3 Erotic Novels to Read This Summer
Looking for a sizzling summer read? Whether you're lounging by the pool or stuck on a long flight, we've got the perfect erotic novels for you. According to mental health and sexuality educator Sarah Jane, reading sexy books or material that is supposed to be arousing can help you shift your stress or anxiety into positive emotions, like pleasure and relaxation. Additionally, reading erotic novels can provide a dopamine boost, which can make your brain and body feel good. and explore your deepest desires, expand your imagination, and enhance your understanding of intimacy. So why not indulge in some steamy reading this summer and foster a healthier attitude towards sexuality and relationships?
1. The Proposal
If you loved Jasmine Guillory's The Wedding Date, this East L.A.-set follow-up is even better (and spicier!). On the heels of an extremely public proposal gone extremely wrong (a person should know they're about to be proposed to!), the last thing Nikole wants is something serious. This allows getting into a casual relationship with Carlos, the sexy stranger who saved her from public humiliation, to make total sense. But while casual starts off as just occasional rosé-influenced sex on the couch, things get heated fast in a steamy romp you won't be able to put down.
2. One Last Stop
If you've always wanted to read a romance that features a time-traveling lesbian from the 1970s, this one is a must. Okay, I know it sounds like I'm joking, but the star-crossed romance between modern-day bisexual August and her mysteriously always-on-the-same-train crush Jane melted me to my core. The pair's journey of discovery (both sexual and otherwise) is just as sweet as it is spicy, making it the perfect summer read for a dreamy romantic.
3. From Blood And Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
If you are less inclined to read about two normal humans falling in love and are itching to get your sex scenes from something a little more magical, stop what you're doing and buy this book.