New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

May 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sea glass sunrise

May 28, 2015
Kauffman, Donna, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2015.
361 p. ; 18 cm.
"The brides of Blueberry Cove"--Cover.
When D.C. lawyer Hannah McCrae heads home for a wedding, she is dragging a lot of baggage along with her--and she does not mean suitcases. Betrayed personally, and humiliated professionally, the last thing she wants is a new man. That is fine with contractor Calder Blue. He and Hannah may be wildly attracted to one another, but all he wants is to build the hotly contested new yacht club and mend a family feud.

The rocks

May 28, 2015
Nichols, Peter, 1950- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
417 pages ; 24 cm
Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, "The Rocks" opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier.

Daughter of deep silence

May 28, 2015
Ryan, Carrie.
New York, New York : Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
378 pages ; 22 cm
At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby's identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

The lady hellion

May 28, 2015
Shupe, Joanna, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
viii, 338 pages ; 18 cm.
Lady Sophia Barnes is on a mission to protect the employees of Madame Hartley's brothel, something much easier done dressed as a man. But she needs the help of Damien Beecham, a man who broke her heart long ago, and who still has feelings for Sophia.

Under a dark summer sky

May 28, 2015
Lafaye, Vanessa, author.
vi, 390 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on real historical events, Lafaye's debut novel is at once a love story set in a time of great turmoil and a vivid deiction of a major natural disaster. This book evokes what happens when people, sweating under the weight of their pasts, are tested to the absolute limits of their endurance.--Back cover.

Upside down

May 27, 2015
Riley, Lia.
New York : Forever, 2015.
x, 274 pages ; 21 cm.
Originally published as an ebook.
"Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she'll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act. Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He's never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime or if they were meant to live a world apart. "-- Provided by publisher.

The tenderness of thieves

May 26, 2015
Freitas, Donna, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
348 pages ; 22 cm
After witnessing a robbery which ended with the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Jane Calvetti falls in love with town bad boy Handel Davies.

The underwriting

May 26, 2015
Miller, Michelle, 1984-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2015.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street in The Underwriting, as it takes you behind closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings. Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its IPO. Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team--brainy Neha, party-boy Beau, and old college flame Tara Taylor--race to close the $14 billion deal of the decade. It's the chance of a lifetime for Tara, too, who sees her opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and justify six years of sacrifices for her career. But nothing is what it seems in Silicon Valley, and when tragedy strikes Stanford University's campus, there's no telling where the sparks will fly"-- Provided by publisher.

The marriage season

May 26, 2015
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, [2015]
267 pages ; 25 cm
Believing she will not be as successful as best friends Hadleigh and Melody in finding true love, Bex focuses on her career before unexpectedly falling for an aloof single father who does not believe in romance.

A match for Marcus Cynster

May 26, 2015
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
Ontario, Canada : Mira Books 2015.
442 pages ; 17 cm.
"Marcus Cynster is waiting for Fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies near his home in Scotland, but what will it be? Who is his fated bride? One fact seems certain: his future won't lie with Niniver Carrick, a young lady who attracts him mightily and whom he feels compelled to protect- even from himself. Fate, he's sure, will never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his."

Huckleberry harvest

May 26, 2015
Beckstrand, Jennifer.
New York : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing, [2015]
362 pages ; 17 cm.
"Anna and Felty Helmuth's zest for matchmaking is unstoppable--and with grown-up grandchild number three on her way to their home in lovely Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, what better reason to put their talents to work once more?... When Mandy Helmuth hears that her best friend Kristina's heart has been broken, she decides to visit her grandparents and cheer her up. Mandy never liked Noah Mischler anyway, with his rough exterior and outspoken ways. Unfortunately, she can't avoid him--especially after he saves her life... If he weren't helping Felty with home repairs, Noah would be more than happy to stay away from uppity Mandy Helmuth. Of course, then he wouldn't have been able to rescue her--and she wouldn't have had the chance to discover the real Noah beneath the tough persona--the one she falls in love with..."-- From back cover.

Against the tide

May 26, 2015
Martin, Kat, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
363 pages ; 18 cm.
"Liv Chandler is running for her life, and the cops haven't been able to do a thing to help. But there's one man who makes her feel safe, no matter what...rugged charter boat captain Rafe Brodie. To Rafe, Liv is a beautiful mystery, one he can't ignore. He means to unearth her secrets, and in the process, if luck is on his side, maybe the spark between them will ignite. But Liv's past is more dangerous than Rafe could guess, and when his first mate turns up dead, she fears that she's next. That there's something else coming she can't see. That even Rafe and the remote village of Valdez, Alaska can't protect her forever..."-- From back cover.

