10 fantastic erotic romance books that will leave you breathless
Selecting the best erotic romance novels is not as easy as one might think. On the one hand, the criteria are set out in the name and thus seem clear enough: Steamy romance books are books that feature a) a love story arc and b) enough sex to keep you, ahem, satisfied.
And therein lies the problem. Just how many romps in the bed are needed to cross over to the ‘seriously hot’ aisle in the book shop? And even if the main protagonists spend a sufficient amount of time pre-occupied with their partner(s?)’s nether regions, how much detail is wanted and with what sort of language? Are we happy about ‘stiffening man-rods’? I rather doubt it… And then, very important for many readers of truly steamy romance novels, exactly how freaky must our characters get?
So you see there is much to think about, even completely disregarding the other aspects that make erotic romance books truly great: elegant writing, satisfying character development, an exciting plot, and of course a believable delivery of the romance.
I hope you’ll agree that the selected books will hit the following marks: There is a lot of romance and a sumptuous story. There is also an awful lot of sex happening in between. And then some more. And some more. The writing is sensual and explicit - and moves the protagonists beyond the bed room in their adventures. Just as in real life, there should be variety and exploration - we are not mad if the characters are learning a trick or two during their journey.
With that being said, here are some of the best erotic romance books we have recently come across: