by Stephenie Meyer
The Host Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Just because The Host is billed as Stephenie Meyer's first book for adults doesn't mean it's for adults in a wink-wink Fifty Shades kind of way. It tackles some major themes, but like the first three books in the Twilight Saga, all the sexy stuff is strictly clothes-on. There's heat when Wanda/Melanie and Jared touch (above the waist). However, Jared is a true gentleman, even turning his back when Wanda/Melanie has to change into cleaner clothes.
The passion is intense, but no one has gotten to the breaking-the-bed point in the relationship like Bella and Edward do in Breaking Dawn. This is a good thing since the survivors in The Host live in a cave. Breaking a stalactite during lovemaking probably hurts a lot.