This inaugural collection of erotic romance features the very best of the genre. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. Each of these masterfully written tales contains the essence of true romance: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. What sets Best Erotic Romance apart is the scorching hot sex and the happily-ever-after (or happy-for-now) ending. Award-winning romance writer and editor Kristina Wright and her cast of terrific romance writers have crafted stories that touch the hearts and minds of readers, and linger in the memory for a long, long time.
This sizzling erotic romance anthology, which launches an annual series, delivers 17 hot tales of (predominantly heterosexual) love and lust, with a wide variety of premises and settings. The most touching is Kate Dominic's "Blame It on Facebook," the story of a military widow who locks her sexuality away for two decades until her husband's former colleague reveals his longtime love for her. Other standouts include "He Tends to Me," Justine Elyot's account of a husband's unorthodox techniques to cure his wife's strep throat, and Kate Pearce's "Cheating Time," in which a weary, wary couple find a new spark with a sexy fantasy. The stories are deeply passionate, and each tale first makes the reader care about its characters before pulling them into the steamy sex scenes. No matter what the surroundings, one thread runs through every story in this volume: true love endures.