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Fifty shades of grey is the book that started it all but if you've finished the trilogy and still want a hot read, here are some spicy reads that will keep you up all night -  reading that is!

Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Moonlight scandals

Everyone in New Orleans knows the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent is heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he's a man who's stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve. Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It's a question that becomes more pressing--and more dangerous--when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past. Book three in the series that starts with Moonlight sins. - Syndetics

Todd, Anna.
After

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. But he's also rude-to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does-until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. - Syndetics

James, E. L.
The mister

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he's never had to work and he's rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family's noble title, wealth, and all the responsibility that entails. It's a role he's not prepared for. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who's recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she's an alluring mystery, and Maxim's longing for her deepens into a passion that he dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page. - Syndetics

Dane, Lauren.
Unraveled

Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle's sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job--and a reason to put down roots. But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better. Maybe's blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his...even if she doesn't know it. Yet. He can't help himself from wanting to protect and care for her. But Maybe's fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he's not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants. - Syndetics

Chase, Emma.
Royally endowed

Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He's handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and other body parts. Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family. But there's only one woman he wants. For years he's watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar. He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her. But beautiful Ellie Hammond's off-limits. Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love. Book three in the series that starts with Royally screwed. - Syndetics

Kenner, Julie.
Wicked torture

He's very good at being bad... Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as Stark International's newest tech genius. Inside, he's still reeling from the death of his wife and daughter. But when an old girlfriend walks back into his life, Noah realizes three things: That it's time to heal. That Kiki is the woman he wants. And that he'll do whatever it takes to convince her. Aspiring singer Kiki Porter remembers Noah only too well. He's the man who ripped her heart into tiny shreds--and then stomped on it. Now he's back, and pursuing her with a sensual relentlessness that leaves her breathless. She wants him--she does. But even though she melts in his arms, how can she trust that this time he'll stay? Book three in the series that starts with Wicked Grind. - Syndetics

Armentrout, Jennifer L
Moonlight seduction

Nicolette Bresson never thought she'd return to the de Vincents' bayou compound. It's where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He'd wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he's known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who's being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe. Book two in the series that starts with Moonlight Sins. - Syndetics

Carew, Opal.
X marks the spot

Abi has been in love with Del for years, but they never got around to acting on their mutual attraction. And then she met and married his best friend, Liam. But when Abi and Liam's marriage falls apart, Abi decides to take control of her life and find her happily-ever-after with Del. So when they're all staying in a country inn for her brother's wedding, Abi decides to slip into Del's bed and seduce him...except she accidentally ends up in Liam's instead. Liam never stopped loving Abi, and he plans to use every blazing hot trick in his book to keep her in his bed...even if it means sharing her with Del. - Syndetics

Scott, Kylie.
Chaser

Bartender and all-round bad boy Eric Collins has come to a crossroads. It's time to take life seriously and maybe even attempt to settle down. If only the person he was hoping to settle down with hadn't turned out to be pregnant. Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. But when she goes into labour during a snowstorm, it's Eric who comes to the rescue. There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his ways to be the man Jean needs? Book three in the series that starts with Dirty. - Syndetics

Payne, Angel.
Saved

He saved her life...she saved his soul. Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit, because, frankly, the guy doesn't care if he lives or dies anymore, since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed a year ago. Memories become reality when the unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, and they discover Sage among the retrieved women. Now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn't know what to do. He has changed in dramatic ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. Is Sage's love strong enough to let Garrett back in, not only as her fiancé but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can Garrett's discipline be exactly what her soul needs to find its way back to life--and love--again? - Syndetics

Lauren, Christina
Beautiful player

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school. When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy? Will takes risks for a living, but he's skeptical about this challenge of Hanna's...until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can't forget. Now that Hanna's discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it's up to Will to prove he's the only man she'll ever need. Book three is the series that starts with Beautiful Bastard. - Syndetics

Kenner, Julie.
Wicked dirty

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor. Inside, he's battling his own demons, finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion. But when he's photographed in a compromising position, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiance. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who's ever managed to get under his skin. Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle-but only because she's desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement ... or that the heat between them will blossom into love. But sometimes love has a price. And now the only question is--can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it? Book two in series after Wicked Grind. - Syndetics

Ashenden, Jackie.
The undercover billionaire

Navy SEAL Wolf Tate is on a mission of vengeance. He's willing to do whatever it takes to infiltrate the lair of his arms-dealing enemy-and rescue the mother he never knew. He must find a way to kidnap his enemy's daughter for leverage. There's just one problem: She is also one of Wolf's closest friends-and the only woman he's ever loved. For years, Olivia de Santis has been waiting for Wolf to take her in his arms and make her dreams come true. But she never imagined that he'd sneak into her bedroom one night...and take her as his hostage. Olivia knows she should resist him-and stay loyal to her own family. But how can she deny the burning justice of Wolf's mission, and the blazing desire in his eyes? This is the third book in the series. - Syndetics

Hardt, Helen.
Her two lovers

Belly dancer Eve Costello has a problem. She's in love with both her roommates. Satisfied to simply worship them from afar, she's unprepared when they drop a bomb. Jon and Brian are in love with her, too, and they want her to choose between them. Their solution? She spends one evening with each of them, allowing them to woo her before she makes her decision. Will she be able to choose one over the other? Loving Eve is just one of the hot menage stories in this collection. Jill takes on two cowboys in Slow and Wet, Jane beds a musician and his best friend in Pianist Envy, and Erin is seduced by two lion shifters in Primal Instinct. - Syndetics

Wild, Meredith.
Over the edge

Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she's beginning to find her footing in a new place, she's caught between two men who couldn't be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out. Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers' dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will's ever met, and he can't wait to break her down. Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone's rules. Sharing women with his friend isn't anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can't wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans. Book three in the series that starts with On my knees. - Syndetics

Hardt, Helen.
Unraveled

Ryan Steel and Ruby Lee are in love, but before they can move forward with a life together, they're determined to bring resolution to the many unanswered questions they still face. To complicate matters, new threats arise with the arrival of two startling figures from their pasts. As they race against time to find answers, unexpected forces pull them apart. Ryan's brothers, Talon and Jonah want to help finally bring the last perpetrators to justice. Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them? Book nine in the series that starts with Craving. - Syndetics