RITA Awards (Presented by the Romance Writers of America)

RITA Awards

The RITA Award is the most prominent award given throughout the genre of romance fiction. It is presented by Romance Writers of America (RWA). The purpose of the RITA Award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published novels and novellas.
    • 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 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    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 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • fun and frolicsome

    • By Lisa on 09-06-17

    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 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,703

    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: $29.99

    • Deceived

    • Private Justice, Book 3
    • By: Irene Hannon
    • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 414 ratings
    • RITA Award Winner, Best Inspirational Romance, 2015

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One in a Million

    • By: Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated by: Angèle Masters
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    When Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator

    • By Karen on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Sweet Spot

    • Sweet on a Cowboy, Book 1
    • By: Laura Drake
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • too slow!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-19

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Claim Me (The Stark Trilogy)

    • The Stark Series #2
    • By: J. Kenner
    • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

    For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the second novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy that started with Release Me....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passion and Surrender

    • By Tara on 06-19-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

    • The Third Rule of Scoundrels
    • By: Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Team Temple!

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Firebird

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240

    Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Historical Fiction

    • By Katie - Audible on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Haunting of Maddy Clare

    • By: Simone St. James
    • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,266

    Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary-work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting storyline but...

    • By RavidReader on 11-04-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Rogue by Any Other Name

    • By: Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 971

    A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London's most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance....

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

    • By Malinda on 08-27-14

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Against the Tide

    • By: Elizabeth Camden
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she's finally carved out a perfect life for herself - a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story well worth your time...

    • By Esther Cunningham on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1: Immortals After Dark, Book 13

    • By: Kresley Cole
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052

    Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dayum!!!

    • By Jeri on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Dragon Bound

    • Elder Races Series #1
    • By: Thea Harrison
    • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,047

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Woo Freakin Hoo!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • First Grave on the Right

    • Charley Davidson, Book 1
    • By: Darynda Jones
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,571
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,552

    This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

    • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Enclave

    • By: Ann Aguirre
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 775
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 774

    New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20s....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mysterious and Suspenseful

    • By The Reading Date on 02-08-14
    • By: Ann Aguirre
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Series: Razorland, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 873 ratings
    • RITA Award Winner, Best Young Adult Romance, 2012

    Regular price: $20.99

    • New York to Dallas

    • In Death, Book 33
    • By: J. D. Robb
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,177

    It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NY to Dallas

    • By Debbie Woodruff on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $29.99

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