Last Updated on August 20, 2023 by Louisa
As I got older, I’ve grown to love audiobooks a lot more. There is no telling how nice it is to be able to enjoy a story even when you can’t look at the pages.
Now I can listen to a story as I drive, clean the house, or simply relax and listen.
But not every book is a great audiobook, as I have learned. One of my favorite genres to listen to on Audiobook is romance because it brings the stories to life.
There are so many great Audible romance books to choose from, but I’m going to share with you my favorites.
I consider these the best romance books on Audible because they were easy to follow along and kept me engrossed from start to finish.
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Best Audible Romance Books
Are you ready to listen to a romance book on Audible that will melt your heart? Here are my favorite titles…
1. Things We Never Got Over – Lucy Score
Do you love romance stories where unexpected characters find love? If so, you should listen to Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Stone.
Knox lives a peaceful life of solidarity. It’s just him and his dog Waylan, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s never been one to tolerate other people’s drama.
Naomi has had one disaster after the next. The final straw is when her sister steals her cash and car and ditches her daughter with Naomi.
Of course, all this unfolds in front of Knox, and he doesn’t have the heart to leave Naomi stranded.
Even though Naomi seems like trouble, Knox can’t help but give her the helping hand she needs.
Despite being an audiobook, the narrator does a good job of creating a vivid description of scenes and paints such a lush setting that is easy to get lost in.
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2. The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
If you enjoy workplace dramas and office romances, then The Hating Game is a fun enemies to lovers romance book on Audible that you won’t want to put on pause.
Lucy and Josh are both assistants to the CEOs of a publishing company. These two are opposites, and neither one can see things from the other’s point of view.
Lucy is oddly quirky, with the brightest wardrobe in the city. Josh is stuck up with a duller personality than watching paint dry. These two hate each other.
It becomes a head-to-head battle when they are both up for the same promotion. As tensions rise, surprisingly, feelings do too. And these feelings aren’t hatred.
What I love about this book is that the main characters are believable and have enough depth to make them relatable while still being exciting and new.
3. Just Last Night – Mhairi McFarlane
Another audiobook I could not stop listening to was Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane.
Eve has had the same group of friends since she was a teenager. Even now that they are in their 30s, they are still a tight-knit group.
However, Eve hasn’t been entirely honest with her friends Ed, Justin, and Susie. All these years, she has been hiding her crush on Ed.
Then, one tragic moment completely changes everything. This moment also reveals secrets that Eve never knew about her friends.
Yet, for every wrong moment, there’s the chance for Eve to open the door (and her heart) to something new.
Every scene is beautifully described so that listeners can truly get lost in the story and picture it in front of them as they listen along.
4. Mine – JL Butler
Do you want the next book on your TBR (or should I say TBA?) to be equal parts romance and suspense? Then I suggest listening to Mine by JL Butler.
Francine is a divorce lawyer that’s worked very hard to earn her spot. She’s on the path to securing a spot with London’s elite legal team. Yet, her next client could shake things up for her.
Francine has always been able to control her emotions at work, but her new client Martin is more tempted than she’s ever had to fight.
Things Martin has told her about his failing marriage don’t seem to add up. That’s when Francine decides to spy on his ex-wife Donna. Only she finds Donna having dinner with Martin.
When Francine wakes up the following day, she has no recollection of what happened after she saw the ex-couple together.
But Donna is now missing, and her ex-husband’s new lover, Francine, is the most likely suspect.
This book was full of suspense, which really comes forward when listening to it on Audiobook. It’s chilling and sent shivers down my spine but for some reason I could not hit pause. I had to keep going to see how this one ended.
5. Bared To You – Sylvia Day
If you enjoyed the 50 Shades of Grey series, and you want something else that’s sizzling with spice, then I recommend Bared To You. You’ll want to listen to this steamy novel after the kids go to bed and with headphones in…and a cold towel.
Eva is a survivor of sexual abuse. This has damaged her outlook on love and attraction.
