After “Fifty Shades of Grey” rocked our world, it seems like all the authors on the planet went crazy for publishing erotic novels. Even my little local bookstore doesn’t have “Gone Girl” on the Bestseller-Shelf anymore.  We all read about hot guys in elevators or us, ladies, working as PA of a sexy billionaire.

I have read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and after that I went for “Gabriel’s Inferno”, and after that one for “Bared to you”, and “Beautiful Bastard” etc. Yes, nothing could stop me.  At some point I started asking myself why these books are so easy to read and make you feel good even if you were totally upset the minute before you started to read about his hands moving up her thigh.  The answer is pretty clear and it’s: sex. There is nothing wrong you can understand about the sex. Sex is sex, it’s pleasure, moans, bites, soft kisses, passionate touches, heavy breathing … You know what I mean, right? But that was not the answer I was looking for. What I found out actually surprised me.

I got a new job recently and had enormous stress completing tasks. In addition to that, I continued to watch “The Hannibal” season 2 and felt not only tired, but also disgusted (those who watched this TV-Series know it’s very dark and makes you want to throw up sometimes, though the storyline is interesting and Mads Mikkelsen – phenomenal). So, after each episode I really needed a therapy to protect my sleep from the nightmares. And this so-called therapy consisted of 2 or 3 episodes of “Friends” and one erotic novel. I could reread a book I already’ve read or started a new one – it did not matter. And now I call these books my private therapy from stress and negative.

Seriously, don’t feel ashamed reading books about sexual desire. Don’t hide in the darkest corner or under the blanket, so nobody would see you. Some men think that women reading erotic novels are dumb, because they don’t read anything else. What a cliche. I read erotic novels not for educational reasons, obviously. What’s there to learn? I am a passionate reader and “consume” hundreds of amazing books including classics. Just sometimes, when you had a bad day you don’t want to think much, you want to relax.

So, if you somehow have the same opinion on that topic as I do, here is the list for your “therapy session”:

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

Hero by Samantha Young

One Night Stand by J. S. Cooper & Hellen Cooper

The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Sincerely,

S

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