TITLE: The Doctor’s Date
AUTHOR: Heidi Cullinan
SERIES: Copper Point Medical
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2019
Sequel to The Doctor’s Secret
Copper Point Medical: Book Two
The hospital’s least eligible bachelor and its aloof administrator hate each other… so why are they pretending to date?
Dr. Owen Gagnon and HR director Erin Andreas are infamous for their hospital hallway shouting matches. So imagine the town’s surprise when Erin bids an obscene amount of money to win Owen in the hospital bachelor auction—and Owen ups the ante by insisting Erin move in with him.
Copper Point may not know what’s going on, but neither do Erin and Owen. Erin intends his gesture to let Owen know he’s interested. Owen, on the other hand, suspects ulterior motives—that Erin wants a fake relationship as a refuge from his overbearing father.
With Erin suddenly heading a messy internal investigation, Owen wants to step up and be the hero Erin’s never had. Too bad Erin would rather spend his energy trying to rescue Owen from the shadows of a past he doesn’t talk about.
This relationship may be fake, but the feelings aren’t. Still, what Erin and Owen have won’t last unless they put their respective demons to rest. To do that, they’ll have to do more than work together—they’ll have to trust they can heal each other’s hearts.
The Doctor’s Date by Heidi Cullinan is book 2 in the Copper Point Medical series and my favorite for now. I thought Heidi couldn’t do better than Hung-Wei and Simon, whom I loved so much, but damn! I didn’t expect Owen and Erin.
Owen is the only anaesthesiologist in St. Ann’s hospital. He’s also known as being grouchy, harsh and blunt. He’s the ogre of Copper Point as he refers to himself. Owen’s also loyal to the people he loves, and he protects them fiercely, no one mess with Owen’s loved ones. I completely adored Owen since book 1. I loved his hard temper and his fierceness when it comes to his friend. I suspected that Owen had a rough start in life, I didn’t expect how awful it was for him, and I was outraged and hurt for him. I adored him, and I loved how he took care of Erin, how he protected him, how he loved him. *swoon*
Erin is the HR Director at St. Ann’s hospital. He’s also the son of the council board president, John Jean Andreas. Erin seems uptight, cold, and ready to follow his bigot of a father everywhere. He seems to be the puppet of the board, spreading their discriminatory and hateful rules. But Erin is nothing that he seems to be, and little by little Owen and his friends meet the real Erin. Oh, Erin is adorable, I was surprised by him, by who he really is. My heart broke when I read about his childhood, about his life, and I was so sad for him. But Erin is stronger than what I thought. I completely melted for him, he was a real surprise for me, and I adored him. *melted*
The plot is around Owen and Erin’s story, but also about something really fishy about the hospital. It was built slowly between them; they didn’t jump into bed right after the auctions. The author makes them take their times to get to know each other better, to tame each other. It was well written, full of emotions and beautiful moments.
Heidi Cullinan’s outdone herself with those two beautiful men. They were perfect for each other. They took me with them on their incredible journey, and I couldn’t put my kindle down until I finished the book and then at the end, I was torn between tears of happiness for them or tears of sadness because I had to let them go.
1 Million stars for the Ogre and his little princess!
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis