Title: The Doctor’s Date (Copper Point Medical #2)
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 18th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 448 pages
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
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.
This series is turning making me mushy!!! I loved this addition.
Erin is the HR director at the Copper Point medical center and is known for being his father’s pawn, but also for being the antagonist in Owen’s life. In the previous book, Erin let his true honor out when he removed the ban against interoffice dating, but he never got the opportunity to explain HIS reasons.
When the committee sets up a bachelor auction, Erin schemes to finally have a chance at Owen. But his dad has other plans. This leads to a mystery to solve and some deep dives into both Erin and Owen’s pasts. Ghosts come out to play and it’s both haunting and healing.
As much as I enjoyed The Doctor’s Secret, this was more my style. There was more mystery and romance than politics and it had a sweet young love vibe. I’m a sucker for a good enemies to lovers as well as hurt/comfort and this perfectly satisfied both as well as the added bonus of a first time.
Heidi Cullinan’s quality of writing holds your attention from the start and the effortless way the characters fit together is inspiring. I loved the glimpse into their lives, their pasts and their healing. This was a really solid story filled with wonderful characters and a perfect nod to Scooby Doo mystery. Very much recommended.