Book Recommendations List
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Tessa and Zach’s chemistry is off the charts and Sophia will capture your heart. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
A homicide detective with an Aussie accent, handcuffs, and a dominant personality? Sign me up!
Misbehaved goes beyond the taboo teacher/student romance giving you in depth passion and intense emotion.
Henry wants Anne. Anne wants power. How did Anne become the woman Henry loves? ~Tracey [4/5 stars]
Carly Phillips brings us a sweet and sexy second-chance romance about a guy trying to redeem himself to the one that got away.
Fiona Archer delivers a romance that will keep you at the edge of your seat in suspense while sweating profusely at the serious hotness that is Seth Justice.
Rachel Van Dyken gives us a lovely, funny, heart-warming story of former BFFs forced to spend time together by their meddling grandparents. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
CD Reiss has a gift for combining the sweet with the down and dirty to create a great romance. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Trophy Wife is filled with mystery, suspense, scorching hot sex and the mind-fuckery we expect from Alessandra Torre. ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
★★★★★ Father is a a raunchy, taboo themed story that will take you out of your comfort zone and make you squirm!
★★★★★ Peggy and Elliott’s story is a PERFECT second chance romance. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
★★★★½ The lost lovers have a very hard road but Laura Kaye gives us a great payoff! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Leave it up to Kylie Scott to bring us a fun new premise. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Where Good Girls Go to Die was a story filled with angst, passion, humor and everything
K. Bromberg knocks it out of the park with The Player. *Bad pun intended* ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Jennifer Dawson gives us a slow burn for the relationship/falling in love part, but it is NOT a slow burn for the sex. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
The writing is raw, the story is twisted and I could not put it down!
This sexy love-triangle-that-isn’t-really-a-love-triangle will have you laughing and swooning from start to finish. ~Adrian
The Goodbye Man is beyond a normal taboo read and will not disappoint if you love dark books!
Beau’s journey with psychic Mallory gives us the special Kristen Proby repartee that we love so much. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
These flawed characters and their beautiful, but crazy, love story will have you hooked by the second paragraph. ~Adrian
The Reaper’s MC series should come with a warning: Will rob you of a good night’s sleep. At least that has been the case for me with every single one of Joanna Wylde’s biker books. Not that I wish you all to suffer, but if you haven’t read Joanna Wylde, you need to. Sleep is overrated anyway.
The beautiful scenery and the very real, very engaging characters with their everyday struggles, failures and victories, their intense chemistry and torrid love affairs jump right off the page. It’s an auto-one-click for me, a definite 5 stars, and a Must-Read for all contemporary romance fans.
This alpha-submissive may be the sexiest thing I’ve ever read. ~Adrian
Who loves a bossy alpha and a tough girl who can stand her ground? Me! Me! Me!
K. Bromberg’s fun and sexy story is the perfect addition to the 1001 Dark Night Collection. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Another winning RomCom from Rachel Van Dyken! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Mia Sheridan always breaks my heart and then repairs it in kindest, sweetest way. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
The Do-Over will run you through the gamut of emotions and you’ll love every second. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Vi Keeland give us everyone I love about romance in one sexy, hilarious story.
Even though Rock Chick Reawakening is a prequel, it ends with the most perfect epilogue that only Kristen Ashley can bring us. [5/5 stars]
I don’t know what to say about this book, except that you should read it. ~Adrian
Wait for It is such a great slow burn romance, you don’t even realize you are halfway done, at 2am. I promise, you’ll have more laughs and happy sighs than tears. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
There was always something unexpected happening to pull me in. The desire and passion between Jessica and Cooper was palpable. This is a five-star read. And I can not wait for the rest of this series.
I have the biggest book hangover from this one. It was so good. It all comes together in a page-turning story that I absolutely LOVED. [5/5 stars]
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Avery James’s tribulations bring her to Gabriel Miller, whose brand of salvation is not kind and gentle, and may not be salvation for Avery at all. His brand of hotness, though, is very right, in a scary, domineering alpha kind of way.
