★BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY★ Sincerely, Carter by Whitney Gracia Williams

MY RATING

Oh how I needed that! A great book to start my week, a light hearted and sexy book! If you are looking for your next read and are in a mood to swoon, to laugh and to… blush, then please grab this little gem by the fabulous Whitney Gracia Williams. Whitney G. (I prefer Whitney G, it makes me feel like we’re on a first name basis, or that one of my friend has a gangsta nickname!)

Book infos & Purchase Links

SincerelyC_revealJust 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…

Author : Whitney Garcia Williams
Title : Sincerely, Carter
Series : 

Publisher : WGW books .
Pages : 274
Release date : April 30, 2015
Genre : New Adult, Romance, Humor.

 

My Review

“Sincerely, Carter” is a book I’ll definitely file under my “feel good” shelf.

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I love friends to lovers tropes and this new story by Whitney Gracia Williams did not disappoint! I’ve read most of the books this author wrote and I can say that I always had a good time. She’s good at creating great chemistry between her characters and she nailed it again with this new story!

Whitney G. handcrafted here the perfect tale, introducing Carter and Arizona as kids, hating each other first —classic— to become best friends and this for the many years to come.
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I love the fact that she used secret correspondence between the two of them when they were kid and throughout their friendship. It described perfectly how deep their bond was and how close Carter and Arizona became year after year.

Carter has been writing notes to Arizona and vice-versa since their fourth grade—oops, sorry fifth grade. It first started because they hated each other so much they kept fighting. Carter’s mom making him write out excuses note to his teacher.

Dear Miss Carpenter,
I am sorry that I was bad in class yesterday, but I am not sorry that I HATE Arizona Turner.
She is ugly and she talks way too much.
She deserves to be punish too, and I hope she dies tomorrow so I won’t have to see her and her ugly metal mouth anymore.
Sincerely,
Carter.

What Carter didn’t know is how similar this little devil of a girl was to him, they became friends the very next day.

Dear Carter, I am sorry that I made you act bad and break Miss Carptenter’s pens yesterday.
But I am not sorry that I HATE you.
You are ugly and talk way too much.
I really wish you’ll get hit by a bus one day soon because you suck. You suck A LOT.
Not Sincerely,
Arizona.

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Present day, Carter and Arizona are both of age to graduate and are about to go their respective way, Carter chasing after his lawyer career, while Arizona pursues her dream to become a chef.

She’s passionate about food, and went so far as unlawfully infiltrate a culinary school to satisfy her enthusiasm.

“-It would be nice to have some amazing sex before I leave for culinary school.
-Then have some, I can help you with that.
-What?Not with you. Are you out of your mind?
-I’m definitely not talking about sex with me… You wouldn’t be able to handle me…
-Please!”

Carter has always been a ladies’ man. He’s charming, sexy as fuck and is going from crazy girlfriends to one night stands without ever finding the perfect woman.
Arizona struggles to find someone as well but from a different angle. She seeks the perfect boyfriend, being a tiny bit OCD about it. (We’re talking spreadsheets here. lol)
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What I loved until this point is the genuine feel of their true friendship. Nothing was amiss. And I really liked how overtly sharing they both were. Talking and teasing about their love interests, sharing about their insecurities. An honest and legitimate friendship.

“-Really, though? Have I ever told you how deep you are?
-No. But that’s because you and I have never fucked.”

Until the day everything changes.
Carter suddenly becomes aware of Arizona sexual appeal.
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And Arizona finally sees why all her ladies friends were auditioning to be Carter’s girl.

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And they both definitely like what they see.

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Yes, this part has an insta-lust alert to it, but I didn’t mind it one bit. The banter between those two and the easy writing of Whitney Gracia Williams just made me overlook this.

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The inevitable happens and over one kiss Carter and Arizona become hungry for each other. They’re craving every touch and moments, but keeping their new silent arrangement secret from their entourage. And this feeling of secrecy, of forbidden, definitely adds to the story. To the sex scenes!

“If you scream like that…” he whispered into my ear, “everyone in this house will hear me fucking you.” He pounded into me again. “Is that what you want?”

It shouldn’t surprise me, Whitney G.—author of the now self-advertising “Hungry Cock”, knows how to write a great sex scene, but here she cleverly mixed hotness in the bedroom and playful friendly banter. I loved that.

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As usual, not going to spoil all the fun for you, so if you want to know what happens after the inevitable change of turns in “Sincerely, Carter”, you’ll eventually have to read it. But I’m guaranteeing you a real good time!

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I loved it! It had all I’m looking for in a romance book— friendly bickering, hilarious banter, sweet times, just a little touch of angst and the inevitable steam. This book was really fun and sexy!

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Author Bio

61922wM9MNL._UX250_A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Claire Gracen) reach through your Kindle and slap them. She is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Reasonable Doubt,the Mid Life Love Series, the Jilted Bride Series, the My Last Resolution Series, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul. 
When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here: http://www.whitneygracia.com

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