Last Updated on November 12, 2023 by Louisa
Have you ever fantasized about your boss? Ever thought about a contemporary romance love story about your dream job and…dream man? Well, it might be seen as taboo, but doesn’t that make for a truly sultry romance story?
The idea of being caught up in a love tangle with the steamy CEO is well — steamy. There, I said it.
And you know what’s hot besides office romance novels? CEO romance novels, where a little bit of dominance from the Big Boss doesn’t hurt.
So, for all those readers out there looking for a CEO romance book to get stuck into, read on for 11 of the best ones.
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What To Expect From CEO Romance Books?
CEO romance books bring dynamic power dynamics to the page. These stories blend thrilling suspense, intense chemistry, and unbridled passion with a dash of corporate drama.
From arrogant billionaires to strong female leads, readers can expect to find a range of characters navigating the highs and lows of their professional and romantic lives.
Whether the protagonists are struggling entrepreneurs or established business tycoons, these compelling stories explore the tension between work and love and will keep you turning pages late into the night!
The Best CEO Romance Books
If you’re looking for a sultry or even sweet and endearing SEO romance novel, you’ll find one that suits your taste on this list.
1. A Billionaire Affair – Niobia Bryant
If billionaire romance is your thing then A Billionaire Affair is for you.
Alessandra Dalmount, daughter of a billionaire must take charge of her father’s corporate empire – but with no other option she is forced to partner up with Alek Ansah, someone she’d rather not work with – and ignore their growing attraction.
Just when they come to terms with sharing the co-CEO seat, a scandal threatens to tear them apart and destroy their chances at success.
Will they turn an antagonistic partnership into something more or let the odds determine their fate?
Find out in this exciting CEO romance novel full of suspense and surprise.
2. The CEO Buys In – Nancy Herkness
The CEO Buys In is one of the most relatable billionaire romance books I’ve read. It was written by a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award, Nancy Herkness.
Billionaire Nathan Trainor is trying to find a woman who will value him for more than just his money.
After meeting two other billionaire bachelors at an exclusive club, the three of them make a wager: they must each find someone to love them for who they are and not their bank accounts.
Enter Chloe Russell, an office temp looking to earn enough money to support her grandmother.
When she’s promoted to Nathan’s assistant and asked to care for him while he recuperates in his penthouse, a genuine attraction blossoms between them.
As the stakes get higher and Nathan’s health deteriorates, will Chloe be his only saving grace?
If you love a slow burn romance book with likable characters and a plot that’s heartwarming as well as sizzly, then this is the book for you.
3. Devil’s Deal (Tarnished Billionaires, Book 1) – Michele Arris
Lucas Marx, CEO and a man who usually gets what he wants is smitten by Bailey Walters, a waitress at the diner he frequents.
Bailey quickly realizes Lucas is her boss’s ex, and so must resist his affections as she’s trying to build her career in interior design – if her boss finds out they’re together, it could be the end of her career.
Despite all their walls of defense, they can’t deny their strong connection and soon things heat up to an uncomfortably hot level.
This powerful billionaire romance book is spicy and packed with steamy scenes. It takes CEO romance novels to the next level.
4. Love On My Mind – Tracey Livesay
When successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is on the cusp of making partners at her firm, she is on the top of her game.
Nothing can stop her from making her big break. Not even a reclusive computer genius who was once dubbed the hottest geek alive.
The only problem is, that he has no patience for the press and his company doesn’t want him to find out they hired Chelsea as his PR agent.
Tech CEO Adam Bennett is still recovering from a PR disaster two years ago, he hires Chelsea to fix his public image. Soon their attraction becomes undeniable, and it becomes tougher to keep matters strictly business.
When Adam learns that Chelsea was hired under false pretenses, she must choose between the career of a lifetime and her feelings.
What I love about this book is that the characters are so likable and relatable. I love that the hero is a geek, which is unusual in CEO romance books.
5. Unbuttoning The CEO – Mia Sosa
Ethan Hill is the CEO of a large tech company who is used to being the boss. But this bad boy was sentenced to work 200 hours of community service for dangerous driving, so now he needs to keep his identity under wraps.
This gets harder and harder when he can’t stop thinking about his temporary replacement, a steamy Graciela Ramirez.
Graciela can’t afford to get emotionally attached, but after a steamy encounter, a no-strings-attached fling starts to surface.
The plan was simple; Ethan protects his secret and Graciela protects her heart. Or so it may seem…
If you love steamy romances that also have an action-packed and gripping storyline, this one’s for you.
