Best M/F Erotic Romance like Fifty Shades of Grey (not paranormal, high school, gay or sci-fi)

List of best books containing BDSM, erotica and romance (like Fifty Shades of Grey). Cannot have the following as MAIN themes or genres: high school, homosexual, paranormal, supernatural, vampires, sci-fi, fantasy or apocalyptic.
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3,016 books · 9,860 voters · list created April 9th, 2012 by Nia (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-50 of 127) (127 new)


message 1: by Nia (last edited Aug 02, 2012 01:56AM) (new)

Nia List has been cleaned up. :) Remember, this list is not for paranormal, high school, gay or science fiction.


message 2: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Montgomery Great List....and Helpful when looking for new books!


message 3: by Nia (new)

Nia Hi Joyce! Thanks! :) I check on a weekly basis if each book meets the lists requirements and clean up those that do not. Feel free to contribute. :) Looking forward to your updates and comments.


message 4: by Kenyetta (new)

Kenyetta thank you to ever made the list the book are great reads and i am not even a reader BUT I am now thanks ladies!


message 5: by Nia (last edited Aug 17, 2012 01:32PM) (new)

Nia This list has been cleaned up again. A few paranormal books were slipped in!


message 6: by Sandy (new)

Sandy This is a great list!


message 7: by Morticia (new)

Morticia Again for me, a great starting list - thanks!


message 8: by Nia (new)

Nia I'm so happy you like it the list! Please don't forget to add your votes once you start reading. Every new vote makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. ;)


message 9: by Michele (new)

Michele I am looking for a series I read recently and cannot remember the name. One of the books in the series was about a woman Marine who was injured in Iraq. The series is BDSM romance.


message 10: by Andrea (new)

Andrea i love this list.


message 11: by Nina (new)

Nina blah blah blah


message 12: by Kenyetta (new)

Kenyetta the last BDSM book that is good is wicked ties


message 13: by Nia (new)

Nia This list has been cleaned up again. :) Please remember that this list is not for paranormal, fantasy, high school (non-sexual), gay M/M, or science fiction.


message 14: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Cool list, can't wait to start reading some of them :]


message 15: by Nia (new)

Nia Hi Kirsten! I'm happy you like it. I update the list often and clean it up weekly, so feel free to contribute your faves. ;)


message 16: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Will do!


message 17: by Ana (new)

Ana Awesome list!!!


message 18: by Beth (new)

Beth Brilliant book list! I've read the top 10 and now have more to move onto! :)


message 19: by Susan (new)

Susan Michele wrote: "I am looking for a series I read recently and cannot remember the name. One of the books in the series was about a woman Marine who was injured in Iraq. The series is BDSM romance."

did you find them?


message 20: by Vicci (new)

Vicci Love this list!


message 21: by Ashlynn (new)

Ashlynn Good list, thank you!


message 22: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Awesome list!! Thanks~!


message 23: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Umm, Hunger Games?

-Yeah, best erotica.


message 24: by Julia (new)

Julia Great list!


message 25: by Mike (new)

Mike Why can't we have gay romance books? Some of those are just as good as regular ones.


message 26: by Vixen (last edited Oct 25, 2012 06:26PM) (new)

Vixen Can anyone suggest another erotica series with the same couple throughout? All of the other series I have read have different couples for each book in the series. It is nice to read about the same two people, and know that their story will continue in other books. I have also read Bared to You and 50, loved it.


message 27: by Missey (new)

Missey Pierson The "Rescue Me" series by Kallypso Masters basically has 3 couples and the stories continue thru each of the books. The first book "Master of Arms" introduces you to the characters seperately. Then for the next 3, each book is dedicated to one of the couple's but has the other characters in the books as well. So you need to read them in order to know what's going on. I don't want to give too much away ;) I really enjoyed all 4 books. I CAN'T WAIT for the rest to come out! Oh...and the first book is free on Kindle.


message 28: by Frieda (new)

Frieda interesting list


message 29: by Kenyetta (new)

Kenyetta Vixen wrote: "Can anyone suggest another erotica series with the same couple throughout? All of the other series I have read have different couples for each book in the series. It is nice to read about the same ..."

bared to you was just as hot as 50 shades and they are the same ppl in all 3 books


message 30: by Nia (last edited Oct 18, 2012 03:07AM) (new)

Nia Mike wrote: "Why can't we have gay romance books? Some of those are just as good as regular ones."

