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AT THE WEDDING

AT THE WEDDING

by Matt Dunn | Read by James Langton

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator James Langton colors his performance with a wide range of voices and accents, transitioning so smoothly between characters that one forgets there's only one narrator reading this terrific audiobook. Livia has arranged to wed her longtime boyfriend, Jed, in Barcelona-- she just hasn't clued him in yet. Friends and relatives arrive for the surprise wedding, all with... Read More

AWAKEN THE DARKNESS

AWAKEN THE DARKNESS Immortal Guardians, Book 8

Earphones Award Winner

by Dianne Duvall | Read by Kirsten Potter

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Kirsten Potter steeps listeners in mystery and wonder in Duvall's eighth Immortal Guardians story. Betrayed in battle, Stanislav is buried alive in Susan's basement and uses telepathy to call for her help. Potter's low, driving voice reinforces their need for each other. She gives Stanislav a light Russian accent as well as a deeply romantic sincerity. Susan responds... Read More

BEYOND CONTROL

BEYOND CONTROL

by Kat Martin | Read by Jack Garrett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jack Garrett enlivens this audiobook with his exemplary portrayals of both Josh Cain and Tory Bradford. This story speeds along in an almost seamless fashion for its listening audience. Redheaded Tory, who is characterized in a soft, throaty voice, runs from an abusive ex-fiancé. Her trail intersects with Josh in Texas, where he is rebuilding the Iron River Ranch. Josh... Read More

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER A Cross-country Journey in 1850 Leads to High Mountain Danger - and Romance

by Wanda E. Brunstetter | Read by Rebecca Gallagher

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Rebecca Gallagher narrates Brunstetter's wagon train adventure with straightforward simplicity. In 1850, Cynthia heads to California with her mother, her fiancé, Walter, and two other families. When snow leaves them stranded in the Sierra Nevadas, they focus on faith and on creating a memorable Christmas for the party's children. Gallagher paces her words carefully. She uses a... Read More

COLLISION COURSE

COLLISION COURSE Body Shop Bad Boys, Book 4

by Marie Harte | Read by Jennings Laura

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Laura Jennings gives listeners a nuanced depiction of a single mother who is hesitant to take another chance on love in this sexy blue-collar romance. Josephine "Joey" Reeves doesn't have time for a relationship; she's busy moving up in her floral business and taking care of her son. Mechanic and artist Lou Cortez knows they'd be good for each other and courts Joey... Read More

CONSUMED

CONSUMED Firefighters, Book 2

by J.R. Ward | Read by Hillary Huber, Jason Carpenter, Jim Frangione, Pete Simonelli

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Hillary Huber, Jason Carpenter, Jim Frangione, and Pete Simonelli bring to life the story of firefighters Anne Ashburn and Danny Maguire. Anne suffers a career-ending injury and has to change her profession from firefighter to fire inspector. Her first case involves an abandoned warehouse fire that is similar to the fire in which she was hurt. The narration flows... Read More

COWBOY BOLD

COWBOY BOLD Longhorn Canyon, Book 1

by Carolyn Brown | Read by Chelsea Hatfield

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Chelsea Hatfield's soft drawl drops listeners right into Texas and the Longhorn Ranch, the setting of Brown's new Longhorn Canyon series. Rancher Cade Maguire is still smarting from being left at the altar two years ago. Retta Palmer, who has just buried her father and sold the family ranch to pay his medical bills, is eager to reclaim her old life after having spent the last... Read More

DIRTY EXES

DIRTY EXES Liars, Inc. Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Rachel Van Dyken | Read by Joe Arden, Teddy Hamilton, Kristin Watson-Heintz

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Blaire; her famous ex, Jessie Beckett; and his best friend, Colin, comprise a hilarious love triangle, thanks to the well-matched narration of Kristin Watson-Heintz, Teddy Hamilton, and Joe Arden. Blaire--a private eye who investigates cheaters--comes across as accident prone and cute, with Watson-Heintz giving her a middle-tone voice and eye-rolling sarcasm. Hamilton makes... Read More

AN EARL LIKE YOU

AN EARL LIKE YOU The Wagers of Sin, Book 2

by Caroline Linden | Read by Beverley A. Crick

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Beverley A. Crick has the listener experiencing the devastation that Hugh Deveraux, Earl of Hastings, feels when he finds out that all he has inherited from his beloved father is a mountain of debt. Then a wealthy tradesman blackmails Hugh into courting his daughter, Eliza. Crick helps the listener visualize Eliza's first meeting with Hugh, which takes place when her... Read More

