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AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS

AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS Dreamers, Book 4

by Adriana Herrera | Read by Sean Crisden

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Sean Crisden returns in this sweet and salty installment in the Dreamers series. Priscilla Gutierrez and Juan Pablo Campos have had an on-again/off-again romance since they were teens, but, despite their explosive chemistry, they've never managed a lasting relationship. With some inspiration from a friend's wedding, however, they realize that their lives might finally... Read More

THE BACHELOR

THE BACHELOR Duke Dynasty, Book 2

by Sabrina Jeffries | Read by Beverley A. Crick

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Beverley Crick's voice sweeps the listener back to the time of Regency England in this romance. Injured war hero Joshua Wolfe interrupts a former lover's blackmail attempt of Lady Gwyn Drake. Crick gives the villain a menacing voice as he threatens Lady Gwyn. Lady Gwyn's brother, the Duke of Thornstock, hires Joshua to act as her bodyguard during her London debut.... Read More

BEACH READ

BEACH READ

Earphones Award Winner

by Emily Henry | Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Julia Whelan inhabits the first-person point of view of January Andrews, a bestselling romance writer who was a hopeless romantic until her father died and she learned of his mistress. Listeners share January's despair as she faces a summer of failing to write her next romance novel while packing up her father's secret beach house. She's dismayed to discover that her... Read More

BETTER THAN SEXY

BETTER THAN SEXY Sexy, Book 3

by Carly Phillips | Read by Angela Dawe

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

This is a powerful story of passion and sorrow, and narrator Angela Dawe has listeners feeling all the emotion. Club owner Landon Bennett is looking for a new musical act when he finds singer Vivienne Clark. An instant attraction ignites, and Dawe uses her voice effectively to depict it. But Landon lost his twin brother in a hazing stunt, and, unbeknownst to him, Vivienne's... Read More

BLUE-EYED DEVIL

BLUE-EYED DEVIL Travis, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Lisa Kleypas | Read by Brittany Pressley

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Brittany Pressley delivers an A-plus performance of Kleypas's beloved Texas romance. Pressley introduces Haven Travis, daughter of an oil magnate, with a lilting drawl whose musical notes ring melodiously. Her declarative delivery packs an aural punch as Haven faces and later escapes a horrifically abusive husband. Hearing the menace that Haven's husband, Nick, exudes... Read More

ENCHANTED

ENCHANTED The Accidental Billionaires Series, Book 4

by J. S. Scott | Read by Elizabeth Powers

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Elizabeth Powers fully engages the listener's emotions right from the beginning of this audiobook as teenager Noah Sinclair sits by his dying mother's bedside, promising to care for his younger siblings. Fast-forward years and despite having recently inherited billions, Noah is a workaholic. In an effort to mitigate this, his siblings send him on vacation to Cancun... Read More

THE FIFTH AVENUE STORY SOCIETY

THE FIFTH AVENUE STORY SOCIETY

by Rachel Hauck | Read by Lisa Larsen

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lisa Larsen captures the wonder of five strangers in New York City who receive mysterious invitations to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, held in an upscale library. Coral's elegant diction masks a painful broken engagement. Lexa's bold tones reflect her corporate ambitions. Ed is both a courtly retiree and a grieving widower. Chuck sports a noticeable New York accent... Read More

FINDING HIM

FINDING HIM Covet, Book 2

by Rachel Van Dyken | Read by CJ Bloom, Brian Pallino

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Two emotionally battered people find each other when they end up snowbound in a cabin in Vermont. CJ Bloom and Brian Pallino narrate. Keaton Westbrook lost her fiancé to cancer and has promised to write their love story. Julian is dealing with waking from a coma and learning he has lost his fiancée to his twin brother. Bloom's and Pallino's voices blend so well that the... Read More

FIRST COMES SCANDAL

FIRST COMES SCANDAL The Rokesbys, Book 4

by Julia Quinn | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners find themselves in England during the late 1700s in this entertaining romance narrated by Rosalyn Landor. Nicholas Rokesby finds himself called home from medical school to marry friend and neighbor Georgiana Bridgerton, who has found her reputation ruined through no fault of her own. Landor's dry tones will have listeners chuckling over the antics of the two butlers... Read More

