Erotic Romance

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Husky

When I wrote a blog post for AAR called “Male fatphobia in romance novels,” I didn’t dare hope or ask for the bigger guys I find attractive to be heroes; I just begged authors to avoid stereotyping them as pathetic losers. Clearly, I had to try Jessa Kane’s short story Husky, which stars an ...

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Picture Perfect Cowboy

I’m always happy to find something spicy that doesn’t wallow in angst, and Picture Perfect Cowboy is precisely that. Jason Waters, retired rodeo champion, agrees at the last minute to fill in for an injured friend in a naked men reading books calendar photoshoot to raise money for a literacy ...

B
Forbidden Desire

You don't go into a Planet of Desire book by Robin Lovett without a general understanding of what's going to happen (lots of sex) yet I always find something new to like about each book in this series. Forbidden Desire is book four and another fun and entertaining read. Niva is a bonafide sex god ...

B
Tempt

Marie Tuhart launches her Wicked Sanctuary erotic romance series with Tempt, a kink relationship-turned-to-love story. This red-hot read offers a captivating portrayal of the sex club scene and the BDSM lifestyle. However, the author is only vaguely successful in creating a genuine romance between t ...

B
Tied Score

If you like sweetness with your spice, then take a bite of this bakery-set BDSM tale. Owen is a big, burly baker, the sort of man women picture pinning them down. But actually, Owen wants just the opposite - he enjoys being bossed around in bed. Iris, an HR director, has never seen herself as a D ...

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Finding Master Right

Kate wants a Dom, but where does a girl new to kink even get started? With Banner Jennings, who offers to train Kate and help her find her Dom match. But she and Banner have hit it off, so why can’t Banner just take Kate on himself? Well, Banner’s not just a Dom. He’s a Master, which means he ...

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The Bishop

Skye Warren’s dark romance, The Bishop, is the newest standalone novella in the long-running 1001 Dark Nights series.  It introduces readers to the wealthy alpha males of the Den, a social club in Tanglewood, Illinois that doubles as an “underground hub for illicit activity.” Even though Warr ...

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Double Dirty

Erotic romance author Jodi Redford is Queen of Kink. I became a fan of the prolific novelist after reviewing Triple Knockout, the third book in her Make Mine A Ménage. Her titillating dirty talk and explicit details bring to life a reader’s deepest sexual fantasies, some of which one may never ha ...

B+
The Angel

I don’t usually read erotica or erotic romance, but I knew before going in that a book byTiffany Reisz would have great characters and witty dialogue. So because of a reading slump, I picked up The Angel, the second book in her Original Sinners series. It was as good (and evil, in some ways) as I ...

B+
Strong, Silent Type

A sexy marriage-in-trouble story, Strong, Silent Type is a quick but satisfying read. Misunderstandings have pushed librarian Libby and rancher Quinn McKay apart, but grappling with infertility is the root cause of most of their issues. It was nice to read a marriage-in-trouble story that didn ...