EVERY BREATH

EVERY BREATH

by Nicholas Sparks | Read by Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson, Nicholas Sparks

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Sean Cameron Michael and Vanessa Johansson narrate Sparks's latest tearjerker with dazzling compatibility, weaving a story of passionate love between two strangers. Tru Walls leaves his life in Zimbabwe, where he is a tour guide, and goes to North Carolina to meet his dying biological father for the first time. There he meets Hope Anderson, who is about to sell her family's... Read More

FREED

FREED Rosewood Bay, Book 3

by Carly Phillips | Read by Angela Dawe

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Angela Dawe helps listeners experience Juliette Collins's shock when she discovers she has two sisters whom her overprotective father has kept secret from her. Juliette goes to Rosewood Bay to meet them, where she encounters PI Braden Clark. Unbeknownst to Juliette, Braden has been hired by her father to spy on her. Dawe does a great job expressing Braden's... Read More

THE GOOD LUCK CHARM

THE GOOD LUCK CHARM

by Helena Hunting | Read by Stella Bloom, Lance Greenfield

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Stella Bloom and Lance Greenfield tag-team this hockey romance with a lot of humor and even more heart. Lilah has moved on from her great love for her high school sweetheart, Ethan, until he is traded to the local team and is suddenly everywhere she goes. But as they get to know each other as adults--in and out of the bedroom--she is forced to examine whether her... Read More

THE GOVERNESS GAME

THE GOVERNESS GAME Girl Meets Duke, Book 2

by Tessa Dare | Read by Mary Jane Wells

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Mary Jane Wells returns with a belly-laugh-inducing delivery of the second audiobook in the Girl Meets Duke series. When Alexandra Mountbatten agrees to be the governess of Chase Reynaud's wards over the summer, she will have to use every tool in her arsenal to connect with the unruly girls. But in so doing, she may also connect with a man who is determined to keep his... Read More

THE HIDEAWAY

THE HIDEAWAY

by Lauren K. Denton | Read by Devon O'Day

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Devon O'Day's soft Southern drawl and obvious enthusiasm hit all the right notes in this feel-good story. Sara's grandmother, Mags, passes away suddenly and leaves Sara her run-down bed-and-breakfast in Sweet Bay, Alabama, complete with some of her grandmother's resident friends. As a result, Sara learns that her grandmother had important secrets, family doesn't have... Read More

HOT WINTER NIGHTS

HOT WINTER NIGHTS Heartbreaker Bay, Book 6

by Jill Shalvis | Read by Vivienne Leheny

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Investigator Lucas Knight wakes up with Molly Malone in his bed and no memory of how she got there. Narrator Vivienne Leheny pulls the listener into the story from there. Molly is the office manager at the firm where Lucas works. She wants to take on a case involving a bad Santa, but her boss doesn't want her to be put in danger, so he has Lucas assist her. Both Lucas and Molly... Read More

THE ILLEGITIMATE DUKE

THE ILLEGITIMATE DUKE Diamonds in the Rough, Book 3

by Sophie Barnes | Read by Carolyn Morris

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Carolyn Morris sets the scene in London society as Lady Juliette Matthews falls in love Florian Lowell, a physician and heir of the Duke of Redding. Florian battles an outbreak of typhus in the slums of St. Giles. He also becomes aware of a secret: His biological father is a notorious criminal. Morris aptly narrates the story as different characters fall ill, giving... Read More

INTERCEPTED

INTERCEPTED The Playbook, Book 1

by Alexa Martin | Read by January LaVoy

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator January LaVoy's performance of this contemporary sports romance will have listeners cheering. When graphic designer Marlee Harper discovers that her boyfriend, a pro football player, has been cheating, the relationship is over. But the team's new quarterback, and Marlee's former flame, Gavin Pope, is all too ready to intercept his teammate's fumble and show her that... Read More

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

by Kylie Scott | Read by Andi Arndt

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Andi Arndt delivers snark-filled energy to a romance set in Australia featuring a seasoned hero and a heroine who's willing to go after the man she's always loved. Adele really messed up at age 18 when she kissed her father's business partner, Pete, a man 15 years her senior. She's determined to play it cool when she returns to her hometown for her father's wedding.... Read More