FORBIDDEN PROMISES

FORBIDDEN PROMISES Jackson Falls, Book 1

by Synithia Williams | Read by Adenrele Ojo

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Adenrele Ojo's use of a Southern accent adds ambiance to this romance in which family ties are everything. India has planned a quick visit with her family before moving to L.A. to play violin professionally. But when she gets sucked into her brother's bid for the Senate while working alongside her sister's ex, Travis, she suddenly has to deal with both her demanding... Read More

THE FRIENDSHIP LIST

THE FRIENDSHIP LIST

by Susan Mallery | Read by Tanya Eby

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Tanya Eby narrates this story of friendship and growth, set in the Pacific Northwest. Single mother Ellen Fox and her best friend, widow Unity Leandre, need to be pushed out of their comfort zones, so they set up a series of challenges for each other. Eby provides subtle differences between the women, allowing the listener to easily follow who is speaking. Ellen has a longtime... Read More

GIRL GONE VIRAL

GIRL GONE VIRAL

by Alisha Rai | Read by Summer Morton, Brian Pallino

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Summer Morton and Brian Pallino narrate a surprisingly sweet bodyguard romance. After unwittingly going viral, thanks to a clever hashtag, Katrina King needs to leave town. Bodyguard Jas Singh offers his family's peach farm as an escape. Both Katrina and Jas have experienced trauma in their pasts, and Morton and Pallino are adept at teasing out its aftereffects. Katrina has... Read More

GRAYSON SHERBROOKE'S OTHERWORLDLY ADVENTURES COLLECTION

GRAYSON SHERBROOKE'S OTHERWORLDLY ADVENTURES COLLECTION Books 1-3

by Catherine Coulter | Read by Anne Flosnik

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Anne Flosnik's textured narration of Coulter's short gothic tales plays up their weird elements. Flosnik uses a deep, breathy masculine voice for protagonist Grayson Sherbrooke, writer of paranormal tales in the 1840s. Sherbrooke solves three supernatural mysteries involving ghosts, demons, and mummies. Flosnik's voice seems made for this eerie British spectacle. She delineates... Read More

HERS TO TAME

HERS TO TAME NOLA Knights, Book 2

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator John Lane has the listener feeling the sultry heat as romance blossoms in New Orleans between Russian mobster Kir Vasilek and reporter Cassie McClintock. Kir needs Cassie's with investigating the murder of one of his soldiers. When Cassie is targeted, Kir's protective instincts kick in, and Lane deepens his voice to express his devotion. Lane's Russian accent is... Read More

HIDEAWAY

by Nora Roberts | Read by January LaVoy

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator January LaVoy brings a richly layered performance to a story about a Hollywood kidnapping. At age 10, Caitlyn Sullivan is taken from her family home. She escapes and seeks refuge at a local farm, where she is found by Dillon Cooper. As the story takes Caitlyn and Dillon from childhood to their teen years and to adulthood, LaVoy successfully transitions her voice,... Read More

HIS SECRET MISTRESS

HIS SECRET MISTRESS A Logical Man's Guide to Dangerous Women, Book 1

by Cathy Maxwell | Read by Justine Eyre

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Justine Eyre's spirited reading is as lively as Kate Addison's theater company, which is stuck in her former lover Brandon Balfour's quirky British village. While Kate keeps Brandon's mooncalf nephew at arm's length, the village looks on as the couple reignites their romance. Eyre sets a brisk pace that keeps listeners' attention and is attentive to Maxwell's sense of the... Read More

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD

HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD Crescent City, Book 1

by Sarah J. Maas | Read by Elizabeth Evans

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Elizabeth Evans puts listeners through the wringer with her deeply emotional portrayal of a complicated heroine who's lost her best friend. Despite some misgivings, party girl Bryce Quinlan teams up with fallen angel Hunt Athalar when a string of attacks matching the way her best friend was killed sweeps the city. Bryce works with Hunt, but she doesn't have to like it.... Read More

HOUSE RULES

HOUSE RULES Uptown, Book 3

by Ruby Lang | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Emily Woo Zeller narrates a second-chance romance between exes who are struggling in the cutthroat New York City housing market. Seventeen years ago, Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kuo were married, but it didn't work out. Now they're roommates--with no benefits. Zeller deftly captures how utterly weary they are to be dealing with precarious housing situations, despite being respected... Read More

