Frigid by J. Lynn
Series: Frigid #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: July 15, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Format: eBook, 240 pages
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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.
Ever since I picked up an ARC of Scorched at BEA, I’ve been considering doing a reread of Frigid because it’s been nearly two years. I couldn’t help but jump in this weekend for a little refresher. I remembered the story, but I forgot the finer points, so I’m glad I decided to do it, too. I didn’t enjoy it *quite* as much the second time around, but it was still a solid and enjoyable story.
The friends to lovers trope is one of my favorites and I couldn’t help but get sucked back into Sydney and Kyler’s story the second time around. If I’m being totally honest, I liked Sydney’s character a lot more than I did Kyler. He wasn’t a bad guy at all, but I’m a little over the whole “I have a crush on my best friend, but she’s too good for me/unavailable/uninterested, so I’ll sleep with anything that moves” thing so prevalent in books these days. Do guys really think like this? It just kinda raises my hackles. But, I digress. I’m glad we were treated to chapters from his POV as well, otherwise it would’ve taken even longer for me to warm up to him. However, since I knew the types of thoughts and feelings he had for Sydney, I was able to connect with him about halfway through the book.
Sydney was a fun character. She was also a complete and total walking disaster of the klutziest proportions. I’m not exactly “grace” myself, so I get it. I could feel how much she pined for Kyler and how difficult it was for her to watch him hook up with girl after girl right in front of her. (I mean, really, who hasn’t been there before?) She was convinced she wasn’t his type and he was sure she was too good for him. As much as I enjoyed watching them dance around this, I’d have loved some more direct communication and to have seen this worked out a little sooner in the book. One thing’s for sure, even on my second time around, I was totally invested in their story and rooting for them to get it together.
This book has a healthy dose of humor, angst, sweet romance, sexy times and even a little bit of suspense. Being a West Virginia girl myself (ok, kinda…) I enjoyed the mountain setting and the regional humor. Now that I’ve gotten another taste of Andrea and Tanner, I’m even more excited to read their story in Scorched!