Have you Heard? Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air with these love stories featuring first crushes, true love and happily ever afters.

Below you’ll find audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library. This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and you can visit a library location for assistance in finding personalized recommendations.

Adult

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake, narrated by Kristen DiMercurio. When Delilah’s estranged stepsister, Astrid, pressures her into photographing her wedding with a guilt trip and a five-figure check, Delilah finds herself back in the godforsaken town that she used to call home. She plans to breeze in and out, but then she sees Claire Sutherland, one of Astrid’s stuck-up besties, and decides that maybe there’s some fun (and a little retribution) to be had in Bright Falls, after all. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Even Though I knew the End by C.L. Polk, narrated by January LaVoy. A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago’s divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life in this sapphic period piece. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade, narrated by Kelsey Navarro. Co-stars Maria and Peter, who once had an incredible one-night stand, find themselves unwillingly reunited to film a series on an isolated Irish island and spend six years balancing professional needs with their distrust for each other, but on their last night of filming, their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Legends & Lattes written and narrated by Travis Baldree.  After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first-ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success — not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Mr. Malcolm’s List by Suzanne Allain, narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden. The Honourable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. He’s determined to avoid the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list. But when Selina Dalton arrives in town, she decides she has some qualifications of her own. And if he’s to meet them he must reveal the real man behind Mr. Malcolm’s list. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / DVD / Blu-ray.

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall, narrated by Joe Jameson. Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly—famous. When his rockstar dad makes a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything. To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston, narrated by Eileen Stevens. Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead. Until she finds a ghost standing at the funeral parlor’s front door, just as broad and infuriatingly handsome as ever, and he’s just as confused about why he’s there as she is. Romance is most certainly dead… but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola, narrated by Weruche Opia. Sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo is an expert in relationship evasion and the host of the popular student radio show Brown Sugar. But when the Queen of the Unbothered kisses Malakai Korede, the guy she just publicly denounced as “The Wastemen of Whitewell,” she finds her show on the brink. Can a fake relationship salvage their reputations and save their futures? Print / eBook / eAudiobook.

Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer, narrated by Dara Rosenberg. As the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating app J-Mate, matchmaker Dara Rabinowitz knows the formula for lasting love, at least, for everyone else. When it comes to her own love life, she’s been idling indefinitely. Until her beloved bubbe shares Dara’s checklist for “The Perfect Jewish Husband” on national television and charming news anchor Chris Steadfast proposes they turn Dara’s search into must-see TV. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Emma Project by Sonali Dev, narrated by Soneela Nankani. Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen-inspired rom-com series. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.


Teen

Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta, narrated by Deepa Samuel. A life-long speech competitor, Leela loves nothing more than crushing the competition, all while wearing a smile. But when she meets the incorrigible Firoze Darcy, a debater from an elitist private school, Leela can’t stand him. Unfortunately, he’ll be competing in the state league, so their paths are set to collide. But why attempt to tolerate Firoze when Leela can one-up him? The situation is more complicated than Leela anticipated, though, and more than just her own winning streak is at stake…her heart is, too. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook.

He said, she Said by Kwame Alexander, narrated by Carra Patterson and Ruffin Prentiss. Sparks will fly in this hip-hop-hot teen novel that mixes social protest and star-crossed romance, from Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author Kwame Alexander. Playaway / eAudiobook.

Frankly in Love by David Yoon, narrated by Raymond J. Lee. High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

If I was your Girl, by Meredith Russo, narrated by Samia Mounts. Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew. Print / Playaway.

Cake Eater by Allyson Dahlin, narrated by Carlotta Brentan. Decadent, thrilling, and romantic, this Black Mirror-esque retelling of the reign of one Marie Antoinette is perfect for fans of The Belles and American Royals. Print / eAudiobook.

The love Match by Priyanka Taslim, narrated by Reena Dutt. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else. Print / eAudiobook.

