Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Frigid by J. Lynn ~ The Bloggerhood of the traveling review & Giveaway



I met Jennifer in Houston at the Onyx Book Tour.  Then I got to see her at RT.  I was planning on seeing her at BEA but she was called away for a family emergency.   Before she left, she signed all the books for her fans.  I got one of those books and I wanted to tell her how much my heart aches for her right now and how much I love her for being an awesome author, my favorite author.

I stayed up late Saturday after BEA reading FRIGID and this tour was born out of that awesomeness! This book will travel around to the blogs listed on the banner above being tagged along the way.  One lucky winner will get the book at the end of the tour.  A card travels with the book, that will be sent to JLA.  Here's the tag on the signed book so far:




About JLA:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.




Book Description:

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:

5 stars - Blowing my 5 star rating off the charts, this book will capture you and hold you till the last page.

I've said this before but if JLA writes it, then I will stand in line to read it.  This book was the biggest reason that I went to BEA.  I had to have it.  Spencer Hill was my first stop and I waited in line for an hour to get it.  It was so worth every cent I paid to get to NY and every minute I spend waiting for it.
  
Yep, gonna start with Kyler.  He’s a player but he only cares about Syd.  He watches out for her and protects her.  It’s pretty clear how he feels but he’s sure that she would never feel the same and that she deserves better.  I so loved the parts inside Kyler’s head.  He’s cute, really.  He tries to remember the name of the girl that just climbed in his lap but has to wait for her friend to say it.  It’s not that he doesn’t make it clear what he’s interested in – he does.  Total player.  But he has this sweet side that is really only for Sydney.  And jealous? Oh he is so jealous of any guy that even looks like he is gonna talk to Syd.  He has this whole male look thing down where he can tell whether the guy likes her or not.  Any guy that likes her is a douche and can’t be trusted because no one is good enough for his Syd.   There are so many things I want to tell you about him that are just too spoilery but can I say that I loved Christmas Eve, a few days of snowed in paradise, and a certain tattoo that hangs out on his back.  This boy is forever.

Loved Sydney too.  She loves Kyler but has hidden that from him for fear of losing their friendship.  His player ways convince her he doesn’t do relationships and she can’t risk their friendship.  But what’s so fun is that the only two people who don’t know how much these two are in love are them.  Sydney’s one serious boyfriend was a jerk and was introduced to Kyler’s fist because of it.  It’s left Sydney not dating, which makes Kyler happy.  Funny how the males and females react differently to unrequited love.  What I loved most about Sydney is her determination to keep Kyler part of her life even if she can’t have him the way she wants.  She doesn’t pout.  She moves forward and they really are great friends.

It’s interesting how the title plays out in this book.  I wish I could say more but I really liked how it was a driving force as the pages flew by.

When you start this book make sure you have the time to finish it.  There will be no putting it down.  Notice that I don’t even say if you want to read this book – it’s that good.  YOU WILL WANT to read this one.

If any book deserves more than 5 stars, it’s this one.   JLA books seem to need a different scale than other books.  Let’s start with 5 stars and go from there, k!  This book is ever bit as good at WAIT FOR YOU.  I loved the relationship better but the characters about the same.  There were no slow spots.  I was guessing about the problem causer until right before I found out.  All fabulous!

If the new adult category has captured your heart, then pick this one up as soon as it’s available, July 31st.  If you love YA romance but aren’t YA any more, pick this one up as soon as it’s available.  If you love romance in general, then pick this one up as soon as it’s available.  Are you catching a theme here?  Yep, pick this one up July 31st and clear your schedule to read all night.  


 
****GIVEAWAY****

The traveling SIGNED ARC of FRIGID is up for grabs!  Enter to win it here.

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103 comments:

  1. I'm totally in love with anything JLA, but I'm falling for her New Adult romances. I can't wait to read this!!!!

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  2. Christina K. or Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE all of JLA books!! Her characters are real and flawed but so lovable and her plots are so interesting:))

    Thank you:)

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  3. I am a huge fan of JLA. I just finished reading Obsession and it was amazing!

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  4. I forgot to add (because I am so excited) that I can't wait to read FRIGID!

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this one. I remember seeing photos from the cover shoot. That guy is pretty cute!

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  6. Omg I cant wait to read this book! I love all her books so I know this is going to be just as awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I am a huge fan of Jen's from the beginning! So excited for this book!!

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  8. Fabulous review as always Val!! I am super excited to read this, and I am honored to be taking part in the traveling ARC and card for Jen!

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  9. JLA is an auto-buy author for me, both her YA and adult books. I have this one pre-ordered of course :-) So looking forward to reading it! Loved your review Val!

