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13 DATES

13 DATES

by Matt Dunn | Read by James Langton

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

This performance by James Langton is a gift to all listeners who seek a wholesome, fun, and humorous narration. Socially awkward Noah meets the quirky yet romantically apathetic Angel at a coffee shop due to a mix-up, and after Noah is told by a friend that it only takes 13 dates to fall in love with someone, he decides to pursue this theory with Angel. As expected, most of... Read More

AN AFFAIR WITH A NOTORIOUS HEIRESS

AN AFFAIR WITH A NOTORIOUS HEIRESS Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Book 4

by Lorraine Heath | Read by Helen Lloyd, Antony Ferguson

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The beautiful and notorious American divorceé Lady Mathilda Lansdowne, while chaperoning her husband-hunting younger sister, must determine if the prime candidate, handsome Lord Alistair Mabry, the Marquess of Rexton, is the perfect choice, maybe too perfect to be true. Narrator Helen Lloyd's tantalizingly breathy voice expertly showcases "Tilly" and just as effectively assumes... Read More

AFTER THE DARK

AFTER THE DARK Killer Instinct, Book 1

by Cynthia Eden | Read by Summer Morton

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Using slight vocal differences for each of the characters, narrator Summer Morton slowly and effectively reels out this suspenseful story of FBI profiler Samantha Dark. When a case goes seriously wrong, Dark goes into hiding in a small Alabama town. But a serial killer is on the loose, and Samantha is not as safe as she thinks--from him and perhaps from someone who admires his... Read More

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL The Billionaire Builders, Book 3

by Jennifer Probst | Read by Madeleine Maby, Sebastian York

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Madeleine Maby and Sebastian York share the narration of the rekindling romance between Sydney Greene and Tristan Pierce. Sydney, who works for Tristan's family's building firm, has loved him for most of her life. But she's been keeping a secret from Tristan. The parts of the book that are primarily from Sydney's point of view are voiced by Maby, and Tristan's is voiced by... Read More

AS RICH AS A ROGUE

AS RICH AS A ROGUE Rakes and Rogues, Book 3

by Jade Lee | Read by Elizabeth Bidwell

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Elizabeth Bidwell makes her audiobook debut in a story featuring willful ladies, dashing gentlemen, and unruly parakeets. Six years ago, Lord Whitly unintentionally saddled Mari Powel with the nickname "Wayward Welsh," and she has resented him ever since. Bidwell's stage experience stands her in good stead as she voices characters from a variety of backgrounds. A... Read More

BUNS

BUNS Hudson Valley, Book 3

by Alice Clayton | Read by Elizabeth Louise, Jason Carpenter

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Elizabeth Louise narrates the third book in the Hudson Valley series, with Jason Carpenter narrating the epilogue. Clara Morgan works for a boutique firm that specializes in revitalizing struggling hotels. Archie Bryant, the proprietor of Bryant Mountain House, is certain his establishment needs no improvements. While the tension between the two is reflected in the dialogue,... Read More

CLAIM & PROTECT

CLAIM & PROTECT Men of Haven, Book 3

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The sexy timbre of narrator John Lane's voice immediately draws the listener into the romance of Trevor Raines and Natalie Jordan. Natalie works as a waitress in Trevor's bar. She is being harassed by her ex-husband, which raises Trevor's protective instincts. Trevor has a group of friends whom Lane expertly voices, giving special attention to Axel's Scottish brogue. Listeners... Read More

DATING YOU/ HATING YOU

DATING YOU/ HATING YOU

by Christina Lauren | Read by Shayna Thibodeaux, Deacon Lee

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The first stand-alone novel by Christina Lauren is narrated by Shayna Thibodeaux and Deacon Lee, and is an utter delight. When two major LA talent agencies merge, Evie Abbey and Carter Aaron are suddenly competing for the same job--which is a problem, as they've just started (sort of) dating. Can they set their feelings aside in favor of their careers? Thibodeaux and Lee are... Read More

THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS

THE DAY OF THE DUCHESS Scandal & Scoundrel, Book 3

by Sarah MacLean | Read by Justine Eyre

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

This is the third audiobook in the Scandal & Scoundrel series, the previous two were also narrated by Justine Eyre. Protagonists Sera and Haven's marriage fell apart in spectacular fashion in Book 2, and getting them back together after such a rough breakup is difficult to sell. In particular, the device for reuniting them--Sera must find Haven a new wife before he will grant... Read More

DEVIL'S CUT

DEVIL'S CUT Bourbon Kings, Book 3

by J.R. Ward | Read by Alexander Cendese

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Concluding the Bourbon Kings trilogy, narrator Alexander Cendese immediately draws the listener into the Kentucky setting. Lane Baldwine is left to try to save his family's bourbon empire after his older brother confesses to their father's murder. Lane is convinced his brother is covering for someone else. Cendese does a fine job with the male voices, using a smooth Southern... Read More

