Published by WGW Books on April 29, 2015
Series: Sincerely Carter #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: Audio Book from Publisher
Just friends.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 ...
Just friends.We’re just friends.I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…
I don’t listen to nearly enough audio books. I should listen to more. Most of my hold up is that 1) I will not love the narrator. (more on that later) and 2) that they will not read fast enough for me. I am a fast reader. And I have to say that both of my reservations were realized, but they were fixable. I never knew that with audible you can speed up the listening speed. That helped A LOT. The other reason is unavoidable, but it didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. My audio book takeaway is that I absolutely want to listen to more books. especially in the car. That is time well spent on long driving trips.
Sincerely, Carter is the first in a new adult romance series by the same name by author Whitney G. I really, really loved the story. It was a best friends to lovers trope and that one always warms my heart and makes me smile. The book itself gets very close to 5 big favorite stars, but the audio version of it detracted a bit from the story. I really liked the narrator for Arizona, but the voice for Carter just did not match up at all for me. Not to mention in the Arizona chapters, if Carter had a speaking role it wasn’t Carter’s narrator doing the voice, it was Arizona in a “guy voice”, and that bugged me even more. I see Carter as this strong male character and his voice just didn’t live up to that for me. The narrator did a good job, it just wasn’t how I pictured Carter in my head. Other than that, the story was excellent. I really loved it. I didn’t realize that this was going to be a series, but I am beyond thrilled that it is.
Carter and Arizona have been the very best of friends since 4th (or 5th) grade. And they have never once crossed the line. (until the events of this story) It is something that confounds everyone they meet. I loved watching them see each other in a new light. I didn’t think it felt rushed or unexpected. I thought it felt really natural actually. Each one of the characters annoyed me exactly once, and it was at the end of the book. Arizona annoyed me a ton more than Carter. I wanted to slap her for acting so petty. I know that she was hurt but come on! She knew exactly what she was getting into, and the way she acted was way meaner than anything Carter could have said or done. (that’s just my two cents though.)
Bottom line: if you are a fan of the friends to lovers trope, Sincerely, Carter is a MUST READ for you. It is one of the best in this story line that I have ever read. Although, I would probably suggest the book over the audio book. (sorry Carter narrator!) I loved this story, right down to every last letter they sent each other. It was sincerely very cute! (I know that doesn’t really work, but I am forcing it anyway.)
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