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ABOUT THAT KISS

ABOUT THAT KISS Heartbreaker Bay, Book 5

by Jill Shalvis | Read by Karen White

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Karen White returns the listener to San Francisco and the friends of Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay series. Kylie, a woodworker, has had her beloved penguin, a carving from her dead grandfather, stolen. She asks Joe, who has skills at finding things, to help her. White brings the spunky Kylie to life. The listener will chuckle as Kylie and Joe argue about her joining... Read More

ALEX IN WONDERLAND

ALEX IN WONDERLAND Twisted Fairytales, Book 1

by Max Monroe | Read by Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell deliver spot-on performances in this romance, a beautifully twisted modern take on ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alex Little, portrayed by Mitchell, doesn't know what she's getting into when she takes a mysterious job offer from Matt Hatter until she is neck-deep in corruption and falling hard and fast for him. Arden's portrayal of... Read More

BACK HOME AT FIREFLY LAKE

BACK HOME AT FIREFLY LAKE Firefly Lake, Book 3

by Jen Gilroy | Read by Karissa Vacker

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Karissa Vacker dives into Gilroy's series, set in Vermont. Returning to her hometown of Firefly Lake, Cat worries about her daughter, Amy, being the only girl on the hockey team. Reassurances from Coach Luc, a hockey pro, bring on a new kind of anxiety, as he was once Cat's childhood crush and still makes her heart race. The listener is swept into the ambiance of... Read More

THE BEAUTY OF US

THE BEAUTY OF US Fusion, Book 4

by Kristen Proby | Read by Abby Carden, Sebastian York

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Proby's contemporary romance is told from the point of view of both main characters, in alternating chapters, making it a natural for dual narration. Riley and Trevor are portrayed beautifully by Abby Craden and Sebastian York, with Craden doing a bit more of the heavy lifting as Riley's chapters often feature the four female partners in the restaurant they own together. Craden... Read More

THE BETTING VOW

THE BETTING VOW

by K.M. Jackson | Read by Diana Luke

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A model and a mogul get married in Vegas on a bet, and Diana Luke narrates their story with élan. While it would be easy to portray Leila Darling as a scheming caricature or Carter Bain as a ruthless businessman, Luke never crosses that line. Her portrayal of Leila is generous and encompasses the full range of her character--from the formidable professional at the top of her... Read More

BLADE OF DARKNESS

BLADE OF DARKNESS Immortal Guardians, Book 7

Earphones Award Winner

by Dianne Duvall | Read by Kirsten Potter

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Kirsten Potter's narration of Duvall's paranormal series about supercharged fighters who protect unsuspecting humans from vampires is a must-listen on audio. Potter's natural pathos perfectly captures the guilt that immortal Aidan feels when he becomes the prime suspect in a series of kidnappings. After years of arranging chance meetings with women, Aidan finally finds his... Read More

BOUNTIFUL

BOUNTIFUL True North, Book 4

by Sarina Bowen | Read by Seraphine Valentine, Teddy Hamilton

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Vermont bartender Zara Rossi and hockey player Dave Beringer have a vacation fling. Later, he discovers Zara's adorable red-headed toddler--his daughter. Narrator Seraphine Valentine portrays Zara's reluctant romance with Dave using a pleasant tone and middle-register pitch. While her delivery of narrative lacks pizzazz, Zara's dialogue with Dave rings truer, and Valentine's... Read More

THE BRIGHTEST EMBERS

THE BRIGHTEST EMBERS Broken Destiny, Book 3

by Jeaniene Frost | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Tavia Gilbert narrates as the last of Frost's Broken Destiny trilogy spirals towards its end. Gilbert modulates Ivy's strong character in a firm yet feminine voice, while her love, Adrian, has a raw, smoky timbre suggesting a dark yet immensely sexy counterpoint. Gilbert ensures that the listener hears and feels the sparks between these two paranormals. In a world in which... Read More

