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Top 10 'Steamy' Romance Novels

Updated on December 3, 2016

Love Stories With Something Extra

A wonderful list of 'steamy' love stories which have been created by talented romance authors to add some real spice to your reading enjoyment.

These love stories are guaranteed to satisfy and delight all of the romance novel readers who want their stories to be a reading pleasure.

Review this list of steamy romance novels and choose the ones that you want to curl up with in a comfortable chair.

Welcome to the Top 10 'Steamy' Romance Novels

#10 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Beyond Innocence - By Emma Holly

Beyond Innocence
Beyond Innocence

When Florence Fairleigh travels to London in 1873 to meet with her recently deceased father's solicitor, little did she know that the meeting would have far-reaching implications that would affect her life forever. Originally thinking to secure a position as perhaps a governess or teacher, Florence is, instead, thrust into London's social whirl in a plot to encourage a marriage for young Freddie Burbrooke, in the hope of settling him down and sparing him society's censure. In the process, Freddie's brother, Edward, earl of Greystowe realizes he has feelings for his brother's intended-feelings that deepen and finally are reciprocated. But can a true and lasting relationship be built on a foundation of lies?


#9 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Dark Lover - By J.R. Ward

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing their enemies-the lessers-more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed, leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate, Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.


#8 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Mr. Perfect - By Linda Howard

Mr. Perfect
Mr. Perfect

Jaine Bright and three close friends share dinner one night and during casual conversation, create a list of qualifications for the perfect man--some logical, some hilariously funny, some racy. Within days, their tongue-in-cheek wish list of attributes for Mr. Perfect has been leaked to the press and the resultant publicity is overwhelming. Coworkers, TV crews, and reporters barrage the quartet with comments and criticism. As if Jaine doesn't have enough to cope with, she has a new neighbor who she suspects is a criminal. She's relieved to learn that her neighbor is really an undercover cop, but she's still wary--because smart, sexy Sam Donovan handles her sharp witticisms with easy humor, and Jaine suspects that he may threaten her heart.


#7 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Untie My Heart - By Judith Ivory

Untie My Heart
Untie My Heart

Stuart Aysgarth, the new Viscount Mount Villiars, doesn't know he's playing with fire when he inadvertently runs afoul of Emma Hotchkiss. True, the exquisite Yorkshire lady is a mere sheep farmer, but she also guards a most colorful past that makes her only more appealing to the handsome, haunted lord. Emma has come to him seeking justice -- and Stuart is determined that she will not leave until she has shared her secrets ... and his bed. Her clever revenge scheme must fail in the face of his soft words and tender caress -- and then he turns the tables on his bewitching adversary, seducing her into a daring deception of his own ...


#6 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Devil's Bride - By Stephanie Laurens

Devil's Bride (Cynster Novels)
Devil's Bride (Cynster Novels)

When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire town by offering his hand in marriage. But Honoria wasn't about to bend society's demands and marry a man "just" because they'd been found together virtually unchaperoned. No, she craved adventure, and while solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, she decided that once the crime was solved she'd go off to see the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?


#5 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Welcome To Temptation - By Jennifer Crusie

Welcome to Temptation: A Novel
Welcome to Temptation: A Novel

Sophie and Amy Dempsey are just two wedding filmers trying to hop to the next level of their careers when they agree to produce a documentary of aging film star Clea Whipple's return to her hometown of Temptation, Ohio. And when the local mayor, Phin Tucker, and the police chief, Wes Mazur, proffer themselves as willing subjects for quick flings, Sophie and Amy aren't the type to object. But things are never easy in rural Ohio, and what starts off as an esoteric art film project soon evolves into potential porn--and that's just the relationships, let alone the documentary. Clea's husband Zane turns belly-up, the race for mayor turns dirty, and Sophie and Phin turn on the heat full steam.


#4 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Dream Man - By Linda Howard

Dream Man
Dream Man

Never comfortable with her fame as an empath, lovely Marlie Keen has led a life free of clairvoyant incidents for several years. But her quiet, ordinary existence is shattered when the unwanted ability to read a murderer's mind returns with a vengeance. Knowing that publicity is sure to follow, Marlie nevertheless tells the police what she knows. Tough detective Dane Hollister first scoffs at her claim that she "sees" the serial killer who's terrorizing Orlando, but it doesn't take long to convince him that she's telling the truth. It takes even less time for him to recognize the attraction between himself and Marlie, but Marlie is incredibly vulnerable to the visions assaulting her and Dane must put his fierce desire on hold while he tries to track down a bloodthirsty madman.


#3 'Steamy' Romance Novel

After the Night - By Linda Howard

After the Night
After the Night

Faith Devlin grew up knowing that Gray Rouillard thought she was trash because his rich father ran away with her pretty, sexy mother. She almost hates him for it, but she can't, because every time he looks at her she wants him more. Gray controls the tiny Louisiana town, but he finds he can't control Faith -- until he gets close to her. And underneath the passion, there's a mystery to be solved. Steamy and compelling!


#2 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Behind Closed Doors - By Shannon McKenna

Behind Closed Doors (The McCloud Brothers, Book 1)
Behind Closed Doors (The McCloud Brothers, Book 1)

Raine Cameron is looking for her father's killer. She has taken a job with her uncle's company to hopefully find his killer. Seth Mackey is looking for this brother's murderer. He is a surveillance expert and is watching Raine's uncle's company because he believes he will discover the murderer within the company. Thus, Seth is spying on Raine and finding himself close to being obsessed with her. A heart-stopping tale of obsession and desire that is dazzling both in the skill with which it is crafted, and in its seamless interweaving of exquisite sensuality and unrelenting suspense.


#1 'Steamy' Romance Novel

Passion - By Lisa Valdez


Young widow Passion Dare thought she'd never love again. But a handsome earl has been pursuing her- and after a lifetime of propriety, Passion ponders throwing caution to the wind. After several heady encounters, the pair must face blackmail, learn a shocking truth-and choose between duty and desire. Passion has come to London from her home in the country to spend time with her aunt and cousin in her first forays into society as she comes out of mourning. Passion has been numb for years allowing herself to be lead by duty and obligation. But when she is pulled from the path of a falling palm tree at the Crystal Palace by a handsome stranger, Passion's numbness takes flight.


What Is Your Favorite 'Steamy' Romance Novel?

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    • Ericajean profile image


      4 years ago

      I love the layout of your hub and found the summaries hot! Voted up and awesome.

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      5 years ago

      Bared to You and Reflected in You, by Sylvia Day! Read them you wont be sorry. Just as good as Fifty Shades.

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      6 years ago

      JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series HANDS DOWN. Everyone should at least read the first book you'll never regret it ;)

    • designsbyharriet profile image


      6 years ago from Indiana

      I read, Emma Holly. J.R. Ward and Linda Howard, so hot and steamy I just love their novels.

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      7 years ago

      Everything by JR Ward xxx


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