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    21 Sexy, Saucy, And Downright Raunchy Novels To Read If You Don't Like Porn

    From flirty romance to straight-up erotica!

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    Porn is great, but it's certainly not for everyone. So what do those who enjoy a bit of sauciness without the close-up visuals and high-pitched screaming do? Well, might I suggest reading any of these 21 novels, which range from fun, flirty romances to straight-up erotica!

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    1. Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Piatkus

    This latest offering from romance superstar Talia Hibbert is a follow up to her hit Get A Life, Chloe Brown (although you can read them as standalone books). PhD student Danika is looking for a friends-with-benefits sitch, but when she's saved during a fire drill by ex-rugby star Zafir, and a video of the rescue goes viral, she impulsively agrees to play along with the romance. What could go wrong?

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.19

    2. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

    Berkley

    A math nerd with more money that she knows what to do with decides she needs to get better at sex, and so hires a handsome male escort to teach her – which includes lesson plans and checklists! While their relationship starts off super pragmatic, it gradually journeys towards something much more intimate. From romance novel genius Helen Hoang!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£6.50

    3. The Roommate by Rosie Danan

    Piatkus

    This debut steamy romance draws you into the life of good girl Clara Wheaton, an accomplished yet predictable socialite who's just been had by her double-crossing crush. So what does she do? Accidentally moves in with a "boner fide" (sorry, had to) porn star! Soon, Clara and her roommate Josh are on a crusade to get better sex for women everywhere – about time too!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£7.91

    4. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

    St. Martin's Griffin

    If you're looking for a quality gay romance then look no further! This novel follows the son of a US President, Alex Claremont-Diaz, who is coerced into a friendship with uptight royal Henry, Prince of Wales, for the sake of good PR. This funny and sexy story sees the two international bachelors fall into an impulsive and secret relationship that threatens to upend Alex's mother's bid for re-election! Let's hope the sex is worth it…

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£11.48

    5. No Judgments by Meg Cabot

    Piatkus

    We all know Meg of The Princess Diaries fame! Well, she's back with a new series set in the paradise-like Little Bridge Island, Florida. Animal-loving Bree escapes to Little Bridge which is subsequently hit by an epic hurricane. Worried for the island's pets, she's forced to work with notorious heartbreaker Drew in order to save as many cats and dogs as she can! But when she falls for him, Bree wonders if it's the excitement of their mission that makes Drew interested in her, or whether their burgeoning relationship has (four) legs.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£7.37

    6. 99% Mine by Sally Thorne

    Piatkus

    This is the second book from Sally Thorne, the bestselling author of The Hating Game (soon to be a film), in which a young photographer, Darcy, believes she's found the perfect man, Tom. The problem is that he's her twin brother Jamie's best friend! When Darcy and Jamie inherit a gorgeous cottage from their grandmother, suddenly Tom shows up with his perfect face and tight white tees to help renovate. Will Darcy be able to keep her hands off of Tom or will she break her allegiance to Jamie?

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£7.01

    7. Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

    Piatkus

    Are you crying out for a queer female romance? Well how about this debut novel from Meryl Wilsner about a Hollywood showrunner and her assistant who suddenly find themselves romantically thrust together by a baying public. This slow-burn, contemporary romance is packed with amazing LGBTQ+ main characters, and is probably more sweet than steamy – but it's definitely satisfying!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£7.99

    8. Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

    Berkley

    This wholesome friends-to-lovers romance is set in Harlem, New York, and follows heartbreaker Jesse Strong who is plunged into an entrepreneurial dilemma after his beloved mother passes away. At odds with his brothers about what to do with his late mother's knitting shop, he turns to his childhood friend Kerry for help. Kerry has always liked Jesse, and agrees to help him reinvent the store, bringing them closer together than ever before.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£13.77

    9. The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

    Piatkus

    In the midst of grieving the loss of her fiancΓ©, Sloan adopts an adorable puppy named Tucker and starts to feel a little better. Cue Tucker's owner, a touring musician named Jason, who wants his dog back! Not willing to part with Tucker, Sloan and Jason get into some heated texting which soon turns to flirting. This absorbing, sexy romance from the bestselling author of The Friend Zone is a must-read for all romance and dog lovers!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.19

    10. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

    Piatkus

    Superstar writing pair Christina Lauren have hit it out of the park once again! This hilarious caper sees two mortal enemies, Olive and Ethan, end up on the honeymoon of a lifetime after they are the only ones to survive food poisoning at a wedding. But the farce doesn't stop there, Olive and Ethan take to Hawaii and intend to avoid each other the whole time until Olive runs into her boss! To stop him uncovering the lie she's told him, these crazy kids must pretend to be together, which after a while starts to come quite naturally to both them.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.99

    11. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

    Sourcebooks Casablanca

    Luc O'Donnell is the son of a rock star dad he's never met. After his wayward antics begin to attract press attention, Luc's told to clean up his public image and begins dating refined London barrister Oliver Blackwood for good PR. They seem to have nothing in common, but soon their fake-dating arrangement begins to feel more real, and the pair can't help but develop feelings for each other.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£11.99

    12. Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

    Piatkus

    Katrina is a lowkey kinda gal who feels like she's doing dating all wrong. When her rendezvous with a random guy trends on Twitter, she can't wait to escape the city and her reluctant fame. Enter the handsome Jas, who whisks her away on a rural getaway that has more in store than either of them planned! The second novel in her Modern Love series, this bodyguard romance is full of fiery chemistry and steamy scenes that are very likely to keep you up at night (in a good way)!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.19

    13. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

    Headline Eternal

    This opposites attract romcom from the bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal, follows a young lawyer who moves to LA to start her own firm and ends up colliding with a handsome junior senator. Olivia is eager to avoid a relationship, but can't resist Max's charm. Their clandestine dates go well, but when they're forced into the spotlight, Olivia doubts if their relationship can survive harsh public critique.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.76

    14. Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

    Blue Box Press

    This sexy, second chance romance is so much more than bland erotica! Kimba and Ezra grew up next door to each other, and have gone from best friends, to lovers, to strangers over twenty years. Now they are reunited, but things are completely different than they were before. They're both grown and Ezra has a family; will their visceral bond transcend the way their lives have both changed?

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£12.99

    15. In at the Deep End by Katie Davies

    Mariner Books

    Twenty-something Julia decides she may have been looking for love (and pleasure) with the wrong gender. Tired of her humdrum life, she begins to adopt a party lifestyle and encounters Sam, a conceptual artist who wants to show Julia a good time. Sam is exciting, queer, polyamorous, and dominant – everything Julia wants, or does she? Fans of the TV show Fleabag will adore this spicy lesbian romcom full of filthy jokes and salacious sex scenes!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£7.37

    16. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

    Avon

    Wedding planner Carolina Santos kind of hates weddings after her own nuptials were spoiled by her ex-fiancΓ©'s childish, infuriating, annoyingly good-looking brother, Max. Now she must work with Max for a coveted client that could change both of their lives! But Carolina isn't quite over being jilted at the altar. Everything is to play for in this smart, sexy, enemies-to-lovers romcom.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£9.78

    17. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

    Hodder & Stoughton

    If you stan a love story set in New York, you'll adore this charming romcom about a calligrapher living in NYC! Meg, who predicts the downfall of Reid's nuptials with startling accuracy, leaves a coded message about it in his wedding program. Obsessed with finding patterns, Reid tracks down Meg a year later and demands answers. Together, they explore New York City and slowly become friends, and eventually something more.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£6.99

    18. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

    Forever

    Samiah, Taylor, and London are all cheated by the same guy who claims to be their boyfriend. After the incident is played out online, the three women become Twitter famous and form a pact to spend the next six months looking after themselves. In the meantime, Samiah somehow finds the time to create an app from scratch – what a woman! – and in doing so meets the delicious Daniel Collins. The question is, is she willing to put her dating hiatus on hold for him?

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£8.19

    19. Beautiful Liar by Zara Cox

    Piatkus

    If you were looking for something with all the bells and whistles of the 50 Shades saga, then look no further! This super steamy erotica charts a billionaire romance between Lucky and Q, two star-crossed lovers who begin a fully-fledged sexy fling that has an ominous time-limit – Q is 28-years-old and claims he won't live to see 30. They better get in that sex swing while they can!

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£20.09

    20. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

    Avon

    Fans of Jane the Virgin will love this hilarious romcom set against the melodramatic world of telenovelas! After a messy breakup, soap actor Jasmine escapes to NYC where she begins starring in a rom-com opposite telenovela hunk, Ashton SuΓ‘rez. Both need this project to be a success, so after a rocky start, they begin rehearsing behind-the-scenes, which gives way to an impulsive love affair. But Ashton is hiding something big, and the pressure of Jasmine's new fame causes her to question everything.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£9.99

    21. Beach Read by Emily Henry

    Penguin Random House USA

    Two polar-opposite authors with writer’s block agree to swap their current projects and finish each other's stories. Augustus Everett writes literary fiction while January Andrews pens bestselling romance. When they end up living in neighbouring beach houses for the summer, they strike up a deal to trade genres and see what happens. What happens? Love!? I couldn't possibly say.

    Sexy rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Price: Β£6.49