Books

5 steamy reads to get you through summer

Forget 50 Shades of Grey, these reads will have you hot under the collar.

If you finished 50 Shades of Grey in secret and devoured the Handmaid's Tale in a weekend, then we've got a reading list for you.

Whether you'll be sitting on the beach this summer, sweating it out in a caravan on a family holiday, or just sweltering on public transport on your way to work, here are 5 steamy reads to get you through the summer.

Ten Tiny Breaths

Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life changed forever after her car was hit by a drunken motorist, killing everyone she loved, her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Everyone but her and her younger sister, Livie.

Kacey, now 22, still haunted by memories of being trapped in the car, clutching her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath.

Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Fighting to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by - But she's not worried. She can handle anything-anything but her mysterious neighbour in apartment 1D.

Just the Tip

Sex Tips for Chicks by Gay Dudes, a book that singles and couples of every age can enjoy and learn from.

This is a hilarious, dirty and wonderfully informative book full of sex tips for women, inspired by advice from an international panel of gay men. Featuring many tips from mild to wild, a nice take-home message from the book is that at the end of the day everything comes back to the importance of chemistry. Nothing is off limits.

This book covers a range of basic, adventurous and taboo topics.

#single

From bad pick-up lines to death threats and awkward sexcapades, #single is a hilarious snapshot of some of the most ridiculous real-life online dating conversations.

This is a must-read book for anyone who is online dating, who has dated online, if you are a smug couple, if you worry that your child is a spinster or will be a bachelor for life, or if you like a laugh!

Hate to Want You

One night. No one will know. That was the deal.

Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts-and the last names that made them enemies.

Perfect

Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection.

After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured - all her freedoms gone.

Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with the complicated, powerfully attractive Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret - one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine.

With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save only herself, or risk her life to save all the Flawed. And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed...?