I Read Raunchy Romance Novels for the First Time

So I’ve never read any romance books but I’ve been hearing more and more sex educators say how much they love the genre – so when my assistant suggested …




  1. msandycm

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I highly recommend Kate Canterbary's The Walshes and Penny Reid's Winston Brothers, both amazing series with loads of books but every single one is worth it. Characters are coming off the page, people you'd want to hang out with in real life if they existed, and the plot lines are incredible! Also have recently been rereading Elle Kennedy's Off Campus and Briar U series. And last but certainly not least, the Bridgerton books are incredible! Never thought I'd be into historical romance but Julia Quinn proved me wrong and I have already read 5 of the 8 books in the space of just a month!

  2. Le Mo

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Romance novels are like Fantasy novels.

    Massive genre with break-out hits but the majority is pretty trash.
    The good ones are creative, break ground, and become widely popular.
    The bad ones are formulaic and bland. "Girl finds herself in a wacky scenario and falls in love! she must choose between dark and brooding and light and happy!" "Farmboy discovers that he is the prophesied hero of ages and must go on a quest to beat the darklord and save the kingdom!"

    Also. GenerallyPooky does reviews of novels, including romance such as The Mister by EL James. And theres KrimsonRogue, who rarely reviews romance but when he does, he does it if you know what i mean.

  3. Sana Lone

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    in case anyone was wondering, the captions at 10:28 say "he doesn't see himself as a man" but hannah actually says "he doesn't see himself as a queer man"

  4. Alissa

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    TL;DR: Thanks, Megan!

    As someone who loves loves LOVES the romance genre and is also continually frustrated by it, I put off watching this video until I had read all three books (because they sounded interesting and I didn't want to be spoiled) and, yep, I pretty much have all of the same thoughts! (Except I guess I'm slightly more forgiving of Ice Barbarians and I actually enjoyed the survival narrative more than the sexy bits lol.) So thanks for the indirect recommendations, I enjoyed them all and will be checking out way more of KJ Charles.

    Not sure if you're still checking comments, but stuff that I would recommend — Vision in White by Nora Roberts (2009) is still my #1 traditional romance. It's a bit dated now in terms of representation and adventurousness of the sex scenes, but it has a great emotional core and deals with narcissistic parent abuse and places great emphasis on female friendships (in a traditionally gender-normative way, but still).

    However, if you like true enemies to lovers and love born out of respect, the Captive Prince trilogy is the best love story I have read in yeeeears, maybe ever. M/M slow burn romance! Fictional Ancient Greece! Royal political intrigue! Jarring sexual norms! Secrets and hidden identities! Swordfights! Unreliable narrators! Wrong assumptions! Complex characters and working through trauma! Best sex scenes I've read outside of fanfiction! Unexpected comedy gold! I mean it's basically Pride & Prejudice in a Game of Thrones world.

    Fair warning, though: the first book is NOT romantic and is in fact quite disturbing at first (tw: sexual assault, csa and general slavery unpleasantness), but it serves to set up why these characters hate each other and why any romance between them would be unthinkable after so much cruelty — which makes it all the more powerful when they do eventually fall in love and do eventually have to confront what they've done to each other. It's definitely not a story for everyone, but Think of England gave me similar vibes in tone (minus the violence between the protags), so I think you might enjoy it??

  5. Laura

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Lilac looks lovely on you ! and i love when you talk about books 🙂

  6. Eris Einarsdottir

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    What you said at the end about erotic novels vs visual porn, I couldn't agree more. I don't watch porn at all. Not only it doesn't arouse me at all, it usually makes me uncomfortable. Best case scenario, it's slightly awkward, boring and poorly acted, worst case scenario, it's exploitative and triggering. But I love reading erotica, both published novels and fanfiction. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I think my brain always imagines the scenes much sexier than they would be if they were acted out. 😂 Plus they always offer some plot first which makes it more enjoyable. And the biggest plus is, there are no real people involved, so it completely takes away any moral issues. You can enjoy non-con or abduction plot or whatever, and not feel guilty about it.

  7. TheAninas

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Need more book reviews / recommendations

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  9. Theresa J

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Any other romance readers screaming ‘ Nicholas sparks is not romance!!!!’ while watching this?! 😜 Romance requires a happily ever after or happy for now and Nicholas Sparks all have sad endings

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    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

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  11. Angela Wesneski

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Getting major Gaston vibes from the red and yellow sweatshirt. 💛

  12. Angela Wesneski

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I'm reading Winter's Orbit right now, and it might be a good option if you are looking for a sci-fi romance.

  13. Meaghan Dyer

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    My mum writes romantic comedy books. Her latest one is called 80 Days to Elsewhere and follows a woman who has to recreate the journey from 80 Days Around the World for a travel company that specialises in recreating literary adventures, so she can get a job and save her uncles’ book shop. I know it’s my mum’s book so I have to like it, but I’m not normally sucked into romances and this one I wanted to start again as soon as I finished it.

  14. Seryth

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    it's hard to fine some good homosexual romance novels

  15. mayaa1125

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Ice Planet Barbarians actually sounds wildly similar to a Twilight fanfic I read years and years ago sooo… 🙈

  16. Maadhawk

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    As someone who has both read a variety of erotic novels, from works that are fap material for the sake of fap material, to stories that are full of romance, adventure, exploration, growth, self discovery, and consequences; AND someone who has written one novel already, these works are ways for us to, yes entertain others, but also to explore our own selves through our writing and the writings of others. This is even more true for those of us, which I suspect is a fair bit of us, who are lonely and have no other recourse for exploration, learning, and discovery.

  17. Kaycee M

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    But where is that rainbow crochet sweater from???

  18. chicklebird

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    you should also look into fan fiction, you can find some good stuff on A03 and there is almost any ship you can think of

  19. 5239 228

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    You have to do this again!!! Please read erotica books next!! 😀

  20. Elaine White

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    You need to find an author called Auryen Hadley.

  21. Candi Davis

    July 7, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I enjoyed this video so much <3 yes please more of these.

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