New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

It happened in Scotland

January 20, 2017
Griffin, Patience, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
366 pages ; 18 cm.
"Returning to the Scottish Highland village of Gandiegow to visit with her late husband's grandfather, widow and single mother Rachel runs into an old flame who offers her something she never thought she'd have--a second chance at love."--Provided by publisher.

Alaska skies

January 20, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2016.
393 pages ; 17 cm.
Two previously published titles in one volume.
Brides for brothers -- The marriage risk.
Lonely men in Hard Luck, Alaska, looking for women. Our town might be cold, but our hearts are warm! Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men!). But the three O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town. Brides for brothers: Sawyer O'Halloran, the middle brother, isn't entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to any woman&#x;even the lovely Abbey Sutherland. She's arriving in Alaska within days. However, there's a complication&#x;or two. She hasn't told them she's arriving with kids! The marriage risk: Like his brothers, Charles O'Halloran has a distrust of marriage in general&#x;and of anyone related to Catherine Harmon Fletcher in particular. She's the woman who tried to destroy his parents' marriage. Too bad Lanni Caldwell, the only woman he's ever really fallen for, is Catherine's granddaughter&#x;

Boomer's bucket list

January 20, 2017
Pethick, Sue, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2017]
281 pages ; 21 cm
When her cuddly canine companion Boomer is diagnosed with a rare heart condition, Jennifer Westbrook, decides to take a leave of absence from her busy PR job - and take Boomer on the greatest road trip of his life.

The perils of Paulie

January 20, 2017
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Jove, [2017]
325 pages ; 18 cm.
"Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car. Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he's been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married. And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power..." -- Page 4 of cover.

Titus returns

January 20, 2017
Lillard, Amy.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
310 pages ; 18 cm
"Zebra inspirational romance"--Spine.
When the man responsible for her brother's death arrives on her family's farm, which has fallen into disrepair, Abbie King resents his appearance, but desperately needs his help and finds herself falling in love with this man who is determined to make amends.

Vampires never cry wolf

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
©2015
306 pages ; 18 cm.
As far as beautiful vampire Sadie Pemberton is concerned, werewolves shouldn't be sticking their noses into New York's supernatural politics. They don't know jack about running a city-not even that hot-as-sin new vampire-werewolf liaison who's just arrived in town. The last thing Killian Bane wanted was to end up in New York City playing nice with vampires. Unfortunately, he's on a mission, and when he encounters the sexiest, most stubborn female vamp he's ever met, he's going to have to turn on a little of that wolfish charm...and Sadie's going to learn a thing or two about what it means to have a wild side...

Wyoming brave

January 20, 2017
Palmer, Diana, author.
©2016
301 pages ; 25 cm
"Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiancee left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himself it's only to protect the blonde beauty from a stalker, but Ren's alpha instincts soon kick in. The last thing Merrie wants is a devastatingly handsome man like Ren lurking around her. He's too experienced, too appealing for her already shot nerves. What she needs is just to get away from it all: the man haunting her waking dreams and the one hunting her like an animal. But no woman escapes this Colter cowboy!"--Provided by publisher.

Flower

January 20, 2017
Craft, Elizabeth, author.
Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2017.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Charlotte has a plan: get the top grades in her class, make her grandmother proud, and get into Stanford with early admission, something no one else in her family has done. Her plan does not include dating, boyfriends, or the prom--because she doesn't want to end up like her mother and sister, who were obsessed with boys and have paid the price. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in her. And now, Charlotte doesn't know what she wants.-- adapted from book jacket.

Vampire trouble

January 20, 2017
Humphreys, Sara, 1969- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2014]
310 pages ; 18 cm
Maya remembers the last moments of her life as a human with haunting clarity, and every man she meets pays the price...until Shane. Finding herself in the middle of a bloody fight between vampires and werewolves, Maya has no choice but to let the devastatingly sexy vampire guard get close to her. And that's not all that heats up... Shane Quesada, a four-century-old vampire sentry, is known for his cold, unemotional precision, but once Maya begins to invade his dreams, his world is changed forever. His job to protect her is swiftly replaced by the all-consuming need to claim her as his own.

The truth of right now

January 19, 2017
Corthron, Kara Lee, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts"-- Provided by publisher.

Live the dream

January 19, 2017
Lorrimer, Claire, author.
Sutton, England Severn House Publishers Ltd., 2016.
199 pages ; 23 cm.
"August, 1939. When it becomes clear that war is about to break out with Germany, twin sisters Dilys and Una Singleby are forced to leave their studies in Munich and return home to England. Heartbroken at being parted, Dilys and her Norwegian student boyfriend, Kristoffer, vow to be reunited as soon as it's possible. However, as the months pass, a series of misunderstandings and misguided actions keep the lovers apart. When she discovers she's pregnant, Dilys, unable to contact Kristoffer, is driven to desperate measures to ensure that she can keep her baby and avoid bringing disgrace to her family. Kristoffer meanwhile joins the Resistance and faces dangerous times ahead. It seems as though the pair are destined never to meet again ...can true love find a way?"--Provided by publisher.

Power game

January 18, 2017
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley, 2017.
385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that... A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn't want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch--they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He's the kind of man she could settle down with--if she can keep him alive.."--Provided by publisher.

