If you love meet-cutes, missed connections, love’s sundry labor’s lost, and every rom-com from When Harry Met Sally to Always Be My Maybe, we’re gonna set you up right now. Here are 11 audiobooks perfect for summer daydreams, including sweet summer romance recommendations for teens.
Coming June 9th! One of Oprah Magazine’s Most Anticipted Romances of 2020. After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. With the best intentions, her father offers her the office upstairs to start her new business and creates a profile on an online dating site to find her a man. She doesnâ€™t know heâ€™s arranged a series of blind dates until the first one comes knocking on her door…
Coming June 23rd! Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroeâ€™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!
Summer romance gets meta with this witty and swoontastic listen. Just peer over your sunglasses at this: a romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Youâ€™d be wise to swipe right on this one.
Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time—threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie. As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives…but is the rumor really so off base after all?
Written by the host of NPRâ€™s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast and read by Audie-award winning narrator Julia Whelan, Evvie Drake Starts Over is about the unlikely relationship between a young woman whoâ€™s lost her husband and a major league pitcher whoâ€™s lost his game. A hope-filled debut that will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year.
Ayesha Shamsi lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesnâ€™t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid, who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental…and irritatingly attractive.
“Thereâ€™s an overabundance of Pride and Prejudice retellings, but few are as thoughtful and creative as this stellar debut from an author to watch.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Sweet Summer Romance for Teens
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this romantic comedy about two teen girls with rival henna businesses. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush, especially since FlÃ¡via seems to like her back.
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Parisâ€”until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian, and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that heâ€™s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
“Guestâ€™s effortless-sounding switches from one voice to another add to the rich description and adventures of a school year spent in Paris.”—AudioFile
Everyone knows about the dare: Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new—the first person to ask him out on Monday morning. He may be the king of Fairvale Academy, but he’s never really dated before. Until a boy asks him out, and everything changes.What If It’s Us meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a ’90s rom-com.
High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.
“This heartwarming, funny novel will resonate with anyone struggling under the weight of societal pressures.”—School Library Journal
What if America had a royal family? If you canâ€™t get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. Bestselling author Katharine McGee and fan-favorite narrator Brittany Pressley create an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet fadedâ€“and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.
Read American Royals author Katharine McGee’s Guest Post and find out more about the making of the audiobook!
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