New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

October 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Immortally yours : an Argeneau novel

October 18, 2017
Sands, Lynsay, author.
298 pages ; 24 cm.
One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That's how long it's been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen "Scotty" MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth's a Rogue Hunter--a damn good one. She doesn't need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them. Scotty has hesitated to claim Beth as his own. But one explosive kiss confirms what he's long suspected: She's his life mate. But Beth is tough, fearless, beautiful...and in immortal danger. Unless he wants to lose her forever, he'll have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny as well as confront an enemy who's terrifyingly close.--Provided by Publisher.

Holiday spice

October 18, 2017
Chase, Samantha, author.
341 pages ; 17 cm.
Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding - and deliciously handsome - artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember. There's only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than his woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy in his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings begin to melt the icy barrier between them. With Ben's need for privacy and Darcy's love of family and social life, will opposites still attract once the snow clears and the holiday festivities come to an end?

Mauṉamē kātalāy-

October 18, 2017
Muttulaṭcumi Rākavaṉ.
Ceṉṉai : Laṭcumi Pālāji Patippakam, 2016.
224 pages ; 18 cm
Novel love themes.

Perfectly undone

October 17, 2017
Raintree, Jamie, author.
299 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's guide and an excerpt from the author's next novel.
Dr. Dylan Michaels cannot start married life with her long-time boyfriend Cooper with her sister's death on her conscience, but when Cooper reveals a secret of his own, Dylan is no longer sure of her future happiness.

Highland Promise

October 17, 2017
McLayne, Alyson, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2017]
378 pages ; 17 cm
"Darach MacKenzie vowed never to let a woman near his heart after his bride-to-be betrayed him, sparking a blood feud between his clan and the Frasers. With all-out war in the wind, Darach can't allow a woman to distract him again--not even a sweet and charming lass who desperately needs his help. When Darach rescued Caitlin MacInnes from the vile Laird Fraser, she vowed never to let men or misery rule her life again. She has a plan, and it involves leaving Darach and the MacKenzie clan no matter how safe and happy she feels. But when Laird Fraser shows up to claim what's rightfully his, it's too late. Darach will have to use all his brawn and brains to protect Caitlin--even if it means losing his heart"--Page [4] of cover.

We all fall down

October 16, 2017
Richards, Natalie D., author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Theo's always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He's obsessed over that decision. And it's time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death. Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She's trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene--Theo's fist lands in her face. All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember...and pay for what they each did.

Archangel's viper

October 16, 2017
Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
361 pages ; 17 cm.
"A Jove book" -- title page verso.
"A Berkley Sensation book" -- page 4 of cover.
"Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it's not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman--it's the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite" --

Dreaming of a white wolf Christmas

October 16, 2017
Spear, Terry, author.
311 pages ; 18 cm
"Romance writer Candice Mayfair never missed a deadline in her life--until an accidental bite from a werewolf puppy turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter. She's forced to isolate herself in the wilderness to cope with her unpredictable shifting while she works on her deadlines. After all, for Candice, Christmas is just another day. Enter private investigator Owen Nottingham, a wolf shifter hired to find Candice so she can collect her inheritance. They have a real problem: she must arrive home in human form, and that's not happening during the full moon. Besides, Owen has a new mission: to convince the pretty she-wolf her best move is to join his pack in time for Christmas...and to prove he's the only wolf for her"--Back cover.

Canary Club

October 16, 2017
Ficklin, Sherry D.
297 pages ; 21 cm
"When life makes you a criminal, only love can set you free."
"Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York. 'Bad Luck' Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he'll do anything to make that happen--even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head--and worse still--falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from. Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free from the politics and manipulation of her father. A pawn in her family's fight for control of the city, and with a killer hot on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to burn them both."--Back cover.

Jaya and Rasa : a love story

October 16, 2017
Patel, Sonia, author.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, 2017.
304 pages ; 24 cm
In Hawaii, Jaya Mehta is a transgender outsider with depressive tendencies. The stunningly beautiful Rasa Santos thinks sex is her only power. Rasa meets Xander, who beats her, cuts her, and makes her prostitute herself. Will their love transcend and pull them forward or will they remain stuck, separate, in the chaos of their pasts?

Rebel Seoul

October 13, 2017
Oh, Axie, author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.

That inevitable Victorian thing

October 13, 2017
Johnston, E. K., author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books for Young Readers, [2017]
326 pages ; 22 cm
In a near-future Toronto where the British Empire never fell, Helena, August, and Margaret are caught off-guard by the discovery of a love so intense they are willing to change the course of the monarchy to keep it.

Fool me once

October 13, 2017
Bybee, Catherine, author.
Seattle [Washington] : Montlake Romance, [2017]
328 pages ; 21 cm
Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and earlyand it isnt something she plans on repeating. Shes content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcées on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking itall while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvementuntil Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As hes taking his investigation to a dangerous level, its Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of familyand of love.

