The 20 Best Spicy Romance Books to Read Next

Have you ever wondered what other readers recommend? It’s always a good idea to figure out what the current most popular romance books are at the moment. This can help everyone discover the best books and get an idea of what others like to read. From mafia to sweet, your heart will be pounding in excitement and love as you step inside their stories. You can meet wealthy billionaires, alpha men, and hot cops in this list of great fiction romance books.

The 20 Best Spicy Romance Books to Read Next

The 20 Best Spicy Romance Books to Read

Seducing My Guardian by Katee Robert

Seducing My Guardian (A Touch of Taboo)

After my parents’ death, a mysterious stranger becomes my caretaker and sends me away to boarding school. Years later, he rescues me from self-destructive behavior on my birthday and continues to do so annually, but he always leaves when our passion intensifies. As I turn 25 and gain access to my trust fund, I long to indulge in forbidden fantasies with him for one day.

You can buy Seducing My Guardian here.  

Priest By Sierra Simone

Priest: A Love Story

As a priest, I am bound by rules, including celibacy and devotion to my congregation and God. But when a woman enters my life, I break my vow of celibacy and discover new desires. I struggle to balance my love for her with my duty to the Church, and the temptation may become too much to resist. My name is Tyler Anselm Bell, and I am torn between two worlds.

You can buy Priest here.

Credence by Penelope Douglas 


Tiernman de Haas, a wealthy and lonely young woman, finds herself living with her father’s stepbrother and his two sons in a remote cabin in the woods after her parent’s sudden death. With them, she finds a sense of belonging and learns to survive in the wild. But as their relationship grows more intense, Tiernan must confront her feelings and decide whether to stay with the men who have become her family or strike out on her own when she turns eighteen in two months. 

You can buy Credence here.

Lilac by B.B. Reid

Lilac: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Braxton Fawn lands her dream job as lead guitarist for the famous rock band, Bound, but her new bandmates are less than thrilled. As they embark on a world tour, Braxton must navigate challenges as a new member, deal with public scrutiny, and resist the temptation of her bandmates. Can Braxton survive the tour, overcome hostility, and achieve her dreams, or will the biggest threat be herself? Find out as Braxton navigates the world of rock and roll with Bound.

You can buy Lilac here

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening By Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti

Zodiac Academy: The Awakening

Join Darcy, a headstrong Gemini twin who just discovered she’s a Fae and heir to the Savage King’s throne in Solaria. But claiming her birthright won’t be easy, as every Fae in the kingdom is vying for the throne. To prove her worth, she must become the most powerful supernatural in the realm. Her school is a dangerous and wild party where vampires, werewolves, and Sirens use their powers to manipulate emotions. With the help of her astrological influence, Darcy must navigate this treacherous world and claim her throne, all while dealing with a group of Dragon shifters who want to make her life miserable. Can she survive and fulfill her destiny?

You can buy Zodiac Academy The Awakening here

Harbor by Rebekah Weatherspoon

HARBOR: Beards & Bondage

“Betrayed and Set Adrift: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Healing” follows Brooklyn Lewis, an assistant district attorney whose fiancé is violently taken away from her just months before their wedding, and she discovers his infidelity. In her struggle to cope, she meets Vaughn Coleman and Chris Shaw, attorneys who also lost their loves in the same tragedy. Together, they form an unexpected bond and find healing in each other’s company. This poignant story explores the themes of love, loss, and redemption, reminding readers of the power of human connection and resilience in the face of tragedy.

You can buy Harbor here

Her Soul To Take by Harley Laroux 

Her Soul to Take (Souls Trilogy)

As a deadly magician nicknamed “Killer,” taking lives is what I excel at, but I couldn’t bring myself to kill the one person I was supposed to. The cult that once controlled me now wants her, and I’m determined to protect my newfound treasure, Rae. She summoned a demon while ghost hunting, and now monsters are after her, leaving her feeling consumed by darkness. The only hope for survival is the demon pursuing her, but he’s after more than just her body – he wants her soul.

You can buy Her soul To Take here.

