New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

They both die at the end

September 21, 2017
Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.
©2017
373 pages ; 22 cm
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

The thing with feathers

September 21, 2017
Hoyle, McCall, author.
©2017
285 pages ; 22 cm
Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim. Then Emilie's mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj's to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be thrilled with Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem: she hasn't told anyone about her epilepsy. Emilie lives in fear her recently adjusted meds will fail and she'll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or follow a dead poet's advice and "dwell in possibility."

Sisters : a novel

September 21, 2017
Tuck, Lily, 1938- author.
New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2017]
156 pages ; 19 cm
A novel of marriage, infidelity, and obsession follows a new wife who struggles with her unrelenting fascination with her husband's first wife.

The Christmas admirer

September 21, 2017
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2017]
249 pages ; 22 cm.
"Angry and frustrated with her father for remarrying, Susanna realizes she's left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer"-- Provided by publisher.

On the chase

September 21, 2017
Ruggle, Katie, author.
©2017
374 pages ; 17 cm.
"The sole witness to a horrific crime, Kaylee Ramay flees to the Colorado Rockies to start a new life. There she becomes Grace, a dog kennel employee desperately trying to avoid attention--especially from dangerously attractive K9 officer Hugh Murdoch"--Amazon.com.

Maybe this Christmas

September 21, 2017
Snow, Jennifer.
©2017
327 p. ; 17 cm.
When her best friend NHL star Asher Westmore, sidelined from the ice due to an injury, returns home for the holidays, physical therapist Emma Callaway, while helping him heal, must keep her feelings in check after they add benefits to their friendship.

Vampire Princess : the kingdom of night

September 21, 2017
Drake, Cameron.
[Place of publication not identified] : Pincushion Press, [2017]
207 pages ; 21 cm
I'm the first Vampire human hybrid. Someday I will reclaim my father's throne. Until then, I'm stuck in freaking high school. No one knows I survived the attack on my royal family all those years ago. I owe my life to my guardians, two ancient Vampires who would give their lives to protect me. I might have unspeakable powers of night, but right now? I need to pass AP calc, make a couple of friends, and try not to drink the sweet, young blood of my classmates. Being in hiding means pretending I'm a nice, normal, human teenage girl, and that's the hardest part. I couldn't be less interested in football games and prom dates.

Barking up the wrong tree

September 21, 2017
McKinlay, Jenn, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
324 pages : 18 cm.
"Love is a four-legged word. Carly DeCusati returned home to Bluff Point, Maine, with her tail between her legs. But she's determined to get her life back on track—and that means finding new homes for the elderly golden retriever and overly talkative parrot she inherited before her old life fell apart. Enter physical therapist and hot one-night stand James Sinclair. James doesn't care that Carly doesn't do relationships. He is determined to win her heart, promising to help her with the pets if she'll just give him the time of day. Carly agrees to date the irresistible James, and, for the first time in years, she's dreaming of a happily ever after. But James has secrets, and if he can't open up to Carly, their future could go to the dogs..."--Back cover.

These healing hills

September 20, 2017
Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm
"Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life. When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds...and revealing tantalizing new possibilities"--Back cover.

The final score

September 20, 2017
Burton, Jaci, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
337 pages ; 21 cm.
"In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game--and the woman who may be the love of his life. Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his famous football player father. He's been drafted as quarterback for his dad's former team, and his future is bright. When his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city, their years-long friendship suddenly sparks hot, reminding him of the one night they had together in college that he can never forget. Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and embarking on an incredible new career--as founder of her own sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could jeopardize it. But the chemistry between them has always sizzled, and it isn't long before Mia realizes she wants more with Nathan than just late-night talks and pizza. Passion has a funny way of changing the rules, and soon Nathan and Mia discover that to win it all, they'll have to make an unexpected play for love"-- Provided by publisher.

La peur sans mémoire

September 20, 2017
Foster, Lori, 1958-
Paris : Harlequin, 2013.
441 pages ; 18 cm.

The space between words

September 20, 2017
Phoenix, Michèle, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
325 pages ; 21 cm
"'There were seconds, when I woke, when the world felt unshrouded. Then memory returned.' When Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But Patrick, the steadfast friend who hasn't left her side, urges her to reconsider her decision. Worn down by his insistence, she reluctantly agrees to follow through with the trip they’d planned before the tragedy. 'The pages found you,' Patrick whispered. "Now you need to figure out what they're trying to say." During a stop at a country flea market, Jessica finds a faded document concealed in an antique. As new friends help her to translate the archaic French, they uncover the story of Adeline Baillard, a young woman who lived centuries before—her faith condemned, her life endangered, her community decimated by the Huguenot persecution. 'I write for our descendants, for those who will not understand the cost of our survival.' Determined to learn the Baillard family's fate, Jessica retraces their flight from France to England, spurred on by a need she doesn’t understand. Could this stranger who lived three hundred years before hold the key to Jessica’s survival?" --Back cover.

