Sunday, 21 July 2013

REVIEW - Frigid by J. Lynn

Title: Frigid
Author: J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Published: July 15th 2013
Genre:NA Contemporary
Link: Goodreads

Summary:
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. 
 




4/5 

I had been DYING to read this book for I don't know how long! JLA is a writing machine. I love all her books but this one wasn't as good as her other ones. I initially gave it 5 stars but after thinking about it and when a few days had passed I realized that it only deserved at the very most 4 stars. Let me tell you why.

OK so the gist of the story is that Sydney and Kyler have been best friends since they were kids. They are now in college and Sydney has fallen in love with her best friend. Obviously Kyler doesn't know this and Sydney doesn't tell him because she's afraid of ruining their friendship and making things awkward between them if he doesn't feel the same. But of course Kyler is in love with her too and he feels like he is no good for her cause he is basically a man-whore. So anyway they head off to a ski resort as tradition every Christmas break only this year they find themselves snowed in, just the two of them. And then there is the extra danger of some psycho messing with them.

We have all come across the story of two best friends being in love with each other but not admitting it. But JLA has added in an extra something in this one which gives suspense and tension to the story. I love JLA's writing. She is just amazing. I started this book at like 9am the morning it was released and didn't put it down until 2pm and I was finished it. I was hooked. I loved the banter between Kyler and Sydney. But I seriously wanted to bash their heads together. They just annoyed me so much, especially Sydney. She kept jumping to conclusions and was so fricking stubborn. Kyler annoyed me as well and while his whoring ways wasn't exactly a turn on he was still uber yummy. The book is told in dual POV so we do get to see inside Kyler's head which helped me to like him. Although he was a bit of a hypocrite. He can sleep with anyone he wants but he is constantly "protecting" Sydney from other guys. I can understand he felt like no one was good enough for her but geez man lay off a bit.

I would have given the book 5 stars if the two of them just used their heads and stopped being so stupid. They kept doubting the others feelings for them and I just wanted to scream at them "Of course he/she is in love with you you idiot! They practically told you so!"

While they were both such idiots there were some super sweet scenes (and obviously some super hot ones!). They were so cute together and I just wanted them to get their shit together quickly so they could be together. They really needed to just talk to one another and stop jumping to conclusions without first asking the other person.

Overall this was a sweet and hot read with some added suspense, even if it was fairly predictable. Not one of JLA's best but still pretty good :)  



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