I don't usually read books that explore romance. I would give this a 3 and a half stars* for 2 reasons. First for the discription of the ice storm. Seecond for having the change in Gabriel's attitude toward Lolly a realistic one. They both recognize the dangers they faced the catalyst and they both realized they needed time to explore the possibility of a reationship. It wisely avoided the typical ending of they got married and lived happily ever after.
I guess I should add a third. I had difficulty putting the book down. I'd say that I'd read one more chater. 3 or 4 chapters later I'd reluctantly put it down til later.
*I haven't figured out a way to make the stars reflect fractions