Sexy Books To Read. You Know, To Be Smart. Or Not.

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on April 25, 2012

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I figured if I’m going to suffer through an obsession, I might as well use my obsessive tendencies for a tax write-off.

And when I say “suffer,” I really mean “everything outside of the obsession suffers.” Past obsessions of mine include Downton Abbey, Dexter, and powdered donuts. Thankfully, the current obsession is kind of brain cell-enhancing (or not) and can be used as something for a tax write-off for me.

I’ve had a mental wrestling match deciding if I should actually share the current obsession because, believe it or not, I’m kind of shy. I know. You don’t believe me. But I’m shy about talking about The Sex.

Unfortunately for Patrick but fortunately for my easily-UTI’d lady bits, this obsession isn’t the actual The Sex.

My current obsession: reading romance books on my Kindle.

Let’s just go with the term “romance” as a general description because most of the “romance” I’m reading is more like “erotica” but I’m too embarrassed to say it out loud.

And P.S. – I thank Baby Jeesus and Oprah for the Kindle so my girls don’t see the ridiculous covers of the books and ask why people are naked.

I’ve read 10 books in the last 3-1/2 weeks. Basically, I’ve read more books in the last 3 weeks than I have in the last 5 years, and I’m not even slightly exaggerating.

Say what you will about the 6th grade writing style, the implausibility of a college student not having an email address, and the ridiculousness of a 20-something dude being a self-made billionaire, I liked Fifty Shades of Grey. And Fifty Shades Darker. And Fifty Shades Freed. I read the 50 Shades trilogy in a week, getting next to nothing else done.

I’ve watched every episode of the Real Housewives of Everywhere, so the bar is set pretty low in terms of my taste.

Much like my appetite for baked goods, when I finished all three 50 Shades books, I needed more. I needed books like 50 Shades of Grey to satiate my hunger for asshole sex-monster rich guys being inexplicably and forever changed by the innocence of a woman who bites her bottom lip.

You know, just exactly like Bella and Edward, but not in a sparkly vampire way and in more of a blow-by-blow job description of The Sex kind of way.

The basic plot line of all of these modern-day romance stories are all taken from one outline: asshole rich guy with a superhuman body and a superhuman ability to get it up more than twice a day struggles with falling in love with a poor younger, face-of-an-angel women with self-esteem issues and live happily ever after.

To properly rate these books on my personal shallow scale of readability, I’ve rated these books on these criteria: Sex Language, Page Turn-ability, Asshole Factor, and Lip-Biting on a scale of 1-5.

(Special thanks to my friend Kristie for helping me with the criteria and for sexting me a picture of your naked boobies. For realsies. They totally got me in the mood for writing about sexytime books.)

Sex Language: How much into detail do the descriptions of The Sex go?
Page Turn-ability: Can you put this down or do you need to stay up until 3am reading?
Asshole Factor: They all turn around at some point, but how much of an asshole is the dude before he turns? (The lower the score, the more likable he is.)
Lip-Biting: Overall, how much do I like the girl and want her happy? (The lower the score, the more of a whiney bitch I think she is.)
Series Hopeful: If this is the first book in a series, how badly do I want to read the follow-up books? If it’s a singular book with no promise of a series, it gets an automatic 0 because I love a series.

I’ve done the research to find books that are like Fifty Shades of Grey. For a baseline to understand from where I’m starting with the batteries given, here’s how I rank the 50 Shades books on the whole as a trilogy:

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Fifty Shades of Grey Series Overall: 4.5/5
Sex Language: 5/5 | Page Turn-ability: 4/5 | Asshole Factor: 5/5 | Lip-Biting: 4/5 | Series Hopeful: 5/5

Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster Overall: 4/5
Sex Language: 4/5 | Page Turn-ability: 3/5 | Asshole Factor: 4/5 | Lip-Biting: 4/5 | Series Hopeful: 0/5

