New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

November 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Love song

November 26, 2014
Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944- author.
182 pages ; 23 cm
First published 1987 in the USA in mass market format only, under the title Love Song for a Raven.--from title page verso.
Carlson Raven had never seen anyone more beautiful or more courageous than Janna Moran as she struggled against the stormy sea in the Queen Charlotte Islands. When he rescued her from the choppy waters and revived her with the heat of his body, his yearning was as unexpected as it was enduring. Janna felt oddly safe as she awoke in the warmth of a stranger's intimate embrace. Staring into eyes as black as midnight, she knew that Raven was the most intriguing man she had ever met. He had saved her life--and Janna couldn't have been more grateful. But Raven wanted so much more than gratitude....

Missing reels : a novel

November 26, 2014
Nehme, Farran Smith.
New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
341 pages ; 24 cm.
"New York in the late 1980s. Ceinwen Reilly has just moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and she's never going back, minimum wage job (vintage store salesgirl) and shabby apartment (Avenue C walkup) be damned. Who cares about earthly matters when Ceinwen can spend her days and her nights at the repertory houses--and most of the time that's left trying to look like Jean Harlow? One day, Ceinwen discovers that her downstairs neighbor may have--just possibly--starred in a forgotten silent film that hasn't been seen for ages. So naturally, it's time for a quest. She will track down the missing reels, she will impress her neighbor, and she will become a part of movie history: the archivist as ingenue. As she embarks on her grand mission, Ceinwen meets a somewhat bumbling, very charming 100% English math professor named Matthew, who is as rational as she is dreamy. Together, they will or will not discover the missing reels, will or will not fall in love, and will or will not encounter the obsessives that make up the New York silent film nut underworld"-- Provided by publisher.

Love me tender

November 24, 2014
Fox, Susan, 1952 July 31-
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014
474 p. ; 17 cm.
Bonus novella inside!
Free spirited Cassidy Esperanza finally finds a place to settle down in Caribou Crossing after falling in love with a handsome inn owner, but when her life takes an unexpected turn, she must choose between fight or flight.

Wolf haven

November 21, 2014
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Toronto : Harlequin HQN, [2014].
378 pages ; 17 cm.
"She's caught in her past until he shows her a future... Some things can never be forgotten. A helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Capture. Torture. Now U.S. Navy nurse Skylar Pascal is struggling to regain control of her life after a trauma that nearly destroyed her. After losing so much, an ideal job at the Elk Horn Ranch in Wyoming offers Sky something she thought she'd never find again ...hope. Former SEAL Grayson McCoy has his own demons. But something about Elk Horn's lovely-yet-damaged new nurse breaks something loose. Compassion--and passion. And even as Gray works with Sky to piece her confidence back together, something deeper and more tender begins to unfurl between them. Something that could bring her back to life. But not even the haven of Elk Horn Ranch is safe from dangers. And all of Sky's healing could be undone by the acts of one malicious man"--Page [4] of cover.

Owning violet : a novel

November 21, 2014
Murphy, Monica, 1970-
New York : Bantam, [2014]
385 pages ; 20 cm.
"A Bantam Books trade paperback original."
"Violet Fowler is the good sister. Responsible, faithful, she's done everything she's supposed to and still gets hurt in the end. Just when she thought her long-term boyfriend, Zachary, would pop the question, he instead breaks the news that he's considering a job transfer within the family company--in London. Ryder McKay hates Zachary Lawrence and he wants his girlfriend, and his job. So when he catches word that Violet and Zachary's relationship is on the rocks, he sees a golden opportunity. And once Ryder sets his sights on something, he gets what he wants. Determined to make Violet his own, he moves in when he knows she's most vulnerable--hurt and missing Zachary. Despite everyone's warnings, Violet soon finds herself embroiled in a passionate, secret affair with the one man she least expected. And she surprises Ryder, as well, as he starts to feel something real for a woman for the first time in his life. The only problem is that their relationship is based on a scam and once Violet discovers Ryder's dirty secrets, she'll be forced to make a choice. Trust him and her feelings, or give up on love once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Winner takes it all

November 21, 2014
Dawson, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
361 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: The name of the game (pages [347]-361).
"For two stubborn people...Corporate mogul Shane Donovan sees the ultra-cool, collected Cecilia Riley as an ice queen--even if he can't deny that, on the surface, she's a work of perfection his body can't ignore. Forced to spend two weeks in the same house for his sister's upcoming wedding, Shane senses that deep down Cecilia mirrors his need. And he's determined to draw her into a sexy game that will melt away her reserve. Losing is not an option... Career-driven Cecilia Riley has just enough free time in her schedule to head out of town for her brother's wedding. But her agenda is thrown for a loop by the presence of Shane. Though his over-confident attitude leaves a lot to be desired, his insanely hot body has kept Cecilia up nights. Unsure what game Shane is playing, Cecilia takes the bait, bent on resisting him at all costs. But as Shane and Cecilia discover, temptation follows no rules"--Page [4] of cover.

Want, need, love

November 21, 2014
Bryant, Niobia, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
292 pages ; 18 cm
Mona Ballinger has a talent for bringing the right people together--and keeping the wrong people apart. But when Anson Tyler's fiancée ends their engagement thanks to Mona's advice, he angrily confronts her. Unfortunately, Mona has not only caused him a broken heart--she ends up giving him a broken leg as well… Guilt-ridden over Anson's injury, Mona decides to help him recover--whether he likes it or not. Soon, comfort turns to chemistry and it seems like Mona may have found a love of her own--until Anson's handsome brother, Hunter, shows up. His hot pursuit of Mona leaves her conflicted and she flees to her South Carolina hometown for some family wisdom. But the choice she makes only fuels the brothers' rivalry. Will Mona end up alone once more?

Last chance family

November 20, 2014
Ramsay, Hope, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
348 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt from "Last chance knit & stitch" (pages [339]-348).
"Mike Taggart has always been willing to take a gamble. But these stakes are just way too high--there's no way he's prepared to become a legal guardian to his five-year-old niece. His only option is to head from Las Vegas to Last Chance to sort things out as quickly as possible. Problem is, he arrives to find an inconsolable little girl, her sick cat, and a gorgeous veterinarian he can't get out of his mind. Charlene Polk has two talents: healing sick critters and falling in love with the wrong men. Mike has trouble written all over him, but she can't leave him in the lurch. And the more time she spends with the sexy high roller, the more she sees that this ready-made family is the best stroke of luck they've ever had..."--Back cover.

The darkest touch

November 20, 2014
Showalter, Gena, author.
Dons Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, 2014.
484 pages ; 18 cm
Torin, a host to the demon of Disease, knows his touch could kill Keeleycael, the Red Queen, but he finds it difficult to ignore this powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities.

The shape of my heart

November 20, 2014
Aguirre, Ann.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, 2014.
343 p. ; 21 cm.

Lovely wild

November 20, 2014
Hart, Megan.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin MIRA, 2014.
340 p. ; 21 cm.

A second bite at the apple

November 20, 2014
Bate, Dana, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
327 pages ; 21 cm
Sidney Strauss is writing for the local food market's weekly newsletter when she gets the opportunity at a story that could make her career as a food journalist or permanently end it.


November 20, 2014
Scott, Kylie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
x, 305 pages ; 21 cm.
"A Stage Dive novel"--Cover.
"As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble"-- Provided by publisher.

Only for you

November 20, 2014
Kery, Beth.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
356 pages ; 21 cm
"Former Army intelligence officer Seth Hightower may work with the Hollywood elite as a special effects makeup artist, but he's learned the hard way to keep fame-obsessed starlets at arm's length. Only one woman ever tempted him to break his rules about dating actresses--and she left him with the memory of one night of uninhibited passion and a lifetime of what-ifs. Hollywood "It" girl Gia Harris is used to being in the spotlight--and avoiding it when necessary. After she witnesses a heinous crime, she knows testifying is the right thing to do, even if it is in the midst of a media circus. But when things heat up and Gia is in danger, she needs to avoid prying eyes and the rabid, long arm of the media. Seth's special skills and knowledge of disguise make him the perfect person to keep her famous face out of the news, but their history makes him the last person she wants to be alone with. He's far too tempting--and now, far too close... As Seth conceals Gia and steals her away from a rabid public, they can't ignore the blistering attraction between them. And when they give in to their cravings, they reveal more about themselves than either of them has ever laid bare before.."-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas in Da Conti's Bed

November 20, 2014
Kendrick, Sharon.
Don MIlls, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
184 p. ; 17 cm.
Billionaire Niccolo Da Conti has everything a man could want, the money, the cars, the business empire, but seeing the unbearably enticing Alannah Collins again has sparked his possessive streak. He'll hire her, seduce her and cross her off his wish list once and for all! Alannah knows the danger of working too closely with the sensual Sicilian, but she'd be a fool to refuse his help launching her business. Now, with Niccolo ruthlessly trying to seduce her under the mistletoe, her every defense is threatened. Can she stop him from unwrapping the truths she's fought to conceal?

Heiress's Defiance

November 20, 2014
Harris, Lynn Raye.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
Lucilla Chatsfield is the only person to lead her family's dynasty. But when her position is usurped by the intensely arrogant but breathtakingly gorgeous Christos Giatrakos, she refuses to lie low, because Lucilla is playing for keeps! Christos finds the Chatsfield heiress highly amusing, until she raises the stakes, risking his reputation and forcing him to act! Lucilla will be taught a lesson, but to do this Christos must return to a home that almost destroyed him. However, facing his past will test him almost as much as the beautiful Lucilla.

His for Revenge

November 20, 2014
Crews, Caitlin.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
Walking down the aisle toward striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliot's fate. But to safeguard the family business, she'll have to play along. Chase is only interested in one thing, his own dark game of revenge against Zara's father. The one thing he hadn't counted on? Zara's charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defenses. But their wedding night proves to be a game changer, and they both realize they're in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase, but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!

The magnate's manifesto

November 20, 2014
Hayward, Jennifer, 1961- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2014.
187 pages ; 17 cm.
"When Jared's manifesto makes him public enemy #1 the only way out is to make Bailey an offer she can't refuse -- a very public promotion to VP! Now, with a major deal on the line and tensions rising, can it be long before Jared and Bailey move from spreadsheets to bed sheets?" -- p. 4 of cover.

A Rule Worth Breaking

November 20, 2014
Cox, Maggie.
Don MIlls, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
192 p. ; 17 cm.
Jake Sorenson is an infamous playboy and a world-class music producer, but when it comes to work, he never gives in to temptation, even when it takes the alluring shape of his newest client, Caitlin Ryan. Stunning, talented and vulnerable, she's an irresistible force, and the ultimate test of Jake's golden rule. Caitlin's determined to focus on her music, but she's never met a man quite like Jake, and their craving for one another soon builds to a crescendo. Now that they've tasted rebellion, it seems that the strictest rules might just be there to be broken.

Taken over by the Billionaire

November 20, 2014
Lee, Miranda.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
185 p. ; 17 cm.
Hotshot entrepreneur Benjamin Da Silva is used to being in the driver's seat, but when he finds himself in need of a chauffeur, beautiful, straight-talking Jess Murphy proves that sometimes taking his foot off the pedal can be equally pleasurable! Jess isn't impressed by his wealth, but each glimpse in the rearview mirror has her aching to climb into the backseat and submit to Benjamin's every command. His recent takeover cost her her job, and she knows she should steer clear, so why can't she get off the collision course leading right toward Benjamin?

To claim his heir by Christmas

November 20, 2014
Parker, Victoria, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
191 pages ; 17 cm.

What the Greek Wants Most

November 20, 2014
Blake, Maya.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 p. ; 17 cm.
Theo came to Brazil with one desire, to destroy the man who once ruined his life. And when the proud Greek sets eyes on his enemy's stunning daughter, he knows victory will taste even sweeter with her in his bed! Inez longs to escape her father's shadow and follow her own dreams, not be blackmailed into becoming someone's mistress! But it's a thin line between love and hate, and soon Theo unlocks a desire virginal Inez never could have anticipated. Now Theo and Inez will have to reconsider what it is they both want most of all.

Qiang wei mei huo = Qiangwei meihuo

November 19, 2014
|6880-01 Ren, Wen, author.
Nanning Shi : Guangxi ren min chu ban she, 2013.
315 pages ; 22 cm

Esta noche dime que me quieres

November 19, 2014
Moccia, Federico, 1963-
México, D.F. : Planeta Mexicana, c2012, 2013.
379 p. ; 23 cm.
Originally published in Italian under the title: L'uomo che non voleva amare.
"Tancredi es uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo. Joven, apuesto y brillante, es incapaz de entregarse al amor por culpa de un terrible incidente ocurrido años atrás. Sofia era una joven promesa del piano, hasta que una estúpida discusión con su novio Andrea cambió su vida para siempre. Alegre y soñadora, decidió aparcar su carrera y sus sueños para cuidar de Andrea, en silla de ruedas tras aquella fatídica noche. Tancredi y Sofia. Dos mundos diferentes, opuestos, como el día y la noche, se verán unidos, al fin, por la lluvia y el destino"--Provided by publisher.

All for you

November 18, 2014
Scott, Jessica, 1976-, author.
318 pages ; 17 cm
"Jessica Scott is an exciting new voice in romantic fiction!" --Robyn Carr, -- . . . Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need-and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . . (87,000 words).

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