Fifty Shades of Grey ushered in a new era of erotic literature. Once relegated to "adults only" sections of bookstores or left to be discretely bought online, BDSM-focused books are now increasingly mainstream.
Now that the trilogy of Grey books have been made into movies and nabbed off shelves, many ladies are wondering what other similar books are out there. Thankfully, this genre is chockful of incredible books with sultry scenes, lovable female characters, and strong, sexy men.
In Flight by R.K Lilley
Shy and reserved flight attendant Bianca knew she was in trouble when she met billionaire hotelier James Cavendish. The surreally good-looking billionaire also seems to find Bianca attractive, and this can only mean trouble.
Bianca can't resist the domineering, intimidating allure of Mr. Cavendish... and this leads her on an incredible whirlwind of mind-blowing sexcapades.
In terms of characters and plotlines, In Flight is a book that really heavily resembles Fifty Shades of Grey. So, if you really miss that kind of jetsetter ambiance, this is an excellent pick.
Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley
Kristen Ashley has been getting rave reviews for her ability to bring forth rugged yet sensual characters into realistic situations. In the Rock Chick series, readers get to follow hard rocker (and cop's daughter) Indy Savage as she deals with badboy-turned-detective Lee Nightingale.
Unlike the Grey series, this book has Indy falling out of love with Nightingale, loads of pulse-pounding crime scenes, and a diehard badass trying to win back a woman's heart. Can Lee save Indy and convince her to give him a second chance?
Comfort Object by Annabel Joseph
Before Fifty Shades of Grey was ever popular with mainstream audiences, Annabel Joseph was writing similarly BDSM-filled stories featuring sexy dominant men and not-so-innocent submissive women. In Comfort Object, Annabel tells the story of Nell, an unemployed professional submissive who comes across actor Jeremy Gray.
The two end up being in a very sexy Dom/sub relationship, and critics are saying it's one of the most realistic books in terms of BDSM relationship depiction. And, problems arise when the couple begin getting into wilder forms of kink. Can this duo maintain their secret BDSM desires without anyone knowing?
This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man begins as interior designer Ava O'Shea starts working on her newest project, an expansive home known only as the Manor. When she takes a look at the "devastatingly handsome" yet narcissistic owner, she knew that he was trouble.
Though every single sense in her body tells her to run away from this man, O'Shea can't help but struggle to do so. Moreover, the man of the Manor isn't willing to let her go so quickly. He wants her, and he will do whatever it takes to have her. How can she run away if this strangely attractive man won't let her?
Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates
Wine magnate Jack McLachlan was a man who was all too used to relationship drama, and had decided that it was best to just stick to short term, 3-month long flings. In order to protect his heart and his belongings, he negotiates relationships like business deals.
When he meets American musician Laurelynn Prescott, everything changes. Can her wild sexual side make her the ultimate game-changer in this loveless man's world?