THE ENGLISH DUKE

THE ENGLISH DUKE The Duke Trilogy, Book 2

by Karen Ranney | Read by Tim Campbell

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Martha York has never met Jordan Hamilton, Duke of Roth, but he fascinates her through the brilliant letters he once wrote her father. When Martha arrives at Jordan's estate to help him with an invention prototype, will she be able to capture his heart as well as his mind? Narrator Tim Campbell's emphasis seems more on style than emotion, and while he captures the upper-class... Read More

FAIR, BRIGHT, AND TERRIBLE

FAIR, BRIGHT, AND TERRIBLE Welsh Blades, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Elizabeth Kingston | Read by Nicholas Boulton

Hedgehog Inc Productions | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Nicholas Boulton's imposing presence lends authority to the scheming heroine of this historical novel. Facing the utter collapse of Wales, which has fallen to the English, Eluned accepts an arranged marriage in order to avenge her late husband's death by killing the man most responsible for it. But she soon discovers that her fiancé is an old flame. Boulton commands... Read More

FOREVER A HERO

FOREVER A HERO Carsons of Mustang Creek, Book 3

by Linda Lael Miller | Read by Jack Garrett

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jack Garrett's soft drawl sets the perfect tone for a story set in Wyoming ranch country. The Carsons are a ranching family, but youngest son Mace's passion is wine-making. A corporation is interested in his small winery and sends exec Kelly Wright to woo him, but before she can, she's in a harrowing car crash. Luckily for her, Mace is driving by at the right moment... Read More

THE FORTUNE TELLER

THE FORTUNE TELLER

by Gwendolyn Womack | Read by Lisa Flanagan, Robin Miles

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Lisa Flanagan and Robin Miles are a perfect match for this romantic thriller about an appraiser of ancient text, Semele, who finds herself exploring her familial connection to a specific assignment she has been given. The back-and-forth between the narrators illuminates the two worlds in this novel--a colliding past and present that unfold in Semele's discoveries.... Read More

FROM DUKE TILL DAWN

FROM DUKE TILL DAWN London Underground, Book 1

by Eva Leigh | Read by Faye Adele

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The characters in Eva Leigh's first London Underground novel span nearly the entire range of London's social population--from the highest of the aristocracy to the lowest of the criminal underclasses. Narrator Faye Adele voices them all flawlessly. Cassandra Blake has spent almost her entire life as a con artist, so when her current business partner leaves her holding the bag... Read More

THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND

THE GIRL WITH THE MAKE-BELIEVE HUSBAND A Bridgertons Prequel

by Julia Quinn | Read by Rosalyn Landor

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners get a charming backstory for the popular Bridgertons series. Arriving at a British hospital while searching for her injured brother in New York during the Revolutionary War, Cecilia Harcourt finds her brother's friend, Edward Rokesby, who is also injured. In order to take care of Edward, she lies and says he and she are married. Narrator Rosalyn Landor sweeps the... Read More

HATE TO WANT YOU

HATE TO WANT YOU Forbidden Hearts, Book 1

by Alisha Rai | Read by Summer Morton, Jeremy York

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

multigenerational family drama of painful betrayal and dark desire. Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler were high school sweethearts, but her father and his mother died together under mysterious circumstances, shattering Livvy's and Nicholas's perfect world. More than a decade later, Livvy finally returns home, but nothing has been resolved. Morton excels at balancing Livvy's... Read More

THE HIDEAWAY

THE HIDEAWAY

by Lauren K. Denton | Read by Karthi Masters

Thomas Nelson Publishers | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karthi Masters narrates this satisfying story of love and family. Listeners will travel on a journey of self-discovery with Sara Jenkins and her grandmother, Margaret van Buren, a.k.a. Mags. Sara's return to her hometown of Sweet Bay, Alabama, for the reading of Mags's will turns bittersweet when her inheritance of Mags's inn and its residents upends her life in unexpected... Read More

THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER

THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER Lords of the Highlands, Book 2

by Amy Jarecki | Read by Penelope Hardy

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Penelope Hardy lives up to the challenge of this sweeping romance. Lady Magdalen Keith and Navy Lieutenant Aiden Murray shared a single unforgettable kiss at a masquerade ball, convinced that they would never meet again. But when Aiden learns that the woman he can't forget is embroiled in a royal conspiracy, he vows to find her once more. reveling in both the humor of... Read More

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INSERT GROOM HERE Unconventional Brides, Book 1

by K.M. Jackson | Read by Diana Luke

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Diana Luke narrates the first Unconventional Brides novel with charm and humor, making its delightful story premise even better. Eva Ward has been humiliated on national TV, dumped by her fiancé. To make matters worse, she insists she can continue without him and in two months' time find another husband-to-be and still have the wedding she and her first fiancé won. Luke is... Read More

