Contrary to popular belief, we all have butterflies in our stomachs. However, these butterflies only flutter to the stuff of Elysium.
Romance audiobooks are as good as it gets, I tell you! The authors imbue their work with so much poetic substance and ardor, which gives leeway for the impeccable audiobook narrators to do a fantastic job bringing such stories to life.
The major thrill of a romance book is even more when listeners are immersed in the magic of the narrators.
Romance audiobooks provide euphoria for intriguing and heart-pulling plots weaved around opioid love, witty banter, and steamy affairs.
Very few genres are as suitable for audiobook format as the romance genre. When the narrator compellingly encapsulates the author’s world of Venus and roses, there is no equal.
Moreover, these books are far from a love story and Cupid’s arrow.
Instead, a Romance audiobook features passionate twists that are almost exclusive to award-winning mystery thrillers and mind-bending crusts that belong to the most adventurous fiction.
The narrators help to spring these magnificent works, out of print, to life and provide a memorable experience different from any other kind of audiobook.
You get to witness the thrill you desire while cleaning, washing, tending the garden, or driving.
The lore of romantic books offers many different kinds of characters, ready for love and all that stands between.
Here are some of the best romance audiobooks that will fluster your butterflies:
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The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne, Narrated by: Katie Schorr
This is one of the best romance audiobooks in recent times and a great place to start your flustering journey.
Sally Thorne creates a perfect setting for a passionate affair in the workplace.
However, this romance is to be born from the most unlikely friendship. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, the two main characters, despise each other.
Lucy has a warm and charming personality, which clashes with Joshua’s cold and intimidating demeanor.
They also find themselves vying for a promotion in the office space they share.
Clearly, Joshua is not Lucy’s idea of boyfriend material.
There is absolutely no room for fake friendship here as Sally engages her nemesis in a fast-paced ‘hating game.’
Katie Schorr’s voice helps bring joy to your ears from the perspective of Lucy Thorne herself.
It is such a thrilling novel that explores the grumpy troughs of hostility to the passionate crests of romance, and the audiobook narration only makes the sparks fly.
Author: Alexis Hall, Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Boyfriend material possesses all the inner workings of the best romance novels, which fortunately joins the pantheon of the best romance audiobooks.
Our book follows an unusual romance that stems from the life of Luc O’Donnell, who became finds himself in the public spotlight.
Luc’s personal affairs were never genuinely private as a child of rockstar parents.
After decades of rehab, his estranged dad makes a comeback to the music scene. Naturally, this compels Luc to find a lovely, regular lover for public satisfaction.
He settles on the perfect boyfriend material, Oliver Blackwood, as they reach a compromise to remain together in public.
However, the story of a fake relationship takes an unexpected turn when they begin to fall in love.
Joe Jameson’s narration makes it a no-brainer for one of the lovely audiobooks the genre has to offer.
Bridgerton: An offer from a Gentleman
Author: Julia Quinn, Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
The third book in the Bridgerton series does not let down on the steamy affairs prominent in the other romance novels.
Julia reprises her trademark brand of daring and dreamy in a time period where consequences were horridly severe.
Set in the early 19th century, this love story brings a much welcome mix of unfiltered fun and enchantments with a bonus of disdain and mystery.
The spicy chemistry between Sophie Beckett and Benedict Bridgerton, packaged in an impeccably narrated romance audiobook, will bring joy to your stomach’s butterflies!
Julia’s masterpiece has made the list of top Netflix adaptation book deals.
Hate to Want You
Author: Alisha Rai, Narrated by: Summer Morton, Jeremy York
The first book of a contemporary romances series reprises the emotional ride that holds up to the intense rollercoaster of the best romantic thrillers in the genre.
Through Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler, Alisha Rai gifts us with some of the best romance ever. Livvy’s affair with Nicholas is forbidden in every word, as both their families are sworn, enemies.
However, the tension only makes for a romance borne out of uninhibited desire.
So a deal is struck between Livvy and Nicholas for a yearly steamy night of passion until Livvy disappears.
Nicholas feels the hurt and is forced to move on in her absence until she walks back into town and the story becomes even more fun.
Her return may mean a fresh start for their fun friendship, but deciding what the future holds will be very complicated.
The two narrators, Summer and Jeremy use their impeccable skills to bring this tense romance between the characters alive in one of the most amazing audiobooks ever.
Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen, Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
This classic British novel stands as one of the best romance books in history.
Apart from its immense critical and commercial acclaim, Jane Austen’s timeless story has inspired countless more.
Crafted by a true master of the art, the story is based on the lives of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters, who struggle to find their feet in the unforgiving 19th-century society.
So far from a simple story, the characters serve a blend of realistic depth and dreamy folly that befits the best romance.
Award-winning actress and narrator Rosamund Pike exemplifies her excellent skills with a beautiful narration of the centuries-old book, deservedly placing it among the best romance audiobooks.
The Kiss quotient
Author: Helen Hoang, Narrated by: Carly Robins
Helen’s masterpiece revolves around Stella Lane, a brilliant young lady who excels at everything except dating.
The first spin of this romance novel is that Stella has Asperger’s syndrome, making it difficult to connect with men.
