– Whitney G.
Genre : New Adult, Romance Contemporaine, Comédie Romantique
Notation : ♥♥♥♥♥
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…
Mon avis :
– English Version –
Okay, so I’m a sucker for ‘best-friends turn to lovers’ stories but I must admit… I’ve never, ever read anything as good as this. I’m not talking about the writing style (it was really great) but that’s not what made that story special. It was the storyline, the perfection of each one of the characters, the cuteness, the depth, the realism of each and every moment…*sigh* (yeah, I just wrote « sigh » but I literally just put down that book, and I’m still overwhelmed).
I know I shouldn’t write my thoughts about this book at this very minute because it’s still so fresh, I’m no being really objective but I will act against my best thoughts and do it anyway because a book that made me feel so much , deserves a heartfelt review…
Carter…Carter. Carter…I’m in love with Carter. He’s at the top of my favorite hero list. Right with « Ryder » from The Perfect hope (cf. my previous book haul post). I don’t think this review will be much organized if I continue so I’ll try to make sense from now on.
The storyline is perfect. There’s no other word. To be short, Carter and Arizona have been best friend since fourth grade, nope, fifth grade… Anyway, you’ll get the answer in the story :p They’ve never crossed the line despite what everyone else think.Until… well you’ll see. What I can tell you though, is that I absolutely loved how the story was focused only on them. Only Carter and Arizona. And I admit it was really really nice. Changes from the book series where you have glimpses of other couples’ story. Here the focus is only on them and it’s good because we’re totally drown into their story.
The characters are… perfect. I’m sorry, I’m lacking words here… Seriously. I already told you about how Carter made it to the top of my list so… nothing to add except that what made me love him is his protective side, his « I-don’t-care-about-everything-but-Arizona » attitude, his maturity (yes, there is maturity in him, it doesn’t appear like that to everyone, but I repeat, yes, there is.), his intelligence, his loyalty…he’s perfect (already told you I don’t any other word, sorry). Arizona was great too. She wasn’t the ‘tomboy’ nor the ‘guys aren’t looking at me like the girl I am’ type of best-friend. She was pretty, feminine, funny AND she dated.
So it was really great to see how their relationship developped. Their relationship was beautiful. Simply.
I also loved Ari’s mom (and her older sister, her conversation with Carter was funny!). John, Nicole, they were great too.
I feel like I don’t have any vocabulary left after reading this book, I keep wanting to write ‘I loved’ and ‘I also loved’ (I apologize for my lack of eloquence in this post, seriously).
So, yeah, I also loved… how the story was structured, the flashbacks weren’t confusing, like I thought they might be (normally, I hate flashbacks). I loved how we were well into their story with all the emails, text, etc.
Oh.my.god. this story is so full of cuteness, sexiness and love. *re-sigh* (yeah , seriously). Okay I’ll stop now as I’m not sure I’m making any sense. I might edit this post later when I can think straight again.