Readalikes: Fifty Shades of Grey...Part 1

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The movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey premiered Thursday 12 February! If watching this movie rekindles your literary love affair with erotic romance fiction, you may like to discover what lies between the covers of these titles:

Rush by Maya Banks (first book in Breathless trilogy)
Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They're accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it's making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking..






Temptation’s edge by Eve Berlin
Connor Galloway is about to meet his match. Mischa Kennon may be willing to let the sexy Irishman into her bed, but many a dominant man has tried to tame her and failed. Only for all Mischa's talk she's relatively inexperienced when it comes to intimate power games. Can Connor tempt her to surrender to her innermost desires?






The beauty of surrender by Eden Bradley
Are you ready for the dark side of lovea? The moments when Ava Gregory feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tied up and bound. Then she meets Desmond Hale, a master in the ancient Japanese bondage art of Shibari. He takes her to the very edge of ecstasy. But having learned the beauty of surrender, dare Ava risk her heart? The Beauty of Surrender is a hot erotic romance which will delight fans of E L James, Sylvia Day and Portia Da Costa.




Ambition by Julie Birchell
Tobias Pope ruled his communications empire with fear and loathing - his employees feared him and he loathed them. But he may have met his match in Susan Street, the young, beautiful and nakedly ambitious deputy of his latest newspaper acquisition.






The silver chain by Primula Bond (first in trilogy)
Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist. The Silver Chain is the first in the passionate and addictive Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond. One dark evening in London, photographer Serena Folkes is indulging her impulsive side with a night-time shoot. But someone is watching her - mysterious entrepreneur Gustav Levi. Serena doesn't know it yet, but this handsome stranger will change her life forever...Serena is fascinated by Gustav, the enigmatic owner of the Levi Gallery, and she soon feels an irresistible pull of attraction. Theinterest is mutual, and Gustav promises to launch Serena's photographic career at his gallery, but only if Serena agrees to become his exclusive companion. To mark their agreement, Gustav gives Serena a bracelet to wear at all times. Attached to it is a silver chain of which he is the keeper. With the chain Gustav controls Serena physically and symbolically - a sign that she is under his power. As their passionate relationship intensifies, Gustav's hold on the silver chain grows stronger. But will Gustav's dark past tear them apart? A seductive and beautifully written novel perfect for fans of erotic romance.
Bared to you by Sylvia Day
Our journey began in fire... Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness - 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.

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phedre no Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

I take you by Nikki Gemmell
Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker's wife. Since Cliff's dreadful skiing accident Connie has become a willing submissive to her husband's every desire. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, this dark and seductive passion consumes her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone - to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases. But it is this that awakens Connie from her slumber.




My hundred lovers by Susan Johnson
Lyrical and exquisite, My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love. A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on her days with one hundred scenes from a life adding up to a simple human truth. Character and sexual identity entwine and after all the emotion, the love, the hatred and the despair is done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel from one of Australia's premier writers.



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Knight’s game by C.C Gibbs

When her tryst with handsome billionaire Dominic Knight gets out of hand, Katherine Hart resolves to cut all contact for good. But Dominic won't let his object of fascination escape so easily: when they cross paths in a plush hotel in Singapore, their steamy affair is reignited. But can such exquisite pleasure last? Kate knows her lover is a man who lives entirely for the chase. Is this reunion a rushing climax before an inevitable fall, or could Kate possess the keys to finally taming the untamable Dominic Knight?




By private invitation by Stephanie Julian
Some invitations don't need to be sent...only accepted. Antiques dealer Annabelle Elder's life is nowhere near as passionate as the erotic art she collects. A cheating ex-boyfriend and her business have seen to that. So when she attends a New Year's Eve party at Haven Hotel, she sees a chance to blow off some steam. But she never expected to meet anyone like Jared--or to experience such passion in his arms... Handsome, rich, and charming as hell, Jared Golden brought his Midas touch to Haven Hotel--and created an anything-goes pleasure palace on one floor to cater to his special friends and their very special desires. After falling in lust with Annabelle at first sight, seducing her was easier than he expected. What he didn't expect was to be seduced in turn... But unrestrained passion in the bedroom is not the only spark between Annabelle and Jared. Their mutual attraction is confounded by their separate pasts. Caught in an ever-growing web of painful secrets and sensual fantasy, will they be able to face the truth about themselves and trust in true love?
Fall into you by Ronnie Loren
When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she's not girly enough for primetime, she's determined to land a big scoop. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place. Grant's "place" is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he's used to being in charge. Much to Grant's surprise, she's intrigued-- even envious-- of his trainees. Soon Charli's on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.



Read all these? What about Part Two?

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