Hottest M-M romance couples

Last updated: 08 Jun 2021

For many readers there is nothing dreamier than two hot men devastatingly in love with each other. And this is before all the sex comes into play... This is a list of the absolute best m-m romance books with the steamiest couples out there right now. And the best thing? Some even come as free e-books! Think we missed some good ones or agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments.

  • #1 Him - Sarina Bowen,Elle Kennedy

    Him - Sarina Bowen,Elle Kennedy

    athletes funny m-m (gay) young adult contemporary

    Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

    Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. more

  • #2 Tate - Ella Frank

    Tate - Ella Frank

    m-m (gay) contemporary erotic romance new adult

    Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan. One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently. Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

    Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.
    Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind. more

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  • #3 Wolfsong - T.J. Klune

    Wolfsong - T.J. Klune

    shapeshifters m-m (gay) paranormal magic friends to lovers

    Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

    Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road. The little boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the little boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the little boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

    Ox was seventeen when he found out the little boy’s secret and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega. more

  • #4 Ethan - Nicole Edwards

    Ethan - Nicole Edwards

    contemporary erotic romance paranormal demons friends to lovers

    How long did it take you to find your place in the world?

    For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to question his own logic and even consider taking a different path.

    Beau Bennett knows exactly who he is - now. It might’ve taken him some time to figure it out, but now that he has his bearings, Beau has set his sights on the mysteriously sexy Ethan Walker. more

  • #5 Rise & Fall - Charlie Cochet

    Rise & Fall - Charlie Cochet

    shapeshifters m-m (gay) paranormal urban fantasy mystery

    After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost. more

  • #6 Redemption - Sloane Kennedy

    Redemption - Sloane Kennedy

    erotic romance m-m (gay) abuse enemies to lovers angst

    At 33 years old, Phoenix Jones once had a stellar military career ahead of him. But when tragedy struck his family, he walked away from the path he'd chosen to be there for the one who needed him most. Except fate is a bitch and when she once again takes Phoenix's future in the cruelest of ways, he must find a new path.

    When a former army buddy introduces him to Ronan Grisham, the leader of an underground vigilante group, Phoenix knows he's found a new family and nothing and no one is going to take that from him again. more

  • #7 Illegal Contact - Santino Hassell

    Illegal Contact - Santino Hassell

    sports m-m (gay) friends to lovers enemies to lovers athletes

    New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

    Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. more

  • #8 Fast Connection - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell

    Fast Connection - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell

    funny military erotic romance m-m (gay) bisexual

    After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky' Costigan--the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys.

    When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it's for one-night only. That's fine with me, because I'm down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn't take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again.

    He's got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he's as addicted to me as I am to him. He can't resist me for long. more

  • #9 Tied Up in Knots - Mary Calmes

    Tied Up in Knots - Mary Calmes

    m-m (gay) military suspense friends to lovers mystery

    Miro Jones is living the life: he’s got his exciting, fulfilling job as a US deputy marshal, his gorgeous Greystone in suburban Chicago, his beloved adopted family, and most importantly, the man who captured his heart, Ian Doyle. Problem is, Ian isn’t just his partner at work—Ian’s a soldier through and through. That commitment takes him away from Miro, unexpectedly and often, and it’s casting a shadow over what could be everything Miro could ever dream of.

    Work isn’t the same without Ian. more

  • #10 The Dark Tide (Adrien English #5) - Josh Lanyon

    The Dark Tide (Adrien English #5) - Josh Lanyon

    contemporary men in uniform suspense mystery angst

    As if recovering from heart surgery beneath the gaze of his over-protective family wasn’t exasperating enough, someone keeps trying to break into Adrien English’s bookstore. What is this determined midnight intruder searching for?

    When a half-century old skeleton tumbles out of the wall in the midst of the renovation of Cloak and Dagger Bookstore renovation, Adrien turns to hot and handsome ex-lover Jake Riordan -- now out-of-the closet and working as a private detective. more

  • #11 Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) - Abigail Roux,Madeleine Urban

    Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) - Abigail Roux,Madeleine Urban

    contemporary suspense alpha male men in uniform military

    A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case.

    Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. more

  • #12 Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) - J.R. Ward

    Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11) - J.R. Ward

    contemporary vampires paranormal mystery demons

    Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

    Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. more

  • #13 Zero at the Bone (Zero at the Bone #1) - Jane Seville

    Zero at the Bone (Zero at the Bone #1) - Jane Seville

    contemporary erotic romance alpha male military enemies to lovers

    After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D's cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. more

  • #14 Captive Prince: Volume One (Captive Prince #1) - C.S. Pacat

    Captive Prince: Volume One (Captive Prince #1) - C.S. Pacat

    abduction suspense rape royalty bdsm

    Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the truthful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

    Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

    For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. more

  • #15 Hot Head (Head #1) - Damon Suede

    Hot Head (Head #1) - Damon Suede

    alpha male men in uniform erotic romance friends to lovers contemporary

    "Where there's smoke, there's fire..."
    Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies' man, and the FDNY isn't exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.
    Griff's caution and Dante's cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there's nothing Griff wouldn't do... until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. more

  • #16 Breaking Cover (Life Lessons #2) - Kaje Harper

    Breaking Cover (Life Lessons #2) - Kaje Harper

    contemporary erotic romance men in uniform suspense mystery

    For homicide detective Mac, it's been a good year. Having Tony to go home to makes him a better cop and a better person. For Tony, it's been hard being in love with a man he can't touch in public. Evasions and outright lying to friends and family take a little of the shine off his relationship with Mac, but Tony is determined to make it work.

    As the Minneapolis Police Department moves into a hot, humid summer, Mac is faced with a different challenge. A killer has murdered two blond women, and the police have no real clues. Mac hates to think that another murder may be the only way they'll make progress with the case. But when that murder happens, it hits close to home for Tony. more

  • #17 The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies #1) - K.J. Charles

    The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies #1) - K.J. Charles

    contemporary paranormal regency steampunk dark romance

    A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

    Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry.

    Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude... and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual. more

  • #18 Chase in Shadow (Johnnies #1) - Amy Lane

    Chase in Shadow (Johnnies #1) - Amy Lane

    contemporary m-m (gay) secret child college cruel hero / bully

    Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.

    Nobody knows the real Chase.

    Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.

    Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. more

  • #19 Something Like Summer (Something Like #1) - Jay Bell

    Something Like Summer (Something Like #1) - Jay Bell

    m-m (gay) cheating love triangle friends to lovers college

    Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.

    The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.

    Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies. more

  • #20 Camp Hell (PsyCop #5) - Jordan Castillo Price

    Camp Hell (PsyCop #5) - Jordan Castillo Price

    m-m (gay) suspense abuse urban fantasy mystery

    Victor Bayne honed his dubious psychic skills at one of the first psych training facilities in the country, Heliotrope Station, otherwise known as Camp Hell to the psychics who've been guests behind its razorwire fence.

    Vic discovered that none of the people he remembers from Camp Hell can be found online, and there’s no mention of Heliotrope Station itself, either. Someone's gone through a lot of trouble to bury the past. more


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