6. Dirty Ugly Toy – K. Webster
Dirty Ugly Toy is a new standalone dark CEO romance novel from USA Today bestselling author K Webster.
Braxton Kennedy is a wealthy CEO and he’s not about to settle down. Women are toys to him, and he’s had his fair share of them. He finds a prostitute, has her sign a contract to be his toy for six months, and then they leave. They are paid handsomely for their service.
Jessica ‘Rabbit’ is the 20th toy to come along. She has just been robbed of her money and heroin and needs a job to get a fix. A black car pulls up and she is offered a position as Braxton’s new toy.
The pair hit it off. There is banter, there is angst and passion. She cleans up from the drugs and is made into a shiny new ‘toy’. It’s hard to believe this is the same woman.
But Braxton knows nothing about Jessica and her past. Their troubled history ends up connecting them on a deeper level, and soon the six month contract will be up…but, will either of them want it to end?
This is an angsty romance novel that will have you on tender hooks throughout!
7. Inappropriate – Vi Keeland
Grant Lexington is a powerful CEO who seems to be in control. You would never guess that he is carrying a weight of guilt on his shoulders from a long time ago.
For seven years, he had deemed himself unable to love. Until chance came, in the form of an email…
Ireland Saint James grew up without a family and is used to being alone. She worked hard for everything in life, including a job she was fired from because of some innocent fun.
After returning home from holiday, she received a letter of termination because of a video that surfaced while she was away.
After a drunken night out, she decides to send her boss an email telling him exactly what she thought of him. Only, she didn’t expect a response…
If you like contemporary romance novels, this is one author to keep looking out for.
8. The Stopover – T.L. Swan
On a flight from London to New York, Emily Foster was upgraded to first class and there she meets billionaire Jamison Miles, with whom their instant connection is undeniable.
After the plane is grounded for the night, they share an unforgettable night of passion that leaves them both shaken.
But a year passes without any contact from him – until Emily starts a new job and finds out the CEO is none other than Jamison Miles.
He invites her into his office for a meeting – what could he have in mind?
This is a fun, tantalizing and very exciting novel with a swoony-worthy MC.
9. Stealing Her – Rachel Van Dyken
Rachel Van Dyke is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who is known for her dark forbidden romance novels. In her standalone novel, Stealing Her, she unveils a story of family, dark secrets, and deception.
Bridge has a twin brother, Julian, who was groomed at a young age to become CEO of their father’s corporation. Bridge was left with his mother, and the family fell apart.
Years later, his father asks Bridge to pretend to be Julian while he fights to survive after getting into a tragic accident. No one will ever know, and the company will be saved.
Bridge agrees to this double life, but when he meets his brother’s beautiful fiancée, Isobel, things suddenly become complicated. Soon, Bridge develops feelings for Isobel, which further complicates things.
Can Bridge keep a lid on his forbidden romance?
As lies continue, boundaries are crossed, and deception entangles. How will Bridge get out of this one?
10. Tempt The Boss – Natasha Madison
Lauren is a no-nonsense, independent woman, and not even her new arrogant and cocky boss was going to ruin her life.
When Austin hires Lauren as his new assistant, he was expecting her to be professional, not call him an asshat.
He should fire her for her rudeness, but instead, all he can think about is bending her over his desk and breaking every rule in the book.
The banter between them, the heat, and the passion, make this comedy CEO romance book a pleasing page-turner.
11. The Fine Print – Lauren Asher
Zahra worked for a theme park called Dreamland for many years in the beauty department.
When Mr. Brady Kane, the CEO and a good friend of Zahra, passed away, his three grandsons were given letters with certain expectations and guidelines in order to get their share of the company.
Rowan is tasked with working at Dreamland for six months. In that time, he must find a way to improve it and keep the business running smoothly.
Zahra saw an opportunity to present herself to the creative department to help come up with improvements for the company.
When Rowan sees her presentation, he loves her ideas but sees she needs help with her drawings.
There’s something about her that he’s drawn to. He wants to help her improve her project, so he adopts a different persona to try and help her.
The chemistry is right there, the connection undeniable. This steamy CEO romance book is not only full of hot moments, but it has a sweet and romantic storyline too.
This is a heartwarming best friends to lovers romance book that will restore your faith in love.
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Final Word on CEO Romance Books
So there you have it, those are my top 11 CEO romance books for any book lover fantasizing about an office romance.
Whether you’re looking for something steamy and exciting, or romantic and sweet, there’s a book on my list for everyone.
And if you like CEO romance novels, then you might also like these steamy doctor romance books, too!
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.