Romance Writers of America

Rita Awards

The Rita Award is given to honor excellence in published romance fiction.
    • Repressed

    • Deadly Secrets, Book 1
    • By: Elisabeth Naughton
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it - small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother's murder, but she's still the talk of the town....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great plot/too much sex

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Problem with Forever

    • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it's a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My only regret...

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Moon in the Palace

    • The Empress of Bright Moon, Book 1
    • By: Weina Dai Randel
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power. A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the emperor's attention....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stand the narrator

    • By S. Becker on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Hope Next Door

    • By: Tammy L. Gray
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story

    • By Gabriella on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Her Every Wish

    • The Worth Saga
    • By: Courtney Milan
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • her every wish

    • By Michelle on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • No Mistress of Mine

    • An American Heiress in London
    • By: Laura Lee Guhrke
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    After spending his youth as one of the wildest rakes in the ton, Lord Denys Somerton has devoted the past six years to putting his past behind him. He is determined to fulfill his duties....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite HR of the year!!

    • By Karen on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Duke to Remember

    • By: Kelly Bowen
    • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night the actress captivates London theatergoers with her ability to slip inside her characters. By day she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous book and fabulous narration..

    • By Trish R. on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Miracle on 5th Avenue

    • From Manhattan with Love, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Morgan
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she's given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Narration

    • By C4ww on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Carolina Dreaming

    • By: Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    After escaping a disastrous marriage, bakery owner Jane Clark has convinced herself that she has everything she needs. But now Gabe Murphy is in town....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wimpy lead.

    • By Michelle on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • HIM

    • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623

    Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite audiobooks of the year!

    • By Heather on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Brokedown Cowboy

    • By: Maisey Yates
    • Narrated by: Lillian Thayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love the copper Ridge series

    • By GREWUP on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Tiffany Girl

    • By: Deeanne Gist
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    As preparations for the 1893 World's Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany - heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire - seizes the opportunity ....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed this book

    • By D L Miller on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Noble Masquerade

    • By: Kristi Ann Hunter
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story!

    • By Rustin on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Must Love Chainmail

    • Must Love Series, Book 2
    • By: Angela Quarles
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Trapped in the wrong time, she needs a knight in shining armor, but this damsel in distress might be the real savior....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Same premise as Outlander, shorter, less complex

    • By Love2Dive on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Evernight

    • By: Kristen Callihan
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is undeniable - she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the series

    • By Kimberly on 09-24-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Romancing the Duke

    • Castles Ever After
    • By: Tessa Dare
    • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS REGENCY ROMP

    • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Fool Me Twice

    • Rules for the Reckless, Book 2
    • By: Meredith Duran
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Sensible and lonely, Olivia Mather survives by her wits - and her strict policy of avoiding trouble....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite entertaining

    • By Maine Knitter on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Saint

    • By: Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Eleanor is consumed, yet even she knows that being in love with a priest can't be right. But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally a Performance worthy of the material!

    • By Christine Laputka on 09-03-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Concealed in Death

    • In Death Series, Book 38
    • By: J. D. Robb
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404

    In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

    • By amazonian on 02-23-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Deceived

    • Private Justice, Book 3
    • By: Irene Hannon
    • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plot line that accelerates to an explosive finish....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Janet on 10-26-14
    • Private Justice, Book 3
    • By: Irene Hannon
    • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
    • Series: Private Justice, Book 3
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 277 ratings
    • RITA Award Winner, Best Inspirational Romance, 2015

    Regular price: $27.99

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