“If you like ‘friends to lovers’ books, then Shirley Jump’s ‘Simply the Best’ should be on your must-read list…
“I loved every minute of this book (and the cover ain’t too bad either)! It’s got sweetness and heat and trauma and healing….They’re people I want to know and spend time with and I can’t think of a better compliment for a writer’s story.” –JJMachshe
“SIMPLY THE BEST is a fine contemporary romance starring two best buddies falling in love with neither knowing how to proceed. The tale is fun to follow due to the wary antics of Mack and Alex as each covets the other, but hides as best they can their desire to change their relationship. This is simply a lighthearted When Harry Met Sally frolic.” –Harriet Klausner
“Shirley Jump weaves a story that hypnotizes from the first page…I love it, absolutely love it…” –4 cups from Coffee Time Romance
“Mack has utter charm and can come work on my house anytime. Brilliant writing and sparkling players make Simply The Best number one in my book.” — Cherokee Sanders
“Jump’s newest contemporary romance is pleasingly complex and driven by personable characters who have the reader rooting for a happy outcome.” –Patty Engelmann from Booklist
Simply the Best
“This Could Be The End Of A Beautiful Friendship. . .”
Nothing takes the sheen off a marriage proposal quite like discovering that your prospective fiancé already has a wife. And for newspaper writer Alexandra Kenner, this is just the latest in a series of unfortunate relationships that are good for only one thing–badmouthing over beers with her best buddy, Mack Douglas. For a guy–especially a distractingly sexy, determinedly single guy–Mack has his decent side, offering to let Alex stay with him while he helps her remodel her house, even setting her up with a potential Mr. Right. What more could Alex ask for–except perhaps an encore of that out-of-the-blue, completely earth-shattering kiss Mack just laid on her?
Mack can’t pinpoint the moment Alex stopped being the girl next door and became the marquee name in his wildest fantasies. She’s always been gorgeous, but lately the commitment-phobic contractor wants her in ways and places that would change their friendship forever. That’s something Alex will never risk, unless Mack can find a way to convince her that together they can build something that’s bigger, better, and definitely made to last. . .