What to read after Fifty Shades of Grey
This will be a post that changes. The books I list here have some aspect of it that makes you feel like it is a Fifty Shades of Grey type book. Whether it has ‘kinky fuckery’, a ‘broken’ male hero that we fall for, or it has a hot alpha male, or just that undefinable characteristic that makes us not be able to put it down, I will list them here. These are my TOP choices. Also check the category, “What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey” which will include all the books I have read that gave me that “feel” but may not have made my top favorite list. These are not all dirty sex books (not that there is anything wrong with that!) but if you are looking for more BDSM romance themed books, there are some on this list, and more on the post: My Favorite BDSM Romance Books. You can also find my top romance choices (whether they feel like Fifty Shades of Grey or not) at A Dozen Top Romances for Summer, or check out my newer lists, Top Picks: Books with HOT sex and great stories, and My favorite Books and Bestsellers from 2012. See all of my top picks here.
Bared To You (Crossfire Series 1) by Sylvia Day is as close to Fifty Shades of Grey as you can get, and just as good, if not better. It was HOT, not really kinky, but still, Gideon is a rich, hot, very dominant millionaire. Read my review here. Reflected In You is book 2 in the series, see my review here. See the Crossfire Series Reading Orderhere. Purchase Bared To You (Crossfire 1) at: Amazon||BN.com||iBooks PurchaseReflected in You (Crossfire 2) at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
In Flight (Up In The Air Series) by RK Lilley actually get just as close if not closer. And this one features a flight attendant and a dominant, kinky billionaire with a 4th floor dungeon. Read my review here. Mile High is the second book in the series, and was just as good. Read my review here. The third was my favorite. This series is complete. See the series order here. Purchase In Flight (Up in the Air 1) at Amazon. See the full series order here.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Sweet innocent college girl and underground fight clubber, tattoo covered Travis “Mad Dog”. They develop an all-consuming, passionate relationship that borders on obsessive & co-dependent but it’s soooooo good!! There is not much graphic sex, but it isn’t needed. This book was phenomenal, and Travis will stick with you! Read my review here. Purchase Beautiful Disaster at:Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy 1) by Lisa Renee Jones Described as Fifty Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct, this book had everything from mystery and intrigue to BDSM. It left me with that same breathless feeling I got from Fifty Shades. Check out my review here. See the entire Inside out series order here. Purchase If I Were You at: Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Naked (The Blackstone Affair) by Raine Miller. This book is completely sex-on-a-stick hot, and I dare you not to fall in love with dominant Ethan. See my review here. All In (The Blackstone Affair 2) even has the man’s POV. (See my review here) See the Blackstone Affair series reading order here. Purchase Naked (The Blackstone Affair 1)at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks. Purchase All In (The Blackstone Affair 2)at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair. This is the first in a series (Masters of the Shadowlands) of BDSM romances that take place in a private sex club in Tampa. These are romances, but score off the charts for hotness and kinky fuckery. Check out the reading order here. Purchase Club Shadowlands, the first in this amazing series, at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning. This is the Sinners on Tour series featuring a different member of a popular rock band in each book. These books are fun and HOT HOT HOT!!!! Make sure you have plenty of batteries or your husband or boyfriend on hand! These also have a really good story, and you will fall in love with every band member! Read my review for Backstage Pass here. See the series reading order with the other reviews here. Purchase Backstage Pass at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
Love Unscripted (Love 1) by Tina Reber. A nice, long, meaty story about a big-time famous heart-throb actor falling for an average girl who has no interest in his stardom. Lots of real-life obstacles are thrown in their way. Some really good hot scenes, but no Dom/sub stuff. LOVED these books. See my review here. Love Unrehearsed (Love 2) was just as amazing. Purchase Love Unscripted (Love 1) at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks. Purchase Love Unrehearsed (Love 2)at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Unleashed (Ross Siblings Series) by Cherrie Lynn. Unleashed has a HOT romance between two best friends. Rock Me & Leave Me Breathless are about a hot, pierced tattoo artists and a sweet innocent girls. The first 2 books are about brothers. Read my review here. See the series reading order here. Purchase Unleashed atAmazon||BN.com||iBooks.
Fade by Kate Dawes was originally three part novella series with great sex with a commanding alpha and a great storyline. It has now been republished as one book. See the review here. Purchase Fade Amazon | BN.com
The Gamble by Kristen Ashley, the first in the Colorado Mountain Series. Most of her books are very long, juicy books with an amazing, tough alpha male and some pretty hot scenes. She has a lot of other series as well. So far I have loved them all. The men are all tough alpha-men and are often security experts or cops or something, and the women are beautiful and older (30s-40s), often having a second chance at love. There is usually a dangerous situation where the heroine needs to be rescued, and they all have amazing epilogues. Though there are sexy parts, these are not quite erotic, but almost. See my review for The Gamble here. See the series order here. Purchase The Gamble at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Also, Kristen Ashley’s The ‘Burg series starting with For You fits the same bill. Hot, uber-alpha men, cool women, suspense, romance and more. LOVE. Check out the reading order with mini reviews here. Her series always get better as you read the books. Purchase For You atAmazon||BN.com||iBooks
Kristen Ashley’s Dream Man series starting with Mystery Man is another great one! I guess nobody can do alpha men like she can. Check out the series reading order here. Again, the series gets better with each book. Purchase Mystery Man at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
Knight (Unfinished Hero book 1) by Kristen Ashley. This is Kristen Ashley’s first foray into real erotic romance. Though all her books are super hot, this one even more so! Though Knight is a hot, sexy, Dominant alpha, he is pretty gruff, not the polished millionaire Christian is, but he is still really sexy. This book is different than many of Kristen Ashley’s other books, because the hero is more of an anti-hero. See my review here. Creed, the second in the series, was even better. See my review here. PurchaseKnight at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks Purchase Creed at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks
Master of The Mountain by Cherise Sinclair. Another wonderful BDSM romance series by Cherise Sinclair. Part of the Mountain Masters series. The heroine is a little overweight and self-conscious about it, and I loved that! None of Cherise Sinclair’s heroines are perfect. They are all chubby, short, tall, scarred or something, and it doesn’t matter! These books are very graphic (in a good way) and have a lot of exhibitionism, anal play and more. Still a great story! 2 of the books in the series are actually anthologies with three novellas by three different authors that take place at the club the same night. Check out the reading order here. Purchase Master of The Mountain at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
The Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters, starting with Masters at Arms which is currently free. A group of three Marines who open a fetish club after they return from Afghanistan. The first book is a getting-to-know you prequel which must be read, see my review here. Then each book is about another Dom finding love. Check out the reading order here. Get Masters at Arms FREE at Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young is kind of a combination of two other books on this list, with hot and sexy alpha, Braden. Yum. See my review here. Purchase On Dublin Street at Amazon || BN.com || iBooks