Book Review: Frigid by 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.

Short and Sweet: This is a wonderfully sweet, steamy read that’s perfect for enjoying in one sitting with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

One thing that’s going to become more and more apparent as I post book reviews is that I’m a romance junky. To say it in the cheesiest way possible, I love love and I love happily ever afters. Why? Couldn’t tell you. But nothing makes me happier than seeing or reading about two people meeting and falling in love. Now whether that consists of them falling in love in college or falling in love battling mythical creatures while trying to defeat an evil of some form or another, it doesn’t really matter.

Jennifer L. Armentrout tends to be my go to for amazing romance novels. They’re always so sweet. One particular thing I love about them is that the conflict is not always just plain out misunderstandings or someone refusing to open their mouth and speak what’s on their mind. There tends to be some of that, in a realistic sense, but more often than not the conflict in her novels comes from an outside force and I appreciate that greatly. There’s nothing more annoying that wanting to shake the main character and yell at them to open their damn mouths

Frigid is one of those re-read, read-in-one sitting books. It’s a simple 90% fluff, 10% plot book. I certainly don’t mean that as an insult, the book is perfect in it’s simplicity. This re-read counts as my fifth (or more because I deleted my old Goodreads from 2013). I remember specifically reading this book curled up on my grandmothers couch after a Christmas Eve dinner. It was the perfect timing for it.

One thing in particular that I love about this novel is the pre-existing relationship between Kyler and Sydney. Jennifer does such a wonderful job at depicting their friendship that it’s fully believable that they’ve been friends almost their entire life. It’s so realistic and sweet and adorable and I just love it. Friends-to-lovers is one of my favorite romances to read, only topped by hate-to-love because those are just the best.

One warning: this book is certainly NA. If you’re uncomfortable with descriptions of sex scenes, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this one. It gets steamy as hell at some parts.

Frigid was exactly what I needed to get out of my horrid reading slump. I hadn’t been able to sit down and actually fully read a book in months, which is completely unlike me. If you’re looking for a quick, sweet read, I highly recommend checking this one out!

5 Stars

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