A list of Similar Books to Fifty Shades of Grey

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Didn't get enough of Christian Grey? The new Fifty Shades of Grey movie is right around the corner and it seems that readers just can't get enough of Christian and Ana. However, they are by far not the only kink-indulging, tortured hero-shy heroine couple out there. We have compiled a list of books that are similar, and arguably even better, than Fifty Shades of Grey.

  • #1 Real (Real #1) - Katy Evans

    Real (Real #1) - Katy Evans

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    A fallen boxer.
    A woman with a broken dream.
    A competition…

    He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

    Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

    He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. more

  • #2 On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) - Samantha Young

    On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) - Samantha Young

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    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

    Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. more

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  • #3 Hardwired (Hacker #1) - Meredith Wild

    Hardwired (Hacker #1) - Meredith Wild

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    Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.

    Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. more

  • #4 Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1) - Abbi Glines

    Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1) - Abbi Glines

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    She is only nineteen.
    She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
    She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

    But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

    Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. more

  • #5 Bared to You (Crossfire #1) - Sylvia Day

    Bared to You (Crossfire #1) - Sylvia Day

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    Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

    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. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

    Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart... more

  • #6 Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno #1) - Sylvain Reynard

    Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno  #1) - Sylvain Reynard

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    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

    When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his 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. more

  • #7 Twist Me (Twist Me, #1) - Anna Zaires

    Twist Me (Twist Me, #1) - Anna Zaires

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    I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.

    Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful – a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.

    My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him – a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.

    My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story. more

  • #8 The Professional (The Game Maker #1) - Kresley Cole

    The Professional (The Game Maker #1) - Kresley Cole

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    Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.

    Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. Every day under his protection leads her deeper under his masterful spell.

    Yet all is not as it seems. more

  • #9 Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) - Kristen Ashley

    Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) - Kristen Ashley

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    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.

    Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves of white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays – good, normal and clean. more

  • #10 Mine to Take (Mine #1) - Cynthia Eden

    Mine to Take (Mine #1) - Cynthia Eden

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    Sometimes you want someone so much...
    Sometimes you need someone so much...
    Lust can become love.
    And love can turn into a deadly obsession.

    Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching - stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.

    When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her - Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. more

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