JANE OF AUSTIN

JANE OF AUSTIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Hillary Manton Lodge | Read by Kate Handford

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Kate Handford will win listeners over with this sweet and charming performance. Jane of Austin is a contemporary retelling of the classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Jane and her two sisters, Ceila, recovering from heartbreak, and Margot, still in school, move their business and lives to Austin, Texas, from their home in California after their shop is bought out. The... Read More

KISS MY BOOTS

KISS MY BOOTS Coming Home. Book 2

by Harper Sloan | Read by Jason Carpenter, Elizabeth Louise

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Elizabeth Louise and Jason Carpenter narrate the second installment of the Coming Home series with elegant proficiency. Quinn Davis lives a quiet life with two overprotective brothers in a small town. Well, quiet until Tate Montgomery comes back nine years after leaving her brokenhearted. Sloan's beautiful writing and the dual narration bring this romance of second chances to... Read More

MAKING IT RIGHT

MAKING IT RIGHT Most Likely To, Book 3

by Catherine Bybee | Read by Cristina Panfilio

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

This is a "wow" audio experience. Narrator Cristina Panfilio perfectly captures sexy, smart-mouthed bad girl Jo Ward, who becomes sheriff in the small town of River Bend. Her father had worn the badge before he died under unusual circumstances. Years later, when Jo is questioning her life, she meets sexy Gil Clausen, an instructor at a police training facility. While the... Read More

NO ONE BUT YOU

NO ONE BUT YOU Silver Springs, Book 2

by Brenda Novak | Read by Veronica Worthington

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Struggling to support herself and her young son, Sadie Harris takes on a job for Dawson Reed, a man just acquitted of killing his parents. Narrator Veronica Worthington expresses Sadie's desperation to get away from her abusive ex-husband. Worthington also brings out Dawson's anguish over his parents' murder as he tries to restore the family farm in order to bring his... Read More

THE PLEASURES OF PASSION

THE PLEASURES OF PASSION Sinful Suitors, Book 4

by Sabrina Jefferies | Read by Justine Eyre

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Justine Eyre unfolds the shared past of Niall Lindsey, Earl of Margrave, and widow Brilliana Trevor. Niall fled England years ago after killing a man in a duel, and he asked Brilliana to join him in flight. She refused, but now they're thrust back together. Eyre effectively expresses Brilliana's and Niall's suspicions of each other. She also does an excellent job with... Read More

RED CLOVER INN

RED CLOVER INN Swift River Valley, Book 7

by Carla Neggers | Read by Susan Boyce

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The most recent installment of the Swift River Valley series, once again narrated by Susan Boyce, focuses on marine archaeologist Charlotte Bennett and Diplomatic Security Service agent Greg Rawlings. After meeting at a wedding overseas, Charlotte and Greg find themselves house-sitting at the Red Clover Inn in Massachusetts while Charlotte's cousin is on her honeymoon.... Read More

RED WOLF

RED WOLF Shifters Unbound, Book 10

by Jennifer Ashley | Read by Cris Dukehart

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Cris Dukehart balances the courtship and adventures of leopard-shifter Jaycee Bordeaux and her tracker teammate, lupine-shifter Dimitri. Together, the shape-shifters investigate a renegade group in New Orleans whose leader is a bear-shifter named Brice. Dukehart's fluid voice moves as smoothly as cascading water with an appealing pitch and tone. She's especially... Read More

SECRETS IN SUMMER

SECRETS IN SUMMER

by Nancy Thayer | Read by Amy McFadden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Amy McFadden narrates a fun summer romance set on seemingly carefree Nantucket Island. Assuming the voices of young and old, males and females, McFadden expresses the range of emotions felt by the diverse cast of characters. Seemingly effortlessly, she transforms a chortle into a deep belly laugh, and a stirring whimper into a great outpouring of tears. Darcy Cotterill finds... Read More

SHADOW REAPER

SHADOW REAPER Shadow Rider, Book 2

by Christine Feehan | Read by Jim Frangione

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jim Frangione traces the emotional journey of Ricco Ferraro, son of a Chicago crime family. Ricco has returned from Japan, where he apprenticed in shadow riding. Now he's keeping secrets from his family, but he's reaching his breaking point. Listeners will hear Ricco's anguish as he promises his brother he'll pull himself together. But soon he finds himself dragged... Read More

SILVER SILENCE

SILVER SILENCE Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book 1

by Nalini Singh | Read by Angela Dawe

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The listener is immediately drawn into the world of the psy-changelings by narrator Angela Dawe. Bear changeling Valentin Nikolaev has been subtly courting psy Silver Mercant. He is there when an attempt is made on her life. To protect her, he brings her to his bear clan. The story is set in Russia, and Dawe handles the accents with ease. She brings the audiobook to life with... Read More

