Perhaps you were one of the tens of millions of readers who devoured the Fifty Shades trilogy. Or maybe you enjoyed the first movie in the series and are looking forward to the Fifty Shades Darker release in theaters this month. Or possibly, you didn't read the books or see the movies, but you love a sexy, dirty tale and it's February and cold and the world seems to have gone mad so hey, why the hell not.
Have I got some recommendations for you. But first, a word about these books. They're all scorching hot. Some are lengthy series, while others are quick hits. There's something here for everyone. But let's be clear about what these books aren't: They're not porn. They're not fluff. And they're not antiwoman.
No, these books celebrate strong heroines seeking their own pleasure on their own terms. Some end in a traditionally happy way, while others end happily at the end of a great night of sex. Orgasms abound. So does self-discovery. So get out your ereader and your credit card and be prepared to one-click these gems.
And if you're the kind of reader who says, oh, I never read romance or erotica, then try something new. The genres are a wonderful antidote to reality. And it is Valentine's Day this month, after all. I can think of no better, no kinder gift to yourself than reading about love — and lust.