When I picked up my first romance in March 2007, I had no idea what it was. I didn’t even notice the two people kissing on the cover. I just knew it was about vampires, and that sounded good. The book was J.R. Ward’s Lover Revealed, and I was shocked (shocked!) at the straightforward way in which sex was depicted — no “steel on velvet” or “warm moist depths”. Since then, I have read a lot of romances, and even without considering the huge growth of erotica, I think the level of heat has been turned way up across the genre. As “Smart Bitch” Sarah said on the Today Show, “It’s like really good sex.” And since the title of this blog does have “Racy” in it (only because I have no imagination whatsoever and 5th grade level alliteration is as far as I go into literary greatness), I thought I would list my favorite romantic sex scenes.
Please feel free to comment with your suggestion for a 10th!
Here they are, not ranked: