Are you looking for a bit of escapism and a way to indulge your inner romantic? Look no further than the swoon-worthy world of steamy romance books!
Whether you’re a fan of historical romance or a sucker for a good second chance love story, this article offers the definitive guide to selecting the perfect steamy romance book. So, if you’re looking to rekindle the heat of your love life with a burning, sexy read, read on!
The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas
As the third in line to the British throne, Princess Adeline Catherine Louisa Lockhart’s life may appear to be a fairytale, but it’s nothing more than a glorified prison sentence.
Known as the Controversial Princess, Adeline uses her 30th birthday to rebel against her family’s ancient traditions by falling into the arms of the World’s Sexiest Man Alive, Hollywood hunk Josh Jameson.
But in a world of political intrigue and duty over love, can a princess and a heartthrob ever make it work?
The Controversial Princess is a tantalizing romance full of forbidden love, scheming royals, and steamy celebrity drama. Get swept away in this intense, unputdownable tale and enter the world of Princess Adeline.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Thirty-year-old Stella Lane is an intelligent and successful econometrician suffering from a lack of romantic relationships, a problem she attributes to her Aspergers. When her mother pressures her to get back into the dating pool, Stella comes up with a unique solution: she hires Michael Phan, a sweet escort, to teach her about intimacy. Despite his #1 rule to never see a client twice, Michael accepts the offer — and soon finds himself breaking all the rules.
But what happens when their business relationship turns into more?
The Kiss Quotient is an irresistibly steamy romance novel that won’t disappoint. Experience the sweetness of Stella and Michael’s relationship as you’re swept away in a story full of unexpected moments and electrifying scenes. Get ready to swoon hard – this one is sure to keep readers entertained and smitten.
Moth by Lily Mayne
In a post-apocalyptic world invaded by monsters, ex-soldier Charlie is just trying to survive as he traverses the dangerous Wastes with his best friend and his big purple monster boyfriend.
When they come across a raider camp, Charlie finds himself volunteering to search for the missing leader alongside the arrogant and allusive half-monster Moth, who seems to hate him at first sight.
But Charlie quickly realizes that the prickly demeanor Moth wears like a second skin is all a facade. And once that guise unravels, Charlie finds himself plagued with a bout of unrequited love. After all, Moth could never love him, not when he has feelings for someone else.
Lily Mayne’s spicy paranormal romance, Moth, is a thrilling journey that has it all: emotional heartache, fascinating monsters and creatures, and intricate worldbuilding. With a memorable cast of characters and powerful character growth, you won’t want to miss this captivating read. It is undoubtedly one of the best steamy monster romances around!
Saint by Sierra Simone
Party boy-turned-devout monk Aiden Bell left the life he was used to behind in search of something greater. Despite his determination, he can’t help but regret one thing—Elijah Iverson, his brother’s best friend, and the one who got away.
But when Elijah makes an unexpected return to his life, Aiden must face his toughest challenge yet: temptation.
Sierra Simone’s stunning novel, Saint, has all the heat you crave in a steamy MM romance. With off-the-charts spice and intense sexual chemistry, you won’t be able to put this book down. If you’re looking for a wild ride, don’t miss your chance to experience this must-read.
For The Fans by Nyla K.
Kyran Harbor is a star high school quarterback on track to the NFL. The last thing he needs is a distraction, especially one that comes in the form of a six-foot-something artist who smokes too much weed and now lives in his house.
From the moment Avi Vega’s father died, it has always been him and his mom. That status changes with their move to Boston. Shacking it up with his new step-family would be painless if not for his control freak of a stepbrother.
Nothing about their new living situation is easy, and come college, nothing in the world could keep them within fifty miles of each other. Or so they thought. But even at the same college, it is practically an unwritten rule that interactions are to be kept at the bare minimum.
Then OnlyFans happens, and the rest is history.
For the Fans is a captivating story that follows the explosive journey of Kyran and Avi as they go from enemies to lovers. Written with beautiful prose and unforgettable characters, this steamy MM romance is sure to get any romance fan’s heart fluttering. Get ready to be swept away with the epic love affair between these two step-brothers—it’s enchanting!
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
Rebellious wild child Piper Bellinger has achieved fame and notoriety through her dangerous exploits and high-spirited lifestyle. But when she finds herself incarcerated, her stepdad sends her to Westport—a cozy seaside town—with the mission to recover her roots and seek out her destiny.