Gabriel's Inferno
Gabriel’s Inferno Overall: 3.5/5
Sex Language: 4/5 | Page Turn-ability: 3/5 | Asshole Factor: 5/5 | Lip-Biting: 3/5 | Series Hopeful: 5/5 (coming May 2012)

Love Unscripted
Love Unscripted Overall: 4/5
Sex Language: 3/5 | Page Turn-ability: 5/5 | Asshole Factor: 3/5 | Lip-Biting: 5/5 | Series Hopeful: 5/5 (coming 2012)

Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
Bared To You
Overall: 5/5
Sex Language: 5/5 | Page Turn-ability: 5/5 | Asshole Factor: 5/5 | Lip-Biting: 5/5 | Series Hopeful: 5/5 (coming October 2012)

Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series)
Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series) Overall: 4/5 
Sex Language: 4/5 | Page Turn-ability: 5/5 | Asshole Factor: 5/5 | Lip-Biting: 4/5 | Series Hopeful: 5/5 (unknown release)

On the Island: A Novel

On the Island Overall: 3/5
Sex Language: 2/5 | Page Turn-ability: 4/5 | Asshole Factor: 1/5 | Lip-Biting: 3/5 | Series Hopeful: 0/5

The Marriage Pact
The Marriage Pact Overall: 2/5
Sex Language: 2/5 | Page Turn-ability: 2/5 | Asshole Factor: 4/5 & 3/5 | Lip-Biting: 3/5 | Series Hopeful: 0/5

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire)
The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire) Overall: 4/5
Sex Language: 4/5 | Page Turn-ability: 4/5 | Asshole Factor: 4/5 | Lip-Biting: 3/5 | Series Hopeful: 4/5 (unknown release)

Clearly, my favorite of all the books I’ve read in the last few weeks is Bared to You. It’s pretty much a straight off inspiration of 50 Shades, but with more believability and less BDSM. When I finished it, I was scrambling to find out when the next in the Crossfire series would be released, and luckily for me, the author (Sylvia Day) is active on social media and I found out right away I had to wait until this fall for the follow-up.

Now that my current obsession is out in the open, I need suggestions on more books to read that are similar to Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You. Tell me what to read next.

Feed my need, fill my wanton passion, tempt me with more more MORE books to read. 

Totally related, Patrick wants to write a personal “Thank You” note to the authors of these books.

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1 Shane April 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

10 books in 3 1/2 weeks, that’s awesome. By the way, why aren’t you comfortable or shy about talking about it? Well, I do understand that. Thanks for sharing this one and I’ll definitely buy a copy of Bared To You, maybe I would love reading it too.
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2 Megan April 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Anne Rice has a series where the premise is of Sleeping Beauty…not too sure if you want to mess up your love (if you have one) for Sleeping Beauty, but here’s a breakdown per Amazon:

“In the traditional folktale of “Sleeping Beauty,” the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. Now Anne Rice’s retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.”

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3 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I keep seeing the Sleeping Beauty book on other people’s lists, so now that you’ve given me a guarantee that it’s good, I’ll totally get it.
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4 Elizabeth June 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

I couldnt get into the Sleeping Beauty series. I was getting so mad with the Prince it would make me ill. I read the first one and started the second, but just wasnt for me. I loved 50 Shades and Bared to you….I want to find more like those :)

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5 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

Check out pretty much any of the other books I recommended for ones like 50 Shades and Bared to You!

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6 Mab January 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Sleeping Beauty is a whole lot of BDSM, a WHOLE LOT of asshole factor, meh story factor, absolute zero in the believability and very very low on the lip biting. Frankly, I’ve tried multiple times and just can’t get through it. I’ve read 50 Shades and definitely appreciated Bared to You the most.

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7 Rosy January 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I wish I had money to sue the penguin publishers for trying to pretend I would love the claiming of sleeping beauty by Anne Rice more than FSOG. They only use the name of my favorite saga to make me spend money on that horrible book. The story starts with a prince raping a comatose 15 YO, then he claim her as slave and makes her march naked. He rapes a guy and force him to oral in front of her, he causes nothing but terror and he doesn’t love the girl at all. Everything in the book is pure torture and punishment and humiliation. If at least there had been a steaming scene or a likeable male character but noooooooooooooo. It’s late for me but spread the voice. Don’t let others make money based on your adoration on fifty.

