Almost Just Friends

“My mom used to say that the past was just building blocks to the future. That all regrets, mistakes and miscalculations were the foundation, and as necessary as air.”

Thank you to William Morrow publishing for gifting me a copy of ALMOST JUST FRIENDS by Jill Shalvis.

“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 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.”

After reading some intense books, I wanted to read a book that appeared to be on the lighter side of the literary world so I decided to pick up ALMOST JUST FRIENDS. I’m not going to lie, I was coerced into reading this one because of the dog on the cover- an Australian Shepherd in a canoe? Count me in! 

I was immediately drawn into the lives of Piper and her two siblings. The three of them carried so much baggage into the home that they shared— I was inspired by their tenacity to grow and learn from the mistakes that they had made. 

My only complaint about this book is that the dog didn’t come into the book until the very end! I was highly disappointed that I didn’t have more time to spend with Piper’s furry companion. Besides that one little faux-pas, ALMOST JUST FRIENDS was the book that I was looking for! I honestly think that it would be a perfect beach read for this summer. 

Thank you Jill Shalvis and William Morrow for gifting me this book. 

ALMOST JUST FRIENDS was released on January 21, 2020, and is available to order now!

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