25+ Hot And Steamy Romance Novels That You Must Read This Year


September 28th, 2016   |   Updated on February 22nd, 2024

Reading about sexual trysts and forbidden desires ignite your libido in a natural way. Writers of hot and steamy romance novels, erotica reawaken parts of our minds and bodies.  Let’s be real, reading a love story with a steamy plot is more arousing than the joy of sex. These novels took you away from dull and boring life to the world of  fantasy we all wish we could live.

Keep your passion alive with some of our favorite hot and steamy romance novels.

1. Dirty Paperback by Megan Har


I met him at the candy store. He turned around and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children’s candy store, mind you—this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss’s wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee. Hypothetically speaking, of course. Click here.

2. Addicted by Zane


Adapted into a major motion picture distributed through Lionsgate. From the Queen of Erotica, Addicted tells the provocative story of one married woman’s struggle to deal with the fall-out of her forbidden desires. For successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: a charmed marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. Visit here.

3. Between Lovers Paperback by Eric Jerome Dickey


With each new novel, Eric Jerome Dickey has established himself as one of the freshest and most exciting writers on America’s contemporary fiction scene. His latest book is no exception. Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Between Lovers brings together three irresistible characters. The novel’s narrator a Los Angeles-based writer is still reeling from being dumped by Nicole after seven good years followed by an aborted trip to the altar. Nicole grew up during their time together, and changed—she became a successful career woman, moved north to Oakland, and fell in love with another woman. Click here.

4. Lolita Paperback by  Vladimir Nabokov


Awe and exhiliration-along with heartbreak and mordant wit-abound in Lolita, Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love-love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. Visit here.

5. The Siren Paperback by Tiffany Reisz

The Siren Paperback by Tiffany Reisz

Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Click here.

6. Crash Paperback by Nicole Williams


In this first book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation’s Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson—Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won’t let anything get in her way .except Jude. Click here.

7. Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne


Well, apparently I live here now—my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here?? Um, it’s a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island. Click here.

8. Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel


Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will? Check out.

9. A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare


Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the bookish, the shy, the heartbroken or misunderstood. It’s a haven for young women who don’t quite fit in. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this village but spinsters and sheep. But he has orders to gather a militia. Click here.

10. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. Visit here.

11. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid


In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. Check out.

12. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff


National Bestseller * A New York Times Notable Book * Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction * Winner of the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters * Finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award * Finalist for the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award. Visit here.

13. Persuasion by Jane Austen


Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence. Persuasion can attempt to influence a person’s beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, or behaviors. In business, persuasion is a process aimed at changing a person’s (or a group’s) attitude or behavior toward some event, idea, object, or other person(s), by using written or spoken words to convey information, feelings, or reasoning, or a combination thereof. Persuasion is also an often used tool in the pursuit of personal gain, such as election campaigning, giving a sales pitch, or in trial advocacy. Click here.

14. Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins


Award-winning romance author Beverly Jenkins offers up another high-stakes historical romance that is sure to make you swoon. With Destiny’s Embrace, Jenkins brings readers back to the American West, where Logan Yates, a self-important ranch owner, must confront his feelings for his beautiful, free spirited housekeeper, Mariah Cooper. While they bicker incessantly, their sexual tension is palpable, and only rises when Mariah’s former lover arrives on the scene. Get one here.

15. She Wore Red Trainers by Na’ima B. Robert


When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can’t stop thinking about each other. Can Ali and Amirah ever have a halal “happily ever after”? Visit here.

16. Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan


If Sadie Turner is good at anything, it’s putting stuff in order. So when she finds her “perfect” life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. Click here.

17. Circle by Leon Maldon

Circle by Leon Maldon-Romance Novels

When best friends CJ, Iris and Clayton go on a trip to Six Flags for a school choir competition, drama ensues. Although Clayton and CJ are friends, CJ sees him as more than that. As they arrive at Six Flags and venture around the park, the school bully, Hannah gets angry about not having things her way and ends up hitting CJ. Get one here

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18. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder-Romance Novels

I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him. You CAN catch this one here

19. Devotion -Romance Novel by  Aria Hawthorne

Devotion -Romance Novel by Aria Hawthorne-Romance Novels

For the past five years, Isabel Alvarez has dedicated herself to her work, determined to prove her worth to her British billionaire boss, Phillip Spears, the only man willing to hire her–a pregnant, college dropout–when no one else would. So when she receives a mysterious bouquet of long-stemmed blush pink roses at the office, she assumes it must be a mistake until she reads her own name on the card’s envelope. Get one here

20. Little Love Affair by  Lexy Timms

Sentiments are running high following the battle of Gettysburg, and although the draft has not yet come to Knox, “Bloody Knox” will claim lives the next year as citizens attempt to avoid the Union draft. Clara’s brother Solomon is missing, and Clara has been left to manage the family’s farm, caring for her mother and her younger sister, Cecelia. Get one here.

21. Driving Me to You by Julie Farrell

When Sam meets her sister’s sexy mechanic, Verlaine, she instantly falls for those gorgeous brown eyes and rugged charms. Soon a steamy romance begins! But unfortunately, there’s unfinished business between Sam and her ex-boyfriend, the charismatic billionaire, Marcus. Available here.

22. Romance: Simone by Riley J. Ford

All my life, I’ve been a man-magnet. Everywhere I go, guys drop at my feet. After all, I have a perfect body, insatiable sex drive, and a razor wit. I’m also modest (can’t you tell?). Trouble is, I’ve never been lucky in love. I only attract guys who forget their wallets and show up to dates wearing #@%#-stained clothes. With my best friend’s wedding around the corner, I finally decide enough is enough. Catch this one here.

23. Romance: Perfect:  Perfect by Alexis Samuelson

Claire is a lawyer with a dark secret. By day she laughs and talks with her fiance wearing a smile from ear to ear. In the courthouse she wraps her legs around the alcoholic judge that lets her win every case brought to his attention. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough Claire now finds herself in the grasp of a man she has been trying to convict for years. You can catch this one here.

24. Historical Romance by Erica Omance

I will never forget the night that changed my life forever. My father came home in a drunken stupor. I was supposed to be asleep already, but I had snuck into the library for a new book to read. The door crashed open and papa stumbled in, calling for mama. Available here.

25. Just Us (Just Series Book 1) by Riley J. Ford

Before I ever fell in love with Bryce, there was Hayden. Hayden was my first love, the kind of love that takes your breath away and you remember forever. My love story with Bryce came later. Much later, after everything had happened. Catch this one here.

26. Countdown To A Kiss by Colleen Gleason

The Devine sisters return to their hometown for New Year’s Eve each year to attend the annual ball. Part of the tradition is their decade-old bet: whoever has no date at midnight has to kiss their nerdy neighbor Lewis Kampmueller. Get one here.

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