Review: Frigid

frigidReviewed by Carrie

I’ll admit straight out that I am a sucker for friends to lovers stories, especially childhood best friends.  I read the first sentence of the blurb and I one-clicked.  I was pretty confident I’d at least get a decent story because I had enjoyed  J. Lynn’s (aka Jennifer Armentrout) other new adult novel.

Sydney has been in love with her best friend Kyler ever since a grade school rumble brought them together as friends.  Over the years, Sydney’s feelings intensified but she had been unable to speak them aloud.  Instead, she sat on the sidelines and watched Kyler run through girl after girl.

Unbeknownst to her, Kyler has always thought that Sydney was the epitome of perfection in a woman.  He felt that he could never be good enough for her, so he wasted his time in meaningless one night stands to take away the sting of not having her.  As fate would have it, they are snowed in during their annual ski trip in the mountains.  Sydney finally decides to come clean and put herself out there.

Sydney is a good girl, but she’s not virginial, nor is she stupid.  She has these feelings, but thinking Kyler wouldn’t reciprocate, she (get this) moves on.  Sydney dates a guy for years from high school to college.  Prior to the ski trip, she was about to do the same again.  She calls a spade a spade, as she sees it, and attempts to live her life instead of waiting around for “perhaps”.

Kyler is painted as this man-whore but he just comes off as a bit of a sweet dunderhead.  He really doesn’t see everything that had happened plain as day in front of his face.  Hearing his point of view allowed the reader to empathize with Kyler.

I liked that the story was told from alternate points of view which helped to easily understand the character’s motivations.  There is a little bit of angst, as one might imagine, but it’s not over the top. As Kyler and Sydney begin to realize that they share the same feelings, it is more sweet than angsty.  The sex scenes are kept to a minimum but are full of steamy goodness.  There is a very light suspense plot which didn’t make sense at first, but came together in the end.

I’ll end with my favorite quote which made me sigh happily:

“I’ve loved you my entire life,” he said, eyes locked on mine. “And I would love you for the rest of my life if you’d let me, Syd.”

Grade: B+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Frigid
by J Lynn (Jennifer L Armentrout)
Release Date: July 15th 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Comments

  1. Shelly Browne says:

    Great review! I like that parting line 🙂

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