Aug 29 2017 2:00pm

6 Erotic Romance Best Bets for August 2017

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 palate and your credit card.

While August ushers in the end of summer, it doesn’t mean the end of hot sizzling romances. Below are six couples guaranteed to convince you that no matter the season, these couples generate more than enough heat in and out of the bedroom.

Please note that not every story I recommend are this current month’s releases. Some have already released while others are coming soon.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

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New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…

Opposites attract in the best of ways in the first book of Santino Hassell’s sexy male/male sports romance series. Hot and humorous, this romance follows a grumpy pro football player who finds himself sidelined with a babysitter after one too many public tantrums. Readers will cheer as our heroes run some demanding and erotic plays thatrequire them both to be fully honest with one another and themselves if they want a chance at winning this game.

Protecting Their Mate by Moira Rogers

Protecting Their Mate by Moira Rogers


Blake is on a mission from his alpha–to track down a werewolf whose parents dragged her into the human world years ago, one who may be in danger. He expects the lead to go nowhere, given how few wolves live among humans, but he discovers something rare indeed, caged in a basement: a beautiful, curvy woman gripped by the fever, ready to mate.

Ashley Todd has never fit in. She’s always been too much–too big, too demanding, too aware of the wolf hiding beneath her skin. She’s been locked away for months—been alone for a lifetime—and in walks Blake to save her from her prison. Her rescuer is hard, intense—a dominant wolf whose bossy attitude makes her growl…and yearn to submit.

Soothing Ashley’s mating fever is Blake’s responsibility–and his pleasure. Their passion is explosive, undeniable. But what started out as a job for Blake quickly becomes something more, and the toughest part of his mission looms: taking Ashley back to his pack so she can choose her permanent mate from amongst his brethren.

Ashley is drawn to dominant Blake, but meeting the rest of the pack reignites her desire. She is overwhelmed by her new life and all it entails, but embracing her inner wolf means embracing the truth: if she doesn’t explore her attraction to the other members of the pack, she’ll never find her forever mate.

This is a release of a serial series previously published under a different name. Same story merely restructured. Moira Rogers writes an enjoyable erotic romp of paranormal proportions where a young female shifter is guided through her sexual heat as the willing participant in her every sexual fantasy with five males who will do anything for her...to her...for the chance to see if one of them is her true mate. A mild subplot helps to move the story along and set up for the next mating.

Pounding Skin by L.A Witt

Pounding Skin by L.A Witt

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Fighter pilot Jon Russell never sleeps with the same man twice. Known for his lack of shame when it comes to hooking up, Jon has no interest in commitment—even friends with benefits sounds like too much work.

Matt Huffman has slept with lots of women. He’s had loads of girlfriends. So why does the hot as hell pilot getting a tattoo as the result of a lost bet stop his breath? And how come he can’t stop thinking about him, even after he’s gone?

When Jon returns to Skin Deep the second time, he doesn’t want another tattoo. He wants to hook up with the gorgeous artist he spent hours agonizingly close to, and Matt wants to explore some curiosity about men. Fulfill the desire he can’t stop fantasizing over. And he wants to do it with Jon.

As their casual hook up becomes more than just skin deep, both Matt and Jon are faced with questions they don’t want to answer. Matt understands he’s bi—but are these feelings he has typical of hooking up with a man? Or is it only Jon that can make his heart pound? If Jon wanted nothing more than a fling, why does he find himself needing not just Matt’s body, but all of him? And can their relationship withstand the hardships that makes Jon avoid them in the first place?

Witt’s Skin Deep, Inc. romances are erotic standalones that are perfect for those who enjoy watching sexy tattooed alpha males fall head over heels while fighting it every step of the way. From friends with benefits to a full press romance, L.A. Witt builds a sensitive and richly layered story that addresses love, loss, commitment, sexuality, and trust.

Twice As Hard by Amber Bardan

Twice As Hard by Amber Bardan

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They caught me. Naked, shivering and dripping after a spontaneous swim in the forest. Two rugged men whose hard gazes captivated and scared me all at once.

They warned me. Told me I was on private property and I needed to obey the law…or I would be punished.

The idea of them both punishing me, pleasuring me, kept tormenting me. I couldn't want them. I shouldn't. But I did.

I didn't mean to trespass again. I thought I could retreat without notice. But they're coming for me.

To show me the pleasure in pain. To show me just how right forbidden can feel. And to love me twice as hard as I ever fantasized.

Dark and twisted, Amber Bardan writes an erotic fantasy that manipulates and teases the reader with each turning of the page when a young woman is forced to pay a price for her repeated trespassing on private land. A price that two men will deduct from her body and soul. Readers may find some of the scenes disturbing and should proceed with caution.

The Castle by Skye Warren

The Castle by Skye Warren

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I’m safe in the ivory tower Gabriel Miller made for me. That’s what he says. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army of enemies held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel Miller my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

In chess, only the Queen holds the most power and must be protected at all cost. Horned to a knife sharp edge, the third story in Skye Warren’s Endgame series magnifies the complex and erotic journey this couple has taken. The emotional undertaking involved is flagrantly displayed against a dark and possessive background built by mystery, obsession, lies, sex, and power as all the pieces are placed on the board for the final game.

Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

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Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

Tessa Bailey’s newest romance contemporary hits all the right spots as she creates the perfect blend of humor and erotic overtones for a couple whose commitment issues take on a life of their own when one decides that they suddenly want it all. Heartfelt declarations clash brilliantly with the sharp wit and flagrant dirty talk as our hero attempts to convince our heroine and himself that commitment only leads to heartbreak.

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Dolly Sickles
1. Dolly_Sickles
This list makes me smile, because of Tessa Bailey's cover. I guess you kind of let down your guard with a boy next door ... then wham! :)
Tori Benson
2. Torifl
Dolly_Sickles-I had issues with the cover till I started reading the book and met Charlie.ithen is made sense. :)
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