Series: Frigid #1
Author: J. Lynn/ Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: july 13th 2013
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Because J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout rocks my world.
Summary taken from Goodreads:
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.
Oh. My. God. OHMYGOD!!! It breaks the mould for New Adult books! Just a little, but it does it enough that I was so freakin’ happy!!!!! How does it do it? Well for one Kyler is actually a nice guy, he just sleeps around. 2. Sydney isn’t really damaged...not in my eyes anyway, she’s had issues with guys in the past, but nothing too traumatic and she’s not a virgin (hurray!). 3. They’ve been friends since they were kids, and 4. she’s been in love with Kyler for a very very long time. I know, its not anything huge, but it’s huge enough for me. And, of course it would be Jennifer L. Armentrout (J.Lynn) that does it for me. I love her novels and they always amaze me in some way! This novel was absolutely amazing! I loved the mystery and suspense that came along with the romance. I loved that Kyler and Sydney have been best friends since they were kids, because it mirrors a lot of people’s experiences when they start liking someone that happens to be their friend. It talks about the unease with not wanting to trouble your relationship and potentially ruin your friendship. And of course it contained all the hot romance that you would usually find in New Adult books and coupled with excellent writing and a great story-line. If you like New Adult then this is a book that you will want to pick up and dive right into. Even though it’s called Frigid you will not be cold while reading this story.
Kyler--Not a bad boy just a he-slut.
Sydney--Not “innocent”, but shy, independent, and determined.
I wish there was more...but that’s not really bad.
Overall this book was fantastic. The writing was easy to follow and there was nothing outrageous about the mystery or nothing that you couldn’t understand when everything was revealed. It touched a subject I’m sure a lot of people are sensitive about and/or have experience. Frigid has reeled me back into the New Adult genre and gave me a fresh take on the genre by stepping out of the usual characteristics of a New Adult novel.
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Next in the Series:
Untitled (#2) ETA: 2014
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you love New Adult then this is for you. I’ve you’ve noticed that New Adult novels usually have the same characteristics and want something new...then this is also for you.
If you liked this you'll probably love:
Lost & Found by Nicole Williams, Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Drew + Fable series by Monica Murphy, Wait For You by J.Lynn, The Only Exception by Magan Vernon, The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen, Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta, Losing It by Cora Carmack, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire