If you’re a romance fan, you know that the genre is so much more than just a little bit of lovey-dovey mushiness. Romance books can be complex, passionate, and often explore important themes like self-discovery, overcoming adversity, and finding your place in the world. Fortunately, audiobooks make it easy to enjoy all of the swoony goodness of romance novels no matter where you are. Whether you’re commuting to work, doing housework, or just relaxing, here are some must-listen audiobooks that are sure to satisfy your cravings for all things romantic.
“The Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang
This delightful debut novel from Helen Hoang follows the story of Stella, a brilliant econometrician who has trouble with social interactions. In an attempt to improve her love life, she hires Michael, a male escort, to teach her the ins and outs of dating. What follows is a steamy and emotional exploration of the challenges of being in a relationship when you have an unconventional way of looking at the world. The audiobook is narrated by Carly Robins, whose performance beautifully captures the unique voices and personalities of the characters.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
This enemies-to-lovers romance is a must-listen for fans of witty banter and tension-filled love stories. The Hating Game follows Lucy and Joshua, two coworkers who can’t stand each other, as they compete for a promotion at their publishing company. As their rivalry intensifies, so does their mutual attraction, and soon they’re caught up in a romance that’s as sweet as it is steamy. The audiobook, narrated by Katie Schorr, perfectly captures the sparks flying between the two characters and will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
“A Princess in Theory” by Alyssa Cole
This charming modern fairytale from Alyssa Cole follows the story of Naledi, a hardworking epidemiology grad student who is surprised to learn that she’s betrothed to a prince from a small African nation. As she navigates the challenges of her new role and the attention of a handsome stranger, she begins to question whether true love is really possible. The audiobook, narrated by Karen Chilton, is a delightful mix of humor, romance, and social commentary that will leave you wanting more.
With these must-listen audiobooks, you’ll never have to be without a good romance novel again. From enemies-to-lovers to modern fairytales, these books are sure to satisfy your cravings for all things romantic. So put in your earbuds, sit back, and let these stories sweep you off your feet.
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