Every now and then, people ask me which books I recommend to new Audible Escape subscribers. So, in this post, I’ll share with you my 8 favorite Romance audiobooks that are included in the subscription.
Truth be told, all of these are actually also on my list of favorite Romance audiobooks of all time. Audible Escape happens to be a really great subscription with lots of fantastic authors and books.
These are all very different stories, but they’re all insanely romantic in their own way. They are the books I always recommend first when someone asks because they are outstanding and unforgettable.
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Neanderthal Seeks Human
written by Penny Reid, narrated by Jennifer Grace
The ebook for Neanderthal Seeks Human was one of my first Romance novels ever and it completely blew me away. Before reading it, I admit, I had bought into the prejudice and didn’t think I’d be interested in reading Romance. Well… look at me now, writing a Romance audiobook blog and listening to 200+ Romance audiobooks every year 😀 This book is so romantic, funny, and interesting! It’s really a must-read Contemporary Romance and the defining work of Smart Romance.
written by Courtney Milan, narrated by Xe Sands and Sean Crisden
Trade Me is insanely captivating. I loved how raw and gritty it felt, even though it wasn’t dark at all. This is a Romance that is simply outstanding, and not only because so many of the conventional concepts – like an unapproachable hero or a heroine who can’t accept any help – are kicked to the curb here in a really compelling, thoughtful way.
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Ball Peen Hammer
written by Lauren Rowe, narrated by Lauren Rowe and John Lane
The Morgan Brothers are probably my second most recommended series (the first one being The Imp, by the way). This entire series is so, so good! It’s funny, real, emotional, and ridiculously hot. But the funniest and hottest is Peen. I’m not a book boyfriend kinda girl. But if there ever was one hero close to becoming my book boyfriend, it’s Keane Morgan aka Ball Peen Hammer.
written by Penelope Douglas, narrated by Laurie Catherine Winkel and Matthew Holland
I have a weakness for angsty Romance. And Punk 57 is for me the very definition of what I look for in New Adult. It has the most deliciously thick angst while being insanely romantic and steamingly hot. Even if you always stay away from YA/NA, this one is a must-read for any Romance fan. Trust me!
The Magpie Lord
written by KJ Charles, narrated by Cornell Collins
Paranormal Historical is a genre I have only discovered for myself in the last year. And the A Charm of Magpies series made me wonder how I missed out on all this for so long! Not only is the chemistry between Stephen and Crane off the charts, the story is also absolutely unique and I love the magic. This is a must-read for any Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reader!
written by Kennedy Ryan, narrated by Jo Raylan and Sean Crisden
Long Shot is one of those books you have to read. What can I say, ask anybody! It’s an award-winning, bestselling novel for a good reason! The story is not easy, it isn’t what you might expect when picking up a Sports Romance. It will tear you apart and then slowly mend you until the Happily Ever After makes you feel that, yes, this book is truly special.
Telling Lies Online
written by Miranda MacLeod, narrated by Stephanie Murphy
The theme of this book instantly grabbed me. Two women chat through a dating app. But a glitch in the program makes one of them believe the other is a man. Lots of confusion ensues and I absolutely loved how this story developed, how Jamie so heartbreakingly tries to have Claire in her life. This was such a beautiful love story that completely captivated me.
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The Spiral Down
written by Aly Martinez, narrated by Aiden Snow and Teddy Hamilton
I can’t really put my feelings about The Spiral Down in words. It was so emotional and raw. There were so many twists and turns and layers. I didn’t know where it would be going. Evan’s story absolutely killed me, in the best possible way. If you’re looking for a book with good bisexual rep, this is a must-read. Or if you just enjoy great M/M Romance.
So, if you haven’t listened to all of these yet, get started! Each and every one of them is an absolute must-read Romance audiobook (well, in my humble opinion).
For more recommendations, check out this list with my favorite Romance audiobooks of 2019.