By Victoria Dahl Feb 07, For Valentine's Day this year, we asked Victoria Dahl, author of Close Enough to Touch , as well as many other romance novels, to pick her favorite romance books with a more sinful side. Read on for her recommendations. I have a confession: I appreciate the more sinful side of everything: Tumblr, Twitter, movies, friends. For me, a big dose of sexual tension and some gorgeously dirty words up the ante of a love story.
Dirty by Megan Hart — A rich, dominant business man and an unassuming, submissive woman… Sound familiar? Not the way Megan Hart writes it, believe me. This is vulgar, intelligent prose and a heart-wrenching romance all wrapped up in one.
This story is brusque and real and explores some of the darker sides of sexual fantasy, so proceed with caution. Deep Desires by Charlotte Stein — A tale of two damaged undesirables who want everything from each other, first from a distance, and then from much closer. This novella is full of heartache and lust. Truly raw and lovely. Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney — For those of you not into the erotic, this historical romance is sinful in a different way.
I read it for the first time many years ago and it blew my mind. The hero and heroine are both con artists. A broken down society, a sweet, sudden attraction, and my favorite treat of all: Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden — A funny, nerdy erotica.
Yes, I said nerdy erotica. The heroine is a computer programmer and the hero is an astrophysicist with no social skills. Kink mixed with Minecraft jokes. I loved the complexities the characters navigate to find their happy ending. Natural Law by Joey W. Hill — I heard talk of this book for many years before I actually read it.
The reader gets to be the voyeur in this delicious exploration of his heart and body.