Author: J. Lynn
Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
Source: ARC courtesy of the publisher/author for an honest review
"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.First line: "Syndney- I was in love with my best friend."
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."
Thoughts: Someone grab me a fan and a bottle of water because this book is smoking hot! Note to self, don't read this in public. Blushing will occur.
There's something about Jennifer Armentrout's writing that's so addicting, so piercing, I literally have to force myself to put her books down. The story line comes off as something people have read before... Good girl falls for her bad boy best friend who is both hot and a player. What differentiates FRIGID from the rest is the author's ability to make her characters relatable as well as charming. I constantly swooned over Sydney and Kyler's flirtation. Their chemistry is obvious and with each page, left me both frustrated and giddy.
FRIGID is told through both Sydney and Kyler's points of views, and I couldn't be more grateful for this. Each character has a distinct (and may I mention stubborn) voice that kept me intrigued. It was interesting reading about how they viewed each other and knowing how they felt, even if they didn't know. You would think it was obvious. Even their friends knew but sadly, some people always seem to think their loved ones deserve better than them. See what I mean by frustrating? If that wasn't enough, there's also this added bonus story as to who's stalking them and why. Creepy, much? Though I figured out who was doing these things fairly quickly, I still didn't know why. The why made me read this book faster than I already was.
Now, I will say that this book does have quite a bit of sex in it. I mean, look at the cover! It's snowing, and Kyler doesn't have a shirt on! It gets super steamy on multiple occasions so if this is something you're just not into, I suggest you read something else. With that said, if this IS something you're into, you're in for a special treat. If this book were to be made into a movie or show, it would most likely air on Cinemax. Just make sure you're alone when you're reading this. Don't want to blush and give yourself away, right?
Overall, I recommend FRIGID to all new adult and contemporary fans out there. Even without the gratuitous sex, it still offers a great suspense and romance story. Needless to say, I'll definitely keep this book on my bookshelf and save it for a cold winter night.