Do you like books full of love and romance? If so, you might want to check out one of these titles. They were each nominated for the RITA, a yearly award given by the Romance Writers of America honoring romance fiction. Here are the 2009 young adult nominees, all available at the public library.

Fairy Tale, Cyn Balog
Morgan Sparks and her boyfriend Cam have been best friends since they were children, but just before their shared sixteenth birthday Cam confesses that he is a fairy who was switched at birth with a human child, and now the fairies want to switch them back.

Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover, Ally Carter
When Cammie Morgan arrives at her friend Macey’s five-star hotel for the Democratic National Convention, where Macey’s father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination, she thinks she’s in for an exciting end to her summer break. But if you’re a Gallagher Girl, ‘exciting’ and ‘deadly’ are never far apart.

Perfect Chemistry, Simone Elkeles (Teen Book Festival Author!)
When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates–and others.

Going Too Far, Jennifer Echols
Forced to spend spring break in a Birmingham, Alabama, suburb riding along with an attractive rookie police officer on the night shift, rebellious seventeen-year-old Meg finds herself falling unexpectedly in love.

The ABC’s of Kissing Boys, Tina Ferraro
When sixteen-year-old Parker Stanhope takes kissing lessons from the freshman across the street as part of her plan to get on the varsity soccer team, a relationship blossoms that threatens her popularity at school and must be kept secret from their feuding fathers.

Nothing Like You, Lauren Strasnick
Six months after her mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Holly finds some happiness in a secret affair with Paul, a boy she barely knows, but after becoming friends with Paul’s girlfriend, Saskia, Holly worries that her best friend, Nils, or Saskia will learn the devastating truth.

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