The French for Christmas

September 19, 2017
Valpy, Fiona.
©2014
271 pages ; 19 cm
When her friends offer Evie their French cottage for the Christmas season, she plans to use her French grandmother's notebook of recipes to bake herself back to happiness. The neighbor proves to be the perfect taste tester, but can he be more?

The little French guesthouse

September 19, 2017
Pollard, Helen, author.
Ickenham, United Kindom : Bookouture, an imprint of StoryFire Ltd., [2016]
342 pages ; 20 cm
"When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can't wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they've barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner's cougar wife. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery. Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory. Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she's ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday, wouldn't it?"--Back cover.

Too far gone

September 18, 2017
Reece, Christy, author.
©2017
449 pages ; 21 cm.
"Gabriella Mendoza has lived her life in seclusion. Guarded by the most corrupt men in the world, she has no chance for escape until an unexpected meeting with the mysterious Grey Justice Group changes everything. Gabriella is free for the first time in her life, but is that freedom all a lie? Vengeance is Jonah Slater's only purpose. Finding the man who killed his fiancee, and making him pay is his only goal. Babysitting the pampered princess of a crime boss is not part of his agenda. But the more he gets to know Gabriella, the more he realizes that protecting her might be the most worthwhile thing he's ever done. They thought they knew the threats, believed they were contained. Jonah and Gabriella soon learn that evil has varying degrees and many faces. And very often, the deadliest is the one you never see coming"--Back cover.

An inconvenient beauty

September 15, 2017
Hunter, Kristi Ann, author.
©2017
379 pages ; 22 cm.
The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, Frederica St. Claire, whom he see as his perfect bride, eludes his suit. Meanwhile the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

Romancing the inventor

September 15, 2017
Carriger, Gail, author.
©2016
193 pages ; 21 cm.
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

Yatouping ma bang de xue se hua er

September 14, 2017
Huoridan, author.
Taibei : Lie hai ren, 2016.
342 pages ; 21 cm

Cherished Mercy

September 13, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
310 pages ; 23 cm.
The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

Mister hockey

September 12, 2017
Riley, Lia, author.
©2017
228 pages ; 17 cm
"Hellion's angels"--Title page.
Jed West is Mister Hockey. The captain of the NHL's latest winning team, the Denver Hellions -- and the hottest player on the ice, at least according to every magazine ... and Breezy Angel. Breezy has been drooling over Jed at games for years, and he plays a starring role in her most toe-curling fantasies. But dirty dreams don't come true, right? Then Jed saunters through the doors of her library, a last-minute special guest for a summer reading event, and not only is he drop-dead gorgeous up close, but his personality is straight up swoon-worthy. He even comes to the rescue when she has an R-rated "Super Book Worm" costume malfunction. But when he mistakenly assumes she's more into books than pucks, she's too flustered to correct his mistake. And then comes a big kiss, followed by a teensy-tiny problem. Jed's dating policy is simple: Never date a fan. So what's a fangirl going to have to do to convince her ultimate crush that he's become less of a perfect fantasy, and more like the perfect man ... for her?

Fraternize

September 12, 2017
Van Dyken, Rachel.
New York : Skyscape, 2017.
303 pages ; 21 cm.
In this first of a brand-new series Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and shell rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done--"No fraternizing with the players".

Le souffle de la peur

September 12, 2017
Foster, Lori, 1958-
Paris : Harlequin, [2015]
408 pages ; 18 cm
"Best sellers, suspense: 635"--Cover.

George & Lizzie : a novel

September 8, 2017
Pearl, Nancy, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
278 pages ; 24 cm
"George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family--his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom--while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed--George is happy; Lizzie remains ... unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments"-- Provided by publisher.

Going dark : lost platoon

September 7, 2017
McCarty, Monica, author.
©2017
viii, 343 pages ; 17 cm.
Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she's intended, there is only one man she can turn to ... Because he's gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her ...

So I married a sorcerer

September 7, 2017
Sparks, Kerrelyn, author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
viii, 479 pages : map ; 18 cm
"Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced--even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half-brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her. . .Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer. He's spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper, and more passionate, than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king but will they survive long enough to find their happily-ever-after. . .or does fate have something else in store? "--provided by publisher.

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