Sunday, April 12, 2015

BLOG TOUR and *RRBB REVIEW*: Borrowing The Doctor by Victoria Pinder

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TITLE – Borrowing The Doctor AUTHOR – Victoria Pinder GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 1/14/2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 80000 PUBLISHER – Soul Mate Publishing


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.

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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?

3.5 Stars

The story of Daniel and Kate.
The story begins in Miami where the Collins family and Kate are gathered to board a luxury cruise ship for Kate's sister to marry (Stephanie).  Stephanie's groom-to-be has asked his cousin Daniel to basically 'babysit' Kate, who is quite famous for her party girl behavior.
Kate and Daniel are instantly attracted to each other, but circumstances have Daniel in protective mode where Kate is concerned.  Not only is Daniel a doctor, but a former Marine.
Turns out Kate is not quite what the papers claim her to be.  She is sweet and naïve.
I did not read the first story of the series, so I wondered if I was going to be out of the loop when this story began. But I don't believe book 2 has a whole lot to do with book 1, except the book 1 couple makes brief appearances in this one.
The first of the story definitely left my head spinning with all the information flashing at me, and it never really let up.  There were so many secondary characters, it was too much.  The addition of a barrage of Daniel's ex-girlfriends, all of whom still desperately wanted him - too much.  All of the men that were out to kill/kidnap Kate - too much.
I felt as though nothing was truly explained. Where did the necklace really fit in? What on earth would it have to do with being the owner of a company?
Why did Stephanie, plus their father, hate Kate so much?
And since I have personally been on a TON of cruises, a lot of the cruise stuff did not make sense to me.  If someone was out to get me, I would not feel safe once I got inside my cabin. And when someone had broken into the cabin at some point, that still did not seem to affect Kate or Daniel's feeling of security in the cabin…..?
So many questions left me confused!
I feel as though the idea was a good one, and could still be fixed to be great.  A serious editing would need to occur, with the editor also checking for story furtherance and continuity issues.
Also, for the length of the book, there were SO many chapters.  Where there should have been breaks, from sex to waking up, there weren't. But new chapters happened when there should not have been.
Again, I am not stating this is a bad book. It just needs some work and cleaning up, and I think it'd be great.

Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing and participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart