Romance Writers of America

Rita Awards

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

    • The Blackhawk Boys, Book 4
    • By: Lexi Ryan
    • Narrated by: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    An NFL player with a secret past, and the one woman with the power to turn his world inside out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 suspenseful stars!

    • By Liv on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tell Me

    • By: Abigail Strom
    • Narrated by: Leora Ben-Zev
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She's made peace with it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Wicked Dirty

    • By: J. Kenner
    • Narrated by: Paula Hoffman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    When Lyle Tarpin's photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't wait...

    • By Lori Pfeifer on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Between the Devil and the Duke

    • By: Kelly Bowen
    • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome read and Awesome narration..

    • By Trish R. on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Now That You Mention It

    • By: Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

    A funny and bittersweet story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a decade's absence hoping to resuscitate her relationship with her family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10 million stars!

    • By jodiod on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    Sale price: $5.95

    • 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 598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    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 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    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 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this author

    • By carolyn diaz on 11-06-18

    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 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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 1,879
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774

    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
    • Where have these narrators been all my life?

    • By kindle customer on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    Sale price: $4.95

    • Brokedown Cowboy

    • By: Maisey Yates
    • Narrated by: Lillian Thayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun story

    • By Vibliophile on 01-29-18

    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 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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

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