Hey Crossfire fans! If you’ve finished weeping over the end of One With You by Sylvia Day (and the Crossfire series itself) then wipe those tears, because here are five more series starters with as much drama, suspense, and sexytimes to help you get over your Gideon and Eva withdrawal.
The Siren (Original Sinners #1), by Tiffany Reisz
For fans of power struggles (and some of the best dialogue you’ll ever read) try The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. Nora Sutherlin is a dominatrix with a reputation only second to that of her former lover and Dominant, Jesuit Priest (!!) Søren. With an entire treasure trove of sordid (and torrid) history behind them, Nora is constantly drawn back to Søren’s bed despite her refusal to truly submit to him as she did long ago. A delicious game of cat and mouse, this eight book series is perfect for fans of possessive, dominating heroes, and heroines who know their hearts.
Beautiful Bastard (The Beautiful Series #1), by Christina Lauren
Bennett Ryan, a ruthless and successful media mogul and his whip-smart and sly assistant Chloe, have a tenuous office relationship until he confesses his attraction to her. Then, they must continue to balance their professional relationship as well as their personal one—with some very steamy hookups along the way. No tortured pasts to be found here, but rather a refreshingly outspoken heroine and some straight-up hate sex to perk you up from your post-One With You depression.
Naked in Death (In Death #1), by JD Robb
This is a long series (with over 40 books) written by Nora Roberts’ alter ego, and we’re taking it back to the beginning with Naked in Death, the start of the saga of Eve Dallas, an NYC police lieutenant searching for the killer in an unsolved crime—and hunky billionaire Roarke, who may very well have committed the murder himself. For fans of Crossfire’s urban suspense elements, you’ll love watching Eve seek out the truth while Roarke seeks out her innermost secrets.
Mastered (The Enforcers #1), by Maya Banks
A man with power, enemies lurking around every corner, and the need to control meets a young, naïve girl with a more beauty than she realizes and a heart of gold. If that sounds similar to Crossfire, that’s because you’ll enjoy Maya Banks’ The Enforcers series. When Evangeline Hawthorne meets Drake Donovan, she never expects he’ll take control of more than just her body, but her life and safety as well. But can she trust him, when everything she learns about him makes her more and more afraid? You can read more about Drake and Evangeline’s sizzling romance in my recent review of the second book in the series, Dominated.
Hardwired (Hacker Series #1), by Meredith Wild
This series is also a new discovery for me, but book one has a lot of similarities to Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series: a possessive billionaire with control issues? Check. A smart girl trying to escape a traumatic past? Double check. Erica Hathaway is a Harvard-graduate and entrepreneur looking for investors for her tech fashion start up. Enter Blake Landon, potential investor—who, despite herself, she feels a deep attraction to. You’ll love watching Blake and Erica find their way to one another despite mixed messages, strong-willed personalities, and some secrets in their pasts that find a way out. If you’re looking for a series that will make the tech world sexy, give the Hacker Series a try.