Wednesday 22 January 2020

✪ Almost Just Friends (Wildstone #4) ✪ Jill Shalvis ✪

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.

ARC received via author for an honest review.

I love the worlds that Jill Shalvis builds, and I am enjoying my visits to Wildstone.

In Almost Just Friends, everyone is a little broken, yet however imperfect they are, they are all someone's perfect.

Piper's family return unannounced, and so begins a rollercoaster of a story.

Broken dreams. missed opportunities and oh so many secrets and lies. Will this family bring all the truths out, and will they be able to survive once they do.

Oh, how I adored Piper and Cam.  I need them to be together with every fibre of my being.  Neither is looking for a relationship, but sometimes fate has other ideas.

I want so much to be a part of this Manning family.  As flawed as they are, they love each other, and at the end of the day, isn't that what matters most.

I was completely drawn in to Almost Just Friends.  I flopped myself down on my couch and I didn't get up until I had finished reading.  Sweet, tender, emotional and sexy too.  The characters, there is something in there that all of us will relate to.

I hope we get more of the Wildstone series in the future.