CAKE

CAKE A Love Story

by J. Bengtsson | Read by Andi Arndt, Joe Arden

J. Bengtsson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Rock superstar Jake McKallister and college junior Casey Caldwell have little in common, but sparks fly when they meet at a wedding. Jake's past has him guarding himself from developing deep relationships, yet he can't deny that there's something special about Casey. Narrators Andi Arndt and Joe Arden tell this story from dual points of view with varying results. Using little... Read More

CAN'T HARDLY BREATHE

CAN'T HARDLY BREATHE Original Heartbreakers, Book 4

by Gena Showalter | Read by Savannah Richards

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Savannah Richards adopts a sultry tone for this steamy romance set in Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma. In this small town, curvy, vivacious Dorothea Mathis, owner of the Strawberry Valley Inn, has met her match in Daniel Porter. Using a lilting voice, Richards captures the emotional Dorothea, who vacillates between insecure and sexy, especially the latter when dealing with Porter,... Read More

CHERISH HARD

CHERISH HARD Hard Play, Book 1

by Nalini Singh | Read by Justine O. Keef

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Set in New Zealand, this contemporary romance begins with instant sparks between landscaper Sailor Bishop and Isa Rain. Narrator Justine Keef does an excellent job with the Kiwi accents. Listeners will feel like they're actually Down Under. Sailor and Isa are propelled together when Sailor takes on a landscaping job for Isa's mother. Isa's father is from Iceland, and Keef gives... Read More

CLOSE CONTACT

CLOSE CONTACT Body Armor, Book 3

by Lori Foster | Read by Alexander Cendese

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

After being attacked, Maxi Nevar knows she needs help. She turns to former MMA fighter, now bodyguard, Miles Dartman. Narrator Alexander Cendese draws the listener into the mystery of who is tormenting Maxi and why. Maxi has inherited her grandmother's farm, along with 30 cats. Maxi and Miles had a prior sexual relationship, which rekindles, and Cendese fully expresses the... Read More

DARK IN DEATH

DARK IN DEATH In Death, Book 46

Earphones Award Winner

by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Eve Dallas is on the trail of a serial killer who is creating death scenes from an author's mystery books. Narrator Susan Eriksen pulls out all the stops as she voices the characters in Robb's latest audiobook. The frustration and anxiety Eve feels at being one step behind the killer, as well as her soliloquies on her criminal mind, immerse the listener in the story. Ericksen... Read More

DARKER

DARKER Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian

by E.L. James | Read by Zachary Webber

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Zachary Webber delivers an excellent portrayal of the iconic Christian Grey. The story is a retelling of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY from Christian's point of view. The plot itself can be a bit monotonous at times; however, listeners will be engaged by Webber's emotional delivery. With his childhood still haunting him, Christian and Anastasia's love grows as they learn how to... Read More

DEFIANT QUEEN

DEFIANT QUEEN The Mount Trilogy, Book 2

by Meghan March | Read by Grace Grant, Joe Arden

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The second in the Mount Trilogy continues the story of Kira Kilgore and Lachlan Mount in the underworld of New Orleans. Narrators Grace Grant and Joe Arden knock it out of the park once again with their unforgettable performances and sizzling chemistry. In what started out as the payment of a debt, Kira and Lachlan's relationship has developed into something much deeper. Arden... Read More

A DISTANT HEART

A DISTANT HEART

by Sonali Dev | Read by Soneela Nankani, Neil Shah

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In exotic Mumbai, wealthy 11-year-old Kimi Patil, who is terminally ill, meets 14-year-old Rahul Savant, who must help take care of his family by washing windows at her family home. A friendship blooms. Narrators Soneela Nankani and Neil Shah give color to the voices of these star-crossed characters. Nankani gives Kimi with a strong, educated British-Indian accent, which... Read More

