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ALL STIRRED UP

ALL STIRRED UP

by Brianne Moore | Read by Mary Jane Wells

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Mary Jane Wells's mesmerizing performance is nothing short of amazing in this modern-day audiobook inspired by Jane Austen's PERSUASION. Susan Napier's family has fallen on hard times, and she is determined to save their flagship restaurant and their legacy. But when an old flame, chef Chris Baker, reemerges from her past, there's more than just attraction and tension... Read More

ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT

ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT Fogg Lake, Book 2

by Jayne Ann Krentz | Read by Sandra Michelle

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Sandra Michelle brings the listener back to the world of psychics and long-ago government experiments. When North Chastain's father is attacked by a psychic weapon and falls into a coma, North seeks Sierra Raines's expertise in psychic artifacts to help find the people responsible. Michelle has a youthful voice, but she still makes Sierra sound capable, adding notes of... Read More

ARCHANGEL'S SUN

ARCHANGEL'S SUN Guild Hunter, Book 13

by Nalini Singh | Read by Justine Eyre

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Justine Eyre returns listeners to a world of archangels who are battling plague-ridden vampires. The angelic artist Sharine, also known as the Hummingbird, is tasked with helping archangel Titus clean up the infestation of his territory. Eyre gives Titus a booming voice that expresses his power. While Sharine has been damaged by her past, she transitions from a... Read More

BANE'S CHOICE

BANE'S CHOICE Vampire Motorcycle Club, Book 1

by Alyssa Day | Read by Teddy Hamilton, Laurie West

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Teddy Hamilton and Laurie West enliven this first book in a vampire motorcycle series. Bane, a vampire, is in the midst of war against necromancers who are threatening his territory when he encounters Dr. Ryan St. Cloud. Ryan is immune to Bane's hypnotic power, and Hamilton aptly expresses his frustration and puzzlement over his inability to affect her. Both Hamilton... Read More

BAYOU DREAMING

BAYOU DREAMING Butterfly Bayou, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Lexi Blake | Read by Jessica Almasy

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jessica Almasy wraps listeners in a warm blanket as they listen to this romance between detective Roxanne King and Zep Guidry, set in the Cajun parish of Papillion. Roxanne has relocated from New York City after a bitter divorce, and Almasy gives her a hint of a Brooklyn accent that complements Zep's Southern drawl. When Roxanne's family arrives for an unexpected... Read More

BETTER THAN PEOPLE

BETTER THAN PEOPLE Garnet Run, Book 1

by Roan Parrish | Read by James Cavenaugh

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

An affirming contemporary romance is illuminated by James Cavenaugh's balanced portrayals of two strangers who gain unsought comfort and strength from each other. Embittered children's book illustrator Jack Matheson and independent businessman Simon Burke meet through a pet-sharing smartphone app after an injury sidelines the artist. Jack's hard, clipped speech initially... Read More

THE BLENDED QUILT

THE BLENDED QUILT

by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter | Read by Rebecca Gallagher

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The Amish community of Middlebury, Indiana, rolls out in cozy fashion through the voice of narrator Rebecca Gallagher. Courting couple Sadie Kuhns and Wyman Kauffman face challenges as Wyman seeks satisfying employment and Sadie receives a financial windfall. Gallagher uses a style respectful to the Amish culture and vocabulary. Her voice brims with empathy and wonder as she... Read More

DARE TO STAY

DARE TO STAY The Dare Nation, Book 4

by Carly Phillips | Read by Erin Mallon, Joe Arden

CP Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrators Erin Mallon and Joe Arden join forces to depict the romance between Willow James and Dr. Braden Prescott. Willow, an athletic trainer, and Braden had a past relationship, but he broke it off to work for Doctors Without Borders. Now that he's returned and works for the same football team that Willow does, both narrators voice her hesitation to become involved with him... Read More

DIAMOND FIRE

DIAMOND FIRE Hidden Legacy, Book 3.5

by Ilona Andrews | Read by Renee Raudman, Emily Rankin

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Renee Raudman delivers this audiobook's 30-minute prologue, and Emily Rankin picks up the story thereafter. Prime magic users Nevada and Connor are planning their wedding; Nevada's sister, Catalina, will manage security for the event. Raudman's signature scratchy timbre and her unforgettable tone for Connor are audio nirvana. In contrast, Rankin provides a quieter,... Read More

DIRTY LETTERS

DIRTY LETTERS

by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward | Read by Andi Arndt, Jacob Morgan