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian, narrated by Katherine Chin and Cindy Kay. Despite having had near-identical upbringings, sisters Annalie and Margaret agree on only one thing: that they have nothing in common. Nineteen-year-old Margaret is driven, ambitious, and keenly aware of social justice issues. Meanwhile sweet, popular, seventeen-year-old Annalie couldn’t think of anything worse – she loves their town, and feels safe coasting along in its confines. That is, until she arrives home one day to find a gut-punching racial slur painted on their garage door and Margaret flies home determined to investigate. Back under each other’s skins, things between Margaret and Annalie get steadily worse – and not even the distraction of first love (for Annalie), or lost love (for Margaret) can bring them together. Until finally, a crushing secret threatens to tear them apart forever. Print / eAudiobook.

Seoulmates by Susan Lee, narrated by Hannah Choi and Raymond Lee. Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out, but then her boyfriend leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs. But someone who does know K-dramas–so well that he’s actually starring in one–is Jacob Kim, Hannah’s former best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s desperate for a break from the fame, so a family trip back to San Diego might be just what he needs, if he and Hannah can figure out what went wrong when they last parted and navigate the new feelings developing between them. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolf and Nicola Yoon, narrated by a full cast. In Atlanta, just before Christmas, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life during the storm of the century, which results in a magical moment that changes everything. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds, narrated by Tamika Katon-Donegal. When seventeen-year-old Avery moves to rural Georgia to live with her ailing grandmother, she encounters decade-old family secrets and a mystery surrounding the town’s racist past. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.


Children’s

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, narrated by Ramon De Ocampo. A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out. Print / CD Book / eAudiobook / eBook / Spanish.

Horrible Harry on the Ropes by Suzy Kline, narrated by Johnny Heller. A special Valentine’s Day card helps third-grader Harry overcome his fear of climbing the rope in gym class. Print / CDC Set.

Roses are pink, your feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat, narrated by Jason Harris and Peter Pamela Rose. On Valentine’s Day, Gilbert brings a tin of homemade cookies and his original nice or nasty poems to school. Print / CDC Set.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Love Stinks by Nancy E. Krulik, narrated by Anne Bobby. When the magic wind turns fourth-grader Katie, who dislikes the “mushy gushy stuff” of Valentine’s Day, into a candy store owner, she decides to write her own “love messages” on the candy hearts. CD Book / eBook.

Love, Escargot by Dashka Slater, narrated by Tim Campbell. The French snail Escargot attends a party, hoping to find his snailentine, but he instead finds a surprising new friend. Print / Wonderbook.

Danny Constantino’s First (and Maybe Last?) Date by Paul Acampora, narrated by Michael Crouch. Between going to the middle school dance with his celebrity crush and watching his mom campaign to be the next town mayor, Danny has a lot to learn about life in the spotlight. Print / eAudiobook.

Merci Suarez Can’t Dance by Meg Medina, narrated by Frankie Corzo. Merci embarks on a seventh-grade year shaped by high teacher expectations, a crush on a school-store co-worker, and a bossy classmate’s plan for the annual Heart Ball. Print / Playaway / Large print / eBook.

Keep it Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence, narrated by Stephanie Komure. Keiko, Audrey, and Jenna have always been best friends, and Keiko desperately wants it to stay that way, but now they are starting seventh grade, and everything seems to be changing; Audrey is obsessed with the idea of them all securing boyfriends, but when she and Jenna focus on the same boy their friendship starts to break apart–and then Keiko finds herself attracted to Audrey’s brother, Conner (who has generally been cast as the enemy), and suddenly she finds herself having to choose between the two. Print / Playaway.

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake, narrated by Chloe Cannon. Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

Royal Crush by Meg Cabot, narrated by Kathleen McInerney. Being the newest princess of Genovia is WAY more complicated than she expected, but Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is getting used to it. She gets to live in an actual palace with two fabulous poodles, a pet iguana, her very own pony, and, best of all, a loving family to help her figure things out! And right now Olivia, having finally admitted that she likes Prince Khalil as more than just a friend, could REALLY use some advice. What is a princess supposed to do once she’s found a prince she likes? With her half-sister Mia busy enjoying her honeymoon, Olivia turns to Grandmere for help. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

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