The closer I got to the crux of the story, the more it kindled my interest. Ann Jacobs writes some really nice stories and her Oil Barons Series is pretty charming.

Second in the series, “The Closer We Get” brings single mom Erin Winters up, close and personal with Blake Tanner. Losing her husband in a car accident and trying to get the necessary treatment for her wheel-chaired toddles, leaves Erin with becoming a surrogate mother to pay for the impending surgery. But circumstances throw things into a roller coaster ride of uncertainties and fears as she ends up in a marriage to the sperm donor.


Rich and affluent attorney Blake Tanner loses his wife to a stray bullet bringing him face to face with Erin Winters carrying his child. Despite his initial resistance and reservations, Blake ends up with Erin under his roof and in the safety of his arms. As he gets closer to mother and son, sparks ignite to lust. As he gets to know Erin on a daily basis, lust turns into desire and love.

Ann Jacobs weaves a pretty interesting story around Blake and Erin. As much as I liked Blake and Erin and their chemistry, I did feel that the process of forgiveness, guilt and feelings needed a more intense delivery. Weaving in Erin’s sister’s and Blake’s friend’s story into the main storyline was pretty good as a supporting cast.

“The Closer We Get” is set at a little bit of a slow pace, but definitely charming enough to finish in one sitting.

Received an ARC from Beyond The Page Publishing from NetGalley for an honest review.