RITA awards are given by the Romance Writers of America for excellence in published romance novels and novellas. See a complete list of winners and nominees at The RITA Awards.

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Why Resist a Rebel?
Leah Ashton

ROM ASHTON

Ruby Bell has put scandal and relationships behind her to forge a successful career in film. The last thing Ruby needs is actor Devlin Cooper walking on her set, making outrageous demands and causing her to question her “no romance at work” rule.


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Half Moon Hill
Toni Blake

ROM BLAKE

When loner and ex-biker-gang member Duke Dawson comes to Destiny to recover from an accident, he unexpectedly falls in love with Anna, a woman running from a troubled past, as he helps her turn her home into a bed and breakfast.


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Darius: Lord of Pleasures
Grace Burrowes

ROM BURROWES

Desperate for money, Darius Lindsey, shunned by his wealthy father, agrees to impregnate Lord William Longstreet’s pretty wife-of-convenience, but things soon become complicated when he develops feelings for the young beauty—a woman he can never have.


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Shadowdance
Kristen Callihan

ROM CALLIHAN

Finding a new sense of purpose after a painful childhood in Victorian London, Mary Chase is assigned to track down a vicious murderer and reluctantly partners with long-time rival Jack Talent, whose disparate views give way to their irresistible chemistry.


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A Rake's Midnight Kiss
Anna Campbell

ROM CAMPBELL

Brilliant scholar Genevieve Barrett’s secret identity as the author of her father’s articles is her greatest deception—until her father’s handsome new student arrives on their doorstep. Genevieve recognizes him as the masked intruder who earlier tried to steal a priceless gem from their home. Keeping the seductive stranger’s identity hidden is a risk, but she’s got secrets of her own to keep.


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His Clockwork Canary: The Glorious Victorious Darcys
Beth Ciotta

ROM CIOTTA

In a charming steampunk romance, Simon Darcy’s attempt to win Queen Victoria’s contest to recover lost inventions attracts the attentions of sensationalist London reporter the Clockwork Canary.


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The Lady and the Laird
Nicola Cornick

ROM CORNICK

After a love letter ruins his wedding, Robert the Marquis of Methven seeks out Lady Lucy MacMorlan to fulfill his desperate need for a bride.


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A Royal Without Rules
Caitlin Crews

ROM CREWS

Royal PA Adriana Righetti is no stranger to scandal. Her latest assignment, keeping the playboy Prince Pato out of the headlines before his brother’s wedding, is mission impossible. But when the cameras aren’t looking, Adrianna wonders if there more to this rebel royal than the world knows.


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Never Desire a Duke
Lily Dalton

ROM DALTON

Estranged from her husband Vane Barwick, the Duke of Claxton, Lady Sophia finds her passion for him ignited after a fateful encounter in a crowded ballroom.


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Any Duchess Will Do
Tessa Dare

ROM DARE

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.


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The Sweet Spot
Laura Drake

ROM DRAKE

Escaping to Whidbey Island, powerful shapeshifter Elin, who has unique supernatural gifts, finds hope for her future in the arms of werehound Sean Black, but he carries a secret that binds him to an enemy from the past and to an evil force preying on the women of Whidbey Island.


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Immortally Ever After
Angie Fox

ROM FOX

Human surgeon Petra Robichaud is the only person on the front lines of the war between the immortals that can speak with the dead, and for this reason, she is destined to end the battle between the gods, if only she can avoid being distracted by sexy demi-god Commander Galen.


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Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar
Lexi George

ROM GEORGE

When a big strapping demon-hunter named Conall Dalvahni walks into her demonoid bar where everyone’s welcome, Rebekah “Beck” Damian, a beautiful half-demon, desperately tries to hide her attraction to this man who hates her kind.


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The Autumn Bride
Anne Gracie

ROM GRACIE

When governess Abigail Chantry, along with her sister and two dearest friends, comes to the aid of Lady Beatrice Davenham, she is rescued from destitution until Lady Beatrice’s nephew returns from the Orient, questioning her motives.


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The Rogue's Proposal
Jennifer Haymore

ROM HAYMORE

Resolving to save his mother from a brutish kidnapper, Lukas Hawkins, the rakish second son of the troubled House of Trent, embarks on a passionate relationship with opportunistic Emma Curtis only to have their growing love threatened by a dangerous secret.


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Duke of Midnight
Elizabeth Hoyt

ROM HOYT

The conservative Duke of Wakefield has a secret life fighting crime in the darkest parts of London, and the last thing he needs is the mousey Miss Artemis Greaves showing up at his townhouse jeopardizing his cover.


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Teardrop
Lauren Kate

SF TEEN KATE

Since Eureka’s mother drowned, she wishes she were dead too, but after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story Eureka begins to believe that Ander is right about her being involved in strange things—and in grave danger.


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The Firebird
Susanna Kearsley

KEARSLEY

Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof. But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.


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Claim Me
J. Kenner

KENNER

Billionaire Damien Starck continues his obssessive relationship with Nikki Fairchild, as she tries to discover his darkest secrets and they both confront experiences from their troubled pasts.


