New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

January 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A distant heart

January 16, 2018
Dev, Sonali, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
x, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
Her name means "miracle" in Sanskrit: Kimaya was the first baby to survive after several miscarriages, and grew up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai's Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home. Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi's windows, and as years pass he becomes her eyes to the outside world, and she becomes his inspiration to better himself. When a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a real future, Kimi anticipates a new life, and Rahul investigates a black market organ ring that cuts too close to home.-- Adapted from back cover.

Firefly Cove

January 16, 2018
Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
©2018
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm.
Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he's returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted. He's going to make each moment count because he knows that everything is about to change ... he just can't know exactly how.--Adapted from book jacket.

Love, life, and the list

January 16, 2018
West, Kasie, author.
©2018
375 pages ; 22 cm
Aspiring artist Abby decides that in order to give her art "more heart" she will complete a list of tasks over the summer, ranging from facing a fear to falling in love, but she soon finds the list more difficult than she imagined.

The Spring girls

January 16, 2018
Todd, Anna, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
400 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
In the remix tradition of the cult favorite movie Clueless and Curtis Sittenfeld's Eligible comes a modern retelling of the beloved story of the March sisters, delivered with Anna Todd's signature style. With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls is the perfect chance for listeners to revisit Little Women or discover this cherished story for the first time.

The lost season of love and snow

January 16, 2018
Laam, Jennifer, author.
©2017
340 pages ; 21 cm
"The unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin's beautiful wife, Natalya, a woman much admired at Court, and how she became reviled as the villain of St. Petersburg. At the beguiling age of sixteen, Natalya Goncharova is stunningly beautiful and intellectually curious. At her first public ball during the Christmas of 1828, she attracts the romantic attention of Russia's most lauded rebel poet: Alexander Pushkin. Finding herself deeply attracted to Alexander's intensity and joie de vivre, Natalya is swept up in a courtship and then a marriage full of passion but also destructive jealousies. When vicious court gossip leads Alexander to defend his honor as well as Natalya's in a duel, he tragically succumbs to his injuries. Natalya finds herself reviled for her perceived role in his death"--Amazon.com.

So over you

January 16, 2018
Meader, Kate, author.
©2017
374 pages ; 17 cm.
After an injury derails her own hockey dreams, Olympic Silver Medalist and former NCAA player Isobel Chase takes a position as a skating consultant to her late father's franchise, which she believes is a perfect fit until she meets left-winger Vadim Petrov, who failed to satisfy her once but who is determined to satisfy her now.

On starlit seas

January 15, 2018
Sheridan, Sara, 1968- author.
©2016
439 pages ; 20 cm.
"Brazil and London 1824. Charged with a mission by the Empress of Brazil, celebrated writer and the toast of Georgian London, Maria Graham sets off for England with the Brazilian civil war at its height. Newly widowed and a woman travelling alone, the stakes are high and when she accepts roguish smuggler Captain James Henderson's offer of passage on his ship, she gets more than she bargains for. Henderson is on a journey of his own, back to his childhood home in Covent Garden. On board Maria discovers both a dangerous secret concealed in a chocolate bar and an irresistible attraction to the mysterious captain. But falling in love with a smuggler is almost unthinkable for a woman of Maria's social standing. Though Henderson tries his utmost to abandon his life of crime and forge a new identity as a London gentleman, he is caught in a dangerous tangle with a deadly aristocratic smuggling ring. The only chance he has to save himself and prove worthy of Maria is to unmask the gang and break free from their clutches, but will it be enough?"--Provided by publisher.

Here, there, everywhere

January 15, 2018
Durango, Julia, 1967- author.
©2017
299 pages ; 22 cm
Zeus would rather be anywhere than here--Buffalo Falls, the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago, and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother's cafe and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.

Three sides of a heart : stories about love triangles

January 15, 2018
©2017
434 pages ; 22 cm
Riddles in mathematics /Katie Cotugno -- Dread south /Justina Ireland -- Omega ship /Rae Carson -- La revancha del tango /René Ahdieh -- Cass, An, and Dra /Natalie C. Parker -- Lessons for beginners /Julie Murphy -- Triangle solo /Garth Nix -- Vim and vigor /Veronica Roth -- Work in progress /E.K. Johnston -- Hurdles /Brandy Colbert --The historian, the Garrison, and the cantankerous catwoman /Lamar Giles -- Waiting /Sabaa Tahir -- Vega /Brenna Yovanoff -- A hundred thousand threads /Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Before she was bloody /Tessa Gratton -- Unus, duo, tres /Bethany Hagen.
These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don t want to miss.

