I love to indulge in a novel where the heroine gets sick, injured by accident or attack and the hero rescues and/or nurses her .... I've tried to find an extensive and comprehensive list with this plot point but haven't been able to :(
If anyone knows of one I'd love to be directed to it ... but if not I'd also love some help to compile one here ... I'm just starting so it's fairly short at the moment! I'm including short synopsis on the injury and hero's reaction both of which could be consider spoilery so...
~~~~~~Beware Possible Spoilers Ahead~~~~~
Julie Garwood -
Honor's Splendor - Heroine get's a severe leg injury from a broadsword and when hero discover's it he is furious, protective and gentle ~sighs~ Then he nurses her back to health!
Ransom - Heroine was beat up by villain and accidently cut on her arm by a young boy, the wound gets infected causing fever - Hero takes her to a healer and helps her through having it treated, then helps her deal with aftermath and things she can't do like undress and bathe.
The Wedding - Heroine is attacked and beaten up - Hero furious, protective and brooding. Stay's by her side while she goes through the worst of it.
The secret - Heroine is hit in the head by rock - Hero discover's her unconscious and FREAKS out lol ... Some care and nursing involved but the injury is very minor.
Shadow Dance - Heroine is shot - lots of hospital scene's.
I know Julie has others with this but I'm drawing a blank so help if you can!
The Black Lyon - Heroine jumps in front of an arrow meant for hero ... suffers fever causing the hero much worry! This is probably the first book I read with this theme and the one I credit with making me crave it in a story ... especially because it was more or less a major turning point for their relationship and that is when I love it best!
If You Dare - Heroine shot in the arm, hero takes her to doctor and then nurses her through it. Also quite adorably through the whole rest of the book he is always reminding her to "Mind the arm" so sweet!
If You Decieve - Heroine contracts Cholera and hero searches for her frantically before finally finding her in a hospital ward half dead and having a miscarriage. Rescues her and nurses her back to health all the while practically losing his mind.
The Madness Of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Heroine is stabbed and almost dies - Hero nurses her to the point of even changing her bed linens and holding midnight vigils. And memorizing every book on how to care for the sick that the household library contained.
The Chief - Heroine falls ill from a fever and faints in the hero's arms. He nurses her. Illness is brief but so sweet!
I can't recall another McCarty novel with this theme ... did I miss one?
Johanna Lindsey -
Silver Angel - Heroine is poisened in a harem - Great scene's with the hero freaking out!
Secrets of a Summer Night - Heroine gets bit by a snake and has a reaction to the venom. She starts throwing up and being unable to breathe. Hero swoops in carries her to her room and cuts off her corset so she can breathe, intimidates everyone into doing what he wants them to to help and eventually realizes whats wrong and prescribes the cure. Then when she is feeling a little better and she ventures away from the room he gets all worried and upset with her and carries her back to her room lol. Genuinely one of my favorites with this theme.
I know Lisa has other's as well with this theme .. Suggestions?
Like I said just scratching the surface ... and am really craving more stories that I haven't read yet with this theme!
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