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THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN

THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN

by Teri Wilson | Read by Joy Osmanski

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In this fresh take on a tale of trading places, narrator Joy Osmanski does an excellent job differentiating the voices of twins Charlotte and Ginny. Charlotte, an elementary school librarian, is vacationing at Harry Potter World. Rooming with Ginny, who is competing in a national pageant, gives Charlotte a chance to bond with her sister. Though they're identical twins, their... Read More

AFTER THE WEDDING

AFTER THE WEDDING Worth Saga, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Courtney Milan | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Courtney Milan | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Rosalyn Landor portrays two determined souls who sweetly fall in love. When Adrian Hunter agrees to do a favor for his uncle, he doesn't expect to be married at gunpoint. When Camilla Worth meets the handsome valet, she too is shocked that a forced marriage is in the works. Landor does an exquisite job depicting the uncertainty and pain of both characters because of... Read More

ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY

ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY Guild Hunter, Book 11

by Nalini Singh | Read by Justine Eyre

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Justine Eyre immediately grabs listeners' attention and never lets go. We're immersed in a paranormal world in which archangels reign and vampires are real. Elena, the consort to Archangel Raphael, is suddenly losing strength, and no one can figure out why. In addition, Elena needs to solve the mystery of who attacked her brother-in-law. Eyre keeps the tension high as... Read More

AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME

AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME Sugar Lake, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by K.M. Jackson | Read by Diana Luke

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Diana Luke narrates a sweet romance full of heart and memorable characters. Olivia Gale has come to Sugar Lake to help out her aunt, only to be surprised by a second chance at happily ever after with her childhood sweetheart, Clayton Morris. While the relationship between Olivia and Clayton is the main focus, Luke performs the couple's many family members with verve and... Read More

BRAVE NEW EARL

BRAVE NEW EARL

by Jane Ashford | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Rosalyn Landor sets the stage for a delightfully emotional tug-of-war with especially thoughtful portrayals of a little boy who is caught in the middle in this historical romance. Jean Saunders is determined to save the Earl of Furness's son from a life of neglect, something she knows all too well. But widower Benjamin Romilly isn't about to let go of his boy, no... Read More

DARE TO LOVE A DUKE

DARE TO LOVE A DUKE London Underground, Book 3

by Eva Leigh | Read by Zara Hampton-Brown

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Zara Hampton-Brown narrates a fairy-tale romance between a principled duke and a former sex worker. Profligate rake Tom Powell recently became the Duke of Northfield when his father died unexpectedly. Lucia manages the Orchid Club, a popular secret sex club owned by a member of the ton. Hampton-Brown does an excellent job with the necessary accents. Tom, while British, was... Read More

DELAYED JUSTICE

DELAYED JUSTICE

by Cara C. Putman | Read by Siiri Scott

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Siiri Scott's deep, eloquent voice is an ideal match for Jamie Nichols, a solitary defense attorney who is fighting to bring the uncle who abused her as a child to justice. Jamie has a team of smart and powerful women by her side, including her temporary roommate, Caroline, whose conviction and faith are amplified by Scott's gusty Southern drawl. The narration moves at... Read More

DREAM

DREAM Rosewood Bay, Book 4

by Carly Phillips | Read by Angela Dawe

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The romance between Andrea Harman and Kyle Davenport is brought to life by narrator Angela Dawe. Though they grew up together, Andrea breaks off her friendship with Kyle to marry the high school bad boy. Years later, Kyle returns to town as Andrea's young son's teacher. Dawe does an excellent job voicing Andrea's son. Listeners will also appreciate the husky quality she gives... Read More

THE DUKE THAT I MARRY

THE DUKE THAT I MARRY Spinster Heiresses, Book 3

by Cathy Maxwell | Read by Mary Jane Wells

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Mary Jane Wells shifts between Matt, the new Duke of Camberly, and his wealthy bride, Willa, as the two go head-to-head in their arranged marriage. Matt is a tall, athletic aristocrat who is trying to fill his new role. Wells colors his voice in a down-to-earth tone and resonant timbre that cannot totally hide his desire for true love. Willa's dulcet voice gives the... Read More

FLARE UP

FLARE UP Boston Fire, Book 6

by Shannon Stacey | Read by Tatiana Sokolov

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tatiana Sokolov has the listener immediately caught up in a fire in freezing weather in Boston. Out of the blue, firefighter Grant Cutter finds and rescues Wren Everett, the woman who unexpectedly dumped him months earlier. Wren had abruptly left him, fearing for his safety when her abusive ex-boyfriend tracked her down. Sokolov aptly conveys Wren's fear for Grant's... Read More

FROM HERE TO YOU

FROM HERE TO YOU

by Jamie McGuire | Read by Karissa Vacker, Andrew Eiden

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karissa Vacker and Andrew Eiden provide a fun yet heartfelt back-and- forth narration of the first in the Crash and Burn series. Darby arrives in Colorado Springs after leaving her abusive fiancé at the altar. She's pregnant and wants no commitments, but for federal agent Scott "Trex" Trexler it's love at first sight. Vacker uses a cute Texas drawl that is distinctive for... Read More

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW

by Tracey Garvis Graves | Read by Kathleen McInerney, Fred Berman

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The daily discomforts, struggles, and successes of Annika Rose, a young woman on the autism spectrum, are masterfully conveyed in Kathleen McInerney's carefully paced narration. She brings in touches of hopefulness, naïveté and determination. Annika meets Jonathan at a college chess club meeting, and the two begin dating. The story moves back and forth between the two... Read More

THE HIGHLANDER'S HELLION

THE HIGHLANDER'S HELLION The Sutherland Legacy, Book 3

by Eliza Knight | Read by Antony Ferguson

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Antony Ferguson's narration elevates this somewhat predictable tale of a headstrong lass and a gruff Highlander in twelfth-century Scotland. Roderick the Grim finds a shipwrecked Lady Greer washed up on the shore, and, though she is a former nemesis of his, he takes her back to his castle to tend to her. After a night spent warming her with his body heat, romance begins to... Read More

HIS VIKING BRIDE

HIS VIKING BRIDE

Earphones Award Winner

by Olivia Norem | Read by Greg Patmore

Olivia Norem | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will vividly imagine icy seas and the raucous laughter of a Viking hall, thanks to Greg Patmore's atmospheric narration. Aestrid Karisson is kidnapped by Picts and then rescued by her father's mortal enemy, Veleif Kollsvein. Patmore's resonant timbre and authoritative tone make Veleif sound like a gruff Nordic bear. As Aestrid nearly spits with rage at Veleif's... Read More

HURTS TO LOVE YOU

HURTS TO LOVE YOU Forbidden Hearts, Book 3

by Alisha Rai | Read by Lucy Rivers, Jeremy York

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Lucy Rivers and Jeremy York narrate the final installment of a soapy family saga. Eve Chandler has always been seen as a good girl, but she longs to break free of that image. Gabe Hunter has a collection of secrets he hides behind a cheerful attitude and a carefree smile. Rivers and York excel at portraying the uncertainty of Eve and Gabe when they're confronted with the... Read More

THE LADY TRAVELERS GUIDE TO DECEPTION WITH AN UNLIKELY EARL

THE LADY TRAVELERS GUIDE TO DECEPTION WITH AN UNLIKELY EARL Lady Travelers Society

by Victoria Alexander | Read by Marian Hussey

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Marian Hussey masterfully narrates this grand romantic adventure. Sidney Honeywell writes travel adventures as "Mrs. Gordon," though she has never actually been outside of England. Harry, the Earl of Brenton, who is writing a book about his years in Egypt, seeks to expose her as a fake. The two end up in Egypt as part of a wager, accompanied by the three elderly founders of the... Read More

LEOPARD'S RUN

LEOPARD'S RUN Leopard, Book 11

by Christine Feehan | Read by Jim Frangione

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jim Frangione leaves performance opportunities on the table in this paranormal romance. While he could have provided growly voices with Russian accents, he chose a straightforward narration that lacks color. Leopard-shifter Timur Amurov can barely keep his inner beast on a leash, but he must because he can't afford to lose control while his family is in danger. When... Read More

LOVE IN CATALINA COVE

LOVE IN CATALINA COVE Catalina Cove, Book 1

by Brenda Jackson | Read by Ron Butler

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Ron Butler's splendid performance is the reason you'll keep listening to this steamy romance. Sixteen-year-old Vashti Alcindor got pregnant and fled the judgmental town of Catalina Cove in disgrace. Sixteen years later, gorgeous Vashti returns to the place she loathes to settle her aunt's estate. Sawyer Grisham, the hunky town sheriff, gives her a speeding ticket, and the... Read More

MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND

MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND

by Christina Lauren | Read by Shayna Thibodeaux , Deacon Lee

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Shayna Thibodeaux and Deacon Lee make this audiobook shimmer with sexual sparks. Listeners will also laugh out loud at the story's corny jokes. Five modern-day college professors are about to try dating apps, but it may be too late for Millie and Reid. Thibodeaux portrays Millie, the smart, sarcastic sole female in the group, in a throaty voice and a tone that is... Read More

MY ONCE AND FUTURE DUKE

MY ONCE AND FUTURE DUKE The Wagers of Sin, Book 1

by Caroline Linden | Read by Beverly A. Crick

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Beverly A. Crick skillfully narrates the first in a new historical romance series. Shunned by her noble grandfather, Sophie survives through her skill with cards. The handsome Duke of Ware, who is not a gambler, can't take his eyes off her. He wagers a hefty sum on a bet with Sophie--so hefty that she can't refuse, even knowing what's at stake if she should lose: her... Read More

MY ONE AND ONLY DUKE

MY ONE AND ONLY DUKE Rogues to Riches, Book 1

by Grace Burrowes | Read by James Langton

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A wealthy condemned prisoner marries a destitute widow to provide her and her unborn child with a secure future. From this bleak beginning of this audiobook comes a delightful tale of unexpected love, artfully narrated by James Langton. When Quinn Wentworth is saved from the hangman's noose by a last-minute pardon, he gains a wife along with his freedom. The listener feels... Read More

NOT QUITE OVER YOU

NOT QUITE OVER YOU Happily Inc., Book 4

by Susan Mallery | Read by Tanya Eby

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tanya Eby gives the characters in Book 4 of the Happily Inc. series wonderful voices that reflect their personalities. Silver and Drew were once were high school sweethearts, and now their second fling is getting serious. Small-town businesswoman Silver is independent and dedicated to her work, and Eby provides her with a no-nonsense tone and an even cadence. Eby... Read More

NOT THE DUKE'S DARLING

NOT THE DUKE'S DARLING

by Elizabeth Hoyt | Read by Ashford McNab

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Ashford McNab's narration of Hoyt's romance novels is always a treat, and this story is no exception. Freya de Moray, the daughter of disgraced nobility, is also a Wise Woman who is working as a companion under an assumed name. At a country house party, Freya encounters Christopher Renshaw, Duke of Harlow, whom she blames for her family's downfall. McNab gives Freya a subtle... Read More

ONCE A SCOUNDREL

ONCE A SCOUNDREL Rogues Redeemed, Book 3

by Mary Jo Putney | Read by Beverley A. Crick

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Beverley A. Crick admirably juggles the three storylines that make up this historical romance set predominantly at sea. Charged with delivering a ransom for a young woman who would otherwise face life in a harem, Gabriel Hawkins is all too aware that the desire he feels for Lady Aurora Lawrence puts both of them in danger. Aurora has reservations as well, but, knowing... Read More

ONCE GHOSTED, TWICE SHY

ONCE GHOSTED, TWICE SHY A Reluctant Royals Novella

by Alyssa Cole | Read by Karen Chilton

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karen Chilton's high-spirited performance will have listeners rooting for Likotsi, a straitlaced, stylish royal aide, and Fabiola, an accountant with a flair for fashion, as the women give their whirlwind romance a second chance. Chilton's narration is brimming with chemistry, and her voice smoulders with a hint of raspiness. She brings out the bold yet distinct personalities... Read More

THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON

THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON A Bridgertons Prequel

by Julia Quinn | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Rosalyn Landor excels at narrating historical romances, and the story of Poppy Bridgerton and Captain Andrew is no exception. Poppy stumbles upon a smuggler's cave and gets kidnapped onto Andrew's ship, bound for Portugal. Unbeknownst to her, Andrew's brother is married to her cousin, and he is on a secret mission for the government. Landor's rich voice vividly... Read More

