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To kick off our steamy list we have a sexy sports themed romance, courtesy of Jaci Burton. The Perfect Play is the story of a romance between a star quarterback at the height of his career and a single mom/event planner who meet at one of the events she worked on. Their relationship begins with a bang, literally, it starts in the bedroom, but whilst it starts out as just super-scorchingly hot sex, they soon begin to open up to the possibility of a more firm relationship.
Its an interesting dynamic as mom Tara has trouble trusting men and doesnt just want to be parading an endless line of men in and out of her life in order to provide a good example for her son, whilst Mick is contending against the endless stream of vain and stick-thin women his agent pimps out for him. As such they provide a certain level of stability for one another, Tara is a more genuine and loving women for Mick and he is a gentle and strong role model for Taras boy (as well as being completely and utterly ripped). This level of sweet dependence as well as the copious amount of love scenes makes this a must-read for fans of erotic romances, particularly if your interest lies specifically with sports-star romances.
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Our next erotic offering is the first in the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day, a series that quite honestly runs in the same vein as 50 Shades of Grey, if you loved following the sexual exploits of Christian and Anastasia chances are youll enjoy this sexy romp. Gideon Cross (am I the only one noticing that his initials are a mirror image of Christian Greys..?) is a 28-year-old businessman extraordinaire. Mysterious and distant, Gideon conducts personal relationships just as he does his business, in a cold, calculated manner and under strict time constraints.
As all the best men seemingly are, Gideon is a tortured hero, hiding a traumatic past that hes determined to keep buried, and so he lives an emotionless existence until he meet s Eva Trammell. This 24 year old recently graduated beauty has an equally tragic past and has just started a new entry-level job which is about to change her life more than she ever imagined when it introduces her to the enigmatic Gideon. Sylvia Days totally-not-a-fifty-shades-rip-off novel is actually surprisingly good for what it is, its sexy and sophisticated and for some, even better than its obvious influence. A superb writing style combined with a tale that is rife with emotional and sexual obsession is arousing and enthralling and will have you captivated until the very last.
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Jack Cole, the male protagonist of Wicked Ties, is an alpha male in all senses of the word; hes a bodyguard and unashamed to admit that he is a Dominant, and hes so proud of this in fact that he agrees to go on a sex talk show and discuss his sexual activities. The host of the show is Morgan OMalley, a sceptical woman who doesnt really get or buy into the whole dom/sub idea, nor is she responsive to Jacks repeated prodding that if she tried it, she just might enjoy it.
Shell turn out to be thankful for Jacks vested interest however, as an obsessed stalker is on her heels and having an apt (and damn gorgeous) bodyguard at her side is just what she needs even if he is constantly trying to bend her to his own will, drawing out her deepest hidden desires in the process. Jack is a fantastic protagonist who is instantly compelling, and the sexual tension between him and Morgan is incredible. For an erotic romance novel, the amount of attention to detail and progression in terms of plot and characterisation is truly surprising, and it actually has a pretty top-notch plot. The perfect mix of tons and tons of sexual content, likeable characters and a page-turning plot make Wicked Ties a real must-read for anyone looking for romance with undeniable heat.
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Rush is the story of Gabe Hamilton, a wealthy hotelier with (you guessed it) a troubled past. Hes decided to put the grey days behind him though, and after lusting after his best friends little sister for years, hes decided its time to act on his desires. Luckily for him Mia, the forbidden fruit in question, has often fantasised about him too, having had a crush on the best buddy of older bro since her teens. Once again, Mias past is pretty traumatic, but shell forget all about that once she gets to act out her secret desires with the man of her dreams hes fourteen years her senior, but shes 24 now, so he figures theres no problem with him tapping that (okay, I cant pull that off Ill never say that again), so he hires her as his personal assistant. And so upon essentially signing her body away in an employment contract, Mia is pulled into Gabes kinky world, and my God do they go at it! Gabe cant resist Mia and has to have her hard and often, its like they punctuate every minor action with some rigorous fucking.