Marriage of inconvenience

May 26, 2015
Macomber, Debbie, author.
Surrey, England : Severn House, 2015.
249 pages ; 23 cm
"First published 1992 in the USA in mass market format only."--Title page verso.
"Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have always been friends - and nothing but friends. However, that changes when Jamie asks Rich to father the child she so desperately wants. Rich agrees - if she'll marry him. Because he thinks that their marriage of convenience could become a real marriage instead."--Publisher description.

Second chances : an Amish retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion

May 26, 2015
Price, Sarah, 1969-
Lake Mary, Florida : Realms, [2015]
xxiii, 275 pages ; 21 cm
"An Amish classics series."

Our souls at night

May 22, 2015
Haruf, Kent.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
179 pages ; 20 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.

Texas tough

May 20, 2015
Dailey, Janet.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
266 pages ; 24 cm.
"He's everything she doesn't need. The quiet horse whisperer whose touch still ignites her dreams--and is everything wealthy Lauren Prescott is not. She can think of a million reasons why she should never ever fall into Sky Fletcher's sure embrace again. Until she clashes head-on with the dangerous complications of her privileged life and needs his protection like air to breathe... She's more than he can resist. The heiress Sky can't get out of his heart, no matter how much he tries. And being the secret third Tyler son doesn't change a thing. All he wants from his two brothers is help uncovering a dangerous conspiracy threatening his land, their ranch, and the spirited beauty he never should have touched..."-- From dust jacket.

Dearest rogue

May 20, 2015
Hoyt, Elizabeth, 1970-
New York : Vision, 2015.
334 pages ; 17 cm
When she is targeted by kidnappers, Lady Phoebe Batten, who is going blind, is surprised to discover an unexpected tenderness beneath the tough exterior of her bodyguard, Captain James Trevillion, as he tries to protect her.

No better man : a heart of the Rockies novel

May 20, 2015
Richardson, Sara.
New York : Forever, 2015.
351 pages ; 17 cm
When it comes to business, Avery King always comes out on top. So after a very public breakup, work is the perfect excuse to flee the Windy City for the gentle breezes of Aspen, Colorado. Her mission: acquire the land of a rundown mountain ranch. Avery expects an easy win . . . until she meets the rugged and irresistible rancher who won't give up his property without a fight. Bryce Walker is stunned by the stubborn beauty determined to get what she wants. But what she wants is his last connection to the life he used to have. Bryce has plans to return the ranch to its former glory and no way will he sell his family home. Yet the more time he spends with Avery, the more her sweet touch makes him forget his painful memories. Now Bryce must decide whether living in the past is worth losing his future . . . --

Married for the prince's convenience

May 20, 2015
Blake, Maya, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
192 pages ; 17 cm.
Jasmine Nichols becomes the Prince of Santo Sierra's choice for a wife when she reveals that she is pregnant with his child.

Protecting the desert heir

May 20, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"Scandalous sheikh brides"--Page before title page.
Sheikh Rihad al Bakri pursues Sterling McRae, as she is pregnant with his brother's child, but once Rihad secures Sterling in the desert, neither expect their feelings to take over.

Russian's ruthless demand

May 20, 2015
Conder, Michelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
184 pages ; 17 cm.
Eleanore Harrington wants to create a new ice hotel, but can she accomplish anything when her boss, Lukas Kuznetskov, is so distracting?

Seduced into the Greek's world

May 20, 2015
Collins, Dani, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
190 pages ; 17 cm.
Single mom Natalie Adams and billionaire Demitri Makricosta enjoy an affair in Paris, but both quickly realize they have much deeper feelings for one another.

Sheikh's forbidden conquest

May 20, 2015
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
186 pages ; 17 cm.
Sultan Kadir Al Sulaimar is torn between his attraction to helicopter pilot Lexi Howard and his bride-to-be, a princess he's never met.

The Sicilian's surprise wife

May 20, 2015
Pammi, Tara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
192 pages ; 17 cm.
Stefan Bianco wants revenge on Jackson, and Clio Norwood, Jackson's fiancée and one of Stefan's college friends, holds the key.

Tempted by her billionaire boss

May 20, 2015
Hayward, Jennifer (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
191 pages ; 17 cm.
"The tenacious tycoons"--Page before title page.
Tycoon Harrison Grant is distracted from closing a high-stakes deal by his feelings for his new assistant, Francesca Masseria.

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