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The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: Frigid by J. Lynn

Frigid (Frigid, #1) 
**I received this book from Around the World ARC Tours for review**

Synopsis (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.

My Thoughts:  Sydney and Kyler have been best friends since elementary school.  Sydney has had feelings for Kyler for awhile but doesn't want to ruin the friendship so she hasn't told Kyler. She sits by and watches him take girl after girl home.  Sydney has only had one relationship and it ended on a bad note.  

Sydney and Kyler head up to Kyler's cabin for Christmas Break.  The plan is to meet some of their other friends up there and celebrate their last year of college.  Sydney and Kyler make it up there but get hit by a massive snow storm and their friends don't make it.  Sydney and Kyler are now stranded and alone and to make matters worse, someone is stalking the two and making things even more interesting.

I really liked Sydney and could really relate to her and her feelings.  My husband and I were friends for a long time before we actually got together and I know the fear of losing your friend over a relationship.  I felt her heartbreak every time she watched Kyler flirt with another girl.  I loved when Sydney found her "lady balls" and I really liked how feisty she could be.   I also understood her constant worrying and over analyzing everything because I totally do that too!  

Kyler was sweet and even though he was a player, you understood why. He was very protective of Sydney and he honestly cared for her.  I loved how he respected Sydney and didn't treat her like all the other girls.  She meant something special to him and he treated her that way.  He was sweet and I really liked his character.  

This story is told in alternating POVs and I really enjoyed that as well.  Getting into Kyler's head made the story interesting and a whole lot easier to understand Kyler.  It definitely would not have been as good without Kyler's point of view.

This was an incredibly fast paced read!  The "mystery" was somewhat predictable (I had it figured out almost immediately) but it was still a fun book and will not disappoint!

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