Friday, April 17, 2015

Borrowing the Doctor by Victoria Pinder - Review Tour and #Giveaway

Borrowing the Doctor
by Victoria Pinder
Series: The Collins Brothers, Book 2
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Cover Designer: Niina Cord
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2015

Party girl. Art thief. All around bad girl. It’s what all the newspapers call socialite and heiress Kate Sparrow. It’s all untrue. Kate’s been set up and she’s following the orders of the FBI to get the real criminal, her father. She’ll have to put up with her sister, the wedding fiasco, and her own fears that someone is after her, trying to stop her to get what she needs to prove her innocence.

Doctor Daniel Collins joins his brothers on a cruise to the wedding of his young cousin. His cousin begs him to keep a close watch on the bride’s sister, Kate. He's to keep her from ruining the wedding.

Kate doesn't trust Daniel's help in her life, but the man’s interference is blocking a few problems. She lets him. After all, he spent a few years in the military and having a friend like Daniel is nice. But when her fears become true, someone is after her, pretending to be in a relationship with the sexy doctor has its benefits. What she hadn't planned was opening her heart to trusting him. But if she doesn't open up, she’s going to lose out on far more than her life, she’d lose out on love.

Daniel slid into his seat and away from Eric, but his arms remained tense. His brothers wouldn't like this plan. He didn't like this plan. “I’m to babysit the spoiled rich princess and keep her away from the cops and the alcohol, this trip.”

He pressed his lips together. He expected his brothers to have an opinion, but silence greeted his ears.
All eyes went back to the door.

His collar grew warmer. Daniel glanced around to stare in the same direction. He assumed Kate Sparrow had stepped into the club.

His eyes scanned the room, and then the crowds parted. He had his first look. Time might have stopped, and he heard his own heartbeat. Brown hair with a bit of a curl, brown eyes, small frame, unusually large breasts for a woman her size, and an energy that took his breath away. He also noted that Kate’s eyes held a gleam, and Daniel’s mouth fell open. Kate Sparrow was the most beautiful woman he’d seen in a long while.

Beauty meant trouble. He turned back to his beer and refused to stare at her.

The pictures in the papers hadn't done her justice at all. How did they turn that pretty woman into a viper with a camera? His mind raced. Did she have a Jekyll and Hyde personality that came out at night?

I really liked this story – the plot was unique and the characters were colorful, and I’m always a big fan when there is a strong family connection like you have with the Collins family. I loved the bit of mystery that was woven in to the story, and having most of the story take place on a cruise ship made for some fun times in close quarters!

Kate was an interesting hero to me. She is nothing like her bad girl the papers claim she is, but she also doesn't do much to help herself out of that box either. Her family is just awful, she has no real friends, and is now doing what she has to in order to clear her name for a crime her father has set her up for. I absolutely hated her sister, but it was fun to watch them face off against each other at times. After learning about her past and her current situation, it’s easy to see why she may have some trust issues.

Daniel just can’t help himself when it comes to Kate. What starts as a favor for his cousin in keeping Kate distracted so she doesn't ruin the wedding quickly turns into an attraction that finds him turning into Kate’s protector. He’s the total package – sweet, sexy, protective, a bit of an alpha, and a doctor to boot! I loved that fact that there was nothing fake about Daniel – he really was the nice guy that you saw.

I loved the family dynamics between the Collins family members. There’s nothing better in a book to get to see the family dynamics – the teasing, the care, the concern, and the protectiveness. They really made you want to be a part of that dynamic and feel a part of that big family hug they were giving.

My only issue with the book was some editing and continuity problems that I found a bit too distracting to ignore. There were several times that I found myself having to flip back between pages to see if I missed something and the writing seemed to be a bit choppy at times, especially with a lot of extra commas thrown in. Normally a few of these issues don’t bother me, but there were enough of them that it detracted from the overall enjoyment of the book.

All in all I really did like this story and hope that it gets a bit of polishing. I will definitely be interested in checking out more from this author, especially when it comes to the rest of the Collins brothers!

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.

She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.

The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.

Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Also she’s the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers. Her website is

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