Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review: Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Frigid #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: July 15, 2013 by Spencer Hill Contemporary
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Mix one JLA clumsy/insecure girl with one JLA smokin' hot/man-whore guy, add a snowpocalypse that traps them together, and you have a sweet/sexy romance that is as delicious as hot chocolate on a cold day.

Sydney and Kyler have been inseparable since childhood. Sydney has also been in love with Kyler for years and has stood by and watched as he worked his way through an endless stream of girls. Kyler has been in love with Sydney for ages. But he's put her on a pedestal and considers her out of reach.


"I was Kyler's best friend. And because of that, 
he would never love me the way I loved him." - Sydney

"Sydney was perfect. She was untouchable. 
She was everything to me." - Kyler

Frigid didn't have the most original plot or the most original characters. Sydney was a petite dark haired beauty who was gun-shy and insecure after a hurtful comment from a previous boyfriend. Kyler was gorgeous and the object of every girl's affection lust but due to his humble start in life didn't consider himself worthy of Sydney. Then there were several tried and true plot devices: friends secretly in love with one another but neither comes forward to say anything, trapped together alone, a not-so-mysterious baddie (did *anyone* not know who was behind the misdeeds?), a big misunderstanding, and the inevitable come-together. Pretty typical/predictable fare, but that's not always a bad thing. Sometimes you just want an easy, swoony read where there are few surprises and you know the happily-ever-after is coming. Nothing wrong with that, and that's exactly what you get here.

Even though Sydney and Kyler had their share of cliches, I still really enjoyed them as characters. I found Sydney's insecurity understandable and relatable and I loved how that one aspect did not turn her into a shrinking violet. She was still sassy and sweet and gave Kyler plenty of grief. Kyler wasn't necessarily enjoying his lifestyle and saw it for how empty it was. I loved how he looked out for Sydney even when they were just friends. Seeing their HEA come together really put a smile on my face.

Frigid is a fun friends-to-lovers romance filled with funny/snarky banter (which JLA is so good at), unrequited love, and good dose of sexytimes. Fans of Armentrout will love this one.



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