55 Smoking Hot Romance Books

There are so many hot romance books out there but which are the steamiest? This list of sexy romance books are filled with endless passion, hot sex scenes and countless trysts to fulfill your darkest fantasies. So these are our top 55 hot romance picks to get you all hot and bothered! If you like your romance with a little spice then read on and you are sure to find your next smoking hot read! And before you know it you will be falling in love!

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Hot Romance Books

Whispers And Roars – K Webster

I’m a recluse. Sad, quiet, afraid. Sequestered in my home away from the world. It’s better this way. I wasn’t always alone. I had him—my boyfriend, my best friend, my everything. Yeo Anderson. I sent him away. But he’s back. The boy blossomed into a man who wants to fight me for me.

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown – Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost dying, she comes up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she has already completed the first. Finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and plenty of sex appeal. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.

But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…


Dark Notes – Pam Godwin

They call me a slut. Maybe I am. Sometimes I do things I despise. Sometimes men take without asking. But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan. With one obstacle. Emeric Marceaux. He’s my obsession, my master, my music.
And my teacher.


Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was the American equivalent of a young royal. But he has beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, it makes the British/U.S. relation worse. So they make a truce. what begins as a fake, Instagramable friendship grows deeper and more dangerous than they could have expected. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with Henry.

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Ruthless Creatures – J.T. Geissinger 

Five years ago, my fiancé disappeared. The man I built my future on vanished like a ghost. All that remained were my broken heart and a million unanswered questions.

Until a mysterious stranger arrives in town. Tall, dark, and dangerous, Kage is as full of secrets as he is sex appeal. But then I discover he has been sent to collect on an unpaid debt from my missing fiancé. And that debt is me.

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Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

WANTED: One (fake) boyfriend

Luc O’Donnel is reluctantly famous due to his parents. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything. So, to clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship. And Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come.

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It Happened One Summer – Tessa Bailey

Piper Bellinger is fashionable and influential. And her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control party lands her in the slammer, her stepfather decides to cut her off. And sends her to learn some responsibility at a dive bar in Washington.

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Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

It’s the year 1946, just after World War 2. So combat nurse Claire heads to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. The plan is for it to be a second honeymoon, to reignite the love. But suddenly, Claire is no longer in 1946. It is now 1743. Whilst trying to escape Black Jack Randall, she finds herself captured by a gang of Scottish outlaws. She finds that her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant Scot warrior.

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The Duke And I – Julia Quinn

Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister. The lovely and almost-on-the-shelf Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth. It’s all an elaborate ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems the duke has declared her desirable. And yet, despite their courtship being a sham, somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke.

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Captive In The Dark – CJ Roberts

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. But if Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

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The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty – Anne Rice

Before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day’s Bared to You, there was Anne Rice’s New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.

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365 Days – Blanka Lipińska

The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie.

Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs.

For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart.

Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart…

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Gentleman Sinner – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she has so carefully built-puttering her right back in the crosshairs of danger she’s been so desperate to avoid. Because when Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can’t help thinking she has been saved from one threat and exposed to another.

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Burn – Suzanne Wright

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. But that changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence.

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Gabriel’s Inferno- Sylvain Reynard

From New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the first novel in the Gabriel’s Inferno series. A haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as Professor Gabriel’s graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

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The Love Hypothesis – Ali Hazelwood

As a third-year PhD candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in romantic relationships. But her best friend does. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and on her way to a happily ever after, Olive kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor.

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Temptation – Ivy Smoak

Shy student Penny Taylor always follows the rules. At least, that’s how it appears to her classmates. but she has one illicit secret. She’s fallen for her professor. And she’s pretty sure he’s fallen for her too.

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Craving – Helen Hardt

After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend’s ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn’t expect to be attracted to her friend’s reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.

Passion sizzles between the two lovers…but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

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First Touch – Laurelin Paige

If you devoured Fifty Shades and Sylvia Day’s Bared To You series, then you will love the latest intense, passionate and page-turning novel from New York Times bestseller Laurelin Paige.

Determined to track her former best friend down, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis. To try and discover the truth, Emily sets out to seduce him. But when she’s forced to decide where her loyalty lies, how will Emily choose between saving Amber and saving her heart?

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Spellbound – Sylvia Day

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. A primitive creature. Just like she was.
He held her hand a little too long, his thickly-lashed gaze clearly stating his intentions to have her. To tame her. . .

Daringly sensual and intensely romantic, this is a love story that will have you glued to the page.


The Soulmate Equation – Christina Lauren

Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Until she hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company.


Off the Clock – Roni Loren

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. Now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her. 

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. So he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.


Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence

The book that became notorious for its story of the physical relationship between a working-class man and an upper-class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words.

Filled with scenes of intimate beauty, it explores the emotions of a lonely woman trapped in a sterile marriage and her growing love for the robust gamekeeper of her husband’s estate.


The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang

Stella Lane has no dating experience and her mother thinks its time for her to get married. She can’t handle the awkwardness of one-on-one dating. To overcome this, she hires a male escort, Michael, to teach her to be a good girlfriend. The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for her.


Bound – Lorelei James

In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her.

Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him.


Story Of O – Pauline Réage

A beautiful young French woman, known only as ‘O’, is taken by her lover René to a splendid mansion near Paris. Here, she is initiated into an elite secret society, where she must learn to serve the sexual fantasies of René and his fellow members.

But she must also explore the nature of her own darkest desires – and confront just how far she is willing to go for love…


The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew Nichols is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate. Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally agree to go to a wedding with a guy she only just met, but it was hard to resist Drew. It was supposed to be a fake date, but their weekend of fun in San Francisco means they can’t stop thinking about each other.


