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13 Erotic Romance Novels That Will Make Your Toes Curl

We’ll have what she’s having.

We’ll be the first to admit that a swoony, fluff-tastic romance is our catnip...but sometimes we need fewer butterflies in our stomachs and a little more—well, you know. If you’re thirsty for some blush-worthy, heart-pounding sexiness, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite erotic romance novels we know will do the trick. Hot guys and even hotter sex? Who cares if it's fiction: These books will leave you wanting your own tall drink of water.

Buy Destiny at Amazon

Destiny

By Sally Beauman

Outlander junkies—we’ve got your next fix! This international bestseller is a sweeping historical saga that pulls at the heartstrings and will have you fanning yourself. Edouard, the scion to a megawatt jewelry dynasty, meets Helene, a girl of much lesser means, in France. Their instantaneous connection gives rise to an all-consuming, once-in-a-lifetime passion that takes the star-crossed lovers through the decades, across continents, and in between the sheets. Craving some erotica with a historical bent? Destiny will quench your thirst. 

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A Perfect Scandal

By Tina Gabrielle

Lady Isabel Cameron longs to study art in Paris, but her father has other plans. Against her will, Isabel is engaged to an older man that she'll never be attracted to. Determined to escape the prospect of a loveless, uninspiring marriage, Isabel decides to make herself a figure of such scandal that her fiance will reject her. When her childhood friend Marcus Hawksley returns to London, Isabel decides he's the perfect man to 'defile' her — after all, Marcus has already been rejected by the ton, and has little to lose. But Isabel's plan backfires, and Marcus and Isabel find themselves in a hasty marriage demanded by her father. Before long, though, the forced marriage yields surprising opportunities for pleasure. Fans of steamy friends-turned-lover stories will find much to blush at in this delicious Regency romance. 

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A Perfect Scandal

By Tina Gabrielle

Buy Fear of Flying at Amazon

Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong

Disenchanted with her lackluster marriage—Should she stay, or should she go?—Isadora Wing embarks on a European sexual escapade. On her journey, she reflects on her own sexual fantasies and history, the sauciness of which are just as jaw-dropping today as they were in 1973. Fear of Flying is a landmark feminist novel and Jong is a champion for female pleasure, making it the perfect scorcher for those craving some literary titillation.

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Fear of Flying

By Erica Jong

Buy Crooked Hearts at Amazon

Crooked Hearts

By Patricia Gaffney

Voted as one of Publishers Weekly’s sexiest romances, Crooked Hearts’ Reuben Jones and Grace Rousselot are the 19th century’s answer to Bonnie & Clyde. Hell-bent on recovering recent losses, their friendly partnership turns into something scintillatingly erotic—even as they’re running through California and fleeing a gang of Chinese Mafiosos. Then again, nothing sets the panties on fire quite like a game of cat and mouse, right? 

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Crooked Hearts

By Patricia Gaffney

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Eighty Days Yellow

By Vina Jackson

This seductive story — the first book in the erotic Eighty Days Trilogy — follows Summer Zahova, a passionate violinist who feels unable to explore her darkest desires in her middling relationship. When her violin is destroyed, Summer is close to despair over losing her one source of true expression. Drop-dead-handsome college professor Dominik offers to replace it, with just one catch: Summer must play the instrument for him in a private concert. Soon, the two give in to the music of their magnetic mutual attraction...and Summer finds herself for the first time in a relationship where she can explore her most taboo cravings. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will fall for Vina Jackson's tale of concerts and kink. 

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Eighty Days Yellow

By Vina Jackson

Buy How Not to Fall at Amazon

How Not to Fall

By Emily Foster

As a data analyst and research expert, Annabelle Coffey knows her way around a science lab. But handling a glass beaker doesn’t exactly lend itself to expertise with things of an, err, similar shape. Luckily her British professor, Charles, is willing to give her some first-hand (and clothes-off) experience—but on one condition. Only after Anna receives her diploma can their laboratory flirtations graduate to full-on bedroom shenanigans. With humor and the sexiest geek-kink you never knew you needed, How Not to Fall is kind of like a Bunsen burner: hot, hot, HOT. 

