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We love an addictive page-turner. A book you simply can’t put down that ends up stained with coffee and torn up from the beach wind. Sexy romance novels are a great option for any season, not just because of their inherent steaminess(!), but because they’re fun — and who doesn’t want a bit more fun in their lives? The right spicy books can inspire you to fantasize about far-off time periods or they can give you a few ideas how to spice things up in your own life (or both), but one thing’s for sure: they’ll definitely hold your attention.
The following list has options for everyone: the Fifty Shades of Grey fanatics, the traditional romance-novel-lovers, those of us who enjoy a good enemies-to-lovers twist. Whether you’re privy to tear-jerking and heart-wrenching star-crossed love stories or are interested in starting a compelling, supersexy read but would prefer to start off with something, ahem, closer to the lighthearted and sweet end of the spectrum, there’s something here for you. One thing all these books have in common, though, is they all feature truly great writing, examine sensuality in innovative ways, and will make you want to buy all the books in the series ASAP.
— Additional reporting by Alexis Stackhouse