Despite Gabe essentially owning Mia and taking a dominant role, theres no real Dominant stuff, if you catch my drift. Sure, he tells her what to do, but theres no properly kinky shit, a little soft bondage, spanking and exhibitionism, but no real hard core bark-like-a-dog stuff. Surprisingly enough, in between all the sex they actually manage to squeeze in some actual emotions and if youre not on guard you may find that Rush even brings forth a few tears near the end, resulting in a romance that is not only fast, furious, and sexually charged, but also sensual, loving and emotional.
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Now we have an erotic romance featuring Nora, a writer of erotica (acting out some fantasies there, Tiffany?) who is determined to be taken more seriously, and to do so, wants to move her work to a well-respected publishing house under the thumb of their most respected editor. Zach is a stoic, hard-nosed Englishman whos not too pleased with his new assignment, and the story progresses from his initial no-holds-barred scrutiny of everything she writes.
Both Zach and Nora are recently single, both having split from the people they believed to be loves of their respective lives; in the inevitable relationship that ensues between the pair, the shadows of the predecessors looms ever-present, adding an odd depressive atmosphere that is rarely seen in erotic romance. This is not a bad thing however, in fact it gives the story a strong and unique atmosphere that draws in the reader and envelops them wholly in its clutches. Theres some BDSM, its not hardcore, but it is a present theme, along with some deeper questions about the nature of such sexual activity. Overall, The Siren is a fascinating exploration of the lives of two complex characters, their emotions, sexuality and what lies beyond a painful break up.
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This Man is the sensuous story of interior designer Ava OShea who on a routine appointment at The Manor (a swanky hotel for which she is to provide a redesign quote), meets the impossibly handsome owner, Jesse Ward. The instant she sets eyes on him she burns with desire as attraction sparks violently between them. They both handle the situation quite differently, Jesse remaining cool, collected and in control, whilst Ava becomes all hot and flustered. She initially tries to resist him, but of course, the man is so devilishly handsome, charismatic and enigmatic that the two soon embark upon the inevitable relationship that is both sexually and emotionally exhausting.
Jesse is every bit the typical erotic romance protagonist, rich, handsome and controlling, relentless in his pursuit of the woman he wants, and also largely temperamental, moody and possessive. Hes a challenging man, secretive and even dismissive at times, and yet somehow its all so very endearing. What one cannot deny about this book is that it most definitely belo0ngs in the erotic romance category, the sexual exploits of our central couple have a strong physical connection and express it through an abundance of superbly steamy sex scenes. This Man is perfect for fans of uber-alpha male leads in erotic romance tales that are incredibly intense and insane but undeniably arousing.
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This next novel starts out with a premise so unoriginal that the easily turned off may be fooled a young womans car breaks down in the middle of nowhere during a storm, but luckily she finds a nearby mansion and decides to knock and ask if she can use the phone I know, creative, right? Its a dime to a dozen, but wait! It just so happens that the clich mansion that unsuspecting Jessica Randall has unwittingly found herself in front of is actually A secret BDSM club!! Now thats what I call good luck! Jessica is a nave observer at first, new to these exciting pleasures of the flesh that she is bearing witness to, but increasingly finds herself becoming aroused by what she sees. It is in this new and exciting environment that she meets Master Z, a man who hasnt been attracted to a woman in years, but is intrigued by this new little morsel, and the pair embark upon a journey to unleash Jessicas hidden passions.
The relationship between the pair feels a little rushed at times, but still feels genuine, and it is really amusing to see Jessica learning the ins and outs of life as a submissive. The male characters we meet in this first instalment of the Masters of the Shadowlands series (Masters Z, Cullen and Dan) are all uber-masculine men who truly dominate their territory, tough, forceful and yet gentle when needed; this taster of the first of the trio will leave you gagging for more, eager to find out the stories that each of them has to tell.
