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Sincerely, Carter

(Sincerely Carter #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  29,299 ratings  ·  2,796 reviews
Just 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…)
ebook, 1st Edition, 246 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by WGW Books (first published April 29th 2015)
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Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 ‘Just Friends’ Stars!

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I love a good friends to lovers story. Especially when the characters are childhood best friends who have an insane connection before they fall for one another. Carter and Arizona have that. You feel their connection before the romance even begins. This was so very different from this authors past work, but I have to say I loved it just as much.

Arizona Turner and Carter James have been friends since the fourth grade- or the fifth if you’re talking to Carter. It’s who
• Lisa •
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Dear reader,
I'm in love with carter James.
sincerely, Lisa Jayne.


To say that I thought that this book was insanely gorgeous would be a huge understatement. I'm so happy right now I just want everybody to love this book just as much as I have. 'Sincerely, Carter' was everything I expected it could be and more, with a cherry on top. Whitney G is an author whom I have the biggest girl crush on, and I've been more than ready to read this book ever since I saw the cover reveal, (
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Craving Waffles and Ish Now Stars

I am officially the LAST person to read this, apparently.

But whatevs.

Here's some mindless gibberish my review:

I have a lot going on IRL lately and have been in somewhat of a serious book funk for the last week or so on top of that.

Right boys?




So the other day I was perusing kindle unlimited because:

1) I had been getting some awesomely decent reads through there prior to this book fuck, e.g., Sacked and Liability.

2) If I am going to read something shi
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
4 Stars!!


"Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some for a lifetime.”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (like me apparently), you’ve probably read this entertaining little gem. If you didn’t, you immediately. “Sincerely, Carter” (btw, I love the title - very fitting, just perfect) was hands down the best book I have read by this author and it was one of the sweetest friends to lovers story I’ve read so far. Not only it was a sweet read, bu
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

"I'm pretty sure it's been you since the fourth grade, because now more than ever, I know that I'm supposed to be with you, and you're supposed to be with me. 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."

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Arizona and Carter have been friends since early childhood. It was a rocky start at first. In the fourth grade they pretty much hated each other, or so they thought. Somehow thin
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
”Just friends…Just friends…”

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”Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some for a lifetime.”

I’m super excited to recommend this story because I absolutely loved everything about it! Arizona and Carter have been friends since fourth/fifth grade and simply put, this story clicked all the qualities I look for in a book. Their friendship was well portrayed and totally believable. I absolutely loved both characters in this story along with fantastic humor,
Sophie's Reading Corner

Carter and Arizona had been best friends since fourth grade. They exchanged notes , hateful at first, friendly afterwards. They stood for each other and had each other's backs. Holding on a friendship for so long without anything sexual going between them, many wondered how they managed to hold such a friendship for so many years.

They claim that they feel like brother and sister but suddenly one day things change and the line is being crossed. But can they really pretend that it didn't happen an
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
***4 STARS***

I have been on a friends-to-lovers kick lately and I found this little gem while searching.

Carter and Arizona have been friends since the fourth grade. Well actually, they hated each other and constantly fought and had to apologize to one another but eventually they became best friends. Now they have both graduated from undergraduate school and it is the summer before Carter attends law school and Arizona attends culinary school. Suddenly the idea of being with each other no longer
Geri Reads
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 solid stars!

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
4 “Sincerely” Stars.

Carter and Ari were friends since childhood but despite being the most important person in each other’s lives and knowing all each other secrets, they never thought of having anything together.
Until the night and the kiss the changes everything an as much as both want, neither of them can go back to what they were before and things aren’t the same.
But change isn’t always bad… sometimes we just have to learn to adjust to a new reality.


I love friends-to-lovers stories and e
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read
**** 4,5 stars ****
"Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime."

I liked this book, not "loved" liked but "liked" liked. It was quick, cute and light reading. I love friends to lovers trope and it was very well executed here.

Arizona and Carter have been best friends since fifth fourth grade. They are great friends, they know everything about each other, they talk about everything, even to the point of discussing sexual encounters with others. The
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

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When I heard that Whitney G was writing a stand alone, friends to lovers book I was so excited!! I love this trope and she didn't disappoint me, it was so much fun to read.

Carter James has been writing notes to Arizona Turner since the fourth grade. It was hate at first sight, but ever since she stood up to him in fifth grade they became best friends and have been by each other's side through thick and thi
Pearl Angeli

How can I not? This is one of those books that have the ability to completely swoon me not just because of the characters but also because of the whole story. It's my first time reading a book written by Whitney Gracia Williams, and my verdict? She has a very beautiful and exemplary writing style and it's such a pleasure to read her work. She had me completely unable to put this book down also because she laced it with humor.

