When Gabriel McQueen begrudgingly heads
up the mountain to check on Lolly Helton during a bad winter
storm, heís expecting the same prickly girl he went to high
school with to confront him and tell him to leave her alone.
What he gets is a situation even more dangerous than the
brewing ice storm as he and Lolly run for their lives from
two gun-toting drug addicts. Lolly has changed and Gabriel
likes who sheís become. Gabriel would like to see if they
could have a future together, but they have to survive the
Ice is a short and
fast-paced story that surprisingly does not lack in depth.
You get to the heart of the story faster because of its
length. From the crazed maniacs chasing them, to the storm
blowing around them, Lolly and Gabriel are constantly
fighting for their lives. There is a lot of history between
Lolly and Gabriel and most isnít good, but the circumstances
they find themselves in relieve them of the tension seeing
each other for the first time in years should have created.
Lollyís name may be amusing, but thereís nothing comical
about her guts, determination, and sincerity. While
Ice would have been even better if it were longer,
itís an excellent story with a touching, happy ending.