DON'T GO

DON'T GO

by Alexa Riley | Read by Alexander Cendese, Elizabeth Hart

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Alexander Cendese and Elizabeth Hart narrate the third in Alexa Riley's For You series. Cendese's enthusiasm for his roles is contagious, and Hart narrates the heroine's naïveté with a perfect tone. Kory Sommers has been avoiding New York for 10 years after a single night with Henry Osborne at their high school prom is ruined by a misunderstanding. Running from her... Read More

THE DUCHESS DEAL

THE DUCHESS DEAL Girl Meets Duke

by Tessa Dare | Read by Mary Jane Wells

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A battle-scarred duke in need of an heir. A vicar's-daughter-turned-seamstress in need of payment. When Emma barges into Ash's library wearing a wedding dress, he takes the opportunity to fulfill both of their needs, complete with stipulations to ensure this will be only a marriage of convenience--no love required or desired. Mary Jane Wells skillfully voices the characters,... Read More

A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR

A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR Difficult Dukes

Earphones Award Winner

by Loretta Chase | Read by Kate Reading

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Kate Reading's command of this sexy story instantly grips the listener. For the Duke of Ripley, helping his friend Ashmont with his wedding proves difficult when the drunken bride escapes. While attempting to return her, passion simmers making him wonder if he should keep her for himself? Loretta Chase weaves a witty love story set in nineteenth-century London and... Read More

DUKE OF DESIRE

DUKE OF DESIRE Maiden Lane, Book 12

by Elizabeth Hoyt | Read by Ashford McNab

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

When Lady Iris is kidnapped by the Lords of Chaos, narrator Ashford McNab immediately brings the listener into the drama. Raphael, Duke of Dyemore, has been trying to bring down the Lords of Chaos by infiltrating their ranks. So, luckily, he's there to rescue Lady Iris. Raphael has a dark past, and McNab has the listener feeling his pain and sympathizing with him. McNab brings... Read More

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

by Jenn McKinlay | Read by Allyson Ryan

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In the town of Bluff Point, Maine, narrator Allyson Ryan draws the listener in as Zachary Caine rescues a kitten named Chaos from his roof for his neighbor Jessie Connelly's two little girls. Later a blizzard shuts down the town, and Zach and Jessie are trapped together. Naturally, a romance develops, and the listener experiences the sweetness of their first kiss. Ryan's... Read More

GRAND SLAM

GRAND SLAM The Boys of Summer, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Heidi McLaughlin | Read by Alastair Haynesbridge, Athena Pappas

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Ever since the night they spent together, Boston baseball hero Travis Kidd has been yearning to make Saylor Blackwell more than his publicist. When he's accused of a crime he didn't commit, she is his alibi--but will she risk losing her career and daughter to help him? Narrators Alastair Haynesbridge and Athena Pappas interpret alternating chapters with compelling precision.... Read More

THE HEIRESS'S DECEPTION

THE HEIRESS'S DECEPTION Sinful Brides, Book 4

by Christi Caldwell | Read by Tim Campbell

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tim Campbell captures the delightful intimacy of this historical romance. As children, Lady Eve Pruitt, a duke's daughter, befriended a street urchin, Calum, with terrible consequences. Later, Eve becomes a desperate heiress who masquerades as a bookkeeper at Calum's gambling club. Campbell masters a deep-throated growl of frustration, which he gets to use often as... Read More

HER LAST GOODBYE

HER LAST GOODBYE Morgan Dane, Book 2

by Melinda Leigh | Read by Cris Dukehart

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Cris Dukehart adds a touch of femininity to the continuation of Melinda Leigh's suspenseful series. Attorney Morgan Dane and Investigator Lance Kruger are hired to take on the case of Chelsea Clark, a mother who disappeared after a girls' night out. Morgan is determined to find out what happened and if the husband who hired her is or isn't to blame. Dukehart adds a... Read More

HIGHLAND PROMISE

HIGHLAND PROMISE Sons of Gregor MacLeod, Book 1

by Alyson McLayne | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Rosalyn Landor deftly portrays a host of characters in this romance of medieval Scotland. As the first in a series, it introduces a lot of characters, and Landor finds complementary voices for all of them. Coldhearted Highland laird Darach MacKenzie meets his match in sweetly naïve--and funny--Caitlin MacInnes. Darach rescues this damsel from his sworn enemy, setting... Read More

