New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Play

August 29, 2014
Scott, Kylie.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
viii, 294 pages ; 21 cm.
"A stage dive novel"--Cover.
"Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast--at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls--especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?"-- Provided by publisher.

Joyful

August 29, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard.
New York : Avon Inspire, [2014]
234 pages, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Randall Beiler is angry when his brother hires Elizabeth Nolt, the woman whose heart Randall broke, as a housekeeper on their family farm, but when he learns of her hard financial situation he knows it is the right thing to do, and may even give him a second chance.

The accidental abduction

August 29, 2014
Wilde, Darcie, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014.
327 pages ; 18 cm.
When an undeniable attraction leads to a hasty elopement, dependable and trustworthy Harry Rayburn and spirited beauty Leannah Wakefield begin to doubt their marriage will survive, especially when their dark secrets come to light.

Wonderful lonesome

August 29, 2014
Newport, Olivia, author.
©2014
310 pages ; 22 cm.
In a struggling Amish settlement on the harsh Colorado plain in 1914, Abbie Weaver fights for the life of the church she cherishes. But the loss the community feels most deeply is the lack of a minister. Visiting bishops have stopped coming--a mystery that demands explanation. Abbie's friend Willem is fiercely determined, and although Abbie loves Willem, his choices put a wedge between them. When Abbie discovers the root of the unspoken spiritual divide that runs through the settlement, she finds herself questioning her own father's faith. Will a collision of loves and values cost her Willem forever?

Scandal to remember

August 28, 2014
Essex, Elizabeth, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]
375 pages ; 18 cm.

The perfect man

August 28, 2014
Thompson, Vicki Lewis.
New York : Signet Eclipse, [2014], c2013.
320 p. ; 18 cm.
Includes the previously published novellas One Night with a billionaire, Tempted by a cowboy, and Safe in his arms, as well as brand new material!
Searching for the perfect man, which is their favorite topic to debate, sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid and Valerie, inseparable since college, discover that the perfect man may be what they never expected.

The desire : a novel

August 28, 2014
Walsh, Dan, 1957-
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, [2014]
325 pages ; 22 cm

False future

August 28, 2014
Krokos, Dan.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, [2014]
308 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: False sight.
"A false memory novel"--Cover.
Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter cannot face their enemy, True Earth, without Miranda but when they revive her, she is horrified to find her world in flames and must use her grief to fuel her spirit as she helps to seek Mr. East, who must be turned in for the brutal enemy occupation of Manhattan to end.

Sandpiper Island

August 27, 2014
Kauffman, Donna, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
323 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Half Moon Harbor.
Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine. With feisty Delia O'Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn't have picked a better place to start over-- even if he's determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds... and himself. But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that's best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined... together.

Summer's moon

August 27, 2014
Baker, Lacey, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2014.
321 pages ; 18 cm.
One charming B&B. Six grandchildren. One litter of puppies... te late, great Mary Janet Cantrell hoped that her family would return to their hometown and find comfort, happiness--and maybe even love. But what will it take for her wishes to come true?

The Earl's mistress

August 27, 2014
Carlyle, Liz.
New York : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
388 pages ; 18 cm
"Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning. Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty--but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset--her body. But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood's arms, the earl must make an impossible choice--draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life."--from cover, page [4].

What I love about you

August 27, 2014
Gibson, Rachel, author.
New York, New York : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
377 pages ; 18 cm.
After her husband runs off with a younger woman, Natalie Cooper, now a single mother managing a photo store, finds herself drawn to her neighbor, Blake Junger, when his exile in a remote cabin is interrupted by Natalie's daughter.

Once more, my darling rogue

August 27, 2014
Heath, Lorraine, author.
New York : Avon Books, [2014]
373 pages ; 18 cm

Irresistible force

August 27, 2014
Ayres, D. D.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
305 p. ; 17 cm.
"For Shay Appleton, it's love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he'll make a terrific watch dog, and with an abusive ex who won't let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart, until Bogart's even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep. Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who's convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend to protect the woman who's stolen his heart?"--p. [4] of cover.

