Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sincerely, Carter by @WhitGracia Audio Tour with review and #giveaway @IndieSagePromo #NA #romance

Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. 
Publication Date: April 29, 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Friends to Lovers

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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…) 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 … Just friends. We’re just friends. I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

The best friends to lovers trope is one of my favorite types of books to read. When they're done well it makes it easy to love their tale. Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. is a sweet, sexy, humorous love story and the audio version does the original material justice. In fact, I preferred the audio version. Listening to Joseph Discher and Jennifer O'Donnell narrate made the book come alive. Their performances touch upon the parts of the book I enjoyed the most--their backstory of their long friendship, the confusion they endure after they realize their feelings are changing, their individual strengths  as their characters develop, and their special intimate moments.

A few parts seemed repetitive and their awakening to their developing romantic feelings for each other happened way too fast. This aspect wasn't developed enough so I had trouble believing this as mere insta-love. The story was helped by the inclusion of some of the letters they exchanged over time and set the tone for their charming tale, but I wished the change in their 'love' status had been treated as equally important and with time. The ending also came about too quickly. These were my thoughts concerning the book version. Interestingly enough, I didn't notice these things as much in the audio version, like I did while reading. I had two different experiences. The actors drew me in with their captivating performances and I felt as though I was listening into a couple recounting their love story. 

Rating: 3 (book)/ 4 (audio)
Cover comment: cute
Source: Owned (both)

About the author

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 Claire Gracen) reach through your Kindle and slap them. She is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Reasonable Doubt,the Mid Life Love Series, the Jilted Bride Series, the My Last Resolution Series, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul. When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop.


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