New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

April 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The girl from Summer Hill : a Summer Hill novel

April 28, 2016
Deveraux, Jude, author.
©2016
370 pages ; 25 cm
"Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat."-- Provided by publisher.

Morelli's mistress

April 28, 2016
Mather, Anne, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered a safety and sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another man. Now Luke is back. He's never forgotten Abby's betrayal and he's determined she will pay for her lies. Finally free of her husband, there is only one way that she can make amends. An affair might have been illicit once, but she's Luke's for the taking now!

The shock Cassano baby

April 28, 2016
Brock, Andie.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2016.
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Life as a single man suits Orlando Cassano just fine. He believes in working hard and taking his pleasures whenever he chooses. Until his affair with sassy CEO Isobel Spicer ends in a very unexpected result! Orlando may not have had a father figure growing up but he will be a parent to his child. Yet getting independent career woman Isobel down the aisle will take more than his legendary skills of seduction. For she demands the one thing he's never given anyone: that he confront his past if they are to have a future..."--Cover, page [4].

A tycoon to be reckoned with

April 28, 2016
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer)
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, [2016]
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Bastiaan Karavalas loves the thrill of the hunt. His prey this time is tantalizing Sarah Fareham. Pity this seduction won't be purely for pleasure—she's a threat to his family that needs to be removed! Sarah dreams of becoming an opera singer, but must scrape out a living as a nightclub performer, overcoming her inhibitions by hiding behind her vivacious stage persona, Sabine. It also becomes her only defense against Bastiaan's sensual onslaught. But Bastiaan is a tycoon to be reckoned with, and once his true intentions are revealed, will Sarah's facade be enough to safeguard her fragile heart?"--Publisher website.

The art of not breathing

April 28, 2016
Alexander, Sarah.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. When cute, mysterious Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea." -- Provided by publisher.

The Raven King : book IV of the Raven cycle

April 28, 2016
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
439 pages ; 22 cm.
Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Best of my love

April 28, 2016
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2016
313 pages ; 25 cm
To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend - a male friend - to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her? Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours ... and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy - the one-night Casanova - and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

Close to you : a novel

April 28, 2016
Isaac, Kara, author.
©2016
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together--and fall in love--on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand.

A pirate's wife for me

April 28, 2016
Dodd, Christina, author.
©2015
335 pages ; 23 cm.
"Caitlin MacLeod of Scotland is proud to announce her graduation from The Distinguished Academy of Governesses. She specializes in the womanly arts of housekeeping, picking locks, and overthrowing ruthless dictators, and is looking for a position wherein she can utilize these skills. No dashing, dastardly pirates or faithless, former lovers need seek her services. Ship's captain (and prince in disguise) Taran Tamson is by coincidence in need of the best lockpick in the land; he needs the reckless auburn-haired beauty to retrieve the papers that will help him leave behind his swashbuckling ways and win his island kingdom of Cenorina. He assures said lady that he will honor her demand for a proper, chaste relationship for as long as she desires it, then use his every sensual wile to make sure she desires only one thing - him ..."--Back cover.

Magnate

April 27, 2016
Shupe, Joanna.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
xii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city's "high society" types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that. Elizabeth Sloane's mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York's most accomplished brokers--but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they'll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor...

Ain't she sweet

April 27, 2016
Force, Marie.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte "Charley" Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont, except for one. Tyler Westcott's attempts to date her are determined and frequent but Charley can't stand that he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she's almost ready to quit before she even gets started. Tyler knows that behind Charley's prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along.

Bed of lies

April 27, 2016
Ellis, Shelly.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
viii, 308 pages ; 21 cm.
Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart…

How to manage a marquess

April 27, 2016
MacKenzie, Sally, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
425 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus novella: In the spinster's bed.
Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House--if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle… Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him …

Lone heart pass

April 27, 2016
Thomas, Jodi.
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books, c2016.
298 p. ; 25 cm.
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

Starfish moon

April 27, 2016
Kauffman, Donna, author.
©2016
327 pages ; 17 cm.
Cooper makes his way to Blueberry Cove to reconnect with Kerry, a woman with sparkling eyes and outrageous stories.