Devil’s Day Party by C.M. Stunich

Devils' Day Party: A High School Bully Romance

Step into the world of Devil Springs, where the annual celebration is filled with masks, tricks, and non-stop partying. But amidst the chaos, the notorious students of Crescent Reform School cause trouble, especially towards an outsider who refuses to let bullies ruin his shot at a better life. Follow his journey as he faces relentless bullying and finds himself stuck in an endless loop after crashing into Calix Knight’s prized Aston Martin. Don’t miss the twists and turns in this gripping tale of survival, where the hero must break the cycle and take back control of his life. Experience the wild ride at the party of the year.

You can buy Devil’s Day Party here

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone Like You: An Oxford Novel

Experience a sizzling romance like no other as you uncover the mysterious and alluring Lincoln Mathis, Manhattan’s most notorious playboy. Daisy Sinclair, a bridesmaid at his friend’s wedding, knows better than to get involved with a man like him. But as they get to know each other, she uncovers his tragic past, and they find themselves caught in a web of passion and desire that they can’t resist.

Join them on a journey of self-discovery and healing as they navigate the complexities of love and life. Will their love be strong enough to overcome their pasts and build a future together? Dive into this compelling novel and discover the secrets that lie beneath Manhattan’s glitz and glamor.

You can buy Someone like You here

The Name of the Game by Jennifer Dawson

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In this steamy novel, forensic anthropology professor James Donovan falls for the independent and fun-loving baker Gracie Roberts. Despite their differences, their desires bring them together on a journey of passion and self-discovery. Will they overcome their contrasting personalities and build a future together? Join them to find out.

You can buy The Name Of The Game here

Wrecked by C.C. Piper 

Wrecked: A Dark Billionaire Romance (The Billionaires Secret Club Book 1)

When the club meets Chrissy, he knows he has to have her. She’s a pure, innocent angel who needs an escape from her troubles, and he’s ready to provide it. But will Chrissy be able to trust him with her heart and see past his darkness?

In this intense and steamy tale, two individuals from different worlds come together in a whirlwind of passion and desire. Can the club prove to Chrissy that he’s the man she needs, or will their differences tear them apart? Find out in this gripping novel filled with twists and surprises.

You can buy Wrecked here

Dirty Talk by Lauren Landish

Dirty Talk (Pushing Boundaries Book 1)

Get ready for a steamy romance with a naughty twist in “Kitty Kat! When radio host Derrick King, known as “The Love Whisperer,” starts giving personal attention to the mysterious and guarded protagonist, she can’t help but be drawn in by his seductive voice and daring personality. Even though their relationship started backwards, with sex first and getting to know each other later, she begins to believe that fairy tales can come true. Derrick worships her body and whispers filthy things in her ear, making her feel both beautiful and naughty. But can their intense connection be real? Will this forbidden love last forever, against all odds? Don’t miss out on this tantalizing read.

You can buy Dirty Talk here

Her Aussie Holiday by Stefanie London

Her Aussie Holiday (Patterson's Bluff Book 2)

Cora Cabot is trying to escape her troubles by house swapping with her Australian friend, but things take an unexpected turn when she arrives to find her friend’s brother, Trent Walters, already there. Trent is not thrilled about having a roommate, especially one who seems to be making a mess of everything. But as Cora starts to help him fix up the house and re-create the family scrapbook, they start to connect over shared experiences and interests.

Despite their initial animosity towards each other, Cora and Trent start to develop feelings for each other as they spend more time together. They enjoy late nights cooking together, going to the local pub, and playing cricket on the beach. However, their romance is threatened by the promise Cora made to return to working with her father at the end of the summer. Will they be able to find a way to make their relationship work, or will they have to say goodbye at the end of the season?

You can buy Her Aussie Holiday here

King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

King of Wall Street (The Royals Book 1)

He hates the way she challenges him, but as he gets to know Harper, he discovers a smart, driven, and fiercely independent woman. The tension between them grows stronger as they work together on a big deal, and he can’t resist the pull of temptation.

Despite the risks of getting involved with a co-worker, he gives in and realizes that Harper might be just what he needs in his life. Can he let go of his old ways and embrace a new life with Harper, or will his past mistakes come back to haunt him and ruin everything? Find out in this intense workplace romance filled with tension and temptation.

