Romance in Bloom
April 19, 2024

Romance in Bloom!

Erin Murphy By Erin Murphy

Like tulips, we’re emerging after a long winter, feeling fully ready for a spring fling. With fictional crushes, that is.

Are you into small town slow burns and brainy protagonists? How about sapphic love stories and romance with a hint of ghosts? We’ve picked audiobook blossoms for you to make into a perfect trope bouquet that will keep you swooning all season long.

Second Chance Romance

It’s been seven years since Kaliya’s romance with now hot shot director Danny Prescott went up in flames. While her passions have stalled, his career is taking off. So when he reappears to offer her a job on his next production, it’s a shock to the system. Working with Danny may recapture the intensity of their film school days, but trusting him again won’t come as easily. 

Queer Coming-of-Age

Aspiring journalist Darren Purchase has been a lifelong fan of Decklee Cassel, who’s as famous for her classic hits as she is for her romantic partnership with songwriter Mickenlee Hooper. When Decklee’s funeral leaves fans with more questions than answers, Darren is determined to track down the truth, even if it means a spontaneous road trip with her coworker Kendall. Told in Darren and Decklee’s alternating perspectives, Every Time You Hear That Song is a beautiful tale told across lifetimes. There’s more to Decklee’s story that Darren ever could have guessed, but the real story she has to tell is her own.


Happily studying sea snails in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Christa Barnet finds her tranquil existence thrown into chaos when her once-famous father—long thought dead after a plane crash—turns out to be alive. The world goes wild, pinning Christa and her family under the spotlight. As if that weren’t enough, her reunion with an old childhood friend reveals an intense physical attraction neither was expecting and both want to act on . . . if they can just keep a lid on it.  

Love Gets Real

Dee, Misa, and Matt were the “three musketeers” of the psych ward. A year after discharge, Matt and Misa are tying the knot surrounded by guests who have no idea where they met, and the secrecy isn’t sitting well with Dee, who is hopelessly in love with Matt. It’s now or never to confess how she feels. But disrupting her best friends’ nuptials would jeopardize the entire support system that holds the trio together. How is a girl supposed to choose between love and recovery?

Paranormal Romance

Alyssa Mann isn’t adventurous, but it’s her 40th birthday, so when her best friends drag her out for drinks and a tarot reading, she throws caution to the wind. It’s all fun and games, until she wakes up the next morning with a ghost perched on the edge of her bed. As the dearly departed keep appearing, trading insults with ghosts, tracking down family heirlooms, and getting closer to Nick West, the detective who lives next door is more fun than Alyssa imagined. But when looking into one ghost’s past reveals the unexpected, she discovers she just may be in over her head.

Crush-worthy Cowboys

When Ada Hart arrives in Meadowlark, she finds herself in a dive bar where she can’t seem to shake the eyes of a handsome cowboy named Wes. When he leaves her with a kiss that most people can only fantasize about, she almost regrets that she’ll never see him again . . . except it turns out he’s her new boss. Ada is convinced the pull she feels toward Wes will go away, but Wes can’t stop thinking about her. Can they make it through this project without giving in? Or will they both put their dreams on the line for a chance at love?