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Jacob Morgan and Andi Arndt share the narration of this highly charged romance. Griffin and Luca were teenage pen pals. Now they are all grown up and dealing with their neuroses. Morgan's suave British tones become more and more unsettling as Griffin becomes obsessed with Luca. The voices Morgan gives to female characters sound rather masculine. Arndt shifts her aural persona... Read More

A DUKE, THE LADY, AND A BABY

A DUKE, THE LADY, AND A BABY Rogues and Remarkable Women, Book 1

by Vanessa Riley | Read by Bahni Turpin

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Bahni Turpin voices widowed heiress Patience Jordan in Riley's multicultural Regency romance. Patience fights to be reunited with her infant son despite the Duke of Repington's arrival as his guardian. Turpin rolls out a realistic Demerara (present-day Guyana) accent for Patience with broad vowels and a distinctive intonation. Patience's desperation is well represented by... Read More

THE EX TALK

THE EX TALK

by Rachel Lynn Solomon | Read by Emily Ellet

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

With a generous measure of sweetness and a dollop of spice, Emily Ellet narrates this heartwarming romance. In a warm tone, Ellet portrays Shay Goldstein, a public radio producer who has worked her way up from intern. Now she is clashing with the station's latest hire--the wunderkind Dominic Yun, a brash journalism school graduate. With the threat of station layoffs, Shay and... Read More

THE FAMILY GATHERING

THE FAMILY GATHERING Sullivan's Crossing, Book 3

by Robyn Carr | Read by Therese Plummer

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Therese Plummer's narration will have listeners running the gamut from laughter to tears as they fall in love with Dakota Jones. Dakota is visiting his family in Sullivan's Crossing after leaving the army. While he is adjusting to civilian life, he falls for Sidney, a bartender. Plummer takes the listener on an emotional roller-coaster ride as the story also recounts what is... Read More

FIRST COMES LIKE

FIRST COMES LIKE

by Alisha Rai | Read by Saira Ayers, Neil Shah

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Saira Ayers and Neil Shah narrate a budding romance. Bollywood star Dev Dixit and Pakistani-American beauty influencer Jia Ahmed, who don't know each other, nonetheless agree to pretend to date. He's on a lark, and she is trying to fend off her family's traditional Muslim intentions for her. Shah's voice is a treat for the listener's ears. Full of emotion, his rich, smooth... Read More

THE GENTLEMAN AND THE THIEF

THE GENTLEMAN AND THE THIEF

by Sarah M. Eden | Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Justine Eyre deftly moves between Irish, English, and Scottish accents in this penny dreadful-inspired novel of love and thievery. Ana Newport's secret life as the "Phantom Fox" allows her to reclaim items unjustly taken from her family. Hollis Darby, a member of a secret organization and writer of pseudonymous penny dreadfuls, has fallen for Ana, and both are working... Read More

GUARDIAN'S BOND

GUARDIAN'S BOND Ancient Ink

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by Nicole Poole

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will enjoy the beginning of this new series. Priest Rahandras is the leader of his people, who have the ability to perform magic and shape-shift into their spirit animal. After Kateri Falsen's parents are murdered, her grandmother brings her and her brother to Priest for protection. Narrator Nicole Poole does a good job with the masculine tones of Priest's voice,... Read More

HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN

HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN Runaway Royals

by Alyssa Cole | Read by Karen Chilton

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Karen Chilton narrates a royal love story. Sanyu, crown prince of Njaza, must wed, but he vows he will not fall in love with Shanti, the bride chosen for him. Shanti approaches marriage with equal pragmatism, as her goal since childhood has been to become a queen. Chilton is compassionate in her portrayal of Sanyu, who has suffered years of emotional abuse but is still... Read More

JUST JILTED

JUST JILTED

by Lila James | Read by Brenda Scott Wlazio

D. Hill | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Brenda Scott Wlazio's enthusiastic narration makes up for this audiobook's lackluster dialogue, and her quick pace keeps the sluggish plot moving. Her energetic tone enhances comedic moments. After being jilted on her wedding day, Adrian is determined to move on by diving into work. But when her magazine editor pairs her up with Jackson, a sexy, smug novelist, the collaboration... Read More

THE LACEMAKER

THE LACEMAKER

by Laura Frantz | Read by Aimee Lilly

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Aimee Lilly enhances the drama of this audiobook and adds distinction to its characters. On the brink of the American Revolution, pampered Lady Elisabeth Lawson is set to marry until she finds herself abandoned by her Royalist father, her spineless fiancé, and her friends--except for Noble Rynallt, an intriguing and honorable Patriot. Lilly does a credible Southern... Read More