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Beautiful Disaster is what you might call a crowd-divding book, it is in so many ways, oh so, so wrong (these I will get to momentarily), and yet there is something about it that makes it extremely addictive for some. Its a emotional, intriguing and at times quite appalling and disturbing tale of all-consuming, obsessive teenage love. We have a level-headed and strong willed female lead who despite her attempts to avoid him ends up in a relationship with lovable jerk (also known to some as just jerk) Travis. Hes a charismatic, tattooed fight-club badboy who oozes charm. He has everything, hes tough and intelligent, yet tender and vulnerable at times. Hes also a major stalker, and the originally genuine friendship between him and Abby becomes an all-consuming, passionate and unhealthily co-dependent relationship.
Travis obsession is what makes this book both intriguing and appalling, his reactions are always totally disproportionate and at times he treats her, and others around them like complete shit all that one can hope is that he serves as an example that whilst complete devotion sounds great on paper, it is actually really unhealthy in reality. Interwoven in this at-times-vomit-inducingly horrendous obsession is actually some really good smut like reeeaallly good smut, but even so this book really is only recommended for those who either get off on or can get over the stalkerish behaviour that verges on outright abuse.
Books in Beautiful Series (2)
If I Were You is an engrossing and erotic tale of living life vicariously, and the danger of prying into the private lives of others. Our story begins with school teacher Sarah McMillan who finds a stack of journals in a storage unit that belong to art gallery manager Rebecca. Housed within the pages are the details of a sizzling affair with a dominant and controlling man, and Sarah is drawn in by the vivid descriptions of what appeared to be some truly mind-blowing sex. On attempting to return the journals though, Sarah inadvertently ends up working at the gallery, replacing Rebecca, and seemingly on the road to taking over the inexplicably absent Rebeccas life in more ways than one.
Controlling boss Mark seems to be the man in Rebeccas journal, and a territorial spat between him and fellow gallery worker Chris over Sarah yields Chris as the winner, resulting in a smoking hot affair between the two. The development of this incredibly passionate relationship between Chris and Sarah is the dominant feature of this first instalment, a relationship that initially sets out as just sex, but intensifies into so much more. If I Were You does what a truly good first book in a series does; it digs its hooks in deep and gets under your skin, the heat and passion draw you in, and the underlying themes surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Rebecca as well as the promise of more intense erotica makes it a series youll be committed to finish from the moment you begin.
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Our next erotically charged love story arrives to take you to all new heights as a flight attendant gets it on with a handsome billionaire she meets in the first class section of a flight she is working. Mr James Cavendish, billionaire in question, is (as most billionaires are) domineering; a possessive man, driven, controlling, painfully good-looking and yet of course extremely insecure. The relationship between flight attendant Bianca and this enticing entrepreneur develops in a tried and tested manner among writers of erotic fiction. Is it original?
No, it surely isnt. It is just another story in the same fashion of Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series, but nonetheless it is still extremely readable and enjoyable. It is worth so much more than a label of just another Fifty Shades rip-off, it is a genuinely enjoyable romance filled with sex, steam and a fun twist to keep it fresh and interesting. This is truly a compelling and rewarding read for fans of the genre, even if it doesnt bring anything particularly new to the table.
Books in Up In The Air Series (4)
Something incredibly new now circus erotica! Our female protagonist is Kelsey, an aspiring American Olympic gymnast who unfortunately fell short of reaching her dream. Instead she has ended up as part of the troupe of the Cirque du Monde, a French circus in romantic Paris that is about to open her up to an exciting new romance and a whole lot more. To introduce her to this world of wonders is Theo, a gypsy king who Kelsey accidentally spies indulging in some sexual domination backstage. Her interest is piqued, but the pair doesnt really get together until the tragic death of Theos partner nothing like death to bring people together and spark a journey into submission, right? Its interesting to see how Kelsey begins to learn about submission and how her education in erotic pleasure is intertwined with her training to perform on the aerial silks, even more so because there is a parallel in the level of discipline in each activity.
