Frigid (Frigid, book 1) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.
My-my-my this book was hawt! Best friends realizing that they're actually in love with each other? Ah, now those are the kinds of romances that can be sweet, passionate, painful, and just make a reader's toes curl in pleasure. Which is exactly what this book does! J Lynn (AKA Jennifer L. Armentrout) is an amazing writer. She's wonderful at weaving her magic writing and hooking readers into the story. Frigid is no different, man it will keep you up late into the night!
Sydney is your average bookworm, with a serious up tight attitude. She's always on time, gets stellar grades, and is a bit of a goody two-shoes. (Is anyone else noticing how often Armentrout's female leads are bookworms . . . fan pandering.) Kyler is goooooooood looking and quite the smooth talker. One look at him and you want him, then he opens his mouth and you've got'sta have! These two have amazing chemistry. Man I was just flaming up!
Yet, despite all the heat, passion, romance, some sweet moments, and laughs . . . their was anger and quite a bit of indignation. Kyler is a man whore. Sure the author throws in some shiny moments where he takes a girl to his place, but he does not sleep with her. However, he's a man whore enough that Syd thinks he can't keep his dick out of any woman. But underneath all of that he's only trying to hide his unrequited love for Syd. Which is funny because he has this huge revelation towards the end that he loves Syd. Bam, it hits him. But Armentrout tries to have moments where Kyler is suppressing something concerning Syd . . .
In reality, even though I'd been with everyone else, I'd always been Syd's.
Then there's Syd. Right from the get go readers know that she has unrequited love for Kyler. Every man whore thing he does hurts her. Everyone can see this. (Heck, everyone can see how Kyler just wants her for himself.) Not only is she a bookworm, but she's only really had one boyfriend (that I suspect she was trying to use to camouflage her feeling for Kyler) and of course it wasn't good. The one time they had sex was a doozy. No matter how piggy Kyler is she doesn't want to jeopardize their friendship. It's like self abuse! He means too much so she can't tell him how she feels because their friendship would end. Obviously she's not worthy (and yes Kyler doesn't think he's worthy of her) and then she just knows Kyler is such a slut that he could not handle that kind of relationship with a woman. Even when he royally fugs up this is what her best-friend says:
“Guys are totally stupid when it comes to unrequited love. We females pine away and keep our thighs closed for the most part when we love someone we can't have. Guys swing their shit around at anything that has a hole, trying to forget the one they want.”
I shouldn't read too much into it (ha-ha) and should just enjoy the show. But it irks me! He's so in love with her that he screws everyone else! What the hell! If you love someone soooooooo much that you're on a self destructive path and you actually put up with all that crap, TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL before they get a sexually transmitted disease. Also, how could they both not notice how in love the other person was with them. If they know each other so well it doesn't take a rocket scientist. I wanted to read about Sydney dating someone else and moving on because I thought Kyler was such a schmuck. I'm tired of that excuse in the quote above. The scenario was unbelievable. It was painful at times. Maybe I'm one of the few who felt that way, but I just get tired of all the crap. Why couldn't Syd have had a wonderful relationship before with amazing sex! Why does she have to basically set herself up in a horrid relationship to get abused because she can't have her man. Yes, they both think that by stepping up their relationship they will ruin they're friendship.
OK-OK! All that unbelievable drama is what makes this book addicting, and others I've liked. But it was too much. Kyler needed to have his dick whacked, not in the good way. So, this book will definitely make you feel intense things. Roller-coaster of insane emotions! Weeeeeee! If you're not touchy about the things mentioned above you'll just love this book. Or maybe you'll enjoy the passion her so much that you'll be able to ignore it for the most part. Despite how much I found certain parts infuriating, it was a great book! No really. It was awesome.
Sexual Content: New Adult with steam scenes. This ain't Young Adult, o-ho-o-ho-no! Sex my people, lot's of hot-to-trot sex.
3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back.
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