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Turn Up The Heat With These 7 Spicy Romance Novels

This reading list has a little something for everyone.

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Is there anything like grabbing a page-turner and getting cozy under a blanket? Winter can be long and cold, but a steamy novel will warm you up for sure.

This reading list has a little something for everyone — from contemporary romance to sci-fi to historical romance.

1. “Things We Never Got Over” by Lucy Score

If you like alpha males with beards and a bad-boy attitude, you are going to want to get your hands on this book. Knox likes living his life alone, but when runaway bride Naomi comes into his small town in Virginia, trying to help her estranged twin, Tina, he can’t seem to resist getting involved. This small town, happy ever after, has the perfect amount of spice and love.

2. “That Kind of Guy” by Stephanie Archer

If you like Hallmark movies but crave a little more steam, this book will satiate you. When Emmett Rhodes runs for mayor of a small town, he needs a fiancée to escape his bachelor past. He finds the perfect woman to play the part, promising to cosign on her restaurant loan if she goes along with his act. Things heat up quickly in this enemies-to-lovers, fake dating rom-com with a happy ending.

3. “Anyone But You” by Jennifer Crusie

When Nina Askew turns 40 and divorces her husband, she's over the moon about unloading her stuffy lifestyle and reinventing herself. When she meets her uber-sexy, 30-something doctor neighbor, she wonders if the age gap is too much. This hot contemporary romance will keep you turning the pages long into the night.

4. “The Duke’s Virgin Spinster” by Claire Devon

When Vanessa hires a male prostitute to take her virginity and Duke Wilson shows up at her door instead, she hides after their steamy encounter. The Duke blames himself for the death of his ex-wife and decides he’s not cut out for love. Until his encounter with Vanessa, that is. This second-chance, regency romance will heat you up for sure.

5. “Sweet Dreams” by Kristen Ashley

When Lauren finds out her husband cheated, she decides to reinvent herself by moving to Carnal, Colorado. After getting a job at a biker bar called Bubba’s, she meets Tatum Jackson — he’s smoldering hot, rough around the edges, and thinks Lauren isn’t the kind of woman who should be working at Bubba’s. After insulting Lauren, she finds out he not only works at the bar, but he’s a part-owner, too. Things heat up fast between the two of them in this second-chance romance erotic novel.

6. “Time and Forever” by Susan B. James

If you like a side of sci-fi with your romance, this story is for you. Two friends, Lorena and Sherry, are sent back in time to 1969 via a virtual reality adventure game, giving both women a look at what’s possible. This book has second-chance romance and is truly a magical read.

7. “Delicious” by Sherry Thomas

When a talented cook with a troubled past meets her deceased patron’s brother, things heat up fast. And not just in the kitchen. Set in Victorian England, this book delivers the steam and a few twists and turns along the way.

What's a recent book you've read that you absolutely loved? Make a recommendation in the comments below.

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