9 Steamy Historical Romances to Read in Private

Steamy Historical Romances

9 Steamy Historical Romances to Read in Private

Melina Druga
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Warning:  You’re going to want to read these nine steamy historical fiction romances in private.  They are simply too hot for public consumption.  These titles are a miniscule sampling of the novels available.

Sun God by Nan Ryan

Sun God by Nan Ryan
Sun God by Nan Ryan

Tonatiuh is a half Spanish, half Aztec man known to the white world as Luiz Quintano. Amy Sullivan has idolized him since she was a girl.  After she returns from finishing school, a night of passionate ends in violence.  Tonatiuh makes the Sullivan family his enemies.  Ten years later, he returns as a military commander to take his revenge.  But after taking Amy captive, his passion reignites.

Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty

Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty
Promises Linger by Sarah McCarty

In 1869 Wyoming Territory, Elizabeth Coyote will do whatever it takes to save her ranch.  She’ll even marry Asa MacIntyre, a gunslinger with a ruthless reputation.  Asa has an agenda of his own.  He wants property and respect.  He doesn’t realize that beneath Elizabeth’s prim and proper exterior there’s a passionate woman.

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas
Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

Novelist Amanda Briars is determined not to let another birthday pass as a virgin, so she hires a man for one night.  When Jack Delvin shows up at her door, she thinks he’s the hired man.  He teases her but does not seduce her.  Finally, she discovers his true identity – one of London′s most notorious businessmen and the son of a nobleman.

Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone

Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone
Sinful by Charlotte Featherstone

Matthew, the Earl of Wallingford, has paid for every vice possible in Victorian England.  These experiences fulfill his physical passions, but leave him emotionally empty.  After he is beaten, he meets Jane Rankin, a plain nurse.  Matthew begins to crave Jane, but is fearful his sinful secret will destroy everything.

To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt

To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt
To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt

Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, he needs to marry and produce an heir. Melisande Fleming uses this to her advantage and volunteers to wed him.  While Jasper initially wants nothing more than to return to his life of debauchery, he begins to find himself falling for Melisande who is a proper wife by day and passionate lover by night.  But as they pursue a passionate relationships, will their secrets tear them apart?

A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh

A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh
A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh

Marriage is the furthest thing from Kit Butler’s mind, but his family has other ideas.  They want him to marry now.  Lauren Edgeworth was left at the altar a year before and wants nothing to do with marriage.  The pair hatch a plot.  They will pretend to be engaged for the summer if he agrees to make the summer unforgettable.  Then she will break the engagement, and they will both be free.  The only hitch in the plan: Kit begins to fall in love.

The Secret by Julie Garwood 

The Secret by Julie Garwood 
The Secret by Julie Garwood

Judith Hampton travels to the Highlands with two things in mind – to be there for her friend who is about to give birth and to meet the Laird Maclean, the father she never met.  She is escorted to her father’s property by Iain Maitland and passions fly.  Will the truth about her father rip them apart?

A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran 

A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran 
A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran

Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s home set on revenge. Instead she finds another man who promises to help her so she marries him.  Simon St. Maur inherited an earldom but is penniless.  All he needs is a rich wife and to prevent himself from falling in love.

A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey

A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey
A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey

Courtney Harte thought her father was killed in a Comanche massacre years ago until she sees his photograph in a Texas newspaper.  She hires gunslinger Chandos to escort her through Indian territory.  Neither is aware of the tension that build between them during a hot summer’s journey.

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Most kids have an active imagination. My imagination has stayed strong into adulthood, and I’ve funneled that creativity into a successful writing career. I write history, both fiction and nonfiction, because although your school history classes may have been boring, the past is not. My goal is to bring the past to life in all its myriad of colors.
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