The fiercest joy

October 13, 2017
Abeʹ, Shana.
Boulder, CO : Five Rabbits, Inc., 2017.
344 pages ; 21 cm
"In the autumn of 1915, Eleanore Jones is on the verge of becoming who she was always meant to be: a drákon of stunning beauty and strength. She has discovered she is not the last dragon in the world, as she’d long thought: not one but two drákon brothers vie for her heart. And just as Lora begins to embrace her destiny, yet another drákon enters her life—another female who, like her, has disguised herself as a student at the prestigious Iverson School for Girls. It’s no coincidence. Secrets come unraveled; time comes undone. Soon all four of the drákon caught in Iverson’s mysterious, enchanted world are going to have to confront a new enemy: an army of dragons, come to steal Lora away—and destroy anyone who attempts to stop them"--Back cover.

Select : book one

October 12, 2017
Weisenberg, Marit, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Teen, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
Julia Jaynes of Austin, Texas, is one of the select, a secret group of humans with abilities bordering on the supernatural, but, unlike her younger sister, she has never been entirely comfortable as part of the "perfect" family--and when she falls for a normal human guy and draws attention to her more-than-normal family she finds herself banished to that most ordinary of institutions: public high school.


October 12, 2017
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
453 pages ; 22 cm
"Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?"--Jacket flap.

The sapphire brooch

October 12, 2017
Logan, Katherine Lowry, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], ©2014.
696 pages ; 23 cm.
A Union soldier risks everything to save the life of Abraham Lincoln, while a Confederate surgeon races through time to preserve Lincoln's legacy. Which one will prevail? Which one will survive?

Christmas in London

October 12, 2017
Hughes, Anita, 1963- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
277 pages ; 21 cm
Set during London's most festive time of year and filled with delicious food Anita Hughes' Christmas in London is about love and friendship, and the season's most important lesson: learning how to ask for and give forgiveness. It's a week before Christmas and Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. When a young cooking show assistant comes in from the rain and begs to buy all the cinnamon rolls on her tray, she doesn't know what to do. Louisa is just the baker, and they aren't hers to sell. But the show burned the rolls they were supposed to film that day; so she agrees. The next morning, Louisa finds out that her cinnamon rolls were a hit, but the star of the show was allergic, and the whole crew is supposed to leave for London that afternoon. They want Louisa to step in for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner TV special at Claridge's. It's a great opportunity, and Digby Bunting, Louisa's famous baking idol, will be there. Even if he does seem more interested in her than her food. And then there's Kate, the show's beautiful producer. On their first day in London she runs into the skinny boy she jilted at St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago. Now he's a handsome, brilliant mathematician, and newly divorced. Their familiar spark is still there, but so is the scar of how they left things. Kate and Louisa are busy preparing for the show, but old and new flames are complicating their work.

A plain leaving

October 12, 2017
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who'd been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway. Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father's funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions--yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can't help but wonder what might have been. Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

The vineyard : a novel

October 11, 2017
Dueñas, María, 1964- author.
New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
534 pages ; 24 cm
Originally published in Spain in 2017 by Planeta as La Templanza.
Mauro Larrea, swamped by debt and uncertainty, gambles the last of his fortune in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard in Andalusia de Jerez in Spain. He has every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. Then he meets Soledad Montalvo, the widow of a London wine merchant, who bursts into his life determined to protect her family's legacy. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, Mauro seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory, propelling himself toward a future that he never could have imagined.

Highland dragon warrior

October 10, 2017
Cooper, Isabel, author.
314 pages ; 18 cm.
"Legend claims when Scotland fell to English rule the Highland dragons took a vow: Freedom at any price. The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an enemy more monster than man. What he needs is Sophia. Alchemist Sophia Metzger traveled to Loch Arach in search of knowledge. She never dreamed she'd learn to do battle, ride through the stars on the back of a dragon, or catch the eye of a Highland laird. But as her quest turns to sizzling chemistry and inescapable danger, she'll soon discover the thrill of being caught in a dragon's claws..."--Back cover.

Forever in love

October 10, 2017
Colasanti, Susane, author.
309 pages ; 22 cm.
Three New York City roommates struggle to deal with personal challenges, with Sadie and her brother confronting their shared traumatic past, Darcy trying not to slip into her old immature ways, and Rosanna wanting to establish self-confidence.

Can't hardly breathe

October 10, 2017
Showalter, Gena.
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books, [2017]
408 pages ; 17 cm.
"Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis's past is full of memories she'd rather forget. But there's one she can't seem to shake--her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out ... but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead. Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves the curvy Dorothea night and day, he's as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her. But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever"--Back cover.

All I want for Halloween

October 9, 2017
Harte, Marie, author.
345 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes excerpt from: Collision course (pages [327]-345)
After attending a masked Halloween party where she shared a hot kiss with a man during an adult spin-the-bottle game, Sadie Liberato is determined to find him again and wonders if the sparks that flew between them that night will still fly once the masks are off.

Finding you

October 9, 2017
Albano, Lydia, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2017.
314 pages ; 22 cm
"When Isla is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring, she must rely on the memories of her love to give her the strength to escape this horrible and terrifying experience"-- Provided by publisher.

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