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The Duchess Deal
Tessa Dare writes funny, flirty historical romance that you won't be able to get enough of, and The Duchess Deal—the first book in the Girl Meets Duke series—is no exception.
Since he returned from war, the Duke of Ashbury has lived a lonely existence, sequestered in his lavish home and deeply ashamed of his battle scars. Now, he's just focused on making sure he produces an heir (with the minimum amount of emotional involvement on his part, of course).
When audacious seamstress Emma Gladstone arrives at his home to make a point—wearing a wedding dress, no less—the duke takes her visit as a sign and makes a strange proposition. He wants Emma as his bride, but with some very specific rules: No kissing. No questions about his disfigurements. This is strictly a business arrangement—but Emma and the duke soon find that business can be surprisingly pleasurable. Narration by Mary Jane Wells pulls you into this story of ducal delights.
Call Me By Your Name
More like call me by your audiobook!
This Lambda Award-winning coming-of-age novel by Andre Aciman was famously adapted into an Academy Award-winning movie in 2018 starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. In this excellent audiobook, Armie Hammer brings to life the romance between Elio, a disgruntled 17-year-old spending the summer at his family's villa in Italy, and Oliver, a doctoral student who has been invited to spend a few weeks at the family's vacation home.
Elio begins to recognize his own bisexuality as he explores a physical relationship with a local girl, as well as the older Oliver. Although Call Me By Your Name doesn't have a traditionally happy ending, it's a bittersweet, beautiful, and graceful story about queer identity and the beauty of being accepted for who you are. You'll never see peaches the same way again.
Cake: A Love Story
A 2018 Audie Award-nominee narrated by Andi Arndt and Joe Arden, Cake follows the unlikely, epic romance between star rocker Jake McKallister and optimistic college student Casey Caldwell. Forced to interact at a wedding, Casey assumes that she and the brooding, infamous rocker won't have anything in common. After all, his musical genius is famously inspired by tragedy—how can she find a chink in his armor? But their incidental connection becomes a surprising storybook romance...and the only thing that stands between them and a happily ever after is Jake's dark past. Fans of A Star Is Born will enjoy this celebration of music and romance.
The Longest Ride
A tear-jerking story-within-a-story by Nicholas Sparks (the unofficial master of tear-jerking stories-within-stories), The Longest Ride follows 91-year-old widower Ira Levinson. After a terrible car crash, Ira is barely hanging on to life. Stuck alone in the wreckage, he's visited by the spirit of his late wife Ruth. Together, they reminisce about their long romance and the joys and sorrows of their relationship, which in many ways was defined by World War II.
Meanwhile, college student Sophia and a cowboy named Luke are forging a surprisingly powerful connection. The romances between Ira and Ruth, and Sophia and Luke, will converge in heartbreaking and beautiful ways that none of them could expect. Narration by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy made The Longest Ride the 2014 Audie Winner for Romance.
A bestselling classic recently nominated as one of America's most beloved novels by PBS' Great American Read, Americanah is a stunning and compulsively readable novel. When Ifemelu moves to America, she leaves behind her college sweetheart Obinze, whom she has affectionately dubbed "ceiling" for his prowess as a lover. The plan was always for Obinze to join her, but international events and personal tragedy leave the two estranged. The story follows Ifemelu's loves and life in New York and beyond, exploring themes of race and identity, and using the bond between Ifemelu and Obinze that was forged when they were young as a throughline for their stories. Sexy and sweet, this incredible novel will leave anyone who still fondly remembers their first love crying. Incredible narration by British actress Adjoa Andoh makes this audiobook a truly stirring experience.
The Price of Salt
The 1952 novel The Price of Salt was recently adapted into the Academy Award-winning movie Carol. If you enjoyed the film, this audiobook narrated by accomplished audiobook narrator and director Cassandra Campbell showcases the enduring beauty and importance of this story.
Veteran thriller writer Patricia Highsmith, who personally had relationships with both men and women throughout her life, originally published this novel under the pseudonym of Claire Morgan. The book—which was virtually unprecedented for its depiction of a sexual and romantic relationship between two women which didn't end in tragedy—follows the love between Therese Belivet, a department store worker and newcomer to New York, and Carol Aird, a slightly older woman whom Therese meets at work.
Narrator Therese Plummer lends her voice to this absolutely delicious story of second-chance romance. Cal needs to hire an expert chef to help his struggling Seattle restaurant. Unfortunately, the best person for the job is Penny Jackson, his pregnant ex-wife. Penny needs the job, and Cal needs the help, so the pair reluctantly agree to work together, keeping things strictly business. Before long though, the exes are cooking up more than just high cuisine...