While it is typical for a romance novel to be filled with joyful, romantic tales, you are also likely to come across sexy and intense scenes that transform any escapades into an erotic and equally enticing read.
You, as the reader, will get the opportunity to explore exciting fantasies behind the comfort of an excellent book through an erotic romance book: a book that brings together the most exciting love story s and moments of passion and seduction.
We picked the top-rated erotic novels from various tropes and subgenres. So whether you regularly read erotica, are searching for new reads, or are looking to get started with steamy romance novels, the recommendations below will present an exciting array of sexy and explicit erotic romance novels.
Best Romance Erotic Books
A Touch of Darkness (Hades X Persephone Book 1)
“Hades and Persephone” is a contemporary myth in which Persephone, a journalism student, following confinement for years at home, can now enjoy her newly granted freedom in New Athens City. However, this newfound freedom does not come without strings attached. It depends on her promise to the goddess Demeter, her mother.
Persephone is yet to be tempted to break her promise to any gods, and certainly not Hades, the god of the Underworld, because she wanted to pass off as a mortal and hide her divinity. However, everything changes following her act of tagging along and going to Hade’s famous club, Nevernight, where gods and mortals alike come to a compromise with the god of the dead.
Unawares, Persephone finds herself reaching such a compromise, the terms of which are against her – she has to either eternally remain in Hade’s realm or make life in the Underworld. Her increasing Hades attraction only worsens the situation, for if she can meet the requirements of the bargain behind her mother’s back, will it be possible for her to leave him? The novel is mainly captivating because of the romance therein.
This is a contemporary Hades and Persephone myth retelling featuring an unmatched Hades and significant chemistry between the pages. Hades and Persephone’s sexual tension is palpable, and the moments leading to their get-together are drawn out delectably. And upon finally coming together, there are heightened spicy levels from the authors.
Buttons and Lace
This novel is one in a series of three, and the intensity you find here is unmatched. From human trafficking, arms dealings, and other despicable acts, this book is horrifying just enough to ensure you enjoy the story. It focuses on Pearl and Crow, rather unconventional names for the main characters. Moreover, the novel is among those with characters going through horrible experiences but still managing to find true love.
At the story’s beginning, Pearl is living with her fiancé, and she narrates the details of the relationship, what it used to be, and what it is. The boyfriend has several dialogue portions, and these are enough to make you despise him. However, he is more deplorable than you might initially imagine.
During a trip to the “boyfriend’s” company, Pearl is kidnapped and auctioned. In the end, she finds herself at the mercy of a ruthless lad who makes weapons to sell to the highest bidder.
Morning Glory Milking Farm (Cambric Creek: Sweet & Steamy Monster Romance Book 1)
If you have gone through romance social media like Twitter or Reddit, there is a chance you have seen “Morning Glory Milking Farm” mentioned. You will find an abundant supply of everything in this book. From the narration of the struggles of under-employed and overeducated broke millennials to Big Pharma on its weird engagements, milking minotaurs’ treasured sperm, and enormous monster phalli, there is much to absorb.
This world is filled with elves, vampires, orcs, steamy scenes, and a fascinating love story that starts with jizz buckets. It has an equal measure of everything necessary to make it erotic. The characters are fully built and well-fleshed, and the storyline is full of heat. You can be sure that once you start reading it, you won’t stop until you’re done. That is how good this erotic romance book is.
Sexy Shorts: Collection of Sweet, Filthy, Red-Hot Short Stories
These shorts vary from a couple of pages to various mini-novellas/chapters. Everyone will find something to delight in, from heists, firefighters, and cowboys, to threesomes, steam heaps, and voyeurism. You would be correct to refer to these as sweet erotica since each story has an element of sweetness.
Sexy short stories are passionate, stimulating, and exhilarating to read. If you enjoy short stories, this will be perfect for you. These stories set your mind and body ablaze. Sexy short stories exude romance, love, yearning, hope, and connection. The collection includes highlights such as an irresistibly hot menace scene set with a pair of firefighters – the Rookie and the Hero, and several other favorites (One Hell of a Restaurant, Cuffed).
However, every story introduces fresh and filthy delight worth reading. The author, Kathryn Nolan, tries to stir the reader’s mind by stimulating the imagination like never before. Moreover, after reading it, you might need a cold shower because it is just too hot!
Neon Gods (Dark Olympus Book 1)
Neon Gods is easily among the most awaited releases of the year and matches the expectations. The novel is everything you ever wanted in retelling the Hades and Persephone myth. It is morally grey, sexy, and filled with fantastic chemistry. The romance writing prowess of Katee Robert is unmatched, and she completely blows the readers away with her fresh take on Olympus.
Arguably the part that stands out in this beyond-exceptional romance novel is the exciting and unique Olympus twist. The setting is gritty and dark to the point that it feels almost fantastical. However, it is wholly based on reality.
While its setting is identical to that of Sabine Valley and Wicked Villains, you don’t need to go through either series to understand the world it is set in. The world here is more developed and advanced than in the other two series. Moreover, you will love Greek mythology and subtle nods together with other works.
