There’s been this thing going on over on Twitter that I won’t get into details about, but apparently an author who’s just published a book billed as erotic romance thinks that, among other things, writing about a sex worker is groundbreaking for the genre.
Anyway, in the process of the discussion, the awesome and adorable Heidi Belleau suggested the idea of reccing books by existing erotic romance authors that have main characters who do (or have done) some form of sex work. And hey, I had a birthday post coming up and thought that would be an EXCELLENT idea.
Here is a list of as many stories as I could pile in over the weekend. I’ve linked as best I could and, whenever possible, used the author’s own description for the specific position (e.g., escort vs. hooker vs. prostitute). I have not specified the type of story or pairing (M/M, M/F, etc.), and I haven’t vetted all these personally, so please read blurbs/reviews/etc. before one-clicking (or don’t come cryin’ to me about it, LOL).
Blue Boy series by Garrett Leigh (porn models)
The Couple Who Fooled the World by Maisey Yates (prostitute)
The First Real Thing (book 1 of The Icon Men set) by Cat Grant (escort)
Golden Collar series by Grace R. Duncan (pleasure slaves)
Hot Head by Damon Suede (porn models)
Johnnies series by Amy Lane (porn models)
Last Chance Charlie by Ryan Loveless (rentboy)
Making It Pay by J.L. Merrow (prostitute)
A Man of Privilege by Sarah M. Anderson (hooker)
The Mating of Michael by Eli Easton (sex surrogate)
The Red Light series by Jayne Rylon (prostitute)
The Reluctant Rentboy by C.R. Guiliano (rentboy)
Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz (sex slave)
The Submission Gift by Solace Ames (rentboy)
Unfortunate Son by Shae Connor (porn model)
Working Boys series by J.P. Barnaby (escort/go-go dancer/porn model)
And now here’s your chance, folks: fill up the comments with links to all your favorite erotic romance books that feature sex workers as main characters. Escorts, rentboys, porn stars, pleasure slaves, sex surrogates—whatever stories you love, in any subgenre. Blatant self-promotion absolutely welcome!