Every romance reader has their favorite trope and one of the most popular is the age gap trope! In these books, the two lovers have a significant age difference that causes lots of tension. Whether their friends and family don’t approve or their romance is entirely forbidden, they have to find common ground to make their relationship work. With lots of emotion and stolen glances, the age gap trope often overlaps with taboo, office, or billionaire romances!

If you like angst, suspense, and lots of heat, then age gap romance books are for you! Read these six steamy age gap romance books and you’re sure to fall in love — after all, they say age is just a number.

Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Washed Up by Kandi Steiner

1. Washed Up (Bayside Heroes)

by Kandi Steiner

It was just another day in the emergency department — until she was wheeled in through the doors. Amanda Parks, my childhood best friend’s mom who I may or may not have secretly kissed before leaving for college. I haven’t seen her in over a decade, and in so many ways, she hasn’t changed. But something new? There isn’t a ring on her finger anymore… And I’m much more of a man than I was at eighteen.

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Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Ignite by Melanie Harlow

2. Ignite

by Melanie Harlow

My new neighbor is a firefighter — and a scorching hot single dad — but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose. I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year. Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses. Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out. How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

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Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Lawn Boys by K Webster

3. Lawn Boys (Taboo Treat)

by K Webster

She’s lived her life and it has been a good one. Marriage. College. A family. Slowly, though, life moved forward and left her at a standstill. Until the lawn boy barges into her world. Bossy. Big. Sexy as hell. Too bad she’s twice his age. Too bad he doesn’t care. She’s older and wiser and more mature. Which means absolutely nothing when he’s invading her space.

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Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Scandalous by L.J. Shen

4. Scandalous (Sinners of Saint Book 4)

by L.J. Shen

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner. I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter. He’s emotionally unavailable. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul. And yet, I can’t stay away.

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Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Kulti by Mariana Zapata

5. Kulti

by Mariana Zapata

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to. It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon — why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies. Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know. Or the murderous urges he brought out in her. This was going to be the longest season of her life.

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Steamy Age Gap Romance Books - Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

6. Misconduct

by Penelope Douglas

Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students, trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing… Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve — and reveal what should stay hidden…

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