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For a year and a half, Olivia Martin has tried to forget Erik Gulbrandr, the glacial man who’d scorched her mouth with a single kiss. But when Olivia finds herself snowbound with Erik on the winter solstice, she discovers that the man who set her body aflame is cursed by abominable needs — and a desire that might destroy them both…
ebook, 192 pages
Published August 28th 2014
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Pam
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantastical, 3
3.5 not letting you go stars



FROZEN isn't a book I can go into details about, but it isn't anything like the Disney version. A tormented jackass and a strong-willed independent woman go head to head in this tale, until all the secrets have been revealed. This is a different kind of paranormal read for me, so I had nothing to base it off of, I just went with the flow and not only did I like it but I enjoyed it as well.

Thank God, the jackassness was just a front because Erik just being Erik, it wa
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-y.a
I haven’t read any books from Meljean Brook. Frozen is a pnr-novella with a hint of Norse mythology. I guess I am testing the waters to see if I like her writing style. And it is safe to say I will pick up her full-length novels in Iron Seas series soon;)

What are you, Erik?
A man. Mostly.

Oh well. Eric is a frost giant.

The story centered on the curse by the witch of Ironwood. The novella had likable MCs and creative premise. However, the plot fell flat on the curse which turned out to be meaningl
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Talltree
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer
Oct 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-thanks, pnr-uf
I would have never guessed that this was written by Meljean Brook. I didn't like all the miscommunication (or lack thereof) and the endless circular wangsty talking. Plus, (view spoiler) I'd rather read Loki fanfic.

Mara
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella, pnr
3 1/2

Really cute, nice world, great heroine (and plot with its twists). A woe-is-me hero that caused really unnecessary pain for lack of any idea of what clear communication is. And this is my only nit. It was crystal clear to me than a minimum amount of talking would have avoided all the drama :). And that was a nasty bee in my bonnet. :)
⚜️Trea
This is my first experience with this author, and after reading this, I'm not so sure I would read another book by her. The premise was interesting enough, but didn't fully deliver on the potential that I could see within it. The curse's parameters were both squicky and uncomfortable for me, and at the same time they also felt like an excuse. I couldn't really connect with the characters, because we don't get a lot of backstory about them and the fact that they were constantly dancing around inf ...more
AH
About a 3 -3.5 star read for me.

While the story is something new in the paranormal romance world, something about the story just didn't click for me right away. We have Eric the brooding hero, contending with a horrible family curse which turns him into an ice man and makes him want to hunt down and attack a woman on every winter solstice. Our heroine Olivia is tasked with bringing some documents for Eric to sign. Little does she know that Eric's father had ulterior motives. Then there's the wo
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Zeek
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
just a teaser which Im very much hoping turns into a series! :D Frost Giants, Shifter Sons of Loki, threats of Ragnarrok...everything but Thor. oh hell yay, I want more.
Marta Cox
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
I really liked this concept for a book and I can only think of one other author who has had a similar idea for a character so I'm a happy bunny! Such a treat to get away from vampires and the usual shifters and if you are looking for a unique book idea then allow me to introduce Meljean Brook.
This has a contemporary feel and is far removed from the previous steampunk stories I have read by this author. It features Olivia, an engineer working in construction who just happened to make the mistake
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice story, even nicer being a freebie; a fantasy tale about a woman discovering a curse, and a really 'cool' guy with major secrets. I got into the story late, and held off reading it till the end of the installments. I had planned to either print it out or buy the finished story for 99 cents when it was put up for sale.

As it turned out, I did neither. I glanced over the story, got interested, and started reading. It really wasn't that long; took a little over an hour to read. The only real com
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Ally
May 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Nothing to say here other than I got bored

Yea, I'm in the tails of the bell curve of my GR friends on this one. I got tired waiting around for things to change, adapt, happen, whatever. And this, folks, is a short read. So, if I got bored on a short read, well hell. Not for me. Remember it's not the book, it's me. Don't blame the author, blame the reader =)
Mr Grohl
Melindeeloo
Reread 4/29/2017 (was missing Meljean and decided to do a reread)

4.5 stars - I really like it.

