Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.
Series: Sincerely Carter #1
Publish Date: April 30, 2015
Find It: Goodreads / Amazon
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.
My Thoughts: Carter and Arizona have an interesting friendship that begins in fourth grade (or fifth, depending on which one is telling the story) and is made up of lots of rudeness, snark, and acting like each one doesn’t like the other one. Their friendship transforms over time into this extremely reliable thing in which the both of them as a unit is far bigger than they are individually, on their own. Above everyone else, these two turn to one another for advice, downtime, and that constant that a best friend provides. They are genuinely the very best of friends.
Friends-to-lovers stories are one of my favorite things, and I enjoyed this one. It was funny, especially the way Carter and Arizona hated (but not really) each other when they were in elementary school, and the way they communicated so often with each other by writing snarky notes. I love the way they carried the note-writing throughout their childhood friendship and on into their adult lives. I love the way that both Carter and Arizona fostered independence in one another while in college/deciding on careers, where to live, etc. and yet they also remained close and supported each other.
This is a fun book but it isn’t a perfect book. There is a situation or two in here that made me grimace despite the intention behind the actions. But overall, just a fun story. Super solid and loyal friendship that made for a great starting-off point for these two. THAT was my favorite part of this story.
by Whitney G.
My Thoughts: I love love love this epilogue to Sincerely, Carter! I think I liked it even more than the full-length novel because it has a great setting and a sweet HEA.
This novella was free when I picked it up, but it is currently 99 cents – honestly, I think this one is worth the dollar! (Check the current price by viewing the box at the bottom of this blog post.) It picks up after the end of Sincerely, Carter and gives a glimpse of what life is like for these two while they’re in this particular stage of their lives. I absolutely adore that they’re still writing notes and communicating in their own fun ways, and I love that Carter and Arizona chose to become more than friends in the first place.
This epilogue novella is so, so good.
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