Heart of Fire by Eileen Troemel:
When deep space explorer, Gerilynn, crash lands on a snow planet she finds herself face to face with a new species. Facing certain death, Gerilynn must rely on one of the creatures for protection, but can she trust him?
Things are not all they seem, and Gerilynn finds herself in the middle of a political nightmare. Now she must navigate a minefield of danger, betrayal and traditions that are not her own.
Will Gerilynn survive long enough to find true happiness? Or will she run out of time?