However, when she meets billionaire Gideon, there’s something about him she’s drawn to. She craves him in ways she’s never felt about a man before.
However, there’s more to this connection than physical attraction and money.
Gideon is also a survivor who has had trouble making connections. Together, these two help each other discover what a healthy relationship can be like.
Although this book has plenty of difficult situations and painful emotions, readers can find a satisfying ending that leaves them feeling content at last.
This book has been planned to be turned into a TV series twice, but is yet to see one released.
**This book contains scenes about sexual abuse, which may distress some listeners/readers.**
6. Roomies – Christina Lauren
A great romantic audiobook for listeners that want a lighthearted story is Roomies by Christina Lauren.
Holland Baker always takes the subway from a specific station. It’s not the location she likes so much as the cute Irish musician always playing there.
When Holland gets attacked by a mugger at the subway station, it turns out to be her lucky day. The musician, Calvin, comes to her rescue.
To pay Calvin back, Holland wants to set him up with an audition for her uncle’s Broadway. However, this brings up one big problem.
Calvin is here illegally. Holland agrees to marry Calvin on a whim so he can stay in the country and follow his Broadway dreams.
Calvin doesn’t know that all of Holland’s feelings are real.
What I love about this story is not only does it capture real human relationships but also shows how those relationships can shape us for the better.
7. One Day In December – Josie Silver
My heart always melts over romantic books about fate and timing. If you’re on the same page as me, you should listen to the Audible of One Day In December by Josie Silver.
Laurie never believed in fate. That was until she caught the eye of a handsome stranger at the bus stop.
Seeing him was brief, but he had a face she would never forget. She believed that fate would give them another chance to meet again.
She never stopped looking for that face wherever she went. It wasn’t until a year later when she was at a Christmas party, and her good friend Sarah wanted to introduce her to her new boyfriend, Jack.
This was the man she had been searching for over the past year.
I found that every chapter flows into the next perfectly due to a well-crafted plot that kept me hanging on for more. If you love slow burn romance novels, this should be high on your list.
8. Blindsided – Amy Daws
Unexpected romances always keep my attention throughout. That is why I loved listening to Blindsided by Amy Daws.
Freya is a seamstress who has always felt invisible to the opposite sex. She’s been attracted to men but has never been confident to make a move. Now she’s nearly 30 and still a virgin.
Her best friend Mac loves Freya’s big personality. She always knows how to make him laugh. He wants her to be happy, so he offers to be her love coach.
This will help her be more confident around men. However, what the two didn’t expect was to fall in love with each other.
This is a sweet, clean romance novel you’ll fall in love with. After listening to this novel, you will come away with a warm heart and a smile on your face.
9. Wild Irish Moon – Tricia O’Malley
One of the best Audible romance books about fresh starts and second chances is Wild Irish Moon by Tricia O’Malley. This book will have listeners believing in love all over again.
Iris is a psychic that needs a fresh start. Her boyfriend betrayed her and sold a fake story about her to the press.
Now, Iris wants to move away to Grace’s Cove to start a new life.
On her way to Grace’s Cove, she hitches a ride with a suave stranger named Kane. He also happens to be a best-selling author.
While Iris isn’t ready for romance, there’s something about Kane that she can’t get enough of. Can she give love a second chance?
What I liked about Wild Irish Moon is that their relationship had its ups and downs, making it all the more compelling as they face obstacles on their path to finally being together. It felt realistic and raw.
10. The Crush – Penelope Ward
When was the last time you thought about your childhood crush? The Crush by Penelope Ward is a best friend romance book that will surely put an image of them in your mind as this is a sweet romance novel about first crushes and secret romances.
When she was young, Farrah always had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Jace.
Nothing ever became of that crush because Jace always looked at her like she was a kid. Eventually, she grew out of it and thought she was over him.
Now, ten years later, Farrah’s moving into an apartment with her brother and Jace. The cute friend who once looked at her like a kid no longer sees her that way.
Could this new situation open the door for a possible best friend romance?