A STARDANCE SUMMER

A STARDANCE SUMMER Eternity Springs, Book 13

Earphones Award Winner

by Emily March | Read by Amy Landon

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Amy Landon narrates this lovely summer romance perfectly. Her delivery is so seamless that she disappears, allowing the story to shine. Liliana has been fired from her accounting firm, falsely accused of crimes. Then she's let down by her family as well. In response, she joins the Tornado Alleycats, a camping club of glamorous senior women, and flees to the mountains of... Read More

STAY CLOSE

STAY CLOSE For You, Book 1

by Alexa Riley | Read by Lexi Richmond, John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Alexa Riley again knocks it out of the park with another short and sweet audiobook, the first in the new For You series. Telling the story from two points of view, narrators Lexi Richmond and John Lane introduce 18-year-old Penelope and her new Russian bodyguard, Ivan. Lane's smooth, deep voice and Russian accent perfectly complement Richmond's innocent, youthful portrait of... Read More

A STRANGER AT FELLSWORTH

A STRANGER AT FELLSWORTH Treasures of Surrey, Book 3

by Sarah E. Ladd | Read by Jude Mason

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will delight in this Regency-era romance in which marriages take place for money, not love, and scandal is just one misstep away. Annabelle Thorsley lives with her boorish brother, Thomas, in their parents' home in Surrey, England. Thomas tries to marry her off, but Annabelle seeks refuge at her aunt and uncle's house and a teaching position that awaits. Little does... Read More

THE STRAWBERRY HEARTS DINER

THE STRAWBERRY HEARTS DINER

Earphones Award Winner

by Carolyn Brown | Read by Brittany Pressley

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

With a feisty Southern drawl, narrator Brittany Pressley portrays Jancy Wilson, a young woman who becomes stranded in the small town of Pick, Texas, when her car catches fire right in front of the Strawberry Hearts Diner. Since Jancy has no money and no family to help her, it's lucky there's a help wanted sign in the diner's window. Also luckily, her new life soon includes a... Read More

THE THING ABOUT LOVE

THE THING ABOUT LOVE FBI/US Attorney, Book 7

by Julie James | Read by Karen White

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The seventh book in Julie James's loosely connected FBI/US Attorney series is competently narrated by Karen White. Six years ago, as recruits at the FBI Academy, Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd couldn't stand each other. Now they've been assigned to work as partners on an undercover investigation. White struggles to make large passages of exposition on the FBI interesting, but... Read More

TOO HARD TO FORGET

TOO HARD TO FORGET Romancing the Clarksons, Book 3

by Tessa Bailey | Read by Greyson Ash

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Greyson Ash deftly narrates this audiobook, which seems pretty straightforward at the outset but soon becomes complex. Peggy is returning to her alma mater to find some closure on her college romance, which ended badly. Listeners quickly get a sense of the emotional landscape of the story: Her romance was with the football coach and took place while she was a student, his wife... Read More

WILD & SWEET

WILD & SWEET Haven Brotherhood, Book 2

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by Gary Furlong

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Turn up the air conditioner! Gary Furlong narrates a steamy romp of six adopted brothers who bypass the law to right the world's wrongs. In this installment, ER doctor Zeke Dugan patches up mechanic Gabrielle Parker, who is injured during a neighborhood burglary. Zeke is immediately smitten but heeds Gabrielle's social anxiety as he gets closer. Furlong's pace is a little fast,... Read More

WILD HORSE SPRINGS

WILD HORSE SPRINGS Ransom Canyon, Book 5

by Jodi Thomas | Read by Julia Gibson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

A surfeit of characters and plotlines waters down this audiobook, which contains three separate romance plots (midlife romance, teenage crush rekindled, hero with a tortured past) and a suspense subplot that feels thrown in as a way to tie all the characters together. Narrator Julia Gibson works hard to make all the characters sound distinct, but this results in some odd... Read More

WILDFIRE

WILDFIRE A Hidden Legacy, Book 3

by Ilona Andrews | Read by Renee Raudman

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Renee Raudman reprises her earlier talented performances in the final Hidden Legacy novel. Magical private investigator and human polygraph Nevada Baylor considers registering her family as a magical "House" while working on a troubling missing persons case. Raudman's intimate knowledge of the characters brings urban duels and cozy romantic moments into focus for... Read More

WIRED

WIRED Nick Buchanan, Book 13

by Julie Garwood | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

FBI agent Liam Scott has a leak in his department, and he needs the help of expert hacker Allison Trent to track down the problem. Allison is a strong, intelligent woman, and narrator Saskia Maarleveld brings her to life. Maarleveld gives each character a distinctive voice, especially Liam, who has a faint Australian accent. She transports the listener as Allison and Liam's... Read More

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