Review: Frigid by J. Lynn

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Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Age Group: Adult
Source: Amazon
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Summary 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.

Rating

3.5 out of 5

3.5 out of 5

My Thoughts

Jennifer L. Armentrout (AKA J. Lynn) is an auto-buy author for me.  I just love her Lux series, but I also like Cursed, and Wait for You.  I don’t think JLA’s books are perfect, and there are almost always things that frustrate me during the read, BUT there is something that is so much fun about her books that make the frustrations not such a deal and keeps JLA’s books auto-buys.

What I probably love best about any JLA book is that she creates these characters that of course aren’t perfect, but they are so lovable, that you can’t help but root for them.  Such is the case with Sydney and Kyler.  Sydney had fallen for her best friend, Kyler, who gets around.  Sydney has some low confidence issues (ladies, we’ve all been there before, right?) and doesn’t think that gorgeous Kyler could ever love her like she loves him.  And, since he’s her best friend, she’s terrified of saying anything that could ruin their friendship.  I know, you guys are thinking “Quinn, I’ve seen that storyline a zillion times before.”  And you would be right.  EXCEPT Sydney and Kyler are such great characters, that it’s okay.  And, honestly, I am a sucker for the a-girl-in-love-with-her-best-friend story.  The whole unrequited love thing is something I can totally relate to.

As I mentioned above, there were some parts of the story that left me a little frustrated.  A lot of the tension could have been resolved if they just talked to each other.  I understood Sydney’s apprehension about telling Kyler about her feelings towards him.  But, at the same time, I wanted Sydney and Kyler to just talk things out like grownups.  I think part of the reason I felt this way is because Frigid is told in dual POVs between Kyler and Sydney.  I certainly really enjoyed understanding Kyler’s and Sydney’s thoughts, but I also knew what each of them was feeling, which made me want to yell at them to just talk about it!  I understand that it is difficult to talk to someone like that, but still, all that drama-rama and heartache wouldn’t have occured.  In addition, sometimes it feels like just a reason to keep the characters apart in a romance, and not quite as realistic.  But, I liked Sydney and Kyler so much, and I was constantly rooting for them to get together, that all this frustration didn’t bother me too much in the broad scheme of things.

So, there’s a suspense aspect to Frigid, and although it isn’t terrible, I was never on the edge of my seat.  Also, even though odd things were happening while Sydney and Kyler were snowed in, some of the decisions they made didn’t make a whole lot of sense.  For example, even though crazy stuff is happening, Kyler leaves Sydeny (this tiny little person) in the house all alone while he snowmobiles into town.  WHAT???  Why couldn’t she just ride on the back of the snowmobile?  Or, since there are two snowmobiles, why didn’t they go together?  The logic just didn’t make sense to me.  So I do think the suspenseful parts of the book could have been improved.

Overall, though, Frigid delivers what you would expect.  The main plot is all about the romance between Sydney and Kyler.  It’s really your typical romance, and although there isn’t really anything new hear, it’s still a pleasant read.  This is not my favorite JLA book, but I wasn’t disappointed, and she is still on my auto-buy list.  Fans of romance would like this one.  But if you aren’t a fan of romance, then Frigid is not for you.

(Sidenote: I’me really not a fan of the cover.  It’s kind of cheesy, and why the hell does that guy have his shirt open in a freaking snowstorm?  I mean, I get why his shirt isn’t buttoned, but really?  No one really does that, and even though I certainly appreciate his lovely stomach, it’s not logical.  Also – that hair – it looks like an old Beiber hair cut.  Not a fan).

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About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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1 Response to Review: Frigid by J. Lynn

  1. Kelly Walker says:

    I completely agree. JLA is an autobuy for me as well, but this wasn’t as good as her other ones for the exact reasons you described above.

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