Written by Margaret Bristol for Bookish
With hot casting news, there's no doubt the most talked-about book right now is E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey. It's become the bestselling book of all time in Britain, and smashed sales records in the U.S., catapulting the romance genre into the spotlight. The Fifty Shades film is still a few years away, but James recently announced that Sons Of Anarchy and Pacific Rim actor Charlie Hunnam will take up Christian's riding crop, while up-and-comer Dakota Johnson will bite her lip with abandon as Ana. So you've devoured the sexual history of Anastasia and Christian and loved every dominant and submissive minute. Now what? As you eagerly await the first trailer, satiate your need for more with these erotic encounters. And while we don't think you should ever feel guilty for reading, we've made sure they're available in e-book form, so your device can serve as discreet packaging for these sizzling stories.
1. Bared To You
Like the Fifty Shades trilogy, Sylvia Day's Bared To You and the sequel, Reflected In You, found a place at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Day's novel focuses on the complicated relationship between Eva and Gideon, both abuse survivors finding true love and passion for the first time.
2. The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty
Published under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure, this retelling of Charles Perrault's famous fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty with an erotic twist. Rather than waking up the princess with a kiss, the handsome prince in this book stirs her with seduction and is rewarded with her submission to his desires.
3. Crescendo [the Leah Brooke Collection]
Because there's no such thing as too much, Leah Brooke brings you not one but two Christian Grey-type characters: Nick Morietti and Steve Vanguard. Both men dominate the submissive Julianna Lovette in this erotic adventure set against a story of mystery and revenge.
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