Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait



Good things come to those who wait. In romance, this rings especially true. We appreciate the long game in our listens, getting to know our characters intimately as they fall for each other slowly. It may take them a while, but when they do finally get together, it’s so satisfying! Click through the categories below to see some of our favorite slow-burns for you to savor with your next listen.

More Contemporary Slow-Burns:

    • Consolation

    • The Consolation Duet, Volume 1
    • By: Corinne Michaels
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

    Liam wasn't supposed to be my happily ever after. He wasn't even on my radar. He was my husband's best friend - forbidden. But my husband is dead, and I'm alone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent emotional story but huge cliffhanger end

    • By Lydia D. Rella on 11-11-15
    • The Consolation Duet, Volume 1
    • By: Corinne Michaels
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
    • Series: The Salvation Series, Book 3, The Consolation Duet, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 11-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355 ratings
    • Gut-wrenchingly Flawless
    • “This story, broken into two parts, tore my heart apart and put it back together. One of the best modern romance I have read. Good enough to keep in your library to read multiple times. It's difficult to write a review on one part of a story without factoring in the second part of the story. The reader feels for the main characters and is brought into their lives. Well written, in-depth characters and supporting characters. The romance is grounded and real. There is never a feeling of 'fairy tale', instead the reader feels like part of this military community and circle of friends. Wow and bravo to Corinne Michaels. Same high praise for Andi Arndt and Sebastian York's performances. They were pitch perfect in their deliveries of emotion to the dialog. Corinne Michaels, Andi Arndt, and Sebastian York are the trio of brilliance.” –Laura Brown, Listener Since 2013

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wanderlust

    • By: Lauren Blakely
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104

    Narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant — a breathtaking new romance from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely that will sweep you away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favorite narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18
    • By: Lauren Blakely
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226 ratings
    • A sweet, sexy slow burn!
    • “I found this story to be a lovely telling of a relationship that could be real. I find so often in modern romance novels that they skip the getting to know each other part and just get busy. I don’t mind the getting busy parts (and this story has some fantastic ones) but this relationship was built on genuine affection and mutual interest. The things that glue a relationship together. I love that it took a little while for them to indulge in a physical relationship. The characters were good people and good to each other.
      The authors description of Paris were enticing. The way she would speak about fragrances had such a romantic quality and you could not only visualize what she saw in her head when describing them but also feel what she felt when enjoying the scents.
      By far my favorite of Lauren Blakey so far! Oh, the narrators were fantastic! Always a fan of Grace Grant! Richard Armitage...........yum!” – Edy, Listener Since 2012

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Love, Rosie

    • By: Cecelia Ahern
    • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goes on waaaay too long - and the ending doesn't deliver.

    • By Laura on 12-14-17
    • By: Cecelia Ahern
    • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 289 ratings
    • A surprisingly addictive story
    • “The format of this book is unusual with the entirety of the story told through the character's written communications (email, instant message, text, and chat room) which I initially thought would be distracting and difficult to follow but I couldn't have been more wrong. I was pulled completely into the lives of the characters and could not pull myself away. I'm so sad it's over.” – M.A., Listener Since 2017

    Regular price: $25.08

    • My Soul to Keep

    • Soul, Volume 1
    • By: Kennedy Ryan
    • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Live You!

    • By bookbruin on 05-27-18
    • Soul, Volume 1
    • By: Kennedy Ryan
    • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
    • Series: Soul Series, Book 1
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 03-11-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings
    • An Incredible Arrangement of Words
    • “Kennedy Ryan did a great job with Rhyson and Kai. Two souls merely existing. Both hearts guarded like a gated residential community. The scars of Rhyson's upbringing combined with the recent lost experienced by Kai creates a situation that neither of them is prepared for. The beauty of it all was the magnificent, profound way that Kennedy Ryan has with words. The feelings and emotions described were so vivid that I felt them, literally. She makes you want to listen more and more. With each passing chapter I was swept under a rug of love, deeply-felt emotions and beautiful scenes that unfolded as the atmosphere changed between Rhyson and Kai. This wasn't just another good read. It was an experience. Great job! Five stars!!!!!” – Tanishia Pearson-Jones, Listener Since 2013

    Regular price: $24.95

    • One Day

    • By: David Nicholls
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 729
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 734

    It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, bad ending

    • By Kathy on 08-15-10
    • By: David Nicholls
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-13-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 1,167 ratings
    • Miss the Characters
    • “Very engaging. Loved the characters and really hated to see them go. Every day I looked forward to hearing more of their story. Entertainment Weekly was right on calling it a light but surprisingly deep romance. It's one of those stories where you get totally involved with the characters and they become like family and then you miss them when they are gone. I even got to liking the narrator who I did not care for much at all in the beginning but she grew on me. I came to appreciate how good she is with the different accents of each of the characters. It's a very engrossing modern-day story of a relationship that endured time without having to rely on name-dropping of it restaurants or designer clothing and watches like some do. And it's a book whose characters stay in your head weeks after you finish it. It's one I think I would enjoy listening to again.” – Cynthia, Listener Since 2000

    Regular price: $35.93