The Best Romance Audiobooks of 2023 (so far)

The year is still young-ish, but there are already so many great new Romance audiobooks available that it can be overwhelming. Let me help you find your next favorite listen with my top 10 of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023 so far!

Grab your headphones, settle in, and get ready to fall in love with these excellent Contemporary Romance novels and Romantic Comedies!

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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute audiobook cover is a cartoon illustration of a Black teenage girl and a Black teenage boy with backpacks, trees in the background

Talia Hibbert (Author), Amina Koroma (Narrator), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Narrator)

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I usually avoid talking in extremes, but Talia Hibbert truly never disappoints. I absolutely adored Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute!

The characters in this Young Adult book are so utterly lovable, and the storyline is fun and captivating.

Celine and Bradley used to be friends, but then he dropped her to hang out with “the cool kids”. She could never forgive him for that, so they’ve been rivals ever since.

Celine and Bradley are both such wonderfully fleshed-out characters, and it’s so much fun to hear their thoughts about each other. And, of course, the banter is absolutely delicious!

The narration by Amina Koroma and Jonathan Andrew Hume is fantastic and turns this excellent story into one of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023!

Sorry, Bro

The Sorry Bro audiobook cover shows two women sitting on a picnic blanket, the Golden Gate bridge in the background

Taleen Voskuni (Author), Christine Mirzayan (Narrator)

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Sorry, Bro is at the same time super fun and profoundly moving. After breaking up with her all-American boyfriend, Nareh begins to explore her Armenian roots and gets to know – and falls for – another Armenian-American woman.

The romance between Nareh and Erebuni is so sweet! But while Erebuni is comfortable in her identity, Nareh is struggling and searching. She has not come out as bisexual to her family and believes they would not accept her. And she is unsure how to make Armenian culture work with her very American upbringing.

The narrator, Christine Mirzayan, was new to me and did a wonderful job bringing Nareh with all her thoughts and feelings to life! This book is more of the Women’s Fiction side of Romance. But it’s also very much a Romance novel with a wonderful Happily Ever After. I adored Sorry, Bro, and it’s for me one of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023!

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Two Wrongs Make a Right

Two Wrongs Make a Right audiobook cover showing a brown-haired white woman in the arms of a white man with glasses

Chloe Liese (Author), Charlotte North (Narrator), Stephen Dexter (Narrator)

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Chloe Liese is an author who, time and time again, exceeds my expectations. Two Wrongs Make a Right is a wonderful Enemies to Lovers Contemporary Romance about two people who want to get back at their meddling friends.

Jamie and Bea have the same circle of friends but don’t like each other very much. Their friends, however, are convinced the two would make a perfect couple.

Jamie and Bea hope if they fake a relationship and break up, their friends will give up and leave each of them in peace.

But when they anonymously start to text, they actually do find that they get along extremely well. It’s not easy to leave the real-life animosity and hurt feelings behind, though…

Charlotte North and Stephen Dexter brought Jamie and Bea to life perfectly! I loved these two characters and the way they were portrayed.

Never Ever Getting Back Together

Never Ever Getting Back Together audiobook cover showing a huge staircase, a white man standing at the bottom, two white women, one blonde one brown-haired standing on top

Sophie Gonzales (Author), Barrie Kreinik (Narrator), Natalie Naudus (Narrator)

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Never Ever Getting Back Together is an adorable Young Adult Romance between two bisexual girls who meet on a reality show.

And that reality show is… phew! Imagine The Bachelor, but it’s actually all of the guy’s ex-girlfriends and hookups.

Maya never ever, ever wants to see her ex-boyfriend Jordy again. But when he begs her to star on this show with him, she gives in – hoping this would give her a chance to take revenge for the way he left her and for cheating on her.

But she gets rather worried about her plans when she’s supposed to stay in the same room with Skye, the girl Jordie cheated with.

I absolutely loved the ending of this book and the entire way the relationship between Maya and Skye develops! This is a book you can get entirely lost in, which is also thanks to the fantastic narration by Barrie Kreinik and Natalie Naudus.

I’m a huge fan of Natalie Naudus, and Barrie Kreinik’s Skye was absolutely killing me in the best possible way! A must-listen!

In Love with Lewis Prescott

The In Love with Lewis Prescott audiobook cover is an illustration of a woman with brown skin and dark hair and a white man with blonde hair walking hand in hand

Sarah Smith (Author), Donnabella Mortel (Narrator), Dane Anderson (Narrator)

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In Love with Lewis Prescott is the perfect escapism! Harper leaves her architect job to renovate her grandparents’ house. In the small town, she runs into disgraced TV star Lewis Prescott.

The two come to an arrangement: Lewis needs to lie low for a while and will hide out in Harper’s house. In turn, he will help her with the renovation.

Of course, it takes no time at all until the two forget about their “professional” arrangement and get down and dirty…

The audiobook is narrated by Donnabella Mortel and Dane Anderson, who did such a great job with the steamy scenes, the accents, and absolutely everything! A truly delightful listen and one of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023!