What makes this one of the best audio romance books is that the engaging dialogue helps to create sparkling conversations between characters so it feels like you’re a part of their story as well.
11. Seven Days in June – Tia Williams
Do you want to listen to a book about two writers that can’t resist their feelings toward one another? Then you’re going to enjoy Seven Days in June by Tia Williams.
Eva and Shane are both best-selling authors known around New York. They raise eyebrows at a literacy event when the two seem flirty.
However, people at this event don’t know that these two writers have a romantic history that goes back nearly 20 years.
This event reconnects the two writers, who have both secretly written to one another through their work. As the two get closer, they must also face the problems of their past that broke them apart.
Every chapter of this romance novel reveals something new and deep in an intricate story, full of heartfelt moments and intense emotions. It really shines through when you listen to it on Audible.
12. When Harry Met Harry – Sydney Smith
Do you want to listen to an LGBTQ audio romance book? When Harry Met Harry by Sydney Smith is a beautiful story about a same-sex couple falling in love. It’s essentially the gay-version of When Harry Met Sally.
Harry Fields (aka Harrison) and Harry Lee (aka Henry) have a complicated relationship. At first, they couldn’t stand one another.
But, eventually, they moved past that and became friends. Each Harry is there for the other throughout life’s most significant events.
Throughout their friendship, their feelings toward each other have only gotten stronger. But could exploring these feelings hurt their friendship?
I love how the plot is intricately woven together with a slow-burning intensity and yet it gradually heats up as the characters grow and develop over time.
It’s even more page-turning (I don’t know what the audio version of this would be) when you listen to it on audiobook.
13. Once Ghosted Twice Shy – Alyssa Cole
Another excellent LGBTQ romance novel that is great to listen to is Once Ghosted Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole.
Likotsi has had a rough go in the romance department. Her prince was busy with other women. Then, her online romance with a woman named Fab ended in heartbreak. However, Likotsi isn’t ready to give up just yet.
When Likotsi runs into Fab on the subway a few months later, she wants answers. Fab agrees to have tea and talk.
As the two discuss what went wrong, they explore if it’s possible to open that door again.
What could have been a rushed story actually develops slowly over time, which when you listen to it on audiobook, only makes it all the more meaningful when they finally find a resolution.
14. Opposite Of Always – Justin A Reynolds
The Opposite Of Always by Justin A Reynolds is a complicated romance story that I couldn’t hit pause on.
Jack thought he had hit the jackpot in love when he met Kate. She was perfect for him, and his friends and family adored her too.
Jack’s world turns upside down when Kate dies. But what he thought was the end was the beginning.
Now, Jack is brought back to the day he met Kate. This allows him to save her life. However, by saving Kate, he could put someone else he cares about in harm’s way.
When going back in time, every choice Jack makes has a consequence. Will his choices be worth it?
This book is full of vibrant characters who come alive when you listen to their story, and has a plot that draws you into their journey to find true love in spite of all odds.
15. Wilde In Love – Eloisa James
If you enjoy steamy romances, then hit play on Wilde In Love by Eloisa James.
Lord Wilde is a celebrity in England. All of the women in his village want to be with him.
However, there’s only one woman that catches his interest.
That’s the free spirit, Willa. She’s a private woman with a witty charm, and Lord Wilde wants to know more about her.
Willa has no interest in being in the public eye. That’s why she shows no interest in Lord Wilde’s advances.
While he’s used to everything being handed to him, this is the first time he will have to work hard for what he wants.
I enjoyed the balance between angst and heat in this novel. I was captivated until the final resolution and was sad when the audiobook came to an end.
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Final Words On Best Audible Romance Books
So there you have it, those are some of my favorite romantic Audible books.
I’ve tried to vary this list based on different romance tropes and levels of spice, so I hope there is something for everyone here.
Of course, there are so many more books that could have made this list, but these were all very enjoyable to listen to.
Have you recently listened to a good Audible romance? Let me know about it in the comments below!
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