OUT OF BODY

OUT OF BODY

by Suzanne Brockmann | Read by Jason T. Gaffney, Kevin Held

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held's provide lively and funny vocal interpretations of this audio romance. The two narrators portray Malcolm and Henry, who secretly crush on each other. Mal is a hard-working editor given to speaking quickly with a slightly higher pitched voice than his BFF, Henry. Henry is a laid-back photographer, an absentminded kind of guy who is... Read More

PALE AS DEATH

PALE AS DEATH Krewe of Hunters, Book 25

by Heather Graham | Read by Luke Daniels

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The latest in the Krewe of Hunters series is a fantastic listen with an ending you won't see coming. Narrator Luke Daniels creates memorable characters among the living and the dead. LAPD Detective Sophie Manning finds herself in the middle of a grisly murder reminiscent of the infamous Black Dahlia case. As the investigation unfolds, everyone is a suspect--including the... Read More

THE PERFECT LOVER

THE PERFECT LOVER Cynster, Book 10

Earphones Award Winner

by Stephanie Laurens | Read by Simon Prebble

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Handing the narration of Stephanie Laurens's Cynster backlist to Simon Prebble ranks as a genius decision. Listeners will undoubtedly agree when they hear THE PERFECT LOVER. Prebble has created an auditory bubble bath for historical romance listeners. His smooth prose evokes Laurens's idyllic English countryside, the aristocratic maneuverings at a house party, and a murder... Read More

POSSESSION

POSSESSION Explicitly Yours, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Jessica Hawkins | Read by Christian Fox

518 Books, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Christian Fox brings a disquieting vibe to seduction on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. Waitress Lola and her boyfriend face a moral dilemma: Should they sell Lola--for one night--to wealthy investor Beau in order to buy their failing music bar? Lola's dead-end existence is given physical weight in Fox's weary narration. Through tone and pacing, he manages to build quiet... Read More

PRISONER OF NIGHT

PRISONER OF NIGHT The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 17

by J.R. Ward | Read by Jim Frangione

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jim Frangione once again draws listeners into J.R. Ward's paranormal world of vampires. Ahmare's brother has been taken captive by a sadistic vampire, and the only way for her to save him is to bring back what the vampire refers to as "his precious." To aid herself in the task, she teams up with Duran, who was held prisoner by the vampire for more than 20 years.... Read More

REBEL HARD

REBEL HARD Hard Play, Book 2

by Nalini Singh | Read by Justine O. Keef

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Justine O. Keef draws the listener into the Hindu culture in this contemporary romance between Nayna Sharma and Raj Sen. Nayna would like to have one romantic encounter before making her family happy by entering into an arranged marriage. After she kisses Raj at a party, she is introduced to him as a prospective husband. The characters are predominantly Hindu, and Keef... Read More

ROUGH EDGE

ROUGH EDGE The Edge, Book 1

by CD Reiss | Read by Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell

Flip City Media Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell tackle dramatic material, including PTSD and sexual violence within a military marriage. Greyson, an Army psychiatrist in Iraq, and Caden, a military surgeon there, meet as helicopters carrying battle victims descend. Both are pushed to their physical and psychological limits during the war. When they return home, Mitchell and Arden... Read More

ROYAL HEIR

ROYAL HEIR Westerly Billionaire, Book 3

by Ruth Cardello | Read by Teri Clark Linden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Despite an uneven delivery, narrator Teri Clark Linden ensures that this third Westerly Billionaire book is an engaging listening experience. When Rachelle Westerly accepts her movie-star brother's invitation to pay an extended visit, she never dreams she'll fall into the arms of a prince--that is, until Prince Magnus de Bartelbon of Vandorra steps in when she trips on her... Read More

SEDUCED BY A SCOT

SEDUCED BY A SCOT Highland Grooms, Book 6

by Julia London | Read by Derek Perkins

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Derek Perkins does justice to the characters in this historical romance with his range of Scots burrs. The story begins with two lost souls: the beautiful ward, Maura, and the intelligent self-made man, Nichol, who meet when he is hired to make another aristocratic problem disappear. Perkins's delivery of Maura's low and throaty alto voice reflects her educated,... Read More

SHADES OF WICKED

SHADES OF WICKED NIght Rebel, Book 1

by Jeaniene Frost | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In the first of a new spin-off of Frost's Night Huntress series, Tavia Gilbert's narration magically transports the listener to a modern-day world filled with vampires, demons, and other supernatural beings. Master vampire Ian teams up with an ancient vampire called the Law Guardian Veritas to break the demon Dagon's claim on his soul. Ian and Veritas hide their true selves... Read More

