10 Erotic Historical Romance Novels You Haven’t Read Yet

Things are about to get steamy.

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Simply Sexual

By Kate Pearce

After spending ten years as a sex slave in a Turkish Brothel, Lord Valentin Sokorvsky knows exactly what he enjoys doing in the bedroom. And now that it’s time for him to marry and choose a partner for life, he’s not sure he can find a woman who will satisfy him completely...until he meets Sara.

"This book has something for everyone: hot sex scenes, a sexy hero with a tragic past, a smart and compassionate heroine, intrigue, danger and Regency London at its most decadent!" —Romantic Times

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Their Guilty Pleasures

By June Tate

England, WWII. Three women find themselves sacrificing everything for love. Housewife Jenny has always obeyed her husband. But when he enlists, a young GI becomes her guilty pleasure.

Rusty Dobbs is a sex worker, and proud of it. But when an American captain catches her eye, she pretends to be a typist, hoping to earn his respect. Lastly there’s Sarah, a seventeen-year-old who’s falling for Gunter—an enemy soldier.

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An Invitation to Sin

By Jo Beverley, Sally Mackenzie, Vanessa Kelly and Kaitlin O'Riley

Though we love erotic historical romance novels that take their time in building up tension, sometimes we want to cut right to the chase. Enter this collection of romantic short stories from four bestselling authors. From forbidden love stories to tales of scandal and passion, this collection is short, sweet, and sultry.

Related: 10 Romantic Short Stories to Read in a Flash

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Come the Morning

By Heather Graham

Twenty-three-year-old Waryk de Graham has already seen more battle than most ever will. But his fights for his Scottish homeland have prepared him for his fiercest battle of all—for the heart of Lady Mellyora MacAdin.

Mellyora is a formidable swordswoman who yields to no man. When the King decrees that she shall marry Waryk, she rebels—but she wasn’t expecting him to put up such a fight.

Related: 13 Steamy Scottish Romance Novels Featuring Hunky Highlanders

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Scandal's Child

By Sherrill Bodine

Kat Thistlewait is considered a proper young lady—until one honest mistake lands her in the bedroom of Jules Devereaux. With her reputation all but destroyed, and knowing that he isn’t sought after himself, the two enter into a marriage of convenience. But though their relationship isn’t what either one of them had planned, the two quickly find that love—and other pleasurable pursuits—can come from the most unlikely beginnings.

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A Woman Made For Sin

By Michele Sinclair

Lady Aimee Wentworth has her sights set on marrying Reece Hamilton, a dashing sailor. She comes up with a plan to make him hers, but when it all goes wrong, she finds herself captured by his crew.

Knowing he can’t provide for Aimee in the way she deserves, Reece has refused her advances. But when he finds her on board his ship, the temptation just may be too much to bear.

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Venus in Furs

By Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

This erotic historical romance is supremely shocking. Severin von Kusiemski is a well-to-do gentleman who is falling in love with his paramour, Wanda von Dunajew. He’s so entranced that he asks her to enslave him—and she turns out to be more than up to the task, turning into the whip-cracking dominatrix of his dreams. This book is so jaw-droppingly scandalous and sexy, we can hardly believe it was first published in 1870 ... but we’re very glad it was.

Related: 10 Super Steamy Romance Novels That Will Make You Sweat

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Destroy, She Said

By Marguerite Duras

A book that’s almost cinematic in its storytelling, this erotic historical romance follows Elisabeth Alione, a woman who is staying in a hotel in rural France when she meets a woman and two men. The four of them explore one another, though their activities obscure an underlying violence.

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Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh

By Robert Irwin

If you’re looking for a well-told story alongside your erotica, then this is the book for you. Prince Orkhan was a virgin—until he escapes from the Cage of the Imperial Harem and becomes the new object of affection for the Harem’s concubines. But before he gets too lost in their pleasures, he must sort through a political maze of complicated relationships and intrigue.

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By Erica Jong

Inspired by Fanny Hill, a bawdy classic in it own right, Erica Jong’s erotic novel follows Fanny, an 18th century woman whose adventures bring her from England to Africa to the Caribbean. Fanny enjoys herself as she makes friends (and becomes more than friends) with randy highwaymen, pirate queens, witches, prostitutes, and many more.

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Published on 11 Aug 2020