LEE

LEE In the Company of Snipers, Vol. 12

by Irish Winters | Read by Troy Duran

Windy Days Press, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Make no mistake--despite its setting being war-torn Afghanistan, this frenetic audiobook is first and foremost a love story. It features a scarred ex-Marine and the audacious "Cat Burglar of Kabul." Winters's latest volume in this enduring series centers on Lee Hart, whose last mission for a team of mercenaries finds him protecting, and falling for, sexy, bighearted thief Tess... Read More

THE MARRIAGE CODE

THE MARRIAGE CODE

by Brooke Burroughs | Read by Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Immersive performances by Soneela Nankani and Vikas Adam add dimension to the characters in this light story about a work rivalry that turns romantic. Adam and Nankani work well together as they tell the story from two perspectives. They bring humor and warmth to their roles as Emma, a project developer, and Rishi, an app developer, who, despite their differences, must work... Read More

MINE TO KEEP

MINE TO KEEP NOLA Knights, Book 3

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator John Lane's voice pairs perfectly with the romance between Bonnie Drummond and Roman Kozlov, which takes place in New Orleans. When Bonnie's father and brother disappear, she turns to her friend, Cassie, for help. Cassie sends Roman, a Russian enforcer for a mob family, to aid Bonnie. Lane's Russian accent rolls off his tongue, as do the Russian endearments he uses... Read More

MY NAME IS ANTON

MY NAME IS ANTON

by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Read by Michael Crouch

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Michael Crouch gives voice to a pair of lost souls in this dark but hopeful story of enduring love and sacrifice. Eighteen-year-old Anton is reeling from several devastating losses when a chance encounter with Edith, a neighbor who is also suffering, alters the course of both their lives. As the story progresses from 1965 to 2020, Crouch's endearing performance allows... Read More

NO HOLDING BACK

NO HOLDING BACK The McKenzies of Ridge Trail, Book 1

by Lori Foster | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The tension starts immediately and doesn't let up as narrator John Lane portrays trucker Sterling Parson, who is working with bar owner Cade McKenzie to stop a human trafficker. Sterling has a dark past that makes it difficult for her to trust others. Nonetheless, listeners will appreciate Lane's portrayal of her as strong and determined in the face of danger. Lane's deep voice... Read More

QUEEN MOVE

QUEEN MOVE All the King's Men, Book 3

by Kennedy Ryan | Read by Eboni Flowers, Jakobi Diem

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

As this stunning romance proves that true love is timeless, narrators Jakobi Diem's and Eboni Flowers's seductive tones will have listeners cheering. Flowers's performance of these characters is powerful and evocative. She portrays political consultant Kimba, who has never forgotten her childhood best friend and first kiss, Ezra. Decades later they are reunited, but scandal and... Read More

A SONG UNHEARD

A SONG UNHEARD

by Roseanna M. White | Read by Liz Pearce

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Liz Pearce grabs listeners from the get-go with this intriguing romance. Just before WWI, Willa Forsythe, master thief and violin prodigy, is caught up in intrigue and danger, along with her "family" of London con artists. Willa is hired to steal a code before the Germans do. In doing so, she must deal with handsome and successful Lukas De Wilde, son of a famous... Read More

STAND & DELIVER

STAND & DELIVER Men of Haven, Book 5

by Rhenna Morgan | Read by John Lane

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The listener is wrapped in the warm blanket of John Lane's narration. XSecurity expert Beckett Tate has met his match in his colleague, Gia Sinclair. When someone tries to tarnish her professional reputation, Beckett decides to help--and claim her as his. Lane's deep voice perfectly suits the sexy tale. As the passion erupts between Beckett and Gia, Lane has the listener... Read More

SUDDENLY MRS. DARCY

SUDDENLY MRS. DARCY

by Jenetta James | Read by Lillian Rachel

Quills & Quartos Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Lillian Rachel does an excellent job bringing to life this twist on Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. In this offering, strong-willed and independent Elizabeth Bennet is forced to wed handsome and stoic Fitzwilliam Darcy when Mrs. Bennet claims Darcy has compromised Elizabeth. Can two near-strangers find love after such difficult beginnings? Rachel captures each... Read More

THE SUGARED GAME

THE SUGARED GAME Will Darling Adventures, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by KJ Charles | Read by Cornell Collins

