Are you looking for something to satisfy your romantic fantasies without feeling any guilt? Or are you simply searching for ways to pass those lonely nights? No matter your reasons, a nice erotic book is your guilt-free answer to getting some pleasurable time. From casual and careless sex escapades to a forbidden romance with steamy scenes, erotic books offer an array of options that will make your imagination run wild. In this article, we compiled 10 of the best erotic romance books to put on your shelf.
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
This best-selling erotic novel adopts some folklore elements with its main character, Wrath, a vampire seeking to avenge his parents’ death. His revenge led him to a beautiful female whom he must resist devouring.
Open Me by Lisa Locascio
This light erotic read narrates the story of an 18-year old female protagonist and how she explored her body.
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
If office romance is your cup of tea, then this novel by best-selling author Sylvia Day is a must-read. Bared to You narrates how female lead Eva crossed paths with billionaire Gideon and their ensuing wild escapades punctuated with sexual abuse, high emotions, and dark secrets.
Passions and Pleasures by Katie Santee
A collection of 12 short stories, this erotic anthology combines love, lust, and everything else in between. Each story captivates its readers with steamy scenes, wild characters, and dark fantasies. This book is perfect if you are looking for a quick yet satisfying read to wake your deepest sensations.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Another best-selling erotic novel, this book is the first iteration of the Fifty Shades series. This novel follows Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey and how their relationship discovered the bounds of pain and pleasure.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
This folktale-meets-erotica book is the best read if you want to quench your thirst for passionate encounters. Like Fifty Shades of Grey, this book employs sadism and masochism to come out with an arousing tale reminiscent of your childhood story minus all the innocence.
Delta of Venus Anais Nin
Featuring 15 stories, Delta of Venus is an excellent read that will let you discover your sexuality along with its main characters. Its language is neat yet provocative, leaving you asking for more as you turn each page.
Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre
This erotica is an enthralling story about a divorce attorney and a pre-law student whose lives intertwined following a serendipitous encounter. It has a softer tone than other erotica, but each chapter carries some sexual tension that is enough to please yourself.
Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
This 2007 novel narrates the relationship between a curious Jewish teenage boy and a scholar in his mid-20s. Compared to the aforementioned books, Call Me by Your Name is more subtle but maintains that sexual intensity common among erotic reads.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
A classic erotic literature, Lady Chatterley’s Lover used to be a banned reading in the U.S. and other parts of the world because of its obscene language and graphic descriptions of sex. Despite the controversy surrounding it, this classic remains an essential piece of literature highly recommended, not just for erotica lovers.