In the Doctor’s Arms

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March 1, 2019
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335510594

Book 6

Can he stop the one who got away from getting away again?

Everyone in her Alaskan town hopes Iris James is back for good. Including Dr. Flynn Ramsey, who stole her heart when they were awkward teenagers. She realizes he’s planning an encore, but a prestigious job in Washington, DC, is calling to her. Only, ever since their kiss at her brother’s wedding, Iris isn’t sure about anything. Except her reignited feelings for Flynn…

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Give me one of Carol's books and I have a hard time putting it down. This is no exception. I love this story for this is a 2nd chance and a first time love rolled together. I loved Dr Flynn Ramsey his character is very powerful. Iris James is from a large family of very active people. This is a story of compassion, understanding and love. For Iris was part of triplets. She is a unique character that some of you are going to be able to relate to. I loved the action and compassion shown in this story. I found it hard to put this story down. I was up early to get back into the story. Carol always brings her stories to life. This is no exception. You get to meet the whole James family and the extension. Its like being in the front row seat and watching life. I'm hoping she does Iris's sister Hazel next. For this was such fun to read.

It's always a pleasure to travel back to Rankins, Alaska with Carol Ross, and this trip was especially sweet! She presented us with a character who adores her family, but hates everything they stand for and finds herself feeling guilty and like she doesn't belong because of it. She's tried everything, but Iris is just a disaster and it drives her crazy. Reconnecting with Flynn has her opening her eyes to magical possibilities, but can they find the strength to overcome the adversity they are going to face? The setting was magical, the family ever-loving and the connection between these two was oh-so-sweet. I loved everything about Iris and Flynn's story!

I haven’t read this series in order and I don’t feel lost. Characters are great. When Iris comes home for her brothers wedding she’s got to be around Dr. Flynn Ramsey the man who’s she’s known since high school who never gave a second glance her way. She wasn’t popular, but they were still friends. Now they have a lot of wedding things to do for the his brother and Ally. Flynn will do anything in his power to get Iris to stay. When his ex wife comes into town he doesn’t know why but tells Iris she needs to do something for him. This book made me laugh a lot. Such wonderful characters. Iris and Flynn are such a great couple but some obstacles arise. Can they get through them? Buy the book and find out. Have tissues handy. Some tears both happy and sad. A heartwarming and heartbreaking book.


With Flynn’s hand branding Iris’s bare back, he led her to the dance floor. Gentle notes of a popular love song filled the air, so Flynn gathered her in his embrace and made dancing seem as easy as everything else he did. The satisfied smile playing on his lips caused Iris’s heart to execute a slow cartwheel inside her chest. She should be used to this, to him, by now.

Lowering her voice to a whisper, she said, “Thank you for that. I owe you one. It was probably a little over-the-top, but I appreciate your dramatic flair. I’m sure they’re still talking about it.”

He dipped his head, and whispered near her ear, “I could not possibly care any less than I do about Faith or Ashley. And I only care about Todd in that I don’t want you singing any duets with him.”

“I hadn’t planned to but…” Her throat went dry because his hand had returned to her back, where his thumb caressed the skin along the edge of her dress. “What are you doing?”

“Dancing. Is there something going on between you and Cricket?”

“What?” she answered, alarmed by the subject change. Did he know about the flying lessons? She wasn’t ready for anyone to know about that yet. “Like what? What do you mean by ‘something’?”

Eyes narrowed and assessing, he clarified, “Are you two romantically involved?”

“Oh.” She laughed, and then paused to process the question. She didn’t want to tell him the truth, but she also didn’t want him thinking that. “That’s not what’s going on,” she said, and then realized that she’d inferred that something was.

“What is going on, then?”

“Nothing. I mean, he is helping me with something. But we’re just friends. He’s practically like a brother to me, you know that.”

“I do, I was just confirming it before I did something.”


Tightening his hold, he twirled her around. She said, “Oh, I get it. They’re still watching, right?”

Flynn chuckled softly, shifting his focus to meet her gaze again. His brown eyes seemed to burn into hers. “No, I don’t think you do get it,” he murmured. “But then again, I didn’t really get it, either.”

“Get what? Flynn, what are you…?” Her question trailed off because he was staring at her mouth. The heat from her cheeks was apparently burning through to her brain because she could not think straight. Much less talk.

“Maybe this will help.”

Then his mouth brushed against hers in the sweetest, most perfect caress. Flynn was kissing her? Yes, he sure was, and his lips were velvety soft and completely perfect, and she couldn’t—she wouldn’t—think past that. Instead, she kissed him back, pressing her mouth more firmly to his. One hand came up to grip his shoulder. Before she could do more than that, his soft lips were gone.

“Iris,” he whispered, “I’m…” He closed his eyes and rested his forehead against hers for a second before slipping a hand around the back of her neck. He pressed a gentle kiss against her forehead and tucked her in close again. “Give me a second.”

Iris focused on trying to move air in and out of her lungs, but with her cheek pressed against his chest, every breath was Flynn-scented with hints of spicy soap and cedar boughs. Flynn had just kissed her. What did that mean? What did she do now? Panic welled inside of her because it couldn’t mean anything.

A chuckle vibrated through him. “That should give everyone something to talk about, huh?”

Of course, she realized, he’d kissed her for her, to help her. Thank goodness, he’d broken it off before she’d said, or done, something truly embarrassing. Her cheeks ignited with heat as she imagined herself clinging to him like a spider monkey on the dance floor.