New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

December 1, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The guardian's virgin ward

November 30, 2016
Crews, Caitlin, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises, [2016]
217 pages ; 17 cm.
When domineering Spaniard Izar Agustin was made guardian to innocent Liliana Girard Brooks, he couldn't have known that the passing years would turn this young girl into an alluring woman begging to be shown the unconscious desires of her body. For as long as she can remember, Liliana's coolly elusive keeper has haunted her fevered imagination. Hoping to sever the ties that bind them, she recklessly gives in to one night of sensual abandon, shattering her naive fantasies irrevocably. But the consequences of that night will bind them together…forever!

Leopard's fury

November 30, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
©2016
374 pages ; 17 cm.
"With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance. Alonzo knows better than to let himself get involved with someone like Evangeline. She doesn't deserve the type of danger that follows him, or the threat of his Amur leopard. But even with his lean muscle and iron will, Alonzo isn't strong enough to stay away from the one woman who can make him feel at peace. And when their secret lives draw a mortal threat, Alonzo unleashes the feral passion he keeps pent up inside himself"--Amazon.com.

A Di Sione for the Greek's pleasure

November 29, 2016
Hewitt, Kate, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Books 2016.
217 pages : 17 cm.
Harlequin presents 3481--Spine
"Natalia is trembling. She hasn't left the Di Sione estate in years, but must retrieve her grandfather's lost book of poems from formidable tycoon Angelos Menas-- who's just mistaken her for his daughter's new nanny! The brooding Greek and his precious daughter were scarred in the fire that claimed his wife, and Talia is drawn to the man beneath the damaged exterior. She knows the untold pleasure Angelos offers is limited, but when she leaves with the book, will her heart remain behind on the island?"--Back cover.

Surrendering to the vengeful Italian

November 29, 2016
Bissell, Angela, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Books, 2016.
217 pages 17 cm.
Harlequin presents 3488-- Spine
For seven years, formidable Leo Vincenti has planned his vengeance on Douglas Shaw and nothing will stop him. Not even Shaw's stunning but treacherous daughter, Helena, who—right now—is pleading for leniency. Grim satisfaction spreads through him as he knows she would willingly never take up his challenge to return to his side. But he has greatly underestimated Helena. Secrets drive her as if the very devil were on her heels. And suddenly the passion that left them undone years before is forcing them both to the brink of surrender…

Judas

November 29, 2016
Oz, Amos, author.
©2014
305 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Hebrew as Habshura Al-Pi Smydra" --Title verso page.
"Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abarbanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets."--Provided by publisher.

Accidentally in love

November 29, 2016
Woodman, Cathy, author.
©2016
438 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Talyton St. George series" --Back cover
Change is underway at Otter House clinic when a new vet moves in. Motorbike-riding, leather-clad Ross looks like a bad boy, but underneath the leathers he's a good-looking charmer, and he soon wins the hearts of everyone in the village. Even vet nurse Shannon warms to him. So when she needs a place to live, it makes sense to move in with Ross. Just as a friend, of course. As they grapple with escaped snakes and feral cats, their friendship deepens, until they can't deny their feelings for each other any longer. But when a terrible accident leave Shannon's life in tatters, it changes their relationship forever. Because how will she ever know whether Ross is staying with her out of love or out of pity?

I see you : a novel

November 28, 2016
McAdams, Molly, author.
©2016
342 pages ; 21 cm
"During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde's soul. An unparalleled stain she can't forget despite the many months that have passed--and despite the distraction she'd hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin. When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry--the guy she can't forget no matter how hard she tries."--provided by publisher.

A portrait of Emily Price

November 28, 2016
Reay, Katherine, 1970- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
355 pages ; 22 cm
"Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can't fix--until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. But when Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family is another matter..."--Back cover.

The legendary lord

November 28, 2016
Bowman, Valerie, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2016.
307 pages ; 17 cm.
When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride.

Tempting Texas

November 28, 2016
Raye, Kimberly, author.
New York, NY : St Martin's Paperbacks, 2016.
278 pages ; 17 cm
"Jenna Tucker sets out with her share of her family's moonshine profits and hopes to start breeding horses. Then she learns about a feud between her family and the Sawyers. With the help of Sheriff Hunter DeMassi, a descendant of the Sawyer family, she sets out to uncover the truth of the feud once and for all."--Provided by publisher.

