Examples of popular exotic books include "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James, "Bared to You" by Sylvia Day and "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Other examples are "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden and "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is the first book in a series by E.L. James. It is about a literature student named Anastasia Steele and how she meets the entrepreneur Christian Grey. Ana and Christian develop a desire for one another, but their opposing tastes makes Ana hesitate to engage in a relationship with him. Christian is determined to have Ana on his own terms while he struggles with demons and his obsession with control. Ana finally gives in and has a passionate physical romance with Christian that allows her to explore her own dark desires.
"Bared to You" is also the first book in a series. This tale is also about a couple who struggle to face their demons together. Their love is intense even as their past mistakes threaten to divide them.
"The Kite Runner" is about the son of a wealthy merchant in Kabul. Amir's best friend is a member of a despised caste, and the story portrays Amir's struggle to right past wrongs that were done against his friend.