KISS OF THE SPINDLE

KISS OF THE SPINDLE The Steampunk Proper, Book 2

by Nancy Campbell Allen | Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Justine Eyre narrates a steampunk "Sleeping Beauty" that combines fairy-tale and paranormal elements. Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed, and must find a way to undo the curse before it becomes permanent. Captain Daniel Pickett is due to depart for the Caribbean and has no room for unwanted passengers. Eyre portrays Doctor Cooper as a smart, confident woman at the top of her... Read More

LAST NIGHT WITH THE EARL

LAST NIGHT WITH THE EARL The Devils of Dover, Book 2

by Kelly Bowen | Read by Ashford McNab

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Ashford McNab narrates a powerful story set in 1820 but that reverberates with issues that are more current. Eli Dawes has returned, seemingly from the dead, after the Battle of Waterloo; Rose Hayward has managed to make a comfortable life for herself as an artist and teacher. Both Rose and Eli suffered severely traumatizing events in their pasts, and McNab skillfully balances... Read More

LONDON'S WICKED AFFAIR

LONDON'S WICKED AFFAIR Midnight Secrets, Book 1

by Anabelle Bryant | Read by Victoria Aston

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Victoria Aston gives voice to the first audiobook in a new historical romance series. The Duke of Scarsdale unwillingly returns home to London to quietly deal with some family business. First, he must fulfill a promise to procure a husband for his friend's sister, the free-spirited Amelia, who wishes to marry for love, as her parents did. Aston gives distinct voices to... Read More

THE LOVERS

THE LOVERS

Earphones Award Winner

by Morris West | Read by Jim Daly

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Jim Daly's narration of this intelligent, intriguing story is nothing short of outstanding. Forty years after Brian de Courcy Cavanagh spent a summer crewing for a wealthy American on a yacht cruising the Mediterranean shortly after WWII, he receives a summons from beautiful Italian princess Guiliana Farnese, one of the passengers from that fateful summer, one with whom he had... Read More

MARRY ME BY SUNDOWN

MARRY ME BY SUNDOWN

by Johanna Lindsey | Read by Pilar Witherspoon

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Unlike the stagecoach that the main character eventually finds herself in, narrator Pilar Witherspoon gives listeners a smooth ride from London to Philadelphia to western Montana. Violet Mitchell never imagined she would be as far from English high society as Butte. Searching for her father and the money her brothers need leads her to Morgan Callahan's hidden silver mine and a... Read More

THE MASTERPIECE

THE MASTERPIECE

by Francine Rivers | Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Susan Bennett sets the perfect tone in this emotionally complex novel of tribulation and redemption. The protagonists are emotionally scarred by events in their childhoods that have followed them into adulthood. When Roman, an artist who does everything he can to keep people at an emotional distance, hires Grace, a single mother at the end of her financial and... Read More

MEMOIRS OF A DRAGON HUNTER

MEMOIRS OF A DRAGON HUNTER Dragon Hunter, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Katie MacAlister | Read by Hillary Huber

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Hillary Huber's narration rescues MacAlister's complicated demon universe, achieving excellence with self-aware humor and empathy for MacAlister's motley characters. Ronnie James, a teacher and would-be writer, struggles with OCD and a fear of germs. So she's definitely out of her comfort zone with the dragon hunter powers and urgent mission bequeathed to her by her sister.... Read More

THE PROPOSAL

THE PROPOSAL

by Jasmine Guillory | Read by Janina Edwards

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Janina Edwards's strong narration grounds a meandering plot about love, dating, and home runs. When Nikole Paterson's casual boyfriend pops a very public surprise proposal at Dodgers Stadium, she's shocked and dismayed. Edwards deftly captures the comic horror of the moment, adding tension and awkwardness when Paterson turns down the proposal and the fans turn on her. Edwards's... Read More

THE REAL DEAL

THE REAL DEAL

by Lauren Blakely | Read by Erin Mallon, Zachary Webber

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber bring an abundance of chemistry, charm, and wit to their narration of Lauren Blakely's delightful romantic comedy. April needs a "plus-one" to bring to her family reunion and settles on boyfriend-for-hire Theo to be her buffer. A former con man, Theo is using his skills as a chameleon to pay off a large debt, but it isn't long before the lines... Read More

RECKLESS

RECKLESS

by Selena Montgomery | Read by Simone Daye

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Simone Daye's smoky tones and Southern accent will drop listeners into the middle of a romantic suspense that will keep them wanting to know what happens next. When Kell Jameson returns to the small town she's spent most of her life trying to leave behind, she'll need all the wits and wiles she's honed in the courtroom to dodge the attractive but dangerously curious... Read More

SEAL CAMP

SEAL CAMP Tall, Dark, and Dangerous, Book 12

by Suzanne Brockmann | Read by Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In this romantic romp of an audiobook, Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jim Slade, aka Spaceman, meets Ashley DeWitt, attorney extraordinaire. Narrators Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank blend well, and the dialogue between the two main characters flows smoothly. Jim is straddling careers and in denial--his inner voice refuses to admit that his knees are permanently damaged, though his... Read More

SECOND TIME SWEETER

SECOND TIME SWEETER Blessings, Book 9

by Beverly Jenkins | Read by Lynnette R. Freeman

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lynnette R. Freeman returns to narrate a story of cutting betrayal, stubborn pride, and gradual forgiveness in Henry Adams, Kansas, where family and trust are precious commodities. Malachi July has a lot to atone for after stealing $70,000 dollars and leaving the love of his life to pursue another woman. Gary Clark has an upcoming high school reunion, at which two... Read More

STUD IN THE STACKS

STUD IN THE STACKS

by Pippa Grant | Read by Joe Arden, Karen White

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Joe Arden's confident tone and Karen White's bold delivery complement each other in this contemporary romance. Knox Moretti is a handsome librarian who knows his romance novels--and what women want. Parker Elliot is VP of marketing for an organic grocery store and can't remember the last time she was satisfied in the bedroom. Arden portrays Knox as inviting and sensual with a... Read More

STYGIAN

STYGIAN Dark-Hunter, Book 29

by Sherrilyn Kenyon | Read by Holter Graham

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In the latest in the paranormal Dark Hunter romance series, narrator Holter Graham recounts the story of Urian, an ancient warrior. It begins at the start of Urian's very long life. Graham provides him with an appropriately young voice, adding maturity to it as he ages. There is a diverse cast of characters that Graham aptly handles, providing each with a distinctive voice.... Read More

UNDER CONTROL

UNDER CONTROL Boston Fire, Book 5

by Shannon Stacey | Read by Tatiana Sokolov

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

On her way to a meeting, efficiency expert Olivia McGovern gets stuck on an elevator with Boston firefighter Derek Gilman. Narrator Tatiana Sokolov has the listener feeling both Olivia's stress at being trapped and her attraction to Derek. Derek, who is divorced, has two young children whom Sokolov portrays with youthful voices. Sokolov does a good job voicing Derek's Boston... Read More

VAMPIRES LIKE IT HOT

VAMPIRES LIKE IT HOT Argeneau, Book 28

by Lynsay Sands | Read by P.J. Ochlan

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator P.J. Ochlan's voice is a treat in a paranormal romance that explores having two fated mates . . . but being able to choose only one. When vacationing immortal Raffaele rescues human Jess from open water, he learns two important things: She's his long-awaited life mate, and she's terrified of vampires, who have been feeding on tourists. He'll do everything in his power... Read More

A VERY MERRY ROMANCE

A VERY MERRY ROMANCE Madaris Family, Book 20

Earphones Award Winner

by Brenda Jackson | Read by Ron Butler

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Ron Butler doesn't take sides as he presents the romantic journey of Marilyn Bannister and Jonathan Madaris. A Houston principal, Jonathan can't date his new teacher, so he secretly transfers her so that he can begin his courtship. Butler embodies the suave confidence Jonathan utilizes to attract Marilyn's attention and persuade her to look past her misgivings. He... Read More

A WEDDING ON BLUEBIRD WAY

A WEDDING ON BLUEBIRD WAY

by Lori Wilde, Janet Dailey, Allyson Charles, Stacey Keith | Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will feel at home in Serendipity, Texas, as narrator Susan Bennett brings a dash of cozy Southern flair to four stories suggesting that love is better the second time around. It all starts at a wedding on Bluebird Lane, which goes awry when the bride, Savannah Loving, runs away. Bennett's upbeat tone and accent perfectly match Savannah's spitfire nature as she speeds... Read More

WHY NOT TONIGHT

WHY NOT TONIGHT Happily Inc., Book 3

by Susan Mallery | Read by Tanya Eby

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Tanya Eby's expert narration adds sparks and smiles to Ronan and Natalie's story. Upbeat and happy, Natalie has a silvery laugh along with a light teasing voice that colors her world bright. For her, working with moody Ronan is a challenge. Eby portrays Ronan's moodiness in a gruff yet firm voice. His deep pitch is just right for this famous but somewhat reclusive artist.... Read More

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