Suggestions for Steamy ReadsSexy romance is hot - and it has been for more than two centuries. Here, four books to enjoy, from the first English-language erotic novel to this season's toe-curlers.
For a Romantic Historical Yarn
A Duke of Her Own by Eloisa James
An academic by day and a romance writer by night, James is expert at weaving historical fiction with delicious bedroom tales. Pick this if you enjoy more plot, less porn-worthy scenes.
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For a Carnal Classic
Fanny Hill by John Cleland
First published in 1748, but banned in the U.S. and England until the 1960s, this sexually explicit tale about a prostitute's rise through society is considered the novel that started the genre in English.
For Fans of Fifty Shades of Gray
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Like Shades, Day's novel was self-published. A few weeks later, word of mouth catapulted the tale of two troubled souls in glitzy New York City to a publisher and best seller-dom.
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