This book will sweep you off your feet and restore your faith in fate and DESTINY. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Tessa is known for her dirty-talking alphas and you will find her signature style in Wound Tight. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Another beautifully written, action, drama, and romance-packed Maiden Lane story from Elizabeth Hoyt. ~Lina [5/5 stars]
Everly and Sawyer kept me laughing and swooning throughout the whole book. I may have shed some tears too, which is rare. I highly recommend binge-reading all of Jana Aston’s books.
I was rubbing my thighs together one minute and laughing hysterically the next while reading this book. It’s brilliant—fast paced, so very sexy, with smart and engaging protagonists.
As always, this is a MUST READ for the kink-loving readers out there who enjoy watching a submissive squirm as the dominant men in her life take her in hand. [5/5 Stars]
This brilliantly written book will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Aly Martinez keeps you on the edge of your seat with this sexy thriller! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Katee Robert, Samanthe Beck, Tessa Bailey, Leddy Harper, Skye Jordan, Ella Frank, Sara Jane Stone, and Gina L Maxwell talk signings!
Eden and Beckett’s dynamic is so compelling and their chemistry is off the charts! ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Zander and Getty’s banter and sexual tension will have you hooked from the start! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
I love Laurelin Page’s seamless, smooth writing. She has a way of making you fall in love with her shameless playboys, and I absolutely fell for Chandler. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
In the Darkest Surrender, the banter will have you laughing, but don’t worry, there is plenty of suspense and action packed into this book. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
Retrieval is a fast roller coaster ride, with extreme highs and lows that will leave you digging your fingernails into the bar holding you in! But trust us…… you will enjoy the ride. ~Angela and Adrian 5/5 Stars
Skye Jordan always brings the heat/heart/humor! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Lauren Blakely delivers again with another male-POV standalone. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
If slow burns are your jam, Too Wild to Tame is the book for you. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
This is not your Mama’s “rich girl falls for her bodyguard” story! ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
Erin Watt is trying to ruin me for all other authors with this series.
~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
Take a chance on King. Mia did and it eventually paid off. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
Pulling Her Trigger had the perfect amount of smut, romance and suspense rolled into 100 pages. ~ Marissa [4.5/5 stars]
AL Jackson weaves a beautiful but heartbreaking story of second chance love. ~Adrian
Kristen Proby is a expert at the family saga. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
This book is it. Real. The beautiful and the ugly. All of it. This is a book that must be experienced, so I’m just going to leave it at that. ~Adrian [5/5 stars]
In Worked Up, Tessa Bailey touches the heart as she burns up the pages. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
J.R. Ward, once again, has created a captivating world right smack in the middle of reality. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
Ethan and Delaney are star-crossed lovers with the world rooting against them. Skye Jordan brings the sexy and gives us a great, complex story. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
A new hockey series from Elite Author, Skye Jordan? Yes Please!
Jade West delivers a HOT, steamy and delicious story with tons of MM & MMF action.
If you love a good second chance romance, you wont be disappointed with Love Tap.
HJ Bellus gives you lust filled sex, suspenseful plot twists and heartfelt emotions.
Clarissa Wild takes on the Teacher/student taboo affair with this one and brings the heat!
Laura Kaye brings the DIRTY in Hard to Serve. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
This is a story that you have to experience…my words can’t do it justice. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Nan’s bizarre love triangle kept me hooked and I couldn’t wait to see if she got her redemption. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
A very well written, raw and gritty love story that hits every emotion possible.
T.K. Leigh draws you in right from the beginning with this romantic comedy .
A British hero calling me love will get me every time! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
This book sent me on an emotional roller coaster full of sadness and hope but what an amazing ride it was.
Alex and Frankie’s journey in Fated gives you laughter, tears and everything in between.
Laurelin Paige gives us a love story that is thrilling and sexy and filled with the promise of danger. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Clay and Julia are BACK and back in action right from the start! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Henrik and Ailish keep you at the edge of your seat and fanning yourself at the same time. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
This book made me feel so many emotions. Bend Me is just the start and I cannot wait to dive into the rest of this series!
Ethan and Lissa sizzle in their hook ups! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Amelia LeFay wrote one of the hottest stories I have read in quite some time filled with lust, love and a whole lot of feels!
