★ BLURB ★
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend…
Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)
Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.
Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.
Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…
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★ MY REVIEW ★
This gem of a book was right up my alley. I practically fell in love with the story just from the synopsis. Carter and Ari have been friends for years. Depending on who you ask, it’ll be 4th grade, or 5th grade, but Carter swears it’s 5th because in 4th he hated Ari… Obviously. 😉 Regardless of when the hate stopped, this story is a wonderful childhood enemies (almost) to friends to, eventually, unexpected lovers.
“We became best friends that very day…” – Carter
These two never planned to fall in love, in fact, they are so far off of each others radar in the chemistry department, that it’s hilarious. These two are really just friends, best friends.
“Look, he and I have never had sex, let alone sampled each other, and you can trust me on this. You can also trust me saying that we never, ever will.” -Arizona, Sincerely Carter by Whitney G.
Then sometimes, the very unexpected happens. They start to notice each other, but it comes in a very unexpected way. For Carter, his buddies were just talking about some chick and how hot she was. Ari only notices Carter because some clerk is practically drooling out the window staring at him. It alters there perspective of each other entirely in the awareness department. Not just, oh hey, you’re actually attractive. Nope, I’m talking more like five alarm fire hot.
But let us back up a wee bit. Carter has decided to spend his summer sleeping with as many women as he can, while Ari on the other hand, just would like to actually sleep with one guy. Carter has no problem at all dating women, or sleeping with them, he just can’t seem to keep them around for very long. Arizona is the complete opposite in this too. She has long relationships, but can’t bring herself to seal the deal. It’s not that she doesn’t want to, it just never seem the right time. Through all of these relationships, they both have each other as constants in their lives. Of course, having a best friend of the opposite sex doesn’t help in your relationships either. They set out to get each other laid. (I had to laugh at that.)
Once they finally get their heads on straight, and admit to themselves at least, that something is there, sparks absolutely fly. However, what good book or author would just leave that there? We have to have some angst!! Ooh no, Arizona and Carter have been friends for so long that they’ve actually created hurdles for themselves. When push comes to shove and things happen for them that they have to try to sort through, they both make some hard choices. You’ll have to read it to see where they end up! 😛
This book for me is a 4 star. I’ve never picked up a Whitney G. novel until Sincerely, Carter but I can assure you, I’ll be checking out her other works. The writing is good, the prose isn’t over the top and you have two very well developed characters. You also have a great friendship here that is fun to read. I loved how they could literally just hang out with each other and talk about whatever. It almost surprised -me- when they figured out the other was attractive. All in all, a great read and I would definitely recommend. Especially to those who love friends-to-lovers books!
★ ★ ★ ★