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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Howard Narrator: Fred Sanders Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780307577627
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On holiday leave from the service, Gabriel McQueen is sent into a brewing ice storm to make sure that his father’s distant neighbor, Lolly Helton, who has fallen out of contact, is safe and sound. It’s a trip that Gabriel would rather not make, given the bitter winter weather—and the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly. Arriving at Lolly’s home, Gabriel spots strangers through the windows—one of them packing a weapon—and kicks into combat mode. But once Lolly is rescued, the heat—and the hunt—are on.

Snowbound, unarmed, and literally under the gun, Gabriel and Lolly must depend on each other to endure the merciless forces of nature and evade the ruthless enemy out in the blackness of the silent night—and out for their blood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • If you want to whet your appetite for Christmas romance, this is perfect. . . . Guaranteed to keep your pulse racing. Tacoma News Tribune
  • All the classic elements of a Howard romantic adventure. RT Book Reviews
  • Linda Howard is a superbly original writer. Iris Johansen

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liza | 2/18/2014

    " read the book along time ago "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 2/7/2014

    " OK now this one I got at Barnes and Noble. I buy anything with Linda Howard's name on it. Most of her novels are really far fetched- like the chances of this ever happening are slim to none but who cares- she writes GREAT sex scenes and it's worth it. This story is really no different at all and to me, was pretty similar to Cover of Night which was cheese to the max but again, GREAT sex scene on the mountain in that one. Anyways. So this is about a girl who is taken hostage by meth addicts during an ice storm. And then this guy she knew from way back when is "checking on her" and wow- they are being chased by meth addicts outside in an ice storm. Yeah- it is cheese to the max but what you come to love about romance novels. I kind of hope these characters are explored in a future book but you can never tell if that will happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea Ludwig | 2/2/2014

    " Oh-too-cliche story, very predictable and hard to get into. Very shallow characters. I never really got to know them nor care for them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley♥Alexis | 1/31/2014

    " Well this wasn't a BAD book. There was nothing i hated about the book. I enjoyed the over all story. I just felt like i could have been using my time doing other things besides reading this book. I was really disappointed. I've never read anything by Linda Howard so i didn't really know what i was expecting but this book left me really unsatisfied, i need to purge my memory of this book by reading something else.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krita | 1/28/2014

    " I like Linda Howard's style. Her main characteristics of her protagonists are usually the same but it says something about her skill that this doesnt detract from the enjoyment of the book. There is that critical ounce of realism that her storyline has that her characters don't know that their romance is real or that it will last but theyre willing to make a go of it anyway. I like that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauriezeitlin | 1/22/2014

    " Short, quick read, predictabe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne Ader | 1/20/2014

    " I liked this book a lot. We listened to it on the way to Chicago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 1/19/2014

    " I liked this book. It was pretty short and a very quick read, but I liked that the heroine wasn't dumb and was able to mostly save herself. The bad guys were pretty bad and gross. And since I read the book while it was freezing outside, I could appreciate the setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 12/7/2013

    " Enjoyed it, somewhat predictable and dragged on a bit long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 11/24/2013

    " Quick read, an hour on the treadmill and a couple extra and I was done. Not great, but not bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorie | 11/17/2013

    " This was a short and predictable book. I would not recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/7/2013

    " This one disappointed me. It feels ... hastily written? Almost formulaic in ways most of her books happily avoid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia Ryan | 10/17/2013

    " Short and sweet. More action/suspense than romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 10/5/2013

    " Not one of the better Linda Howard books but good enough to keep my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 9/13/2013

    " A relatively good winter break read. It's easy to follow, and quick to finish. But there really isn't too much to the story, starts off pretty boring and doesn't have a spectacular story line or ending. It's just a good quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 3/17/2013

    " Good for a quick listen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 3/8/2013

    " It was a good book, too short and could have expanded on other areas. Otherwise a good return on the Linda Howard form from previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbgreendawn | 2/18/2013

    " its a short story and you know i dont like the less details type thing... but, its not bad as far as that goes. a little on the short side. :) its also not a Christmas story it just happens to take place during the holidays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/3/2013

    " fun, summertime adventure :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tuyet | 10/3/2012

    " trash, complete trash. but I needed something light "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti | 4/7/2012

    " Silly! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Applefruit | 9/26/2011

    " This book is utterly boring and should have been a short story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 9/1/2011

    " fairly predictable story, but it kept me on the exercise bike for an hour today to read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 rebecca j | 8/15/2011

    " OK, but not compelling enough and ends too quickly. She's written better ones! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 7/18/2011

    " A woman is accosted by two meth-heads during an Ice storm.Great descriptions of the storm,but unbelievable plot. But its' a romance and you can't expect any more... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 6/29/2011

    " So, the only reason I chose this book to read/listen to was because I needed a book that started with an 'I' for a reading challenge in one of my groups. Being a Novella it wasn't too bad. I liked the action, and I liked the romance, but it was not the best. And I hated the last line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 5/22/2011

    " Enjoyed it, somewhat predictable and dragged on a bit long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burçak | 4/25/2011

    " Öyle çok güzel degildi ama iki uyusturucu bagimlisinin buz firtinasinda kadini rehin almalari ve ormanda kovalamalari heyecanliydi :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 4/11/2011

    " I liked this book a lot. We listened to it on the way to Chicago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 3/21/2011

    " I was disappointed in this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/21/2011

    " It was three dollars at a closing book store. What was I supposed to do, NOT buy it and spend my Sunday night reading one of the "classics"?
    Overall, pretty good Linda Howard stuff, although she tried way to hard to sell the danger of the ice storm. It's icy. I get it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/10/2011

    " Great suspense - a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/12/2011

    " Short, easy read with suspence and a little romance. Good book for a 2-3 hour flight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jegan | 1/17/2011

    " Kept interest throughout book. A bit short. Could have developed more of the relationship. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Howard

Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose New York Times bestsellers include Open Season, All the Queen’s Men, Mr. Perfect, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She joined the Romance Writers of America in 1981, shortly after it was formed. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Fred Sanders, winner of three Earphones Awards, has received critics’ praise for his audio narrations that range from nonfiction, memoir, and fiction to mystery and suspense. He been seen on Broadway in The Buddy Holly Story, in national tours for Driving Miss Daisy and Big River, and on such television shows as Seinfeld, The West Wing, Will and Grace, Numb3rs,Titus, and Malcolm in the Middle. His films include Sea of Love, The Shadow, and the Oscar-nominated short Culture. He is a native New Yorker and Yale graduate.