Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Bloggerhood of the Traveling ARC: Review (repost) of Frigid by J. Lynn

This post was put together by the always amazing Valerie @ Stuck In Books and I am so honored to be part of this. As some of you might know, Jennifer Armentrout was supposed to attend BEA, but had a family emergency and had to go home. Before she left, she signed all of her books for fans though, which is so sweet. That's just the type of person she is. That's why we love her. (Besides the fact she's a writing machine and puts out so many awesome books)

Valerie was able to get one of the signed copies of Frigid, and wanted to do something nice for Jen to let her know that we care and our thoughts are with her. She decided to do a traveling ARC tour and a card for Jen. Each of us bloggers will put a tagline in the book and take a picture to go with our review. We will also all sign the card for Jen. At the end of the tour a winner will be chosen to get the Frigid ARC signed by Jen and tagged by us, and the card will be sent to Jen.

I have already reviewed this book as part of the blog tour, but I am re-posting for this Traveling ARC Tour. The giveaway is also closed due to how much traveling the ARC had to do to get to all of us, but I still posted the rafflecopter so you can see the winner when it's displayed.

  • Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013 (digital) 11/5/2013 (paperback)
  • Source: ARC sent from Valerie @ Stuck In Books to review 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

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.

Tagline - 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!!

Frigid with all of our review tags in it.

*This review was previously posted on my blog as part of the blog tour.

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved this book. It was sweet, sexy, funny, and everything that I could want out of a New Adult contemporary. It had a fabulous story, the characters were amazing, and I was totally drawn in!! I am always a sucker for friends to lovers stories and this one hit the mark!! Told through alternating POV's I think that this was done spectacularly and I found it hard to put down.

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!

and beyond!!

*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.

About the author:
 # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn) Lives in West Virginia. All the rumors you heard about her state aren't true. Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 

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  1. Aw, what a great idea! I'm so glad you got to take part, Amy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is such a fantastic idea!! Whoever wins this is very lucky!! *fingers crossed* :)

  3. Aw, that is SO sweet of you guys to do that for her! She's such a fun person to talk to on Twitter and seems like a sweetheart. I'm sure she appreciated this a great deal.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  4. This is pretty amazing! Any time I have tried to do something like this the book has been lost (or stolen) so I kind of gave up on this idea. I'm glad that this book continued it's journey, that would be one amazing prize!

  5. Which lines did you underline?! I loved being apart of this! I hope the winner loves the book, too.

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