Whether you’ve already gone on a long trip this summer or are just planning on a staycation, when you listen to audiobooks you’re transported to dreamy destinations. Add in a swoon-worthy international romance, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect summer getaway (without the air travel).
Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for. Then, just as sheâ€™s finding her feetâ€”not to mention a possible new romanceâ€”the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her familyâ€™s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katieâ€™s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.My Not So Perfect Life
Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fatedâ€”perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. The Light We Lost
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend awayâ€”to anywhereâ€”before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyoneâ€”including herselfâ€”wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?Paris For One and Other Stories
Jessica left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son–and never looked back. Adam moved to France to follow his dream. Ten years later, Susan, Jess’s mother, forces her to recognize what she’s always refused to acknowledge: that William needs his father in his life. Jess and ten-year-old William set off to spend the summer at ChĂ˘teau de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne, where Adam runs a beautiful hotel. There, Jess has a mission: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.You Me Everything
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.Crazy Rich Asians