Book Review: Frigid by J Lynn


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 and Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

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.

I was really looking forward to this one – J Lynn’s Wait For You set my New Adult romance expectations pretty darn high, so I pre-ordered this.  Frigid met some of my expectations but not all of them.

Okay, so this was quite a hot read – Kyler did not disappoint – but while I liked the dual P.O.V. and found myself flipping through the pages quickly – hooked by both the romance and the thriller elements of this read – the story line did not feel as original as ‘Wait For You’.

In fact some aspects of this book seemed to have been ‘borrowed’ directly from previously successful NA romances:  Supposedly Kyler’s never done it missionary style but the reason for this isn’t substantial enough to feel real;  and part of the way through the book he admits to Syd that before they got together “that’s all I was really about, was screwing, you know?”  Attractive Kyler, really attractive.

I would have liked to have heard more about their friendship before the romance, maybe in flashbacks, but otherwise this was a fairly solid read.  Some of the secondary characters could have been more fully developed, although this might have slowed the pace of the novel slightly.

My Rating: ☼☼☼