Jul 29 2016 2:00pm

Bang, Bang, On The Door Baby...Erotic Romance Best Bets for July 2016

Bound Beneath His Pain by Stacey Kennedy

What were the best erotic romance in July?

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.

July gives readers more bang for their buck as the couples below experience some intense fireworks in their relationships and learn that those bright fleeting sparks can often be used to build a lasting flame.

Bound Beneath His Pain by Stacey Kennedy

Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. He keeps his dark side hidden away from the press, who will chase down any hint of scandal. He’s always in command of his world, careful to expose his closely guarded secrets only to those he knows he can trust. Then Allie Bennett shakes his legendary discipline. She’s beautiful, pure, untainted. But is Micah willing to sacrifice her innocence for his own selfish obsessions?

When that sexy smile makes her body burn, Allie tries with all her might to ignore it. For one thing, Micah’s her new boss. For another, he’s as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives into his dangerous games. She knows he’s got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she’s willing to go to light the way for love.

Fans of Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sins series will enjoy this spin off that gives new meaning to the saying, “you can’t always get what you want...but sometimes you get what you need.” Intense emotions overflow and cascade around you as a romance of epic proportions is built between a man determined to retain all the control and the one woman who has the ability to make him lose it. Light BDSM elements flavors the storyline though it isn’t as defining in the relationship as you would expect from this author.

Wild Licks by Cecilia Tan

Wild Licks by Cecilia Tan

Gwen Hamilton wants to succeed at acting without using her family name: she wants to be judged on her own terms. But when an exercise in Method Acting leads her accidentally into the arms of Mal Kenneally, the rock star with a reputation for unusual sexual appetites, Gwen thinks maybe she’s found the ultimate test of her acting abilities. Or maybe she’s finally met the man who can see the real Gwen underneath the act.

Mal Kenneally has done his best to leave his aristocratic British family behind. The Rough, the rock band he started with his childhood friend Axel, is his family now. But will he be forced to choose between the brotherhood of the band and his growing obsession with Gwen Hamilton?

Mal and Gwen push each other’s limits, each convinced that one day they’ll go too far. But the farther they go, the more they discover that two can delve far deeper than one.

Everyone has a mask they present to the world but what happens when you find the one person who not only sees beyond the mask to the person behind it...but understands what and why you are hiding?  Emotional angst, drama, and a seemingly impossible romance are just the tip of the iceberg for a couple whose dark erotic desires can either bring them together in the ultimate salvation or drive them apart forever.

Wanderlust by Roni Loren

Wanderlust by Roni Loren

Restaurant critic Aubrey Bordelon is never at a loss for words to describe her meals in the fancy restaurants of New Orleans. But after her magazine’s high-profile music reporter falls ill, she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble.

Lex doesn’t want to pretend that the sparks on stage between him and Aubrey never happened, but it certainly makes the fact that she’s writing a story on his band all the more dangerous. The last thing he needs is some nosy reporter revealing their problems to the world. But the sexy Southern belle doesn’t give up easily, and soon he’s wondering if the best way to chase her off the story is to coax her into his bed…

Roni Loren never fails to impress me with her dynamic characters and erotically charged romances. Laughter, tears, redemption, and love opens the door for an emotionally damaged journalist and a bad boy rock star whose main agenda to keep his band’s secrets safe from the tabloids changes when he discovers a woman for whom he would give it all up for. Though the journey is a wild unpredictable ride, the ending is well worth the price of the ticket.

Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye

Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye

To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

This novella delivers the goods and more in a short, erotic, full bodied BDSM romance that opens the door to a new spin off series while introducing us to one of the owners of a BDSM club and the submissive who figuratively ties him up in knots. Emotions run high as this couple thoroughly explore all the benefits of a D/s relationship. But when their circumstances drastically change, they will need to decide if what they can have outweighs what they could lose.

Top to Bottom by Delphine Dryden

Top to Bottom by Delphine Dryden

Drusilla Stasevich wants to leave the past behind and start the next chapter of her life. Returning to her hometown to open her dream kink club, Escape, seems like the perfect solution. But it can be tricky making dreams come true—especially when the person you want to share them with isn’t around anymore.

Amie Templeton is no stranger to tough times. She’s learned to make it on her own, and doesn’t do relationships outside the kink world. When her ex Dru moves back to town, old feelings surface. But that’s fine, right, since Dru has just opened the hottest new kink club in town?

Dru and Amie want to get the distracting spark between them out of their systems. Instead, their intense play sessions fan that spark into a flame. As if Dru didn’t have enough on her plate, an anonymous saboteur threatens to push her new club out of business. It will take the help of everybody at Escape to set things right again, and a lot of trust for Dru and Amie to start working toward a new life together.

Delphine Dryden offers readers an emotionally complex second chance romance wrapped in a lovely erotic package. A woman’s chance to open her own erotic club leads to a reconciliation with an ex-lover. The past and present collide as these women struggle to overcome past misconceptions and a lack of communication to understand and accept their second chance. A small mystery subplot offers the push this couple needs to move forward in their relationship.


Learn more about or order a copy of the books mentioned in this post:

Bound Beneath His Pain by Stacey Kennedy  
Wild Licks by Cecelia Tan (available August 2, 2016)  
Wanderlust by Roni Loren  
Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye  
Top to Bottom by Delphine Dryden  







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