Boyd works overtime to meet Norma’s needs in the office and in the bedroom.~Nelle [4/5 stars]
There aren’t too many series that can keep my attention through 7 full-length books and a couple novellas, but the Eagle Elite series has kept me guessing and swooning and loving every word!
S.C. exceeded my expectations with Three: A Ménage Erotic Romance. Cold showers all around after finishing this sexy ménage!
Excellent!! Full of real, raw emotion and grit. I’ve fallen in love with both Austin and Briggs. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Bonny Capps writes a whole new level of mind f*cking darkness. [4.5/5 stars]
Jade West does not disappoint, bringing the taboo hotness in this Teacher/Student forbidden romance. [4/5 stars]
Adam and Sarah make a sexy connection and face some danger in this really quick tale. ~Nelle [4/5 stars]
R.B. O’Brien writes a hot, kinky journey full of suspense and dark twists.
Moto gives us the ups and downs of a relationship, and a couple of twists to keep you guessing how it will all end. [4/5 stars]
The Spiral Down is such a beautifully written romance story about overcoming obstacles and finding unconditional love.
Tessa Bailey’s creativity blooms in the premise of the Romancing the Clarkson series. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Laura builds a brand new world, a sexy story and edge-of-your-seat suspense in Ride Hard. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
The TOO HOT TO HANDLE book trailer is what you get when you combine three things: 1.) Craigslist 2.) Trespassing and 3.) Last minute favors from your the author’s musician brother.
Courtney Lane gives you an unpredictable, dark read that will have you questioning your own sanity.
When I’m With You is a great love story with some incredibly swoon-worthy moments, some bar-top dancing and HOT sex. You can’t ask for much more! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
J.A. Huss gives you a suspense filled, savagely hot story that leaves you emotionally mindf*cked and needing more.
Clarissa Wild puts a sexy, edgy spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale and does not disappoint.
Ridiculously funny and real, Love, Chloe will keep you laughing and swooning from beginning to end. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Computer geek, clean cut, all-American . . . sexual deviant in the sack. Oh yes, Chad will push all your kinky buttons in Debauched. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
We love the taboo books, and Dirtiest Secret is about as taboo as it gets! It had a little bit of everything: mystery, suspense, emotion and dirty, hot sex.[5/5 stars]
Kylie Scott makes the wait for Dive Bar worth every moment. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Bring on the tall, bearded and cuddly mountain man who goes after the woman of his dreams. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
Kiss of Midnight will hook you from the get-go with the strong characters, great world building, and the hot sex.[4/5 stars]
A modern day Bonnie and Clyde with a side of Wild Things; that was Dulcie and Con in The Bad Ones. [4/5 stars]
A powerful, emotional story about two people dealing with grief and trying to get past traumatic life experiences together.
H.J. Bellus writes a powerful, sexy, dark book that will leave you out of breath and begging for more.
I don’t know what kind of magic Kristen Proby weaves, but I can digest her books like a delicious piece of cake from Fusion. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Tessa beautifully conveyed the struggle of the the returning father who never thought he was good enough for River. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Their re-connection is so deep and so real it will touch you to the core. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
I LOVE a Christina Lauren story. Their signature style always draws me in from the first word. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
I love that their simple “emergency engagement” story line is more complex than it seems. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Jewel E Ann gives us a well-written, entertaining, story of love. And really hot sex. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Carey Heywood gives you a realistic, second-chance love story that has you laughing and crying throughout.
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The cover for Vengeful Love: Black Diamonds by Laura Carter is stunning!
I do love a good friends-to-lovers story. Rock Redemption is all about Noah redeeming himself in Kit’s eyes, earning back her trust and friendship, until romance blooms.
Jace and Avery’s love story will make you laugh, cry and will definitely touch your heart. ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
Reading The Confessions is not a treat; it’s a necessity for Original Sinners fans. [5/5 stars] ~Angie
The end of a series always brings the tears, and this one was special because KA somehow made us love the one guy we hated in the beginning of the series. [5/5 stars]
Dirty Bad Secrets was another dirty, kinky, sadistic ride that had me glued to my Kindle, wondering what new deviant scenes Jade would bestow upon us. [4/5 stars]
Sara Jane Stone gives us romance and intrigue in Serving Trouble ~Nelle [4/5 stars]
Clarissa Wild brings you into a harsh, yet beautiful world full of darkness and redemption.