SNOWFALL ON LIGHTHOUSE LANE

SNOWFALL ON LIGHTHOUSE LANE Honeymoon Harbor, Book 3

by JoAnn Ross | Read by Ashley Klanac

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Ashley Klanac brings to life the romance between Aiden Mannion and Jolene Wells, who were high school sweethearts in Honeymoon Harbor in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, Aiden Mannion returns home to take over as the local sheriff after he's shot in the line of duty and his partner is killed. Jolene, a Hollywood makeup artist, also returns home to help her mother... Read More

SPECTRED ISLE

SPECTRED ISLE Green Men, Book 1

by KJ Charles | Read by Ruairi Carter

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Set in 1920s England, this supernatural audiobook comes with a dash of romance. Archaeologist Saul and arcanist Randolph find they keep crossing paths, much to the consternation and hopeful delight of both men. Narrator Ruairi Carter gives all the characters in this romance, the majority of whom are male, unique voices, making it easy for the listener to distinguish between... Read More

THEIR PERFECT MELODY

THEIR PERFECT MELODY Matched to Perfection, Book 3

by Priscilla Oliveras | Read by Carmen Vine

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Carmen Vine narrates a romance between an idealistic young woman and an earnest cop. Lilí Fernandez is a victim's advocate who also volunteers at a community center. Diego Reyes is a cop motivated by a past failure to make a difference in his neighborhood. Lilí is the youngest sister of three, and Vine perfectly captures her struggle to come into her own as an adult, rather... Read More

UNFIT TO PRINT

UNFIT TO PRINT

by KJ Charles | Read by Vikas Adam

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Vikas Adam treats listeners to a gritty historical romance that is one part reunited lovers and one part murder mystery. Bookseller Gil Lawless is a man used to being an outcast due to his mixed parentage. Then he encounters the one man he never thought to see again, lawyer Vikram Pandey, whom he knew as a boy and who is the only love he's ever known. Together, they... Read More

VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY

VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY Lavender Tides, Book 1

by Colleen Coble | Read by Devon O'Day

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In the small town of Lavender Tides, Shauna McDade, a grieving widow and pilot, gets swept up in a string of vicious murders. Narrator Devon O'Day's cool, steady performance moves at a moderate pace and is a perfect match for the Pacific Northwest town where danger lies at every turn. Shauna teams up with her late husband's best friend, Zach, to keep herself and her son safe... Read More

VINTAGE LOVE STORIES

VINTAGE LOVE STORIES

by Tanya Eby [Ed.], Kathryn Burns, Cassandra Campbell, Tony Healy, Jacob Strunk, Christina Thompson, K.E. White, Amanda R. Woomer, B.L. Aldrich | Read by Becca Balanger, Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber, Laura Jennings, Carol Monda, Tara Sands, Xe Sands, Mark Turetsky, J. Rodney Turner

Blunder Woman Productions | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In this audio story collection, the characters' relationships range from developing love to instant attraction. All but one of the stories is narrated by a single voice, while "Can't Get Used to Losing You" is performed by Mark Turetsky and Tara Sands, who alternate chapters. The mix of long and short stories is set in a time before email, the Internet, and cell phones. Each... Read More

WRONG TO NEED YOU

WRONG TO NEED YOU Forbidden Hearts, Book 2

by Alisha Rai | Read by Lucy Rivers, Jeremy York

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Lucy Rivers and Jeremy York narrate the second installment of a dramatic family tale. Sadia Ahmed is struggling to put her life back together after the death of her husband. Jackson Kane was accused of arson 10 years ago and was cleared but left town afterward. York does a good job conveying Jackson's seemingly blunt nature, while falling short at portraying Sadia's precise... Read More

WYOMING LEGEND

WYOMING LEGEND

by Diana Palmer | Read by Todd McLaren

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Todd McLaren brings listeners to a ranch in Wyoming. While recovering from an injury, world champion ice skater Karina Carter takes a job as nanny to wealthy Micah Torrance's 9-year-old daughter, Janey. McLaren brings the cast of characters to life using a variety of voices--from the German accent of the skating rink owner to the young tones of Janey and the strident... Read More

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