I don't know about you, but romance audiobooks are some of my favorite audiobooks. Giggling at the nervous first encounters, shaking a fist at the inevitable breakup, swooning over the getting-back-together... Ah, it's all so good, and it pairs perfectly with a long drive.
So what better way to spend a holiday road trip than with a cozy and romantic audiobook?
Whether you love the enemies-to-lovers trope, family secrets, or learning to love again, we've got you covered. Below are some perfect choices—with low steam levels—to keep you company on your way home for the holidays.
The Cul-de-Sac War by Melissa Ferguson
Bree is a free spirit. She hates being tied down and is planning on moving as soon as the theater show she plays a minor role in is finished. But then her parents make a deal with her: Stay put for a year and she'll get her grandmother's house. The thing is that Chip, her handsome next-door neighbor, is obnoxious. He's just as stubborn as she is, and she wants him off her street. So she begins a prank war to drive him out of the neighborhood. Of course, as these things go, the pranks begin to blur the line between love and hate, and, oops, they're falling for each other! Melissa Ferguson's The Cul-de-Sac War is a fun little enemies-to-lovers rom-com full of hijinks and heart.
Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt
Secretly Smitten is the delightful weaving of four romances written by popular romance novelists and BFFs Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. A secret has been discovered in Grandma Rose's attic in Smitten, Vermont: a set of dog tags belonging to a first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never made it back to the states. So how did those tags get up there? Rose's three granddaughters, Tess, Claire, and Zoe, decide to investigate. Their mother, Anna, wants nothing to do with it. As the seasons change and the granddaughters work to solve the mystery, they find that the 60-year-old puzzle is might just be something major for this small, close-knit family.
The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson
Cassie is completely over the whole dating game. She's become an expert at escaping bad dates and is ready to give up her hopes of a husband and children altogether. Until firefighter Jeff—who remembers her as an unreachable girl from their high school days—swipes right on her dating profile and and throws Cassie back into the game. Their first date is a hit, but when they both go home afterward, they find three children dropped into their laps. Each. Both of them. Six children total. And then the do the very adult thing: they decide to hide the kids from each other while they separately figure out what to do. Melissa Ferguson's The Dating Charade is the delightful story of Cassie and Jett and the adventure of finding that the best-laid plans aren't nearly as fun as the surprises life throws at us.
The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
The Printed Letter Bookshop is a place of happy memories for Madeline, who worked there alongside her Aunt Maddie as a kid. But 20 years later, things have changed and her heart has hardened. Madeline's inherited the now-struggling bookstore and plans on selling quickly, but the bookshop's two employees—Janet, a recent divorcee, and Claire, a quiet soul—urge her to hold on. While Madeline contemplates what to do, a handsome gardener pops into her life and makes her question everything she thinks she knows. Katherine Reay's The Printed Letter Bookshop is a charmingly romantic book about finding out what life is really about.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
Sloan is still grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago when a perfect trouble-making pup shows up. With Tucker by her side, she begins to feel like herself again—until Tucker's owner reaches out, saying he's a musician on tour in Australia and wants his dog back. Sloan and Jason begin a flirty text thread about who loves the dog more. Texts turn into long phone calls. They've still never met in person, and Sloan isn't sure she'll be able to survive another heartbreak. Abby Jimenez's The Happy Every After Playlist will remind you that love can be found again and also that dogs are the best wingmen.
We hope you have safe travels this holiday season with these romantic audiobooks in your ears!
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