I’ve been immersed in books since returning from South Korea, sharing my spicy book recommendations with friends. Now, it’s your turn to dive into the rabbit hole of spicy fantasy romance! While the majority of books on this list fall into the fantasy genre, they all guarantee steamy, naughty, and downright irresistible content. So, get ready to be swept away!
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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This book instantly captivated me, making it one of my favorite spicy fae novels. With rave reviews flooding #SpicyBooktok and Instagram, I knew I had to experience it for myself. And boy, am I glad I did. A Court of Thorns and Roses follows Feyre Archeron, whose survival depends on her prowess in hunting and killing. During a fateful encounter in the forest, Feyre stumbles upon a mysterious faerie lord, whom she initially despises. However, as their paths intertwine, Feyre discovers there is much more to him than meets the eye. With an ancient curse threatening them all, Feyre must navigate a world of magic, horror, and undeniable passion.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
In the second installment of this series, we continue following Feyre’s journey. After escaping the clutches of a malevolent court, Feyre finds herself struggling to adjust to her new life. With newfound powers and a complicated web of politics and threats, she must navigate a world filled with evil and a darkness that surpasses her wildest nightmares. A Court of Mist and Fury is a masterful blend of storytelling, world-building, and sizzling sexual tension. Brace yourself for Chapter 55; it will leave you breathless.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
As Feyre returns to the Spring Court, she finds herself entangled in a deadly game of deceit orchestrated by her former lover. With the kingdom on the brink of war, Feyre must uncover her enemy’s plans while questioning the loyalty of those around her. A Court of Wings and Ruin delves into the complexities of love, friendship, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. Prepare for a heart-pounding conclusion that will test Feyre’s resolve and redefine her understanding of loyalty and sacrifice.
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
If you thought the previous books were spicy, then get ready for A Court of Silver Flames to take it up a notch. In this crown jewel of spicy booktok reads, Sarah J. Maas serves up a scorching tale of passion and redemption. Nesta, shattered by war and trauma, seeks solace in Cassian, a formidable warrior with whom she shares a tumultuous history. As their fiery romance blooms, they face not only their own demons but also the wrath of a vengeful queen. A Court of Silver Flames is a must-read that will keep you enthralled from start to finish.
Crescent City House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
Prepare yourself for a magical tribute to Sarah J. Maas and her faerie-filled world. Crescent City House of Earth and Blood combines fantasy, mystery, and a healthy dose of spice. Join Bryce Quinlan, a half-fae with a thirst for vengeance, on a thrilling journey through the twisted streets of Crescent City. As she teams up with the mysterious Hunt Athalar, a fallen angel with his own agenda, they uncover a plot that threatens everything they hold dear. This book guarantees page-turning adventure, heart-stopping romance, and a slow-burning connection between its captivating characters.
Crescent City House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
The magic continues in Crescent City House of Sky and Breath. Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar, now lovers and equals, long for a chance to relax and reconcile their tumultuous lives. However, forces beyond their control conspire to test their relationship. As rebels threaten the fragile balance of power, Bryce and Hunt find themselves caught in a battle that could determine the fate of their world. Crescent City House of Sky and Breath offers a modern twist on Maas’s multiverse series, delivering steamy romance, breathtaking adventure, and a burning desire to fight for what’s right.
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
From the very first pages of From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers a gripping tale of undeniable attraction, forbidden desire, and dangerous secrets. Follow Poppy Balfour, a maiden destined to usher in a new era, as she navigates a world where she is forbidden to be seen or touched. However, Poppy refuses to be limited by her predetermined path and embarks on a journey of rebellion and revenge. As she encounters Hawke, a golden-eyed guard bound to protect her, their chemistry ignites and leads them into a crisis that threatens to shatter their world. Dive into this thrilling story of power, passion, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout
In A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, the tensions between Poppy and Casteel reach new heights as shocking revelations come to light. Their love is tested as they navigate a world filled with secrets, betrayal, and an unforgiving destiny. Poppy’s true heritage and her connection to the King of the Gods pose a formidable threat to those who seek to control her. With enemies at every turn, Poppy and Casteel must make impossible choices that could either save or doom their kingdom. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions as you witness their fight for freedom, love, and a future they can call their own.
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout
With The Crown of Gilded Bones, Jennifer L. Armentrout weaves together a breathtaking tale of passion, power, and sacrifice. As Poppy and Casteel face their enemies head-on, they must confront the secrets and fears that threaten to tear them apart. Poppy’s true abilities, coupled with the brewing war and ancient prophecies, send shockwaves through their kingdom. The journey to reclaim their thrones is fraught with unimaginable challenges, testing their love and loyalties. Brace yourself for an epic conclusion that will leave you breathless and eager for more.