HIS ALONE

HIS ALONE For Her, Book 2

by Alexa Riley | Read by Summer Morton, Jay Crow

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Summer Morton and Jay Crow sell obsession in Alexa Riley's For Her series. Morton portrays Paige Turner, a young woman scarred by her father's violent actions. Crow counters Paige's insecurity with an uncompromising portrait of her boss and lover, Ryan Justice. Crow captures Ryan's dominating personality and his long-term fixation on Paige with a gruff tone and... Read More

HIS SECRET SON

HIS SECRET SON The Westmoreland Legacy, Book 2

by Brenda Jackson | Read by Pete Ohms

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Pete Ohms's narration breathes life into the romance between artist Bristol Lockett and Navy SEAL Laramie (Coop) Cooper. It begins with a Christmas fling and a surprise pregnancy, followed by an unexpected reunion several years later. In an anxious voice, Pete Ohms portrays Bristol's totally valid fears for her heart and that of her two-year-old son. She had been told that Coop... Read More

A HOPE DIVIDED

A HOPE DIVIDED

by Alyssa Cole | Read by Karen Chilton

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karen Chilton's performance in this audiobook is a smooth and thrilling listen for romance and historical fiction fanatics. Two Civil War spies gather intel for the Union: Marlie Lynch, a free woman of mixed race, and Ewan McCall, who escapes from a Confederate prison. Eventually, a relationship blooms, and after a shocking revelation regarding Marlie's freedom, the pair... Read More

INDIGO LAKE

INDIGO LAKE Ransom Canyon, Book 6

by Jodi Thomas | Read by Julia Gibson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Romance and murder involve the listener in the latest Ransom Canyon series, read with an authentic Texas twang. Narrator Julia Gibson lays it on thick and heavy in this audiobook revolving around Dakota and Blake, who are in a modern-day Hatfield and McCoy feud. The supporting cast is full of real-life characters who are energized by Gibson's wonderfully versatile accents. She... Read More

MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN

MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN From Manhattan with Love, Book 6

by Sarah Morgan | Read by Jennifer Woodward

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Harriet Knight first encounters Dr. Ethan Black when she goes to the hospital with an injured ankle. Harriet is shy and has struggled to overcome a stutter. As an emergency room doctor, Ethan has learned to close off his emotions. Narrator Jennifer Woodward portrays Harriet's shyness with quiet, even pacing. As a way to work through her shyness, Harriet challenges herself each... Read More

MORE THAN WANT YOU

MORE THAN WANT YOU More Than Words, Book 1

by Shayla Black | Read by Christian Fox

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Christian Fox portrays Hawaii real estate mogul Maxon Reed as he coerces his hook-up, Keeley Kent, to distract his estranged brother so he he can steal his multimillion-dollar listing. Fox inhabits an arrogant, money-driven jerk with casual panache. He throws off Maxon's callous one-liners with swagger and brings listeners into Maxon's head to hear his family baggage... Read More

A NAME UNKNOWN

A NAME UNKNOWN Shadows Over England, Book 1

by Roseanna M. White | Read by Liz Pearce

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Liz Pearce brings listeners to 1914 England as Cockney thief and spy Rosemary Gresham infiltrates Peter Holstein's Cornwall manor. She's on assignment to determine if his German roots signify trouble for the British government. Pearce delivers Rosemary's sassy street smarts with aplomb. She presents Rosemary's assumed role as Holstein's librarian and pairs it with her... Read More

A NEW LEASH ON LOVE

A NEW LEASH ON LOVE

by Debbie Burns | Read by Stina Nielsen

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The theme is second chances in this audiobook, delightfully narrated by Stina Nielsen. Megan runs an animal shelter, spending her days caring for animals as a way to shelter herself from heartbreak of the human kind. At first, she's disdainful of the man who surrenders his puppy; then she becomes intrigued by his story, which is a sad one. They begin a tenuous friendship, each... Read More

