Tuesday Tease: Holiday with a Twist

What’s Christmas without regret, deception . . . and a pug dog?!

Narrator Samantha Cook’s impressive range of voices and deadpan humor make this one holiday romance you won’t forget.

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HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST
Shannon Stacey, Read by Samantha Cook
Harlequin Audio

For Leigh Holloway, returning home to Massachusetts for Christmas is epic bad timing. She lost her fiancé, quit her job (working with said fiancé), and now has to fake it for two weeks so her family doesn’t suspect anything. Bartender Croy Dawson sympathizes and wouldn’t mind taking their high school friendship to the next level. Narrator Samantha Cook plays up Leigh’s family antics and gets listeners into the spirit – for Christmas and romance. Listen to a sound clip and read my full review. 

I would definitely listen to more Samantha Cook audiobooks. And not just over the holidays!

Till next Tuesday!
-Caitlin Augusta

Tuesday Tease: The Consequence of Seduction

Situational humor is an art form in this romance audiobook.

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High-quality merriment meets millennial romance, and narrators Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl rise to the challenge of Rachel Van Dyken’s outlandish romantic romp.

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THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEDUCTION
Rachel Van Dyken, read by Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl
Brilliance Audio
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While Reid and Jordan pretend romance for a publicity stunt, Reid’s certifiably insane family tortures him with bad advice and yes, yodeling. McFadden and Podehl must have shrugged and said – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – because they show complete narrative buy-in to the mayhem. They egg each other on with silly delivery and random off-key singing. In a word: magical.

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I’m officially adding this narrative combo to my “must enjoy as an audiobook” list. Add your Must Have the Audio selections in the comments below.

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Tuesday Tease: December New Releases

Get cozy with these upcoming romances.

December 6th, 2016

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ISLAND OF GLASS
Nora Roberts, read by Saskia Maarleveld
Brilliance Audio

CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
Miranda Llasson, read by Amy McFadden
Brilliance Audio

THE HERO
Donna Grant, read by Rebecca Mitchell
Tantor Audio

BAD BOY
Elliot Wake, read by Randal Marsh
Simon & Schuster Audio

NOTHING LESS
Anna Todd, read by Elizabeth Louise & Jason Carpenter
Simon & Schuster Audio

BLOOD VOW
JR Ward, read by Jim Frangione
Random House Audio

December 13th, 2016

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MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT
Gerri Russell, read by Natalie Eaton
Brilliance Audio

FORCE OF TEMPTATION
Suzanne Wright, read by Jill Redfield
Brilliance Audio

BEARLY IN CONTROL
Milly Taiden, read by Lauren Sweet
Brilliance Audio

December 20th, 2016

MELT
Helen Hardt, read by Teri Clark Linden & Alexander Cendese
Brilliance Audio

THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES
Grace Burrowes, read by James Langton
Hachette Audio

December 27, 2016

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WYOMING BRAVE
Diana Palmer, read by Todd McLaren
Brilliance Audio

DIVINE DESIRE
Audrey Carlan, read by Joe Arden & Carmen Vine
Brilliance Audio

CRASH AND BURN
Fern Michaels, read by Laural Merlington
Brilliance Audio

LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT
Maya Rodale, read by Saskia Maarleveld
HarperAudio

WILD WICKED SCOT
Julia London, read by Derek Perkins
Harlequin Audio

Stay up-to-date with AudioFile’s newest romance reviews

Till next Tuesday!
-Caitlin Augusta