12 steamy summer reads to get you hot under the collar

All the smut you could ever need

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Summer is on the way and temperatures are soaring (well, everywhere apart from the UK), but if you fancy heating things up on your bookshelf too then you then we've got a few suggestions for ya, you smutty little sausage.

For anyone who likes their reads racy with added nakedness, intimacy and STEAMY BEDROOM ANTICS, then here's a whole load of books to get your pulse racing while you're chilling on the beach. 

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Just errr, make sure to keep your facial expression blank and the pages angled towards you in case your mum wants to know what you're reading. Kinda like this:

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1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

When Brittany walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. 

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realises Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

2. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "the Duff," she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren't so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him, until it all goes horribly awry. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

3. Shadow Kiss: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken. 

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4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again. 

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

5. Forever by Judy Blume

Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they have sex. It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...

This one caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best-seller. 

6. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life. 

7. Hopeless by Coleen Hoover

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies - that's what seventeen-year-old Sky realises after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she's never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter. 

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he's nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn't at all who he's been claiming to be. When the secrets he's been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky's life will change forever.

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8. After by Anna Todd

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. But he's also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. 

Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. 

9. Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City - and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date. 

10. Giving Up The V by Serena Robar

Spencer "Responsible" Davis is nowhere ready to "give up the V," as opposed to her hormonally crazed crew of friends, obsessed with the who-what-when-where-how of it all. "It" being . . . well, you get it. Even Spencer's male friends, who claim to have expertise in the matter, offer their services to help relieve her of that pesky letter, much to her embarrassment.

But when new-kid Benjamin enters the picture, Spencer begins to rethink her "responsible" moniker, and for the first time she wonders if she's found just the right guy worth trading in her V-card.

11. Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

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After everything that happened - my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup - jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It's not that I didn't want to fall in love again, since that's about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I'd lie low for a while.

Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing - and devastatingly cute - guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one. The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was hot.

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12. The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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Cameron Post has just found out that her parents have died in a car crash. Shockingly, he first feeling is one of relief - now, her parents won't have to know that she was kissing a girl right before they died. But then, Cameron's aunt, who she had to move in with after her parents' death, finds out and decides to take drastic measures to "fix" her. At the same time, Cameron finds herself falling for Cley Taylor, the new girl in town. This books gets first-time, super-secret sex totally right.

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