Lose yourself in an erotic book with our top steamy page-turners to keep your sex drive alive in lockdown – The Sun

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More of us are turning to steamy page-turners to keep our sex drive alive in lockdown.

Online searches for erotic fiction have more than doubled in some parts of the country, with books by Fifty Shades creator EL James and Riders author Jilly Cooper proving particularly popular.

But if you are new to bonkbusters, where should you start?

Something sweet and romantic?


Or are you ready for a really raunchy read?

Here, Mills & Boon author Rachael Stewart — whose most recent book Getting Dirty is out now — sizes up the sizzle and sauce in some of the most ­titillating titles.

Hollywood Sinners, by Victoria Fox

HQ, £8.99

Lana Falcon thought her life with Hollywood heart-throb Cole Steel would be all glitz and glamour. But is she trapped in a gilded cage?

Meanwhile, Kate Di Laurentis finds her career and her looks on the slide.

When she learns about her husband’s new mistress, she is intent on revenge.

Is sex really the best weapon? Of course it is!

These are just two of the four stories exploring dark desires and deadly passions.

Rachael says: “Plenty of sex, revenge and secrets make for the perfect saucy read.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 3/10

Make It Up To You, by Lucy Keeling

Choc Lit, £1.99

Beauty influencer Sophie Timney is hard at work trying to build her brand.

But when her pal Polly suggests that her brother Marcus should help with the make-up tutorials, Sophie is not so sure.

Soon, Marcus is getting under her skin and as the likes and comments begin to creep up, Sophie begins to look at him in a whole new light.

Rachael says: “It’s such a cheeky, naughty book that is very current in every sense of the word.

"Read it and you’ll see what I mean. Great fun.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 1/10

Sleepless In Manhattan, by Sarah Morgan

Harlequin, £7.99

Paige is living her best life in Manhattan until she is unceremoniously sacked from her job.

Her brother’s best friend Jake offers to help out.

But Paige doesn’t want to lose her head, having spent her teenage years pining after him.

Maybe Jake is The One. If only they could see each other as they truly are.

Rachael says: “This romcom is a story of friendship, family and romance – a great mix, with the added bonus of some sexy time that doesn’t dominate the story.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 2/10

Slow Hands, by Faye Avalon

Mills & Boon Dare, £6.99

April Sinclair is being sued over a faulty vibrator – but at least her legal representation is the gorgeous Logan Fitzpatrick.

Logan is wonderfully suggestive and before long he is helping April in all matters of business and pleasure . . . with his sensual slow hands.

Rachael says: “The sex scenes in this are sensational – and so is the humour.

"Logan won’t rush you to the finish line.

“It is all about delivering pleasure along the way and being sure you feel every single word.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 8/10

His Innocent Seduction, by Clare Connelly

Mills & Boon Dare, £6.99

Millie is 23 and doesn’t want to be a virgin any more.

Then she meets lawyer Michael and decides he should be the one to pop her cherry.

First, though, he has some conditions.

But if Millie follows them she will be in for the ride of her life – and then some.

Rachael says: “Don’t be fooled by this book’s name.

“This is about a woman who knows what she wants and she’s going to get it.

“Fabulously executed and emotionally driven too.

“This is the perfect mix.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 7/10

Rivals, by Jilly Cooper

Transworld, £9.99

Telly star Declan O’Hara is as honest as he is glamorous.

And though he cannot abide Lord Baddingham, Declan is going to have to work with him.

Is Rupert Campbell-Black the man to sort things out? Probably not.

So much sex, frisson and naughtiness in every single chapter.

Rachael says: “I have a soft spot for Jilly Cooper –  her characters, the horses, the glitz, the glamour, the affairs, the rivalry . . . goodness!

“This is bonkbusting at its best.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 5/10

Beautiful Liar, by Zara Cox

Piatkus, £8.99

Quinn Blackwood might be rich beyond his wildest dreams, but he’s the most messed-up man you could ever encounter.

Lucky is brave, determined and wants to fix him.

This sizzling hot read will take you to places you’ve never been before.

Rachael says: “This is Fifty Shades and then some.

“I recommend it to anyone that loved Mr Grey.

“As well as raunchy sex scenes, the emotional power is immense and will stay with you long after you finish the book.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 10/10

Fifty Shades Darker, by EL James

Cornerstone, £7.99

The middle book of the best-selling Fifty Shades trilogy is super-spicy, with Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey embroiled in a passionate affair that seemingly knows no boundaries.

There are plenty of X-rated sex scenes plus the occasional tender moment.

Rachael says: “True to its name, this is dark and dirty.

"Seeing the great Christian Grey crack under the pressure of his past is heart-wrenching and only makes you love him more, while getting you hot under the, er, collar.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 9/10

Lucky, by Jackie Collins

Simon & Schuster, £7.99

Lucky Santangelo is a woman used to getting what she wants.

But Lennie Golden, a comic struggling to make it, is determined to get revenge on the Santangelo family, no matter what.

Fireworks are the order of the day as the pair battle to come out on top.

Rachael says: “Full of beautiful people, glamour and a brilliant story.

"Jackie Collins really knew how to spin a tale to keep you gripped.”

  • RAUNCH RATING: 6/10

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