The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Prepare for an explosive adventure in The War of Two Queens. Poppy and Casteel must contend with the consequences of their actions as they fight for their kingdom’s survival. With the weight of an ancient prophecy and a powerful enemy threatening to destroy everything they hold dear, they face their greatest challenge yet. The war rages on, both on the battlefield and within their hearts. Allies and enemies blur, and sacrifices must be made to ensure a future of peace. Dive into this thrilling installment and join Poppy and Casteel in their fight against insurmountable odds.
Ruthless Villains by Marion Blackwood
Prepare yourself for a dark and twisted retelling of Snow White in Ruthless Villains by Marion Blackwood. This stand-alone novel presents a reimagined version of the classic fairytale, filled with violence, sexual content, and ruthless characters. Snow, subjected to severe beatings and cruelty by the Evil Queen, seeks revenge against the one who took her family from her. As her journey unfolds, Snow discovers her own power and embraces her transformation. Get ready for a wild ride as she takes on the darkest corners of her kingdom and faces her ultimate nemesis.
Seven Sins of Snow by Loxley Savage
If you’re looking for a dark and steamy retelling of Snow White, Seven Sins of Snow by Loxley Savage is the perfect book for you. This stand-alone novel explores the story of a broken-hearted witch seeking vengeance and redemption. Snow is trapped in a life of abuse, sold off by her evil stepmother to suitors. Determined to reclaim her kingdom, she forms an unlikely alliance with the Lurkers, mysterious creatures from her dreams. As she embraces the seven sins, Snow undergoes a stunning transformation. Prepare for a thrilling and sensual journey as she battles her way to the ultimate showdown.
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin is a young adult novel that transcends its genre as the series progresses. The first book introduces us to the world of Lou, a witch hiding in plain sight, and Reid, a no-nonsense witch hunter. In a society filled with prejudices and danger, their paths collide when they are forced into an unlikely marriage. Enemies turned lovers, Lou and Reid embark on a passionate and tumultuous journey. Full of captivating banter, steamy moments, and a gripping plot, Serpent and Dove will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling is a favorite spicy fantasy novel, perfect for the spooky season. This stand-alone story follows a broken-hearted witch seeking a fresh start. Vivienne Jones, with a dash of magic and a touch of revenge, sets off on a journey to reclaim her life. Unexpectedly entangled with Rhys Penhallow, a notorious rake with a seductive charm, Vivienne finds herself in a whirlwind of love and magic. This book is a delightful blend of enchantment, humor, and irresistible romance. Indulge in this bewitching tale of Welsh men, small-town charm, and the magic of love.
Moon Touched by Elizabeth Briggs
Moon Touched by Elizabeth Briggs, available on Kindle Unlimited, is a series that will have you on the edge of your seat. Follow Ayla, a young wolf who is an outcast due to her half-human heritage, as she navigates a dangerous world of magic, revenge, and forbidden desire. Caught between two warring factions, Ayla must decide her path and seek vengeance against those who wronged her. With the help of an alpha banished years ago, she discovers her own strength and embraces her destiny. Moon Touched is a captivating series filled with action, suspense, and smoldering passion.
Fighting Destiny: The Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins
If you enjoy dark and intense romance novels, Fighting Destiny: The Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins is a must-read. Synthia, a young witch, finds herself entangled in a gruesome murder mystery. As she uncovers dark secrets and fights her undeniable attraction to Ryder, the Dark Prince of the Fae, she must navigate a treacherous path to save herself and those she holds dear. This book is filled with violence, sexual content, and intense chemistry. Brace yourself for a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you craving more.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco is a three-book trilogy that will transport you to the enchanting island of Sicily. This series is a feast for the senses, filled with love, mystery, and a dash of dark magic. Follow Emilia, a witch seeking vengeance for her twin sister’s murder, as she unravels a sinister plot. Along the way, she encounters Wrath, one of the seven demon brethren, who ignites a passion she cannot resist. Emilia’s journey is an immersive experience that will keep you enthralled until the very last page.
The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
If you appreciate immersive world-building and compelling storytelling, The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy is a perfect choice. Join Queen Euthalia of Calanthe and her consort, Conrí, as they navigate a treacherous realm of politics, secrets, and forbidden love. With an ancient prophecy looming over them, they must fight against a tyrant ruler to save their kingdom. The Orchid Throne showcases lush descriptions, intense romance, and a rich tapestry of fantastical elements. Dive into this captivating tale and experience a world brimming with passion, intrigue, and the enduring spirit of love.
The Fiery Crown by Jeffe Kennedy
The Fiery Crown continues the epic tale of Queen Euthalia and Conrí as they navigate the challenges of their newfound alliance. As tensions rise and secrets unravel, they must confront their individual fears and make impossible choices. The fate of their kingdom hangs in the balance, and their love is put to the ultimate test. The Fiery Crown is a highly satisfying continuation of this remarkable series, filled with drama, intense fight scenes, and a romance that will set your heart ablaze.
