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…
♥ my review ♥
This book had my name written all over it. Carter and Arizona have been friends since the
4th5th grade and have remained just friends. They never felt an attraction towards each other. And even though every single one of their friends have speculated about the nature of their relationship, they were never tempted to cross that line. Until now…
One of the things which made this friends-to-lovers tale stood out for me was the fact that both Arizona and Carter never had feelings for each other, other than friends. Most of the time, with this trope, usually one of them always has feelings for the other but tries to deny it in the fear of losing their friendship. This wasn’t the case here. Arizona never looked at Carter that way and vice versa.
It wasn’t until Carter saw Arizona the way his buddies saw her that the blinder fell off and then it was on. And oh boy, was it ever on. And Whitney G handled the transition brilliantly. The chemistry between them is suddenly explosive. Don’t get me wrong, Carter and Arizona had this fantastic banter going on from the very beginning. But since they weren’t in any way attracted to each other, the sexual tension was sort of in the background until it wasn’t, and I was taken in for a ride and I loved it.
I also appreciated the bit of angst in their relationship. It made my inner angst whore happy.
So why not 5? Well, there were some parts of the writing that felt awkward to me. Also, there were some technical issues with the conversation tags that annoyed me because it took me a while to understand what the characters were saying or doing. I don’t know if I was the only one having issues with it. It wasn’t jarring but yeah, it made some parts harder to read.
But overall, this was a wonderful read. The humor, the angst, their emails…all of it came together wonderfully.