Something Wild & Wonderful

Something Wild and Wonderful audiobook cover shows a blond white man with a short beard and a darker skinned man with long hair in a bun, they're smiling and looking at each other

Anita Kelly (Author), Mark Sanderlin (Narrator)

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Something Wild & Wonderful is such a fascinating book! It felt like a long, meditative hike. With lots of tingly feelings…

Alexei and Ben meet on the Pacific Crest Trail. Both have just set out on a months-long trip, planning to walk until they figure out their lives.

I enjoy camping and walking, but I’m not quite at the level of the main characters in this book. The descriptions of nature and hiking a trail for weeks were absolutely amazing! And I loved these two people so much!

Mark Sanderlin has a wonderful voice, and this is a lovely, atmospheric book that no fan of M/M Romance should miss out on.

How to Win a Breakup

How to Win a Breakup audiobook cover shows a dark skinned Indian girl with short curly hair in front of a variety of cakes

Farah Heron (Author), Soneela Nankani (Narrator)

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This book gave me a trope-gasm! First, How to Win a Breakup starts with my favorite: Becoming friends online, not knowing each other in real life.

But then, Samaya runs into the guy from her online friend’s photo during a school project. And apparently, she has been catfished! Because this guy is not the guy she gamed with.

However, David is super nice and very laid back. And he agrees to fake-date Samaya – my other favorite trope – so she can “win the breakup” from her ex-boyfriend, who is already dating Samaya’s frenemy, Hanna.

This Young Adult Romance is such immense fun with lots of twists and turns. It kept me guessing who the actual online friend was!

And of course, it’s all wonderfully brought to life by Soneela Nankani. Absolutely one of the best Romance Audiobooks of 2023, and Kindle Unlimited subscribers can even listen to it for free. So, go go download it already!

The Neighbor Favor

The Neighbor Favor audiobook cover shows a Black woman and a Black man on a balcony on the side of a building, he is giving her a book

Kristina Forest (Author), Keylor Leigh (Narrator), Malik Rashad (Narrator)

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The Neighbor Favor also has two people getting to know each other online! Lily and her favorite author have a wonderful email conversation. But then they lose touch.

A while later, they become neighbors – neither knowing that they just met for real the person they fell in love with online!

Parts of the book are done in duet narration. Mails and messages are always read by that character’s narrator. It’s fantastic and one more reason why this is one of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023!

Keylor Leigh and Malik Rashad turned this wonderful story into a truly outstanding audiobook!

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Exes and O’s

Eyes and Os audiobook cover is a comic illustration of a white man with light hair and a light skinned woman with dark hair, surrounded by heart-shaped baloons

Amy Lea (Author), Natalie Naudus (Narrator)

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Amy Lea’s Romantic Comedy Exes and O’s is so much fun! I love the heroine Tara and the celebration of all things romance!

This is a slow-burn Friends to Lovers “roommance” with a bit of a dating coach thing going on as well. It’s trope-tastic!

Trevor and Tara are both adorable. In the beginning, I really wondered how things would work out for Tara, though, since she is looking for long-term commitment, but her exes call her clingy and really make her unsure of herself.

There was also a bit of meta-commentary in there. Romance readers often complain about miscommunication in books. And Tara actually has a conversation with her grandmother complaining about misunderstandings in romance novels. Her grandmother replies that, in real life, one conversation is rarely enough to solve every issue. Wise words!

Natalie Naudus’ narration turned this great novel into one of the best Romance audiobooks of 2023!


Catch by Kris Bryant audiobook cover is a photo of a white woman with long blonde hair, she is wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt that is left entirely open, showing a sliver of skin of her stomach and chest

Kris Bryant (Author), Melissa Sternenberg (Narrator)

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Catch by Kris Bryant is such an excellent Contemporary Romance, and it is perfect if you crave a bit of angst and drama but can appreciate when the characters make healthy decisions!

Sutton was a female quarterback in high school and is now an NFL coach. Her team’s newest quarterback was kind of her nemesis back in the day – and he married the girl Sutton was head over heels in love with when they were teenagers.

If that sounds like trouble to you, well, it sure is! This book has lots of unexpected twists and turns that I absolutely loved. And I adored Sutton!

Melissa Sternenberg voiced this book absolutely perfectly, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you!

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The Best Romance Audiobooks of 2023, showing a photo of white headphones lying on a stack of pink and purple books, and a collage of book covers showing The Neighbor Favor, Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute, Something Wild and Wonderful, Never Ever Getting Back Together, Sorry Bro, Two Wrongs Make a Right

If you are looking for more excellent listens, check out my picks of the best Romance audiobooks of all time!

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2 thoughts on “The Best Romance Audiobooks of 2023 (so far)”

  1. Ohh ive been meaning to read the neighbor favor! I’ll check if my libby as it as audiobook 👀 ; I absolutely LOVE when they’re dual narrated 💕 my favorite was geekerella so far, though I haven’t listen to many yet.

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