Hi Mike! There are many lists out there with M/M erotic romance. I wanted to create a list that had a M/F main characters for readers that are not interested in gay erotica or have not read M/M or F/F erotica yet. ;)


message 31: by Nia (new)

Nia This list has been cleaned up again and has no duplicates. :) Please remember that this list is not for paranormal, fantasy, apocalyptical, science fiction, high school, or gay (M/M or F/F) erotic romance.

For those of you that like adding Young Adult romance, please note that High School romance books are NOT allowed but College romance is. This is an erotic list and high school is not the appropriate setting for erotica. TY!


message 32: by Nia (new)

Nia Thank you for loving my list! Please contribute to the list and add your favorites. I'm looking forward to seeing your picks. :)


message 33: by Krissy (new)

Krissy thank you for putting this list together! so many books i never would have stumbled across if not for this list. so excited don't know what to read next!


message 34: by Vixen (new)

Vixen Can anyone suggest another erotica series with the same couple throughout? All of the other series I have read have different couples for each book in the series. It is nice to read about the same two people, and know that their story will continue in other books. I have also read Bared to You and 50, loved it.


message 35: by Sarah ♥ Vutch forever ♥ (last edited Oct 27, 2012 10:53AM) (new)

Sarah ♥ Vutch forever ♥ Wicked Ties is awesome and not pseudo-BDSM like 50 Shades. I cannot understand how the latter is on the first place.

Btw, why not gay couples? That's discriminating.


message 36: by Nia (last edited Oct 29, 2012 11:52PM) (new)

Nia Hi Sarah. There are many lists out there with M/M erotic romance. I wanted to create a list for books that were similar to Fifty Shades - an erotic romance between an alpha-male and a female. Not everyone is interested in gay erotica or has read M/M or F/F erotica yet. ;)

There are a few great books on this list that have ménage, polyamorous or gay characters in the story, but the main erotic romance MUST be between a male and a female. Thanks!


message 37: by Brina (new)

Brina I think this list is great for finding new books! Thanks for putting it together and keeping it as is. I loved 50 shades and have found myself hunting for similar books.

Thanks again!


message 38: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Why is Easy on there? It's on the YA Fiction list for the Goodreads choice awards...


message 39: by Gwen (new)

Gwen Michele wrote: "I am looking for a series I read recently and cannot remember the name. One of the books in the series was about a woman Marine who was injured in Iraq. The series is BDSM romance."
I think you are thinking of Knights of the Boardroom series by Joey W. Hill


message 40: by Nia (last edited Nov 07, 2012 01:39AM) (new)

Nia Gabby wrote: "Why is Easy on there? It's on the YA Fiction list for the Goodreads choice awards..."
Hi Gabby! I haven't read it but I see that it is college based and it seems popular with voters. College romance or college erotica is fine. High school erotic romance should not be on this list.


message 41: by Nia (new)

Nia Brina wrote: "I think this list is great for finding new books! Thanks for putting it together and keeping it as is. I loved 50 shades and have found myself hunting for similar books.

Thanks again!"


Hi Brina! Thanks! I'm looking forward to your votes. :)


message 42: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Nia wrote: "Gabby wrote: "Why is Easy on there? It's on the YA Fiction list for the Goodreads choice awards..."
Hi Gabby! I haven't read it but I see that it is college based and it seems poplar with voters. C..."


Okay. That's cool.


message 43: by Kayjaks (new)

Kayjaks Who named this list?? God I love it!


message 44: by Nia (new)

Nia Hi Kayjaks. I did!! I'm glad you love it. I'm looking forward to your votes!


message 45: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Martinez has anyone read any books by Selena Kitt, I heard her name but have not seen anything


message 46: by Jenn (new)

Jenn is it sad that even before i found this list i've read like half the books listed on the first page already???


message 47: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Debbie wrote: "has anyone read any books by Selena Kitt, I heard her name but have not seen anything"

hey ive read a few of her books Heidi and the kaiser would be my fav, her books (most) don't actually have happy endings just be warned they are really shorty and to e see like half the story is missing.


message 48: by Nia (new)

Nia Hi Jenn! Me too! The great thing is that books keep coming up the list so the choices are endless. :) Make sure to vote for your faves!


message 49: by Rose (new)

Rose ....I love this list....


message 50: by Cristen (new)

Cristen I really loved the book The Edge of Never... I think it could be on this list for sure.


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