Listening to audiobooks is the perfect way to unwind. There is nothing like getting swept up into the emotion of a romance novel, and it’s all the better when the reader has a voice like honey. Just for your listening pleasure, we’ve put together a list of the best romance novels on One Click Digital, our audiobooks resource for library members. From whirlwind romances, to tales of lifelong love, have your box of tissues at the ready!
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
It wouldn’t be a list of the best romance novels to listen to without mentioning author, Jojo Moyes’ work. Moyes has written a host of brilliant romance novels, but it’s Me Before You which has captured the hearts of millions of readers. The book was recently made into a hit film, starring Game of Thrones’ own Emilia Clarke. This is one audiobook that will definitely bring a tear to your eye, telling the story of Louisa Clark, who becomes close to a young man, Will, who is wheelchair bound. The pair fall in love and give each other a new lease of life, but sadly all good things must come to an end.
The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff
Pam Jenoff weaves a tale of love, loss and the danger of the past catching up with you, in The Diplomat’s Wife. The novel follows Marta Nederman who, in 1945, has made a lucky escape from a Nazi prison camp. Though she loses her first love, Paul, she soon finds happiness with Simon, a British diplomat. However, her happiness is threatened when the arrival of a Communist threatens to drag up her hidden past.
The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris
The First Last Kiss is one book that will definitely leave you sobbing. A love story whose central characters seem mismatched at first: Molly, an aspirational young woman determined not to be tied down, and the more simplistic Ryan, who loves his friends and family, are thrown together. Ultimately, they learn that there is nothing more fulfilling than to love and be loved. Prepare to have your heart melted.
RSVP by Helen Warner
Telling the story of a wedding and the events following it, from the perspective of four old friends, RSVP takes an honest look at the pain of love and longing. Anna is shaken to be invited to the wedding of Toby, ‘The One That Got Away’. Her best friend, Clare, doesn’t know that the wedding will change everything forever for her too. Femme Fatale, Ella, is used to breaking men’s hearts, but it turns out that not all men are susceptible to her charms. Finally, there’s the blushing bride, Emma, who’s in for a wild ride on what’s supposed to be the happiest day of her life.
How To Get A (Love) Life by Rosie Blake
Rosie Blake is a straight down the line kind of girl. She is organised, prim, proper, and does not date. That all changes when her exasperated colleague, Caroline, challenges her to go on as many dates as she can before Valentine’s Day in three months. Rosie has to learn to let go and have fun if she’s ever going to enjoy life, and find The One.
The Haunting by Alan Tichmarsh
The Haunting is a gripping tale of romance and intrigue, following disillusioned History teacher, Harry. With a failed marriage behind him and resigning from his job, Harry moves to a neglected cottage to find out more about his ancestry. The Haunting uses a dual time frame, exploring Harry’s world as well as the story of Anne Flint, a housemaid with great aspirations. With elements of science fiction and fantasy, this is a romance novel with a twist.