Top 6 STEAMY picks
All the books that made it into our Top 6 in the previous months:
Recommended for all lovers of romantic comedies! R.S. Grey is one of our favorite authors of lighthearted and laugh-out-loud standalone reads that will keep you glued to the pages. The heroine of this novel is a realtor struggling in the business. She’s single and lonely and adopts a dog that proves to be a bit too much for her to handle. But she’s in luck, because the new vet just moved to town and he teaches a training class! And since he’s a hot bachelor in a small town, guess how many women show up for said class? ^.^ Can he, perhaps, be convinced to buy a house? Make some kind of a deal? If you’re intrigued be sure to pick this one up!
My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn – Standalone Romantic Comedy
If you’re anything like us and love a great friends to lovers romcom, then boy do we have the book for you! What happens when you move in with your best friends ex? Falling for the best friends ex. YUP…….. We absolutely love Meghan Quinn’s books and she again delivers with a humorous, sizzling romance with a fast paced plot to boot. The attraction and chemistry between the main character is electrifying. My Best Friend’s Ex will seriously touch your heart. Just remember though, best friend’s ex-boyfriends are always off limits.
Wow. Emma Scott has outdone herself yet again with her newest release Sugar & Gold. She has this ability to capture your attention from the very first page with her powerful and touching plot lines and unforgettable characters. Trust me when I say, you will devour and enjoy every page of Sugar & Gold. Fiona and Nikolai are two broken souls whose chemistry jumps of the pages at you (phew, getting hot flushes thinking about them). Even though this story is classified as paranormal/fantasy, the elements are quite minimal, so irrespective of being a PNR fan or not, you need to go and read this book. This is a unique and heartfelt story which will stay with you long after you finish reading it. So go on, hurry up and read it, what are you waiting for…….
Tycoon by Katy Evans – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Well, what can we say about this new release from Katy Evans? For all we care, it could be a guide to farming – we’d still pick this book up based on the cover alone. That jaw, are you for real? But anywhoooo, getting carried away here. This second chance epic romance is guaranteed to give you THE FEELS along with some sleep deprivation (sorry, ladies!), because you won’t be able to put it down! It’s a story about two people having another go at happiness together after years of being separated. It’s angsty and steamy and completely captivating!
Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige, Sierra Simone – Standalone Contemporary Romance
Ok, ladies, who wants a hot cop? *hell yeah!* And how about a baby from said hot cop?
*double hell yeah!* Why do we mention a baby? Well, because the heroine of this novel asks a cop to donate his DNA and it might as well be in an old-fashioned way, since he really really doesn’t mind having some fun between the sheets. This book is funny and dirty and so so hot! Do check it out!
Stay (WAGs #2) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
This author duo really can do no wrong in our eyes! Get ready for this fabulous second chance romance starring yet another hottie hockey star hero! Can this lovable guy find THE ONE after getting divorced? Could he possibly fall for his virtual assistant? Will he allow another woman into his heart and close to his twin daughters? Contains tons of fun banter, charming characters and fiery steam!
The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #2) by Amy Harmon – Fantasy Romance – Can Standalone
If you enjoy fantasy romance then we definitely recommend you check out this series by Amy Harmon. Although each of the installments can be read as a standalone, we recommend you read them in order so you can familiarize yourself with the awesome world building. All books in the series are set in the same world but feature different couples. This novel follows the journey of a warrior who has special healing abilities. He revives a woman slave who has fallen off a cliff and makes a special connection with her. She then follows him even after he tries to drop her off at her village. Expect epic romance, breathtaking battles and all things magical! You can read the review to the first book of the series here.
Love Me in the Dark by Mia Asher – Standalone Contemporary Romance
This novel has a HOT, FRENCH ARTIST as a hero and a STRONG, DETERMNED heroine struggling to rediscover herself in the city of LOVE. What could seriously be better? Love Me In The Dark has not only a drool worthy cover but an amazing story of EPIC proportions. If you are a fan of beautifully written words and characters you can’t help but fall madly in love with, then this is the book for YOU!. Mia Asher has the ability to draw you into her PHENOMENAL story from the first line right up onto the very last. This love story all starts with one passionate earth-shattering kiss and you won’t want to miss what happens next…
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas – Fantasy Romance – Part of a Series
For lovers of fantasy romance this series is a must!!! If you still haven’t read it,
you should definitely consider picking it up! It has magic, it has epic romance, it has surprising twists and some fantastic nail-biting battle scenes. This third installment has an especially amazing battle at the end and some careful strategizing and negotiations prior to it. Will our fae friends be able to defeat the evil king at the end? You must read this series in order.
Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) by L.J. Shen – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
If you are looking for a beautiful romance story eleven years in the making than look no further than L.J. Shen’s latest Sinners of Saint addition, Ruckus. This is a story about hope, strength and finding that one person who is IT for you. A sick girl who has always harbored feelings for her older sisters ex-boyfriend and a party boy who has always loved his ex-girlfriends younger sister… Well I know what you may be thinking… A recipe for disaster right? Absolutely not… This book hit the mark in so many ways. It has just the right mix of humor, emotion, twists and turns to keep you flipping those pages until the very last word is read. This is a definite MUST READ and we dare anyone not to fall head over heels in love with Dean ‘Ruckus’ Cole.
Sex in the Sticks (Love Hurts #1) by Sawyer Bennett – Standalone Contemporary Romance
This book is just pure awesome. Sawyer Bennett delivers a fun-filled sexy stand-alone romance about opposites attracting, all set in the picturesque Alaskan Wilderness. If you are looking for something light-hearted, fun and sexy, then look no further than this little gem. What could a positively swoon-worthy Alaskan police chief and a New York sex columnist socialite have in common? Absolutely nothing……..except for their intense sexual chemistry and attraction. I know, I know, the Alaskan population has fifteen times more men than women, so it’s the perfect place for a big city gal to try her dating luck and succeed, she sure does! Seriously, if you are looking for a great fun read, don’t wait, pick this one up now ladies.
Real Dirty Duet by Meghan March – Contemporary Romance – Duet
If you are looking for a sexy duet to get your motor running then boy do we have the books for you! Meghan March has out done herself with Real Dirty and Real Sexy. They are both steamy and emotional (phew having hot flushes thinking about them again)….. These books will seriously melt your panties. This duet tells the tale of a country music singing superstar who enters a bar one fateful night to cross paths with a sassy bar owner who detests celebrities and everything they represent. This duet was such an intense ride you won’t want to get off. There is just the right amount of emotion, sexiness and steam to keep you enthralled from start to finish.
Tortured by Nicole Williams – Standalone Military Romance
If you’re a fan of HOT, tortured marines then this is definitely the book for you. Nicole Williams has delivered her best book yet with Tortured. This book is raw, gritty, GUT-WRENCHING and oh so romantic!!! This story will give you all the feels imaginable and will keep you thoroughly enthralled from start to finish. Read as two tortured and broken souls attempt to overcome the hell they have been through, to mend their broken lives and fall in love again. If you are a fan of emotional reads with a sexy and oh so sweet hero, and a strong and DETERMINED heroine then definitely give this one a go.
Hot as Puck (Bad Motherpuckers #1) by Lili Valente – Contemporary Sports Romance – Can Standalone
This standalone sports romance has a hot pro hockey player for a hero and a quirky kindergarten teacher for a heroine. If you’re like me and enjoy the hot successful out of her league guy falls for a regular girl kind of trope then you must read this one!!! But wait, that’s not all! It’s also a friends to lovers romance where these two engage is some dating (and may be even sex) education! Meh, who am I kidding? He’s totally showing her the ropes in the bedroom! Am I selling it yet? If you enjoyed Mister O by Lauren Blakely then you will definitely enjoy this one too!
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If you love dark stories full of violence, destruction and passion, you have to read this fantastic series! It consists of 4 episodes (novellas) which must be read in order. It’s full of twists and revelations which will leave your jaw dropping and enough suspense to keep you captive the entire time! The hero is a violent, dangerous, intriguing and possessive man, called a “monster” by many. The heroine is strong, kind and a fighter at heart. This gripping series with well developed plot and engaging characters is a definite recommend for the lovers of all things dark and twisted!