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  10. Great review. I already have this on pre-order, along with all her other books.

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  11. Awww, this is super sweet! You ladies are the best - I'm sure JLA would love this. And great review! I didn't like JLA's Wait For You, but I can't wait to read Frigid. It sounds more original :D

    Thank you!

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  12. Very much looking forward to Frigid. Thoughts and prayers are with Jen right now. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Valerie!

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  13. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't enter *rolls on the floor crying* And you've made me want the book so badly!! I DEMAND TEASERS as compensation! I DEMAND THEM!

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    1. Coming right up. This book has so many great teasers too.

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  14. Can't wait to get my hands on this book! J. Lynn's books doesn't disappoint me!

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  15. I love your love for JLA and her books ! What a fabulous idea, pal. Great review!

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  16. I absolutely love JLA she is one of fave authors. I wait so very impatiently for her books to come out.

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  17. Great review!! I'm looking forward to reading Frigid! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Congrats to JLA on the new release! Sounds awesome :)

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  19. Great review, it really makes me want to read this one. Thanks!

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  20. I love this idea! I also love the sound of this book. Thanks!! :)

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  21. Thanks for your thoughts on this book, it sounds really good. Looking forward to those teasers now cuz I love torture like that. lol

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  22. I'm a little late to join the JLA fan club, but after reading Wait For You earlier this year, I quickly rectified that mistake.

    Frigid sounds like it's going to be anything but that, and I can't wait to read it!

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  23. Jen is such a complete sweetheart, I really love her, such a gentle soul. And her books are amazing, thanks to them I've been able to enter these new worlds and also to make great friends.

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  24. can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  25. I LOVE jla and I cannot wait to read Frigid! Great review :)

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  26. This is so cool! I can't wait to read JLA's new book! She's amazing! <3

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  27. Love JLA and I cant imagine what she is going through at this time in her life. My heart and prayers go out to her family and I wish her all the best!!

    Love her!

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  28. I've met her twice as well! She is fabulous and I am down to sign the card even if I don't get to read the ARC :-)

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  29. I can not wait for this book. I love Jenn! <3 Prayers!

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  30. Jenn is one of my absolute favorite writers!! I can't wait to read this book!! Sending so much love her way during this time!!

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  31. Great giveaway! I love Jennifer Armentrout. <3

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  32. I can't wait for Frigid! Waiting for JLA books is one of the worst waits!!

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  33. Ahh, can't wait for this one! It looks so good and loved the teasers! One of my most anticipated books this year! Thanks!

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  34. I love everything JLA writes almost everything she wrote I read. I know I'm fangirling but who cares.:D Her books should be the one's discussed in school not like those other boring stuff. Anyway I put Frigid in my calendar as soon as I heard about it.

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  35. I cannot wait for this book! I'm really excited for it. I just started Obssession and am loving it! I don't think I've read a JLA book I haven't liked.

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  36. ahhhh, another book by JLA, its gonna be great! thank you once again for another great giveaway.

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  37. JLA is my favorite author too and I love your review! Super excited for FRIGID, I just know I'll love it! :)

    Thanks for this giveaway, ladies! :)

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  38. I love all of JLA's books am on my third read of OBSESSION! She's on my fav authors blog page and I cannot wait to read Frigid!

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  39. Wowzers! Now I NEED to put this on my wishlist! Oh no, looks like I have to make more space on that bookshelf. Thanks for the great review! Sad I can't join the tour though.

    I hope JLA is okay.

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  40. Awesome idea & giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win Frigid...it sounds fabulous :)

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  41. I friggin love Jennifer Armentrout. Like, ALL her books!

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  42. honestly her stuff is just amazing ! awesome giveaway it sounds amazing i CANNOT wait to read this amazingness !

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  43. JLA is pretty much a must buy for me. I love her YAs her NAs and anything else she might write!

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  44. This looks great! I haven't read any of your books yet but I've heard great things about them and have been DYING to!

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  45. I love this cover! Excited to read this! Can never go wrong with JLA :)

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  46. The only book I have read of hers is Wait for You, but I loved it sooo much. It became one of my faves for sure! I'm loving this giveaway, and I have been wanting to read this one as well since I heard she had another one out! :) Thanks!!
    Mimi
    miminbennett(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I cannot wait to check out Frigid! I have read Wait For You and am a total fangirl of her books! Thank you! *crossing fingers** =]

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  48. I love all of JLA's books she is an awesome writer and I hope to meet her one day!

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  49. I think I would read the phonebook if JLA wrote it ... lol. Can't wait to read this. :)

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  50. Cannot wait to read... Sending love.. ;)

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  51. I'm so excited for this book! I just know I'm going to love it, I mean, it is written by JLA!