Lita and James BURN UP THE PAGES ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
A beautifully written love story that is well paced and full of emotion.
Corrupt is a dark psychological thriller with the perfect amount of mindf*cking, lust-filled sex.
Jason Luke gives you the most intense, erotic encounter of your life in this Novella.
Debra Anastasia takes you on an action packed journey filled with mystery and romance.
Jordan Marie sends you on a fast paced , wild MC ride that leaves you emotionally spent.
Nick and Becca find their ever after, but as suspected, it’s not easy.~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Heartbreakingly angsty, Undo Me totally lives up to it’s title! ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
Pure Punishment is not your average romance. Suspenseful, dark and the twists will keep you guessing to the very end.
Disturbingly twisted & surprisingly beautiful with major twists that will keep you guessing and wanting more.
Legend brought us a new couple on opposing sides of the fight ring but their young love was wonderfully innocent and hot at the same time.
If you like the Phantom of the Opera, you’ll like the little homage Helen writes into this hot historical story about a shy woman with the voice of an angel and the theater owner who falls in love with her.
This Maddox Brother will have you wanting to set everything on fire!! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Hot, emotional read about a good girl who is guarded from love and a bad boy who thinks he doesn’t deserve it.
Unraveled is a quick, sexy read that is perfect for your lunchtime break, though you probably want privacy.
More Cat and Bones goodness can be found in this anthology and it’s awesome.
Sawyer Says is an inspiring, emotional story of self-discovery and evolving love.
A roller coaster ride of love and hate, hope and pain. One of the darkest series I have read.
Kresley Cole describes the build up and anticipation perfectly. If you enjoy hot sex scenes with BDSM aspects and great humor throughout your books, 1-click now.
Love, heartbreak and dirty filthy sex. The perfect Rock Star story.
There was heartbreak and hardship along the way, with interspersed bits that were heartwarming, and sexy, of course there was sexy.
In Boiling Point we see a new type of Tessa alpha. The alpha who relinquishes control…and it’s HOT AS HELL. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
A hot sexy book that lets you dive into the world of the voyeurism fetish.
A down and dirty kinky story that is completely relatable and highly enjoyable to read.
Emma Chase kept me laughing and intrigued on every page. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
I was glued to the pages and couldn’t wait to see outcome of Hale and Sierra’s “will they/won’t they” sexual tension. ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
Winter Renshaw delivers great chemistry between the characters and intense twists & turns. This book does not disappoint!
MaKenna and Caden took the long road to happiness but Laura Kaye made the ride worth it! ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Aced is packed with heart and heat that will keep you glued to the pages. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
Radiance was such a great romantic fantasy story with an arranged marriage that leads to love. I enjoyed watching Brishen and Ildiko fall in love with each other. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
Lauren Blakely nails the realistic male POV! ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Zeb gives everything he can to win over the skittish Sayer. ~Nelle [4/5 stars]
With a great combination of sexy, sweet and romantic, What You Need is the perfect office romance story. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
Jennifer Dawson came out of nowhere and gave me exactly what I needed to get out of my book funk with Michael and Layla’s story. Crave has a hot, alpha and Dominant cop who goes after the woman he’s been watching for 6 months.
Sexy and suspenseful, First Touch will have you hooked from the first sentence through to the last word. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
River and Addy’s second chance at romance will break your heart then put it right back together again. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
A fantastic friends-to-lovers story with the perfect amount of heat, angst, romance and humor. ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
If you ever doubted the “lady boner” or “lady blue balls”, you won’t after reading Operation Foreplay. Hilarious! ~Adrian 4.5/5 Stars
A nice twist on the uptown boy and small town girl. ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Risqué, erotic and out to satisfy all of your desires.
