The physicians in romance novels run the gamut from small town practitioners to big city ER doctors. While most doctors are caring and compassionate, some try to keep a shield between themselves and their patients in an effort to protect their hearts. Sometimes doctors have lives so busy there seems to be no time for anything else but others are just getting started, hoping to pay off their massive student loans. Novels featuring doctors may include some aspects of contemporary medical settings and depict different patient care situations, but that’s not always the case.
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Witty and clever, with several laugh out loud situations that would fit into any romantic comedy, Anyone But You is classic Jennifer Crusie. Doctor Alex Moore is suffering from family pressure to choose a different field of medicine, but he’s perfectly happy in the ER. He meets new neighbor Nina, a recent divorcee who just turned forty, when her dog (a melancholy basset hound named Fred) climbs into Alex’s window from the fire escape. While Alex is immediately interested, Nina needs a bit more convincing.
In Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis, we meet Dr. Josh Scott, who has no time for love. Not only does he have a busy medical practice, he also takes shifts in the ER and volunteers for a community clinic, is a single father, is the guardian to a disabled younger sister, and recently became a dog owner. But sparks fly when he meets Grace Brooks and it appears that love is coming his way.
A big city doctor meets small-town Montana with humorous results in Montana Actually by Fiona Lowe. Doctor Josh Stanton has a mountain of student loans, so he heads to the country for a position that will help him pay it down. While he had planned to make the trip with his fiance, she decided that the country life wasn’t for her and broke off their engagement. But Josh stuck with the plan, and now has to make the best of it without building any real ties to the community. What will he do when he starts falling for a local woman?
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