Follow Me Darkly
Lovers of “50 Shades of Grey” will love this book series by Helen Hardt. It follows a young woman who works as an assistant and photographer and catches the eye of a billionaire. Skye Manning, the young woman, has her dreams of being a fantastic photographer one day and taking photos for National Geographic.
For now, she works as a social media influencer to climb the ladder. The leading man, Braden Black, who does not necessarily take no for an answer, becomes interested in her when he sees this innocent and exquisite young woman Sky. He is determined to make her submit.
However, dating a billionaire is not everything you might think it to be, as she finds herself in a Cinderella story. But, when the clock hits midnight, Sky sees Brazen’s dark side. Things are no longer as simple as they were, but Sky finds herself falling hard.
However, Brazen’s dark desires are not his only secret. Will the two of them make it? Will their love prove more potent than any obstacle thrown at them? Read on to find out. “Follow Me Darkly” is intensely erotic and wildly emotional. The author has written the characters well, and the plot is engaging.
The Company of Fiends (Tempting Monsters Book 2)
Dubbed as one of Amazon’s bestsellers, this book revolves around Hazel and her string of current and ex-lovers. She desires to leave the theater where she has worked, The Company of Fiends, for the past eight years after strange things start to happen, but her love life gets even more complicated.
Her time shining in the spotlight was coming to an end. Even though the theater is perfect for someone like her, she has secrets she would not even dream of sharing with her peers. She learns that pretending is not that exciting in the long term. She has had so many lovers, on stage and off, yet has never made a deeper connection with anyone.
As soon as there is a new and intriguing patron, girls start to go missing, and bad luck comes around. Hazel finds herself tangled, and it’s difficult for her to move away from the life she has grown accustomed to. Now she has to choose before being drawn into the mess.
Will Hazel fight and choose her newly found weird family? The author, Kathryn Moon, invested in her characters and their emotions. The book is long, and some sections are just hot. There are like nothing you have ever read before in an erotic romance novel.
Bridgerton The Duke and I
The ambitious mamas of London had set their eyes on their daughters marrying the duke, an attractive young, powerful man. Simon Basset, however, the duke, is just about to marry his best friend’s sister, one of the town’s most lovely young ladies.
But everything is not as it looks, as the two are just putting up a show. Simon wants to escape and keep off the marriage-minded society mothers, while Daphne, the young lady, is doing it to attract more worthy suitors as being with the duke makes her more desirable. Heat starts to sizzle between them when they waltz across the ballroom, enjoying each other’s company.
They, for a moment, forget that it is all but a sham—his heartwarming smile and how he burns every time he looks at her. Daphne is also becoming more and more into him. But, with feelings getting in the way, things become even more complicated, and Daphne is forced to ask Simon to make slight changes in their agreement because love was not part of it.
Bridgerton gets you hooked as you keep on reading. It has excellent family dynamics and is funny, but most importantly, it is romantic and erotic, which is what you are after. You are sure to enjoy this heated novel from Julia Quinn.
Tempted By You
Jasmine Alexandria was born into one of the wealthiest Chicago families, meaning she has been in the spotlight for a while. She has featured in a popular, well-known daytime soap opera, so the spotlight and prestigious awards were not hitting her. Instead, what was hitting her was her brother’s best friend. She can never picture herself with someone other than him, but she hesitates. Her hesitation, however, does nothing but stall the love she so deeply craves.
Her brother’s friend, Luke Steele, is a professor at the University of Chicago. His dreams include making a difference in society, and he desires to be the change he wants to see. But that is not his only driving force. There is another stimulus to his heart, Jasmine. She is the forbidden fruit he has yet to taste, and she tempts him.
He is ready to risk it all for her and live happily ever after, but Jasmine is one thing standing between them. “Tempted By You” has everything you might want from an erotic romance book, amazing hot sex, a good story, and an emotionally involving read. The differing personalities and build-up tie this book together and make it memorable.
Caroline has just moved into her new San Francisco apartment, and very quickly, thanks to her thin walls, she picked up on her neighbor’s nightly adventures. Every night she hears not just the noises the bed makes but also the noises the parade of women make. Being on a self-imposed dating hiatus and seeing him attracted to women, she develops fantasies that keep her up more than the noises next door.
When the noises become too much, she decides to get out of bed in her nightdress to confront him. She had never met him. All she knew about him was the noise from his apartment. As soon as she looks at him, she notices how attractive he is, and tension builds.
There are mixed results, and she is about to discover what it means to be neighborly. Alice Clayton gives us a steamy and intense erotic romance in this book. There are flirty banters, which are reasonable compared to other books. The story is comical, and the characters are well constructed and lovable. As far as erotic romances go, this is a must-read.
An erotic novel can be a sexy and fun way to spend your time. What other place are you likely to encounter rugged heroes and heroines, billionaires, and professors ready to get down and wildly explore each other’s bodies?
So if you are just getting started, welcome to what is arguably the world’s hottest genre. And if you are used to erotic novels, we give you a warm welcome. This compilation will ensure you have all you need to pick an erotic romance book that will leave you blushing and probably in need of a cold shower.