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  52. Ever since Wait For You, I have become a fan of hers. She's a great writer! ^_^

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  53. This book sounds great. Can't wait to get my copy.

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  54. I love JLA!! Can't wait to read this! Thank you for offering a giveaway!

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  55. I. AM. SO. Freakin. Excited for this book!!!! *Major fangirling* I can't wait for it to release!!!!!!! I knew it would be amazing, because JLA wrote it, but this review put that into stone. I can't wait for this!!!!

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  56. Oh my God I can't wait for Frigid!! XDDD *jumps around like a demented rabbit*

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  57. Oh my God I can't wait for Frigid!! XDDD *jumps around like a demented rabbit*

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  58. I love this author! Her books are some of the best I've read!

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  59. Ahhh I really really want to read Frigid!

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  60. I AM DYING TO READ THIS . HONESTY JL WRITE THE BEST BOOKS ... EVER !

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  61. I want more of her books! I've become a fan. ^_^

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  62. I love ALL books by JLA. She is one of the best authors around!

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  63. I love Jennifer Armentrout's books. I just began the Lux series this week. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  64. JLA knocks my socks off... love everything by her! Cannot wait for Frigid!!

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  65. I am so looking forward to reading this book. It looks and sounds incredible. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  66. Love Jennifer's books! The moment I first got my hands on Half-Blood I knew I'd love her books forever! Her books are so different from each other in plot, but they all still have the same basic elements: a kick-butt heroine, a forbidden love, and a drop-dead, to-die-for, gorgeous, sexy, smoking hot, and every other adjective you can think of male lead! No matter how fake he is, Aiden St. Delphi will always have a piece of my heart. Can't wait for Frigid!

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  67. I can't wait for Frigid! I love JLA and everything she writes! ♥

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  68. She is one of my favorite authors cant wait...

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  69. JLA jump started my love for reading after a four year reading celibacy. Now I can't stop reading! I just read the first three chapters and can't wait for this book!

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  70. You know I am just getting more excited for this release the longer you make me wait! lol

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  71. I have read the Gamble Brothers by J Lynn and loved them. I have also read the Lux series by JLA. She is an awesome gifted writer! I always find myself sucked into the story and characters laughing and crying with them.

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  72. I'm really looking forward to Frigid!! I love JLA! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. OMG!! I want to read this book!! I LOVE Jennifer's writing!! The cover is so beautiful! This one is definitely on my wish list and CANNOT wait to read it!! Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome giveaway!!!

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  74. I have never read any of her books, but I hear that they are amazing.

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  75. Love JLA! Also loving those abs on the cover! Not loving the hair though. Lol I prefer shorter.

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  76. Wow! that's a 5++ star rating! I am really excited for this one

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  77. Oh this is taking longer than I can stand. Where can I read more teasers so I can continue to torture myself! lol I am so looking forward to your new release!

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  78. I love all of JLA books. I can't wait to read Frigid. It is taking way to long for it to come out. Thanks for the giveaway!! Can't wait for Frigid!!

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  79. Yay, it's July! We are getting closer to this release!! =D

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  80. I read Wait for You a few months ago and I fell in love with the author. It was one of those books that I wish I could read over for the first time. I love those kinds of books!!!
    Mimi
    miminbennett(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  81. I loved the preview to this and so can't wait to read it! So far there hasn't been a book by JLA I haven't completely swooned over!

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  82. congratulations on the new release...love the cover

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  83. I am a huge JLA fan! I wish I could have been on this tour. I pre-order every JLA book before it comes out, and have read and loved JLA's YA book, NA books, and adult books! Good Luck and much success to your future endeavors!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  84. I cannot wait to read this book ! It sounds super cute and amazing!

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  85. I LOVE JLA!! She is one of my all time favorite authors! Thank you for the giveaway!!! -soccerG2@yahoo.com

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  86. Can't wait to read Frigid! Thanks for writing awesome books JLA!!

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  87. Well I am very excited for this new book. I have been watching this post for month's, you know how to work up your readers! lol

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  88. I LOVE JLA!! Her books are awesome and hilarious!!!

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  89. I love JLA! Her books never disappoint me.

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  90. I agree there has not been a book of JLA's that has disappointed me. Love them all!

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  91. I love the sound of this book! JLA is unstoppable.

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  92. I love this book cover. I love Jen and her books. I hope i win. Great giveaway :))

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  93. I can't wait for result. Can't wait.

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  94. Really want to read this book! Really bad!

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  95. This book looks great. I'm definitely a fan of JLA after reading Shadows.

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