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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. 

Full Review

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. 

Full Review

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. 

Full Review

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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Review: Mindgames by Jasmine Gold (2019)

Heat Factor: Torture porn

Character Chemistry: Troubled

Plot: A textured look at a dystopia built on an extreme form of slavery

Overall: There is definitely an audience for this book, but it is not me. If you’re a superfan of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, you might like it?

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Review: Holiday by Candlelight by Laurel Greer (2019)

Sutter Creek, Montana, Book 3

Heat Factor: Let’s tryst on this ski lift! 

Character Chemistry: My PTSD is incompatible with your hobbies!

Plot: They are planning a holiday party together, but really it’s about Caleb dealing with his PTSD in a place that triggers his PTSD

Overall: Diversity tokenism done wrong

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Review: The Fifth Day of Christmas by Betty Neels (1971)

The fabulous Miss Bates Reads Romance is in the process of reading and reviewing Betty Neels’ entire oeuvre of romance novels. Inspired to check out some of Neels’ work, I picked up this one on Miss Bates’ recommendation.

Heat Factor: Sneak attack kisses!

Character Chemistry: Our hero is an enigma, so it’s hard to tell

Plot: Young nurse cares for malicious patient, falls for doctor

Overall: Take off your feminist hat before you read this book

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