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8 Brenda April 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I’m glad someone else agrees with me on the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy – I loved it! I just finished the last book yesterday and I want more! Thanks for the recommendations – I will load up my Nook.

PS. My husband would also like to write a “Thank You” note :-)

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9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I think there will be lots of babies born in January. Well, except not in my house. Thank Baby Jeesus for the *snip*snip*.
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10 Kathryn April 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Thank be to bejesus you made this list… I was having 50 withdrawal… off to download to my kindle!
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11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

This is what I do for you.

YOU? Are welcome.
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12 Kathryn April 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Just stayed up all night and read Bared to You… so good and yes, such a 50 shades knock-off but I DO NOT CARE. Cannot wait for the next one. now onto the other 4/5+ rated choices because obviously I have high standards
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13 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Oh, it’s such a blatant copy, but I could care less. I think I actually like it better than 50 Shades… (Don’t tell anyone.)
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14 Jill May 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

oh, I’ll say it out loud.
I LIKED “BARED TO YOU” BETTER!!
It’s so much better. And more well-written. and the characters are more likable.
cannot wait for the next one!

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15 Amy M. April 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I am right there with you on the Fifty books. I also have become obsessed and have found some other great reads!!
Thoughtless – SC Stephens
Anything by Bella Andre
Anything by RL Mathewson

There are a few on your list that I will have to check out. Just finished Bared to You and now can’t wait for the next one!!

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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I’ll totally check those out.
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17 Sarah @ TM2TS April 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

My go-to authors for “spice” are JR Ward with Black Dagger Brotherhood (all books available for Kindle … another version of vampires and these are all Billy Bad Ass, and not in the Jersey Shore dipweed line ;)) & Sherrilyn Kenyon. She has Dark Hunters (a Greek God spin on vampires which is actually quite freaking interesting, IMO) & The League (like Starship Troopers but better acted [well, written ;)])
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18 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I actually have the first Black Dagger Brhood book, but I never started it. Now that I’m addicted to my Kindle, I’m waiting to borrow it from my library in digital format.
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19 Sarah @ TM2TS April 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I have them in book & kindle form. I won’t get rid of either :O
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20 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Ohhh can you loan me the first one through Amazon? I’m happy to loan you any of the ones I have.
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21 Sarah @ TM2TS April 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

It doesn’t look like it’s available for sharing :(

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PDYVU2/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title
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22 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm

BAH. That sucks. I’ll wait for the library to have it available to borrow.
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23 Sarah @ TM2TS April 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I hope it’s soon!!

And I totally would have, if I could have, I swear!
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24 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

If there’s a book you haven’t read that I have and can loan, let me know and I’ll loan it to ya!
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25 Alison April 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I am SO THRILLED you published this list!
I finished the 50 Trilogy in 3 days and I’m actually re-reading book one now because I was in such withdrawal! I’m SUPER excited to check out Bared to you!!!
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26 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

It’s really super good. A lot like 50 Shades, but different in ways that matter.
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27 Claudia April 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I was on the fence with Gabriel’s Inferno. The sample on BN sold me on it. I highly recommend it. It’s not a fluffy romance, it’s dark and emotional and it twists itself around your gut in the best possible way.

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28 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

You’re totally right – there’s a lot of tension, but for me, it was longer than it needed to be. That’s why I didn’t rank it higher than the 3.5/5.
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29 Claudia April 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I agree. It was quite long. It didn’t feel that way reading it though.

Did you read the out-take that the author posted today? Needless to say, I’m eager for the sequel!

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30 Joy April 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Just found this from Pinterest and couldn’t help but comment. I have a Nook Color and I am SOOO with you on the loving the fact that my kids & the general public can’t see the smutty covers of the books I read. I have had it a little over a yr and have read more books since getting it then in the entire yrs of my life before :) I haven’t read the Shades of Grey books yet because I have been reading some other series. I am with you I love a great series the more books the better.

