Saturday, July 27, 2013

[Review] Frigid - J. Lynn

Released: July 15th, 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 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.

"I've loved you my entire life, and I would love you for the rest of my life if you'd let me."

This book was just an 'ehh' for me. It had a great plot. You know, the typical best friends with unrequited love and they're the only two too blind to see that they were in love with each other. Man, I had such high hopes for this book, I guess that's why I was pretty bummed that it was just an 'okay' kind of book.

J. Lynn wowed me with the Gamble Brothers Series. The characters were fantastic and the plot line interesting. Not to mention, the guy messes up ;) I'm a sucker for those. But then this book barely had any romance in it. Well, it is a romance book but it didn't focus on the romance. I'm confused how to explain it myself.

Let's start of with Syd. My God, this woman is stubborn as hell and I really don't understand how she twists around half the shit that goes through her head. Kyler's more straightforward and sometimes you can misunderstand his words, but Jesus Christ, her self-esteem is so fucking low that she thinks that Kyler doesn't give two shits about her.
[Sydney] "Kyler avoided me the next day like I was some ugly chick he'd drunkenly brought home from a bar and couldn't get rid off."
WOMAN, HOLD UP RIGHT THERE. First, Sydney, this is horribly rude. "Ugly chick he'd drunkenly brought home" Really? Now that's just mean. And of course it'd be awkward after what just happened. He's avoiding the awkwardness and not you! Get a grip, woman!

And then in the end? It wasn't even Kyler's fucking fault. It's her twisting mind doing it all over again. Kyler ends up apologizing for this. As much as I absolutely love a man begging for forgiveness, I thought that he didn't have to since he didn't. actually. do. anything. wrong. Plus, she keeps berating herself and then berates Kyler. Which he totally doesn't deserve.
[Sydney] "I was nothing more than a hookup when it was said and done. And this - this was typical Kyler, going from one girl to the next. It wouldn't even be the first time he'd been with two girls in one day … or at one time."
What. The. Fuck. Can you at least ask him first? Jesus, Syd.
Oh, man, if I went on and on, I'd have a long list. So now I'm moving on to Kyler.

I honestly would've given this book 2 apples if it wasn't for Kyler. He was just so damn sweet even though I have no idea what the appeal to Syd is. She's so stuck in the past and the insults that affected her. On the other hand, Kyler is so sweet and thoughtful. He doesn't want to hurt Syd. He thinks that she's too good for him.
[Kyler] "She'd locked me out. God knows I could help her, hold her hair and shit, but she actually locked me out."
See? This is the thing with Syd. Once she misunderstands Kyler's intentions, she shuts him out. I'm just like, WHY?! Kyler is so considerate though towards her and I freaking love guys who care so much for a girl. He's always taken care of her when she does stupid shit.
[Kyler] "I'm most sorry for hurting you. I know i have. I know I've hurt you before with the other girls. I hurt you by not being up front about Sasha. I didn't mean to lie. I just wasn't thinking, because Sasha and I aren't like that."
And he rambles on and on, begging her for forgiveness. I felt so bad for him since he didn't do anything bad. God, I loved Kyler's character so much. It was thanks to him that the book was saved.

Minor Faults:
  • Sydney. Just Sydney as a whole because I wanted to punch her throughout the whole book.
  • How Syd kept making similes, and comparing herself to things like a "fat, angry baby" or "ugly chick" Some were just plain rude.
  • Etc. etc. 



About The Author:

Jennifer L. Armentrout writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. She's written the Gamble Brothers series, Wait For You and Frigid under this name. Aside from these, she also writes YA Paranormal series and many more, including the Covenant Series, the Lux Series, and so much more! When she's not hard at work, writing, she spends her time reading, working out and watching zombie movies.

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