New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

June 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Magic : a novel

June 29, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2016
322 pages ; 25 cm
"A dazzling contemporary novel that vividly portrays the glamorous White Dinners that occur annually in Paris, and the ups and downs of three interconnected couples for whom the dinners have become a tradition. The White Dinner is a love poem to friendship, joy, elegance, and the monuments of Paris. And each year it is an unforgettable summer night, especially for Jean-Philippe Dumas, a longtime participant, and the three couples he's carefully selected to attend this exclusive and cherished event. Interweaving the stories of seven individuals, lives will be forever changed on the eve of one such White Dinner; a night that will lead to new friendships, new love, and of course, magical possibilities"--Provided by publisher.

Make me love you

June 29, 2016
Lindsey, Johanna, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
375 pages ; 24 cm
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey delivers a sparkling, passionate tale of an earl's daughter who must convince a mysterious viscount to marry her and end his vendetta against her brother. One duel could be considered a matter of honor, but three duels are attempted murder! With enlightened society outraged at such reckless behavior among young noblemen, the Prince Regent orders Robert Whitworth, the earl of Tamdon's heir, and Lord Dominic Wolfe to end their dispute by allying their families through marriage. Whichever party refuses to comply will forfeit his lands and title. Whitworth relishes the idea of sending his younger sister Brooke to his enemy's remote estate. He knows the Wolf will reject her as a bride, thereby losing his wealth and status. The Wolf, however, is determined to scare away the Whitworth chit. With dueling no longer an available means of destroying the man he abhors, he will be satisfied to see him lose his lands and title. But he hadn't expected his enemy's sister to be so resourceful or resilient. Brooke Whitworth has been dreaming of her first Season in London because she intends to win a husband who will take her far away from her unloving family. Instead, she is being sent to the Yorkshire moors to wed a mysterious nobleman whose family is cursed and who has thrice tried to kill her brother. But there's no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!"-- Provided by publisher.

Priceless

June 29, 2016
Woods, Sherryl, author.
©2004
301 pages ; 17 cm.
First published by Silhouette in 2004.
Charismatic playboy Mack Carlton lit up a room, even a hospital room, like no one else. Dr. Beth Browning had to admit Mack's visits were a tonic for her young patient, but her own reaction was much more confusing. Although Beth didn't ask for a second opinion on her future with Mack, his aunt Destiny offered her prognosis: marriage. Given Mack's romantic history and her own wariness due to past losses, Beth hesitated to agree. But her symptoms were undeniably love.

Mo ran hui shou, ni yi jiu zai

June 29, 2016
Sunry, author.
Taibei Shi : Shang zhou chu ban, 2015.
257 pages ; 21 cm.

Kŭ yŏrŭm, na nŭn

June 29, 2016
Ch'oe, Su-hyŏn, author.
Sŏul : Kaha, 2015.
479 pages ; 19 cm

Crazy in love

June 29, 2016
Caliente, Kayla author.
© 2015.
128 pages ; 18 cm
"Silver Edition"--Cover.
"Precious Hearts Romances ; 5676"--Cover.

Lezvie pustoty

June 29, 2016
|6880-01 George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.
©2016 (English text).
413 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of: The edge of nowhere.
Originally published in English in the United states.
|6880-04 "Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear "whispers" - the thoughts of others - Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone, Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection. This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance." -- goodreads.com

The curse of tenth grave

June 28, 2016
Jones, Darynda, author.
©2016
viii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
"Part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister's hair before she wakes up? But, "How do I trap not one god, but three?" was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension. But one of them stole her heart a very long time ago. Can a god of absolute death and destruction change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiance lie with his brothers? Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who's been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we're saved. If not, well..."--Provided by publisher.

The killing game

June 28, 2016
Bush, Nancy, 1953-
New York : Zebra Books/Kensington Pub Corp., [2016]
410 pages ; 17 cm.
"Andi Wren is fighting to keep her late husband's company safe from vindictive competitors. When she receives an ominous note, Little birds must fly, she turns to P.I. Luke Denton. But though Luke has personal reasons for wanting to take down Wren Development's opponents, his investigation suggests this is deeper and far more dangerous than a business grudge."--Back cover

Once a soldier

June 28, 2016
Putney, Mary Jo, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
343 pages ; 18 cm.
"Rogues redeemed"--Cover.

Sweet as honey

June 28, 2016
Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, [2016]
379 pages ; 17 cm
The Honeybee Sisters --Cover.
Includes recipes.
Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as The Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their aunt, they've grown into skilled beekeepers--and lovely, sought-after young women. . .