Only you

November 28, 2016
Swank, Denise Grover, author.
New York : Forever, 2016.
354 pages ; 18 cm
"Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . . Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor. After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn't play by the rules" -- provided by publisher.

Broken prince

November 28, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
©2016
359 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Paper princess.
Publisher information from Amazon.com.
Reed Royal meant to keep Ella Harper safe-- but one foolish mistake drove her out of his arms and brought chaos to the Royal household. Now she's back-- she's left her stripper job and is back in Reed's bed. But he's admitted to sleeping with his father's girlfriend, and they are surrounded by secrets, betrayal, and enemies. If Reed is going to win back his princess, he'll need to prove himself royally worthy.

Paper princess

November 28, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
©2016
ix, 364 pages ; 22 cm.
Publisher information from Amazon.com.
Ella Harper has spent her whole life moving from town to town with her mother, struggling to make ends meet. After her mother dies, Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. It's a life of wealth, excess, and deception. And Reed Royal is determined to send her back to the slums she came from. He says she doesn't belong with the Royals. If Ella is going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she'll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Someone to love

November 23, 2016
Balogh, Mary, author.
©2016
392 pages : illustration, genealogical tables ; 17 cm.
"Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family--including the daughter no one knew he had ... Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath, knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna ... Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady. As London society and Anna's newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm her, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well for so long."-- Provided by publisher.

While the Duke was sleeping

November 22, 2016
Jordan, Sophie, author.
©2016
367 pages ; 17 cm.
The rogue files --Cover.
Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows its pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can't hurt anyone ... unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancee. But one person isn't fooled: his arrogant and much too handsome half-brother, Struan Mackenzie. Soon Poppy isn't sure what she wants more ... the fantasy of her duke or the reality of one smoldering Scot who challenges her at every turn. An illegitimate second son, Struan may have built an empire and established himself as one of the wealthiest men in Britain, but he knows he will always be an outsider among the ton. Just like he knows the infuriating Poppy is a liar. There's no way the haughty Duke of Autenberry would deign to wed a working class girl. It doesn't matter how charming she is. Or tempting. Or how much Struan wants her for himself.

Honor bound

November 22, 2016
Daniels, B. J., author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : HQN, 2016.
377 pages ; 17 cm.
Ainsley Hamilton has always been the responsible one in the family. As the oldest daughter of presidential candidate Buckmaster Hamilton, she's also a potential target. For months she's sensed someone following her. When an expedition to scout locations for a commercial takes a terrifying turn, she's rescued by a natural-born cowboy who tempts the good girl to finally let loose. Sawyer Nash knows just how reckless it is to fall for someone he's gone undercover to protect. Yet masquerading as an extra on set, he starts to see beneath Ainsley's controlled facade. And with the election--and a killer--drawing closer, Sawyer stands to lose not just his job and his life but the woman for whom he'd gladly risk both.

The Earl

November 22, 2016
Ashe, Katharine, author.
©2016
347 pages ; 17 cm.
How does a bookish lady bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is. Opposites ... Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England's paw. And he'll stop at nothing. Attract. Smart, big-hearted, and passionately dedicated to her work, Lady Justice longs to teach her nemesis a lesson in humility. But her sister is missing, and a perilous journey with her archrival into unknown territory just might turn fierce enemies into lovers.

Heartless

November 22, 2016
Meyer, Marissa, author.
©2016
453 pages ; 25 cm
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

Christmas in destiny

November 22, 2016
Blake, Toni, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2016]
x, 358 pages ; 17 cm
Shane Dalton's new life is waiting in Miami, complete with fast cars and faster women. But first, he's heeding his father's dying words and stopping off in Destiny, Ohio. The detour wasn't supposed to include a busted pickup and a blizzard. But Candice Sheridan, the cute redhead who reluctantly offers shelter, could prove a pleasant diversion. Trouble is, she thinks Shane's bad news. And he's pretty sure she's right. Candice had her trust broken once before. Yet something about Shane won't let her stay away. By Christmas, he'll be gone. Until then, she's itching to stop playing nice and safe ... and try being a little naughty for once. As their holiday romance heats up, Shane uncovers a shattering secret and Candice is preparing to face heartache once again. But there's no better place than Destiny--especially at Christmastime--for two lost souls to find the gift of sweet, surprising love.

