10 Alluring Romance Novels About Bad Boys

When looking for a long-term partner, you probably want for a nice, dependable person who you can see yourself settling down with. But that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with day-dreaming about intense, passionate affairs about bad boys who live fast and play by their own rules. The ten steamy books listed here let you live vicariously through characters who get swept up in relationships with rebellious, sometimes even dangerous, men. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Bad Boy Romances: Our 10 Picks

Title Author
1. Mr. Hollywood Tracy Tegan
2. Take My Heart J.J. Sorel
3. The Science of Loving Candace Vianna
4. Cross Lena Bourne
5. Cure For Pain N.M. Facile
6. Rise Karina Bliss
7. Ford Esther E. Schmidt
8. Forbidden Alana Sapphire
9. Access All Areas Alice Severin
10. Fall For Me Ann Lister

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8 Great Movies That Feature Bad Boys

  1. Valley Girl (1983)
  2. Heathers (1988)
  3. The Best of Me (2014)
  4. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  5. Keith (2008)
  6. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  7. Grease (1978)
  8. A Walk to Remember (2002)

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In Depth

Romance books don't always have to have a good guy as the leading man. For many readers, there can be something captivating about the idea of being with a bad boy. Whether you're looking for men with devilish charms or dark, mysterious pasts, these works offer the thrills of being in a forbidden relationship. In no particular order, here are ten alluring romance novels about bad boys.

At #1, we have "Mr. Hollywood" by Tracy Tegan. On the surface, Allison Crawford and Grayson Chase are complete opposites. Allison is a hard-working student who is devoted to finishing college. Grayson is a passionate actor who is known for his bad boy attitude. They meet when Allison signs up as an extra in one of the actor's movies. He is instantly entranced by the college student, who can't stop thinking about how handsome he is. Unfortunately, their drastically different worlds and the Hollywood spotlight threaten to complicate their relationship.

For #2, we have J.J. Sorel's "Take My Heart." Bronson is a brooding figure who was arrested for a crime he had nothing to do with. While on the hunt for vengeance, he encounters the sassy Ava, a woman dating the man who had Bronson incarcerated. Hellbent on taking revenge, he uses his raw masculinity and sex appeal to seduce Ava. As their gripping romance escalates, the secrets from their past begin to surface. Bronson begins to question if their relationship is real, or a trap that will put him in danger.

While on the hunt for vengeance, he encounters the sassy Ava, a woman dating the man who had Bronson incarcerated.

Our #3 pick is "The Science of Loving" by Candace Vianna. Dr. Angelina Martin, or Angie for short, is a timid biology researcher obsessed with studying muscles. On the other hand, Mat is a bald, tattooed, muscular architect with a bad boy streak. Danny, his sister, recently found love and hopes to set her brother up with someone. Mat and Angie eventually meet at one of Danny's parties. Though their backgrounds and personalities couldn't be more different, they can't help but fall for each other.

At #4, we have Lena Bourne's "Cross." The president of the Devil's Nightmare motorcycle club, Cross is a notorious figure who has killed more men than he can count. However, after his young daughter comes into the picture, he dedicates his life to taking care of her. Roxie is a junior high school guidance counselor with a dark past. When she was young, her whole family and her biker father were murdered by a rival club and she was abducted by a brutal man. Missing the thrill of the biker life, Roxie craves the excitement that only Cross can bring her.

For #5, we have "Cure for Pain" by N.M. Facile. Mary Flynn has a passion for doing good. She volunteers at a local harm-reduction program that helps at-risk youth get back on their feet. Ty Jaden is exactly the opposite. He's a former drug dealer and addict, who recently got out of jail. Now sober, he wants to escape his old life, but powerful men behind the curtain force him to continue dealing. After a chance encounter, Mary finds herself captivated by Ty's charms. He doesn't want to bring her into his world, but she might be his only chance at redemption.

Mary Flynn has a passion for doing good.

Next up, at #6 is "Rise" by Karina Bliss. Zander Freedman is one of the biggest rock stars in the world. However, since the messy breakup of his band, his reputation hasn't been that great. All that could change with his upcoming Resurrection Tour. Elizabeth Winston is a biographer looking for a new subject, and Zander's complicated life is exactly what she's looking for. Elizabeth soon finds herself fantasizing over the rock icon, who is completely willing to make things even steamier. However, he doesn't expect to fall in love for the first time.

At #7 is "Ford" by Esther E. Schmidt. Ford is the head of The Dudnik Circle, a gang of Russian mobsters who offer protective services. His whole job is to intimidate, threaten, and even kill people who his clients would rather not deal with. He gets tangled up with a female mobster named Justice, the leader of an enemy gang, who is just as brutal and relentless as he is. As Justice and Ford find themselves in a steamy, twisted relationship, they realize that they have bigger enemies to fight than each other.

For #8, we have Alana Sapphire's "Forbidden." Raven is a seventeen-year-old girl who wants to live a normal life. Things become complicated when she catches the eye of Gage, the thirty-two-year-old president of the Death Dealers motorcycle club, who falls for her at first sight. Gage is entranced by her sassy, feisty attitude, and wants to protect her at all costs. Raven can't stop thinking about him, even if she knows he's not right for her. But Gage wants to be with her, even if it means keeping his forbidden desires at bay.

Gage is entranced by her sassy, feisty attitude, and wants to protect her at all costs.

At #9, there's "Access All Areas" by Alice Severin. Lily Taylor loves music so much that she became a music journalist. She finally gets her big break by landing an interview with Tristan Hunter, a notorious rock star who's known for getting into trouble. While she's always been a fan of Tristan's music, she's not sure what to make of him. That all changes when they finally meet. Lily is drawn to Tristan's fiery personality and raw charisma. There's an intense connection between them that only gets more heated as time goes on.

Finally, at #10, we have Ann Lister's "Fall For Me." Ryan Pierce is a journalist who just interviewed Dagger Drummond, a musical legend. Ryan uncovers that Dagger is gay, a secret that could bring the rocker's whole career down. However, just as he's about to expose the story, the journalist's commitment to his job comes into question when he starts to develop feelings for the rock icon. Forced to choose between finding true love and revealing a secret that would put him at the top of the entertainment world, Ryan has to make a decision that will change his life forever.