Publication: November 5, 2013
By: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: New Adult (Ages 18+)
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.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, JLA's books are like dessert and I'm always ready to eat mine first, or in the case of FRIGID, stalk the Spencer Hill Press booth at BEA'13 before standing in line for an hour with all her other loyal fans.
What I Loved: Love, romance, suspense and swoon, FRIGID has a little bit of everything.
Kyler and Sidney have known each other forever so there's no insta-anything. Their relationship, which plays out in this fast paced alternating POV, is like a slow burn that ignites and builds before finally erupting like a volcano of feels when they're stuck in a cabin during the Snowpocalypse. Did I mention someone might be trying to kill them too? Yeah, that's not stressful to the characters or the reader--much. O.O
I'll be the first to admit I am the worst person to watch a scary movie with because I constantly yell at the character(s) onscreen. "You can skip that shower tonight and leave those trashcans outside until the sun comes up, and for the love of all that is holy, DON'T GO IN THE KITCHEN! YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH.TO.DIE! DON---*sighs* Well, I hope that sandwich was worth ALL THE STABS YOU GOT!" *shakes fist*
FRIGID garnered a similar reaction and there was some yelling at these characters too, but in the "I've become invested in your story and I don't want to watch you die now." kind of way. I mean, really Syd, Kyler specifically told you to STAY.INSIDE! and---okay, I don't want to spoil anything but this is definitely one to read if a) You're a NA fan, b) Love JLA's books, c) Want a story with characters who will warm your hear right down to your toes or d) all of the above.
What Left Me Wanting More: How long do I have to wait for the next JLA book to come out? ;)
Final Verdict: Who needs milk, bread or T.P. during a snowpocalypse when you can hang out with Kyler?
Review also posted at YABC.