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AMERICAN DREAMER

AMERICAN DREAMER Dreamers, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Adriana Herrera | Read by Sean Crisden

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Sean Crisden wraps listeners in the warmth of food truck owner Nesto Vasquez, whose Dominican heritage inspires his delicious Afro-Caribbean food. Nesto parks his truck opposite the Ithaca Library and strikes immediate sparks with librarian Jude Fuller. Both men have to balance work priorities and family baggage before they get their sweet and steamy... Read More

BAND SINISTER

BAND SINISTER

Earphones Award Winner

by KJ Charles | Read by Cornell Collins

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Cornell Collins delivers a spirited narration of a charming love story. Siblings Guy and Amanda Frisby are living in the country in genteel poverty when an unexpected series of events leaves them at the mercy of their neighbor, Sir Philip Rookwood. Guy and Amanda have been chafing at the restrictions placed on them for many years, although in different ways. Collins perfectly... Read More

THE BEST OF US

THE BEST OF US Sullivan's Crossing, Book 4

by Robyn Carr | Read by Thérèse Plummer

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Thérèse Plummer masterfully handles the various points of view in this multigenerational story set in the small Colorado town of Sullivan's Crossing. Bar owner Rob Shandon comes into contact with Dr. Leigh Culver when his teenage son, Finn, cuts his hand. Romance sparks between the two. Leigh's older Aunt Helen comes for a visit, and Plummer gives her a mature voice.... Read More

CAN'T ESCAPE LOVE

CAN'T ESCAPE LOVE A Reluctant Royals Novella

by Alyssa Cole | Read by Karen Chilton

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Karen Chilton lends her gorgeous voice to another audiobook in Cole's Reluctant Royals series. Nerdy by nature, Regina turned her geekdom into a full-time enterprise--Girls With Glasses. But in doing so, she's developed insomnia. And there's only one thing that can help--the live streamed voice of puzzle-obsessed Gus. But Gus's love of puzzles has grown from a live... Read More

CLOSING THE DEAL

CLOSING THE DEAL Wicked Warrens, Book 2

by Marie Harte | Read by Emma Wilder

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Emma Wilder reflects realtor Sydney Fields's frustration with her dating life. She had one bad first date with builder Derrick Warren, who is desperate to continue the relationship. Wilder expresses his feelings well. Listeners will get a chuckle when Derrick's twin and his mother, both of whom are therapists, offer him advice. When the two do get back together, sparks... Read More

THE CONSPIRACY

THE CONSPIRACY

by Kat Martin | Read by Ryan Turner

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Ryan Turner ramps up the voices of the two Texans featured in this romance audiobook. Both of them have the firm voices of those used to being in charge. Chase runs a hotshot security company, while Harper is the driving force behind her upcoming clothing company, Elemental Chic. Turner has their commanding tones range from Chase's lower register to Harper's lighter,... Read More

DECEPTION

DECEPTION

by Selena Montgomery | Read by Simone Daye

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Simone Daye returns to narrate another romantic suspense audiobook written by Selena Montgomery, the pen name of Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. Professional gambler Fin Borders returns to her small Georgia town after many years away for the sole purpose of clearing her loving foster mother of murder charges. However, while she's there, she may lose the highest bid... Read More

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER The Ravenels Meet The Wallflowers

by Lisa Kleypas | Read by Mary Jane Wells

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The listener is immediately immersed in this historical romance featuring Phoebe, Lady Clare, and West Ravenel. Phoebe is a widow who travels to a family wedding, where she meets West, a reformed scoundrel who tormented her late husband when they were boys at school. Narrator Mary Jane Wells's rich voice lends itself to the story. West has matured and developed a wonderful... Read More

THE FEARLESS KING

THE FEARLESS KING

by Katee Robert | Read by Brooke Hayden

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Brooke Hayden gives voice to the second installment of the Kings series. The King siblings' world is turned upside down when their abusive father comes back to Houston to facilitate a hostile takeover of their company. Eldest sister Journey hopes, with business rival Frank Evans's assistance, to keep her father from destroying their family. Hayden's odd pronunciations... 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

