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If You Loved Fifty Shades of Grey…


By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | simon@thereadingroom.com

By now, just about everyone with any interest in it has seen the trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey (if you haven’t, you can watch it here), but Valentines Day 2015, its release date, is still a long way off. Even if you re-read the trilogy, that’s still a lot of reading time to fill. Here are our suggestions. We’d love to hear yours too.

Beautiful DisasterBeautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. More >  

Bared To YouBared to You by Syliva Day

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… More >  

Smooth TalkingSmooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

A billionaire playboy and ladies’ man, Jake Travis has a reputation as big as the state of Texas. He drives too fast, lives too hard, and loves too many women to count. In her advice column, and her love life, Ella Varner is always practical; so when she’s left holding her reckless sister’s baby, she asks Jake Travis to take a paternity test. She’s immediately struck by his good looks and easy charm but won’t fall for his sweet talk, will she?  More > Read an excerpt.  

Cutting LooseCutting Loose by Susan Andersen

Jane thinks nothing can make her lose her cool, but the princess of propriety blows a gasket the night she meets the contractor restoring the Wolcott mansion. Devlin Kavanagh’s rugged sex appeal may buckle her knees, but the man is out of control! Jane had to deal with theatrics growing up. She won’t tolerate them in someone hired to work on the house she and her two best friends have inherited. More > Read an excerpt.  

Sweet AddictionSweet Addiction by Maya Banks

Cole is successful beyond his wildest dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there’s only one he can’t stop thinking about: his childhood sweetheart, Ren. He’s never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them or the pain he brought upon her. More >