So here are my suggestions:
J. R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood series-OMG they are page turners & they are HOT as in your hubby will be happy you read them hot. The 10th book just came out & 11 will be out next yr. I have read a few of them more than once and they are just as good the second time around!
J. R. Ward-Fallen Angel Series-Currently only 3 out so far but there are more and they kinda fall in with the BDB series. She also wrote as Jessica Bird before and all the books she wrote under that pen name are awesome. Trust me read the reviews you will not regret reading them.
Lynsay Sands-Argeneau Vampire Series I think there are like 16 in the series I am on 10 and they have been SO good.

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31 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

I’m definitely checking out the BDB series as soon as I can borrow it on my Kindle from the library. I told someone else above that I’ve had the book for a few years, but I’m addicted to reading on the Kindle and I don’t want to buy it again, so I’ll be patient for my library to e-loan it to me. Thanks for your suggestions!
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32 Maria April 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Everything I’d suggest right now is about dudes in love with dudes.
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33 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m all over that, too. TELL ME.
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34 Maria April 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I just finished this one and really loved it.

This one was basically terrible and I devoured it anyway.

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35 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I just added the samples to my Kindle. ¡SQUEEEE GAY!
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36 Ashley April 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

You SO need to get you some VC Andrews. She wrote Flowers in the Attic. She has all that you’re looking for with a lot of dysfunction & evil stepmother thrown in for fun.
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37 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I think I’ll totally put that on my list. Thanks!
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38 JR Reed April 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Nothing wrong with reading what you enjoy (with some limits). My book is going to be chick friendly. I mean, I believe that women will enjoy it. I do think that if you read those books you should at least act out some of the scenes with the appropriate person.
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39 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Oh, no worries there. [See: The thank you note Patrick is writing.]
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40 JR Reed April 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

No thanks are necessary. Or was he thanking you for “explaining” the latest book to him?
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41 Christy April 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I am reading Fifty Shades of Grey right now. I had actually been dating a guy who was you know…a match to the main character in this book. We aren’t seeing each other anymore so I had to put it away for a bit. Awesome so far.
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42 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Oh…my…
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43 Rita Kunnan April 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

Hey Angie,

If you could read these 10 books in just 3 and 1/2 days, it surely means these must be pretty gripping. I have heard about Fifty shades of grey previously, but never got to lay my hands on it. Guess now is the time to do it. Bared to You is also on my list now that you have recommended it. Cheers :)
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44 Maria @BOREDMommy April 27, 2012 at 9:35 am

Found this link for you – has tons of recommended books for those who liked 50 Shades. http://dearauthor.com/need-a-rec/if-you-like-misc/if-you-like-fifty-shades-of-grey/
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45 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

You’re such an enabler.
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46 misty April 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Try Lorelai James’s Rough Riders series!

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47 Desiree April 28, 2012 at 12:53 am

Yes. These. I sold sex toys for 4 years and these books made me BLUSH in parts! Very well written, too. So, bonus!

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48 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Woah. Hardcore.
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49 Desiree April 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Seriously, here is a disclaimer on Rough Riders #12, Cowboy Casanova:
Warning: This book contains a lot of kinky sex. No, seriously, there’s A LOT of kinky cowboy sex in this Rough Riders installment. You’ve been warned.
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50 Desiree April 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

And another HOT recommendation: The Wright Family Series by Cherry Adair.

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51 Robin April 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Bared By You was awesome….and way more realistic than 50 Shades of Grey. I must admit though – the sequel name of “Deep In You” is hilarious….if not obvious.
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52 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Yes on every account.
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53 Cindy - The Reedster Speaks May 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

Ok, sick today and I am on page 59 of Bared to You on my Nook and there is NO SEXYTALK YET? Pick up the pace already!
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54 Marilyn Adam May 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Try the “New Species” series by Laurann Dohner – hot – 10 out of 10!
I loved “Gabriel’s Inferno” one of my fave books, even after reading the whole fifty shades series. I had to read the ending twice!! Every woman should have a “first time” experience like this book describes….it will melt your heart, and your insides, too.

