Vivian Schurfranz is usually more adept at the historical details (while having the same dull romance dynamics repeated in nearly every book), but her skill here at wielding the facts is heavy-handed and clunky. There are a few instances where the reader is pulled out of the story to be informed of something (like the number of blizzard deaths) that Renee could not know. It becomes informative, but not really a good story. The sudden & brutal arrival of a natural disaster was done well in Shura's "Darcy" and Miner's "Jennie", but the immediacy and drama of disasters is not Schurfranz's forte.
The romance here plays along the same lines as in the author's early Sunfire, "Laura," although the rich boy Stephen isn't quite the jackass that Shawn in "Laura" was. Like the majority of Schurfranz's heroines, Renee has aspirations for a career but finds herself fighting as much against her own boy-crazy fickleness as the prevailing attitude of society.
A fast, light read, but this type of story and action has been done better elsewhere in the series.