This is bolstered by strong characterisation; the perky California girl meets desperately-trying-to-be-aloof Frenchman is an amusing combination that works both in terms of humour and in terms of heat and chemistry. This is a good strong erotic romance with light BDSM elements for those who enjoy it; its not hard-core, its actually fairly tame, but more than anything the focus of this story is the developing love between Theo and Kelsey and their gaining trust in one another, and for that it is a perfect choice.
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Next up we have a glorious tale of forbidden love for those of you wanting something a bit more clandestine, focusing in on one of the most common taboo fantasies, the love between student and teacher. Our rule-breaking romancers are Gabriel and Julia; Gabriel is a professor and Dante specialist at the University of Toronto, an intense older man who falls for sweet and delectable student Julia.
The chemistry between these two is tangible, and whilst their sex is hot, not everything here comes down to a meaningless fling. Instead this is erotic romance with a surprisingly deep and intellectual flavour, the backdrop provided by Dantes famous poem, the Divine Comedy, is a rich and complex one; Reynards book draws on the themes present in Dantes masterwork and there are clear parallels between Dante and Gabriel, through his lectures, life and experiences. There are a whole host of references to other classic works of literature too, meaning this book is bound to satisfy any literature nerd looking for a little sex and romance whilst retaining their literary connections.
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Hearts In Darkness is a nice little novella for those of you craving a story of opposites, two people who are outwardly as different as night and day, these two people are Makenna and Caden (they may be outwardly different but are both share appropriately stupid names just sayin...). Makenna is a stylish woman who steps into an elevator with bad boy Caden, covered in piercings and tattoos, and the pair barely get a glimpse of one another before the elevator promptly stops and the lights go out.
Despite being outwardly tough, Caden is deathly afraid of the dark and as the two begin to talk and Makenna tries to help him overcome his fear, a touching connection begins to develop between them. Left alone together in the dark, the emotions run high and their interactions not being coloured by preconceived notions of first appearances makes their connection even stronger, resulting in an honest and erotically charged story. Its a quickie, a sweet story that leaves you wanting more of this highly erotic love in an elevator (and now I dare you not to sing).
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Marie Wilson now brings us a wonderfully saucy blend of romance, erotica and subtle wit in The Gorgeous Girls, a novel about strong and intelligent women and their respective romantic and sexual exploits. All three women in question are big, big fans of Dorothy Parker, a twentieth century author, poet and satirist best known for providing stinging social commentary as a member of the Algonquin Roundtable and for having a sharp tongue and biting wit. Parker is a clear muse in this book in which our three ladies with brains, inner strength, vulnerabilities and high libidos recount their loves, losses and lusts.
It is touted as erotica for the thinking woman, in which it is not entirely successful, sometimes coming across an odd mix between Sex and the City and The Golden Girls but nonetheless it does use some sufficiently flowery prose to dance around its dalliances, which are arousing enough to make up for any distractions the aforementioned writing style may cause. Furthermore, the development of the characters and how they relate to the central figurehead of Dorothy Parker actually prove to be surprisingly deep and well-thought out, if not immediately apparent. Wilson is a quality writer, and here she has produced something that is perfect for women who like a little food for thought amidst their stories steeped in love and sex.
This next offering on our hunt for rousing romances is short but not so sweet. Its a steamy and slightly insane story of revenge and growing obsessions. Madeleine Taylor is harbouring an obsession with businessman Daniel, but this obsession is a dangerous one. She has stalked his every step for years in the hope to find the perfect time to infiltrate his life, take over, and gain her revenge on him for what, it is up to you to read and find out. She finds her moment however, acquiring a job as PA to the man she loathes and uses her new position to find anything she can to incriminate him.
