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Subcategory of Australian Romance Readers Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner y separately published work icon The Rhythm Method Kylie Scott , United States of America (USA) : Evil Eye Concepts , 2021 21144904 2021 single work novella romance

'It all started in Vegas...

'After a wild and tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Evelyn Thomas and her rock star husband David Ferris have been happily married for years. Nothing needs to change, their life together is perfect. Which means that change in the shape of an unexpected pregnancy is bound to shake things up some. But could it be for the better?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon Love Song Kylie Scott , United States of America (USA) : Evil Eye Concepts , 2020 21144850 2020 single work novella romance

'There’s always the one that got away. Or kicked you out...

'The new darling of rock n’ roll, Adam Dillon, is ready to show his ex-girlfriend, Jill Schwartz, what a mistake she made kicking him to the curb. So maybe he wasn’t the best of boyfriends. Writing great songs and climbing to the top of the charts isn’t easy. Only problem is, he's fast finding out that success isn't everything.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner y separately published work icon Loving Lucas Jayne Kingsley , Australia : Blueberry Lane Publishing , 2019 18378708 2019 single work novel romance

'Miranda Gray has loved Lucas Knight for what seems like forever. Problem is, he barely gives her the time of day. Plus, she’s a long way from the glamourous women constantly parading in and out of his life.

'If only she could find a way to make him notice her …

'Lucas knows what he wants from life, and it doesn’t include getting tangled up in anything resembling a relationship. Particularly with the boss’s daughter. She’s a forever type of girl; he’s more your ‘please leave before breakfast’ kind of guy.

'When they’re forced to work together on a project that’s far too close to his old life for comfort, Miranda starts to see that whilst she might have had a fledgling love for Lucas, real love is something else entirely.

'Sparks are flying but neither are ready to own up to the truth. Can working together bring love back to Lucas’s life? Or will he break Miranda’s heart forever?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Maggie's Run Kelly Hunter , California : Tule Publishing , 2018 14135069 2018 single work novel romance

'Maggie Walker has never called Wirra Station home. Orphaned as a child, she spent more time at boarding school, and then working in the city, than she ever spent on the edge of the outback. But when her great aunt dies, Maggie inherits everything and reluctantly returns to tidy the place up before selling.

'Ambitious cowboy-next-door Max O’Connor has the means and the desire to buy Wirra Station outright and return it to its former glory. But first, he wants elusive Maggie Walker to know what she’s giving up. He challenges her to live at Wirra Station for three months—with him as farm manager. Just one season–and if she still doesn’t love the place, he’ll gladly pay up and she can be cashed-up and careless, with no ties to anything or anyone.

'Three months. Two hearts. One Summer. Roll on.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2016

winner y separately published work icon Playing by Her Rules Amy Andrews , Fort Collins : Entangled Publishing , 2016 10033527 2016 single work novel romance

'When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex. Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart.

'Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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