So I read Fifty Shades and blogged about it, but then at this point, who hasn’t.
More importantly, look how handsome Christian is:
Anyway, after much thought, I decided to read other dirty books for research purposes. Ahem.
Someone has to do it.
I’ve also been reading Angie’s blog (she’s an addict, yo) and her posts about her “smut” recommendations gave me some great suggestions on where to start.
Here’s what I’ve read so far:
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
This is a trilogy but I’ve only read the first to date. I refer to this book as “medieval crazy, sexy time naked slavery”. It’s actually a good read, and very well written – definitely plan to read the other two books in the trilogy. These are considered the high quality erotica for you erotica snobs out there.
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Bared to You is actually kind of similar to Fifty Shades except that it’s much better written. The main characters are Ava (she’s one thousand times less annoying than Anastasia) and Gideon Cross (yes, another rich hot dude – see photo above) and who doesn’t want to sleep with a rich dude named Gideon, seriously. READ IT.
Comfort Object by Annabel Joseph
This one is DIRTY with a capital D. You’ll need to take breaks where you rub your eyeballs with kittens and rainbows to even out the nasty. It is going to make you squirmy and not in a good way. It’s good but really, really bad. Yes, I am a professional book reviewer – why do you ask?
Caressa’s Knees by Annabel Joseph
This is another book (meant to be read second) that features some of the characters from Comfort Object, however the similarities end there. It’s actually pretty good but not as depraved as Comfort Object. And it features classical music and a cello so it will make you cultured – in a dirty way.
Odalisque by Annabel Joseph
Another book (meant to be read third) featuring some of the characters of the other two books by Annabel Joseph. It’s VERY different from the other two again and it’s crazy time in terms of how far fetched it is in parts but I’m pretty sure that’s a prerequisite in these books. I did enjoy it however.
Mercy by Annabel Joeph
Hated it – it involves a ballerina, and I’m sorry but ballerinas have no place in lady smut. BECAUSE THEY’RE BALLERINAS!!!
Captive by Leda Swann
This should be called BORED TO TEARS because that’s how I felt reading it.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Seriously, I couldn’t even get through this one. I might try again but if I have to work hard (no pun intended) to get through it, I’m out.
Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn
I actually really liked this one because it’s more story than dirty and it involves tattoo parlours and good girls and who doesn’t love that combination.
Honestly, books considered lady porn (and please stop calling it mommy porn – mommies can’t claim EVERYTHING) are a quick read, ironically. They take me a day to read and by day, I mean maybe three hours or so. Books tend to be a quick read when there isn’t that much to process – dirty things are happening, turn the page.
Also, something I’ve learned about Erotica books in general:
- Every single one ends with a happy ending. Every single one.
- “I’m yours” is in every book and something you should never say to your husband or he’ll expect you to do what he wants.
- A lot of rich dudes are really sick when it comes to what rocks their socks.
- If you read too many of these books in a row, you might dream of Thor and how cute your Thor babies will be.
So while I continue my research, I would love to know if you’ve read any of these? Any suggestions on what I should read next?