Sunday, January 5, 2020

eARC Book review: Almost Just Friends (Wildstone #4) by Jill Shalvis


Available January 21, 2020
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

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.

Piper Manning has been living in survival mode since her parents were killed. She's been trying to hold her family together which includes and younger brother and sister who have never made it easy. They did make it interesting though. She's almost to the point where she can sell her property and go to school to be a physicians assistant. It's been her dream for ages and she is ready to do something for herself. Then she meets Camden Reid. Then both her siblings come home with some pretty big problems.  Then it seems her life plan might end up on hold permanently. I think i was hooked on this book within the first few pages. It's not uncommon to start on a book and good hooked fairly quick. The trick is to end the book still hooked. This book definitely performed that trick for me. Jill Shalvis made me care about these characters. Made me want them in my world. Complicated but likable characters that you can relate to. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. Give me more!

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