Sincerely Carter by Whitney G
“Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime.”
Carter and Arizona have been best friends since the fourth grade, and have remained besties all through college. Despite many people making suggestions that they are more, the two deny any romantic feelings for the other. And then one day, something changes. The two wake up and realize they find each other attractive and they embark on a secretive sexual affair. As time goes by they both recognize that the attraction goes deeper, it could be love. But can both of them admit it?
“I recently had sex with someone who might’ve ruined me for all others.”
Friends to lovers trope really isn’t my thing, mostly because I am a firm believer that men and women CAN be friends without romance involved. BUT I do realize this is just a trope, and it’s fiction so I let my reservations on the subject go and enjoyed the ride. This is a book that many of my friends loved and has been sitting on my kindle forever, so I am glad that I took a chance and read it (much later than most) and really liked this gem of a story.
The actual romance took a little bit longer to start than I expected but once it did, it was hot! Whitney G didn’t write no vanilla romance, and it was that little bit extra in those scenes that really sets this book apart from other friends to lovers romances. Reading this makes me want to read lots more by Whitney G in the future! Friendship, love, sex and angst all made for a book you don’t want to miss out on.
PS: I loved that all of the chapter titles were Taylor Swift songs, was a nice little touch.
“You belong to me, Ari, and you always will…
You’re more than ‘just’ my best friend, and I never want to be ‘just friends’ again.”