Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

From classic bonkbusters to erotic newbies, the sexiest reads for the beach

There's no finer pleasure in life than lying on a beach, Piña Colada in one hand and naughty novel in the other. 

Sexually charged books are made for holidays, offering up a perfect storm of escapism, fantasy and hilarity (and the most creative innuendos around). They're gripping enough to consume in one juicy feast without being too taxing that they interrupt our go-to cycle of sunbathing, swimming and cocktails.

From mainstream fiction with a hefty dose of sex to fully charged rip-roaring eroticism, check out the new steamy reads that make 50 Shades look tame - plus a few classics of the genre, for good measure.

Have your fans at the ready for the kinkiest books around...

Related

beach.jpg

Best summer reads of 2015

drunk-woman-passed-out-stylist-co-uk.jpg

Read one woman's harrowing account of her descent into alcoholism

London.jpg

Five books set in the capital that every Londoner should read

rexfeatures_4627355l.jpg

20 fascinating facts about J.K. Rowling you probably never knew

LP42009t.jpg

The greatest wisdom from Roald Dahl books for grown-up life

Prague Houseboat 1.jpg

Sail away on the world's most beautiful houseboats

More

St. Vincent is giving this iconic novel a feminist film makeover

The musician is giving an Oscar Wilde project a major twist

by Amy Swales
17 Aug 2017

Erm, so that Hunger Games theme park is actually happening

And we volunteer as tribute

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Scientists reveal why we really love the smell of old books

The groaning book towers taking over the flat are definitely not our fault

by Amy Swales
14 Aug 2017

Step into your favourite book at one of these UK literary locations

If you're a book worm with a penchant for weekend breaks, steady yourself

by Megan Murray
10 Aug 2017

Pride and Prejudice is getting a dark, sexy and twisted TV makeover

And, yes, this TV adaptation is in excellent hands…

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Aug 2017

The 20 books that everyone’s obsessing over this summer

They’ve been selling out on Amazon all summer long

by Moya Crockett
07 Aug 2017

JK Rowling’s heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter’s Robert Hardy

Farewell, Cornelius Fudge

by Sarah Biddlecombe
04 Aug 2017

A Sweet Valley High film is coming and it’s in excellent hands

Your childhood self is pleading with mum for a ticket right about now

by Amy Swales
31 Jul 2017

10 blistering summer reads you need to read this August

Say hello to this summer’s best beach books

by Sarah Shaffi
28 Jul 2017

10 books that perfectly sum up the beauty of female friendship

A bestie and a book: what more could you want?

by Stylist
27 Jul 2017