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NY Doc Under the Northern Lights

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Escaping the big city…

For love under Icelandic skies

When surgeon Betty Jacinth’s heart is broken once again, she takes a job in Iceland for a change of scenery. She expects cold weather—but not the frosty welcome she receives from gorgeous but brooding Dr. Axel Sturlusson! Now father to his orphaned niece, Axel gradually thaws, and a flame ignites—but when Betty’s ex begs
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Harlequin Medical Romance Larger Print
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Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this was my first trip to Iceland and what a trip it was, to see two people who need help with things from the past and to be able to give to each other the love and caring needed was beautiful and the sights of Iceland the beautiful northern lights amazing, take a seat and enjoy this one.

Betty Jacinth is a great doctor in New York but after being used, cheated on and dumped by her ex, she decides that a change is just what the doctor needs, so she goes to Iceland to take up a temporary
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Betty Jacinth lives in New York and is a surgeon who specialises in laparoscopic surgery. She's recently had her heart broken by a fellow surgeon who used her in his bid to better his own career. When an opportunity arises for Betty to work in Iceland for 3 months she decides she needs to get away from her ex and the toxic environment work has become so she jumps at the chance.

Dr Axel Sturlusson looks like a Viking, all 6 foot 2 inches of blonde gorgeousness. Behind his cool facade, he is suffer
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Betty is desperate to escape the clutches of her ex boyfriend who is also her boss. Given the chance to go too Iceland for a few months. Its a welcome reprieve from her user ex. Axel is given the task to meet Betty at the airport and see her safely to her new home. Axel has his own issues to deal with, suffering from PTSD after the death of his brother, he feels like he should have been the one that died. Instead he is alive and looking after his orphan niece. His father is aloof to both him and ...more
Rating 4.5/5*
This is a real page turner read, with a talented surgeon, Betty Jacinth, travelling to work in Iceland for three months, just like her father did decades before. She’s going now because she’s ready for a change after the untimely death of her father and discovering that her now ex-boyfriend - and manipulative boss who used her skills and undermined her self belief to promote himself - is marrying someone else.When she arrives in Iceland she’s met by Dr Axel Sturlusson, someone she’l
Gwessie Tee
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Utterly awesome book most definitely proving that as always love is the best medicine, in more ways than one.

I loved our heroine and hero and very much connected with the both on their journey. Both had their issues and together well il not spoil it but if you love romance and love conquering all youl love this as Amy never dissapoints.

Thank you for writing this awesome book x
Nas Dean
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NY DOC UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by author Amy Ruttan is an October 2018 release by Harlequin Medical Romance series.

Betty Jacinth takes on a new job in Iceland to get away from her ex-boyfriend who was now married to someone else. She also needed to get away from his shadow as he was taking credit for all the surgeries she was performing.

But she didn’t expect Dr. Axel Sturlusson to be so unwelcoming towards her. Axel had his own dilemma as he felt attracted but didn’t want to get too attached
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NY Doc Under the Northern Lights by Amy Ruttan is a charming story woven together by a wordsmith who knows how to turn a phrase! This heartwarming, passionate romance has all the feels. It’s the perfect escape read.

Highly Recommended
4.5 Stars
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ireland is a cold place, but also a beautiful place. And while Betty and Axel may start out with a bit of chill in the air, the slow-building fire between them definitely heats everything up and leaves you warm and fuzzy.

Both of them are dealing with difficult pasts. Betty had her heart broken when her ex-boyfriend left her to marry another woman after spending months belittling her in the hospital back in New York. Axel was the only survivor in a tragic helicopter accident that killed his broth
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/18/18.

A sweet romance--this was actually my first medical romance, and it served as a nice intro to the genre!

Betty is looking for a way to start over, an ocean away from her toxic (and now married) ex. Axel can't get over his brother's death, nor, as a surgeon in his hospital, can he get away from his father's control. What neither of them is looking for is a relationship...but of course we all know where this is going, right? ;)

Betty and Axel, languag
Lynn Brooks
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes what you've truly been looking for is right around the next corner! A story of fleeing heartbreak and ending up finding more than you bargained for at the other end. The characters are well rounded, the drama is high and the slow building relationship is a joy to watch. Enjoyed it!

When Betty Jacinth suffers one more heartache than she can handle, she decides to take advantage of an offer she received to leave New York and head to Iceland to experience working in a foreign country for a
Jane Kelsey
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
The story is cute and all, but I found it a bit too formulaic, could anticipate the twists and turns a mile away. The characters were not very well developed and we do not find much about them besides their inner turmoil and sexual desires, and I would've wanted to get to know them on a deeper level than that. I had some issues with the heroine who was in constant need of saving despite screaming that she was an independent woman, she struggled to hold her own until the very end. Axel also lacke ...more
2 stars

I was looking forward to this, the blurb seemed interesting. But, I could never really get into it. I just felt frustrated with the story and the protagonists. It was a never ending feeling sorry for yourself pattern for both of them. Betty wanting to stop the "control" her ex had over her but accepting calls from him? I didn't understand her or felt sympathy for her (he's married girl!). Axel with his pity party attached to him everyday. It was exhausting. I think those things kept t
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked up Amy Ruttan's book "NY Doc Under The Northern Lights" last night and I couldn't put it down. I read the book staight through. Betty Jacinth is a really good surgeon who left NY for Iceland after she found out her BF was using her skills for his own gains, and her married someone else. Dr. Axel Sturlusson is suffering from survivors guilt, PTSD, and is guardian to his niece. His father in a stickler for rules and never lets Axel forget what a disappointment he is. Axel is sent to pick ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Axel Sturlusson has enough on his plate between dealing with his father who constantly reminds him he is a disappointment, being a guardian to his niece and on top of it constantly lives over in his mind the worst day of his life. What he doesn't need is for another doctor to join them, and one that is running away from an incident in her past. Surgeon Betty Jacinth is at a point where she just can't deal with anymore heartache so she grabs the opportunity to start anew. From the minute Axel ...more
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
I don't usually read category romance and I found the experience a bit frustrating. I know the Medical Romance series clocks in around 50,000 words - if this same story was at 80,000-90,000 words I would have probably rated it a lot higher. Instead it uses some tricks of "telling" instead of "showing" to get background and the characters needs/flaws across, and I just wish it had the time to spread it across more words. I enjoyed the medical emergencies and the mental trip to Reykjavik though (e ...more
Jess Lawson
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
NY Doc Under The Northern Lights by Amy Ruttan is fabulous. I loved this sweet romance. Love at first sight between two people who wanted noting to do with a relationship so they try keeping each other at an arms distance. Axel and Betty are absolutely adorable. The different routes they took to finding happiness is very blissful.
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oooh, this book was so good! Two characters who had a really rough go of it, and really really deserve a happy ending! Betty and Axel both had good reasons to protect their hearts, but thank goodness they were able to come to realize how much each meant to each other before it was too late!

This story had so many elements that I love in what I read: heroine and hero who were both very competent and good at their jobs and not threatened by each other; meddlesome family members who encourage the ro

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Betty Jacinth needs to get away and when the perfect opportunity arises for her to go and work in Iceland, she takes it. However, working alongside Dr. Axel Sturlusson isn’t easy, especially when she’s so attracted to him. Yet, with her recent heartbreak and Axel not looking for a relationship, will the pair give into temptation or will they walk away from their shot at happy ever after? Read More
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NY Doc Under The Northern Lights is a Mills & Boon Medical romance, written by Amy Ruttan. Betty Jacinth is a larascopic surgeon who has relocated from New York to Iceland for a 3 month secondment to recover from a broken heart after a fellow surgeon used their relationship to further his own career. Dr Axel Sturlusson is struggling to come to terms with the face that he is the only survivor of an accident that killed most of his family, including his brother, he is bringing up his brother's dau ...more
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Jemi Fraser
A great story! Lexi and Axel are complex characters with intriguing backgrounds. Watching them figure out out to deal with their pasts and presents is a whole lot of fun. A great read!
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Born and raised on the outskirts of Toronto, Ontario Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she's not furiously typing away at her computer, she's a mom to three wonderful children, who have given her another job as a taxi driver.

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