You can buy King of Wall Street here

Beauty and The Billionaire by Lauren Landish

Beauty and the Billionaire: A Dirty Fairy Tale

Meet Lucas Goldstone, the commanding CEO of Goldstone Enterprises, feared and respected by all. When his new assistant begins working closely with him, she sees a side of him that he tries hard to hide. As she uncovers his vulnerabilities, she finds herself drawn to him in ways she never expected.

But mixing business with pleasure is a dangerous game, and they both know it. Can she be the one to heal his wounds and help him find happiness, or will their relationship destroy everything they’ve worked for?

Join them on a journey of passion, desire, and risk as they navigate the complex world of office romance.

You can buy Beauty and The Billionaire here

Dating – ish by Penny Reid

Dating-ish: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Knitting in the City Book 6)

Marie Harris thought she had it all figured out with her plan to rely on paid services for dating, but fate had other plans in store. When her first date resurfaces with a different proposition, Marie starts to see him in a new light and considers taking a chance on a real connection.

As Marie navigates this unexpected turn of events, she learns that sometimes stepping outside of her comfort zone can lead to the best things in life. With humor and heart, Marie discovers that true love may be worth the risk.

Join Marie on her journey of taking chances and finding true connections in this heartwarming tale of love and fate.

You can buy Dating – ish here

Craving by Helen Hardt

Craving (Steel Brothers Saga Book 1)

Jade and Talon’s pasts threaten their present relationship as Talon’s trauma hinders him from opening up, fueling Jade’s insecurities. Jade grapples with the emotional fallout from her failed wedding and her fiancé’s betrayal. Secrets surface, and Talon’s dark family history could destroy their bond. They must decide if their love can overcome obstacles and rely on each other to find a happy ending.

You can buy Craving here

A Wish Upon Jasmine by Laura Florand

A Wish Upon Jasmine (La Vie En Roses Series Book 2)

In this high-stakes romance, Damien and Jess’s unresolved feelings and past betrayals create a volatile relationship. When Damien discovers Jess’s dark secret, he must decide between revenge and forgiveness. Jess is torn between protecting her heart and giving Damien another chance. As they navigate the perfume industry’s dangerous world, they must confront their past and each other to decide if their love is worth fighting for.

You can buy A Wish Upon Jasmine here

Act Your Age by Talia Hibbert

Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters Book 3)

Jacob and Eve come from different worlds, but as they work together to save Jacob’s business, they find themselves falling for each other. Can Eve prove that she’s reliable, and can Jacob learn to let go of control? In the end, they must decide if their love is worth fighting for, even if it means confronting their fears.

You can buy Act Your Age here

The Name Of The Game by Nora Roberts

The Name of the Game

Johanna finds herself falling for Sam’s charm, wit, and intelligence while working on a project together. But when their professional relationship turns personal, the paparazzi start hounding them, and Johanna wonders if Sam’s feelings are genuine or just a Hollywood act. Now, Johanna must decide if risking her career and reputation for love is worth it.

You can buy The Name Of The Game here

Final Thoughts 

Thank you for exploring the 20 best spicy romance books to read next! We hope that you found some new titles to add to your reading list. Remember, whether you’re in the mood for steamy contemporary romance, historical romance, or something a little more unconventional, there’s always a spicy romance book out there waiting for you. Happy reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a spicy romance book?

A spicy romance book is a subgenre of romance that features explicit sexual content and language, often including BDSM, menage, or other kinks.

Are spicy romance books only for mature audiences?

Yes, spicy romance books are intended for mature audiences as they contain explicit sexual content and language.

What are some popular spicy romance book authors?

Some popular spicy romance book authors include E.L. James, Sylvia Day, J.R. Ward, Kristen Ashley, Christina Lauren, and Maya Banks, among others.

Are spicy romance books only about sex?

No, spicy romance books also feature compelling storylines, complex characters, and emotional themes, in addition to explicit sexual content.

Can spicy romance books be empowering for women?

Yes, spicy romance books can be empowering for women as they often feature strong and independent female characters who actively pursue their desires and pleasure and explore their sexuality on their own terms.

Are there different levels of spiciness in romance books?

Yes, there are different levels of spiciness in romance books, ranging from sweet and romantic to extremely explicit and taboo. It’s important to read book descriptions and reviews to get an idea of the level of explicitness before choosing to read a book.

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