AudioFile Magazine is the best place to find your next great audiobook and I’ve always appreciated how dedicated they are to featuring romance audiobooks. Romance fans need to check out the Tease, feature on AudioFile’s blog ! It is brimming with romance audiobook recommendations!
Today, we are sharing AudioFile’s Picks Of The Best New Romance Audiobooks for Spring Listening —which has everything from series starters, enemies-to-lovers, and second chance romance.
C.L. Polk | Read by Moira Quirk | Recorded Books
Moira Quirk narrates a fantasy novel involving the consequences of politics. Dame Grace Hensley has the opportunity to right the course of her country, or not, but either choice will come at a devastating cost to her family. Quirk’s portrayal of Grace is bright and smart, reflecting her station in society as well as her position in government.
Lyssa Kay Adams | Read by Andrew Eiden | Penguin Audio | Earphones Award Winner
Gear up for a fabulous romantic comedy with returning narrator Andrew Eiden. Braden Mack, founder of the men’s romance book club in Nashville, gets dumped and gets his friend’s sister-in-law, Liv, fired in a single evening. He then desperately tries to make it up to Liv by joining her on a quest to expose her ex-boss as a sexual predator. This is a treat for fans of the first audiobook in the series and will also please those looking for an entertaining twist on contemporary romance.
Adriana Herrera | Read by Sean Crisden | Harlequin
Narrator Sean Crisden returns in this sweet and salty installment in the Dreamers series. Priscilla Gutierrez and Juan Pablo Campos have had an on-again/off-again romance since they were teens, but, despite their explosive chemistry, they’ve never managed a lasting relationship. Crisden’s vocal agility is evident in his subtle characterizations: Juan Pablo and Priscilla have similar accents, but Crisden delivers Priscilla’s chapters with a higher pitch and stronger intensity than the more resonant, laid-back Juan Pablo. Supporting characters (many familiar to series listeners) are also portrayed in distinctive manners, creating a vivid listening experience for contemporary romance fans.
Catherine Bybee | Read by Ariela Crow | Brilliance
Ariela Crow narrates the first in a new contemporary romance series. After a wildfire hits her secluded California neighborhood, Parker worries about mudslides causing catastrophic damage to her family’s property. As a public works supervisor, Colin is tasked with overseeing the area to keep everyone safe from further disaster. Crow’s performance captures the personalities of the characters and the emotional roller coaster ride they experience.
Lucy Parker | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown | Harlequin |
Billie Fulford-Brown narrates a surprisingly low-key enemies-to-lovers romance that is, above all, an ode to skilled professionals doing their jobs amazingly well. Sabrina Carlton and Nick Davenport must turn their years-long rivalry into a functioning partnership–it’s either that or be fired. Fulford-Brown perfectly captures the way Sabrina and Nick’s relationship evolves. Each step along their path to love is noticeable upon reflection but never obvious at the time. A deeply satisfying romance between two equals, performed exquisitely.