There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a romance novel, and audiobooks can make the experience even more immersive. With the right narrator, you can feel like you’re right there in the story, watching the love unfold. Here are some of our favorite romance audiobooks to keep you company on your next long drive, commute, or lazy Sunday afternoon.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne, narrated by Katie Schorr
This enemies-to-lovers workplace romance has been a favorite among readers for good reason. When Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are forced to work in close quarters, they can’t stand each other. But as they compete for a promotion, their animosity turns into something more. Katie Schorr’s narration perfectly captures Lucy’s wry humor and Joshua’s gruff exterior, making this a delightful listen from start to finish.
“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang, narrated by Carly Robins
In this steamy and heartwarming debut, a brilliant econometrician with Asperger’s hires a male escort to teach her about sex and relationships. What starts as a purely professional arrangement soon turns into something more. Carly Robins brings both Stella and Michael to life in this audiobook, conveying their vulnerabilities and desires with sensitivity and depth.
“The Bride Test” by Helen Hoang, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
Helen Hoang’s follow-up to “The Kiss Quotient” is just as delightful. When Khai Diep’s mother goes to Vietnam to find him a bride, she meets Esme Tran, a single mother who wants to give her daughter a better life. Khai is convinced he can never love anyone, but as Esme gets to know him, she sees a different side of him. Emily Woo Zeller’s narration is perfect, capturing Esme’s determination and Khai’s complexity.
“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston, narrated by Ramón de Ocampo
This groundbreaking queer romance between the son of the President of the United States and the Prince of Wales has taken the world by storm. Ramón de Ocampo’s narration is pitch-perfect, conveying both Alex’s snark and Henry’s quiet dignity. McQuiston’s writing is both hilarious and poignant, making this a romance that will stay with you long after you finish listening.
“The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary, narrated by Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune
When Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey agree to share a flat, they don’t expect to fall in love without ever meeting in person. Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune’s dual narration is a joy to listen to, conveying both Tiffy’s effervescence and Leon’s stoicism. This is a charming and uplifting romance that will make you believe in the power of love.
Whether you’re a die-hard romance fan or a newcomer to the genre, these audiobooks are sure to delight. From enemies-to-lovers workplace romances to heartwarming stories of unexpected connections, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab your headphones, settle in, and get ready to fall in love.
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