How Not to Fall

By Emily Foster

Buy Mister O at Amazon

Mister O

By Lauren Blakely

For Nick Hammer, the genius behind the popular animated show The Adventures of Mister O, life imitates art. More than just a king of the bedroom, he’s a bonafide master of the female body. He rarely loses his cool when it comes to charming the ladies—except in the face of his best friend’s sister, Harper. So when Harper comes to Nick for seduction tips, he’s all too willing to have her coming back for more…

Mister O

By Lauren Blakely

Buy If I Were You at Amazon

If I Were You

By Lisa Renee Jones

After Sarah discovers her neighbor’s erotic journals, she pores over every detail: the explicit trysts, the nameless lovers, and the disturbing final entry. Her growing obsession eventually begins to seep into her own life, as she becomes entangled in a twisty love triangle with an artist and a gallery owner. But the sessions of mind-blowing sex aren’t enough to keep Sarah from wondering if the men are somehow involved in her neighbor’s situation—and if something might just happen to her. 

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If I Were You

By Lisa Renee Jones

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Looking Inside

By Beth Kerry

Who needs ocean views when you have a front row seat to your own Cinemax show? When Eleanor Briggs’ looks out her window, she gets an eyeful of the dashingly rugged and impossibly rich Trey Riordan. After weeks of distant pining, she decides to play the charitable neighbor—fair is fair, right?—and return the favor. From then on, Looking Inside is a bit like Rear Window on Viagra ... Which means you won’t be able to read this one without breaking into a serious sweat.

Looking Inside

By Beth Kerry

Buy Beautiful Boys: Bastard, Stranger, Player at Amazon

Beautiful Boys: Bastard, Stranger, Player

By Christina Lauren

When all of them are this gorgeous, why choose just one? Beautiful Boys has three stories from Christina Lauren’s delicious and international bestselling Beautiful series. From an intern seducing her off-limits boss, to rich boys finding a passion for something more than money, this collection is the ideal threesome: everyone gets their moment to shine, and there’s a whole lot of reward.

Beautiful Boys: Bastard, Stranger, Player

By Christina Lauren

Buy Fixed On You at Amazon

Fixed On You

By Laurelin Paige

Alayna is desperate to pay off her student loans, and so when the ludicrously wealthy Hudson Pierce offers financial help, she jumps at the bait—or rather, into his pants. But both Hudson and Alayna have closets full of skeletons, and when they go horizontal, everything else goes belly-up. As their dark pasts begin to haunt their relationship, the couple has to decide: will they let their secrets break them, or heal them?

Fixed On You

By Laurelin Paige

Buy Craving at Amazon

Craving

By Helen Hardt

When Jade’s groom abandons her at the altar, she escapes to her friend’s Colorado ranch for some much-needed healing. Luckily, she finds it in the arms—and in the bed—of a cowboy tortured by a childhood trauma. While Talon’s last name is Steel, even his heart’s strong defenses can’t withstand the blazing chemistry between him and Jade. Soon, they’re crumbling their emotional walls and satisfying their every need…all through the night. Save a horse and ride a cowboy, we say! 

Craving

By Helen Hardt

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Heat Wave

By Karina Halle

Recently fired from her job, Ronnie gets an offer she can’t refuse: a new position has opened at a boutique Hawaiian hotel. The only drawback? The hotel is managed by Logan: a damnably attractive and (unfortunately) all-too-familiar acquaintance. But whether there’s something in the water or it’s the magic of the island, the pair can’t resist the sudden heart-squeezing passion they feel—even if it comes at the cost of destroying their families. Reservations or not, one thing is for sure: once a wildfire’s lit, there’s no stopping it.

Heat Wave

By Karina Halle

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Published on 22 Jan 2019

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