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25 of Your Favorite Steamy Romance Novels

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

This Riot Recommendation on steamy romance novels is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of The Reward/The Assignment (Lessons in Control Series) by Jade A. Waters.

What would you do if someone offered to fulfill your wildest fantasies?




Dean Sova is everything Maya Clery craves. From the first touch, their connection is intense. After leaving her troubled past behind, Maya thought she was happy—she is happy—but meeting Dean forces her to acknowledge dark needs she longs to explore yet has never had the courage to face.

Is it getting a little warm in here? When you want to take romance up a notch, you can count on erotic fiction and steam romance novels to help you bypass minutes spent skimming the book, searching for the really spicy bits.

We asked you to share your favorite steamy romance novel, and you responded. Here are 25 of your picks!

Because You Are Mine by Beth Kery

Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

The Fling by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien

Indecent series by Jane O’Reilly’s

Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec

Spin by C.D. Reiss

Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan

At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Entertaining Mr Stone by Portia Da Costa’s

The Sleeping Beauty trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice

Back to the Good Fortune Diner by Vicki Essex

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Forever with You by Laurelin Paige

Visions by Larkin Rose

Stark Trilogy series by J. Kenner

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

Try Me by Olivia Cunning

The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes

Real by Katy Evans

Veiled Seduction by Alisha Rai

Tangled by Emma Chase

Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey

Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks

What are your favorite steamy romance novels? Find even more romance recommendations here.