There, Piper meets Brendan, a hardened fisherman unimpressed by her frivolous and superficial characteristics. But as the days pass, Brendan discovers that there is much more to Piper than the typical party-girl image she presents to the world.
It Happened One Summer is a captivating romantic comedy that follows the Schitt’s Creek and Legally Blonde narratives, blending classic elements of the grumpy/sunshine trope. Featuring a perpetually moody fisherman, a vivacious socialite, and the slow-burning sparks between them, this book is perfect for readers who love their romance books steamy with lots of spice and excitement.
These Vile Secrets by C.E. Ricci
Murder. Conspiracy. Deception.
Heir to a secret society known as the Enclave, Roman Mitchell is no stranger to secrets, lies, and betrayals. Determined to unveil his brotherhood’s many sins, Roman sets out to unearth every vile secret that his father has buried. Everything would be running smoothly if not for the striking six-foot asshole in Armani who verbally eviscerates Roman at every turn.
Training a spoiled trust-fund baby to become CEO of Key Enterprise Holdings is the last thing Hale Calloway wants to do, especially when that baby happens to be his almost one-night-stand from the night before. But does something that no man has ever done before: climb his walls and break them down, brick-by-brick.
These Vile Secrets is an explosive MM romance that weaves together a tantalizing blend of scorching chemistry, intense deception, and twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you’re looking for a steamy, engaging read, add this top-rated book to your to-be-read list today.
Lola and the Millionaires by Kathryn Moon
In a world where omegas and alphas are prized, betas are seen. Before Lola Barnes met Indy and Buzz, she was a hopeful young beta with aspirations of landing herself a charming set of alphas. Now she can barely stand to be in the same room as an alpha yet alone chasing after one.
All Lola wants is to get her life under control and that starts with moving out of her cousin’s place and finding a job. But when Lola’s weekly night out goes awry, she lands herself on the radar of a high-profile pack. The question is will she ever feel safe around four alphas?
Lola & the Millionaires is a captivating omegaverse romance overflowing with steam, love, intrigue and some beautiful m/m romances. Once you get your hands on this gem, you won’t be able to put it down.
Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out why his closest friend ghosted him the summer before college. Now four years later, Jamie is ready for that explanation when he learns they’ll be residing in the same city in preparation for their upcoming face-off in the national college hockey championship.
Ryan Wesley has always regretted how he ended things with his best friend of six years. After taking a bet too far, he took the easy way out rather than deal with the repercussions of his drunken antics. Now four years later, Ryan is ready to apologize. There’s just one problem: the second he locks eyes with Jamie, all his feelings for his straight best friend come rushing back.
Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s spicy MM romance, Him, is an exciting thrill ride of a story. It’s one of the best steamy friends-to-lovers romances ever written, packed with all the spice and excitement readers of sexy romance novels crave. With stunning plot twists, characters you’ll adore, and plenty of forbidden love, Him will keep you up all night, desperate for more.
Dark Notes by Pam Godwin
At seventeen, Ivory Westbrook is a fighter determined to escape her turbulent past and make her dreams of a better life come true. As a gifted pianist and student of the prestigious Westbrook Academy, Ivory is one step closer to her goal of attending Leopold, the world’s most sought-after performing arts college. But in a world of privilege and corruption, Ivory’s disadvantage is crystal clear.
When she returns to school for her final year and learns that her biggest supporter has retired, Ivory’s hopes of achieving her dream appear to be dashed. However, she couldn’t have been more wrong. When Emeric Marceaux takes on the role of Ivory’s new instructor, she soon discovers a passion unlike any other.
Dark Notes is a heart-wrenching, steamy romance novel that will tantalize readers who love complex and spicy stories. If you’re looking for a romance to set your heart racing, this is it.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Eve Brown is a one-woman tornado, unleashing havoc on an expensive wedding – and her parents’ expectations – to prove her independence. In a desperate attempt to do so, she interviews for a job at a B&B, only to make her wildest dreams come true when she literally crashes her car into its grumpy owner. Cue the start of a wild adventure!
Act Your Age, Eve Brown is a steamy romance perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of spice to their bookshelf. Featuring a free-spirited heroine and a grumpy hero, this feel-good comedy offers the perfect escape for lovers of romantic stories.
Complicated Hearts by Ashley Jade
Asher Holden and Breslin Rae’s relationship was doomed from the start. At sixteen, Asher stole Breslin’s heart, only to break it at eighteen. Now, three years later, Breslin is still stuck in the past—until Landon Parker enters the picture. Self-assured and kind, Landon is determined to win her heart. But Asher’s presence still looms large.