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The Second Chance Café
Alison Kent

ROM KENT

Returning to her hometown, Kaylie’s determined to make all her dreams a reality—and unearth answers to questions about her past. But Kaylie’s plans take an unexpected turn when the house needs extensive work and the carpenter she hires proves to be a very handsome and very unneeded distraction from her quest.


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Five Days in Skye
Carla Laureano

INSPIR LAUREANO

Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan is determined to snag a high-profile client and a promotion, but she soon finds that Scottish celebrity chef James MacDonald is not the man he portrays himself to be.


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Love and Other Scandals
Caroline Linden

ROM LINDEN

Embracing her singleness after suffering through four seasons in London, buxom beauty Joan Benet, who longs for excitement, decides to become the kept woman of a rakish earl or similarly exciting scoundrel and sets her sights on her brother’s best friend, Tristan, Lord Burke.


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Homecoming Ranch
Julia London

ROM LONDON

After her absentee father dies and leaves her a ranch as inheritance, Madeline flies to Colorado and encounters the two sisters she didn’t know she had, and ruggedly handsome Luke, the man who feels he has a rightful claim to the ranch.


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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished: The Third Rule of Scoundrels
Sarah MacLean

ROM MACLEAN

When her brother gets deep in debt to Temple, a disgraced duke who now owns an exclusive casino, Mara Lowe agrees to come forward and clear Temple, who has been accused of her murder, if he will forgive what her brother owes him.


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The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse
Cathy Maxwell

ROM MAXWELL

When her brothers’ lives are threatened, Lady Margaret Chattan, who has vowed never to marry in order to break her family’s centuries-old curse, teams up with Laird Heath Mcnachtan to fight a powerful supernatural foe.


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Her Secret, His Baby
Tanya Michaels

ROM MICHAELS

Life’s been full of surprises lately for rancher Garrett Frost—and not in a good way. He runs into Arden Cade, the beautiful photographer who shared a single night of passion with Garrett six months ago. He is shocked when he discovers she’s pregnant—and he’s the daddy. To make matters worse, Arden hadn’t even planned on telling Garrett about the baby.


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Sleigh Bells in the Snow
Sarah Morgan

ROM MORGAN

PR executive Kayla Green hated Christmas and she is intent on locking herself away to do work for the duration of the holiday season, until her newest client, Jackson O’Neil, invites her to visit and experience his newest business venture, Snow Crystal Resort and Spa.


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Home to Whiskey Creek
Brenda Novak

ROM NOVAK

Adelaide returns to her hometown of Whiskey Creek to care for her aging grandmother and her grandmother’s restaurant, but she is less than happy to be back in a place that holds such terrible memories.


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Crazy Thing Called Love
Molly O'Keefe

ROM O’KEEFE

Forced to work with sexy hockey superstar Billy Wilkins, who is also her ex-husband, Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish finds herself skating on thin ice when he asks for one more shot at making things right.


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Sins of a Ruthless Rogue
Anna Randol

ROM RANDOL

Olivia Campbell is stunned when Clayton Campbell, the man her betrayal had sent to the gallows – and who she believed was dead, comes back into her life, forcing her to once again play a dangerous game of revenge and desire.


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Beach House No. 9
Christie Ridgway

ROM RIDGWAY

When Jane Pearson arrives at the beach house of reclusive journalist Griffin Lowell to help him write his memoir, she engages in a battle of wits with this obstinate man who needs her help more than he ever could have realized.


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Whiskey Beach
Nora Roberts

ROM ROBERTS

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public and police scrutiny after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He needs sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.


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It Had to Be You
Jill Shalvis

ROM SHALVIS

When she is accused of stealing money from her ex-boyfriend’s office, Ali Winters turns to police detective Luke Hanover, who has returned to his hometown to recover from a high-profile case that went wrong, to help her clear her name.


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Rumor Has It
Jill Shalvis

ROM SHALVIS

Back in Sunshine, Idaho, Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid finds comfort in the last person he’d expect—small town school teacher Kate Evans.


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Heart of Obsidian
Nalini Singh

ROM SINGH

Three distant races of supernatural beings sharing very different goals must fight their emotions and true natures when their uneasy coexistence starts to erode.


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Justice for Sara
Erica Spindler

SPINDLER

A decade after being acquitted for her beloved sister’s murder, Katherine McCall receives chilling anonymous letters that compel her to return to her hostile hometown and team up with Detective Luke Tanner to learn the truth about what happened.


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The Burning Sky
Sherry Thomas

SF TEEN THOMAS

A young elemental mage named Iaolanthe Seabourne discovers her shocking power and destiny when she is thrown together with a deposed prince to lead a rebellion against a tyrant.


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The Luckiest Lady in London
Sherry Thomas

ROM THOMAS

Louisa Cantwell, who must marry a wealthy man in order to support her sisters, is drawn to Felix Rivendale, the mysterious Marquess of Wrenworth, but resists because she knows that he cannot be trusted.


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Thrill Ride
Julie Ann Walker

ROM WALKER

One of the best interrogators in the business, Rock Babineaux, is on the run from his own government when a job goes horribly wrong. He races against time to clear his name with the help of Vanessa Cordero, who believes his innocence.


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