Fresh Fridays: On Friday, I review a brand new series (ie. only has one book released so far) to see if the series is worth keeping up with. Here is this week’s offering:
Frigid by J. Lynn | Frigid Series
Other books in the series:
SERIESous’ Top Book Series: Must Read Author (Jennifer L. Armentrout or J. Lynn)
Author: J. Lynn (Pen name of Jennifer L. Armentrout)
# of Books: 1+ (Frigid, book 2 )
Complete?: No, book 2 will be released in 2014
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Heat Rating: really warm
I’ve reached the point in my reading that when Jennifer L. Armentrout writes something, I read it regardless of the genre. While I’ve never read any of her adult literature, I did read her first New Adult read Wait for You… which I absolutely loved. Because I had read the extremely mature Wait For You novel before I read this one, I went into this book thinking I would get the same type of read. Only I didn’t.
This book takes on more of a romantic suspense New Adult spin instead of a drama/tragedy filled plot. Which is absolutely fine because I love her other romantic-suspense series like Obsidian that has a similar feel to it; but I often felt like this series’ characters were immature. While reading I go the impression that Sydney was just out of high school and not 21 years old like she is supposed to be. I think I also take a bit of personal offence to this because I am the same age as Sydney and I know very few people (at least I like to thing so) who act like high schoolers in their fourth year of university like she does.
Like most friends who are secretly in love with each other, Syd and Kyler’s problems steam from a lack of communication and assuming what the other one thinks. This can either be cute or annoying and in this book it tended more towards annoying. Which is why the suspense part really added to this story. Without it, I think I wouldn’t have enjoyed this book that much.
The book was super quick but I think it’s a great start to the rest of the series. I’m excited to learn more about Syd and Kyler’s friends in the next novels more because I really liked their personalities more so than them if truth be told. I think readers might get frustrated with Syd and Kyler but there were some really cute moments that made up for their sometimes annoying tendencies. If you like Jennifer L. Armentrout reads, pick this up but if you are new to her work, check out Wait for You instead.
Similar Reads: Touch of Eden by Jessie M.
Synopsis for Frigid (from Goodreads):
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.