Sincerely, Carter is a very enjoyable r
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Sincerely, Carter" is a book I’ll definitely file under my "feel good" shelf.
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 o
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: laugh-out-loud

A cute, friends to lovers romance, with hilarious banter, steam and low angst. Carter and Arizona have been friends since 4th/5th grade, they are constantly disagreeing with the actual time this friendship started, but regardless they have formed an unbreakable bond. Through high school, first kisses, relationships, and breakups, these two are inseparable. Now with college graduation around the corner, they are still best friends. No one can understand how they have managed, but they've never
4.5 EPIC and Awesome Stars

Dear Miss Carpenter,

I am sorry that I was bad in class yesterday. I did not mean to cause a dissrupshun, and I am sorry that I broke your best pens, but I am not sorry that I HATE Arizona Turner. She is ugly and she talks way too much. I don’t know why you never send her to the office like you send me. She deserves to be punish too, and I hope she dies tomorrow so I won’t have to see her or her ugly metal mouth anymore.

Sincerely, Carter


Dear Car
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May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Rating : 4 ‘Cute’ Stars

1st Love Step Carter & Arizona


My Views : This one was a really cute love story between Carter and Arizona who believed they were BFF until one day Cupid’s bow hit them in the ass description and everything changed. Carter and Arizona are two people who were meant to be together and WGW gave us another story which made us laugh and smile and yes maybe a few tears here and there. description

2nd Love Step Carter & Arizona


Style of writing : WGW is an amazing writer a
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I liked it. Just didn't love it. Why? Not sure why. Just finished THE MISTAKE which I loved.... so, in all honesty, cannot give this book 4 or 5 stars comparing it to The Mistake.

It lulled a bit in the middle. But, overall, an enjoyable read.

No time to review properly. JAMIE to watch and all that ....
3 STARS! ★★★

"Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime."

With all the hype surrounding this book recently and having enjoyed this author's work in the past, I think I went into this book with high expectations but was feeling rather bummed after I finished. Don't get me wrong, I still felt that it was a nice decent story for a quick weekend read but for everything that I liked in it, I found other parts that weren't to my liking. Weighing all of that tog
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

Title: Sincerely, Carter
Series: Standalone
Author: Whitney Gracia Williams
Release date: 30th April, 2015
Rating: 3.5-4 "just friends" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Sincerely, Carter is a story that spans, hate, friendship, lust and love.
Depending on which one them you ask Carter and Arizona meet in the fourth fifth grade and instantly fall in hate with each other.

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The deliciously, vicious notes these two send to each other are not only so extremely entertaining but
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“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 th
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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5 Sincerely Stars

Sincerely, Carter is a standalone novel, written by the fabulous Whitney G.

Whit did it again. She created a funny, witty, delicious, could-not-stop-reading book! I loved Sincerely, Carter from start to finish. It was so FUNNY!!!! I couldn’t stop smiling. My face is sore from the laughter.

Carter and Arizona are best friends, since the fourth grade, or fifth grade, the date is yet to be determined. Regardless, they are insepa
Kelli C
4.5 Nom Nom Nom Stars!

I really enjoyed this! This was one of those fun, hot reads with fabulous dialogue and a brief moment of WTF that had me speeding to the end so that my heart would calm down! Let's just say that this read will not disappoint anyone. It is a bit cheeky, quite steamy, and just flat out good.

You see, Carter and Arizona are friends, best friends. They are the type of "couple" that everyone else is jealous of. Connected since the 4th grade and so in perfect sync with one anothe
DNF 20% – The writing style didn't work for me. That said, I think most will enjoy this one. ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

He said some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime.

Carter and Arizona were sworn enemies. Their hatred for each other festered and built throughout the fourth grade. Carter lost count of how many “sorry Arizona” notes he wrote that year. Towards the end they found a common bond, from then forward they were best friends.

After meeting the cute and snarky Carter and Arizona the story picks up years later. They are both adults about to emba
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Carter James was every girl’s wet dream. The former star athlete and future lawyer had no problem hooking up, but at the end of the day, his priority always came back to his strictly platonic best friends.

Arizona Turner has been friends with him since they were in fourth grade. They shared everything with each other, until one day when their innocent friendship veered into different direction, putting their long he
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

It was hate at first sight…until they became best friends…until it was MORE.

Boy and girl meet in fifth grade.
Boy and girl become best friends.
Boy and girl grow up and have sex...what happens now?


Sincerely, Carter is the story of Carter and his best friend Arizona, who have been friends since fifth grade (though Arizona will say it was FOURTH grade). Never having an attraction toward one another, these two friends go through their teens and early adulthood dating others, sharing their dating ho
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 heart-warming stars 🌟
“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 or fifth grade (the jury's still out on that).

“I’m Arizona. His best friend.”
“Since fifth grade,” I said.
“Fourth grade, Carter.” Ari countered. “It was fourth grade.”

They've been by each other's side through thick and thin. Their friendship and connection has been portrayed beautifully in this book.

Both characters were
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars xx

I'm a big fan of the friends to lovers trope and this was one of the best. I've read many books like this, but most tend to fall short. I can count on one hand how many are 5 star worthy and exceptionally done...this was one of them!
It was written in first person dual pov, with 'past' chapters thrown in, which works amazingly with this trope. I loved Carter, LOVED HIM. He was such a wonderful friend and person, not to mention sexy and incredibly sweet. He was also so down to
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