A date at the altar

November 22, 2016
Maxwell, Cathy, author.
[New York] : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
376 pages ; 17 cm.
Searching for a suitable young wife from a good family, the Duke of Baynton instead finds himself drawn to struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn, an outspoken beauty who, constantly challenging his ducal authority, makes him an offer he cannot refuse if he agrees to back her play.

In bed with the billionaire

November 22, 2016
Ashenden, Jackie, author.
New York : St Martin's Press, 2016.
388 pages ; 18 cm
"Known to the underworld only as Jericho, billionaire Theo Fitzgerald is one of the most powerful men in the world. But his plan is to tear down the criminal empire his father created from the inside out--unless someone else does it for him. He suspects a bold, seductive woman named Temple Cross might be trying to take him out with it--but for the chance to burn in the heat she gives off, he’s not sure if he minds… A hired hit woman, Temple has been waiting to get close to Jericho her whole life. The man who destroyed her family is worth looking in the eye before she kills him--but when she’s finally alone with Jericho, he’s nothing like the ruthless barbarian she imagined. Her reaction to his touch is explosively sexual--and their emotional connection is too powerful for her to ignore. Is she his shot at redemption? Or will he have to risk losing her love to save her life."--Provided by publisher.

We are still tornadoes

November 21, 2016
Kun, Michael, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
299 pages ; 22 cm
"Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends their entire lives. Cath would help Scott with his English homework, he would make her mix tapes (it's the 80's after all), and any fight they had would be forgotten over TV and cookies. But now they've graduated high school and Cath is off to college while Scott is at home pursuing his musical dreams. During their first year apart, Scott and Cath's letters help them understand heartache, annoying roommates, family drama and the pressure to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they want to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should be more than friends? The only thing that's clear is that change is an inescapable part of growing up. And the friends who help us navigate it share an unshakable bond. This funny yet deeply moving book--set to an awesome 80's soundtrack--captures all the beautiful confusion and emotional intensity we find on the verge of adulthood ... and first love"-- Provided by publisher.

The amateurs

November 21, 2016
Shepard, Sara, 1977- author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Freeform Books, 2016.
307 pages ; 22 cm
"Four teens who met on an online cold-case solving forum attempt to solve another teen's murder"-- Provided by publisher.

Because it's Christmas

November 21, 2016
Spencer, Katherine, 1955- author.
©2016
x, 341 pages ; 24 cm
"The holiday season brings changes and challenges to many in Cape Light. But on one silent night, peace and harmony will prevail. Sophie Potter is grateful for so many happy years among her beloved apple trees. But her family insists that she can no longer live alone. So Sophie makes a deal to spend one last Christmas on Potter Orchard. Luckily, her grandson James arrives in time to help her make plans for the best holiday gathering Cape Light has ever seen. James isn't planning on staying in Cape Light. An aspiring writer, he's eager for adventure and plans to take off on a trip around the world. But once James meets Zoey Bates, he starts to understand that leaving Cape Light might cost him the greatest adventure of all--falling in love. Meanwhile, after more than fifteen years as Cape Light's mayor, Emily Warwick has lost the election to her lifelong rival, Charlie Bates. Emily is delighted to have more time for her family, but when a group of citizens begin fighting to preserve the town's character, Emily can't shake her desire to protect her town. Soon she finds herself back on a familiar battleground with Charlie and her family. It's not the place anyone wants to be. Especially on Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.

Thus bad begins

November 21, 2016
Marías, Javier, author.
©2016
443 pages ; 24 cm
Madrid, 1980. Juan de Vere, nearly finished with his university degree, takes a job as personal assistant to Eduardo Muriel, an eccentric, once-successful film director. Urbane, discreet, irreproachable, Muriel is an irresistible idol to the young man. But Muriel's voluptuous wife, Beatriz, inhabits their home like an unwanted ghost; and on the periphery of their lives is Dr. Jorge Van Vechten, a family friend implicated in unsavory rumors that Muriel now asks Juan to investigate. As Juan draws closer to the truth, he uncovers only more questions. What is at the root of Muriel's hostility toward his wife? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? What happened during the war? Marías leads us deep into the intrigues of these characters, through a daring exploration of rancor, suspicion, loyalty, trust, and the infinitely permeable boundaries between the deceptions perpetrated on us by others and those we inflict upon ourselves.

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