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55 TTRA May 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I love that I have found this sight and that I am not alone in how my husband has loved the benefits of these books. I look forward to continuing to compare notes with you!

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56 Dawn June 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I just read The Dark Garden. I am convinced E L James read this just before she sat down to write Fifty Shades…then she switched things up a bit. Yes, there is a Christian and also a Rowan , but a couple other characters who we get to peek in on as well. I thank Jesus for my Kindle EVERYDAY! I have had it for almost a month and completely forgot that my credit card is being charged for each book I order. Somedays I have gone through a book a day. I also really liked Love Unrehearsed . Not a ton of sex but some good romance and chemistry. I am trying to get through another Sophie Oak book after reading Bound, then attempting Beast which actually bored me a bit. This one is called Moonstruck (Blue Moon 1) but seems to be more of the same as Bound except there are 3 men ( who just happen to be wear wolves ) and 1 woman. I don’t know, her books seem to be all of the same and no real build up or enough sexual tension buildup to keep you wanting to read more. Good fantasy books but nothing like the reality that was Fifty Shades….haha I really did love Fifty and dream of him often :)

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57 Liz June 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I just LOLed at this paragraph:
“Much like my appetite for baked goods, when I finished all three 50 Shades books, I needed more. I needed books like 50 Shades of Grey to satiate my hunger for asshole sex-monster rich guys being inexplicably and forever changed by the innocence of a woman who bites her bottom lip.”

It’s true though. I got sick of Ana biting her bottom lip and listening to her “Inner Goddess” all the time, but aside from that, I read all 3 of the 50 Shades books in like 3-5 days. :P
(you won’t find reviews on my book blog … but still. lol.)

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58 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Oh Goddess… *bites lip*
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59 Allison June 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

You crack me up! It’s like I’m reading my own autobiography! Have you checked out Maya Banks Sweet series? hot hot hot. But def. erotica Dom/sub, ménage. Six books. So good. But you are right on with Fifty and Bared to you. Gabriel’s Rapture is great. Less erotic but I’m not losing brain cells with Sylvain’s writing. Keep them recs coming! The darker the better!

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60 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Oh yeah…? I need to check those out.
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61 MB Allen June 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

OMG! I LOVED Bared to You just as much as the Fifty series! I can’t wait until October for her next book to come out!!! Thanks for the recommendations, thinking I am going to try Knight next, although I’ve heard that Beautiful Disaster is quite good, as well as Belong to Me, which a friend of mine is reading that also was trying to find something to soothe the “fifty” withdrawals.

thanks!

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62 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Beautiful Disaster isn’t my favorite or even in my Top 5. Try Backstage Pass & Rock Hard (for which I’m about to write a post) http://amzn.to/N2cZI4
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63 Samantha June 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love Fifty shades of grey and bared to you, on your list which is the closet book to them? bc i kinda like the whole role of both of the characters in each of the books

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64 Deb September 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Check out The Winemakers Dinner…..you will never look at turtle watching the same again:)

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65 April September 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m so glad I found this site!! And others that like naughty reading!! Everyone gives me grief for reading what they call my “porno books”. Although if they only knew how close some of them come! I do have a couple suggestions… I don’t read contemporary, my genre is paranormal. With that in mind here are some additions for you:

Tina Folsom: Scaguard Vampire Series

Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry Series

Larissa Ione: Demonica Series
Larissa Ione: Lords of Deliverance

Kallysten: Out of the Box*******Not for the faint of heart…very kinky/experimental/explicit… each novella goes a little further. I got both her “Out of the Box” and “Living out of the Box” sets for better pricing. (Yes I am so twisted I not only read but had to purchase both series!)

Trina M Lee: Alexa O’Brien Huntress Series

These are just a few, some of the more “active” series that I cherish. I’m always looking for new ones.

