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She’s the most unconventional woman he’ll ever meet…
and the cure for a perennial bachelor?
Raised by her healer grandfather, former army medic Ally Mowak knows her alternative approach to traditional medicine puts her at odds with most of her Alaskan town. That includes Tag James, the rugged transport pilot with the sprawling family and political ambitions. Ally couldn’t be more wrong for the aspiring senator. Then why does everything feel so right when they’re together?
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Patiently Ally waited for him to continue.
“If we’re going to work together I think we need to establish some ground rules.”
He got right to it. “I don’t have issues with alternative medicine per se—herbal, Ayurvedic, naturopathic, homeopathic, acupuncture, Reiki or any other type of traditional remedy, for that matter, is fine with me. I don’t care or interfere with what people believe or how they choose to treat their medical conditions. What I do have a problem with is when it directly affects my job, and more specifically, my ability to save a life.”
“And you feel like my use of medicinal clay falls into the latter category?”
“Please keep in mind that yesterday I was treating a family member in an emergency situation. I wasn’t on the job.”
“I understand that, which is why I’m here instead of in Dr. Boyd’s office.” He shrugged a shoulder. “Even though I do not understand why you would purposely put your cousin in danger.”
“Obviously, I don’t see it that way.”
“Obviously. You can see it any way you choose. But for the duration of time that we’ll be working together I need you to do it my way. My way is the right way.”
“Noted,” she replied calmly. “My turn.”
Ally almost laughed at his look of utter confusion. “You said we were establishing ground rules. You gave me yours. If this works the way I think it does, then it’s my turn to outline my rules?”
Narrowing his gaze, he studied her like he was puzzling out this detail. His eyes burned into hers, and she couldn’t tell if they were green or brown. Inexplicably, the back of her neck began to tingle.
“Do you want to have a seat?” she asked, partially to stop his perusal, partially to bring him closer to her eye level. If Dr. Boyd hadn’t intimidated her, there was no reason this guy should. But it might be easier to manage if he wasn’t hovering over her.
“Fine.” Moving closer, he lowered his tall frame into the seat across from her.
Better, she thought, meeting his gaze head-on. Except now he seemed really…close.
Gathering her thoughts, she said, “When I’m out on a call and acting as the paramedic on behalf of Rankins Hospital my word is final. My way is the right way. I also have some ideas on how you can improve your efficiency. It took you too long to take off after you landed at the lake.”
He scoffed. “Are you kidding me? The only thing holding up my takeoff was you chatting with Jessie while I waited for you by the plane.”
Hands folded neatly on the desk in front of her, she went on. “I disagree. It took three minutes for you to get inside the plane and settled after I’d already boarded, and your dissension took at least another minute. Had you already been on board, we would have landed approximately five minutes sooner. I don’t think I need to remind you how vital five minutes can be in an emergency medical situation.”
Ally waited for him to respond, steeling herself for whatever came next. He didn’t look angry or upset, though. In fact, he was completely still. Too still?
*sigh* There is so much going on with this book that I don’t know where to start. I had to remind myself that there are other books in the series but I was never confused. Ms. Ross lets you know what’s up with everyone so far. Now, I said there is a lot going on in the book, I mean between Ally and Tag. The storyline itself is a realistic portrayal of life in Alaska between the native people and the others. Of course, I’ve never been to Alaska but I can understand the differences and how it affects the people that live there.
I would have to say that the political plot line was intriguing. Should he really run or not? What effect would it have on Tag in the end? I could see the changes in him as did Ally, and I didn’t like it at all. In the end, I didn’t see the decision that was made. Hannah really stepped it up and let us not forget Iris. Loved her, loved her. She is blunt, to the point but actually what Tag and Ally needed in the end.
While there was a romance that was sweet, it was also a story of two cultures coming together and seeing if they can make it work. I understood both of their positions when it came to medicine but I think that Tag could have been a bit more openminded about it. Flynn, Ally’s childhood friend, and doctor understood. In fact, he was the only one that really defended Ally in the end. Shay, the difficult sister of Tag’s was beginning to understand it in the end, too. I didn’t know what to think of Tag’s big family but they truly did mean well.
I would be remiss not to mention the big pink elephant in the room. The age difference between Tag and Ally. 16 years people. Now before you shake your fist in the air and say, NO WAY! Yes, way. Typically don’t like a romance where the age difference is that big but Ms. Ross writes it with some pretty hilarious moments but also some heartbreaking ones, too. In the end, Tag and Ally just worked regardless of age or beliefs. Too bad that Tag figured it out almost too late.
Folks, I can not press upon you to pick up a book in the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Ms. Ross writes a true winner in the line and of course, I’m one of their biggest cheerleaders. They are heartwarming, funny, relevant with romance abound. Ms. Ross delivers a winner!
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.
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