Is there any better time of year for a steamy romance novel than the sweltering summer? Any one of these 10 audible books will set the scene for romance whether you’re listening at home, in the car or on the beach.

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Ella expected Oxford to be a dream ever since she set her heart on studying there when she was 13. What she didn’t expect was to fall for a professor with a surprising secret. Will she give up her political aspirations back in the states and stand by her new love in England?

The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay

Hayden Wolf gets what he wants, which leaves his super yacht stewardess in an impossible position when what he wants is her. Torn between the handsome businessman and the rules of the job she desperately needs, she will have to muster the willpower to resist him or risk it all.

The Midnight Hour by Brenda Jackson

CIA agent Sir Drake Warren was devastated when the only woman he ever loved was killed in the line of duty. CIA agent Victoria Green was nearly killed serving as a marine in an accident that caused her to get reconstructive surgery and a new identity. When the two cross paths, the chemistry between them forces Warren to think of his love who was killed – or at least he thinks was killed.

Love to Go by Nancy Warren

Marquerite doesn’t believe that someone who looks more like a Greek god than a man could ever be into her so she steers clear of the handsome newcomer Alexei. Contrary to what she thinks, Alexei can’t get her out of his head and relies on both his family and hers to try to make a connection.

Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin

Alice has lost everything. Not only did she lose her family’s restaurant but her husband died in a tragic accident. As despair threatens to consume her, her childhood fling Joseph returns to Florida and begins to help her put her life back together. Has too much time and pain come between the two or will the old spark reignite?

Family Man by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jake Gilchrist is the only one left that can be an heir to his family’s fortune, however, he is estranged from the rest of the family and swears he won’t return. With the persuasion and help of Katy Wade, an employee of the family for over a decade, he will return in his family’s time of need. But, perhaps his motives aren’t as pure as they appear.

Lost in Love by Arvind Parashar

Neil was devastated after being dumped by his love until his friendship with Gauri develops into something more. Their bliss will be tried and tested after a life-changing event threatens to tear them apart.

Blue-Eyed Hunk by Jasmila Jasper

Imani is trying to settle down in her new life in small-town Oklahoma with the help of a local sexy rancher Ajax. The two quickly begin a torrid love affair despite the fact that Imani has sworn of alpha men like Ajax.

Chord by Chelsea M. Cameron

Chase Hillier and Cordelia Scott both have similar plans for college and both want to meet a boyfriend. Yet both find themselves constantly thinking about each other. Neither girl can deny the spark between them as they begin to navigate this new and scary path.

Man Card by Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen

Ash has nothing but contempt for her competitor Sebastian. So how did they get from arguments to intimate? While she’s busy making sure it never happens again, Sebastian is convincing himself that they are meant to be together.