Flash of fire

April 27, 2016
Buchman, M. L. (Matthew Lieber), author.
©2016.
347 pages ; 18 cm
When former Army National Guard helicopter pilot Robin Harrow joins Mount Hood Aviation, she expects to fight fires for only one season. Instead, she finds herself getting deeply entrenched with one of the most elite firefighting teams in the world. And that's before they send her on a mission that's seriously top secret, with a flight partner who's seriously hot.

Someone like you

April 27, 2016
Gracen, Jennifer, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
viii, 326 pages ; 18 cm
"The Harrisons"--T.p.

Love bomb

April 26, 2016
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
201 pages ; 22 cm
In her late mother's letters, quirky fifteen-year-old Betty finds support as she deals with her first crush, her father's new girlfriend, and changing friendships.

The taming of the Drew

April 26, 2016
Strohm, Stephanie Kate, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
295 pages ; 22 cm
Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with witchy more times than she cares to count. But that's all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play--Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont. But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he's going to ruin Cass's summer. Even worse, Cass's bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can't let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they'll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare's classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself. --adapted from book jacket.

The rose and the dagger

April 26, 2016
Ahdieh, Renée, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
416 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her in an attempt to break Khalid's curse, save the empire, and reunite with her one true love.

All chained up

April 26, 2016
Jordan, Sophie, author.
©2016
370 pages ; 17 cm.
Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis's most secret fantasies. But there's one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

Hard rain

April 26, 2016
Daniels, B. J., author.
©2016
377 pages ; 17 cm
When Brody McTavish sees Harper Hamilton's runaway horse galloping across the pastures, he does what any good cowboy would do --- gives chase and rescues her. Unfortunately for him, the woman he's secretly loved for years didn't need saving, and she's just reached her limit with people treating her as hopeless. But they soon have bigger problems when they make a gruesome discovery --- human remains revealed by a recent rainstorm. Remains that will dredge up old Hamilton family mysteries and bring about a scandal that could threaten all Harper's loved ones.

Billy and me

April 26, 2016
Fletcher, Giovanna, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, [2016]
340 pages ; 22 cm
"In this utterly sweet and moving women's fiction novel, a celebrity comes to town and sweeps a young woman - who is used to being overlooked - off her feet. Sophie May is content with her life in her small English village, working in the local coffee shop and living with her mom. But when famous actor Billy comes to town to play Mr. Darcy in a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sophie's quiet life is quickly turned on its head. Billy is adored by women around the world, but he only wants Sophie on his arm. But being with Billy comes at a price, and Sophie is thrown in the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? Brimming with humor, wit, and genuine warmth, Billy and Me is a book about taking a chance on life and on love"-- Provided by publisher.

Billionaire without a past

April 25, 2016
Marinelli, Carol. author.
©2016
186 pages ; 17 cm.
Nikolai Eristov lives by one rule: never look back. The inscrutable tycoon has buried his past so deep that, to the outside world, the only thing driving him is his personal chauffeur. Until Nikolai meets elegant ballet dancer Rachel Cary at a wedding. Behind her practiced smile and innate sensuality, he glimpses a woman running from shadows as dark as his own. One electric night together leads Nikolai to promise Rachel two weeks of exquisite pleasure. Except for the first time, this indomitable billionaire lied. Because two weeks isn't nearly enough!

The most scandalous Ravensdale

April 25, 2016
Milburne, Melanie. author.
©2016
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"Hotshot lawyer Flynn Carlyon is determined to get feisty Kat Winwood to accept her rightful place as a Ravensdale heir. Charming and deeply cynical, Flynn relishes a challenge. He will use any means he can to get Kat to bend to his will, including addictive, spine-tingling seduction! Kat's scandalous heritage has brought her nothing but heartache…and now trouble, in the bespoke-suited form of Flynn! He's the most arrogantly sexy man she's ever met, and when she ends up his reluctant neighbor, giving in to his wicked temptation is only a matter of time."--Provided by publisher.

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