Romantic Comedies Starring Asian American Leads
Dreamy Rom-Coms Starring Asian American Leads

Romantic comedies, how we love thee. From the bumbling meet-cutes to the clandestine “I love you”s, there is something for everyone to swoon over in this sugary sweet genre. As May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it’s only fitting to celebrate romantic audiobooks with Asian American leads.

Author: Jennifer Yen
Read By: Annie Q

Love, Decoded is a hilarious, heartfelt rom-com perfect for Jenny Han and Jane Austen fans about the unexpected consequences of Gigi Wong’s quest to help her friends find love. When Gigi finds herself in the center of a scandal, she’ll try to fix the fallout without losing the people who are most important to her.

“The warmth of friendship and family closeness shine through banter-filled dialogue and the characters’ use of food as a love language, with a touch of romance to round out the end. Effortlessly entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews

Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions begins when Sunny’s brother leaves him a notebook after his death. Sunny becomes determined to fill it up with a series of rash decisions. When Mindi—-a girl with a penchant for making spontaneous decisions of her own–enters his life, they discover a night full of wonderful, romantic, stupid, life-changing decisions together.

Author: Claire Ahn
Read By: Shannon Tyo

I Guess I Live Here Now takes listeners on a journey to where trends are born—Seoul, Korea—where Melody Lee unwillingly moves with her family and must start a new life, a new school…and maybe a new romance.

“Entertaining; a drama-filled ode to family against a well-developed Seoul backdrop.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Lauren Ho
Read By: Cindy Kay

Management consultant Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic and is done waiting for Mr. Right, so she signs up for an elective co-parenting website to find a suitable partner with whom to procreate—as platonic as family planning can be. But when she is matched with Colin Read, Lucie finds that he checks all of her boxes. Suddenly her straightforward arrangement is falling apart, and Lucie will have to decide how to juggle the demands of the people she loves while pursuing the life she really wants.

Author: Amy Lea
Read By: Carolyn Kang

Set on You focuses on full-figured fitness influencer Crystal Chen and her gym rival, Scott Ritchie. Sparks fly as ultra-competitive Crystal and Scott battle for gym domination. However, Crystal discovers there is more to Scott than just an unfairly chiseled exterior as they bond over fitness and cheesy pickup lines.

 

Romance not your jam? Find more listens you’ll love in our full collections of AANHPI audiobooks.