Desperate to prove himself, Asher agrees to attend a D3 college with a mediocre football team, on the condition that he brings them to the championships and maintains a B average. Falling for his tutor Landon was never a part of the plan. Struggling to control his feelings, Asher faces an even bigger surprise when Breslin returns from a three-week trip to Europe, complicating everything.
Complicated Hearts is an MMF college romance that has it all—sexual tension, angst, and a complicated, turbulent love triangle. If you’re looking for a steamy read, this is the book for you.
Flock by Kate Stewart
When Cecelia Horner moves to Triple Falls, she is ready to prove herself to her estranged father. What she finds instead is far more than she expected: an intense attraction to her supervisor Sean, and an invitation to join the Ravenhood–a mysterious brotherhood of secrets and seduction. But as they navigate the heat of summer, Cecelia and Sean’s connection is constantly threatened by a shroud of uncertainty.
For readers looking for a steamy MFM romance with suspense to match, Kate Stewart’s Flock trilogy is just the ticket. Follow Cecelia and Sean’s heart-wrenching story with Exodus and feel your emotions run wild with every page. Don’t miss out on this epic saga of seduction and secrets!
Brainwashed by Nyla K.
For those who love steamy romance books, Dr. Lemuel Love’s journey into the mind of notorious serial killer Felix Darcy is a must-read. In Brainwashed, Love finds himself captivated by Darcy’s cunning and twisted games, thrusting him into a dangerous, morally questionable relationship.
Designed as a slow-burn page-turner, this thriller is sure to have readers glued to its pages until the sun rises. Masterfully written and deliciously twisted, Nyla K.’s Brainwashed is undoubtedly one of the best steamy MM romance books. Pick it up today, and let the mind games begin!
Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Mia Holland, a recent college graduate, had no idea her Vegas trip with her friends would lead to a life-changing decision. But after an unforgettable night with sexy Frenchman Ansel Guillaume, she decides to spend her final summer before business school in France with him.
As their chemistry intensifies, the two embark on a wild journey where they must decide if their fling is momentary or destined for something more.
Sweet Filthy Boy is guaranteed to set hearts aflutter with its off-the-charts steamy moments and clever banter. You won’t want to miss this captivating romantic comedy. It is undoubtedly one of the best steamy romance books out there.
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
For fans of steamy romance books, New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah J. Maas’ latest release, A Court of Silver Flames, is an unmissable addition to the series.
Follow Nesta Archeron, a newly turned fae with a fierce temper, and Cassian, the battle-hardened warrior with a talent for pushing her buttons, on their enthralling journey of redemption.
Through thrilling battles and dark magic, this steamy romance will transport readers to a world of passion and action. So, jump into this unforgettable adventure and find out what happens when these two forces collide!
Give Me More by Sara Cate
At thirty-four, Drake is a commitment-phobic scoundrel who’s accustomed to living life on his own terms. But when his best friend and the co-owner of their up-and-coming kink club, Salacious, convinces him to join them on a cross-country road trip to investigate other clubs, Drake hops on board. However, being the third wheel in their marriage quickly grows tiresome. But when a sudden spark ignites between the three of them, nothing will ever be the same.
Get ready for an unforgettable night as you explore this MMF steamy romance. Insanely sexy and unbelievably beautiful, Give Me More is an emotional ride that will keep you up past 3 am.
Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas
Clay Collins is the perfect picture of a high school prom queen and lacrosse team captain from the outside; popular, a seemingly charming boyfriend, and an ideal family. Yet, behind the façade lies a devastating truth—her popularity is stifling, her boyfriend far from charming, and her family is in turmoil. Clay’s only reprieve comes in the form of one person he can never have: her enemy, Olivia Jaeger.
All Olivia wants is to survive her senior year, and move away from the town, and Clay Collins, that has tormented her for so long. But Clay has different plans, ones that do not involve her leaving.
Tryst Six Venom is an intense and passionate enemies-to-lovers bully romance. With unexpected twists and turns, this steamy high school romance is sure to keep readers entranced well into the night.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
When Eva Mercy and Shane Hall, two bestselling and award-winning authors, reconnect at a literary event, it rekindles a passionate affair from years before.
Now, in Seven Days in June, they have the opportunity to reignite the undying love they once shared. An emotionally-charged steamy romance, this book is a thought-provoking story that artfully tackles motherhood, generational trauma, and more.
