21 Steamy Romance Books With The Best Sex Scenes

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In an effort to romanticise your love and sex life, you may be looking for a steamy romance book to add to your repertoire. If you’re looking for immaculate spicy scenes, captivating tropes, and storylines, then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a fan of high lords, billionaires, mafias, anti-heroes, or morally grey men, we’ve compiled a list of steamy romance books to sink into. From TikTok’s sensations’ Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yaros to Haunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton, here are 21 steamy romance books with the best sex scenes.

Here are 21 steamy romance books with immaculate spicy scenes:

Wildfire

Book releases

Hannah Grace

If you couldn’t put down Icebreaker by Hannah Grace, we’re sure you will be similarly enthralled with her follow-up romance book, Wildfire. Peppered with fluff, sweet moments and intense spicy scenes, this latest book in the Maple Hills series follows Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts —two summer camp counsellors— who reignite their flames after a sizzling one-night stand. If you’re looking for good girl praises such as “You’re taking it so well, sweetheart” and “That’s it, good girl” then this is the book for you. 

Caught Up

Books releases in october 2023

Liz Tomforde

If you’re looking for a love recipe that hits, then Liz Tomforde’s books are perfect for you. More than just a boy meets girl, Caught Up is a sweet and deeply sexy single-parent romance that will have you kicking and giggling. This contemporary romance book follows Miller Montgomery who ends up nannying Kai Rhode’s — a famous baseball player — little kid. Miller was the last woman Kai should fall for, but as they spent more time together the lines got blurry. This book has all the angst, spicy intimate scenes, funny banters and more. 

God of Ruin

Rina Kent

If you’re a fan of chasing kinks and a broody, handsome man, then Rina Kent’s Legacy of God series is perfect for you, especially this fourth book in the series. A little bit unorthodox, this isn’t your typical fluffy romance read, but it has great steamy scenes such as sex in the art studio that you’ll eat up. 

*Do check trigger warnings before reading.

Done and Dusted

Lyla Sage

This is a steamy, small-town and brother’s best friend romance that will get you kicking and giggling. If you’re into public spaces and intimate scenes then this cowboy romance is the one for you. From the office table to the insides of a car, the spicy scenes in this book are faultless. Plus, who doesn’t love a story about a notorious bad boy who falls in love with the girl he never thought he would? 

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Reckless

New book releases

Elsie Silver

If you’re craving some public sex scenes —car and the gym— and good girl praises, then this will be your gold mine. Just like her other romance books, this book will not be short of immaculate sex scenes, angst, and fluffy moments. Reckless follows Theo Silva, a notorious playboy and bull rider who gets his one-night stand, Winter Hamilton pregnant. While it was supposed to be a one-time thing, Winter finds her unable to resist the hot trouble especially now when there’s a kid in the mix.

The Summer We Fell

books with love triangles

Elizabeth O’Roark

The Summer We Fell is an angsty, second-chance, and forbidden romance that should be on top of your reading list. With intense pining scenes and spicy sex scenes, there’s nothing you wouldn’t love in this book. If you’re looking for some outdoor shower and beach sex scenes, then this one is for you. The book follows Juliet who unexpectedly falls in love with her boyfriend’s best friend after spending the summer with him. As much as she tried to hate Luke Taylor, the line between hate and love started becoming blurry as they both found solace in each other – making it harder for them to stay away from each other.  Warning: This book does contain the cheating trope. 

Our Scorching Summer

Denise Stone and Kels Stone

Funny, fun and seriously spicy, Our Scorching Summer is a friends with benefits romance book. If you love a handsome man with a dirty mouth and intriguing kink, then it’s time to add this to your ‘TBR’ list.

Fourth Wing

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Rebecca Yarros

Romantasy lovers will devour this book in 24 hours no doubt. Full of chaotic spicy scenes with damaged armouries, burnt curtains, and mind-reading praises, this enemies-to-lovers book is spectacular. Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders now where Violet Sorrengail unexpectedly falls for Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wing leader in the Riders Quadrant.

Heartless

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Elsie Silver

If you’re looking for a hot kitchen scene, a grumpy cowboy, and a small-town romance, then you’ll surely be a jolly rancher reading this book. This contemporary romance book follows Willa, a nanny for the world’s grumpiest, hot single dad who she can’t keep her eyes off. And, he can’t seem to keep his hands off of her either. Full of good girl praises, seductive angst, and sensual scenes, this is the book for hopeless romantics.

