Ménage

B-
The Companion

E.E. Ottoman’s The Companion is the most ‘no plot, just vibes’ book I’ve read lately. I loved the vibes, but the lack of plot really holds the book back. Madeline Slaughter has given up on being accepted by the New York literary establishment. Burned out, she travels upstate, where the be ...

B
Amor Actually

Note:  The sensuality rating of these stories ranges from Kisses to Burning If you liked the movie Love Actually but wished more of the characters had gotten happy endings, Amor Actually, which re-imagines every plot thread from the movie, might be the anthology for you. Like the original, the c ...

A-
Truth or Dare

Looking for a spicy friends-to-lovers erotic romance that really earns its “burning” rating? Look no further than Brianna Ocampo’s Truth or Dare. Cassie has yearned for her best friend Tino since they were teens, but after her one overture was rebuffed nine years earlier, she’s done her b ...

B-
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 ...

A-
Three Part Harmony

Three Part Harmony is a ballad of completeness; the story of how three people escape the shallow stratification of their social groups to find true love.  It’s also a very nice ménage romance with a few quibbles that keep it from a flat-out A grade. Raleigh McKean is the son of a firebrand of ...

C+
Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 2

This second volume of erotic short stories written by women is an interesting collection that ranges from erotic romance to erotic horror, mainly with a D/s or bondage-centric themes.  The quality of the content varies quite widely; so while the book contains twenty-one stories, I’ve selected the ...

A
Midtown Masters

I have to applaud Cara McKenna for her ability to write such a different story with every book of hers that I’ve read, even when the premises are similar. She seems to reinvent with each new novel, which I don’t think is easy in the romance genre, particularly with erotica. Midtown Masters compl ...

D+
Colters' Woman

I read Maya Banks’ novel Colters’ Woman, the first in the Colters’ Legacy series, for one simple reason. I had never before read a ménage romance, and had to start somewhere to correct the deficiency. However, I finished the book and still don’t think I’ve read a ménage romance. But m ...

B
Mistletoe Games

This trio of Play-by-Play novellas involves three athletes spreading holiday cheer; a hockey player, a baseball player, and a professional surfer. On the whole, I’d absolutely recommend this anthology for anyone looking to get in the holiday (read: Christmas) spirit and wants a steamy read to help ...

B+
Loving You Easy

Cora Benning’s hot online sex life collides with her shy and introverted real life as an IT consultant when she is nearly victimized as a result of a security breach in the game where she plays out her fantasies. When she takes her complaint to the company, she finds there’s much more than she e ...