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The Doctor's Date

(Copper Point Medical #2)

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  111 reviews
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 t
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Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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Cadiva As a Brit, yes, Erin is treated pretty much as a female name over here, given its origins as a corruption of the Irish Éirinn (a gender-neutral name f…moreAs a Brit, yes, Erin is treated pretty much as a female name over here, given its origins as a corruption of the Irish Éirinn (a gender-neutral name for the country of Ireland) and it pronounced completely differently from Aaron, which has nothing to do with Ireland or Irish language and, in fact, is Hellenized Hebrew.

it threw me out every time I saw it tbh but it doesn't spoil the story overall 😁(less)

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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I have a lot of mixed feelings about The Doctor's Date, and I'm wasn't sure what my rating was going to be until I sat down to write this review.

I'm a big Heidi Cullinan fan, and I've read 90% of her published work, but I've been struggling a bit with the Copper Point Medical series. I was sure I was going to love The Doctor's Date, and though I really enjoyed parts of it, parts of it confused me.

Based on the first book, I thought it was going to be an enemies-to-lovers situation, or a relatio
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Owen loves to push Erin's buttons, and Erin pushes right back. The men have been stepping on each other's toes for two years. It's an intricate dance of love & hate, and it comes to fruition at the hospital "bachelor" auction, where Erin bids 25K for a date with Owen. That's right: twenty-five THOUSAND dollars.

Talk about putting your cards on the table.

Owen initially thinks Erin's just trying to get back at his controlling dad, but Erin's been crushing on Owen since he was 13 years old. The mo
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BWT (Belen)
I loved this! Erin and Owen are the perfect foil for one another. I loved the flashbacks that gave insight into just how long Erin has had a crush on Owen, and vice versa. Misunderstanding each other has been their go-to in the past, but a bachelor auction offers them the opportunity to clear things up and get their romance started.

And, oh, how I loved the hurt/comfort in this! Not too angsty, just a perfect amount of sigh inducing wonderful.
“I dreamed of this, you know. Maybe not this exact
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Cadiva
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I've rated them both the same, I think I enjoyed this one a tiny bit more than the first book in what is so far proving to be an excellent series.

This had none of the preachy element that I felt had slightly taken over the narrative of book one, instead it was all about family, how they can screw with your head and change your perceptions of life.

From the bat, this was clearly going to more than the obvious sum of its parts. It's not really a fake boyfriend story, there is so much history
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Lost in a Book
BR with Adam

3.5 Stars

The Doctor’s Date is the second installment in Cullinan’s new series and I’m glad that I gave it a try. After the first book I was hesitant to dive in but this book has a little more depth to the characters. It’s still sweet with low angst but doesn’t flatline like the last one did for me.

The story starts off with Erin’s childhood background story that provides context on his behavior as an adult. Erin’s in charge of human resources for the hospital. He’s skittish, isolated,
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Chris
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-contemporary
4.5 stars ... I loved this ❤️Erin & Owen, both victims or challenging childhoods that resulted in abuse and neglect. Both found something in each other, Erin longing for Owen from a distance that spanned a decade, and Owen not understanding Erin but loving the constant fight. One moment in time, one auction bid, gave Erin the chance to speak up and Owen the chance to listen and protect. Loved them. ...more
Claude
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Love this more than the first one but I dont know I can't get over 3 stars for this saga for now.


Review to come.
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Adam
Tag team review with Lost!

3.5 stars



Dr. Owen Gagnon and HR director Erin Andreas are notorious for their bickering and public battles. Owen goes out of his way to push Erin’s buttons, and Erin responds in kind.

That is until Erin bids $25K for a date with Owen. Erin’s father is shocked. The hospital is shocked. The town is shocked. Erin and Owen are..kind of shocked, but mostly down.

So begins the transformation of their relationship from enemies to friends, and eventually lovers.

Suspecting that E
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Kirstin
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Karen Wellsbury
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, romance, contemporary
Although I bought this by mistake, thinking it was the 1st in the series, I loved it.
Owen and Erin bump into each other at 14, then 17 and start working together in their 30's.

Owen is Erin's one and only crush, while adult Owen is determined to hate Erin because of Erin's father. Erin bids a huge amount of money for Owen at a charity date auction, and they fake ( real) date.
There is no fake relationship really, they have been skirting around each other hiding how they feel and disguising it as b
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Alex
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
So better than the first! So sweet together 🤗
Georgie-who-is-Sarah-Drew
"Enemies-to-marshmallows" - that's a trope, isn't it? Certainly it's what happened here. A very promising opening few chapters scuppered by the forces of sugar.

There was real potential here in bristling personality clashes between Owen the hospital ogre and Coolly Professional HR Director Erin. Improbably, though, a relationship of equals quickly morphed into a less interesting hurt/comfort narrative. I don't have a problem as such with hurt/comfort*, but when it comes with so many many referen
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namericanwordcat
This is the second book in the series and like the first one it doesn't have the layers and detail I usually get in a Heidi Cullinan book. I did enjoy it.

Erin and Owen have an engaging dynamic. There is a mystery here as well. But not all the characters actions make total sense.

So, not a awfully memorable but pleasant.
Becca
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the story I was waiting for. I love everyone and I'm pretty sure who's story is next, obviously, but I wanted this one. The way these two bicker and snipe and argue, you can't help but see the chemistry and are just waiting for them to just let it consume them. And after reading their stories, I don't know who cried more. Me or the characters. Shew.
Ok. Triggers for people. There is abuse, neglect, isolation, beatings, mentions of rape and such. If any of this is an issue, please be care
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
Before I started this book, if I had taken a bet on how good I thought Owen’s story could possibly be, I would have lost soundly. Because this book was not just good—it was fantastic!

