October 9, 2013

Title:  Frigid

Series: Frigid

Author:  J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout)

Published:  July 2013

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Ana will put Frigid on her third shelf!

My Review:  This was a quick, fun read.  Kyler and Syd have a very complex relationship that almost keeps them from getting what they truly want.  Lucky for them, circumstances beyond their control, take over and help them see what should have been obvious to them for years…they are meant to be.

There was lots to like here.  I always enjoy a couple who start out as friends because that means that it isn’t insta-love…the feelings are deeper and come from a place of knowing and understanding each other.  These characters each had their own flaws but they complimented each other well.  Of course, just like in real life, feelings of insecurity and inadequacy can be difficult to overcome and this story is no different.  I must admit that, at times, I just wanted to them “get over it, already”, but if I think about this as a real life situation, emotions can be messy and complicated and take time to get a handle on.  So I reminded myself that I couldn’t rush these two just to get to the smoochy bits (which I enjoyed, by the way).  Their witty banter was entertaining and their chemistry was strong.

What I didn’t enjoy as much was the subplot.  I can’t really explain it to you because I don’t want to spoil anything but I didn’t think it was necessary to have that additional storyline in the book and, for me, it felt almost like a distraction.  I’m sure some will disagree but I would have enjoyed the book just as much, if not more, without it.  This was a story about two friends who wanted more…and, for me, that would have been enough.

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