From the publisher:
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone with the touching story of finding your place in the world—and the people who make it home.
Piper Manning’s about as tough as they come, she’s had to be. She raised her siblings and they’ve thankfully flown the coop. All she has to do is finish fixing up the lake house her grandparents left her, sell it, and then she’s free.
When a massive storm hits, she runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There’s a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. The smart move would be for Piper to ignore them all but Cam unleashes emotions deep inside of her that she can’t deny, making her yearn for something she doesn’t understand. And her siblings…well, they need each other.
Only when the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself…and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks—just as the new life she craves may have already begun.
I love Jill Shalvis’s books; no matter the subject, she is just a terrific storyteller. This book is a perfect example. It is family fiction and romance, and the combination is just perfect here. Piper is a woman who has not had an easy life, but she has done the best she could with the hand she was dealt. Raising her siblings when she wasn’t much more than a child herself was no picnic, but now they are grown and off on their own. Or so she thinks.
Piper is a helper. She is an EMT by profession, with dreams of becoming a Physician’s Assistant, so she is not in the market for a romance. But of course, you just can’t plan those things. Told with Shalvis’s usual charm and warmth, I couldn’t help but fall for these characters and their story.
There is a lot of love and laughter here, along with some drama, and it all combines to make this book a real page-turner. I couldn’t put it down and highly recommend it.
3/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
ALMOST JUST FRIENDS By Jill Shalvis. William Morrow Paperbacks (January 21, 2020). ISBN 978-0062897800. 384p.
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