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Must Read Gay Erotic Fiction and MM Romance Books: They Will Get You Hot and Bothered

Updated: Jan 3

Did you know that more than one-third of people who read erotica report that it positively affected their sex life? Reading erotic literature is not just a great way to relax at the end of the day; it can also be an enriching and fulfilling pastime.


Romance novels allow you to step into someone else's experience and explore your sexuality and identity. For that reason, gay erotic fiction is popular across every gender and sexual orientation.

Gay erotic literature combines romance, sexual expression, and some steamy scenes to make the perfect story (we've talked a little more about that in this article).

If you're looking for the best gay erotic novels and MM Romance Books, you've come to the right place.

You'll find something for every need, ranging from just steamy Romance, to Gay BDSM Stories, Historical Romance to thrilling Crime MM Romance!


And we included a special section of books which break with several taboos: Gay Mind Control Stories and Gay Hypnosis Stories!

They are definitely not for the beginner reader - but hot as hell!


Read on for our top picks that will have you needing a cold shower!


Picture showing a hot gay man

#1 Worship by Ella James

Cover of Worhip by Ella James one of the Best Gay Erotic Fiction or MM Romance Books

This is one of the best MM romance books that combines melodrama and romance with jaw-droppingly sexy scenes.


This book chronicles the pairing of Luke, a closeted preacher, and Vance, a talented rising star in the art world. The two have natural chemistry despite the forbidden nature of their relationship. They agree it's better to stay away from each other, but luckily for us, they do no such thing.


Worship takes place over a few years and describes the emotional angst, intense emotions, and of course, passionate sex scenes as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.

This is the first in a three-part book series called On My Knees, so there's plenty more Luke and Vance to enjoy!



#2 The Master Will Appear by L.A. Witt


If you've been following our blog, you know we're suckers for a romance with an age gap. This book delivers the perfect age gap gay romance with BDSM tones.

Cover of the MM Romance Book The Master will Appear by L.A. Witt, which is a Gay Erotic Fiction book with a BDSM tone

Ryan O'Connor is a classic jock. He's a fencer at the local club, and his ego isn't quite backed by his skills. Dr. Misha Budnikov senses this and challenges him to a duel to take him down a peg. After successfully humbling him, Misha is stunned when Ryan asks the older man to train him.


Their private fencing lessons become a different kind of swordplay as Misha starts teaching Ryan about dominance and the BDSM world. Misha's experience makes him the perfect teacher for Ryan.


However, Ryan has a few trust issues that make it difficult for him to open up. Misha sets to work on dismantling these defenses, but it's not quite as easy as he thinks.


Some romance novels are heavy on the steam but lack the character development to back it up. This book delivers the perfect balance of both. The romance feels honest and emotional, the characters are three-dimensional, and the sex scenes are spaced out perfectly to keep them fresh and exciting every time.



#3 Just a Bit Bossy by Alessandra Hazard

Picture of the Erotic MM Romance Story Just a Bit Bossy by A. Hazard

Nate Parrish has a boss from hell who rules the office with an iron fist. Raffaele Ferrara is a dominant alpha male who treats Nate like a servant rather than an assistant.


Although both men insist they are straight, Raffaele has Nate helping him with some... personal tasks. Nate is eager to please, and Raffaele is determined to push his boundaries as far as they will go. They get stuck in a lusty game of chicken until they both realize that neither wants to back out.


Raffaele and Nate follow a perfect enemies-to-lovers arc in one of the hottest MM romance novels of the year.




#4 Cut and Run Series by Madelaine Urban, Abigail Roux


These books combine steam with intrigue as it follows the sexiest pair of FBI special agents on the tail of a dangerous serial killer in the first part of the series "Stars & Stripes".

Cover of the Cut and Run Series which rank among the best Gay Erotic Fiction and MM Crime Romance books

In "Stars & Stripes " a string of murders has both the FBI and the police stumped. The killer is sending a message that no one seems to be able to decipher until new partners Special Agent Ty Grady and Special Agent Zane Garrett, take over the case.


Ty and Zane begin the case by hating each other. Ty has been working undercover, the archetypal loose cannon, while Zane is a more straight-laced and serious agent.

The killer soon strikes close to home, and the partners end up on the run.


They learn to work together and solve the deadly puzzles before them while reconciling their feelings for each other. And as it is a series, you can follow the story of this power couple for a long time. All the books of the Cut & Run Series will have you on the edge of your seat with suspense while simultaneously turning you on, a rare combination in gay erotic novels!