THE GOOD ONES

THE GOOD ONES Happily Ever After, Book 1

by Jenn McKinlay | Read by Tara Sands

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tara Sands has listeners feeling Maisy Kelly's total surprise when the architect she's hired to turn her aunt's mansion into a romance bookstore shows up at her door. The last person she expected was sexy Ryder Copeland. Ryder looks like one of the cowboys in Tara's favorite romance, and Sands gives him the perfect Texas accent. For Ryder's teenage daughter, Sands... Read More

GOVERNESS GONE ROGUE

GOVERNESS GONE ROGUE Dear Lady Truelove, Book 3

by Laura Lee Guhrke | Read by Justine Eyre

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The listener feels immersed in late-nineteenth-century London as the twin 10-year-old sons of James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, seek a new wife for their widowed father. Narrator Justine Eyre gives the voices of the boys, who have driven off many nannies, a mischievous quality. Amanda Leighton knows she has the ability to tutor them and disguises herself as a man in order to... Read More

HATE NOTES

HATE NOTES

by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward | Read by Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lynn Barrington delights in Charlotte Darling's unconventional New York City romance. When Charlotte finds a passionate love note in a secondhand wedding dress made of pink feathers, she tracks down the man who wrote it--her new boss. Upscale real estate agent Reed Eastwood is portrayed by Sebastian York. For reasons unknown to Charlotte, Reed is now a cynical,... Read More

THE INFAMOUS DUCHESS

THE INFAMOUS DUCHESS Diamonds in the Rough, Book 4

by Sophie Barnes | Read by Carolyn Morris

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Carolyn Morris delivers high tension from the moment this story opens on the aftermath of a duel. Henry Lowell is brought to the hospital run by Viola Cartwright, Duchess of Tremaine, to have a bullet removed from his shoulder. Henry becomes intrigued with Viola, who is reluctant to become involved with anyone, given the scandal of her marriage to the elderly Duke of... Read More

IRISH CROWN

IRISH CROWN

by Nashoda Rose | Read by Justine Eyre, Tim Gerard Reynolds

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Seasoned narrators Justine Eyre and Tim Gerard Reynolds give voice to the story of Toronto nurse Eva and Irish bad boy Deaglan. When Eva is caught up in danger relating to Deaglan's past, their one-night stand turns into much more. Eyre, who reads the majority of the story, gives a high-energy performance and handily distinguishes between multiple characters. However, her... Read More

JUDD'S VOW

JUDD'S VOW

by Kaylie Newell | Read by Rebecca Gibel

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Savannah Casteele's young son, Wyatt, needs an operation to fix his cleft palate, and narrator Rebecca Gibel has the listener experiencing her worry. Pilot Judd Harlow volunteers to fly Savannah and Wyatt from Montana to Chicago for the surgery. Judd has returned home to help his brothers raise their teenage sister, Maddie. Gibel delivers a youthful voice for Wyatt and runs the... 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

THE MAGNOLIA INN

THE MAGNOLIA INN

by Carolyn Brown | Read by Brittany Pressley

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Brittany Pressley delivers a sensitive portrayal of two people struggling to get beyond difficulties in their pasts. Tucker and Jolene are in need of as much renovation as the East Texas inn they share ownership of. Tucker is still reeling from the death of his soul mate, and Jolene is mired in guilt and grief after the overdose death of her mother. Pressley employs a... Read More

THE MATCHMAKER'S LIST

THE MATCHMAKER'S LIST

by Sonya Lalli | Read by Soneela Nankani

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Soneela Nankani builds from a slow start in this textured story of Indian-Canadian matchmaking in Toronto. Raina Anand, who is nearly 30, submits to her grandmother Nani's matchmaking efforts until she finally rebels, taking the drastic step of pretending to be gay. In the first half of the story, Nankani's pacing is slow, and Raina and Nani's dating comments aren't... Read More

NIGHTCHASER

NIGHTCHASER

by Amanda Bouchet | Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Susan Bennett narrates a sci-fi romance set in a world teetering on the brink of galactic rebellion. Tess Bailey and her crew are out of luck, out of fuel, and on the run. Shade Ganavan has supplies and connections, but is he trustworthy? Bennett perfectly captures the uncertainty and worry that plague Tess, especially when it comes to the safety of those she cares about. Tess... 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

