New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

November 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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).


November 18, 2014
Mulry, Megan, author.
282 pages ; 21 cm
Miki Durand has always dodged the limelight. As the illegitimate daughter of a French movie star and a Russian billionaire, she craves a normal life- and it's almost within reach. She's up for a tenure-track position and has a perfect-on-paper boyfriend. What more could a woman want? But when an unforeseen tragedy knocks her off cruise control, Miki finds herself leaving sunny LA for cosmopolitan St. Petersburg. With the fate of her father's international business in her hands, she comes face-to-face with the ultimate temptation: corporate rival Jérôme Michel de Villiers. He's everything she never thought she wanted, and their sizzling attraction soon sparks into an all-consuming flame. Notoriously risk-averse, Miki knows it would be a gamble to fall for the sexy French playboy. But for the first time in her life, she's ready to take a chance and let the chips fall where they may.

Chāẏā chāẏā prema

November 18, 2014
Rāẏacaudhurī, Kāberī, 1967-
Kalakātā : Patra Bhāratī, 2012.
191 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Novel based on love themes.

What a woman gets

November 17, 2014
Fennell, Judi, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014.
309 pages ; 17 cm
"A Manley Maids novel"--Cover.
When her father suddenly cuts off her finances, socialite Cassidy Davenport, finally free from her father's influence, takes a job as a maid for business owner Liam Manley, who is determined to teach her a lesson about the real world until she teaches him a few things about love.

Caged in Winter

November 17, 2014
Walsh, Brighton.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
viii, 292 pages ; 21 cm
"Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it's not her mouthwatering curves he's drawn to--it's the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he's shocked at her response... Winter doesn't need Cade's help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she's happy to rely on herself. She's exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she'll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt. But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can't afford to open up--especially to a man she's terrified to actually want.."-- Provided by publisher.

Make you remember : the Dumont bachelors

November 17, 2014
Beckett, Macy.
New York, NY : Signet Eclipse, c2014.
343 p. ; 17 cm
When she takes a job on her old flame's family's riverboat, Devyn Mauvais, the descendant of Louisiana's most infamous voodoo queen, refuses to give former Marine Beau Dumont another chance to break her heart.


November 14, 2014
Jordan, Sophie, author.
277 pages ; 21 cm.
"A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's sexy New Adult romance series--where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go"-- Provided by publisher.

The mistletoe promise

November 13, 2014
Evans, Richard Paul.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
251 pages ; 19 cm
Lonely divorcee Elise Dutton accepts a man's proposition to pretend for eight weeks--until the evening of December 24-- to be a couple. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

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