If you’re looking for a sizzling read to heat up your summer, check out our list of the sexiest books of all time.
Delta of Venus, by Anaïs Nin
In Delta of Venus Anaïs Nin penned a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these thought provoking stories, a Hungarian adventurer make wealthy women fall for him and then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. Delta of Venus is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of Romantic writing.
The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
Uhhh, come on. Like you thought this wasn’t going to be on here?! No one does young love better than Sparks, whose hits A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, and Nights in Rodanthe have also made it to the screen. But The Notebook’s tale of summer romance endures beyond odds or sense and is a heart-wrenching masterpiece.
Before Jamaica Lane, by Samantha Young
This book is also from the same series to which the previous one belonged to. This is the third book in the series and we are introduced to these characters in the second book. Nate is the quintessential boy and Olivia is the good girl we all think is never going to get her own story. They are really good friends so when Olivia asks him for help in her drunken state, Nate could not say no.
The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang
This unexpected love story between a 30-year-old woman with Asperger’s syndrome and a hired male escort became a sensation in 2018, and for good reason: Hoang charms readers with a complex protagonist and inspired critics to reconsider what makes a modern romance novel.
The Score, by Elle Kennedy(Off-campus series)
This is the third book in the Off-campus series by Elle Kennedy. All the books in this series are awesome and praiseworthy but for me this book stands out the most because we have got a really strong heroine in this one. Dean Di Laurentis is the star of his college hockey team and a playboy to his core. Girls throw themselves at him and it takes him by surprise when Allie Hayes wants nothing to do with him. There is undeniable attraction between them which gives way to their one night of sin. Allie doesn’t want to remember but Dean won’t let her forget. Allie takes her time to find out that he is not the arrogant,self-centered and dumb playboy he poses as. Dean,for the first time,wants to stay in place. It’s a sweet and sexy read which will stay with you forever.
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Boy meets girl. Boy travels back in time to visit girl throughout her childhood. Boy and girl’s love story becomes the subject of a massive best-seller that highlights how far you’ll go to protect unconditional love.
The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory
Guillory’s rom-com tells a thoroughly modern tale about romance that starts purely physical and long distance. (Been there.) You’ll root for these leads as they debate whether to keep it casual or make it really work.
When Katie Met Cassidy, by Camile Perri
After a broken engagement, Katie meets Cassidy, who makes her question everything she thought she knew about love, sex, and herself. A tender tale of finding yourself and trusting unexpected impulses unfolds.
Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks
Every Breath focuses on the many sides of love that hold our loyalties. The story starts when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls cross paths in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Immediately, their connection is electric, but unfathomable. Both at different points in their lives, the feelings that they’ve developed for one another leave them faced with difficult decisions that jeopardize their personal happiness.
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
Spoiled, headstrong Scarlett O’Hara finds herself in dire straights during the Civil War. Her family’s fortune and plantation are in tatters, and Scarlett uses every wile in her toolkit to keep her family and land out of poverty. The infamous Rhett Butler offers her a way out, but will she lose her heart in the process?
Call Me By Your Name, by André Aciman
The movie that changed the way you look at peaches was a novel before it made Timothée Chalamet an internet boyfriend. Reach the book for more sizzling liaisons in the idyllic Italian countryside. And, yes, that peach scene is in the book too.
Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell
This novel always tops the list of favourites that I have. When I stumbled upon this novel online I didnt quite like the description and thought that it would not fit the boundaries of what I define as a good romance novel but I couldn’t be more wrong. This story is about a fat red-headed girl with family issues and a half- Asian boy. When I say that the girl is fat I don’t mean that she is curvy,she is right out fat. This could be a turnoff for many people since most of us like beautiful heroines. But it shouldn’t deter you because this book is the most beautiful story you will ever read.
Forever…, by Judy Blume
Will anyone ever capture the excitement of first love and the complicated feelings around losing your virginity as well as Judy Blume? Yeah, noooo. She speaks to the awkward and horny teenager in all of us. Plus, this novel is regularly censored for its honest depiction of teenage sexuality—so you should definitely read it.
It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover
Lily, who believes she has moved on from her first love, Atlas, meets a gorgeous neurosurgeon, Ryle, who she hits it off with right away. When everything seems to be going smoothly, Atlas reappears, reminding her of the life she left behind.
