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Saturday Smutty Six: Sexy Doctors

Mood: Erin texted Holly and Ingrid, saying she wanted some sexy doctor smut. It might be because she’s feeling withdrawal from binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy. It might be because she wants all those hard-working medical professionals to have a HEA, especially in these pestilential times. 

In case you are also feeling the doctor mood, we present a short list of sexy doctors, all approved as excellent reading by The Smut Report. 

We are also taking suggestions (because Erin is still looking), so if you have a favorite romance featuring a doctor (or a nurse or a magical healer), let us know in the comments!


The Half of Us by Cardeno C. 

Jason Garcia is a classic romance novel doctor: high-strung, emotionally distant, and extremely competent. So when he finds someone who challenges his set idea that monogamy is not for him? Swoon. 

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Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Trisha Raje is the best neurosurgeon pretty much ever, and she knows it. Bedside manner, schmedside manner; who cares if she’s nice if she just saved someone’s life? Her lack of interpersonal skills extends beyond the hospital, which makes for an excellent enemies-to-lovers storyline based on so many misunderstandings. 

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Drew Nichols is a pediatric surgeon. It has very little to do with the story, but the “Aww” factor of Drew’s being a pediatrician smooths out some of the rough edges of his emotional constipation as he figures out that Alexa is his forever love.

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The Demon Always Wins by Jeanne Oates Estridge

Doctors are not the only sexy medical practitioners! Nurse Dara Strong runs a clinic caring for the marginalized members of her community who have nowhere else to go – which makes her a perfect target for Satan, who loves corrupting do-gooders. Bonus points for a sexy demon who poses as a sexy doctor. 

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Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Gotta be sure to include at least one historical romance for our Regency Readers! (It’s a Victorian, sorry Regency Purists.) Garrett Gibson is the first and only female doctor in England (bad-ass). After saving Ethan’s life in one of the most dramatic moments, the two of them fall in love while also solving a Dramatic Murder Plot. 

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An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow

Erika Sheridan is an extremely successful surgeon, and it’s no surprise, since it’s her whole identity. When her head of surgery–the father she’s been trying to impress–forces her to take a vacation, she begins to realize that success might be more about balance and happiness and less about work accolades.

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Honorable mention: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan, which features a doctor with a lot of love and a terrible sense of humor who finally decides to risk it all for the woman who’s held his heart for ages in this emotional holiday novella.

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Saturday Smutty Six: Writer Heroines

To celebrate Women’s History Month, every Saturday in March we’re posting a top-six list of some of our favorite heroines. Since we’ve got history on the brain, books are in loose chronological order by setting. (Ok, fine, this week they’re almost all contemporaries. Sometimes that’s how it goes.) 

This week: Writers. The current zeitgeist really emphasizes the awesomeness of STEM, but we’re all liberal arts word nerds, and think women who embrace the literary arts should also be celebrated. 

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Saturday Smutty Six: Entrepreneurs

To celebrate Women’s History Month, every Saturday in March we’re posting a top-six list of some of our favorite heroines. Since we’ve got history on the brain, books are in loose chronological order by setting.

This week, we’re featuring entrepreneurs. Female Entrepreneurs, who start and run their own businesses (and also stare down the sexist boys clubs of the business world).

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Saturday Smutty Six: Bad-Asses

To celebrate Women’s History Month, every Saturday in March we’re posting a top-six list of some of our favorite heroines. Since we’ve got history on the brain, books are in loose chronological order by setting.

This week: Bad-Ass Heroines. You know: the ladies who shoot guns and throw knives and can kill a man with a hatpin.

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Favorite Military Heroes – Beyond Military Romance

Military romance is a whole subgenre of romance, featuring strong alpha males (Navy SEALs, Marines, Special Forces, etc etc). In general terms, what distinguishes a military romance in our minds is that the protagonist’s military service becomes central to the plot. Perhaps the hero and heroine have to work out what being in love between deployments looks like, or the hero draws on his Special Forces Skillz to defeat the bad guy. 

Beyond Military Romance

However, military heroes and heroines show up in all sorts of different subgenres of romance, and therefore also come in different molds beyond the super-alpha super man. 

Here are some of our favorites. 

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