It turns out that Daniel has some very hands on plans for his new PA however, and in order not to arouse suspicion, Madeleine succumbs to his want to know her intimately. As you can imagine, theres quite a conflict of interest in having sex with the guy youre attempting to destroy and things get complicated very quickly. Emotions become tangled and it calls into question whether revenge is worth losing a relationship that could go the distance. This is a delectable mix of sex, drama and suspense that will speak to anyone who has ever been at odds with their sexual desires; its a tale of warring head and heart with a whole lot
Annabel Joseph strikes again with yet another hot and heavy erotic romance with strong BDSM elements. In this book she introduces us to Nell, a professional submissive who works in a BDSM club who is about to find that sometimes being a submissive isnt always as fun as it should be. A Hollywood movie star decides that hed like to have some fun with Nell, a little role playing that involves employing her to pose as his girlfriend in public and then be his sub in private. In order to make sure she succumbs and to make sure she has no choice but to sign what is essentially his sex slave contract, he gets her sacked and evicted so that she becomes dependent on him. Dick, right? Absolutely.
Jeremy Gray is a total fuckwad, selfish and self-serving and constantly demanding, and Nell is his non-resistant doormat. This almost screams abusive/annoying couple but surprisingly enough Joseph has somehow managed to write them in such a way that you cant help but root for them to have a happy ever after, and despite his denials and resistances it is evident as the story progresses that love is in the air for the strange pair. Lots and lots of varied sex and an oddly sweet-in-a-weird-way ending, make this an unexpectedly enjoyable story.
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Seducing Cinderella is a fun and interesting modern erotic twist on the original Cinderella story, this time with a physic al therapist named Luce Miller taking on the part of Cinderella, and her fairy godmother being played by MMA fighter Reid Andrews. Being injured in the ring has put Reid out of the game but he makes a deal with Luce: if she works with him full time to get him back in the ring within 2 months, he will give her lessons on seduction in order to woo the man shes lusting after, Dr Stephen Mann. Our two protagonists are already firm friends from the outset of the novel, and their existing friendship makes a nice strong basis for the development of a believable romance as their relationship escalates.
They have intense and undeniable chemistry, and Reid is hot as they come! Luce is a little annoying as her self-esteem issues run deep, but they speak to anyone who has every felt like they are not good enough. The only other drawback to this book is how Maxwell has somehow written a story in which one of the central characters is an MMA fighter and yet we do not witness much fighting, not even his prize fight I mean, what the hell is up with that?! Well, the copious amounts of sex provide enough physical activity to make up for this clear oversight, and thankfully they deliver the goods. If youre looking for a sweet sexy love story with (kind of ) sports connections and a believable romance that isnt tinged by past tragedies for once, Seducing Cinderella should be your first port of call.
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This is another one for you fans of Fifty Shades and Crossfire out there; a darkly brooding hero, a feisty, troubled heroine, and a romance steeped in kinky sex. Sound like your thing? Then stick around! Theres not much else left to tell, we have a tortured billionaire Damien Stark (unfortunately not some relation of Tony), a former tennis pro who is now making bucks in big-industry. Damien is obsessed with former pageant queen-cum-science graduate Nikki Fairchild who is now trying to make her way in L.A. after leaving her home in Texas.
Instant sparks fly when the pair meet at a party and ignites a primal lust. Needless to say, Damien is controlling, dangerous and intense, aiming to run every single aspect of Nikkis life at every turn, which she takes issue with and often fights him on ah, the course of true love is always a tortured one! What ensues is the typical bandying about as they each grow the courage to open up to one another about their tragic pasts, during which they make do with lots of BDSM-lite sex. The sex is deliciously well-written though, penned with a building sense of anticipation that serves to heighten the steam factor, all culminating in a book perfect for fans of Fifty Shades looking for more of the same.
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The next erotic romance we have for you is a fun and light-hearted blend of happiness and romance, steam, tenderness and pure swoon-factor, to make a great and utterly unputdownable novel. Our story begins with Caroline Reynolds, who if you have read the official synopsis (and my god, please, please do, its hilarious in itself), has almost everything she wants But no O. Yup, its the story of a woman who desperately wants some sex, shes missing the O in her life, and to add insult to injury her neighbour is up all night banging a whole line of ladies up against her wall every single night.
