i'm trying to catch up on a million and five books. one million and five. this week i picked up Touch Me Gently and i will say i rather enjoyed it. it reminded me of all the things i love and loathe about the South. (i lived in NC for six years.) once i stop channeling my own butt hurt rage into the characters, it was easy to fall in love with this story. the opening chapter is awesome. slap you in the face awesome. you're dying (pun intended) to know what's going to happen next, but i'll leave the spoilers out.Knox was my favorite character. i love sexually innocent nerds. i prey on them in real life. their blood is delicious. just kidding. her love interest Salem was just a intriguing. the secondary characters were vivid and very likable. the hint of paranormal and the mystery sub-plot all flowed together.all in, Leigh is a very smooth story teller and i can't wait to read more of her work.