For readers looking for a captivating tale that will linger in your heart and mind long after you finish, this is a must-read. Don’t miss it!
Transcend by Jewel E. Ann
Almost two decades ago, Nathaniel Hunt was heartbroken after his first love tragically passed away. Adding insult to injury, his beloved wife and newborn baby also died, leaving him with nothing but shattered hopes and dreams. But then, Swayze Samuels enters his life. With vibrant energy and hauntingly familiar qualities, she rocks Nate’s world to its core and ensnares his heart.
Be mesmerized by Jewel E. Ann’s steamy romance, Transcend. Packed with beautiful prose and an intriguing storyline, it will stir your emotions and leave your heart aching with longing. This masterpiece is an absolute must-read for any fan of romantic fiction.
Seraph by Lily Mayne
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters, Lilac is a raider with a killer instinct.
Despite his ease with murder, Lilac does not relish the kills. And if there ever were a kill that would break through his notoriously cool mask, it would be Seraph’s.
Lilac knows that the humane thing to do is to kill him. But with each passing night, Lilac can see that there is a person beneath the agony.
And once Lilac learns of the true extent of his torture, nothing in the world will keep him from Seraph or allow another to harm him ever again.
Hauntingly beautiful, emotionally powerful, and unimaginably sweet, Seraph is a monster romance that will leave a mark on your monster-loving heart. Lily Mayne is a true expert in her craft, and Seraph, alongside her other steamy releases, will go down as some of the best fantasy MM romance books.
Ominous by K.V. Rose
Unleash your wildest desires with K.V. Rose’s explosive novel, Ominous. Eli and Eden will take you on a reckless journey to the edge of morality and leave your heart racing as they search for love in all the wrong places.
From the smoldering chemistry to the emotionally charged moments, you will feel their passions and tensions as the book comes alive in this alluring tale of lust, obsession, and temptation. If you’re looking for a provocative, steamy read to set your heart aflame, Ominous is the one for you.
The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi
Travel back in time to fourteenth century England with The Scottish Boy, an intriguing and steamy MM historical romance.
Enemies-turned-friends-turned-lovers, Sir Harry de Lyon and Iain, are brought together by fate despite a backdrop of political instability. At nineteen, Harry is a chivalrous English knight, while Iain is a mysterious Scottish prisoner shrouded in secrets.
Sparks fly as the two discover an unexpected connection, but will the powerful forces determined to keep them apart, including Harry’s discovery of Ian’s true heritage, be too much for them to overcome?
With its brilliantly crafted enemies-to-lovers storyline, The Scottish Boy is sure to become a treasured part of any romance reader’s bookshelf.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Single-minded grad student Olive Smith is determined to reach her goal of getting her Ph.D.—so much so that not even the aloof, hotshot professor Adam Carlsen, who sends students fleeing in tears, can distract her.
When Olive impulsively kisses Adam, what was meant to curb her bestie’s concerns about her love life soon spirals out of control, spreading rumors across the STEM department. Now they’re in a truly tricky predicament.
The Love Hypothesis is the latest steamy romantic comedy that’s guaranteed to leave readers swooning. Smart, spicy, and downright adorable, it is sure to be a hit with romance fans!
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
As a maiden, Poppy’s life has never been her own and that one day, the gods would lay judgment on the future ruler and decide whether she is worthy of ascending.
But when a dashing guard enters her life, Poppy begins to question everything. And when a fallen kingdom emerges from the shadows, Poppy is at the brink of losing it all.
From Blood and Ash is a steamy fantasy romance about two star-crossed lovers and their fight for a future of their own.
Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
In Birthday Girl, 19-year-old Jordan finds herself falling for Pike, the father of her boyfriend, Cole. Despite an age gap of 19 years, Jordan and Pike find themselves deeply attracted to each other and must try to navigate their complicated relationship as Jordan moves into his home rent-free, hoping to save money.
Will the age gap be too much for their relationship, or will Cole be the one to keep them apart? Find out in Birthday Girl, one of the steamiest romance stories out there that centers around a oh-so-taboo love affair.
A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn
Fall into the irresistible world of Meghan Quinn’s A Long Time Coming, a sensual friends-to-lovers romp that adds a unique, comedic spin on the classic rom-com My Best Friend’s Wedding.
When Breaker Cane and Ophelia Fairweather meet during a Secret Scrabble Society meeting in college, an undeniable bond forms. Ten years later, their friendship has only grown. And when Ophelia invites Breaker to be her Maid of Honor, they are unaware of the new and powerful emotions that await.
