Genres: Best Friends, Contemporary Romance, Friendship, New Adult, Romance
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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 love best friend romances, I love when two people start to see each other in a different light and they start to become something else. This book just completely worked for me in that regard, because Arizona and Carter are clearly two people who are the best of friends, and when it starts into that something more category it just made me happy.
So first of Arizona and Carter have a huge history, I mean they have known each other since they were in elementary school. Granted, they weren’t always best friends. In fact there was a period of time when Carter and Arizona were complete nemeses to each other, but fortunately but the time they were in fourth (or fifth depending on who you ask) they worked it out and became inseparable.
I liked how Arizona and Carter’s relationship doesn’t just start as soon as the book does, I like that it kind of builds for a little bit first. Like they both start noticing that they are looking at each other different. I loved the reactions they have to realization that the are noticing the other one, like they can’t believe it. These two have really great chemistry together, and more that that though, the whole book/story is not focused on the hot and heavy, it’s focused on the two of them, the little things that help make them the great couple that they are (and can I just say I really want to try some of those waffles).
But when it down to it, life gets in the way. I don’t want to ruin that part of the story so that’s all I am going to say. What I will say is that I really liked Arizona. She puts everything on the line, and in the end she follows her dream. I loved that about her. It would have been so easy for her to give up and find something else, but she kept going. I also really loved all of the letters from Carter that show up throughout the book.
Overall the book had great pacing and a writing style that I really enjoyed. There were some funny moments and some heartbreaking ones. This was one of those books that at the end it just leaves you feeling good. Easily recommended to anyone who likes friendships turned into romances or new adult.