BEST FORBIDDEN ROMANCE BOOKS? NEED RECOMMENDATIONS!BEST FORBIDDEN ROMANCE BOOKS?? NEED RECOMMENDATIONS!! Jae #recommend #romance
What do you mean by “forbidden”?
The Secret by Julie Garwood might fit your category.
Hmmmm. Naughty??? I’m afraid to recommend. Might think I’m a perv….
There is nothing naughty about romance books.
Yes naughty!!!! LOL
Anne Rice the sleeping beauty series … don’t judge.
Recently got into ROMANCE and there are so many to choose from so I need good ones!
might be more like 50 shades ish ?
Those Anne Rice might be too erotic for someone just dipping their toes in.
@Chris that’s what I was afraid of. ???
Claiming Sleeping Beauty-
A little (actually alot) on the kinkier side but the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James
Lorelei James’ contemporary novels would be a good one to start. The Need You series.
I think I’d like a little raunch, but not full tilt. Thus far I have been disappointed with most blurbs of books, number of pages, and actual books I have read. Read the Kushiel legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. That’s what I am talking about.
Forbidden as in on the lines of Birthday Girl by Penelope douglas.
Are you looking for a certain trope? Forced proximity? Best friend’s sibling? Romantic suspense? paranormal? contemporary? Heists? BDSM? Closed door sex scenes? Law enforcement? Single parents? Military? Cowboys? Dystopia/post-apocalyptic? Motorcycles &/or clubs?
More like the dystopia, but maybe fantasy like alternate worlds and intergalactic.
Anita Kindrick Bobo, here are some suggestions.
Dystopia: Check out Kit Rocha’s Beyond series, but it’s very erotic. Rebecca Zanetti’s Scorpius Syndrome series has been great. Kennedy Layne’s Surviving Ashes series is a great story based on the Yellowstone volcano theory and was pretty cool.
Alternate worlds/intergalactic: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series is based on her childhood imaginary friends in another galaxy. Caveat: She runs her characters through the wringer. Meljean Brooks Iron Seas series is great. It’s in the steampunk sub-genre and the historical twist is tons of fun. Cara Bristol has been on my radar, but I haven’t gotten to her yet. I want to read her Dakonian Alien Dating Agency book. There are a lot of alien dating books lately. Tasha Black, also, has some alien books that look fun.
@Chris I got a Kindle recently and tried some (not your authors) books. They were of a kind that seemed to be written according to some type of formula or algorithm. I am not a book snob, so I will give anything a go. But these were disappointing to say the least. Not a lot of character development if any, description was limited to describing the lifestyle of the main girl character. I do know some readers like those, and I am not putting their genre down, but I like a little more content and a bit more character development.
There is definitely a variety of levels of writing. Some have more character development than others. For romance, the HEA is essential. If you’re checking out Kindle Unlimited, there are some not very good authors on there. They churn out some very low caliber stuff. I’ve got a handful of book bloggers I trust, as well as friends on FB that share recommendations with me. I hop all over the romance sub-genres, so I read a lot of different authors. I read certain books for different reasons the variety means I can usually find what I need.
@Chris At the risk of outing myself in this genre. Maybe reverse harem was an interesting sub-genre to look at, but not much content and the eroticism was kept to a minimum.
I haven’t gotten into those. The ones I’ve seen offered were not authors that I knew. If something kinker is of interest, check out Kit Rocha’s Beyond series. In the BDSM arena, Cherise Sinclair can spin a tale. Lorelei James leans more erotic than BDSM or maybe dominant lite. Her cowboys can get kinky. Pamela Clare writes a great story, whether you’re reading her historical, contemporary, or romantic suspense series.
Romantic suspense novels!
Pamela Clare is beyond fabulous. Her I-Team series.
Nora Roberts’ stand alones. Her latest, SHELTER IN PLACE is great.
Kaylea Cross is great, too.
Katie Ruggle has been enjoyable.
Julie Ann Walker’s BKI series.
This is one of my favorite sub-genres.
Here is my rom-suspense shelf on GR. They’re all rated and some I’ve got reviews written. I’m stretching my wings in that area.
Love Nora Roberts.
Gotta be Lady Chatterly’s Lover.
Which is a romance book which was forbidden by the courts…..rather than a book about forbidden romance. I read and interpreted your status as it was written.
Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland.
Map of Love
The Sword of Truth Series
Okay the book is forbidden, or the genre is forbidden love? Kushiel’s Dart trilogy by Jaqueline Carey.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
I came across an author named Susan Wright, doesn’t have a lot of books out but she wrote duo called A Pound of Flesh and To Serve and Submit.
Pure Temptation by Connie Mason has a sinister My Fair Lady vibe and I love it
@Leann yes, good one.
A Woman of Substance