New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

October 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A Countess for Christmas

October 26, 2016
McKellen, Christy, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
Emma Carmichael is shocked when she sees who she's waitressing for at a lavish party--Jack Westwood, the new Earl of Redminster. Her new life comes crashing down when Jack announces to the world that they're married! Jack has never forgotten his first love despite the tragedy that tore them apart. When the paparazzi cameras intrude, he proposes they live as man and wife until the fuss dies down. Emma feels like Cinderella, masquerading as his countess...only, behind closed doors, their marriage feels tantalizingly real.

Her festive baby bombshell

October 26, 2016
Faye, Jennifer, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
Since their spontaneous and magical night together, Holly Abrams has avoided her boss, CEO Finn Lockwood. Neither of these two damaged hearts was looking for a relationship-least of all with a colleague!

A mistletoe kiss with the boss

October 26, 2016
Meier, Susan, author.
Don Mills, Ontario ; Harlequin Books, 2016.
250 pages ; 18 cm.
When sweet, kind Kristen Anderson asks self-made billionaire Dean Suminski to invest in her charity, he agrees, but with one condition: Kristen must be his Christmas Party date!

The unexpected holiday gift

October 26, 2016
Pembroke, Sophie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
When Jacob Foster walks back into Clara's world, her heart races. She won't, can't, allow herself to hope it could lead to comething more. But when her soon-to-be ex-husband hires her to create a perfect Christmas for his family, she simply can't afford to refuse.

Baby of his revenge

October 26, 2016
Lucas, Jennie, author.
215 pages ; 17 cm.
"Kassius Black rose from the ashes of his catastrophic childhood driven by revenge against the father who abandoned him. With near complete ownership of his father's assets, Kassius's last vengeful step is to present him with an heir he'll never get to know! Pure in body and mind, Laney Henry is the perfect candidate to wear Kassius's ring and carry his child. So Kassius delivers his ultimatum confident he has nothing to lose...or does he?"

A Cinderella for the Greek

October 26, 2016
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
Cruelly mistreated by her stepfamily, Ellen Mountford retreated to the shadows of her father's home, feeling unworthy and unloved. But when powerful tycoon Max Vasilikos wants to buy the glorious English country estate, Ellen can hide no longer... Under the scrutiny of the Greek's arrogant stare Ellen fights the urge to retreat further and stands up to him, yet Max is relentless. He tempts her out to a glamorous charity gala, where Ellen is transformed from dowdy recluse to belle of the ball. Now there is a new glint in Max's eye that is even more devastating...seduction!

A deal with Alejandro

October 26, 2016
Blake, Maya, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Alejandro Aguilar never mixes business with pleasure--but his newest employee, marketing guru Elise Jameson, is refreshingly different and irresistibly intoxicating. Working together on a high-octane multibillion-dollar merger, exhilaration gets the better of them... But this Spaniard is still wrestling demons from his past and he sees betrayal everywhere, including in the eyes of his temptress Elise. So he fires her, destroying the business deal--and her heart. Until he realizes his mistake. Innocent Elise is the key to the merger, and she knows her price--but is Alejandro prepared to go all in?"

Indebted to Moreno

October 26, 2016
Walker, Kate, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
"On trembling legs, dress designer Rose Cavalliero stares up at the man she never thought she'd see again. Tall, dark and dangerous, Spaniard Nairo Moreno took Rose's virginity before a misunderstanding led her to nearly destroy his life. But now he's back and determined to collect the debt she owes him. Designing his precious sister's wedding gown will cement Rose's career. But if she'd known that accepting Nairo's offer would see her blackmailed into becoming a more-than-convenient fiancée to the man who broke her heart, Rose would have said no...wouldn't she?"

Married for the tycoon's empire

October 26, 2016
Green, Abby, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
216 pages ; 17 cm.
"Ben Carter's reputation has been savaged by a shocking press exposé and there's only one way to save both it and his latest business venture: with a gold ring. In Julianna Ford--daughter of his European rival--Ben's found the perfect candidate...until she says no. No one refuses Ben Carter, not least of all this beautiful and beguiling English society princess. So when Julianna auctions one kiss for charity, Ben seizes the chance to win his heiress. He might have paid one million dollars for a kiss, but Ben intends to have so much more!"

