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When it comes to romance, no two love stories are the same. Whether it’s a slow burn or a hot and heavy relationship, we just can’t get enough of the chemistry behind the couples. If that’s your thing, you’re in luck with this list. We’ve rounded up 10 of the steamiest romance novels of 2021 for your reading pleasure.
Give Me a Reason by A.L. Jackson
Eden was struggling to make ends meet as a teacher, so she took on a part-time job. The only problem was that her new boss was cocky, rude and so good-looking that nothing else mattered. Even though Trent came off as dark and dangerous, Eden couldn’t help but feel the heat between them every time they locked eyes or brushed against one another. But when Eden finds out that his son is a student in her kindergarten class, she vows to keep him at arm’s length. However, the more she resists, the more she wants him. Ultimately, she gives in to temptation, resulting in a night that changes everything.
The Match by Winter Renshaw
Rossi is ready for motherhood, even though she is as single as they come. Deciding to make her dreams come true through an anonymous donor, she’s ready to tackle parenthood on her own. When the fertility clinic makes a mistake and mails her a letter that was meant for the father, his identity is exposed. Much to Rossi’s surprise, the donation came from famed tennis player, Fabian Catalano. As the staff scrambles to clean up the mess they made, Fabian decides he wants to be a dad. To make things easier, Rossi lets him stay with her, and it doesn’t take long for the two of them to start playing house.
Blurred Lines by Susana Mohel
Morgan was never one to get caught up in the idea of romance. Instead, she chose to focus on having a successful career, amazing friends, and an impressive shoe collection. But when her brother’s friend Evan, a gorgeous, younger man shows up out of nowhere, Morgan is immediately smitten. Fully aware of his playboy reputation and cocky attitude, she decides to keep her feelings to herself. However, mother nature has other plans when a chance encounter during a stormy evening brings them together for a night of passion that neither of them can forget.
The Fling by M. Robinson
Ashton is the classic definition of a playboy and plans to stay that way. He made a deal with his friends to stay single and avoid falling in love at all costs. This way of thinking impacted his entire adult life, ensuring that he could charm the pants off of any woman he wanted. With his suave style and arrogant attitude, he embodied everything a woman wanted to stay away from but also spend the night with. But when Ashton met single mom Sage, everything changed. What he assumed would be a one-night-stand was starting to turn into so much more. Was Ashton ready to break the pact and become a family man?
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
After finding success with her sex-positive start-up, Naomi is ready to take it to the next level. When she pitches her lecturing idea to higher education institutions, she is sadly turned away. Looking for a new platform, she connects with Ethan, a rabbi wanting to grow his synagogue…who also happens to be named one of the city’s hottest singles. With Ethan wanting to attract millennials and Naomi desiring to share her series, they come together to create a buzz-worthy series about modern intimacy. But it won’t be long before their unexpected romance becomes the hottest topic of all.
Fish out of Water by Josie Watts
Julia is ready for a new beginning, and she’s off to a good start with a new job and apartment. Little does she know that the place she rented sight unseen is located in the middle of a retirement community. She thought she’d be enjoying fun Florida nights of partying; instead, she’s playing caretaker for her neighbors. But it all pays off when she finds herself face-to-face with Mr. Frazier’s hot nephew, Grant. Even though he appears to be a straight-laced businessman, his sensual side is quickly revealed with his bedroom behavior. As things continue to heat up, Julia starts to worry that she might get burned.
Freed: Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
There is nothing more romantic than witnessing a long-awaited wedding between two people that are ridiculously in love. Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have never had a conventional relationship, but with chemistry like theirs, nothing can keep them apart. As the wedding day quickly approaches, independent Ana starts to question if she can live with Christian’s constant need for control. Even though their passion is unmatched, one misstep threatens to split them up for good. Christian must reconcile his past once and for all, or his future with Ana might be ruined forever.
A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria
Bored with her work, Michelle took a chance on leaving her corporate job to trade it in for her own graphic design business. Even though the risk paid off with her career, her love life was lacking, much to the disappointment of her traditional Puerto Rican-Italian family. So when the only guy that’s ever given her butterflies comes to town for a business venture, and she finds herself working on the same campaign, they are forced to reunite. As all the feelings come back, and these two share a steamy reunion, Michelle starts to wonder if this romance is here to stay, or if Gabe will once again say adiós.
Unbroken by A. Kelly
Devastated by the death of his wife and child, Detective Callum Wolf wants revenge. Unfortunately, his anger spirals out of control and he ends up killing a suspect, as well as his career. Taking on bodyguard work, he accepts a job that involved kidnapping a woman as part of a consensual sex game. What he didn’t expect was to be mesmerized by “the victim.” However, Sadie Mickelson is playing her own game that includes twisted secrets and lies with her ex-husband’s family. Regardless, these two can’t deny the sparks they share, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and things are about to get hot.
Twisted Love by Ana Huang
Alex is haunted by past trauma, which keeps him from feeling much of anything. So when he’s asked to look after the sister of his best friend, he is shocked when he starts to notice emotions come up that he has never allowed himself to experience before. Even though Ava Chen has also endured a difficult past, she chooses to look at things with love, including her Alex. With undeniable chemistry and an animalistic attraction, they can’t help falling for each other. But with buried secrets bubbling up to the surface, their love story might not have the happy ending that they had hoped for.