As Breaker devolves into an existential crisis, it’s only a matter of time before he must confront his feelings for his soon-to-be-married best friend.
Between mysterious secrets and tons of hilarity, this scorching-hot novel has it all. Immerse yourself in A Long Time Coming for an unbelievably steamy romantic journey that you won’t soon forget.
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
When aspiring author Hannah Wells is smitten with a charming man, she can’t help but feel timid in the bedroom. Desperate to break her bubble of insecurity, she agrees to tutor the unruly captain of the hockey team in exchange for help. But when an explosive night of passion ensues, Garrett is ready to show Hannah that he is the one for her.
The Deal is one of the steamiest romance books you’ll read this year. If you’re looking for a passionate story that will make your heart swell, you won’t be disappointed. Get ready for the ultimate flirtatious and fiery journey with The Deal.
Gild by Raven Kennedy
When Auren moves from the slums to the luxurious castle of King Midas, she quickly discovers it is a gilded cage. Years later, that gilded cage is put at risk by a threat that arrives at their golden gates. And when a deal is made, nothing will ever be the same.
From Raven Kennedy, the bestselling author of steamy romances and thrilling fantasies, comes Gild, a tome overflowing with romance, magic, and gripping intrigue.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Ph.D. student Danni Brown is focused on one thing: achieving her degree. But when a fire drill leaves her trapped in an elevator with a sinfully handsome university security guard, her passion for academia is suddenly challenged.
To her amazement, a video of their awkward encounter spreads across the internet like wildfire and spawns the meme #DrRugbae. In a moment of madness, Danni and Zafir decide to embrace their newfound fame and enter into a fake relationship for mutual benefit.
For fans of the fake dating trope looking for a steamy, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy, Take a Hint, Danni Brown is the perfect choice!
Play by Kylie Scott
Anne Rollins’ day is off to a rocky start. After returning home to find her roommate skipped out on their agreement, leaving her cashless, Anne’s neighbor offers her a reprieve and a night she won’t soon forget.
At the exclusive party, Anne meets Malcolm Ericson, the legendary drummer from Stage Drive and her teenage crush. Malcolm’s exuberant personality, spontaneity and sexy grins draw Anne further into his orbit, leaving her breathless.
From witty banter to crazy eyes, Play is an enchanting steamy rockstar romance. It’s filled with hilarious shenanigans and the blazin’ hot drum beats of Malcolm Ericson. Get ready for an unforgettable night.
Credence by Penelope Douglas
After the loss of her parents, Tiernan de Haas has no one left but her father’s stepbrother, Jake Van der Berg—and his two sons, Kaleb and Noah. When Tiernan moves with them to the mountains of secluded Colorado, she’ll discover what it means to feel truly at home. Sparks begin to fly as days turn into weeks and the sexual tension between Tiernan and the three guys grows. Will she choose one of them or will she find a way to have all three? Find out in this sizzling romance with enough spice to satisfy any reader’s needs.
Tangled by Emma Chase
Meet Drew Evans, a devilishly handsome businessman with a sarcastic wit and enough charm to melt the heart of any woman. That is, until he meets Katherine Brooks, a determined, smart, and assertive college grad determined to succeed.
When their business interests propel them into opposition, Drew discovers that his feelings for the attractive woman go much deeper than he anticipated.
Told with brilliant sarcasm and sizzling chemistry, Tangled is a spicy romance for those looking for a little steamy fun. Emma Chase’s hilarious and thought-provoking book is the perfect fit for readers searching for a scorching hot, yet witty romance.
The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent
Layla Robinson is tempted by the alluring and mysterious Thomas Abrams, her professor, who is off limits due to being married. Will she succumb to her desires and risk it all for a chance at love? Or will Thomas remain unattainable, leaving Layla with nothing but heartbreak?
Find out in The Unrequited, a tantalizing tale of forbidden love featuring two broken souls that are seemingly beyond repair. If you enjoy steamy romance books, this is one you won’t want to miss.
The Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori
Gianna Marino is a rebel at heart, reveling in her wild side and never one to back down from a challenge. But that all changes when she meets Christian Allister, the dangerous and mysterious FBI agent who quickly flips her world upside down. As soon as their chemistry-filled game of cat-and-mouse begins, things start to get steamy.
If you’re looking for a steamy romance novel with off-the-charts sexual tension, I recommend The Maddest Obsession. With an intense storyline and plenty of banter, it’s sure to leave you with an epic book hangover when you finish the last page.
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