R♥BY Results

The Romantic Book of the Year Award, affectionately known as The Ruby, is one of our premier awards and the only one of its kind in Australia. Voted on by Australian readers, this contest is open each year to any Australian or New Zealand romance author who has published a romance novel in a number of categories.

RWA congratulates the finalists in the Romantic Book of The Year and Romantic Novella of the Year 2019, for books published in 2018.

Contemporary Romance:

On the Right Track – Penelope Janu WINNER
The Wedding Obsession – Madeleine Ash
A Convenient Bride for the King – Kelly Hunter
The House at Flynn’s Crossing – Elisabeth Rose
Bittersweet – Jacquie Underdown


The Devilish Duke – Maddison Michaels WINNER
Marry in Scandal – Anne Gracie
The King’s Obsession – Tanya Bird


Undercover Fighter – Aislinn Kearns WINNER
Mission: Her Protection – Anna Hackett
Glass Clouds – Suzanne Cass


Cursed – Keri Arthur WINNER
Edge of Eon – Anna Hackett
Moonbound – Liesl Leighton

Romantic Elements:

Tangled Vines – Megan Mayfair WINNER
Hearts of Resistance – Soraya M Nicholas
Happy Ever After – Joanne Tracey