This post is brought to you by Ryan Gosling – just because.
You may or may not love the 50 Shades of Grey books, but regardless, they’ve clearly helped catapult erotica and romance reading back into the mainstream spotlight lately.
I don’t actually have any stats to back this up by the way, but it’s all people seem to be reading these days.
Also probably not true – I just personally know many a pervert.
Hopefully, you’ve read my first and second posts about some smuterotica to read (and the scary ones to avoid). I’ve had fun reviewing some of these books (my husband has too and he hasn’t had to read a damn thing.) As I’ve said before, I’m a fast reader, so I can easily read one of these in a couple of hours or so. When I get back into the workforce, I’m going to list that under talents no one needs to know about.
So here are some recent ones I’ve read – I will tell you that none of these will make your eyeballs bleed or run in search of a brain exorcism. I would say they qualify as more romance than smuterotica, but with just the right amount of dirty.
The Sullivans Series by Bella Andre
These include: The Look of Love (Book 1), From This Moment On (Book 2), Can’t Help Falling in Love (Book 3), I Only Have Eyes For You (Book 4) and If You Were Mine (Book 5), with Book 6 coming in the fall. These books are about some very wealthy (they are always wealthy), good looking (always hot) siblings that are part of the Sullivan family. Each book follows one of the siblings who fall for an equally hot individual who they never thought they would end up with, but they were just that irresistible. Yes, they all follow the exact same formula, but then many of these books do so if you enjoy this genre, I’m sure you’ve come to grips with this already. Nothing in these books will make you want to throw the book across the room (ie. Comfort Object syndrome as I call it), so that’s a plus. They’re actually well written, and sweet and cheesy and just the right amount of dirty, so you should read them.
About Last Night by Ruthie Knox
I really liked this book. It’s the story of Cath and City (rich hot guy – yes they are all rich hot guys). I like the way they meet, I like the family dynamic and I really like that City is a closet artist. I don’t want to give any of it away but City reminds me of Colin Firth, and if you know me at all, you know Colin and I go way back. Ruthie Knox is a great writer and I love that she wrote Cath as a strong, independent, somewhat damaged but really creative and smart woman. This is a must read.
Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox
I enjoyed Ruthie’s book so much that I looked to see if she had any others in print, and found Ride With Me. This one is about Tom, a HOT DUDE on a bike who rides the TransAmerica Trail with a female companion that his sister finds for him online. Again, I don’t want to give too much away but I can tell you this: there should be at least one motorcycle storyline in every dirty book out there. There is no denying it – bad boys are hot. Rich bad boys – very hot. Rich, hot bad boys – only found in a book so enjoy them while you can.
The Redhead Series by Alice Clayton
The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed (a third is on the way) are FUNNY which sold me right away. These are the most realistic romance, smuterotica that I’ve read so far. I may have laughed out loud a few times which thoroughly confused my husband, proven when he asked “Are you reading smut that is actually funny?” Yes, yes I am. These are a great read, and make sure to check back because I’ll have an upcoming review/giveaway on my blog soon!
The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
I actually read this series because Alice Clayton (yes, we’re besties now) suggested I read them on Twitter. There are five books in the series: DarkFever, BloodFever, FaeFever, DreamFever and ShadowFever. Personally, I would not consider these erotica or even romance, although there are elements of both in some parts of some of the books. I would definitely say it fits more of a fantasy/mystery genre, with some dirty creature sexy time thrown in. If you’re into creatures and such, you will really enjoy this series.
So tell me – have you read any good romance smuterotica lately??