I know many of you have been waiting none too patiently for this list. Medical romance novels have been popular not just since Callie & Arizona from Grey’s Anatomy.
Maybe it’s their great bedside manner or their white coats that makes women in medical professions such a hit with readers.
To make this square of the Lesbian Book Bingo even more interesting, I’ve added a handful of veterinarians to the mix.
If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post.
15 GREAT LESBIAN MEDICAL ROMANCE NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 books featuring stethoscope-wielding heroines:
The Secret of St. Claire by Robin Alexander
Veterinarian Nicole Allen is looking for something different. She finds it in the town of St. Claire, Louisiana with its hypochondriac rabbits, shotgun-toting shut-ins, and eclectic mix of people. The most alluring, though, is a woman who’s also looking for something different.
All the Little Moments by G Benson
Anna is focused on her career as an anaesthetist. When a tragic accident leaves her responsible for her young niece and nephew, her life changes abruptly. Completely overwhelmed, Anna barely has time to brush her teeth in the morning let alone date a woman. But then she collides with a long-legged stranger.
Tricky Chances (Tricky series, book 2) by Camryn Eyde
Moving into the final years of Harvard Medical School, Darcy Wright matures with every fatigue-riddled experience she endures, however, the rigorous schedule of clinical rotations clashes with her attempts to navigate her sanity and her happiness. Olivia, her temperamental girlfriend with too many rules is an asset amidst the chaos; but can their relationship withstand the intensifying pressure?
Snowbound by Cari Hunter
When heavy snowfall isolates the small English village of Birchenlow, a violent robbery shatters the community. Taken as a hostage and stranded with the increasingly desperate criminals, Sam is seriously injured during an ill-fated escape attempt. Already struggling to save the lives of the villagers caught up in the raid, Dr. Kate Myles volunteers to walk straight into the lion’s den.
Heart Trouble by Jae
Dr. Hope Finlay learned early in life not to get attached to anyone because it never lasts.
Laleh Samadi, who comes from a big, boisterous family, is the exact opposite.
When Laleh ends up in the ER with heart trouble, Hope saves her life. Afterwards, strange things begin to occur until they can no longer deny the mysterious connection between them.
Are they losing their minds…or their hearts?
Long Shot by D. Jackson Leigh
If you’re going to bet a long shot, you have to be prepared to lose.
Equine veterinarian Tory Greyson has always played the safe bet. That is, until she runs into a very cute, opinionated, jobless journalist. The small town of Cherokee Falls is just a pit stop for Leah Montgomery while she figures out how to put her career back on track and deal with her grandmother’s slide into dementia.
The Origins of Heartbreak (Lakeside Hospital, book 1) by Cara Malone
Alex’s world stood still the day her father passed. After more than a year of living frozen in that moment, she decides to take the first steps out of her grief by enrolling in a paramedic program. It’s in one of her first classes that she meets Megan, a pretty but aloof medical student who has a few skeletons of her own in the proverbial closet. Can they work together to mend their broken hearts?
All That Matters by Susan X. Meagher
Dr. Kylie Mackenzie’s happily gay, Blair Spencer’s happily straight. Their friendship is so intense friends and family start to question whether they’re setting themselves up for heartache. The question is whether each woman can change her view of both herself and her needs. The answer is All That Matters.
Saving Grace by H.P. Munro
Charlotte Grace left Grace Falls at the age of seventeen, swearing she’d never return. More than twenty years on she still regrets breaking the heart of her first love. Erin Hunter has spent a lifetime recovering from having her heart shattered by the person she trusted most. Neither woman ever thought they’d see each other again. They didn’t count on Grace Falls.
L.A. Metro (L.A. Metro series, book 1) by RJ Nolan
Dr. Kimberly Donovan’s life is in shambles. After her medical ethics are questioned, first her family, then her closeted lover, the Chief of the ER, betray her. Determined to make a fresh start, she flees to California and L.A. Metropolitan Hospital.
When she meets Jess McKenna, L.A. Metro’s Chief of the ER the attraction is immediate.
Can either woman overcome her past to make a future together?
Fated Love by Radclyffe
What do you do when your carefully planned life takes a wrong turn into hell? When Quinn Maguire, a dashing young trauma surgeon, unaccountably accepts a position as an ER physician, her new boss, Honor Blake, suspects that Quinn is hiding a dark secret. While the two declare an uneasy truce in an effort to work together, both struggle with mutual, and unexpected, attraction.
Tie Dye and Flannel by Rhavensfyre
Dr. Stacie Phillips is a young veterinarian trying to establish her new career. Maria is a free-spirit who lets life take her where it may. Find out what happens when a straight-laced flannel falls for a tie dye sort of gal.
Blurred Lines (Cops & Docs series, book 1) by KD Williamson
Wounded in a police shootout, Detective Kelli McCabe spends weeks in the hospital recovering. Her only entertainment is verbal sparring matches with Dr. Nora Whitmore, the talented and reclusive surgeon. Two very different women living in two different worlds. When the lines between them begin to blur, will they run from the possibilities or embrace the changes they bring to each other’s lives?
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “doctors & veterinarians” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian medical romance.
Leave a comment to win a book
In addition to winning books by completing a line on the bingo card, there’ll also be a giveaway for each post. This time, there’ll be not one, but two lucky winners! One person will win an e-book copy of Fated Love by Radclyffe, and someone else will win a copy of Heartsick by Tracey Richardson.
To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “doctors & veterinarians” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
I’ll announce the winners of the e-books on Thursday, February 8.
The reading list for the next bingo square—fantasy—will be posted on February 15. There’ll be another giveaway too!
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