The art of running in heels

January 15, 2018
Gibson, Rachel, author.
©2018
376 pages ; 17 cm
"Leaving your fiancé at the altar on live television is a disaster. Lexie Kowalsky thought she was ready to get married in front of millions of people, but at the last minute she fled the set of television's hottest reality show, Gettin' Hitched. Wearing a poofy white dress and a pair of five-inch sparkly shoes, Lexie hopped a float plane for Sandspit, Canada. She figured no one would find her there. But she was wrong. Sharing her flight was the Seattle Chinooks' biggest star, Sean Knox. Lexie wasn't just a reality-show runaway, she was his pain in the butt coach's daughter. She was chaos and temptation and definitely off limits, but after getting her luscious body out of that wedding gown, he couldn't resist getting her in his bed for one amazing night. Then a photo of Sean and Lexi breaks the internet--and suddenly they're both swept up in a crazy plan to spin the whole story. But you can't run from love."--Back cover.

Beautiful lawman

January 15, 2018
Jordan, Sophie, author.
©2018
353 pages ; 17 cm.
From the wrong side of the tracks and with most of her family in jail or dead, Piper Walsh is used to everyone in town thinking the worst about her. It doesn't seem to matter that she's worked hard to build a good life for herself. So she isn't surprised that when she comes into contact with Sweet Hill's wildly irresistible, arrogant sheriff, Hale Walters, they're instant adversaries. Piper has nothing in common with the town golden-boy-turned lawman --- and she refuses to be a notch on his bedpost. Despite rumors, Hale avoids fooling around with the women of Sweet Hill, many of whom are hoping to get him to the altar. But staying out of Piper's path is proving near impossible. The infuriating troublemaker clearly has no respect for his badge. As she continues to push his buttons, it becomes clear to Hale that he must either arrest Piper -- or claim her as his own.

Dreaming of Manderley

January 15, 2018
Brown, Leah Marie, author.
©2018
331 pages ; 17 cm
"A riches to romance tale" -- Cover.
Manderley Maxwell has always been the dependable, hard-working one while her younger sisters live A-list lives, courtesy of their family fortune . . . until it's suddenly lost, leaving behind a truckload of debt! Now Mandy is faced with two choices: play perpetual caretaker to her spoiled siblings, or finally break out of her predictable routine, by way of France. When Mandy's boss relocates for the summer, Mandy is really just trading in coffee runs for running errands through the streets of Cannes-until handsome, debonair Girard Fortune Xavier de Maloret sweeps her off her feet-by saving her from falling off a cliff. Mandy's walking on air--except that she's living in the chic shadow of the first Madame de Maloret, complete with whispers about the suddenly secretive Xavier's part in her disappearance. Again, Mandy has two choices: be the unfortunate, duped American--or the gutsy, fierce woman who'll track down the truth in the name of true love.

If ever I should love you

January 15, 2018
Maxwell, Cathy, author.
©2017
359 pages ; 18 cm.
One of three heiress debutantes who have been on the marriage market longer than ideal, finally meets her match in a penniless earl who would win her love in spite of her resolve to have a marriage in name only.

Now that you mention it

January 15, 2018
Higgins, Kristan, author.
©2017
406 pages ; 21 cm
"The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn't necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who's always been distant and a wild-child sister in jail, unable to raise her daughter--a withdrawn teen as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was--Nora has her work cut out for her if she's going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. But as some relationships crumble around her, others unexpectedly strengthen. Balancing loss and opportunity, a dark event from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise, and the chance to begin again."--Publisher's description.

The duke of her desire

January 15, 2018
Barnes, Sophie (Romance novelist), author.
©2018.
376 pages ; 17 cm.
"When Thomas Heathmore, Duke of Coventry, agrees to steer his friend's inexperienced younger sister through society, he doesn't expect the lady in question to be so infernally stubborn. Amelia Matthews seems to have little interest in balls or suitors at all. Instead, she intends to open a school, and against his better instincts, Thomas offers to help. Yet somewhere along the line, Amelia ceases to be a simple responsibility--and becomes an undeniable temptation. Since her brother inherited a dukedom, Amelia's prospects have transformed. But though she's long been secretly infatuated with Thomas, she refuses to heed the arrogant aristocrat's advice. If only it were as easy to ignore his heated touch. And as Amelia soon learns, the ton is a minefield, where one moment's indiscretion can unleash a scandal--or entice her to surrender everything to the duke of her desire--"-- from Amazon.com

Heart on fire

January 15, 2018
Bouchet, Amanda, author.
©2018
408 pages ; 18 cm.
"The riveting conclusion to The Kingmaker Chronicles".
Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. Without Griffin--and apparently a few meddling gods--to push Cat along, she'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about her past, ignoring her future, and living as far away from her tyrant mother as humanly possible. Cat has the power of the gods at her fingertips, and the only thing holding her back is herself.