Unable to look the other way, our autistic hero, Stella, decides to face her desire head-on and hires an escort Michael Phan to help on her journey.
This amusing journey leads Stella into a steamy affair that entails steamy sex and emotional awakening with her new best friend.
Carly’s narration on the audiobook only juices the beauty of this beautiful book and molds it into one of the best audiobooks that you will ever listen to!
The Duke Undone
Author: Joanna Lowell, Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Joanna serves as a sizzling romance novel that centers on the dynamics between Lucy Coover, a Royal Academy painting student, and the man of her dreams, Anthony Philby.
A fateful incident brings them together when Lucy finds Anthony naked and unconscious in an alley.
She helps him out and covers him up, but the memory of his muscular form remains ingrained in her memory.
Like any other artist, she recreates her memory of his naked body on canvas but later sells it to cover her due rent.
Finally, the painting reaches the high-end society where Anthony Philby, the Duke of Weston, discovers it and moves to save himself and his family from disgrace.
This explodes the trajectory initially set by his naked unconsciousness.
The voice of Mary Jane Wells serves as the necessary platform to make this masterpiece one of the best romance audiobooks.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert, Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
The first novel of Talia’s Brown sisters series lays a tone that reverberates through the other books.
However, the only recurring theme is the sisters finding love and purpose, displayed in the most diverse form.
After Chloe witnessed a car accident that led to a rethinking of her boring lifestyle, she became drawn to a fuller living.
So she moves out of her family mansion and begins to pursue the thrills she never knew.
Her next-door neighbor, Redford Morgan, is a communion of her dreams. He becomes the peak of her bucket list with his tattoos, motorcycles, artistic personality, and immense sex appeal.
Together, they discover more about themselves and the world at large.
Discovering this fantastic audiobook with an acclaimed status among the best romance audiobooks of recent years is a much welcome delight that your stomach’s butterflies will thank you for!
Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author: Linda Holmes, Narrated by: Linda Holmes, Julia Whelan
In one of Maine’s small towns, Evvie’s once sweet life turned sour around her after her husband died in a crash.
The new life became increasingly difficult for her as she wrestled with grief and decided to vacate her husband’s now-empty house.
On the flip side of New York City, former Major League pitcher Dean Tenney struggles with a terrible dip in a form known as the “yips.” The nightmarish turn of his career convinces Dean to move to Maine and hopefully rediscover himself.
The unprecedented avalanche of events brings them together as Dean occupies an apartment behind Evvie’s house.
Immense chemistry snowballs into a thrilling relationship filled with joy, laughter, and hope.
This epic masterpiece is crafted by Linda Holmes both in written and audio form.
The novel’s audiobook is undoubtedly one of the best romance audiobooks of the past decade, with standout performances from the author herself and Linda Holmes narrator partner, Julia Whelan.
A Princess in Theory
Author: Alyssa Cole, Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Alyssa Cole sprinkles her pen’s magic on the royal romances genre.
In this tale of hers, an unlikely journey of love and drama stems from constant emails addressed to Naledi Smith.
These emails mention her engagement to an African prince but receive no attention from the busy and independent Naledi.
Her supposed heartthrob, Prince Thabiso, is the heir to the throne of Thesolo. To fulfill his people’s wish, Thabiso comes to seek his bride.
Naledi and Thabiso begin a steady journey of a rocky start that evolves into a passionate affair of indelible chemistry.
Karen’s narration on the audiobook version does a great job of bringing the tale to life and cements it as one of the best romance audiobooks.
The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood, Narrated by: Callie Dalton
The New York Times Besteller needs no fanfare; this novel has been severally recounted as one of the best of 2021.
Ali Hazelwood excels at bearing a masterpiece to a much more welcoming audience. Ali’s tale revolves around Olive Smith, a third-year Ph.D. candidate.
Olivia jumpstarts the most unexpected romance in a guise to convince her best friend, Anh, of her happy love life.
Stanford’s young professor, Adam Carlsen, becomes the subject of her charades and forms a curious alliance for their fierce experiment.
However, this experiment snowballs into the most explosive chemistry that leaves both questioning their fake relationship and the love hypothesis behind it.
Calle Dalton’s narration on the audiobook brings this raw chemistry to the bosom of your ears. This is one of the audiobooks sure to leave with you and flustering butterflies.
Love and Other Words
Author: Christina Lauren, Narrated by: Erin Mallon
Christina spins her sumptuous love tale upon the emotions of Mary Sorensen.
Mary finds herself gravitated towards an ambitious life with a burgeoning medical career.
But unfortunately, her hopes for love have also been dashed, and she only hopes to get married to an older, financially stable man.
However, her childhood sweetheart, Elliot Petropoulos, waltzes into her life after they bump into each other.
This fateful meeting crashes into the walls she built around her heart and takes them on a journey of rediscovery.
The audiobook is intertwined in two continuous but distinct timelines of Mary’s youth and adulthood, where Elliot plays a prominent role in both.
Erin Mallon’s voice perfectly exhibits both worlds’ duality and intricate thread. The impeccable narration here makes it an instant heart flustered and one of the best audiobooks you will ever lend you are hear too!
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