I have never been one to read romance, let alone erotic novels. Though, there is nothing wrong in reading erotica. One thing that I have realized after watching The Fifty Shades of Grey is that everyone watches or reads a particular genre, be it erotic novels or science fiction. However, only a few accept that they do what they do (if you know what I mean).

While on the topic of the best erotic books in 2020, a friend suggested a few to me that I listed down for all of you. After all, why should I have all the fun alone?

Ladies and everyone who would like, I present to you the list you would save in your phones but won’t tell anyone, not even the boy next door.

The 21 best erotic books that you should be reading to make those winter nights seem less gloomy. Our Bookshop has free shipping through Cyber Monday, so you should really get them now! (Note: the offer is only valid if you click on the Bookshop links in this article.)

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1. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

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If you are looking to spice things up in your love life then Day is your woman! This one is a romantic fiction between a couple named Gideon and Evan who believe in complicating their love story to keep the magic alive.

Get it for $15.64 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or get all 4 books in the series on Amazon for $62.

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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Only a woman understands what another woman wants. If you do not believe me, read Outlander by Gabaldon which is a historical romance-erotic novels. The chemistry between the main leads is sizzling hot, spicier than you have ever thought!

Get it for $9.19 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or get all 8 books in the series on Amazon for $82.99.

3. Naked by Gina Gordon

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Gordon does not want to keep you guessing what she has in store for you. To make things easier, this erotica is titled Naked to uplift the ideas you might be getting.

Get it for $15.63 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $6.99.

4. Unrestrained by Rhyll Biest

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If you are looking for some in-character building that leads you in the sensual feeling of romance then you need to get your hands on Unrestrained right now. It even has a 4.12 rating on GoodReads as proof.

Get the Kindle version on Amazon for $3.99 or the paperback for $24.99.

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5. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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What do you do when your dating life does not go as you please? You hire a male escort to get things running like Stella, the female character in the book but, does it really happen? Find out for yourself.

Get it for $14.72 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores, on Amazon for $11, or get all three e-books in the series for $19.98!

6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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If you have a complicated love scenario going on in your professional life then Thorne’s The Hating Game might be able to help you with deciding what to do next.

Get it for $14.71 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $10.96.

7. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

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This descriptive erotica will take you on a trip to Italy while you lie down in your bed and enjoy the romance between two housemates and all that goes between them. Don’t miss its dazzling sequel, Find Me.

Get it for $15.64 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores, the ebook is free with Kindle unlimited.

8. A Torn Paige by Lila Rose

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This one is a fantasy thriller in the name of erotic novels. Named by the female lead character Paige, the book is a dark comedy of sorts as it unravels the reverse-harem trope.

Get it for $13.80 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $13.29; the ebook is free with Kindle Unlimited!

9. Playing By Her Rules by Amy Andrews

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This one is going to be an instant favorite if you are into sports-romance all at the same time. The male lead Dexter is a typical boy who has no time for love or so he pretends. Find out what happens when he takes Harper, the female character on what Amy calls the ‘revenge date’.

Get it for $14.99 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $14.19 or the Kindle for $3.99.

10. An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

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If you enjoyed Outlander or generally like historical erotica then this might be another one that you would like to get your hands on.

Get it for $14.67 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $10.21 or the Kindle for $1.99.

11. Finding Master Right by Sparrow Beckett

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The first in a five-book series. They say when a man wants to be with you, nothing can stop him. This one is actually written on the same premise.

Get the ebook on Amazon for $3.99. Find the entire series here.

12. A Heart of Blood and Ashes by Milla Vane

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What is better than romantic-erotic fiction? An erotic novel that is a thriller and keeps you on the edge of your bed while reading.

Get it for $7.35 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $5.98.

13. Claimed by Elle Kennedy

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Rules are made to be broken and with Claimed, Kennedy makes sure that her characters break every single one of them, with love, romance and everything else in-between.

Get it for $7.99 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $7.99.

14. Strip You Bare by Maisey Yates

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As Ellie Goulding says, “All good boys go to heaven.” But, what about the bad boys? They Strip You Bare!

Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

15. His at Night by Sherry Thomas

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She can be anyone’s during the day but, Thomas wants Elissande to be Vere’s by the night. Find out how the two make it work while being in a forced marriage.

Get it for $7.99 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $9.80.

16. The Feather by Red Garnier

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This one is true to its genre. So, read it for the sizzling erotica that it is. No hanky panky.

Get it for $15 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $13.80.

17. Bad Boy by Maya Reynolds

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Why should boys have all the fun? Be a good girl and read Bad Boy to find out how far a journalist would go to get her story.

Get it on Amazon for $7.62.

18. Wicked For You by Shayla Black

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All of us do things for love and in love. If you are that person, this one is for you!

Get it for $14.72 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $13.98.

19. Craving by Helen Hardt

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Got a Craving?  Be pleased by this erotica and get over it!

Get it for $14.71 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $9.48. The ebook of the first novel in the series is free!

20. Surrender by Melody Anne

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This one comes in four parts. So, if you are looking to get hooked, start the series!

Get it for $11.99 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $11.99.

21. Exposed by Jasinda Wilder

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You cannot be Exposed while reading this one but, the risk is worth taking!

Get it for $15 on The Tempest’s bookshop supporting local bookstores or on Amazon for $15.

What are you waiting for? Start reading and tell us what your favorites are, or gift these to special friend! 😉

P.S. Do not tell my mama about the list. Let this be our lil secret, online friends!


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Haddiqua Siddiqui

By Haddiqua Siddiqui

Editorial Fellow