'Novels and novellas between 30,000 and 60,000 words where the love story is the main focus of the novel and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying and optimistic. Novels may be set in any place or time. Love scenes may be present or implied but details are not explicit.'
This award was inaugurated in 2009.
Source: Romance Writers of Australia website, http://www.romanceaustralia.com
'What do you do when you realise the one you want is half a world away, living in your home, sleeping in your bed?
'Wow! This is amazing! I've house-swapped my little cottage in Australia for a bachelor pad in Chelsea. I can't wait to explore London. Most of all I'm hoping to meet my dream man, a perfect English gentleman! Though I'm starting to wonder whether Patrick, my house-swapper (who's now living in my house!) might actually be him. We've been emailing, and he sounds gorgeous. Imagine what sparks could fly if we met in person. I just might have to make that happen.' (Trove)
'Hotshot doctor Sam Renaldo has traveled to Ocean Spray to make amends for his twin brother, who abandoned a woman pregnant with his babies. But Sam is immediately struck by Susie Mayne. She is the island's only medic, and a single mother of twins. She gives everything she's got.
'Susie is equally struck by Sam. Yet while he's nothing like Grant, he is still Grant's twin brother. How can she trust Sam not to break her and the twins' hearts? But Sam knows that Susie and her kids could give him the love and family he's always wanted, and he'll do anything to have the chance to take care of them forever.' (Publication summary)