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Better Than Friends

Jill Shalvis

Old flames reignite in Sunrise Cove in this charming enemies-to-lovers, second-chance, small-town, forced-proximity love story about family, friendships, and true love from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis.

When Olive Porter's off-the-grid parents go missing, she reluctantly seeks out Noah Turner, her ex and the only person she both trusts implicitly and not at all.

As a special investigative agent for the National Park Service, Noah's used to living under intense pressure. Or he was until he got injured on the job. Now unhappily recuperating at home while being smothered by his loving but nosy family, he'd love nothing more than a good distraction.

So when Olive shows up looking like a million bucks, he has to do a gut and heart check. Because nope, no matter what, he can't fall for her again, the woman who once blew up his entire life and never looked back. How ironic then that his own personal hell (Olive) is also his ticket out of town. The question is, will the risk be worth the reward?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Avon Books
  • Publish Date: Jan 21st, 2025
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.31in - 0.76in - 0.65lb
  • EAN: 9780063353381
  • Categories: WomenRomance - Romantic ComedyMystery & Detective - General

About the Author

Shalvis, Jill: -

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning novels wherever books are sold and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Praise for this book

"Bestseller Shalvis hits a home run with this emotionally nuanced contemporary...There's a ton of heart here." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Bright Spot

"An easy-to-read, forced proximity romance filled with quirky characters, strong--but flawed--women, and supportive men." -- Kirkus Reviews on The Bright Spot

"Jill Shalvis' books are funny, warm, charming and unforgettable." -- RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

"This charming tale is just as welcoming as the cozy small-town community within which it's set, and Shalvis hits the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Readers will be thrilled." -- Publishers Weekly on The Sweetheart List

"The slow reveal of secrets drives this novel of found family as the three, especially Alice, start to redefine the meaning of home. Full of quirky details that make the characters pop, this is classic Shalvis." -- Booklist on The Backup Plan

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