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Almost just friends A Novel

by Shalvis, Jill,

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Summary
"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." --
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Medical technician Piper Manning is used to caring for others. She was left in charge of her siblings at age 18, and they finally seem to be adults. She is hoping to sell the lake-front property her grandparents left her so she can afford to get her physician's assistant degree. Camden Reid is back in the coastal town of Wildstone, California, to check on his father after Cam's brother's death in a car accident. As he and Piper explore their strong feelings for each other, Cam must also try to manage his grief and Piper has to deal with her siblings. Her brother returns home after kicking a three-year addiction, and her sister has quit college and informed Piper and Cam that she is pregnant with Cam's brother's baby. It takes some arguments and a memorable food fight to help start their healing, but ultimately the two families find a way to work together toward a united future. Readers will be very satisfied with the ending of Shalvis' latest enjoyable Wildstone story, following Rainy Day Friends (2018).--Amy Alessio Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Shalvis (The Lemon Sisters) unites two people healing from emotional trauma in this tender contemporary. EMT Piper Manning is reluctantly celebrating her 30th birthday at a bar in her hometown of Wildstone, Calif., when she meets her neighbor's 32-year-old son, Cam Hayes, a DEA agent. The attraction between them ignites during a particularly stormy night, but Piper is reluctant to let anyone get too close to her. After her parents died, she raised her younger siblings, Winnie and Gavin; they've recently moved out and she's ready to live life on her own terms. Cam is also reeling from his younger brother's recent death and not sure how to connect with civilians. Then Piper's siblings come back home, seeking comfort from their sister but reluctant to admit the ways their lives have fallen apart. Piper's relationship with Cam heats up, but she's afraid that coming to rely on him will further hamper her quest for independence. Believable, realistic characters are at the heart of this novel. Shalvis will immediately grab the reader's attention with a strong heroine and caring connection between two wounded souls. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Literature
Romance
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2020
2020
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience General adult
Language English
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ISBN 9780062897817
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