New Release Review | The Doctor’s Date by Heidi Cullinan

Doctor's DateThe Doctor’s Date by Heidi Cullinan
Copper Point Medical #2
Contemporary Romance
Dreamspinner Press | June 18, 2019

About the Book: 

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.


When I read The Doctor’s Secret, I found myself more interested in Erin and Owen than I was in the current couple. Maybe it’s because I love a good enemies to lovers story, because they always light up the pages.

Erin and Owen had fire.

There’s something about a sexy fight that really gets me going, and Erin and Owen really knew how to sexy fight. Especially because, for Owen, he knew he was sexy fighting. He loved it. He starts a fight with Erin specifically because it’s hot. It made me laugh every time.

I also really loved Owen’s protective streak. I love Owen in general, but every time he gets all growly bear over his friends I love him just a little more. When he got all growly bear in protection of Erin, I died. It was so adorable.

I also liked how small and delicate, but with a bite to him. He reminded me of those little fairy’s flying around the labyrinth in Labyrinth. The only time he was cowed was when his father was around.

That’s where the story went downhill.

There was a lot of plot in The Doctor’s Date, and a lot of it was good. Erin and his father was the only thread in the story that I’m not sure I liked how it ended. It was a little too perfect, personally. I don’t like when everything is all wrapped up in a bow. I feel like Owen should have been enough.

I already have the last story in the book in the trilogy, and while I’m not quite as interested in Nick and Jared, I’m still looking forward to reading it. I always look forward to Heidi Cullinan.

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