Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
Frigid by J. Lynn | Frigid Series
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.
SERIESous’ Top Book Series: Must Read Author (Jennifer L. Armentrout or J. Lynn)
Author: J. Lynn (Pen name of Jennifer L. Armentrout)
# of Books: 2 (Frigid, Scorched)
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Heat Rating: really warm
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Dates: July 2013 – June 2015
Source & Format: Own & Public Library–eBook
**This post was originally posted as a Fresh Friday review of the first book of the series. It has now been updated to include the newest publications in the series.**
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.
–January 2, 2018– Book #2: Scorched
**I DNF’d this book at 26% (Start of Chapter 6)**
I just couldn’t get onboard with these two. Which is very disappointing because the “hate to love you” trope is one of my favourites. However, the immaturity of these two fizzled out the chemistry for me pretty quickly. The scenes between them just seemed awkward and I couldn’t get into the story.
I also felt like there wasn’t much of a plot besides these two making eyes at each other. There is a lot of promise for character development but I’m not sure if it would have got the adequate amount of screen time I would have liked it to get.
This was just a dud for me.
Series Rating: DNF
Frigid 3.5/5 | Scorched DNF
This series just never found its footing. The immature characters dampens the romance and the plot line seems to be all over the place. Not my favourite of Armentrout’s work by a long shot.
Read if You Like: quick romance reads, lighter reads
Avoid if You: dislike immature characters
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