What Maxi Needs is the perfect weekend read…..fun, easy and oh so sexy. ~Adrian 4/5 Stars
French house mistress. That is all you need to know. [4.5/5 stars]
OH DAMN! Their chemistry is off the charts!! ~Nelle [5/5 stars]
Tyler and Easton give a sexy new meaning to “parent-teacher conference.” [4.5/5 stars]
Forbidden love, a dirty-talking alpha man and lots of heat. Winner!!! ~Adrian 5/5 Stars
All He Wants for Christmas by Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Laura Wright and Skye Jordan
Excerpt ~Nelle [#½/5 stars]
Tryst is an excellent mature read, full of twists and turns. ~Nelle [4/5 stars]
Light on the drama, and heavy on the sex. ~Angela [4.5/5 stars]
Exclusive Excerpt Reveal and Giveaway from Lauren Blakely
The Original Sinners by Tiffany Reisz series reading order. AKA, the best series ever.
I’ve been waiting for the bad-boy, tattooed Sloan brother and Lauren delivered on all counts. Excerpt ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Compromising Her Position is a perfect beach read. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Sexy, soulful and funny Sara Jane Stone brings the wit and the heat to Natalie and Jack’s story. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
I wasn’t sure Joanna Wylde would be able to match my love of Picnic, but she did it with Painter. ~ Marissa [5/5 stars]
On January 11th, 2016, Chloe Barlow is giving us the latest in the Gateway to Love collection, A Steel Town.
A Steel Town
How do you protect the woman you love, when you fear you are the very person who could destroy her?
Claudia McCoy has been told what she can’t do enough for one lifetime. After a near-fatal childhood battle with juvenile diabetes and having to accept that her dreams of serving in the military would never come true, she’s thrilled to begin a life on her own terms. Yet, when she finally starts her career in the FBI, Claudia is furious that her condition and overbearing big brother, Wyatt, have both once again interfered with her ability to have the life she truly wants. Now derailed from her high-profile aspirations of a position in the FBI’s D.C. headquarters, she is instead planted far away from the real action, and practically right in her brother’s Pittsburgh backyard.
Trey Adler is known for fixing things, but he’s broken just as many — leaving him with regrets that never go away. He’d be the first to agree he should stay away from a nice girl like Claudia, but he can’t deny his friend Jenna Sutherland’s request when she asks him to use his position as a temporary FBI consultant to keep Claudia safe — especially as it’s clear this little firecracker needs protecting. Far away from all the action she so craves, Claudia is more determined than ever to prove herself in her first major investigation at whatever cost — and those costs are proving to be dangerously high.
Their battle of wills turns quickly into a powerful need for one other, making them both rethink everything they ever wanted.
Will Trey be able to keep her alive long enough to give them an opportunity at something real together — a future that can survive the danger in their present, as well as the darkness of his past?
Hello Trey, looking mighty fine there.
Here’s a special Excerpt just for us at SBC.
“What’s the problem?” Trey asked.
“It’s just…I’m so damned frustrated. There are all these pieces…I keep finding more, but
I can’t seem to get any of them to fit with each other.”
Trey could sense how truly thwarted she felt. Claudia needed a release, and he so
desperately wanted to give it to her. It didn’t help that Trey’s mouth was still watering from
his last taste of her. He needed more, and maybe he could have it, without breaking any
promises. There was one thing he knew could help turn off that big brain of hers.
“Maybe you need to focus more clearly. I can help.”
“Like with meditation or something?”
“Or something,” he retorted, feeling his mouth tilt into a half-smile as he stood and
looked down at her confused gaze. “Tell me, have you ever come before?”
“I think so.”
“Then, no,” he answered with a smirk. “Stand up.”
She searched his face for a clue, but finally did as he said.
“Take off your jeans and panties.”
Her mouth curved into a tiny “O,” but she remained silent, slowly unbuttoning her pants
and sliding her jeans down the length of her smooth, olive-toned legs. The light blue […]
Your inner book hoarder is getting the shakes. Feed her!
The Life of Anna is wickedly delightful and can be down right disturbing. ~Angela [5/5 stars]
Transcending Darkness is romantic suspense with an almost sweet (but dirty) love story. You get a lot of well written story, good side characters and plenty of sexy times.
Samantha Young is a master at the modern romance. ~Nelle [4½/5 stars]
Hard Beat will have you hooked from the first word to the last. ~Adrian 5/5 Stars