Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

Wildstone #4

Almost Just Friends by Jill ShalvisNew 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.

Mass Market, 384 Pages
Category: Adult
Genres:  Romance | Contemporary | Women’s Fiction
Tags: family, friendship, secrets, belonging, home
Tropes: forced proximity
Publishing imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication date: Jan. 21, 2020


Book Review

Almost Just Friends
5 out of 5 stars

Grief is one of those things that is as individual as the person who experiences it, and this story is the perfect example of that. In Almost Just Friends, Jill Shalvis manages to weave grief, guilt, love, loss, family, friendship, forgiveness, and hope together to create an incredibly captivating love story that takes readers through a gamut of emotions and experiences.

Piper is a woman who takes care of everyone around her, but somehow fails to take care of herself. Cam is a man used to rushing into danger and taking charge, but after losing someone he cares about and then meeting Piper, he discovers another side of himself, a side that teaches him to be patient, to listen, and to want to be the person someone else can lean on.

With secretive siblings, guilt-ridden men, personal costs, and long-held dreams to reach, Piper knows she has a lot to learn, but then, so does everyone else around her. The only question is whether any one of them will manage to find their way before the world once again tries to crumble at their feet.

If you’re looking for an amazing, feel-good romance read, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis. It will make you laugh and cry and hug your family and friends just a little bit tighter. When, you know, you don’t want to pull their hair out for all the crazy antics they pulled on you over the years.

Almost Just Friends by Jill Shalvis

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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