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 was in a bit of a reading slump for the last week. I started and stopped 3 different books before I found this little nugget of awesomeness on goodreads.
Arizona and Carter hated each other fiercely in the 4th grade, until one day they were not and became best friends. Fast forward 10+ years and Carter and Arizona are still platonic friends about to attend their college graduation. Things are changing fast. Arizona has her eyes on a culinary school in Cleveland and Carter will continue on to become a lawyer. A few months before Arizona is set to leave something changes.
I really loved the dual POV between Carter and Arizona. The shared glimpses into their childhood gives you an idea of how close they are. The writing was fantastic. I enjoyed both of the main character’s voices. Arizona is quirky, and sarcastic. She’s safe. Carter is smart and flirtatious. I would have liked for them to develop more parts of the story. I think you’ll see which part when you read it. Sound off in the comments if you want to further discuss. Outside of those pieces the story flowed very well.
The secondary characters, while not as developed as Carter and Arizona lent to the story. I’m hoping we get a book dedicated to Josh. He seems like someone who has a story to tell. I’m hoping Nicole will get a book as well, something tells me there is a reason for her antics.
If you are looking for a friend to lover, college romance, life long love or hate to love, this book is for you.
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 Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the “imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
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Storyline flowed well
Characters were funny
Deeper Back story would have been nice