Medical romance expert, author Annie O’Neil gives us an insight into the enduring appeal of the dreamy doc! We think she may have a favourite love island contestant already…
You had me at island. Wait!
Love Island? Even better. *Fans self in anticipation of being fanned and handed fruity cocktails*
What’s that? He’s single….loooking for love…and……wait for it…..he’s also…..(I told you, you had to wait for it)…..he’s a doctor.
Splergggg! *short circuits*
DOCTOR??? Seriously? Hang on everyone. He’s just become the hottest chap on the island.
How do I love thee O Lonely Hearted doctor on Love Island? Let me count the ways.
One: he’s got brains. And lots of ‘em. How else can you account for a man who tells you he got supraventricular tachycardia when he first set eyes on you. (That’s a racing heart, people…sexy style). Throw some unilateral mydriasis into the picture? (aka – dilated pupils)….colour me weak-kneed.
Two: He’s got stamina. Anyone who’s seen the nap room in Grey’s or ER knows a forty-eight shift doesn’t get the best of a fellow when he’s got L-O-V-E pumping through his veins. He knows life and death more than most and who wouldn’t want to help him through the tougher days with a bit of lip lock?
Three: He cares. I don’t care how hard-hearted you want to pretend to be. Anyone who takes a vow to care and protect? And then pops a ring on your finger and takes another vow to care and protect? That’s a man with a big ol’ heart.
Four: Courage. Doctors do things most of us can’t bear. They deal with the darker sides of life on a daily basis and come back for more. We’re human. They, above all people, recognise these bodies of ours need some TLC. It’s humbling and admirable. A calling, some would say. And you can’t fight that kind of magic. Especially on an island…built just for love.
Five: (Yes, okay…this one’s not very PC of me, but…) ai carumba people! Have you seen his picture? He’s a hottie. ‘Nuf said.
Fancying a hot doc romance? Don’t miss out on Annie O’Neil’s One Night With Dr Nikolaides, out now!