IF I NEVER MET YOU

IF I NEVER MET YOU

by Mhairi McFarlane | Read by Sara Novak

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

This endearing love story demonstrates narrator Sarah Novak's flexibility with emotions. Laurie is in her prime, with everything going as planned until her partner of 18 years, Dan, abruptly leaves her. Novak helps listeners feel Laurie's shock and pain, as well as Dan's cowardice, by deftly adjusting her intensity. After Laurie gets stuck in an elevator with her law firm's... Read More

JUST ONE YEAR

JUST ONE YEAR

by Penelope Ward | Read by Andi Arndt, Shane East

Penelope Ward Books, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Andi Arndt and Shane East lay on the angst in Teagan and Caleb's college romance in Boston. Teagan's family offers board to British exchange student Caleb. A rocky start evolves into love as they bond over childhood traumas. Arndt delivers Teagan's observations in a well-modulated voice with a tone of humor while also playing up her defensiveness. For Caleb, Arndt... Read More

LOVE ON BEACH AVENUE

LOVE ON BEACH AVENUE The Sunshine Sisters, Book 1

by Jennifer Probst | Read by Samantha Brentmoor, Brian Pallino

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Samantha Brentmoor and Brian Pallino provide the perfect blend of voices as romance blooms between Avery Sunshine and Carter Ross on the Jersey Shore. Carter's sister is getting married and hires Avery's bridal firm to coordinate the wedding. At first, Carter drives Avery crazy with his attempts to help with the planning, but slowly the attraction between them grows.... Read More

MOST ARDENTLY

MOST ARDENTLY

by Susan Mesler-Evans | Read by Chandra Skyye

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE gets a contemporary reboot in this audio romance. When responsible, cash-strapped Elisa Benitez meets prickly heiress Darcy Fitzgerald in a community college literature class, it's annoyance at first sight--but as fans of the story know, first impressions can be deceiving. Listeners who enjoyed Austen's leisurely pacing will relish narrator Chandra Skyye's... Read More

MY WAY TO YOU

MY WAY TO YOU Creek Canyon, Book 1

by Catherine Bybee | Read by Ariela Crow

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Ariela Crow narrates the first in a new contemporary romance series. After a wildfire hits her secluded California neighborhood, Parker worries about mudslides causing catastrophic damage to her family's property. As a public works supervisor, Colin is tasked with overseeing the area to keep everyone safe from further disaster. Crow's performance captures the personalities of... Read More

THE NEW NORMAL

THE NEW NORMAL

by Tracy Brogan | Read by Amy McFadden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

With wry empathy, narrator Amy McFadden walks listeners through the pain of Carli Lancaster's divorce and the romance she finds with neighbor and fellow divorcé Ben Chase. McFadden clearly conveys their mental anguish without making either character sound self-pitying. Carli's voice invites listener commiseration, while Ben's is deeper and friendly. McFadden even uses a subtle... Read More

ON THE CORNER OF HOPE AND MAIN

ON THE CORNER OF HOPE AND MAIN Blessings, Book 10

by Beverly Jenkins | Read by Lynnette R. Freeman

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Lynnette R. Freeman narrates a soapy saga of life in Henry Adams, Kansas, where the only thing bigger than the drama is the hearts of the townsfolk. Freeman has a large cast of characters to work with, and standouts include her portrayals of Bernadine Brown, Reverend Paula, and Sheila Payne: Freeman reflects the confidence of Bernadine, who is coming into her own as the owner... Read More

PREM NUMBERS & TIKKA CHANCE ON ME

PREM NUMBERS & TIKKA CHANCE ON ME

by Suleikha Snyder | Read by Nina Archer

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Nina Archer narrates a collection of sexy short stories that celebrate women of color. Standouts include "Tangled Up In You," a powerful reimagining of two members of a popular superhero franchise; "A Sorta Fairytale," a twist on the ever-popular cupcake bakery conceit; and "Tikka Chance On Me," a surprisingly charming biker romance. Archer is clearly familiar with narrating... Read More

