Raise your hand if fairy tales were in heavy rotation for your bedtime stories. There’s something comforting about a damsel finding love despite evil stepmothers and curses. Now that you’re an adult, it’s time to up the “bed” factor in your bedtime stories. Yes, that means romance with a dash (or more) of sexy times.
Tuck yourself into bed and cozy up to one of these dirty and delightful fairy tale-inspired romances. May there be plenty of happy endings to go around.
The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand
When the first Goodreads review for The Chocolate Kiss compares the book to a “giant macaron orgasm,” how can you not one-click? Florand’s steamy Rapunzel interpretation features an enemies to lovers romance set in a Parisian pastry shop. Warning: Supply yourself with ample chocolate before reading.
Falling For the CEO by Audra North
Put on your dancing shoes! In Falling For the CEO, Meredith agrees to be her sexy boss’ date at a fancy gala. Meredith embraces her inner Cinderella as she dons a fancy dress and has a handsome man on her arm. Will the two be able to keep things purely professional? Lucky for us, they can’t.
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian
Cat Sebastian reimagines Beauty and Beast fairy tale with her historical male/male twist in The Lawrence Browne Affair. The entire village believes the Earl of Radnor to be mad, but he’s a brilliant scientist who refuses to step into the outside world. That is until the outside world comes to him–in the form of a handsome but annoying man who claims to be the earl’s new secretary. Cue sparks and plenty of sexual tension.
Red by Kate SeRine
Urban fantasy romance readers take note. Little Red Riding hood is all grown up in SeRine’s Red. In this retelling, Tess aka Red works as an enforcer for Chicago’s Fairytale Management Authority. She’s used to living on the edge and working on her own, but now has to deal with her new, sexy partner Nate Grimm, FMA’s lead detective.
For those who can’t choose which princess is their favorite, pick up Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings anthology. With eight sexy novellas written by eight talented authors, you’ll have plenty of fodder for your dirty dreams. I especially enjoyed the voyeuristic twist on The Twelve Dancing Princesses in “Music Box Girl” by Sierra Simone.