Caridad Ferrer's Adios to My Old Life won "Best Contemporary Romance from the Romance Writers of America. I loved this book about a Cuban-American teen competing in a Spanish-language American-Idol type show called Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song). The backstage backstabbing, the very genuine Latin flavor, and Ali's passion for her music shine through, and while I was startled to hear that it was recognized by RWA, I think she totally deserves it.
Unfortunately, it's created somewhat of a controversy within the world of romance fans.
Weigh in! What do you think?