Allison Shaunessy is a woman on the edge. As an archaeologist with the Flinders Museum of Australasian Exploration, she and her team are racing against time to secure funding for an unprecedented excavation in Antarctica. Despite her best attempts, she despairs when she falls short of her financial goal.
In America, Michela DeGrasse, a psychologist with the International Space Research Institute, is involved with studying the interaction of humans in extreme environments. When Michela learns of the possibility of the Antarctic research, she attempts to join Allison's expedition but is met with resistance. Only the fact that she is able to provide the needed funding allows Michela to join the expedition to continue her studies.
Allison and Michela instantly clash regarding the focus of the expedition and who should lead the team. They settle into a grudging working relationship that gradually deepens into a fragile friendship, but what they find at the expedition site defies all expectations. With hardship, extreme cold, and rivalry standing in their way, will the two women see past their own stubbornness long enough to allow their friendship to develop any further?
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Antarctica, is a cold, frozen and unforgiving continent. When an accidental discovery is made there Australian archaeologist Allison Shaunessy is eager to mount an expedition to the site and immediately sets out to obtain the necessary funding. Michela DeGrasse, an American psychologist, learns of the expedition and of Allison¿s mission to secure funding. Viewing this expedition as the perfect setting to research how humans react and interact in extreme conditions she sets out to lend assistance when Allison¿s funding goal falls short. One of Michela¿s requests is made of the granddaughter of a previous explorer. She agrees to provide the remaining funds needed, with one major stipulation¿Michela is to be in charge of the expedition. This fact does not set well with Allison and she is immediately resentful and antaganistic. Preparation gets underway and things do not go smoothly for the two women. Their continuous clashing begins to affect the expedition, and both women are forced to forge a somewhat amiable working relationship in order to stay. Recovering from a bad breakup with her lover, Michela is understandably reluctant to acknowledge when she begins to experience ¿new feelings¿ for Allison. Allison, herself is totally confused by hers. She¿s been dating a man but has begun to find herself attracted to Michela. Will the two women be able to overcome the whole ¿oil and water¿ aspect and let theirself see where these feelings lead? Both wonder if all the trials and tribulations of romance are worthy of the effort. What happens to what could be a new love once the expedition is over? And when an intrusion comes from an unlikely source, how will both women react? How could this intrusion impact the relationship in a way that neither woman could ever have foreseen? Colder Than Ice is a terrific tale of two women finding love amidst the harshest of conditions. It¿s a fantastic story filled with drama, suspense, intrigue and romance allowing the reader to emerge themselves deeply into the story to the point they feel they are experiencing the atmosphere and action at the same time as the characters. It is simply a book that must be read!