After the last two days of posts, I've come to a bit of a standstill with my ideas for discussing the conventions found in Mills and Boon category romances and how they are applied to m/m books. Why? You may ask. Well. simply because there aren't that many more to choose from.
Mills and Boon also have a whole line of books which contain 'Medical Romances' - ie. nurse and doctor romance. Ooh, Matron. Whilst there are quite a number of great m/m books about two doctors who fall in love, I can only think of one doctor/nurse m/m romance, the delightful Heart Doctor by Drew Zachary. It tells of newbie doctor, Brady, who on his first day in his new job meets nurse Drey. There's an instant attraction between them and the book follows the development of that attraction to love. Great stuff.
So I'm sending out a call to all m/m authors to take up the challenge of writing an m/m category romance using one of these sadly neglected conventions. I mean, come on, it can't that hard to write an m/m secret baby story, can it?!