Sincerely, Carter by Whitney Gracia Williams
Series: Sincerely Carter #1
Publication Date: April 30, 2015
Genres: New Adult
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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…
I hadn’t heard of this book or author until Ames brought it to my attention. Then Holly told me that I had to read it because it was super cute so after reading the blurb, I was sold. I wasted no time in getting this book started and the hype around this book was spot on because I loved this book.
Arizona and Carter have been best friends since 4th grade and their relationship was completely platonic…until one night. Their night together was not supposed to turn into a regular thing but there are also some things that you just can’t help. Like, falling in love with your best friend.
Holy cow this book was an enjoyable read. I really liked seeing the foundation of Arizona and Carter’s friendship when they were kids and seeing their friendship grow and grow over the years. I loved seeing how everyone was so confused about their friendship and how Carter and Arizona didn’t care. They were best friends and that was that. When their relationship changes, I enjoyed seeing them struggle to figure things out. I loved that they both had separate lives from each other and weren’t always in each other’s pockets and I really loved what Carter did for Arizona.
Arizona was such a funny heroine. I liked her from the very beginning and even when she’s being a bonehead, I liked her. I liked her personality, her sense of humor and I loved that once her feelings were crystal clear, she didn’t waste time telling Carter. She didn’t care that her timing was off, she didn’t care if it was inconvenient, they were her feeling and Carter was her best friend so he deserved to know.
Carter was such a swoon-worthy hero. I loved how sexy he was and how secure he was in himself. He wanted girls? He had them. He wanted to sleep with his best friend? He did. She wanted to pretend that the explosive sex they had didn’t happen and wouldn’t happen again? He let her. He was such a good friend and all around guy that I loved the hell out of him.
I really liked the way that they took care of each other. It wasn’t a lopsided friendship. If Carter needed company, Ari was there. Arizona needed someone to be on her side, Carter was. Gracia-Williams did a great job of showing us how much love was already between Carter and Arizona before they crossed the line from friends to lovers. She also did a great job of keeping their new relationship status interesting and the sexual chemistry between the two was hot.
I really liked this book. It was a great introduction to Whitney Gracia-William’s works and I’m anxious for more from her. This was a wonderfully entertaining and steamy romance that I adored.
Grade: 4.75 out of 5
This book is available from Whitney Gracia Williams. You can purchase it here.