Audiobooks for When You Need a Happy Place Stat
7 Novels on Audio for When You Need a Happy Place Stat

Whether your happy place is a beach, sleeping in on Sunday, or eating a perfect french fry with malt vinegar and ketchup, it’s important to have a retreat—and often they don’t come soon or frequently enough. We’ve picked 7 audiobooks—including sparkling romances and saucy satires—that you can add to your playlist right now, and escape to anytime—no waiting, and no beach needed.

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and seen countless influencers who seem like experts at caring for themselves—from their yoga crop tops to their well-lit clean meals to their serumed skin and erudite-but-color-coded reading stack? Self Care is a novel that delves into the lives and psyches of people working in the wellness industry and exposes the world behind the heavy filter.

Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Soon this chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking…

Learn more about narrator Janina Edwards, who has read multiple audiobooks by Jasmine Guillory, here in our Q&A.

After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in Havana, Mirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life.

From the internationally bestselling author of The Windfall. What could go wrong at a lavish Indian wedding with your best friend and your entire family? Infused with warmth, Destination Wedding grapples with the nuances of family, careers, belonging, and how we find the people who make a place feel like home.

Author: Kyle McCarthy
Read By: Kristen Sieh

Sharp-witted and wickedly addictive, Everyone Knows How Much I Love You is a uniquely dark entry into the canon of psychologically rich novels of friendship, compulsive behavior, and the dangerous reverberations of our actions, both large and small.

A second chance doesn’t guarantee a touchdown in this contemporary romance from the author of Intercepted. When Poppy and her old flame T.K. Moore cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they’ve suppressed for years come rushing back. But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them, they’ll need more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.

Author: Lisa Alther
Read By: Susan Bennett

Dr. Jessie Drake, in her mid-sixties, following the sudden deaths of her parents and partner of twenty years, has fled the Vermont life she has known for decades and signed up for a stint as a cruise ship doctor. Amidst the high-wire madcappery of cruise ship life she reckons with her past…and feels her way into the future.

Looking for more listens to add to your Happy Place docket? Get ready to crush on These Audiobook Rom-Coms.