NO OTHER DUKE WILL DO

NO OTHER DUKE WILL DO Windham Brides, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Grace Burrowes | Read by James Langton

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator James Langton gives a dynamic reading of Book 3 in the Windham Bride series. Langton charms the listener while introducing the lords and ladies at the Duke of Haverford's house party at his castle in Wales. To tell the story of the dashing duke, Julian, and the bluestocking heiress, Elizabeth, Langton uses his immense talent with accents and stylish wordplay to... Read More

NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT

NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT

Earphones Award Winner

by Kristan Higgins | Read by Xe Sands

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The first-person point of view, coupled with a skilled narration by Xe Sands, immediately draws the listener into Nora Stuart's story. Nora, a doctor, is hit by a van, and as she lies in the ER thinking she's dying, she overhears her boyfriend hit on another woman. This sends her home to Scupper Island, Maine, to recuperate and reconnect with her mother and niece. Sands smartly... Read More

ONCE UPON A MAIDEN LANE

ONCE UPON A MAIDEN LANE

by Elizabeth Hoyt | Read by Ashford McNab

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners who are looking for a delightful tidbit from the Maiden Lane series will find this fits the bill. Narrator Ashford McNab does a wonderful job bringing the listener into Georgian England. Maid Mary Whitsum may be the long-lost twin of Joanna, the fiancée of Henry, Viscount Blackwell. McNab voices the upper-class tones of Henry, Joanna, and her family as well as she... Read More

ONE NIGHT OF SIN

ONE NIGHT OF SIN After Hours, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Elle Kennedy | Read by Joe Arden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The award for best sexy Boston accent officially goes to narrator Joe Arden for his depiction of 30-year old nightclub owner Gage Holt. Arden's gravelly Southie accent brings out Gage's rough upbringing and relationship-averse personality. When Gage meets Skyler, a psychology graduate student, they move quickly from sex to serious. Arden's voice for Skyler is low, which matches... Read More

THE PARIS SECRET

THE PARIS SECRET

by Karen Swan | Read by Lucy Price-Lewis

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lucy Price-Lewis delivers an incredible array of voices. Whether she's moving from one accent to another, portraying a young person or an adult, or delivering dialogue that is frantic or demure, Price-Lewis's rapid exchanges are fluid. Protagonist Flora Skyes, an art dealer, is directed to authenticate a Parisian apartment of paintings and sculptures. As she pursues... Read More

RIDE WILD

RIDE WILD Raven Riders, Book 3

by Laura Kaye | Read by Abby Craden

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Abby Craden narrates the third in Kaye's Raven Riders series. Still grieving over the death of his wife two years earlier, Sam "Slider" Evans hires nanny Cora Campbell to care for his two young sons. While their attraction to each other doesn't go unnoticed, he has distanced himself from everyone he loves except his sons. The hero and heroine's chemistry is raw, and it doesn't... Read More

RUTHLESS KING

RUTHLESS KING The Mount Trilogy, Book I

by Meghan March | Read by Grace Grant, Joe Arden

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The first audiobook of March's raw and gritty new series takes listeners into the underground world of New Orleans. Prideful and independent Kiera Kilgore has been marked by Lachlan Mount when he comes for her dead husband's debt: He wants her as payment. Kira isn't afraid to stand up to the ruthless Mount. While narrator Joe Arden isn't featured much in this audiobook, his... Read More

SCORCHED CONTINENT 1

SCORCHED CONTINENT 1 Steal the Sky

by Megan E. O'Keefe | Read by Terence Aselford and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Romantic Fiction

Detan Honding, a crafty con man, and his sidekick, Tibs, are assigned to steal an airship piloted by exiled Commodore Thratia. Terence Aselford narrates this steampunk adventure with polish and aplomb. His narration is supplemented by sound effects and contributions from a large cast. The narrative and dialogue are interwoven seamlessly as the story moves from the ship to the... Read More

THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE

THE SCOT BEDS HIS WIFE Victorian Rebels, Book 5

by Kerrigan Byrne | Read by Derek Perkins

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In the fifth book of the Victorian Rebels series, listeners journey from the American Wild West to the Scottish Highlands as Samantha Masters runs from her past. Prolific narrator Derek Perkins expertly voices the multitude of characters, capturing their distinctive accents. In an unexpected turn of events, Samantha is given the opportunity to hide in Scotland--as long as she... Read More

THE SEA KING

THE SEA KING Mystral, Book 2

by C. L. Wilson | Read by Heather Wilds

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A charming prince and a resolute princess are brought to life by narrator Heather Wilds. Dilys is determined to win the woman he believes is destined to be his wife, but Gabriella is reluctant to give in to his passion or persuasion. Wilds carefully balances the push and pull of their evolving relationship, giving equal attention to Dilys's patient efforts and Gabriella's... Read More

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT & NEVER SLEEP WITH STRANGERS

SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT & NEVER SLEEP WITH STRANGERS The Finnegan Connection, Book 2

by Heather Graham | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners are offered two novels in this audiobook. SHADOWS presents Harley Frasier, criminologist, and Micah Fox, FBI agent. Narrator Saskia Maarleveld gives these two characters authoritative voices as they chase down an unknown killer. Maarleveld reflects their fear as well as the growing tenderness that develops between them. In NEVER SLEEP, Maarleveld gives a Scottish... Read More

SINFUL EMPIRE

SINFUL EMPIRE Mount Trilogy, Book 3

by Meghan March | Read by Grace Grant, Joe Arden

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Joe Arden and Grace Grant deliver impressive performances in the final installment of Meghan March's Mount Trilogy. SINFUL EMPIRE will keep listeners breathless for what's to come. At this point in the story, Mount and Kira realize their relationship has evolved into something deeper, and they're not fighting it any longer. In a raw and gravelly voice, Arden steals... Read More

SISTERS LIKE US

SISTERS LIKE US Mischief Bay, Book 4

by Susan Mallery | Read by Tanya Eby

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tanya Eby helps weave the story of two sisters who are at very different stages of their lives. Divorced Harper is struggling with her new business as a virtual assistant. Her sister, Stacey, is a brilliant scientist who is pregnant with her first child. Eby gives a unique voice to each of the characters: the competent Lucas, one of Harper's clients; the strident... Read More

SO I MARRIED A SORCERER

SO I MARRIED A SORCERER

by Kerrelyn Sparks | Read by Jill Tanner

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The lackluster performance of narrator Jill Tanner fails to breathe life into this fantasy romance novel. Characters are seldom distinguishable, regardless of their gender or age. The pacing of the narration is often slow, not as a stylistic choice to increase the drama but simply as a quirk of the storytelling. Both of these characteristics distract rather than engage the... Read More

STORM CROSSED

STORM CROSSED Grim, Book 4

by Dani Harper | Read by Justine Eyre

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In this audiobook, Trahern and Braith are trying to escape the fae world. But Braith has been changed into a "grim," a death dog, and Trahern desperately uses his magic to try to reverse the spell. They land in Lissy's home, where Braith (still in dog form) guards Lissy's young son, Fox, who has Asperger's. Trahern's goal is to train Fox in the magic he will soon need, all the... Read More

TEMPTED & TAKEN

TEMPTED & TAKEN Men of Haven

by Rheena Morgan | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator John Lane's voice is deep and sexy, a great match for Book 4 in the Men of Haven series. Darya Volkova, who is tired of running from her past in Russia, contacts Knox Torren to work in his tech firm. Knox is part of a brotherhood, Haven, that takes care of its own. When passion ignites between Darya and Knox, Lane has the listener feeling the flames. Lane gives each of... Read More

