Wednesday 24 August 2016

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: I Need a Doctor - Janey Travis

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 15th July 2016
Publisher: Thornhill Print

Beauty and fame… a blessing or a curse?

Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most important photo shoot of her career. In her attempts to get un-cursed, she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, reveals one or two unrests in her own past, and falls madly in love with a doctor. Erm… that would be a witch doctor, right?

What did I think?

This was such fabulous lighthearted fun and just what the doctor ordered.  It was quite a quick read but it certainly left a lasting impression and ensured I was left with a smile on my face at the end of it.

Nola is a jet setting model who travels first class and mixes with the rich and famous, but who is she really?  Brought up in Glasgow and named Nora, she couldn't wait to leave home and leave her past behind.  Now named Nola and with a Duchess of Cambridge accent she is used to getting her own way.  When her peace is interrupted on a transatlantic flight by a Caribbean lady having a panic attack, Nola can't hide her fury.  She confronts the crew and insults the lady, resulting in a voodoo curse being placed on her.

When things start going wrong with her appearance, Nola believes that she must have been cursed and tries to find the lady to get the curse removed.  Only this proves harder than she thought.  There was perhaps a blessing behind the curse as Nola meets handsome doctor, Louis.  After an unconventional meeting, they fall in love and get married but Nola doesn't quite realise what she has married into.  Louis has family in Haiti and not only that, his family are descended from a famous voodoo priestess; a tradition that is passed down through the female generation.

I think it was absolutely brilliant the way that Janey Travis transformed Nola from a superficial, selfish model into an accommodating, caring wife and mother.  It reminded me that we should never forget our roots and should never be ashamed of where we came from (and also not to get angry with any Haitian ladies).  I Need a Doctor is like Harry Potter for chick lit fans; we all need a sprinkling of magic every now and again.

I received this e-book from Brook Cottage Books in exchange for an honest review.

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What the Readers say:

Just the right sprinkling of romance and humour.” Brook Cottage Books

“A very enjoyable and clever plot. Different, fresh and enjoyable.” Jenny in Neverland

I couldn't help but like Nola even though at times she is a proper diva.” Comet Babe’s Books

I love all the quirky characters in the story and just the pure madness and fun of it all!” Books4U

“A nice balance of humour, sweet romance, morals and a spooky side!” The Little Reader Library

A Five Star Read - I really enjoyed the light-hearted tone.” Love Reading Love Books 

About Janey Travis:

Janey Travis is currently travelling around the world chasing the sun while blogging, tweeting, writing fun-to-read novels and travel magazine features. Look out for her new light-hearted romantic comedy novel I Need a Doctor. You can catch up with her on Twitter: @janey_travis on Facebook: janeytravisbooks.

Janey also writes bestselling romantic adventure fiction as Janice Horton. Find out more at

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An ecopy of the book (open internationally)


  1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for hosting 'I Need A Doctor' on your fabulous book blog and for reading and reviewing. I was so excited to read your review and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the read. I hope your readers will enter the giveaway. Love, Janey Travis xx