Jun 27 2015 1:00pm

Feels So Good Being Bad...: Erotic Romance Best Bets for June 2015

Asking For It by Lilah Pace

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

The month of June brings hot day and even hotter nights as the couples below explore every decadent and wicked fantasy they’ve ever had.

Asking For It by Lilah Pace

Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.

Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker...

Reader Advisory:Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.

While fans of Cara McKenna's Willing Victim are sure to see some parallels, the reasons behind the protagonists actions are darker, resulting in a deeper mental and emotional baseline. A smooth flowing storyline addresses multiple subjects lines while slowly peeling back the layers of two extremely complicated characters. Pace handles these subject matters with grace and careful handling as both parties are far more fragile than first assumed. Sexually explicit scenes only add to the edgy intimacy that permeates the book. Though we aren't left with an HEA, Pace leaves readers with a sense of hope these damaged individuals could have a viable future together.

Opening Up by Lauren Dane

Opening Up by Lauren Dane

The men of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop are great with their hands... and they're not afraid to get dirty.

PJ is exactly the kind of woman Twisted Steel owner Asa Barrons doesn't need. The last thing he wants to do is mix business with pleasure, and PJ has some of the best custom detailing he's ever seen. But the chemistry between them won't be denied, and soon he's introducing her to a whole new world in the bedroom, pushing her far beyond anything she's ever experienced. PJ finds she can't get enough, but how far is too far before he consumes her completely?

This is why I continue to enjoy Lauren Dane’s erotic romances. The first in her newest series—Ink & Chrome—introduces us to two well developed protagonists whose strong personalities and blazing hot chemistry threaten to set the world ablaze. Add in an engaging storyline, humorous sexy banter, and some smoking erotic love scenes and you have a romance that will hold you hostage to the very last page.

Beyond Innocence by Kit Rocha

For years, Jared has existed on the fringes of both Eden society and Dallas O'Kane's Sector Four gang. He travels between these worlds, protected by his money and power—money he earned selling his body, and power that comes from knowing secrets. He's untouchable—until he starts a new life gathering intelligence for the O'Kanes.

Lili Fleming walked out of Sector Five with a gun, the bloodstained clothes on her back, and an icy determination to survive. She finds herself in a world where people live hard and love harder, and nothing's more terrifying than how much the O'Kanes wake her up, make her feel—especially Jared.

Emotion is a risk he can't afford, and a complication she doesn't need. But neither can resist the lust simmering between them, and the sparks that could either melt the ice around both their hearts…or get them killed. Because the only thing more dangerous than loving an O'Kane is loving a spy.

Beyond Innocence brings us two weary souls who don’t believe in love or that they are worthy of it. The erotic scenes are off the charts as is what we have come to expect from this series but the emotional scenes will give you all the feelz as Jared and some friends slowly and VERY thoroughly teach Lili about her sexuality and the freedom that comes from owning it. Her experiences in Sector 5 were extremely abusive and it distorted her sexual and emotional growth. Lili, in return, shows Jared that he is a man worthy of the love and friendship that is bestowed on him.

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren

Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy. And my foster brother.

Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

The second book in Skye Warren’s Stripped series tells us a dark erotic story of love, loss, revenge, and redemption. No one does anti heroes quite like Warren but even she excelled with Blue. Blue and Lola were foster siblings until Lola betrayed him and he was sent away. Now he’s back and he wants his revenge. Pain and pleasure vie for attention as this couple flash between the the past and the present to discover where it all went wrong and how they can make it right.

The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

A humorous and sexy romance contemporary that tells a tale of naughty memes and delicious punishment. Forbidden workplace romance is always a favorite and when a librarian and the principal get together, the sparks certainly fly. Lush tension spiked chemistry leads to some very erotic and naughty love scenes. A personable cast of secondary characters round out the story, adding even more humor and a few subplots to help get our couple to their happily ever after.

What has you e-reader smoking this month?


Learn more about the books mentioned in this post: 

Asking For It by Lilah Pace  
Opening Up by Lauren Dane  
Beyond Innocence by Kit Rocha  
Better When It Hurts by Skye Warren  
The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting  







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Darlene Marshall
1. DarleneMarshall
I read Asking For It based on all the buzz I'd seen, and it didn't disappoint. Yes, it was darkly disturbing, and all of the trigger-warnings are justified. But I found the characters sympathetic and the story engrossing and done sensitively. The therapist in particular was a favorite character.

I'm looking forward to the follow-up novel.
2. Torifl
DarleneMarshall-I'm pretty sure Berkley is just about ready to file a restaining order on me over this sequel. lol
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