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

KJ Charles returns with another delightful Will Darling adventure, featuring Cornell Collins's engaging narration. After a visit to a nightclub with his best friend, Maisie, Will finds himself once again embroiled in intrigue. Collins's characterizations of Will and his aristocratic lover, Kim Secretan, draw out their personalities and complicated relationship as they... Read More

TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT

TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT

by Sophie Sullivan | Read by Rebecca Gibel

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

In this contemporary romance narrated by Rebecca Gibel, radio show producer Everly accidentally broadcasts to her co-workers--and their station's listeners--that her birthday began with catching her cheating boyfriend. She agrees to a dating game pitched by the station's manager, Chris, although it means fighting both her severe anxiety and their growing attraction. Gibel has a... Read More

TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE DUKE

TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE DUKE Difficult Dukes, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Loretta Chase | Read by Kate Reading

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Kate Reading's velvet voice and English accent set the stage for this delightful interpretation of Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW as a Regency romance. The reputation of outspoken Cassandra Pomfret is already in danger of ruin when the handsome but reckless Duke of Ashmont causes an accident that leaves her without a chaperone. Reading boasts a range of lively... Read More

TIES THAT TETHER

TIES THAT TETHER

by Jane Igharo | Read by Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Gary Tiedemann

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Gary Tiedemann offer an entertaining narration of this love story between a Nigerian-Canadian woman named Azere and a Spanish-Canadian man named Rafael. The two narrators are playful and dramatic at times, reflecting the cultural differences the protagonists face in their blossoming relationship. Although Obi-Melekwe speaks far more than Tiedemann, his... Read More

TO STEAL A HEART

TO STEAL A HEART The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency

by Jen Turano | Read by Andrea Emmes

Two Words Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Andrea Emmes assumes a proper tone as a foil to Jen Turano's comedy of manners. Using a brisk on-point style, Emmes introduces street-urchin-turned-detective Gabriella Goodhue as she attempts to right the wrongs society inflicts on young women. Gabriella's sleuthing is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, a childhood friend who has become a member of New York's high society.... Read More

TOOLS OF ENGAGEMENT

TOOLS OF ENGAGEMENT Hot & Hammered, Book 3

by Tessa Bailey | Read by Charlotte North

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Charlotte North introduces the listener to the third book in this steamy, sexy series, which takes place on Long Island, New York. This latest installment features Bethany Castle, a highly independent young woman who is trying to find her place in her family's renovation business while also figuring out what she wants from life. North deftly captures the angst and... Read More

THE VINEYARD AT PAINTED MOON

THE VINEYARD AT PAINTED MOON

by Susan Mallery | Read by Tanya Eby

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Tanya Eby takes the listener on Mackenzie Dienes's emotional journey as her life changes when she and her husband decide to divorce. Mackenzie is a winemaker at her husband's family winery and has to strike out on her own when her marriage ends. Eby's expressive voice conveys Mackenzie's stress at the changes in her life. Her mother-in-law is quite obnoxious, and her... Read More

A WARM HEART IN WINTER

A WARM HEART IN WINTER A Caldwell Christmas (The Black Dagger Brotherhood World)

by J.R. Ward | Read by Jim Frangione

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Jim Frangione portrays vampires Blay and Qhuinn as they prepare for their mating ceremony. Qhuinn goes on an emotional journey, starting with his dark past and proceeding to his joy with Blay, followed by a tragic loss. Frangione's voice has listeners experiencing the roller-coaster ride. As a snowstorm rages, Frangione adds to the tension as trees crash down and the... Read More

WORKING TITLE

WORKING TITLE Plot Twist, Book 3

by Holley Trent | Read by Talmadge Ragan

Holley Trent | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Talmadge Ragan narrates an unexpectedly touching ménage novella. Lisa Cartwright is trying to get over her ex, Joey Novak, but Joey refuses to accept they are no longer together. Meanwhile, Finch Alice has her eye on Lisa. Ragan perfectly captures Lisa's exasperated irritation with Joey. Equal parts love and frustration, her feelings are more powerful precisely for that. Joey... Read More

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

by Alexandria Bellefleur | Read by Lauren Sweet

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Lauren Sweet's narration enhances the comedic, charming, and sensual elements of this audiobook to make it a star of a rom-com. Actuary Darcy is as regimented as her statistical analyses. Astrologist Elle is her opposite--spacey and colorful. Both are pressured by family to find love, inspiring the two to fake a relationship during the holidays despite their disastrous first... Read More

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