New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

January 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sweet surprise

January 29, 2015
Terry, Candis, author.
New York, New York : Avon, [2015]
viii, 372 pages ; 18 cm.

Jaguar pride

January 29, 2015
Spear, Terry, author.
©2015.
339 pages ; 18 cm.
"JAG Special Forces agents Huntley Anderson and Melissa Overton are hot on the trail of poachers when they're suddenly saddled with two jaguar shifter cubs. They have to locate the parents, pronto-but who's going to babysit in the meantime? Huntley is a rough, tough jaguar shifter and an all-business agent, but he's not going to let two abandoned youngsters come to any harm on his watch. Seeing her super-manly partner try to get the playful cubs under control stirs up some unexpected desires in Melissa, and she begins to feel like Huntley's not the only one who's in over his head"--page [4] of cover.

Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

January 28, 2015
Quinn, Julia, 1970-
[New York] : Avon Books, 2015.
378 pages ; 18 cm
Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second--or third--look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one. Iris Smythe-Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something ... even as her heart tells her to say yes.

Catch a falling heiress : an American heiress in London

January 28, 2015
Guhrke, Laura Lee, author.
New York : Avon, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
370 pages ; 17 cm.
Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she's determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she's about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss...Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet's "intended," and he's determined she won't fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty...and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.

In your wildest Scottish dreams

January 28, 2015
Ranney, Karen, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
369 pages ; 17 cm.

The marriage charm

January 28, 2015
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : HQN Books, [2015]
265 pages ; 25 cm.
"The Brides of Bliss County"--T.p. facing.
"HQN romance"--Spine.
"Melody Nolan has always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't exactly husband material. He's a great cop who isn't afraid of anything, except love, but there is something about Melody that his heart just can't ignore"--Provided by publisher.

Girl before a mirror

January 28, 2015
Palmer, Liza, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
357 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

Quarterback draw

January 28, 2015
Burton, Jaci, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
328 pages ; 21 cm.
"In the latest Play-by-Play novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Straddling the Line, a sexy quarterback is finally playing for keeps... Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star-flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling. Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn't have time for fun-much less a boyfriend-but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina's rule. Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina's afraid to let go and rely on anyone but herself. Grant intends to ease her fears and prove he's a man of style and substance-a man she can count on"-- Provided by publisher.

Hero

January 28, 2015
Young, Samantha.
New York, New York : New Amercan Library, [2015]
401 pages ; 21 cm
"The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him. Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa's efforts at redemption, but it's not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair. Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he'll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again.... "-- Provided by publisher.

Give it all

January 28, 2015
McKenna, Cara, 1979- author.
New York, New York : Signet Eclipse, 2015.
341 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: Drive it deep (pages [327]-341).
"A Signet Eclipse book."
"Keep your friends close--and your enemies closer... Bar owner Raina Harper can't say for sure what Duncan Welch is to her. With her small Nevada town under siege by a ruthless casino development and still reeling from a spate of murders, she knows that trusting the public face of the corporate invaders is risky to say the least. Though, damn, it's one fine-looking face. Duncan may be a mercenary when it comes to getting the job done, but he's no villain. In fact, the calculating fixer soon finds himself in the bad guys' crosshairs, framed and facing professional ruin. To clear his name, he'll need help from Raina and her roughneck motorcycle club, the Desert Dogs. Gaining their trust won't be easy, and the molten sexual tension between Raina and Duncan only makes things more complicated--especially since Miah Church, Raina's friend and ex-lover, would sooner strangle Duncan than shake his hand. One thing's certain, though: If they don't deal with their incendiary attraction soon, the whole damn town might go up in flames"--Page [4] of cover.

The years

January 28, 2015
Delbanco, Nicholas, author.
©2015
371 pages ; 21cm.
"Book One of this novel, in a different form, was published as Spring and Fall by Grand Central Publishing, New York, in 2006"--Page [373].
"The Years is about the passage of time: from youth to middle age to the winter of life. Forty years after their intense but doomed college romance, Lawrence and Hermia meet again on a Mediterranean cruise. They fall in love even more deeply, but being in their sixties, with plenty of baggage, they wonder if marriage is the right move. When Lawrence visits Hermia's home on Cape Cod, she has one request: "Please stay." What happens when he does fills the rest of this wise and unforgettable novel. With enormous sympathy and keen insight, Nicholas Delbanco follows Hermia and Lawrence through their years together and apart, in Los Angeles and New York, Michigan and Massachusetts, in frailness and in health. Old scores are settled; old wounds healed. A stunning, wise book about first and final love, The Years addresses the irrevocable end of life, and what ultimately endures."--Page [4] of cover.

I'll meet you there

January 27, 2015
Demetrios, Heather, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
388 pages ; 22 cm
Skylar Evans, seventeen, yearns to escape Creek View by attending art school, but after her mother's job loss puts her dream at risk, a rekindled friendship with Josh, who joined the Marines to get away then lost a leg in Afghanistan, and her job at the Paradise Motel lead her to appreciate her home town.

Invaded

January 27, 2015
Landers, Melissa.
New York : Hyperion, 2015.
359 pages ; 22 cm
"An Alienated novel"--Cover.
Cara and Aelyx maintain their extremely long-distance relationship, with Cara continuing as an exchange student and becoming human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L'eihr and Aelyx working on a campaign to improve human-L'eihr relations, which soon makes him a target of extremists.