#5 Hot Head by Damon Suede


Cover picture of Hot Head a great Erotic MM Romance book

Almost everyone has the hots for firefighters! Live out your fantasy with Hot Head, which follows closeted firefighter Griff Muir. Griff has feelings for his partner and close friend Dante, who is straight.


Griff is resigned to hiding his true self and his feelings from the FDNY for the rest of his life until Dante comes to him with a confession. He's recently gone bankrupt, and the only way out is if they start producing gay porn together. Griff would do anything for his friend, but what Dante asks puts him in a difficult position.


Can he help his friend out of his financial problems without ruining their friendship or exposing his true feelings?



#6 The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

Historical MM Romance Book Cover of the Magpie Lord by KJ Charles

This book is part of a series of historical gay romance books, A Charm of Magpies. It's also the top-rated historical MM romance book, so you know you're in for a treat.


Set in Victorian London, this story is a twisted romance between Lord Crane and magician Stephen Day.


Lord Crane has recently returned from exile in China and finds himself the recipient of a surprising inheritance and many new enemies. His enemies set to work on him with magical interference, and he is forced to seek out Stephen's help.


Crane begins to pursue Stephen romantically, and Stephen soon finds himself powerless to resist the charms of his lord. And it turns out that their best chance of surviving the magical onslaught is together.



Gay Mind Control Stories and Gay Hypnosis Stories


Mind control and hypnosis have a special place in gay erotic fiction books. Both can be used to push sexual boundaries, but there are a few differences between the two.

In this article, we discuss the difference between mind control and hypnotism. If you need a refresher, here's a brief overview:


Hypnotism is an induced state where the conscious mind is switched off, and the subconscious is open to suggestions from the hypnotist. However, hypnotists agree that it can't make you go against your fundamental nature. Instead, it simply removes the inhibitions of your conscious mind.

Some real-life hypnotists can even induce an orgasm with just their voice and the power of suggestion. They've also been able to help gay men experiment and build confidence with topping and bottoming.

On the other hand, mind control uses psychological or supernatural tricks like telepathy to get partial or complete control of the subject. Mind control is used in gay romance books to play with power and dominance. And hell, they are all on the edge, steamy and sexy!


The rest of this list will be our favorite Gay mind control and hypnosis stories! But be aware: if you are a beginner reader, those books might break some taboos you haven't even thought about!


#7 Taboo Touching by Lauren Acker

This is one of our favorite gay mind control stories with taboo themes.


Chris has a huge hidden crush on his stepfather, who has racked up a significant gambling debt. When a pair of strange men show up on the doorstep to collect the debt, Chris finds himself the test subject for a new drug that increases his arousal.


Time passes, and Chris' arousal reaches a fever pitch. That's when his stepfather finally comes home and finds his stepson in a very compromising position and has to lend a helping hand in the most sinful and steamy way...




#8 Hypnotizing Daniel by Megan West

Cover of the Gay Mind Control Story Hypnotizin Daniel

If you've ever had an annoying roommate, you can empathize with Sam and his struggles in Hypnotizing Daniel, one of the best gay hypnosis stories. His roommate Allison is constantly waking him up with loud sex and is crowding their already small apa


rtment with her boyfriend, Daniel.


Sam gets his delicious revenge by hypnotizing Daniel. The plan works far better than he could have hoped for, and Daniel ends up wholly vulnerable and open to suggestions.


Sam and Daniel's lustiest and innermost fantasies are lived out in explicit detail that will have you turned on beyond belief!


#9 Gay Mind Control by B.J. King



The title of this book is pretty on the nose. Cooper works as a pharmaceutical researcher, and he's been working on an experimental new drug, which can best be described as a love potion.


After a mix-up at the gym, Vinnie, his muscle-bound gym partner, ends up taking a dose of the drug himself. This leads to some hot and heavy scenes, but things get complicated when Vinnie starts attracting too much attention...




Your MM Romance and Gay Erotic Fiction Reading List


Now that you have our picks for the best gay erotic fiction, it's time to start reading!


You can't go wrong with any of the books on this list, so pick those that appeal to your fantasies and enjoy. Once you start reading, we guarantee you won't be able to put them down.


And do you know what's best? Even if you need more inspiration in which Erotic Gay Fiction book to read next, we've got you covered!


And if you're once looking for more top lists in other genres, you're in the right place too.


At Filthy Books, we have compiled lists of erotica in every category and are adding more all the time. Check out our blog for more! Like these Forbidden Romance Books...





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