Backstage Pass – Olivia Cunning

An erotic romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Olivia Cunning that is the perfect blend of sex, love, and rock ‘n’ roll.

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners to study groupie behavior, every guy in the band tries to seduce her. But the lead guitarist is the only one she wants to get her hands on, even if getting involved with him is all kinds of forbidden.

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The Roughest Draft – Emily Wibberley

Release Date: January 25 2022

Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon. Their cowritten book topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms. They haven’t spoken since, and never planned to. Except they have one final book due on contract.


This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas

If you don’t know where to turn next after Fifty Shades: welcome to the sensual world of This Man, the first book in the international million-copy bestselling series…

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward. A devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries.


Follow Me Darkly – Helen Hardt

She’s a take-charge woman. But he’s a master of control.

Self-made billionaire Braden Black didn’t get where he is by taking no for an answer. When a chance encounter with the refreshingly innocent and beautiful Skye piques his interest in more ways than one, he’s determined to make her submit.


Dark Lover – J.R. Ward

The only pure-bred vampire left on the planet, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But when one of his most trusted fighters is killed resulting in the orphaning a half-breed daughter who is unaware of her heritage or her fate. Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead…


Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman

An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time

A sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.


Beautiful Bastard – Christina Lauren

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, the last thing Chloe Mills is an office romance but she only has one problem – her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate–and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

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Beach Read – Emily Henry

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author and January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. The only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they are living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.


Rush – Maya Banks

In the first novel in the Breathless trilogy, a man is about to have his fantasies come true with a woman who was once forbidden fruit, and is now ripe for the picking…

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.


Promises – Marie Sexton

Jared Thomas has lived in the mountain town of Coda, Colorado his whole life. He can’t imagine living anywhere else. But Jared’s opportunities are limited—the only other gay man in town is twice his age, and although Jared originally planned to be a teacher, the backlash that might accompany the gig keeps him working at his family’s store instead.

Then Matt Richards moves to town.


Wicked Ties – Shayla Black

Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence because, slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface.

And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it. And starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure, but she has no idea how personal they are…

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Release Me – J. Kenner

The first in an irresistible, erotic, emotionally charged romance trilogy for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared To You of a powerful man who’s never heard ‘no’, a fiery woman who says ‘yes’ on her own terms and an unforgettable indecent proposal…

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.


Naked – Raine Mill

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation.

When successful and charismatic London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking “no” for an answer.


Knight – Kristen Ashley

Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams. Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and she meets Knight.

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone.


Reaper’s Property – Joanna Wylde

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse. She doesn’t know his real name or where he lives. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he wasn’t so damned sexy.


In Flight – R.K. Lilley

When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter.

The normally unruffled Bianca can’t seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.


Master of the Mountain – Cherise Sinclair

When Rebecca’s lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend “entertaining” in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch.

After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dominant discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive.


Wallbanger – Alice Clayton

Caroline Reynolds has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she has ever heard. Every moan, spank, and punctuates the fact that she is losing sleep.

Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.

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Fifty Shades of Gray – E L James

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

The unworldly and innocent young woman, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. Read the book that started it all.


Wait for You – J. Lynn

Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her.

Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them is impossible. And it brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

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Laid Bare – Lauren Dane

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with wild, uninhibited rocker Erin Brown. What happened between them got under his skin—even if love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

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Fallen Too Far – Abbi Gline

Blaire Wynn’s mother is dead and her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife. Which leaves her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who is irritating, arrogant. And seriously sexy.

Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. With his famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love. And with his charm these are the three reasons he has never been told no.

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The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own.

Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

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Collide – Gail McHugh

On the heels of college graduation and the unexpected death of her mother, Emily Cooper moves to New York City to join her boyfriend for a fresh start. Dillon Parker has been sweet, thoughtful, and generous through Emily’s loss, and she can not imagine her life without him. Even as her inner voice tells her to go slow.

Then she meets Gavin Blake. A rich and notorious playboy, Gavin is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Their first encounter is brief, but it’s enough to inflame Emily’s senses. When their paths cross again through an unexpected mutual acquaintance, she tries to deny the connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome won’t let go so easily.

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On Dublin Street – Samantha Young

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. He knows she has a past, one that has made her skittish about getting into a relationship. So he proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, Braden decides he won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her. Down to the very soul.

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The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorensen

Callie has grown up keeping her feelings locked away from the outside world. And as her painful past threatens to consume her life, most days it is a struggle just to breathe. For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence has been the only way to survive, until one night when Callie and Kayden’s worlds collide.

After that moment, Kayden cannot stop thinking about Callie. And when they end up at the same college, he does everything in his power to convince her that it isn’t coincidence, it is fate.

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Bared to You – Sylvia Day

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. But I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon Cross knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private worlds…and desires.

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Born In Fire – Nora Roberts

It’s Maggie’s skill as a glass blower that brings Rogan Sweeney, the international gallery owner, to her small cottage in County Clare. His interest in her is purely professional, until their personalities clash and sparks begin to fly . . .

As her career takes off, how will Maggie cope with the heat of the spotlight and feelings for Rogan that she would rather ignore?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are steamy romance books called?

Steamy romance books are often called “erotica”. These books are often identified by the development of a romantic relationship through sex. The most famous example of this genre is 50 Shades by E. L. James.

What is the hottest romance novel?

These are the steamiest and hottest erotic romance novels – with endless passion and countless trysts to fulfill your darkest fantasies. Our top 10 hottest books are:

  1. Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
  2. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  3. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorens
  4. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  5. Collide by Gail McHugh
  6. Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  7. Temptation by Ivy Smoak
  8. Story Of O by Pauline Réage
  9. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
  10. Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

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