Owen is the anesthesiologist at Copper Point Medical Center. He’s also the former roommate of Simon and current roommate of his other bestie, Jared. Together, the three shared a house when they came to Copper Point to work at the hospital. Now, Simon lives with Hung-Wu, aka Jack (The Doctor’s Secret), and Owen gets
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Kate Douglas
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book where one of the secondary characters is a complete jerk, and then the next in the series comes out and you realize HE is the one who is the hero? Yeah....I’m usually not all that fired up for the sequel...but I love Heidi Cullinan’s writing and figured that if anyone could pull it off, she would be the one.

And she did. Owen Gagnon, anesthesiologist at St. Ann’s Medical Center in Copper Point is known as Owen the Ogre for his unrelenting bad mood and rude behavior. He r
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Annie Maus
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Heidi Cullinan does a terrific job combining multiple genres in The Doctor’s Date, the second in her Copper Point Medical series. When apparent enemies pair up to learn who’s responsible for their hospital’s missing funds, they discover they’re more similar than they knew. Is this standalone an enemies to lovers tale? A thriller? A family drama? Or (with its slow-building intimacy) a romance between thirty-somethings that’s appropriate for young adults? Yes, yes, yes and certainly!

Erin Andreas,
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Ivy
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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 fierc
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JenCW
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
4 Stars!

I liked this story more than the first one in this series, though I can't really pinpoint why. You could probably read this one as a standalone, but I think it would be a better, richer read having read the first one. We got to know Owen, and Erin to a lesser extent, in The Doctor's Secret. Owen is a doctor and roommate Jared and Simon, the latter being one of the main characters, and co-lead, in the first book. Erin was instrumental at the end of the first book, but we never got to see
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Carra
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With a touch of enemies to lovers and the backdrop of hospital drama, The Doctor’s Date is an emotionally charged story which had me totally enthralled—I absolutely LOVED Owen and Erin, and their individual stories were poignant and moving on their own. But together? Oh, my heart.

They both have major parental issues. Not similar ones, though the results of those issues do have repercussions that help them understand each other more easily. As Owen’s are slowly exposed throughout the story, it gi
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Dieter Moitzi
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
A straight 5 stars (no pun intended)…
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This review has been originally posted at Gay Book Reviews - check it out!


Anaesthetist Owen Gagnon is the enfant terrible of St Ann Hospital. Rude and rough, he’s feared by most of the staff, who’ve dubbed him “the Ogre”. Only with his friends, mainly Jared, Simon, and Jack, is he willing to show how vulnerable, fiercely loyal and overtly protective he really is. For the past months, however,
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Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
Erin grew up afraid. Afraid of his father ,afraid of bullies and afraid of his growing feelings about a certain boy. Years ago a boy tried to help Erin when he was lost trying to find his father. He felt a connection to him but they never got to know each other. Erin needed a knight to save him but finds out he wants the ogre instead.

Owen was that boy for Erin but he doesn't know it.
As the years go on they don't have much interaction with each other but Erin never forgot.

Fast forward years late
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meep
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, bbj
4.5 stars

The Doctor's Date is the second book in the Copper Point Medical series by Heidi Cullinan. It features Erin Andreas and Dr. Owen Gagnon. Erin is the HR director of the hospital but he is still very much under his father’s thumb. Growing up he was shoved away from his mother and pretty much ignored by his father unless he did something his father didn't approve of. He appears weak and spineless with his father, however where Owen is concerned, he is a firecracker who can hold his own. Ow
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Joyfully Jay
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars


The Doctor’s Date is the second book in Heidi Cullinan’s Copper Point Medical series and it picks up almost immediately where The Doctor’s Secret left off. With a familiar cast of characters, the story focuses on Owen Gagnon, the hospital’s anesthesiologist, and human resource director Erin Andreas. Those familiar with the first novel will remember Erin was instrumental in thwarting his father and reversing the hospital board’s rule on employees dating each other, a
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Brigid
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
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I loved every part of this book. Owen and Erin actually had pretty similar childhoods, full of neglect and abuse. They met briefly as teenagers which started a lifelong crush for Erin. As adults they work together and argue a lot, which causes joy for Owen and confusion for Erin. When Erin goes against his father’s wishes for the first time in his life, not to mention one of the braver things that he has done, he ends up with Owen moving him out of his father’s house and declaring that they are ...more
Sarah
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The second book in the Copper Point Medical series serves up a little less romance and a whole lot more hospital politics. Erin and Owen were highly entertaining when they sparred in the first book and I loved them even more in their own story.

Owen might be my favourite character in the whole series - he’s surly and a bit miserable but funny, loyal and kind at the same time. He’s an unlikely hero but he’s a perfect fit for Eri
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Cardyn Brooks
With many more details on the backstory of the Copper Point Medical docs' childhood encounters, The Doctor's Date swerves away from the sworn enemies vibe between Erin and Owen in The Doctor's Secret. Childhood trauma, abuse, insecurity, and asexuality are a just a few of the themes that the author addresses in this charming, poignant, utterly tender, and sometimes clunky love story about personal redemption. There's also a thriller element included.

Favorite line, pg. 216: "It doesn't matter wh
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Ruthie Taylor
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend that you read them in order, as the story continues from book 1. The underlying plot revolves around St Ann's hospital; it involves the Board that govern it, and the the staff who work there. There are questions arising as to how such a successful hospital can be suffering financial woes, and as Dr Wu tries to upgrade it, the issues become more acute. The roma
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