Romance – More than Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Readalikes)

Fifty shades of grey / E L James
Literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the young and successful entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, and she finds him beautiful, brilliant and deeply flawed. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Lured by her looks, wit, and independent spirit, Grey is determined to make Anastasia his sexual possession. If their relationship is to go any deeper, Anastasia will have to penetrate Grey’s cold armour, and hope that she likes what she finds.

Fifty shades darker / E. L. James
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

Fifty shades freed / E L James
Even though Christian and Anastasia are now a proper couple, they still have many obstacles to overcome, including Christian’s past coming back to haunt Anastasia.

Bared to you / Sylvia Day
Eva Trammel, plagued by her own insecurities, is drawn into an intense, obssessive relationship with the wealthy and arrogant Gideon Cross.

Reflected in you / Sylvia Day
Continues the story of Eva and Gideon, whose violent backgrounds compel them to avoid each other in spite of a passionate, obsessive attraction that threatens to destroy them both.

Entwined with you / Sylvia Day
Continues the saga of Gideon and Eva, whose passionate bond is put to an ultimate test by torments from their respective pasts.

Captivated by you / Sylvia Day
The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.

My education / Susan Choi
Warned about the controversial and womanizing activities of Professor Nicholas Brodeur before her arrival at his prestigious university, graduate student Regina Gottlieb is nevertheless captured by his charisma and good looks before falling prey to his volatile wife in ways that resonate throughout subsequent years. By the Pulitzer Prize finalist author of American Woman.

Obsession : an erotic tale / Gloria Vanderbilt
New York social maven Priscilla Bingham discovers a hidden cache of letters that reveal her late husband’s affair with a sophisticated dominatrix who has recorded the intimate details of their relationship, a finding with which Priscilla becomes increasingly obsessed.

Consumed : a novel / David Cronenberg
While freelance journalist Naomi places her safety in the hands of a suspicious grad student to investigate a sexual philosopher’s murder, her rival and lover, Nathan, contracts a rare STD while documenting a surgeon’s controversial work in organ trafficking.

Foreplay / Sophie Jordan
Attending a prestigious Ivy League university, three suitemates experience unlikely romance, including never-been-kissed Pepper, who has long been in love with her best friend’s bad-boy brother and who resolves to finally get his attention.

Pleasure / Eric Jerome Dickey
Having left a man who has failed to meet her intimate needs, a woman considers the morally challenging notion of pursuing relationships with more than one person and gives in to fantasies in her subsequent affairs with a married man and an unmarried stranger.

Black dahlia & white rose : stories / Joyce Carol Oates
A collection of eleven stories explores the slippage between fantasy and everyday life, the commingling of sexual love and violence, and the complexity of family life.

10 shades of seduction / Sarah McCarty…[et. al.]
An anthology of 10 sultry short tales explores dark fantasies in the sophisticated realm of BDSM and includes contributions by such leading genre authors as Tiffany Reisz, Portia Da Costa and Alison Tyler.

Perfect for the beach / Lori Foster … [et al.]
Temperatures will rise in this sultry collection of six novellas that includes Lori Foster’s Some Like It Hot, in which Dr. Cary Rupert is unable to deny his attraction to sexy patient Nora Chilton, along with other works by Kayla Perrin, Janelle Denison, Erin McCarthy, MaryJanice Davidson, and Morgan Leigh.

List created 4/12/15 – James Hartmann

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