A courtship on Huckleberry Hill

January 15, 2018
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
©2018
361 pages ; 18 cm
"There's nothing Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin's irrepressible eighty-somethings Anna and Felty Helmuth like better than a challenge. And the chance to matchmake their feisty granddaughter is their most delightful task yet... Elsie Helmuth's plain-spoken ways got her in trouble once before, so she needs to make a good impression at her new teaching job in Huckleberry Hill. But she's not about to let disabled student Wally Sensenig work below his potential. And she definitely won't put up with his hot-headed older brother sabotaging her efforts, no matter how handsome he is... Sam is nearly at the end of his rope caring for his ailing, widowed mother, working their farm, and raising his siblings. He'll admit Elsie's ideas are bringing Wally out of his angry shell - but why does she have to be as stubborn as she is pretty? Yet as it turns out, Elsie has taught Sam something about himself as well. And he'll do whatever it takes to make up for his mistakes - and win her heart forever." -- Back cover.

Every dog has his day

January 15, 2018
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
New York, New York : Jove/Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
325 pages ; 18 cm
Includes an excerpt for Wedding Cake Crumble (pages 319-325).
A stray kitten and a rambunctious poodle bring together a small-town bachelor and a single mother in Bluff Point, Maine.

Spring forward

January 15, 2018
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
New York : Jove, 2018.
439 pages ; 17 cm.
When a favorite customer on his delivery route needs a favor, Tanner Richards agrees to help without a second thought. The last thing he expects is to face off against the man's spitfire granddaughter. Crystal Malloy is near her breaking point. Her beloved grandfather constantly skirts the rules at the retirement center where he's recovering from surgery. She's caring for his escape artist dog, even if it means abandoning her salon customers, and she has no time for a romantic attraction to the handsome new stranger. After Tanner's reassigned to Mystic Creek, Crystal can no longer ignore how much she misjudged the man's good intentions. She has known too much sorrow to easily open her heart, but she can't deny that Tanner and his children could gift her with a happiness beyond compare--if only she can forgive herself for the past and accept that she's deserving of such a lasting love.--Provided by Publisher.

The rogue is back in town

January 15, 2018
Bennett, Anna (Romance novelist)
©2018
362 pages ; 17 cm
Includes a preview of My brown-eyed earl.
"Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he's returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied--by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding."--Page [4] of cover.

A wedding at Two Love Lane

January 15, 2018
Kramer, Kieran.
©2018
x, 340 pages ; 18 cm
"Hiding his real identity, Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire, agrees to accompany Greer Jones, a tech-obsessed matchmaker, to a cocktail-party contest and soon discovers that there is more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye"--Provided by publisher.

The music shop : a novel

January 12, 2018
Joyce, Rachel, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
306 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Doubleday ..., in 2017"--Title page verso.
"It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"-- Provided by publisher.

Troubled waters

January 11, 2018
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
©2018
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: A matter of trust.
There are things even a billionaire can't control. Ian Shaw's fortune was recently liquidated; his niece, Esme, is still missing, and the woman he loves is refusing to speak to him. Sierra Rose has solved the mystery of his missing niece, but a promise to Esme to keep her whereabouts secret has made it impossible to be around Ian. When the PEAK chopper is damaged and Sierra lacks the funds to repair it, Ian offers a fundraising junket for large donors on his yacht in the Caribbean. But the three-day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave cripples the yacht and sends the passengers overboard.

Oath of honor

January 11, 2018
Eason, Lynette, author.
©2018
362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. She knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Izzy is determined to discover exactly what happened, and her investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's brother Ryan, a handsome homicide detective, shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning."--Back cover.

Scars and songs : a novel

January 11, 2018
Zolendz, Christine, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2013]
459 pages ; 23 cm.
"Shane's point of view."
"Shane Maxton is front man for New York City's popular rock band, Mad World. But he has secrets; he's not what everybody thinks he is. He comes from an ancient world, from a different time, when angels walked among men. Read the story, through Shane's eyes, of his forbidden love, his fall from grace and his inner turmoil from living with the irrational emotions of being human"--Back cover.

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