Erik has frozen Olivia out since their one passionate kiss. Despite the cracks in her heart from his icy civility, Erik still stars in her hottest fantasies. When Olivia is sent on an errand to Erik's doorstep, she expects his usual cool response but instead receives a much worse greeting. And when she is unable to make the hasty retreat that his reaction inspires, and is instead forced by circumstance
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Kira
1.5 out of 5 stars
I'm a huge Meljean fangurl, but this...this did not work for me. It manages both to take the subject matter too seriously and not seriously enough. Besides having a really predictable and silly story that I've seen a million times in other PNR (interesting mythology aside),the whole story hinges on the crux that these characters will. not. talk. to. each. other. It was obvious to me by chapter 4, but this dragged on for another 5 chapters of angst and self-pity. If Eric would j
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Rachel Brown
This short paranormal romance sounded right up my alley: two characters snowed into a cabin while battling hell-hounds and a curse! But it didn’t make much use of these delicious elements, other than the curse. Instead, it focused on the consent issues inherent in the old sex pollen trope. (Outside forces compel the characters to have sex.) Unfortunately, that didn’t work either, due to a combination of bringing up the issues without actually delving into them, plus a truly astounding amount of ...more
Ren
4 stars

Meljean Brook is once a hit and miss author for me. I struggled when reading her Guardian series and The Iron Duke is the first steampunk novel I read that sadly failed to make me interested. I then think that maybe Brook's books is not for me. But, I still follow her blog and FB page, because I love her humor. When there was review request for her short story, Frozen, I decide to sign up. I never hear anything back, until late August ago she emailed me the e-ARC version.

Been busy, I jus
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Jadzia
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure if I skills give this book 3 or 4 stars. It was a nice read and that's pretty all I can say. The first person narration is not something I am fond of, but it was well done here and I didn't miss the hero's part as I usually do with such narration.
A little rushed. But a good one for a few free hours.
Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
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This was okay. Certainly not bad for a freebie. I do like Norse mythology, although it didn't do much for me in this book. The characters were likable enough, and the ending was surprisingly heartwarming.
Jamie
There was so much that could have been done with this book to make it a 5 star read. But too much miscommunication and thinking about the miscommunication kept it at 3 for me. I loved the premise, though, and the great mythology and action scenes!
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novellas
Last chapter is up (but only until Tuesday). Then it'll be for sale in about a week.

I really liked it. A very interesting perspective on the bonding trope.
MrsJoseph
http://bookslifewine.com/r-frozen/

I enjoyed Frozen quite a bit – just not as much as I was expecting. My expectations aside, Frozen was quite entertaining – thus my annoyance at hubby for consistently talking to me while I was trying to read, lol.

I think I was expecting a lot more sexytimes than I received from Frozen – although I was fine with the level of sexytime I did get.

What I *think* maybe the missing piece is that A) the MCs already know each other very well thus no need to do “getting t
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Karissa
Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I have been a big fan of Brook’s Irons Seas series for years and ran into this fun little paranormal romance while I was browsing on Amazon. This a quick and fun paranormal romance novel that deals with a type of paranormal creature I haven’t really read much about, ice giants.

Olivia Martin is a civil engineer who is on her way home for Christmas but she has a little errand to do first. Her boss at work wants her to stop by his son’s (Erik Gulbrandr’s) house and have some papers signed and drop
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Eva Millien
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Snowbound with Erik on the winter solstice, Olivia discovers he’s cursed by abominable needs and a desire that might destroy them both is this fascinating paranormal romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation with suspense and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the fascinating world ensures that the reader wants to know everything. The characters are strong, compelling and
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Cary Morton
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This definitely wasn’t my usual romance. The idea of a frost giant as the male lead was surprising and a little off-putting (I’m not a huge fan of blue men), but in the end, I didn’t mind as much as I thought I would.

What did bother me was a little was the super aggressive way the curse was handled. Yes, the main character was consenting and loved the male lead, but really, she didn’t have much of a choice. She was going to be raped, and I’m not sure if her consenting to the pre-determined event
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Moon Love
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Frozen and the concept behind it. I read the story very quickly and it was really entertaining to watch Eric and Olivia fight their attraction to each other while trying to stay alive. While I enjoyed seeing the romantic tension spike between them, it was also my one point of contention. How is it two very intelligent people can't figure out the easiest way to solve the dilemma they're facing is so simple? I can understand that it's one of the biggest problems most couples face, b ...more
Lori
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, ebooks
This book is a quick and easy PNR read and is a stand alone novella. The story sets the stage for lots of tension and angst between the main characters and although I really liked the charged, almost moments and the action scenes. However. the back and forth, filled with misconceptions between the characters and their feelings got old really fast. This really could have been a 5 star read, but the overused tactic of creating drama and anticipation by means of the characters not knowing how each ...more
Ewa
Read it as a daily serial. Nearly bit my nails off, when it wasn't so daily in the end, lol.

I was nervous if I would like 1st person POV and no POV from the H, but hearing only heroine's thoughts have really worked in this story. Having H's thoughts on a platter would just spoil the plot.
Julie Powell
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A well written paranormal tale of love with a difference, where myth mixes with the modern world and developed characters move within a believable plot.

I don't give spoilers, so I cannot say too much, but for those who enjoy this genre, this is for you.
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