Sometimes you just want to read a sexy book. You know what I mean: those select stories filled with flirtation, innuendo, sexy make-out scenes and even sexier bedroom scenes. These are the books that sweep you up in the romance, delivering a solid story that’s always satisfyingly hot and heavy.
Evans has published 13 novels and novellas, with her most recent, Commander in Chief (January 11, 2017) just released. She also returns to our favorite characters again and again, giving us complete stories of courtship, passion, and what comes after the HEA. So if you haven’t read any Evans yet, now’s the time. But be prepared: her novels are practically addicting. I guarantee you won’t be getting a lot of sleep once you start one.
In my humble opinion, here are the top five hottest Evans novels around:
Real (Gallery Books, May 28, 2013)
This is the book that started it all for me. As soon as I started Real, I fell so hard for Remington “Remy” Tate, an underground fighter who’s basically sex on a stick (seriously, I think Evans even uses that exact phrase in the book). He’s got a dark past, and he’s pretty closed off, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing Brooke Dumas, a sports therapist who ends up working with Remy. Brooke is smart and independent, struggling to follow her dreams. Remy is intense — oh, so intense — broody, and has a difficult time communicating his feelings. But when he lets Brooke in, their chemistry and passion is electric. These two quickly became one of my OTPs and I was happy to follow them through the rest of the REAL series.
Legend (Gallery Books, February 9, 2016)
The first three books in the REAL series stick with Brooke and Remy (swoon), while books 4, 5 and 6 branch out into secondary characters and their individual love stories. While all of them are great, the best by far is Legend, the story of Maverick “Mav” Cage and Reese Dumas. It’s also the final book in the REAL series — and what a great way to end it all! Mav is a fighter with a pretty tortured past who’s determined to beat his personal rival, Remy, for champion of the Underground. But when he meets and falls for Reese, the cousin of his rival’s wife, he’s even more tortured. The two know they’re supposed to stay away from each other, but their chemistry just can’t be denied. If you love alpha heroes with a chip on their shoulder and Romeo & Juliet-style stories with lots of underground fighting (and who doesn’t??), then this book is for you.
Mr. President (October 31, 2016)
Manwhore (Gallery Books, March 24, 2015)
I am always a fan of a good push-pull romance, where both parts of the couple think they have the upper hand until they both fall completely in love. Which is why I’m such a fan of Manwhore, the first in the series about Malcolm Saint and Rachel, the girl he can’t help but alter his ways for. Theirs isn’t an easy love: Malcolm is the ‘manwhore’ of Chicago, and not known for his commitment to one woman. But all that changes when he meets the innocent Rachel (and instantly calls “dibs” on her). Unfortunately, Rachel has an angle of her own — one that could threaten their entire relationship and ruin Malcolm’s tentative trust. These two gave me heart palpitations at times as I had no idea how it would all be resolved. But they’re also really sweet together. And just know that you’ll want to have book two ready to read as soon as you finish this one.