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 Dark Slow-Burns:

    • Angelfall

    • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1
    • By: Susan Ee
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,684
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,434
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,448

    It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You know that joke about O-HI-O? Reverse it.

    • By Jay on 10-06-12
    • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1
    • By: Susan Ee
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
    • Series: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 08-28-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,684 ratings
    • Pleasantly surprised!
    • “…I've looked at this book several times and passed it over several times, but I finally decided to give it a try today. I finished it today. I couldn't put it down. I loved all of the characters and I loved the subtle romance, and honestly while I kind of figured out the plot with Paige early it was still so exciting to hear it unfold... I'm so glad I listened to this one... I just downloaded the second book and I'm about to start it now. Don't pass this one up!” – Buttercup, Listener Since 2015

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Angels' Blood

    • Guild Hunter, Book 1
    • By: Nalini Singh
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

    Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is Definitely A Personal Preference

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-11
    • Guild Hunter, Book 1
    • By: Nalini Singh
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Series: Guild Hunter, Book 1
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,000 ratings
    • No one build's sexual tension like Nalini Singh!
    • “…These books aren't like BDB or the Psy series....they are like Dune in that they have an intricate world of fantasy, myth, legend....some people are a bit insane....other's are just unlikable and evil. However, the banter is funny as heck!

      …What can I say, great start to the series, great chemistry, great action, wonderful plot twists, wonderful book! Highly recommend you get at least book one and judge for yourself if you want to read more.” – NEW NAME, Listener Since 2012

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Radiance

    • Wraith Kings, Volume 1
    • By: Grace Draven
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

    Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unexpected and awesome surprise!!!!

    • By Sharon on 06-17-15
    • Wraith Kings, Volume 1
    • By: Grace Draven
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
    • Series: Wraith Kings, Book 1
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-10-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765 ratings
    • A Solid Standout of the Genre
    • “…Grace Draven not only caught my attention quickly with this book, she maintained it with ease with a well-developed fantasy world with interesting characters and a compelling story. One of the best aspects of this book is the connection between the protagonists. I feel as if it breathed new life into the fantasy-romance genre without relying on overused tropes. As many other reviewers have stated, this book is a pleasant surprise.

      Gabrielle Baker delivers a solid performance. I appreciated her ability with character distinction and not making male characters sound ridiculous. This is solidly recommended for those interested in or fans of fantasy romance.” –Kjda, Listener Since 2016

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Promise of Fire

    • By: Amanda Bouchet
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792

    Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really good start to the series :)

    • By Malinda on 09-24-16
    • By: Amanda Bouchet
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Series: The Kingmaker Chronicles, Book 1
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 851 ratings
    • Wow! Fantastic fantasy!!
    • “Oh wow! I now know why this author and this series is so popular! I loved it! There was a ton of fast paced action in this book and the descriptions and world building were amazing. The battles had my heart racing! I listened to the audio version of this book and when it ended I wanted to scream! I wanted more! So much more. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Oh! And the romance! OMG! The romance started out slow and smoldering and built up to some amazing heat! I loved the tingles and anticipation! I was hooked from the first page!” – The Novel Lady, Listener Since 2016

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Restorer

    • The Graveyard Queen, Book 1
    • By: Amanda Stevens
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 909
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 841
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 842

    My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to these rules passed down from my father….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW!!! What a series~

    • By d.e.matthews on 05-22-12
    • The Graveyard Queen, Book 1
    • By: Amanda Stevens
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Series: Graveyard Queen, Book 1
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 909 ratings
    • The Restorer
    • “Terrific story! So different from other romances I’ve read. It was more a mystery/police procedural/ghost story than a romance, but knowing this is an ongoing series, I have no doubt the H/h will get together in future books. The twists & turns were well plotted, the couple were both sympathetic & the narrator was excellent. She had all the accents down perfect & you always knew who was speaking. Male & female voices were distinct & she read with the proper pacing & feeling for the story. 👍👍” – Cindy H., Listener Since 2013

    Regular price: $24.95