RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance

Romance novels that focus primarily on the romantic relationship, released as individual titles, not as part of a series.

Judging guidelines: In this category, the love story is the main focus of the novel, and the ending is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

 

2007 selection

Adios to My Old Life

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 2007

by Caridad Ferrer

Does a seventeen-year-old from Miami have what it takes to be the next big Latin superstar? And does she really want it?

As a talented singer-guitarist with a dream of going pro, Alegría Montero is getting...


2002 selection

True Confessions

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 2002

by Rachel Gibson

Welcome to Gospel, Idaho, where everyone knows that there are two universal truths. First, God did His best work when He created the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Second, every sin known to heaven and earth—from...


2001 selection

First Lady

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 2001

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back...


1999 selection

Dream a Little Dream

Chicago Stars #4

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 1999

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

A Desperate Young Mother

Rachel Stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car's that's spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her....


1998 selection

Nobody's Baby But Mine

Chicago Stars #3

RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance 1998

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“Outrageous, heartwarming, wonderfully sensual…I loved it!”

—Jayne Anne Krentz

“For sheer fun, nobody beats Nobody’s Baby But Mine.”

Detroit Free Press

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes, “Next...