novel about two people Nicola and Greg that meet and fall deep in love very fast, and want to marry and have children. The novel shows them meeting and falling in love, then jumps ahead five months to when they decide to marry. That is when the really interesting part begins.
PacaLipstick Gramma
I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.

The synopsis is clearly better than the book. Where to even begin?

First of all, Greg and Nicola fall in love. The relationship becomes serious and they decide to marry. Greg claims to have a spiritual relationship with God, and admonishes Nicola for not going to church. Time to meet the parents. One of the mothers decides that this may be her long lost child. Her guilt consumes her, so she reveals this tell-all to her unsuspecting husband and children. D
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Jul 15, 2013 Jodie's W.I.N.E. List rated it really liked it
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. I keep flopping back and forth on both sides of this moral dilemma.

In the book, Nicola and Greg fall in love and plan on getting married. When he takes her to meet his parents, his mother reveals a secret she has been carrying with her for years. She got pregnant many years ago and gave the baby up for adoption. She
Jill Dobbe
Jun 17, 2013 Jill Dobbe rated it really liked it
This book is an attention-getting, sexy, and fun read! The story line is intriguing and held my interest to the very end. I kept hoping for a happy ending for Greg and Nicola and wasn't disappointed. The author writes about some very thought provoking issues-adoption, incest, teen pregnancy-while developing an engaging and entertaining story. There are many things that come into play in this book, which I believe makes it an ideal read for a bookclub.

Jill Dobbe, Author
Malakoff Mum
Jan 02, 2014 Malakoff Mum rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one very much
Natasha Jackson
Oct 27, 2013 Natasha Jackson rated it really liked it
Shelves: contempary
I enjoyed the book. I just wish it had an epilogue to show the aftermath.
Sukey  the Book Hoarder
Copy received through Librarything in exchange for review.

Where to start with this one? I was looking forward to reading Too Close as the premise of it sounded completely different than any book I've read to date. And I have to say, I was impressed with the story line as well as the author's writing, but in the end, it just left me wanting for more.

The Positive: I've noticed lately many writers are leaving out descriptive prose, and I think this is crime! I like IMAGERY! Tell me what the view ou
Teena in Toronto
Jul 06, 2013 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian
Nicola and Greg have both had their hearts broken. Nicola breaks her "no dating anyone at the office" rule when Greg joins the newspaper as an accountant. Very quickly they fall in love and make plans to get married. Those plans all come crashing down when Nicola meets Greg's mother, Mona, for the first time a couple weeks before the wedding. Mona reveals that when she was a teenager, she was messed up on drugs, ran away with a band, got pregnant by one of the band members (she doesn't know whic ...more
Dec 05, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jul 21, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
I was given the opportunity to read and review Too Close by Elizabeth Krall as part of a blog tour. I really enjoyed this book. It certainly kept me turning pages wondering what was going to happen to Nicola and Greg next. I really admired how this couple handled a very tricky situation together. When you are faced with a major obstacle that could stand between you and the love of our life just what are you willing to do for that love?

Nicola and Greg did their best to lead their lives with their
Stephanie Lasley
Nov 18, 2014 Stephanie Lasley rated it really liked it
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. They knew early on they were soul- mates, and lucky to have found each other.
Greg met Nicola’s adoptive parents and was slightly overwhelmed by her large family. When Nicola meets Greg’s small but charming family she felt instantly at ease. She quickly finds that she and Greg’s mother Mona have a lot in common. They both have the same color of hair and beautiful
Mar 13, 2015 Faelan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, reviewed, 2015, 04
I received a copy for an honest review

Nicola was adopted into a loving family and due to circumstances works as editor.
Greg was raised by wonderful parents and after taking a year from the rat race finds himself in San Francisco, in the same company as Nicola.

Nicola is hesitant on dating Greg because of how things turned out last time when she dated a colleague. But Greg manages to get her to break her rule and they start dating.

6 months later, Greg asks her to marry him. She says yes. The weddi
Teresa Kander
Oct 24, 2014 Teresa Kander rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

This starts out as a typical love story....until Nicola meets Greg's family, and learns she could possibly be his half-sister. His mother had a baby girl around the same time Nicola was born, in the same city, and never knew what happened to her.

As you can imagine, this causes complications for virtually everyone in the story. Greg and Nicola, of course, as well as Greg's mother, but also Nicola's adopted parents, and siblings o
InD'tale Magazine
"Too Close" has a very steady pace which allows the reader a lot of comfort. As the details become more intense, the story takes on a slightly darker tone.

Read full review in the 2013 July/August double issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Literary  Chanteuse
Jun 08, 2013 Literary Chanteuse marked it as rom-contemporary
For star rating and full review see InD'tale Magazine online July/Aug 2013 issue.
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I am also the author of the contemporary romance novels "Too Close" and "Ship to Shore", and of 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
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