Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

What do you love in a Medical Romance?


I’m Hannah, the new Editorial Assistant for the Harlequin Medical Romance team. Though, I’m not completely new to the Harlequin family… I have, for the past two years, been part of the wonderful Harlequin Presents team!

I’ve been spending my first few weeks on the team, immersing myself in all things Medical Romance. One day I’m reading a story set in ER, the next in a small, village practice – what’s not to love! So, I thought, for my first blog post here, that would be a good place to start. Telling you, the lovely Love is the Best Medicine readers what I love about Medical Romance stories…

A Royal Love Story…

It’s no secret in the office that I’m a big fan of the royal family. If I went on Mastermind, the royal family would 100% be my specialist subject! And, I love nothing more, in Medical Romance than a royal love story. Imagine turning up for your first day at work, and finding out that the Head of Paediatrics is also a Prince – or Princess!

An Army Doc…

My flatmate and I love the TV series Our Girl. So, it’s no surprise that I’m also partial to an Army Doc. It’s also a great opportunity, as a reader, to find yourself in an unconventional medical setting! I love widening my Medical Romance horizons…

The Medical Romance I Would Love to Read…

I’m going to start by saying that yes, this is absolutely the result of binge-watching every episode of Bondi Rescue… But, I would love to read a Medical Romance that focuses on the romance of a lifeguard and a medic! I have, as you can probably tell, been thinking about this potential story – my inbox is always open, current or aspiring authors! – and I can just imagine a lifeguard hero (or heroine!) meeting, just after a rescue, a paramedic or doctor on the beach. Cue their love story! If anybody has watched Bondi Rescue, I’d love to hear from you! Who’s your favourite lifeguard? I think mine is Harrison – though I do have a soft spot for Harries… He is, after all, the ultimate playboy who finds, in the right woman, the life he’s always wanted.

I’d love to hear what you love in a Medical Romance!



3 thoughts on “What do you love in a Medical Romance?”

  1. Hi Hannah, Thanks for the post. Just had to let you know that I am part way through Book 1 of a 4 book series for Medical Romance set in Bondi and based around (naturally) the lifeguards! Over Christmas (summertime down under) I wondered why I’d never written a lifeguard based story (even though I’d written a story set in Bondi) so thought I’d make up for it by writing 4 🙂 And my favourites are Chappo and Jesse (can I have 2?)

    1. Hi Emily!
      I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear that you’re writing a Bondi based miniseries with lifeguards – you have your first reader right here! You can definitely have more than one favourite – I also have a real soft spot for Jesse. I’m looking forward to the new season of Bondi Rescue, next Wednesday 🙂

  2. Hi Hannah, welcome to the Love is the Best Medicine! I’m missing out on something here because I’ve not seen Bondi Rescue. (I may have to rectify that asap. Along with snapping up Emily’s four books as soon as they’re available!)

    One of the things I like best about writing and reading Medical Romance is the variety – there are so many different kinds of stories to choose from. I’m personally very partial to mystery stories – not necessarily crime mysteries, but something that the hero and heroine have to puzzle out together. So my story from a couple of years ago, with a Sicilian doctor who helps an archaeologist work out an age-old mystery from the site she’s working on, was sheer self-indulgence to write 🙂

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