THE SINNER

THE SINNER The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 18

by J.R. Ward | Read by Jim Frangione

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Set in a world in which vampires are living unbeknownst to humans, this action-packed story starts at full throttle. Narrator Jim Frangione quickly draws listeners into the action. When Syn, a vampire, encounters Jo, a reporter, he feels an immediate bond with her. But she is unaware of her status as a half-breed vampire. Frangione gives Syn a deep, powerful voice that suggests... Read More

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

by Meryl Wilsner | Read by Jorjeana Marie, Xe Sands

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Jorjeana Marie and Xe Sands's dual narration beautifully highlights the two points of view in this slow-burn romance. Emma is the world's best assistant to her boss, Jo, a Chinese-American woman who went from child star to writer and producer. When Emma and Jo are photographed laughing together on the red carpet, rumors about an affair spread like wildfire. Marie's youthful... Read More

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

by Fern Michaels | Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Susan Bennett's deliberate pacing, combined with her solid acting skills, provides for an enjoyable Christmas offering. When her grandmother's will requires that Joy Preston take over Nana's B&B, Heart and Soul, in order to inherit it, Joy must choose between her successful career in the city or relocating to her small, quaint hometown and being closer to family. When... Read More

SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY

SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY

by Robyn Carr | Read by Therese Plummer

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Therese Plummer tells the story of two sisters, Adele and Justine, and how they grow and come to understand each other as adults. Adele has spent the last eight years taking care of their invalid mother, while Justine practices law and is the married mother of two daughters. With 20 years between the sisters, Justine has a more mature voice. As Adele comes into her own... Read More

TO HAVE AND TO HOAX

TO HAVE AND TO HOAX

by Martha Waters | Read by Anais Inara Chase, Joel Froomkin

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Anais Chase and Joel Froomkin enliven a prank-riddled historical romance with snarky energy that listeners will enjoy. Violet and James have been married for five years, four of them spent apart after a fight that resulted in an estranged relationship. But now their feelings have changed, and they fake injuries, illnesses, and affairs in order to get each other's... Read More

TUCKER

TUCKER Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, Book 2

by Emily March | Read by Amy Landon

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Amy Landon takes the listener deep into the heart of Texas with her subtle Texas twang. Veteran Tucker McBride first encounters Gillian Thacker, owner of a bridal shop, after her car breaks down on a dusty road outside a town named Redemption. Gillian is going through rocky times with her fiancé, and Landon voices her turmoil as her engagement ends. Landon aptly brings... Read More

UNDERCOVER BROMANCE

UNDERCOVER BROMANCE Bromance Book Club, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Lyssa Kay Adams | Read by Andrew Eiden

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Gear up for a fabulous romantic comedy with returning narrator Andrew Eiden. Braden Mack, founder of the men's romance book club in Nashville, gets dumped and gets his friend's sister-in-law, Liv, fired in a single evening. He then desperately tries to make it up to Liv by joining her on a quest to expose her ex-boss as a sexual predator. Eiden's gruff voice adds humorous... Read More

WICKED BITE

WICKED BITE Night Rebel, Book 2

by Jeaniene Frost | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Tavia Gilbert narrates the second installment of the Night Rebel series. Although she is a vampire Law Guardian, Veritas is traveling the world on her own secret and dangerous mission. Master vampire playboy Ian may have a case of amnesia, but he is certain of one thing: Veritas is his wife. Gilbert's spirited performance captures the heat between Veritas and Ian and further... Read More

THE WRITE ESCAPE

THE WRITE ESCAPE

by Charish Reid | Read by Shari Peele

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A few days before her wedding, Antonia Harper discovers her fiancé has been cheating, and on the same day she's laid off from her job as a literary editor. Narrator Shari Peele jumps into her performance, complete with Antonia's Chicago accent. Antonia decides to take her honeymoon trip to Tully Cross in rural Ireland to finish her neglected novel. There she meets literature... Read More

YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER

YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER

by Sarah Hogle | Read by Taylor Meskimen

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Taylor Meskimen skillfully narrates this lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance between 20-somethings Naomi and Nicholas. Meskimen crafts nuanced character portraits of the pair as their relationship evolves from infatuation to a possible breakup and, finally, to a supportive and loving partnership. Meskimen expresses the longing for intimacy that underpins Naomi's vibrant but... Read More

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