ONCE UPON A PRINCESS

ONCE UPON A PRINCESS

Earphones Award Winner

by Clare Lydon, Harper Bliss | Read by Fleur Strange

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Two authors create a compulsively listenable royal romance, wonderfully wrought by Fleur Strange's nuanced narration. In an age of smartphones and social media, British Princess Olivia, aka Charlie, manages an incognito country retreat. While reconciling herself to an arranged engagement, an improbable connection develops between her and Rosie, a small-town cafe owner in... Read More

PLAYING FOR KEEPS

PLAYING FOR KEEPS Heartbreaker Bay, Book 7

by Jill Shalvis | Read by Vivienne Leheny

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A cast of characters, including a three-legged dog named Lollipop, comes alive for the listener in this contemporary romance set in San Francisco. Wealthy Caleb Parker and a tattoo artist named Sadie rescue a dog and decide to "co-parent" her. Narrator Vivienne Leheny has the listener vividly picturing the dog working its way into the hearts of the pair. Leheny gives each... 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

THE SAVIOR

THE SAVIOR The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Book 17

by J.R. Ward | Read by Jim Frangione

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jim Frangione keeps the vampire magic going with Murhder's story. Estranged from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Murhder's vain attempts to rescue vampires from human experimentation fall short until he meets Dr. Sarah Watkins, who has the same goal. Amid a large cast of characters and shifting storylines, Frangione focuses attention on Murhder as an empathetic hero who... Read More

SPRINGTIME AT HOPE COTTAGE

SPRINGTIME AT HOPE COTTAGE Sweetwater Springs, Book 2

by Annie Rains | Read by Michelle Ferguson, Aaron Abano

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Michelle Ferguson and Aaron Abano split the narration of this audiobook romance. New York magazine writer Josie Kellum is visiting a friend's B&B when she falls, injuring her knee and landing in the care of physical therapist Tucker Locklear. Ferguson takes the parts that are predominately from Josie's point of view, and Abano takes on Tucker's. Ferguson, the stronger of the... 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

THREE LITTLE WORDS

THREE LITTLE WORDS

by Jenny Holiday | Read by Angéle Masters

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Angéle Masters perfectly portrays model Gia Gallo, who has been tasked with bringing her close friend's wedding dress to Florida, where the ceremony is being held. But now she--and the dress--are trapped at an airport by a blizzard. Gia has a strong personality, and Masters gives her the right tone, especially when voicing her frustration at one canceled flight after... Read More

THE TROUBLE WITH TRUE LOVE

THE TROUBLE WITH TRUE LOVE Dear Lady Truelove, Book 2

by Laura Lee Guhrke | Read by Justine Eyre

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Justine Eyre's stellar narration brings freshness to the familiar story of a wallflower and a rogue. Shy Clara, who is temporarily running her family's newspaper while her siblings are otherwise occupied, overhears an infamous rake advising a friend on how to dodge a marriage-minded woman. Incensed, she prints the conversation in the paper's advice column as a cautionary tale.... Read More

AN UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM

AN UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM

by Alyssa Cole | Read by Karen Chilton

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karen Chilton narrates a powerful story about freedom, choice, and responsibility during the Civil War. Daniel Cumberland and Janeta Sanchez have been paired up and sent on a mission for the Loyal League--a secret group of black spies. Neither is happy with the arrangement. Chilton captures Daniel's struggles after his experience with abduction into slavery: He is a broken man... Read More

THE WRONG HIGHLANDER

THE WRONG HIGHLANDER Highland Brides, Book 7

by Lynsay Sands | Read by Gary Furlong

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The seventh volume in the Highland Brides series, narrated by Gary Furlong, is a tale of mistaken identity. When Lady Evina inaccurately takes Conran for his brother Rory, a skilled healer, she is thinking only about healing her father--not marriage. Luckily, Conran has enough skills to save the laird. Does he have enough to protect the independent Evina from a murderous... Read More

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