The culprit, wallbanger Simon Parker is a cocky-yet-charming guy who at first seems like a bit of a man-whore, which is just what Caroline intends to tell him; shes direct and feisty, yet sweet at times, and its hard not to love watching the oddly casual development of their relationship. They dont fall straight into bed with one another, but my God when they do, they shake the walls themselves! All in all it is a sweet, funny and sexy romance that will charm your pants off in true Simon Parker style.
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Katy Evans Real is somewhat hard to describe in an entirely positive light, but dont let me lose you just yet! Its worth a read and I shall tell you why. Its an intriguing book because it is extremely repetitive, its overly sexualised and at times its downright bizarre, and yet it has a strange power to encapsulate the reader and keep them hooked until the very end. The story itself is the tale of Brooke and Remington (I know, named after a razor, how manly!), a woman and the bad-boy underground prize fighter she cant resist.
Brooke is pretty annoying, apparently shes constantly wet (due to the awesome manly powers of Remington), and she just goes crazy-lusty whenever she lays eyes on her dashing darling. Remington, however, remains largely a mystery, not much is ever really known about him, and yet he has a certain endearing quality that just makes him likeable perhaps the same quality that causes Brookes panties to melt when hes in the near vicinity? Nonetheless, the sheer amount of sex that oozes from these pages ramps up the sexual tension from nought to sixty in seconds, so if youre looking for something heavier on the erotic aspects but still maintaining a developing love story, Real is what you need. In short, its a sexy and steamy but standard romance, a quick and addictive read with an enigmatic and elusive hero who youll be hard pressed not to love.
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Up next is Beautiful Bastard, somewhat of a crowd divider, some people love it, others hate it, but were all about love here so lets focus on the things that make Christine Laurens novel a worthwhile read. Its not breaking any new ground; we have intern Chloe Mills, and her boss Bennett Ryan, who is a complete and utter asshole to be quite frank. Things start quite roughly, the two hate each other with a passion that turns to... well, passion. Its weird how it happens, one moment they want to bash each others brains in and the next theyre screwing each others brains out. Its strange and sudden, but oh, so sexy.
From this point onwards the pair just copulate like their lives are depending on it, anywhere and everywhere. Bennett is aiming for some sort of catharsis, he thinks he can get Chloe out of his mind if he gets down and dirty with her, but of course this is far from the truth. The pair eventually begins to evolve from pure animal lust into deeper, more sensitive feelings for one another. Beautiful Bastard is a perfect light-hearted yet steamy love story, one that is filled to the brim with sizzling sex by the bucketful.
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Time to satisfy the musician-fetishists out there, all of you who have dreamed of sex with a rockstar, or just think it sounds hot (and lets be honest, who doesnt?) will be delighted with our next book! Backstage Pass is the first in Olivia Cunnings Sinners on Tour series, and it definitely delivers sin, thats for sure. It all centres around psychologist Myrna Evans who goes on tour with metal band The Sinners, and every single one of the men in the band tries to seduce her, but she has her eye on just one: lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian.
The pair engage in a wild affair that honestly feels at times like they just have WAY too much sex (if there is such a thing). Seriously, these two do it so much that its hard to imagine what would actually be left of this book if it was all taken out! Even so, Olivia Cunning displays clear talent for writing erotica as the sex, whilst frequent, always feels new, fresh and exciting theres bound to be something to satisfy most kinks here. Despite sex dominating the pages and detracting from any real development of story, the little plot there is provides a great deal of intrigue and a relatively realistic insight into the lives of a rock band on the road, but the thing that you will keep you on tour with Backstage Pass until the end is its line-up of endearing and sinfully sexy characters.
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Back onto the Fifty Shades/Crossfire dynamic now, set in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. Brynne is an American grad student studying in London and making a little cash on the side by doing some artsy nude modelling. When one of her portraits is bought by Ethan Blackstone, former British Special Forces and now leader of a successful security firm, he becomes enraptured by her and decides that he has to know her. The couple begin to date and progress through their issues and traumatic pasts together.