Wickedly dangerous

August 27, 2014
Blake, Deborah, 1960-
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2014
viii, 339 p. ; 17 cm.
Posing as an herbalist and researcher, Barbara Yager travels the country with her sometimes faithful dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as Baba Yaga and avoiding human attachments--until she meets a charming sheriff.

Ghost layer

August 27, 2014
Owens, Robin D., author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, [2014].
309 pages ; 17 cm
"A ghost seer novel"--Cover.
Clare Cermak's adjusting to a new man in her life and a lot of ghosts. The passing of Clare's aunt gave way to a sizeable inheritance of not only money, but also the ability to communicate with the dead. At the same time, she met Zach Slade, a private detective with a rough past, and just like Clare, he's not yet ready to accept her gift or his own. But Clare has another matter to look into. A multimillionaire needs her help after relocating an old ghost town to his mountain estate. The bones of a murdered prospector are making nightly appearances in his guests' beds. When the gold miner's ghost contacts Clare, she promises to help find the name of his killer but someone doesn't want the past revealed and might find her first.

I am China : a novel

August 27, 2014
Guo, Xiaolu, 1973-
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014.
pages cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, the Random House Group Ltd., London, in 2014."

One more chance : a Rosemary Beach novel

August 27, 2014
Glines, Abbi.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.
256 pages ; 21 cm.
"In Take a Chance, #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines gave us the story of Grant, who first captured the hearts of new adult readers in Fallen Too Far, and Harlow, the woman who stole his own. Now comes One More Chance... Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker. Someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own. Harlow had taken the chance, falling fast and hard for the man who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love... But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now both must decide if they have enough fight to make it work--or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future"-- Provided by publisher.

Hearts rekindled

August 25, 2014
Hall, Patty Smith.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
pages cm.

His chosen bride

August 25, 2014
Gibson, Rhonda.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2014]
pages cm

Wolf creek homecoming

August 25, 2014
Richards, Penny.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm

The Horseman's frontier family

August 25, 2014
Kirst, Karen.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
pages cm.

The unexpected waltz

August 25, 2014
Wright, Kim, 1955-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

The curious case of Lady Latimer's shoes

August 25, 2014
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
Victoria, Australia : Savdek Management Pty. Ltd., 2014.
204 pages ; 22 cm
"With her husband, amateur-sleuth the Honorable Barnaby Adair, decidedly eccentric fashionable matron Penelope Adair is attending the premier event opening the haut ton's Season when a body is discovered in the gardens. A lady has been struck down with a finial from the terrace balustrade. Her family is present, as are the cream of the haut ton--the shocked hosts turn to Barnaby and Penelope for help. Barnaby calls in Inspector Basil Stokes and they begin their investigation. Penelope assists by learning all she can about the victim's family, and uncovers a feud between them and the Latimers over the fabulous shoes known as Lady Latimer's shoes, currently exclusive to the Latimers. The deeper Penelope delves, the more convinced she becomes that the murder is somehow connected to the shoes. She conscripts Griselda, Stokes's wife, and Violet Montague, now Penelope's secretary, and the trio set out to learn all they can about the people involved, and most importantly the shoes, a direction vindicated when unexpected witnesses report seeing a lady fleeing the scene--wearing Lady Latimer's shoes. But nothing is as it seems, and the more Penelope and her friends learn about the shoes, conundrums abound, compounded by a Romeo-and-Juliet romance and escalating social pressure... until at last the pieces fall into place, and finally understanding what has occurred, the six intrepid investigators race to prevent an even worse tragedy."--Page [4] of cover.

An unexpected match

August 22, 2014
Roper, Gayle G.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
342 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"Rachel Beiler loves her job as the teacher in her Amish community. She's obedient, humble, and compliant and tries to keep the ordnung to the best of her ability. But Rachel has a secret--something that could get her shunned if she's found out. She loves knowledge and yearns for a college education. After serving a dozen years in the Army, Rob Lanier has returned from Afghanistan. But now that he's home again, he's constantly reminded of his family's fall from grace. His father--once a highly respected and wealthy community leader--has disgraced the family, and Rob can't find it in his heart to forgive him. When Rachel and Rob meet, sparks fly...."--Amazon.

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