Wolfner :: Recommended Readings :: Adult Bibliographies :: Romance
Romance fiction is smart, fresh and diverse. Whether you enjoy contemporary dialogue, historical settings, mystery, thrillers, or any number of other themes, there's a romance novel waiting for you.
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After the Storm by Maya Banks
Download After the Storm, DB 78126
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 14 hours, 4 minutes.
KGI operative Donovan Kelly meets Eve, who has spirited her brother and sister away from their abusive, wealthy father. Eve struggles to trust Donovan with their lives—and her heart—but is wary of his true intentions. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
Against the Wild by Kat Martin
Download Against the Wild, DB 79266
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 9 hours, 50 minutes.
When Lane Bishop travels to Dylan Brodie's remote Alaskan fishing lodge to help him renovate it, she finds herself drawn to Dylan, concerned by his daughter's silence, and puzzled by the mysteries that surround the lodge. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh
Download The Arrangement, DB 77497
Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 12 hours, 6 minutes.
Viscount Vincent Hunt, who was blinded in battle during the Napoleonic wars, flees his family's matchmaking efforts and returns to his childhood village. Vincent rescues impoverished lady Sophia Fry from her relatives, and the two come to agree to marry for convenience. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.
At the River's Edge by Mariah Stewart
Download At the River's Edge, DB 78305
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 10 hours, 1 minute.
After Sophie Enright catches her boyfriend cheating, she relocates to St. Dennis, Maryland. She has an offer to join her family's law firm, but instead finds herself starting a new career as a cafe owner—and falling for landscaper Jason Bowers. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Chesapeake Diaries series, book 7. 2014.
Better Off Dead by H.P. Mallory
Download Better Off Dead, DB 78859
After Lily Harper is killed in a car accident—because her guardian angel Bill went missing—she is offered a chance to work for AfterLife Enterprises as a soul retriever. Her mission takes her to the Underground City where she meets blade expert Tallis Black. Lily Harper series, book 1. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas
Download Betting the Rainbow, DB 79372
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 8 hours, 11 minutes.
Having spent her entire life on Rainbow Lane, Dusti Delaney is determined to win enough poker tournament money to split. But when she enlists expert Kieran O'Toole to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly. Harmony series, book 7. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2014.
Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
Download Blossom Street Brides, DB 78854
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time: 9 hours, 48 minutes.
As Lydia's Seattle knitting shop A Good Yarn struggles, it is the backdrop to romances and family dramas. Jeweler Lauren has just given up on her long-time boyfriend when she meets a very different sort of man. Bethanne's long-distance new marriage is threatened by her ex-husband and her daughter. Blossom Street series, book 10. Bestseller. 2014.
Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
Download Bridge to Haven, DB 79216
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 14 hours, 15 minutes.
Having been abandoned as a newborn and raised by Pastor Ezekiel Freeman in the small California town of Haven, Abra Matthews feels like she doesn't belong. She runs off to Hollywood and becomes starlet Lena Scott, but fame comes at a price. Bestseller. 2014.
The Curl Up and Dye by Sharon Sala
Download The Curl Up and Dye, DB 78584
Read by Teresa Willis. Reading time: 7 hours, 36 minutes.
Former beauty queen LilyAnn of Blessings, Georgia, has mourned the death of her boyfriend for eleven years. Then a handsome stranger motivates LilyAnn to get a makeover from the ladies at the local beauty salon. But someone else truly loves her. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland
Download Dreams of Lilacs, DB 79468
1232. Isabelle de Piaget receives a message threatening her grandmother if she does not come to France immediately. When a shipwreck causes her amnesia, she is found by Gervase de Seger. He is battling his own threats—but they may be intertwined with Isabelle's. Some violence. 2014.
Evening Stars by Susan Mallery
Download Evening Stars, DB 78682
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time: 11 hours, 10 minutes.
Blackberry Island, Washington. Nina, a nurse, plays the role of the responsible family member for her mother and sister Averil. But now two men from her past are interested in Nina. Then Averil leaves her husband and returns to the island. Blackberry Island series, book 3. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Download First Love, DB 78302
Read by Mare Trevathan. Reading time: 5 hours, 11 minutes.
Sixteen-year-old "good girl" Axi Moore decides to run away and convinces her best friend Robinson to join her. The two take a road trip from Oregon to New York City and fall in love along the way. Young Adult appeal. Bestseller. 2014.
A Gentleman ‘til Midnight by Alison DeLaine
Download A Gentleman 'til Midnight, DB 78333
Read by Gregory Maupin. Reading time: 10 hours, 53 minutes.
1767. Captain James Warre survives a shipwreck only to be rescued by Captain Katherine Kinloch, who once suffered from a decision made by him. Determined to keep his identity a secret, James joins Katherine's mission to regain her family's estate. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.
Home to Seaview Key by Sherryl Woods
Download Home to Seaview Key, DB 78270
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 9 hours, 12 minutes.
Divorcée Abby returns home to Seaview Key, Florida, with thoughts of redevelopment, but she faces opposition from the locals. Meanwhile, she feels rejected by her former best friend, who married Abby's ex-lover, but meeting paramedic Seth gives Abby a fresh perspective. Sequel to Seaview Inn (DB 66442). Bestseller. 2014.
The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
Download The Husband List, DB 76068
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 8 hours, 8 minutes.
In 1894, twenty-one-year-old New York heiress Caroline Maxwell is doing everything she can to avoid marrying anyone from her mother's list of suitable husbands. Caroline prefers the company of her brother's friend Jack, but her mother sets her sights firmly on a shady English duke. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.