TOTALLY HIS

TOTALLY HIS Opposites Attract, Book 3

by Erin Nicholas | Read by Vanessa Edwin

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Police officer Finn Kelly first sees Sophie Birch as she is sneaking back into a burning theater. Sophie is wearing only pink lingerie, and narrator Vanessa Edwin brings out the humor of the situation. It turns out that Sophie owns the damaged theater, and Finn, his large family, and his friends decide to help her by putting on a play to raise money for its restoration. Edwin... Read More

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN

by KJ Charles | Read by Greg Patmore

Riptide Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Theodore Swann, editor of London's MATRIMONIAL ADVISER, is hired by Mr. Martin St. Vincent to accompany him to Gretna Green in search of a runaway heiress. Narrator Greg Patmore skillfully evokes the theme that opposites attract with his voices for Theo and Martin. Theo's nasal voice conjures up a slightly built intellectual with a satirical outlook on life. Patmore makes Theo... Read More

THE WEDDING DATE

THE WEDDING DATE

Earphones Award Winner

by Jasmine Guillory | Read by Janina Edwards

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will enjoy hearing this cute yet cheeky performance by Janina Edwards. Career-driven Alexa gets locked in an elevator with good-looking Dr. Drew when the power goes out. Immediately, they hit it off, and Alexa agrees to be Drew's last minute plus-one at a wedding. But what was a fake date could possibly turn into a real relationship. Edwards fully expresses all the... Read More

THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL

THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL

Earphones Award Winner

by N.R. Walker | Read by Joel Leslie

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

When Henry's boyfriend dumps him for being too fat, Henry joins a gym and meets personal trainer/Greek god Reed Henske. Narrator Joel Leslie pushes all the right buttons with this Australian import. His baseline voice for Henry is slightly panicked, and during Henry's gym sessions he delivers Henry's tortured quips with snort-out-loud humor. Leslie makes Henry seem both... Read More

WHEN CALLS THE HEART

WHEN CALLS THE HEART Canadian West, Book 1

by Janette Oke | Read by Nancy Peterson

Two Words Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Elizabeth Thatcher never imagined that life could be so difficult on the Canadian frontier until she was there and found it a far cry from her East Coast roots. Narrator Nancy Peterson's skilled portrayal of the characters in Oke's historical romance creates the sense of listening to a play instead of a straightforward reading. Vocal differentiation is realistic and not... Read More

WICKED KISS

WICKED KISS Realm Enforcers, Book 4

by Rebecca Zanetti | Read by Brock Thompson

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Brock Thompson delivers an Irish brogue for immortal enforcer Adam Dunne, whose love interest is mortal Victoria Monzelle, an American musician.Thompson excels at Adam's persona, especially his lilting accent. He's equally talented at depicting Adam and Victoria's bedroom scenes. They seem fully connected in their few private moments. However, the thin, reedy voice... Read More

WILD TRAIL

WILD TRAIL Clean Slate Ranch

by A.M. Arthur | Read by Greg Boudreaux

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Greg Boudreaux narrates as Mack Garrett and Wes Bentley meet on Mack's dude ranch. Imagine scruffy, grumpy Mack as the guy in one of the old Marlboro cigarette ads. On the other hand, talented Wes, a dinner theater actor, could be the poster boy for the LGBT community. Boudreaux uses huskier tones for the bigger and rougher cowboy and gives Wes a lighter voice and wicked sense... Read More

WOLF HUNGER

WOLF HUNGER SWAT, Book 7

by Paige Tyler | Read by Abby Craden

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Wolf shape-shifter and SWAT member Max Lory meets his one and only, Lana Mason, who doesn't know she's a shape-shifter, too. Narrator Abby Craden gives Max a wonderfully deep growly voice that suggests his wolf origins. She gives Lana a lighter, rich voice that is charming and intelligent but that also reflects her bemusement at this handsome shape-shifter who is pursuing her.... Read More

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