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The Steamiest Age Gap Romance Books

Studies show that 25% of Millennials are attracted to older partners! And they're not the only generation with an age gap fantasy. Age gaps are some of the most common fantasies across the population.


Dreaming about an age gap romance walks the line of sexy and taboo.

So Age Gap Romance still has the touch of the forbidden, but that's exatly what makes it so exciting!

There's something so enticingly naughty about an older partner who has experience in and out of the bedroom and really knows how to take care of their partner. Likewise, a younger partner has charming nativity and youthful good looks.


Age gap romance books are one of the best ways to experience your fantasy and healthily express your sexuality. If you're looking for our picks for the best romance novels with an age gap, read on for a complete list!


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#1 Kulti by Mariana Zapata


Book Cover of Kulti younger woman older man romance novel

Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: 13 years


Sal Casillas has been obsessed with her soccer hero Reiner Kulti for as long as she can remember. She hung his posters on her wall and dreamed of playing soccer half as well as he did. Of course, he was also her first celebrity crush.


By the time she turns 27, she's a smart and talented soccer player in the big leagues. When Kulti himself becomes her new coach, she's starstruck... and disappointed. The idol of her childhood is nothing like she thought.


Combative, haunted, and reclusive, Kulti seems to be a lesson in why you should never meet your heroes. Their strained dynamic has them at each other's throats. But, over the course of this slow-burn novel, the relationship develops a new kind of tension that's much more fun.


Kulti is the perfect enemies-to-lovers book, complete with a steamy age gap. Yes, please!

#2 The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton


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Pairing: Older woman, younger man

Age Gap: 9 years


You might know Alice Clayton from her bestseller Wallbanger, a steamy romance novel favorite. Well, she's struck gold again with The Unidentified Redhead.


Grace Sheridan, a 33-year-old woman, moves back to Hollywood to start over and give the city a second chance. Her dream is to make it as an actress, and by sheer luck, she meets celebrity Jack Hamilton, a 24-year-old star of the silver screen.


The pair hit it off, but the scrutiny of the press on their very public relationship causes unexpected tension. This lighthearted sexy book is a great celebrity romance story with just the right amount of steam and drama!


If you end up loving this book, there are two sequels: The Redhead Revealed and The Redhead Plays Her Hand.



#3 Misconduct by Penelope Douglas


Book Cover of Age Gap Erotic Romance Book Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: 12 years


23-year-old Easton Bradbury retires tennis, hanging up her racket in favor of teaching at a school in New Orleans. Turns out, one of her students has a dad who's hot for teacher...


Tyler Marek, a dark and mysterious businessman, doesn't know the first thing about being a single father. Despite all his wealth and acumen in the business world, he has no clue how to raise two teenagers. After hitting it off at a parent-teacher meeting, the two are struck by a flash of attraction that leaves them both wanting more.


A steamy Age Gap Sports Romance giving you some steamy and light hours!


#4 Misbehaved by Charleigh Rose


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Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: 11 years


In the same vein, we bring you another classroom romance. Misbehaved is a slow burn, following Remington Stringer. Remi is 18-years-old, brazen, and strong-willed.


Without a mother and a strained relationship with her father, she all but fends for herself. However, her stepbrother is developing a dangerous obsession with her, and she seizes the first opportunity to escape. Remi earns herself a scholarship to one of the best private schools in the state, and she wastes no time in getting away from home.


At her new school, she finds herself enamored with her professor, Mr. James. Mr. James is aloof, stubborn, difficult to connect with, and totally dreamy. Remi's bold and outspoken behavior has her caught up in a whirlwind romance.



#5 The Forbidden Man by Karina Halle


The Forbidden Man Book Cover Older Woman Younger Man Story

Pairing: Older woman, younger man

Age Gap: 17 years


Thalia Blackwood never thought that at forty years old, she'd be starting over. After a drawn-out and incredibly public divorce, she's in desperate need of a fresh start, anything to turn her life right side up again.

Leaving Manchester, she heads to Madrid to work as a sports therapist for a top soccer team.


Here, she meets Alejo Albarado: playboy, party addict, and rising soccer star.


With immediate chemistry, the two struggle to maintain a professional relationship. If they succumb to their feelings, she could risk her job and another incredibly public heartbreak. But it's only a matter of time before their passion ignites.


Will their secret affair end in another heartbreak, or is it worth the risk?

If you're in the market for a sultry, brooding, sports romance, The Forbidden Man is your next read!

#6 Forbidden Fingers by Amanda Boyd


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Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: 20 years


Forbidden Fingers follows Veronica Lopez, your average college student studying at Columbia University. A bit of a bookworm, this 23-year-old has her focus on her future. The typical college boy is nowhere near mature enough for this headstrong protagonist, and she has already resigned herself to the single life.


A tour of her father's company introduces her to Mark Grier - handsome, enticing, and much older. Yet, despite their age gap, their chemistry is undeniable. Soon they're stealing secret moments together and sparks start to fly.


Will their forbidden romance grow against all odds, or is it doomed to fizzle?

This book will leave you hungry for more, so make sure you also pick up the sequel Forbidden Climaxes!


In addition, there's the prequel, Forbidden Complication, which you can get for FREE here!




#7 The Boy and His Ribbon by Pepper Winters


Book Cover of Age Gap Romance Novel The Boy and his Ribbon by Pepper Winters

Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: 7 years


This bittersweet coming-of-age story is deeply sentimental, passionate, and steamy.

At times it will make you blush, and at others, it will have you ugly crying.


Ren was sold into child labor when he was 8. He escaped two years later with just a backpack and the trauma of his past. Little did the boy know, he had a stowaway in his bag: Della, the young daughter of his captor.


The two children survive together, the older boy caring for Della as they grow up in a harsh and unforgiving world. Ren and Della both thought they'd never find love, but it was right under their noses the whole time.

This emotional saga also has a sequel: The Girl and Her Ren. Both will have you on the edge of your seat!

#8 Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa


Younger Woman Older Man Fantasy Romance Novel Book Cover Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: It's... complicated.


Rhapsodic is a fantasy romance novel, which is why the age gap here is complicated. It's hard to put a number on eternal beings like the Bargainer. The Bargainer can make anything happen, for a price. And he always collects.


Calypso Lillis, Callie, is a siren who works as a bounty hunter. She's been enlisting the services of the Bargainer for over seven years, and he's never once asked anything in return. Until one night, when he shows up in Callie's room with a mischievous smirk.


This slow-burn fantasy novel is equal parts sexy, dark, and romantic. And there are two sequels: A Strange Hymn and Dark Harmony.



#9 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Cover by Sarah J. Maas

Pairing: Younger woman, older man

Age Gap: Human with an immortal being


This slow-burn fantasy romance was the inspiration for Rhapsodic, so the two go hand in hand. We couldn't mention one without the other!


A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in the New York Times bestselling series of the same name.


Feyre is a 19-year-old huntress. One fateful day, she kills a wolf in the woods and is later met by a beast who demands retribution. He drags her to a mysterious land and reveals himself as a faerie and a shapeshifter.


With tantalizing chemistry, they grow from enemies to lovers and must join forces to stop a mysterious, creeping darkness in the faerie kingdom.

This dark, romantic series has received tons of acclaim, so give it a try!

Dive Into the Best Age Gap Romance Books Today

Now that you have our picks for the best age gap romance books, it's time to start reading! Go ahead and indulge your age gap fantasies with these sexy works of literary prowess.

We've included a lot of genres and themes here, so pick the ones that appeal to you and start turning pages!

For more top lists and recommendations for romance books, check out Filthy Books! No matter your fantasy, we've got you covered.

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