The dandelion field

January 27, 2015
Springer, Kathryn.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2015]
341 pages ; 22 cm
A handsome firefighter must convince a single mom who doesn't believe in happy endings to take a chance on a new beginning with him,

The unexpected consequences of love

January 27, 2015
Mansell, Jill.
Naperville, Illinois. : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
425 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in 2014 in the UK by Headline Publishing Group, a Hachette UK Company, as The Unpredictable Consequences of Love.
"Sophie has no interest in finding love. But what happens when love finds her? Sophie Wells is a successful photographer with a focus on putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh Strachan returns to the seaside town of Cornwall from the States to run his family's hotel, he can't understand why the fun, sexy girl has zero interest in letting him or any man for that matter into her life. He also can't understand how he's been duped into employing Sophie's impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited. Both girls remain mum about the reasons behind Sophie's indifference to love. But that doesn't mean Josh is going to quit trying"--Publisher.

Forbidden to love the duke : the Fenwick sisters affairs

January 27, 2015
Hunter, Jillian.
New York, New York : Signet Select, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
342 pages ; 18 cm.
Lady Ivy Fenwick is desperate. Since her father’s fatal duel, she and her sisters have sold off every valuable possession to make ends meet. With the manor stripped bare, Ivy has one last resort: Apply as governess to the Duke of Ellsworth’s wards. James should have known better than to hire the desirable lady who had fallen on hard times and who tempts him at every turn. As her employer, he tries valiantly to remain noble and not let a kiss they shared as strangers years ago entice him. Yet the more he learns of Ivy’s secrets, the more he wants her. And when another suitor proves aggressive, James is confronted with a challenge: Surrender Ivy or fight for the woman he’s come to love against all odds, knowing that it takes a scoundrel to trump a scoundrel.

New uses for old boyfriends

January 27, 2015
Kendrick, Beth.
New York : New American Library, 2015.
320 pages ; 21 cm
"After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life. But when her happily-ever-after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up. She's desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years. Her family's fortune is gone-and her mother is in total denial. It's up to Lila to take care of everything...but she can barely take care of herself. The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles to reinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique. But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it's too late for old dreams. She's lost everything she thought she needed but found something-someone-she desperately wants. A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can't forget...and a second chance has never felt so much like first love. "-- Provided by publisher.

The orphan sky

January 27, 2015
Leya, Ella, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
356 pages : map ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions and an author interview.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Set at the crossroads of Turkish, Persian, and Russian cultures under the red flag of Communism in the late 1970s, [this story] reveals one woman's struggle to reconcile her ideals with the corrupt world around her, and to decide whether to betray her country or her heart"--Amazon.com.

Love in the age of mechanical reproduction

January 27, 2015
Trichter, Judd.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
314 pages ; 24 cm
"Bad luck for Eliot Lazar, he fell in love with an android, a beautiful C-900 named Iris Matsuo. That's the kind of thing that can get you killed in late 21th century Los Angeles or anywhere else for that matter - anywhere except the man-made island of Atlantis, far out in the Pacific, which is where Eliot and Iris are headed once they get their hands on a boat. But then one night Eliot knocks on Iris's door only to find she was kidnapped, chopped up, sold for parts. Unable to move on and unwilling to settle for a woman with a heartbeat, Eliot vows to find the parts to put Iris back together again--and to find the sonofabitch who did this to her and get his revenge. With a determined LAPD detective on his trail and time running out in a city where machines and men battle for control, Eliot Lazar embarks on a bloody journey that will take him to edge of a moral precipice from which he can never return, from which mankind can never return. In the vein of Blade Runner, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is a scifi love story that asks the question, how far will you go to save someone you love?"-- Provided by publisher.

One mad night

January 27, 2015
London, Julia.
©2015
311 pages ; 18 cm
One mad night -- The bridesmaid.

The millionaire rogue

January 27, 2015
Peterson, Jessica, author.
New York, NY : Berkley Sensation, 2015.
viii, 324 pages ; 17 cm
"The Hope Diamond Trilogy."
Though not of noble birth, Thomas Hope has a skill in banking that has made him one of the richest, most trusted men in London. Still, he keeps his dubious past hidden. So when an old acquaintance calls on Hope to help acquire the infamous French Blue Diamond, he is desperate to be discreet. He never expects that his biggest concern should not be losing his reputation, but his heart.

The last heiress

January 27, 2015
Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.
©2015.
342 pages ; 22 cm
Follows the story of a British manufacturing heiress and an American merchant caught in the turbulent time of the War Between the States.

Always on my mind

January 27, 2015
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 380 pages : map ; 21 cm.
After a failed dig in Honduras, aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, the woman of his dreams. But when he arrives unannounced on her doorstep, he receives the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone else's baby. Helping his older brother, Darek, prepare the family resort for its grand reopening, one of Casper's new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina. Can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together?

The promise of Palm Grove

January 26, 2015
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
260, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more ...
"Amish brides of Pinecraft ; Book one."
"A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she's pledged to wed and the man her heart desires"-- Provided by publisher.

Perfect kind of trouble

January 26, 2015
Fine, Chelsea, 1982-
©2014
356 pages ; 21 cm
A finding fate novel ; book 2"--Title page.
Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything. Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief. until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be. Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them. was each other. New Adult Romance (85,000 words)"-- Provided by publisher.

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