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Birthday Girl

Steamy Romances

Penelope Douglas 

Fans of age-gap romance will love this one! This steamy book sees Jordan who falls in love with her ex-boyfriend’s dad. It’s a little bit controversial and sinful, but it will definitely satiate your taste buds. With promiscuous bedroom, kitchen, and shower scenes, this book has some of the best sex scenes.

The Maddest Obsession

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Danielle Lori

Sinfully hot, this dark romance is packed with angst, obsession, and emotions. If dark romance is more your speed, then give this novel a shot. FBI agent Christian Allister becomes obsessed with Gianna, an ex-mafia don’s wife in this scandalous book where you’ll come across a salacious car scene with gripping descriptions. You can read this book as a standalone or you can continue with the rest of the series. *Do check trigger warnings before reading.

Icebreaker

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Hannah Grace

Full of fluff, this sports romance has tons of spicy scenes that will have you gasping. Icebreaker follows Anastasia Allen, a competitive figure skater and Nathan Hawkins, the captain of the hockey team who is forced to share a rink when a misunderstanding happens. Nate and Stassie find themselves stuck together in more ways than one – eventually, igniting sparks between them. Expect a promiscuous Uber ride and bedroom scene that will knock your socks off.

A Not So Meet Cute

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Meghan Quinn

With a scrumptious and hot dining room action and a high-mile club scene, this billionaire fake dating romance book has the perfect combination of fluff, comedy, and spiciness. Inspired by the classic chick flick film Pretty Women, you definitely can’t skip this one.

A Court of Silver Flames

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Sarah J. Maas

“Put your hands on the headboard” – if this doesn’t get you going, then nothing will. A Court of Silver Flames is the 5th book in the ACOTAR book series. But, don’t sweat it, if you’re planning to read it and can’t wait for the smut scenes, the first few books have some of the best spicy scenes in the fantasy world – so you don’t have to wait that long. Packed with a good plot, sensational lusting, and fantasy goodness, you should definitely add this to your TBR list.

Jasper Vale

Devney Perry

With a marriage of convenience plot and small-town romance, Jasper Vale will have you hooked from the first chapter. If you’re looking for a steamy scene from behind the couch, good girl praises, and tons of angst, then this book needs to be in your hands asap!

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Twisted Games

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Ana Huang

Inspired by the film, Princess Diaries, this Ana Huang novel is elite. Featuring scenes with quotes such as “Keep your underwear, gloves, and hells on. And crawl to me”, there’s nothing more provocative than this. This book follows stoic, broody, and arrogant bodyguard Rhys Larsen and his regal princess, Bridget Von Ascheberg and their steamy forbidden romance. 

The Serpent and The Wings of Night

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Carissa Broadbent

Full of angst, gripping plot twists, and a riveting sex scene, this fantasy romance book is all you need for a good night’s sleep. Following Oraya, the adoptive human daughter of the Nightborn vampire king and Raihn, a hunky, ruthless vampire – this book is definitely one to sink your teeth into. Trust us, it’ll leave you bloodthirsty for the second book.

Haunting Adeline

H.D. Carlton

Unorthodox and full of trigger warnings, this isn’t your average steamy romance book, but it does have the darkest spice – if you’re into that kind of kink. Haunting Adeline follows Zade Meadows who stalks newly famous author Adeline in the most twisted way. But, with quotes like this “Baby, you rule the kingdom, and I will gladly bow to you,” there’s nothing you wouldn’t love. *Do check trigger warnings before reading this book. Only attempt to read if you’re a big fan of dark romance.

Play With Me

Becka Mack

This hockey romance novel will leave you swooning and knowing how to handle a hockey stick – pun intended. Featuring a play of toys, a hunky hockey player, and a fun yet heart-wrenching storyline, this was made for the sports romance girlies.

The Spanish Love Deception

Elena Armas

This perfect summertime romance will get your cabin hot and steamy. Featuring a fake dating trope, this book follows Cataline Martin who desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Enter Aaron Blackford – her tall, handsome, condescending colleague –who surprisingly offers to step in. She’d rather refuse, but Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding draws nearer, Aaron looks like her best option.

Love Unexpected

Q.B. Tyler

If you’re thinking of getting out of your usual romance trope, then we suggest getting lost in this book. From forbidden romance to age gap, this taboo book has all the spice that will get you looking for more. With a kitchen and a saucy bedroom scene, you’ll 100 per cent devour this book in a day.

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.