Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick

By Liz Maverick

Clarissa Schneckberg wasn't able to depart her Silicon Valley task, get dumped through her boyfriend, or flow again in along with her mom and dad. She's formally pathetic. And her customers are dim. at the very least that is how they appear from lower than the covers of her adolescence mattress. yet simply whilst her existence seems heading south, Clarissa makes a decision to move relatively south-to Antarctica, to be specified. in the end, the male-to-female ratio on the South Pole is whatever like four-to-one. together with her associates, Delilah and Kate, she's able to make the trek and join a few equal-opportunity jobs...even even though none of them has but to pass though a iciness with no fuzzy slippers. it is an amorous event Clarissa will be insane to cross up. yet for this snow angel, sanity has outlived its usefulness.

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Clarissa blinked in surprise at Kate’s rather sharp tone. “Okay. ” Kate stacked the cards up and gave them a brisk tap against the edge of the desk and then handed Clarissa a large manual. “I’ll log your answers into the computer while you review these questions. ” Clarissa stared down at the five-hundred-question booklet and began. Did she have lots of friends or just a few very close ones? Did being around others sap her energy or enhance it? Did she like to go out to parties or stay inside with a good book?

But then again, Kieran did seem to have difficulty expressing himself. “I want . . I want . ” You to be my wife? “It’s just that . . ” He cleared his throat again. “Will you be . ” My wife? ” He sighed and scuffed his toe against the ground under Adventures of an Ice Princess • 25 the table. “I’m just going to say it. I think you are the most . . ” Clarissa’s heart was beating so fast. This was the happiest moment of her life. ” He frowned. “Of course, I love you, it’s just that . ” That was not a phrase she could work with.

Clarissa gulped. “Or else the woman finds the man in question sorely lacking in some department, which should make you take pause and wonder why. ” Kate said. “Well, you know, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, ‘platonic’ is derived from the philosopher, Plato,” Delilah said blithely. Kate and Clarissa hit twin double takes. Delilah rolled her eyes. “Just because I’m beautiful doesn’t mean I’m stupid. ” “I disagree,” Kate said huffily, quite likely because overt displays of intelligence not arising from her own mouth tended to make her very uneasy.

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