The Promised Queen by Jeffe Kennedy
Prepare for an explosive finale in The Promised Queen as Queen Euthalia and her consort, Conrí, face their greatest challenges yet. With the threat of an ancient prophecy looming, they must confront their darkest fears and make unimaginable sacrifices. The war against their enemies intensifies, and their own relationship is tested in ways they could never have anticipated. Brace yourself for epic battles, heart-wrenching choices, and a conclusion that will leave you breathless. The Promised Queen is a tour de force that will satisfy every lover of romance, fantasy, and high-stakes adventure.
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
No spicy book list is complete without The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, the novel that inspired the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton. Enter the enchanting world of Regency-era London as we follow the story of Daphne Bridgerton, a young woman searching for love. When Daphne meets the charming yet commitment-phobic Duke of Hastings, their lives become entangled in a complex web of passion, secrets, and undeniable chemistry. The Duke and I is a delightful romance that will sweep you off your feet and immerse you in the glittering splendor of high society.
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
In The Viscount Who Loved Me, Julia Quinn transports us back to the addictive world of the Bridgerton family. This time, we follow the story of Anthony Bridgerton, a handsome bachelor in search of a wife. When Anthony meets the spirited Kate Sheffield, their relationship starts off on the wrong foot, with each trying to outwit the other. However, as they spend more time together, their initial animosity changes into a passionate, fiery attraction. Get ready for a battle of wits, undeniable desire, and a love that defies all expectations.
An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
An Offer From a Gentleman is a spellbinding tale that draws inspiration from Cinderella. This story follows Sophie Beckett, a young woman treated as a servant in her stepmother’s household. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she sneaks into a masquerade ball and captures the attention of Benedict Bridgerton, the most charming man in London. From there, a whirlwind romance ensues, filled with secrets, forbidden desires, and a quest for a happily ever after. An Offer From a Gentleman is a delightful retelling that will steal your heart and leave you yearning for more.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Romancing Mister Bridgerton is a story of unrequited love and second chances. Benedict Bridgerton, the handsome and charming brother of the beloved Bridgerton family, is finally ready to settle down. However, his attention is captivated by Sophie Beckett, a childhood friend whom he never saw as more than a companion. As Benedict realizes the depth of his feelings for Sophie, he must confront his past and prove that he can be the man she always deserved. Get ready for a heartwarming and passionate tale of love, redemption, and the power of true friendship.
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Claire
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Claire offers a scintillating retelling of the timeless love between Persephone and Hades. Immerse yourself in this modern-day fantasy as you follow Persephone’s journey, a siren with a troubled past and a desire for a new life. When she strikes a deal with Hades, the enigmatic ruler of the Underworld, their shared secrets and undeniable chemistry ignite a passion like no other. Brace yourself for a tale of forbidden love, mythological intrigue, and a sensuality that will leave you yearning for more.
A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Claire
In A Touch of Ruin, the second book in the series, Persephone and Hades’ relationship faces new challenges. With secrets and betrayals lurking around every corner, they must confront the consequences of their actions. As Persephone’s longing for revenge leads her down a dangerous path, she makes deals with dire consequences. Caught in a web of political intrigue and heart-wrenching loss, Persephone questions her destiny and her place beside Hades. Delve into this thrilling continuation filled with passion, danger, and a race against time.
Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa
Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa is a Kindle Unlimited gem that offers a captivating blend of fantasy, romance, and mystery. Enter the world of Callypso Lillis, a siren burdened with IOUs owed to The Bargainer, a man who can grant any favor for a price. When Callypso finds herself drawn deeper into The Bargainer’s world, she embarks on a journey that tests her limits and challenges her desires. With danger lurking at every turn, their fates become entwined in a battle against an ancient evil. Rhapsodic is a thrilling and alluring read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Flames of Chaos by Amelia Hutchins
Flames of Chaos by Amelia Hutchins opens the door to a world filled with magic, danger, and irresistible seduction. Join Aria and her sisters as they return to the human realm, only to discover that everything has changed. Amidst the chaos, Aria finds herself irresistibly drawn to Knox, a self-proclaimed king with his own hidden agenda. As alliances are forged and secrets are revealed, Aria must choose between family and desire. Flames of Chaos is a spellbinding series that guarantees smoldering romance, thrilling action, and captivating characters. Dive into this world and embrace the chaos.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
No list of spicy books would be complete without Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This epic tale follows Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, as she travels back in time from post-World War II to 18th-century Scotland. Claire’s journey takes her on an adventure filled with danger, passion, and a love that transcends time. Immerse yourself in a story that combines historical fiction, romance, and elements of fantasy. Outlander is a captivating saga that will transport you to a world where love knows no boundaries.
I hope you find these spicy fantasy romance books as irresistible as I did. Each one will transport you to a world of adventure, passion, and captivating storytelling. So grab a glass of wine, snuggle up in your favorite reading nook, and prepare to be swept away. Happy reading, my friends!
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