It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
Download It Had to Be You, DB 76904
Read by Annie Greene. Reading time: 9 hours, 14 minutes.
Florist Ali Winters is dumped by her boyfriend and accused of stealing the money he raised for the recreation center. Ali lures Luke Hanover, a handsome detective who is vacationing in Lucky Harbor, into helping her clear her name. Lucky Harbor series, book 7. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James
Download It Happened One Wedding, DB 79377
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 8 hours, 52 minutes.
After her engagement ends badly, Sidney Sinclair moves back to Chicago to start a new job and find a commitment-ready man. But her sister's wedding preparations force Sidney to team up with Special Agent Vaughn Roberts—the type of man she is trying to avoid. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Download The Longest Ride, DB 77603
While stranded in his car after an accident, ninety-one-year-old Ira reminisces about his late wife Ruth. Ira is rescued days later by college student Sophia and her cowboy boyfriend Luke, whom she met at a rodeo. The two love stories entwine in surprising ways. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2013.
Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell
Download Night Diver, DB 79270
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 9 hours, 8 minutes.
When equipment, pirate treasure, and even divers begin to disappear from the Donnelly dive operation near St. Vincent, owner Kate Donnelly and consultant Holden Cameron form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth and find their attraction too strong to ignore. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
Perfect Together by Carly Phillips
Download Perfect Together, DB 78423
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 9 hours, 46 minutes.
Nicole Farnsworth, from Perfect Fling (DB 77226), returns to Serendipity, New York, to restart her life after learning that her family may have dealings with the Russian mob. She begins dating police detective Sam Marsden, who soon offers her protection. Serependity series, book 3.
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Download Romancing the Duke, DB 78316
Read by Abigail Maupin. Reading time: 8 hours, 45 minutes.
Izzy Goodnight, the penniless, orphaned daughter of an acclaimed fantasy author, inherits a castle from her godfather. Izzy discovers that the blind duke of Rothbury still lives in the castle and does not know that his estate has been sold. Castles Ever After series, book 1. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2014.
Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis
Download Rumor Has It, DB 77948
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time: 10 hours, 19 minutes
Wounded veteran Griffin Reid returns to Sunshine, Idaho, to attend his sister's wedding and figure out his future. Bridesmaid Kate Evans, a teacher, has had a longtime crush on Griffin and wants to have a serious relationship. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.
Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods
Download Sand Castle Bay, DB 76710
Read by Shannon McManus. Reading time: 9 hours, 20 minutes.
Los Angeles interior decorator Emily Castle returns to Sand Castle Bay, North Carolina, to help rebuild her grandmother's restaurant after a hurricane. Emily runs into her first love, widower Boone Dorsett, and has to decide if their love deserves a second chance. Ocean Breeze series, book 1. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.
Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley
Download Seduction in Silk, DB 77536
Read by Michael J. McCullough. Reading time: 14 hours, 37 minutes. England, 1765. Peregrine Perriam must marry orphaned Claris Mallow to inherit his cousin's manor and right a family wrong. Claris agrees to the union so she can provide for her brothers, but is surprised when wealth and marriage agree with her. Mallorean Family series, book 13. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.
True Love by Jude Deveraux
Download True Love, DB 77350
Read by Michael J McCullough. Reading time: 16 hours, 46 minutes.
Alix Madsen inherits the use of an historic Nantucket home for a year. It comes with a bonus: architect Jared Montgomery Kingsley, who communes with his fifth-great-grandfather's ghost and lives in the guesthouse. Alix and Jared connect romantically as they solve a family mystery. Nantucket Brides Trilogy series, book 1. Some descriptions of sex. 2013.
Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins
Download Waiting on You, DB 78708
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 12 hours, 1 minute.
Manningsport, New York. The bartender and co-owner of a tavern, Colleen O'Rourke is skilled in matchmaking. But she avoids personal relationships, especially after her breakup with Lucas Campbell ten years ago. Then Lucas returns to town, looking better than ever. Blue Heron series, book 3. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
Waking Up with a Rake, One Night with a Rake, Between a Rake and a Hard Place by Connie Mason
Download Waking Up with a Rake, DB 78631
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 25 hours, 3 minutes.
London, 1818. Three disgraced army officers are bribed into ruining the reputations of the prospective brides of the prince regent's brothers before they can wed. If successful, the rakes' military records will be reinstated. But their feelings for the ladies complicate matters. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
Walking on Air by Catherine Anderson
Download Walking on Air, DB 78292
Read by John Haag. Reading time: 14 hours, 59 minutes.
Random, Colorado; 1880. Gunslinger Gabriel Valance is murdered on Christmas. Angels give him an opportunity to earn salvation by returning and saving a lost soul. Gabriel picks dressmaker Nan Hoffman and has one month to heal her broken heart. Valance Family series, book 1. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
What a Reckless Rogue Needs by Vicky Dreiling
Download What a Reckless Rogue Needs, DB 79114
Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, but his father demands he give up his wild ways and marry. Frustrated with his father, Colin reluctantly turns to a scandalized family friend, Lady Angeline Brenham, for assistance. Sinful Scoundrels series, book 2. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.
Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Download Where Courage Calls, DB 78313
Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 10 hours, 9 minutes.
Beth Thatcher from Toronto takes a teaching post in a remote coal-mining town in western Canada. She adjusts to outdoor plumbing and oil lamps while organizing the one-room school, Bible studies, and English lessons. Meanwhile, two Mounties come courting. 2014.