Filled with honest truths about relationships, once you finish this emotional rollercoaster, you’ll want to pass it along to everyone you know.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre, an orphan and an outcast, accepts a governess position for a young girl in a somewhat mysterious situation with a dark and brooding master, Edward Rochester. What secrets hide in Thornfield Hall? And what will Jane do once she uncovers Mr. Rochester’s dark past?
Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
Claire is thrust back in time to Scotland in the 1700s, where she meets Jamie Fraser, a Scotts warrior who teaches Claire love that she’s never known. But she still has a husband back in her own time, one patently different from the wild and wonderful Scotsman. Who will she choose?
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
By far the most beloved love story of all time, Pride and Prejudice is a great place to start. Elizabeth Bennett, Mr. Darcy, and the situation is set up in the first line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” The thrust? Shall you marry for love or money?
Sea of Tranquility, by Katja Millay
I love this book with all my heart. All the characters are portrayed so well and realistically that imagining them is really easy. You would be immersed in the story from the very beginning, it is that gripping. It tells the story of a girl who has a traumatic past which leads her to pose as a Russian girl who can’t talk in her new school and a boy who is emancipated because everyone is dead in his family. It’s an emotional journey of how they confide in each other and become each other’s rocks in their time of need. This story has a touch of fateful dreams which gives you goosebumps at the end of the story.
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
Another amazing story from the master Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility shows us two women in love. Marianne Dashwood is impulsive in her love for the charming Willoughby, and Elinor Dashwood is sensible but struggles to conceal her angst with her love for Edward Ferras.
The Girl He Used to Know, by Tracey Garvis Graves
Annika and Jonathan fell hard for one another after they met at chess club while studying at the University of Illinois. Their love seemed like it could withstand anything — until an unexpected tragedy forced them apart.
Now, 10 years later, they’ve reconnected. Both on different paths with the careers they always dreamed of, Annika and Jonathan need to decide if they should take their second chance at being together before it’s lost.
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Amy Byler
An Amazon Charts and Washington Post best-seller surrounds the story of Amy Byler who’s headed to New York City for a summer to take a much-needed break from her overworked life.
After letting loose and taking in all the city has to offer, she meets one particular man who leaves her contemplating if she should stay or go back to all that she left behind in Pennsylvania.
The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
When protagonist Don Tillman, a socially challenged genetics professor, decides that it’s time to settle down, he turns to a unique approach for finding love: The Wife Project, a self-written 16-page survey that he believes will filter out the wrong women.
One applicant, barmaid Rosie Jarman is immediately disqualified, although she possesses all of the qualities Don is looking for. He is, however, intrigued by her quest to find her biological father, and joins her in a collaborated effort they call The Father Project.
The two end up entangled in a whirlwind romance, and despite ignoring his scientific calculations, Don learns that searching for love is pointless because love will always find you.
The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
McCullough’s classic is the best-selling book in Australian history for a reason: The epic family story set in the Australian Outback hinges on the darkly passionate love story between young Meggie Cleary and the forbidden priest Ralph.
The Viscount Who Loved Me, by Julia Quinn
This book is of the historical romance genre and its the love-hate relationship trope that we all adore so much. In the story,our hero Mr Anthony Bridgerton is engaged to our heroine’s half-sister who she treats as her real sister. At first,our heroine Miss Kate Sheffield is totally against Anthony’s pursuit of her sister because he is a proven rake of the highest order. But as the story progresses they build mutual respect towards one another and are dangerously attracted to each other. This story has humour and great characters which will only tempt you to read the other books in the series. Once you are introduced to all the characters you will be hooked to find out everyone’s story.
Whitney, My Love, by Judith McNaught
Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, Whitney Stone returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love…only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant Duke of Claymore. Even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot — will not — relinquish her dream of perfect love.
One Day in December, by Josie Silver
Laurie was never a believer in love at first sight until she spotted The One through a misty bus window on a snowy day in December. Their eyes meet in a magical moment that’s made for the movies, and then, her bus drives off.
Over the next year, Laurie looks for this mysterious man at every bus stop and cafe in London, but doesn’t find him in the same fated way she’d hoped.
They ultimately do meet at a Christmas party when her best friend Sarah introduces him to her as her new boyfriend. Through the next 10 years, the lives of these characters are intertwined through friendship, heartbreak, and love, as they evaluate missed opportunities and the potential to reconsider their own paths.