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The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C. Cherry – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
Brittainy C. Cherry certainly has left the best for last!! The Gravity of Us is the fourth and final instalment of the Elements series and boy oh boy does it deliver. This is seriously her best book yet!!!! This story is about love, loss, family, friendship and ultimately finding that special person to light up your dark world. When two opposites come together through unfortunate circumstances it leads to a beautiful, slow burn romance. A sweet, selfless, free spirited hippie and a dark, brooding hero make for a thrilling ride. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone and if you haven’t checked out this author before, you have to give her a go, you won’t be sorry.
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It might be early-ish in the year, but we think that ‘Damnable Grace’ – book number five in this amazing series by TIllie Cole – has everything it takes to be one of your top reads of 2017. Not your average motorcycle club romance, the world Cole has created here with the Hades Hangmen is more than just hot bikers riding around lookin’ bitchin’. This series deals with the psychological intrigue and aftermath of a religious cult and – in this installment – that of a radical extremist movement as well. In our opinion, this book is best read as part of the series and NOT as a standalone; however, we think you will love all the preceding books in this amazing series and could not recommend them more.
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The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan – Contemporary Romance – Can Standalone
This is one of those rare cases where you read the book, then you look at the cover and you go “OOOOHHHHH!” Because it’s just so fitting. And I can’t stop STARING at it and remembering certain scenes. This, hands down, is one of my favorite football sport romances to date. It’s probably up there with Zapata’s The Wall of Winnipeg and Me , which will forever be my precious lol This novel can be read as a standalone and has a sexy quarterback for a hero and a feisty photographer for a heroine. What happens when this QB has to take part in a charity NUDE photoshoot? All I can say is I wish I could be there. But I kinda felt like I was because this book consumed me! It had that delicious slow burn which made me itch with anticipation as well as stellar character development that had me invested in this couple from cover to cover! Highly recommended!!!
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American Prince (American Queen Trilogy #2) by Sierra Simone
Erotic Romance – Part of a Trilogy
This book right here is as steamy as they come, people! If you’re a fan of erotica with some M/M/F and M/M action as well as complex characters and plots then this is a must read!!! Set in the political world, this trilogy will take you on an incredible journey through the years where three people try to find happiness while making sacrifices along the way. Two powerful men – the President and his VP – fall in love with the same woman… while… wait for it… also being in love with each other. While all of their relationships are unique and intricate on their own, what will happen when all three of them come together and try to make the polygamous relationship work? Complicated? Yes! HOT? Double yes! The first two books are out, read in order!
Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige
Contemporary Romance – Part of a Duet
Is it hot in here? *wipes forehead* If you’re a fan of hot, dominating, and tortured alpha asshole heroes who wear a suit 24/7 and like it rough in bed, then grab this book! This is a first installment in the Dirty Duet and if you want to test the waters simply get this prequel for FREE first. Also, do read our review to decide if this book is right for you! (NO SPOILERS, we promise! – but there are some triggers) Laurelin Paige delivers fantastic writing in this novel, which walks a thin line between a contemporary and an erotic romance… because DAYMN! Can you say steamy???
The Brave Line by Kate Stewart
Standalone Contemporary Romance
HOT COP, ANYONE? This new contemporary romance – not PRN, people! No, they are not aliens on the cover! lol – from Kate Stewart is gripping, engaging and REAL and will give you all the FEELS! A possessive and bossy cop for a hero with a bit of a tortured past will surely keep you flipping through the pages. Watch him transform from a guarded man who doesn’t believe he deserves happiness into a protective lover who gradually learns to love, trust and accept. If you’re a fan of emotional, as well as sweet and sexy reads then do give this one a chance!
Dishonorable by Natasha Knight
Standalone Dark Romance
Natasha Knight delivers her best work yet in this amazing dark and sensual novel filled with suspense, mystery, action and steam!!! It’s filled with intensity and grittiness and employs a revenge plot as well as an arranged marriage trope that we love oh-so-much! Raphael is a tortured and dangerous hero with tragic past – he’s cocky, arrogant and a real a$$hole. As the story unfolds, however, we get to see a different, vulnerable and sensitive side of him. As well as a possessive one!!! Where Raphael is dark and twisted, Sophia, his wife, is light and pure and brings out a sweet and caring part of his character. The chemistry between these two characters is off the charts and the sex scenes hot as hell and so full of passion. Do give this one a shot if you’re a fan of dark, gritty and consuming reads!