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66 Mia September 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I have read Fifty Shades of Grey Series, Beautiful Disaster, Gabriel’s Inferno, Love Unscripted, and Bared to You. I do not think that most of these books should be on the same list as Fifty Shades.

Fifty Shades of Grey was fantastic and I told every friend I had to read it. Bared to You was also very good and was the only book that lived up to the hype of something you should read after Fifty Shades of Grey.

Beautiful Disaster, Love Unscripted, and Gabriel’s Inferno were sweet love stories that I recommend reading but DO NOT expect them to be anything like Fifty Shades. I just wish I had known this before I started reading them and I might have enjoyed them more than I did.

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67 Kelley December 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

So you wrote this post a long time ago, not sure if your still looking for suggestions but here are mine:
Because you are mine series by Beth Kery (8 novella type books)
Forty Shades of Pearl by Arianne Richmond
The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle
Fade into you (series) by Kate Dawes
Wallbanger byAlice Clayton
Destined to Play by Indigo Bloome

Those are a few of my faves since I had read 50 shades 4 times now I was desperate for “More” so I found what I was looking for in these.

How were you able to read the books before their release date because I wanted to read the Marriage Bargain.

Enjoy!

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68 Anne December 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

I’m not sure if you’re into the supernatural + the oohh lala erotica.. But that’s the genre J.R. Ward’s Blackdagger Brotherhood and Fallen Angels series fall into.

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69 Brenda January 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I understand your obsession for reading. During the massive tornado damage done in 2011 we were without power for 12 days. I had a book collection that rivals libraries but, hadn’t read the first one due to a now ex-husband who forbid it……really people there are assholes who aren’t billionaires and have no sexual capabilities. In those 12 days I read 34 books sometimes by oil lamp light and others by a flashlight and 2 spare 12 volt batteries the red cross gave me. Since then no one but, no one has seen me without a book in my hands. For Christmas 2011 I was given a kindle. I have now racked up over 300 book purchases and 75 percent are erotica thanks to 50 shades. Up until then I was a murder mystery reader. Now I can read all my wonderful smut and no one is the wiser. My doctor’s receptionist was rather taken with my reading 50′s since I had a hard copy of it reading it the waiting room. Then when no one was within hearing range she asked me if she should read it……..then borrowed my books. Love it. I was hospitalized in October for a month. Before all was said and done all the nursing assistants, nurses, lab techs and several doctors had begun reading 50, their own copies. I am such a corruptor and LOVE IT!!!

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70 saragnilrad January 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm

If your a fan of bared to you or fifty shades you gotta read “dirty” by megan hart

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71 Samantha March 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I feel the same way. I’ve been devouring books since fifty shades here are my faves…
This Man & Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas (third to be out Spring 2012)
The In Flight Series.. Up In The Air , Mile High & Grounded by R.K. Lilley
The Breathless Trilogy… Rush by Maya Banks (second book out spring 2012)

These were all great reads. Happy Reading

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72 Nicole March 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Hey,
I just came across your post through Pinterest… I am an avid reader as well. of all genres but when I am in the mood for smut , 10 books in 3.5 weeks comes easy to me as well. maybe a bit less sleep… BUt my hubby enjoys the benefits. Ha! I loved the Bared to you series (2 books out so far) as well. Better than 50 Shades. I just thought I’d throw a couple other recommends at cha! “Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover (Kindle version out now), and “the Edge of Never” by Redmerski. I enjoyed the Thoughtless series by Stephen’s as well. I didn’t read through all the threads.. and I am a year late (almost ) in the conversation. But there is my two cents. Happy Reading! I am gonna look for you on goodreads!
Nicole

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74 Janai June 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

LOVED the CROSSFIRE series, was disappointed the Entwined with you wasn’t the end but happy to hear two more are coming out.
Gabriel’s inferno was a great book so looking forward to the third one.
Going to check out Unfinished Heroes trilogy thanks. As far as recommendation, keep hearing “THIS MAN” is a good trilogy haven’t read it but its on the list.

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The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens is AH-MAZING!!!!

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