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10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
I absolutely loved this book. It was sweet, sexy, funny, and eve
Sydney is a character that though very different from me, I found she was very easy to connect to. I was able to get right into her head and feel her emotions with her. I loved watching her come out of her shell. In the beginning she is so afraid to just let go and do something spontaneous, then when she tries it doesn't always go the way she thinks it will. I really loved her character. She is so intent on keeping her friendship with Kyler that she is afraid to do anything to ruin it. I can totally understand that. They bicker, but are awesome friends... best friends.
Kyler was a bit harder for me to like. Okay, so he was swoon worthy pretty much right off, but he was still a jerk. He is a total man whore and has girls crawling out of the woodwork to get a piece of that, but yet if Sydney even so much as talks to another guy, he gets all pissy and the guy is obviously a tool in his mind. Yes, it's sweet that he is jealous, but it's like he thinks he can do every girl on the planet, but Sydney can't even look at a guy. Yet, he won't tell her how he feels about her for certain reasons, but still. Once I started to get to know him a little better I definitely started to love him. I thought that he was sweet and charming, but still an arrogant ass at times. He could not have been any more perfect for Sydney though. He is loyal to their friendship and fiercely protective of her. He is a great best friend, and no one could be better for her.
Oh the sexiness!! Holy Hell are there some scenes that could almost make the book go up in flames. JLA sure knows how to make those pages steamy! Okay, so besides the steam, the romance is really great too. There are plenty of "awww" inducing moments, some moments that had me laughing, and then the ones where I though a cold shower could do me some good. I love that the romance stemmed from a friendship and it's believable that they would be in love with each other. There is no insta-love or fast romance. This has been building for practically their entire lives. You could feel the connection and the chemistry between them. You know how they met. You know how they have grown up close to each other. You get their history, so you believe the romance.
So, the story! What better was to finally get their feelings out there then being snowed in by a massive blizzard? Well, it's not really that easy. There were plenty of issues that got in their way. Some funny, some scary, some just plain old frustrating. The worst part is, they aren't just snowed in, but someone is apparently out to get them too. So besides it being freezing and having to use a backup generator for a little bit of power, now they have to fear that someone is going to harm them. Well, Kyler is just mostly scared for Syd. It makes for a great addition to the story and how it all comes out in the end had me with my heart beating out of my chest.
This was beyond amazing. I went through so many emotions back and forth through this book that I was mentally exhausted, but so satisfied when I was done!! I was expecting an awesome book, but what I got was off the charts incredible!! My love for JLA's books grows with each one I read. I already want to go back and read this one again and again. This is a friends to lovers story at it's best!! I would give it a million stars if I could!
*An advanced copy of this book was sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.
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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
posted by 9394860 on July 18, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2014
Ive read almost every single one of jennifer l armentrouts books and the wait for you series by j lynn and i think this is the worst one of hers ive read so far. She is my all time favorite author aand i usually love every singleone of her books but i didnt really like this one. I thought, like other people were saying, that the conflict was just really stupid and nonrealistic. I think she must have just added the action and break in/ gun shot scenes to make it more interesting but i thought it was kind of stupid. It was okay though but i wasnt hooked like i was for all of her other books. And i actually have read twenty something books by her and overall shes an AMAZING author!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2014
This book was ridiculous. Sheer, utter ridiculousness. My hopes
This book was ridiculous. Sheer, utter ridiculousness. My hopes going into it were probably a little too high, but I’d heard great things about the author’s YA works, and a dear trusted friend of mine LOVED this book, so I thought it would be a good, if not great, read. I was wrong. So, so wrong.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The writing itself wasn’t the worst I’ve ever come across. The pacing was decent and the dialogue was fairly realistic and there were definitely moments that I found entertaining and enjoyed. The were just few and far behind. Most of the story suffered from poorly developed characters that I couldn’t connect with and a romance that was lacking the depth and swoonyness that I was looking for.
Sydney and Kyler were just completely dislikable. I spent 90% of the book wanting to punch one or both of them in the face.
Sydney was the NA standard: the pretty girl who doesn’t know she’s pretty and is insecure in her sexuality because of one bad experience. I think this is what annoyed me the most. She admits to having sexual urges, at least when it comes to Kyler, but has decided that because the one guy she slept with described her as frigid this means that she must be and so no other guy will want her/enjoy sleeping with her. What I found most annoying/unrealistic about this though was that Sydney is otherwise portrayed to be intelligent and about to graduate with a degree in psychology, and I just found it completely unbelievable that somebody with her education would be this insecure because of what something one douchey guy said FOUR YEARS AGO. FOUR YEARS. I mean really. It was just super annoying. She just had zero backbone, cried far too much and acted like an idiot the rest of the time and it was pretty much unbearable.
Kyler. I’m sure he is supposed to be all swoon worthy, and that some people might find him to be so, but I just found him disgusting. The whole man-whore thing? Not attractive. Ever. Especially when said man-whore states that when he has sex with women it’s always from behind, implying that any other way would be too intimate because it would involve looking them in the face. The very idea of it just fills me with rage. He obviously has no respect for women, and just views Sydney as some tiny little princess doll he’s put on a pedestal-an object that he can look at and must protect, but never ever touch. Oh, and just throwing this out there but if some guy ever called me baby as much as Kyler calls Sydney this (I mean we’re talking about every other sentence here) I would straight punch them in the face. Pet names are annoying to me in general but baby is the worst by far, and just came off as another way for Kyler to objectify and infantilize Syd.
I found it impossible to believe that Kyler and Syd were in love. Their relationship was insta-love that the author tried to justify by having them be best friends beforehand but I just couldn’t buy into it. Not even the memories they shared of their friendship and growing up together could really make me understand why they were in love each other. Syd especially never explained what exactly it is about Kyler that makes her love him so much. It was just very disappointing. The plot itself had a lot of potential for cuteness. I yearn for good stories about friends and potential love interests being snowed in together and all the interesting dilemmas and character growth that could come from such a situation. However this book pretty much consisted of a lot of whining, sex and some random violence by creeps with a grudge against Kyler. It was all over the place.
Frigid was simply a ridiculous, unbelievable romance with poorly developed characters. I would only recommend it to readers who like silly stories and smut and don’t really care about believably or connecting with the characters.
Posted July 29, 2013
Posted August 6, 2013
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