The Sex Positive Romance Novels You Need To Read
Here are a few of our favorite sex positive romance novels!
Sex Positive Romance Novels
As a book genre, romance has become more and more sex positive as time has passed, encouraging people to embrace their sexuality, their sexual needs, or lack or sexual needs. For this article, we've included some of our favorite sex positive romance novels we think you'll enjoy.
Each romance novel on this list, while sex positive, includes different elements. Some couples have class differences or status differences by way of nobility, there are interracial couples, bisexual and lesbian characters, and a book featuring a sex worker. These differences between the characters all demonstrate that people can be very different and still live a sex positive life.
1. Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai
The second novel in Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series, Wrong to Need You follows Jackson Kane, a man who, ten years ago, was accused of a crime he never committed. Because of it, he fled "his home, his name, and his family," but now he's home "older, wiser, richer, tougher." And still in love Sadia Ahmed, his brother's widow.
Sadia, the incredible bisexual heroine, is surprised by the sudden feelings she develops for Jackson, but her confusing isn't enough to turn down his help. After all, the cafe she inherited is in trouble. An affair with Jackson is out of the question. Still, that doesn't stop the desire brewing between them. Will that desire be enough?
2. A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian is the second novel in The Regency Imposters series. Ash should know better than to publish his friend Verity Plum's naughty novel, but she's the one person he can't say no to. Not only is he helping her publish it, he's illustrate. Of course, that's when he finds out, despite having no family or proper education, Ash is the long lost heir to a duke. Leaving Verity is a thought too difficult to bear.
As for Verity, she's doing her damnedest to keep her brother from landing himself in prison, keep the family paper going, and ignore her feelings for Ash. She's never believed she'd get the fairy tale romance, but with Ash, she wonders. With just a month until Ash's true identity will come out, he plans to spend it with Verity. Once their secrets are out in the open, will their relationship survive it?
3. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
From the Reluctant Royals series, Alyssa Cole's A Duke by Default is about socialite and family disappointment, Portia Hobbs. Portia is fed up with disappointing everyone, including herself, and vows to change it. She apprentices with a swordmaker in Scotland, finally getting the chance to show off just what she's capable of. Too bad her boss is just as grumpy as he is hot.
Despite not wanting a spoiled little American princess telling him how to run his armory, Tavish McKenzie has to admit Portia is really good at it. Tav tries to ignore his growing feelings for Portia, but she discovers he's the secret son of a duke and "rough-around-the-edges Tav" becomes Portia's latest project. Will Portia and Tav survive the media scrutiny?
4. Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
Tikka Chance on Me is an opposites attract novella by Suleikha Snyder. Bad boy biker Tucker Carrigan and Indian good girl Pinky Grover shouldn't work, yet somehow they do. Their attraction is "instant, incendiary," seems to fall into place even as they fall into bed together. Still, they'll have to let go of their assumptions of one another if they're to have a chance at love.
5. Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
Duke of Halford, Griffin York, isn't too keen on marriage in Tessa Dare's Any Duchess Will Do. Because of this, his mother hauls him off to "Spinster Cove" and demands he find a bride from the women there. Deciding to teach his mother a lesson, Griff picks serving girl Pauline Simms. Pauline dreams of opening a bookshop, a dream that suddenly comes within reach with the arrogant Griff waltzes into her life with a proposition. In exchange for a week of attending his mother's duchess training lessons and failing at them, Griff will give her a small fortune.
But Pauline isn't just a failure at duchess training. She's also "brave, quick-witted, beguiling," and a woman Griff begins to fall for. Griff wishes to keep Pauline by his side, something that won't be easy between society's judgement and discovering if Pauline feels the same way.
6. Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Alexis Chambers' life has become stagnant at the beginning of Rebekah Weatherspoon's Treasure. Especially considering her sister's bachelorette party was the highlight of her year so far. She's the family disappointment now that she's no longer a popular athlete and violinist. She expects her freshman year of college to be disappointing too. At least until she discover that Treasure, the beautiful stripper from her sister's bachelorette party, is in one of her classes.
Finally earning enough credits and saving up enough money to transfer to a four-year school, Trisha Hamilton is busy. Classes, studying, and her job take up nearly all her time. Running into Alexis again is surprising, but she can't hide her developing feelings for the other woman. Will Alexis "have the strength to be just as fearless about their new love?"
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