Up in flames

June 28, 2016
Glines, Abbi, author.
©2016
248 pages ; 21 cm.
"As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved--she's never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy's private jet with her brother, Rush. But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn't have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant. So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn't know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it's clear he doesn't want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home. For a while, Nan deals with Major's playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her. With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn't realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game--and they're already two moves ahead of her"-- Provided by publisher.

Stormswept

June 28, 2016
Jeffries, Sabrina, author.
New York, New York : Pocket Books 2016.
369 pages ; 18 cm.
This is a repackaged Sabrina Jeffries novel, originally written under her Deborah Martin pseudonym in 1995.
"Pocket books romance"--Spine.
The first wedding night that Lady Juliana St. Albans spent with her bridegroom, the dark and daring Rhys Vaughan, was one of divine discovery, as she realized the fiery fulfillment of a man's driving hunger and her own awakened sensuality. The second wedding night that Juliana spent with Rhys Vaughan was six years later, after he had myseriously vanished and then returned to claim her just as she was about to wed another. This time he possessed her with a vengeance, turning her ecstasy into a tempest of conflict between them. Yet there was that blaze of passion to light their way through the maze of mystery, menace, and mistrust, to the love they once shared and would have to find again.

The flaw in Raffaele's revenge

June 27, 2016
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
233 pages ; 17 cm.

Master of her innocence

June 27, 2016
Shaw, Chantelle, author.
©2016
234 pages ; 17 cm.
When renowned diamond magnate Diego Cazorra is asked to escort Sister Clare Marchant halfway across Brazil, he feels duty-bound to get her there—after all, without the help of the church he'd still be on the streets. But the look in Clare's innocent eyes tempts him like no other… After it's revealed that Clare is only disguised as a nun to save her kidnapped sister, Diego suddenly finds himself trading his prize diamond to help her. Now Clare is indebted to the notorious womanizer, and he intends to collect…!

The unwanted Conti bride

June 27, 2016
Pammi, Tara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
234 pages ; 17 cm.

Bought by her Italian boss

June 27, 2016
Collins, Dani, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
232 pages ; 17 cm.

Moretti's marriage command

June 27, 2016
Hewitt, Kate, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
235 pages ; 17 cm.

A virgin for Vasquez

June 27, 2016
Williams, Cathy, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
233 pages ; 17 cm.

The billionaire's ruthless affair

June 27, 2016
Lee, Miranda, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
234 pages ; 17 cm.

Di Sione's innocent conquest

June 27, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
232 pages ; 17 cm.

Shadow rider

June 27, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2016.
468 pages ; 18 cm.
"First in the new shadow series"--Cover.

Stepping to a new day

June 27, 2016
Jenkins, Beverly, 1951- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow Paperbacks, [2016]
292 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the town of Henry Adams with a story of family, friendship, love, and second chances. In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can't start over without stirring things up. Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog? On her own for the first time, Genevieve Gibbs is ecstatic, even if certain people preferred the doormat version of Ms. Gibbs. Finding someone who appreciates the "new" her has only just hit Gen's to-do list when T.C. Barbour appears in her life. A tiny Kansas town is a far cry from his native Oakland, California, but it's just the change T. C. needs. While helping his divorced nephew acclimate to single fatherhood, T. C. lands a gig driving a limo for the most powerful woman in Henry Adams. It's a great way to meet people--and one in particular has already made the job worthwhile. All it takes is a short trip from the airport for Genevieve to snag T.C.'s attention for good. But it wouldn't be Henry Adams without adding more drama to the mix. When Gen's ex Riley returns with his hog in tow, it sets off a chain of events that can ruin everything--unless the residents pull together once again to save the day"-- Provided by publisher.

Under your skin

June 27, 2016
Schroeder, Shannyn, author.
©2016
330 pages ; 18 cm
"A Zebra Shout fresh new romance"--Cover.
"A for your love novel"--Cover.
"Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen. She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone. All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything."--Page 4 of cover.

The Amish midwife's courtship

June 27, 2016
Williford, Cheryl, author.
©2016
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Love inspired inspirational romance"--Cover.
Molly Ziegler is proud of being a successful midwife. At age twenty-one, she's unmarried and fodder for gossip in her Amish community. Even as her meddling mother urges her to marry the town's most eligible bachelor; Molly wants more. And in newcomer Isaac Gruber, she has found her way out. If Isaac will pretend to court her, her mother has to stop matchmaking, once and for all. What Molly didn't plan on are the unexpected feelings the businessman stirs in her.

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