Miller has created a swoon-worthy hero in Ethan a thoughtful, caring and protective man who is painfully gorgeous to boot. She builds up the tension and chemistry leading towards Ethan and Brynnes first sexual encounter painstakingly, leading you up to the point of desperation where youre practically begging them to just get it on already! though thankfully she does not disappoint and all of the build-up makes for one intense and satisfying climax. This is a perfect book for anyone looking for a romance that is heavy on sexual chemistry and on sweet factor, however it is worth bearing in mind that whilst set in London it is glaringly obvious (at least to Brits) that this book is written by an American suggestions for Ms. Miller: do some more research and get a British person to proofread for you, please! This aside, Naked is a highly enjoyable erotic romance that will leave you wanting more.
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Next up we have a novel that is decidedly darker than most on this list because it involves kidnap and some non-consensual sex, but dont let that put you off just yet This dangerous journey starts with Tess Snow who is kidnapped whilst on holiday in Mexico with her boyfriend. She is to be sold as a sex slave, and now the property of Q. Whilst Tess is resistant, she secretly has some darker sexual cravings, ones that she has acted upon with boyfriend Brax, and feels torn between her sexual desires and the fact that she is now being forced to submit via slavery. The sex between Tess and Q is a really odd but fantastic mix of sensuality and kinkiness with the psychological implications of the relationships between doms and their submissives, and of course the more damaging mutation of this dynamic in the form of slavery.
Amidst this Winters has created some wonderful sex scenes (theyre not all non-consensual, so they do count as sex not just rapes), they are kinky, sexy, erotic and at times dangerous, but all tastefully done. It is also worth bearing in mind that whilst Tears of Tess does have its dark moments, especially towards the beginning, it is nowhere near as dark as it is promoted to be, and at times it is actually pretty light. All in all, it is an emotional rollercoaster ride, homage to being careful what you wish for and an exploration of hidden desires.
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And now to end, we have something completely different: want some inter-species sex? Well, have it anyway, its not quite bestiality because our guys half-human, half-something-created-in-a-lab. In short the premise is this: scientists working for a pharmaceutical company have been illegally splicing human DNA with that of various animals to create crazy new species. Ellie, an unsuspecting employee of said company is horrified to discover the experiments and helps to release some of the subjects, including the hunk of (kind of) man meat, Experiment 416, also known as Fury.
The relationship between Ellie and Fury is a tumultuous one, hes a hard to tame half-man-half-animal who has been mistreated by humans all his life, he wants to kill Ellie once he gets his hands on her, but he cant resist her scent. The pair indulges in a lot of rough animalistic sex, and boy oh boy is it hot! To add to the intensely passionate budding romance there is also a great injection of action and suspense as well as a likeable cast of secondary characters to guarantee that this book draws you in for the whole series. For a rough and raw romance with some seriously steamy sections, Fury is your man..?
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At a Glance
- 1 The Perfect Play (Jaci Burton)
- 2 One with You (Sylvia Day)
- 3 Wicked Ties (Shayla Black)
- 4 Rush (Maya Banks)
- 5 The Siren (Tiffany Reisz)
- 6 This Man (Jodi Ellen Malpas)
- 7 Club Shadowlands (Cherise Sinclair)
- 8 Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire)
- 9 If I Were You (Lisa Renee Jones)
- 10 In Flight (R. K. Lilley)
- 11 Cirque de Minuit (Annabel Joseph)
- 12 Gabriel's Inferno (Sylvain Reynard)
- 13 Hearts in Darkness (Laura Kaye)
- 14 The Gorgeous Girls (Marie Wilson)
- 15 Torn (Laura Bailey)
- 16 Comfort Object (Annabel Joseph)
- 17 Seducing Cinderella (Gina L. Maxwell)
- 18 Release Me (J. Kenner)
- 19 Wallbanger (Alice Clayton)
- 20 Real (Katy Evans)
- 21 Beautiful Bastard (Christina Lauren)
- 22 Backstage Pass (Olivia Cunning)
- 23 Naked (Raine Miller)
- 24 Tears of Tess (Pepper Winters)
- 25 Fury (Laurann Dohner)
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