Flicker and mist : a novel

January 18, 2017
Thompson, Mary G. (Mary Gloria), 1978- author.
©2017
377 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In a story rich in intrigue, adventure, danger, and romance, a mixed-race teen heroine must decide which part of her heritage to claim: her privileged status, or her ability to become invisible for which her kin are being persecuted"-- Provided by publisher.

The private life of Mrs Sharma

January 18, 2017
Kapur, Ratika, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 22 cm
Novel.
Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband tries to rack up savings in Dubai. Working as a receptionist and committed to finding a place for her family in the New Indian Dream of air-conditioned malls and high paid jobs at multi-nationals, life is going as planned until the day she strikes up a conversation with an uncommonly self-possessed stranger at a Metro station. Because while Mrs Sharma may espouse traditional values, India is changing all around her, and it wouldn't be the end of the world if she came out of her shell a little, would it? With equal doses of humour and pathos, The Private Life of Mrs Sharma is a sharp-eyed examination of the clashing of tradition and modernity, from a dramatic new voice in Indian fiction.

Wild wicked Scot

January 18, 2017
London, Julia, author.
Don MIlls, Ontario : HQN Books, [2016]
378 pages ; 17 cm
"The Highland grooms"--Cover.
Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back--except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it. Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran's beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage...and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.

A spiced apple winter

January 18, 2017
Cane, Emma, author.
New York : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
365 pages ; 17 cm
Actor Tyler Fairfield is back in his hometown of Spencer Hollow, Virginia to help co-star Gabrielle rehabilitate her image. While there, Tyler reunites with Brianna MacDougall, an old friend with whom he had a one-night stand. They both agreed it was a mistake, but after being together again, they're not so sure.

Lost girls

January 18, 2017
Destefano, Merrie, 1954-
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, [2017]
301 pages ; 21 cm
"Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy's quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life. She doesn't recognize the person she's become: She's popular. She wears nothing but black. Black to cover the blood. And she can fight. Tell no one. She's not the only girl to go missing within the last year, but she's the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.' -- Page [4] cover.

Christmas masquerade

January 17, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©1985
174 pages ; 23 cm
"In the crush of a Mardi Gras parade, Jo Marie meets Andrew, her dream man. He stole a kiss, and Jo Marie's heart -- she can't forget the stranger she met so briefly. Then, at Christmas, she meets Andrew again -- only to discover he's someone else's fiancé. But is the engagement between Andrew and his intended all that it seems? Jo Marie has her doubts, which increase when she finds herself back in Andrew's arms in a dance during the whirlwind of Christmas festivities and parties. Is Jo Marie caught in the middle of a Christmas masquerade, or is she losing her mind?"--Publisher description.

Four weddings and a sixpence : an anthology

January 17, 2017
©2017
407 pages ; 17 cm
"AvonBooks historical romance"--Spine.
Something old / Julia Quinn -- Something new / Stefanie Sloane -- Something borrowed / Elizabeth Boyle -- Something blue / Laura Lee Guhrke -- And a sixpence in her shoe / Julia Quinn.
Four friends from Mrs. Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings.

Under rose-tainted skies

January 17, 2017
Gornall, Louise, author.
©2016
326 pages ; 22 cm
Will teenaged Norah, who is struggling with agoraphobia and OCD, accept that she could be the right one for sweet, funny Luke?

Lady Claire is all that

January 17, 2017
Rodale, Maya, author.
©2017
374 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from author's next book in the same series, "It's hard out here for a duke" (pages [369]-374).
"AvonBooks historical romance"--Spine.
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he's of no use to Claire... or is he? Fox's male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancée jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society's roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas-- shockingly steamy ones... By Claire's calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox's estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love... -- From page [4] of cover.

The lady of the lakes : the true love story of Sir Walter Scott

January 17, 2017
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
©2017
338 pages ; 23 cm
"A historical proper romance"--T.p.
Young author Walter Scott is desperately in love with Mina, but after she rejects his marriage proposal, Walter travels to England, where he meets and courts a young Frenchwoman, Charlotte Carpenter and discovers there is a difference between a man's first love and his best love.

Mulberry moon

January 17, 2017
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
©2017
436 pages : color illustration ; 17 cm
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
After a career on the rodeo circuit, Ben Sterling just wants to settle down. The only woman to spark his interest, however, is the new owner of the cafe and she doesn't seem to be interested in him.

My highland rebel

January 17, 2017
Forester, Amanda, author.
©2017
405 pages ; 17 cm.
A conquering hero: Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him. Meets an unconquerable heroine: Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded and hot-tempered, and Cormac falls for her hard. It's going to take all of Cormac's ingenuity to get Jyne to surrender gracefully-both to his sword and to his heart...

Breath of fire

January 17, 2017
Bouchet, Amanda, author.
©2017
440 pages ; 17 cm
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
"I am Catalia Fisa, and I do not break. Deep breath in. Long breath out. The Gods are telling me I'm some sort of new Origin, which apparently means it's my job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Griffin crowned me with the symbols of the three realms. If I'm supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, I'd better start acting like it." -- Page 4 of cover.

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