Published by Spencer Hill Press on 2013
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
“Yeah, she had me. I was all hers.
In reality, even though I’d been with everyone else, I’d always been Syd’s.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Frigid
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.
In the story, Kyler and Sydney have been best friends for most of their lives, but have been secretly in love with each other. On Christmas break they decide to head to Kyler’s mom’s cabin to go skiing with friends, when they become snowed in during a blizzard. Stuck with only each other for company after the snow keeps their friends from joining them, the two are forced to come to terms with their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed the relationship between Sydney and Kyler. You could feel their love and friendship for one another. The way they talked to each other belied their long history, and their actions were true to their characters throughout. The whole “stranded together in a snowstorm” romance trope might have seemed cheesy if it wasn’t for the thriller element that coursed through the background. Part romance/part thriller, Frigid kept me turning one page after the other.
Aside from the romance, the pair are stalked by a psycho. With the power out, phone lines down, and no way to get help, Sydney and Kyler must try to stay safe until the roads are cleared. This element of the story was more predictable, and I don’t think it was as well-developed. Plus, in light of the seriousness of their situation, Sydney and Kyler’s actions seem… a bit stupid. Like, would you be wondering if the guy you loved loved you back when someone has shot at you? I wouldn’t. I’d be worried about staying alive. Luckily, the thriller was downplayed somewhat, so it didn’t damper my enjoyment of the story at large.
Do I Recommend?
If you are looking for a steamy romance to read by the pool, then add Frigid to your beach bag. It’s an entertaining and fun read. Perfect for vacation. Plus, the second book in the series, Scorched, will be released next Tuesday, and based on the synopsis promises to be a far greater story. While Scorched is centered around Kyler and Sydney’s friends, and you don’t have to read Frigid to enjoy it, having background information on Sydney and Kyler may prove useful.