Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Almost Just Friends” by Jill Shalvis, William Morrow, January 2020
Jill Shalvis, author of “Almost Just Friends” has written a heartwarming, enjoyable and entertaining novel. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Romance. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated and dysfunctional.
Piper Manning has raised her two siblings and is surprised to find they are back home again. Her hopes were to sell the property her grandparents left her, and with the money, she planned to go back to school to be a Physicians Assistant. Both of her siblings don’t regard her as a sister as much as they do a parent. They also have some deep dark secrets and surprises, that Piper has no idea about. Will this stop Piper from exploring her dreams?
Piper works as an EMT and constantly checks on her neighbor, who has health issues. During a terrible storm, Piper meets his son Camden Reid. They have some sparks, but Piper has problems being close to people. Camden’s father, although older has an interesting dating life, and is familiar with Tinder, and offers suggestions on getting a woman. I enjoyed the humor from some of those conversations. The author discusses the importance of family, friends, communication, love, and hope.
Of course there are animals. I would recommend this delightful book for readers who enjoy a heartwarming story.