The return of the Di Sione wife

October 26, 2016
Crews, Caitlin, author.
216 pages ; 17 cm.
"Dario Di Sione should be feeling triumphant-- he's about to fulfill his grandfather's wish and retrieve the precious earrings, but all he feels is fury. The beautiful lawyer handling the sale is the woman who betrayed him six years ago&#x;his wife! Discovering Anais has kept their child a secret makes Dario determined to be the father he never had. But Anais's return to his side casts a new light on past events, and now it's not just the child he wants to claim!"

The Spaniard's pregnant bride

October 26, 2016
Yates, Maisey, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
With her identity concealed, Allegra Valenti enters Italy's most glorious masquerade ball determined to make happy memories to sustain her through her impending coldly arranged betrothal. But a passionate encounter with a masked stranger has consequences that tear apart her dutiful life. Brooding Spanish duke Cristian Acosta cannot believe the masked siren he let his guard down for was his best friend's sister -- pampered heiress he grew up despising. To safeguard the Acosta legacy, Cristian must adorn Allegra with a trinket of his own -- a gold wedding band!

Surrendering to the Italian's command

October 26, 2016
Lawrence, Kim, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Ever since a horrific accident for which he blames himself, Danilo Raphael has remained closed off and emotion-free. But when he sees English rose Tess Jones being attacked, he cannot quell his protective instincts and offers her his imposing Tuscan palazzo. Tess Jones may be a virgin, but she knows what she wants in a man, and this autocratic Italian, no matter how darkly sexy, isn't it! But as hot summer days melt into sultry nights, Tess finds herself surrendering to Danilo. Their passion changes Tess irrevocably, but she must leave unless Danilo relinquishes the past that holds him back..."


October 26, 2016
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
564 pages ; 21 cm
Catch a tiger by the tail / by Eve Langlais -- Wild passions / by Kate Douglas -- Her perfect mates / by A.C. Arthur.

Everyone we've been

October 26, 2016
Everett, Sarah, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
390 pages ; 22 cm
"Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy who keeps disappearing. She's afraid she's going crazy, and the worried looks on her family's and friends' faces aren't helping. Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits the Overton Clinic. But there she unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. Flooded with questions about the past, Addison confronts the choices she can't even remember and wonders if you can possibly know the person you're becoming if you don't know the person you've been."--Jacket flap.

The lovely reckless

October 26, 2016
Garcia, Kami, author.
374 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Then a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad, an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don't faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

The life-writer

October 26, 2016
Constantine, David, 1944- author.
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2016].
240 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: [Manchester] : Comma Press, 2015.
After the death of her beloved husband, Katrin, a literary biographer, copes with the loss by writing his personal history. While researching the letters and journals he left behind, however, she comes to the devastating conclusion that his life before their marriage was far richer than the one they shared. To understand and recreate the period of his greatest happiness hitch-hiking through France as a young man, madly in love with his companion, a French girl named Monique. Katrin embarks on a heartbreaking journey to discover the man she never fully knew.

A greater music

October 26, 2016
Pae, Su-a, 1965- author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2016.
128 pages ; 22 cm
"Near the beginning of A Greater Music, the narrator, a young Korean writer, falls into an icy river in the Berlin suburbs, where she's been housesitting for her on-off boyfriend Joachim. This sets into motion a series of memories that move between the hazily defined present and the period three years ago when she first lived in Berlin. Throughout, the narrator's relationship with Joachim, a rough-and-ready metalworker, is contrasted with her friendship with M, an ultra-refined music-loving German teacher, whom, it is suggested, later became her lesbian lover. A novel of memories and wandering, A Greater Music blends riffs on music, language, and literature with a gut-punch of an emotional ending, establishing Bae Suah as one of the most exciting novelists working today."-- Provided by publisher.

Geroĭ : roman

October 26, 2016
|6880-01 Pogodina-Kuzʹmina, Olʹga, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2015.
317 pages ; 21 cm
|6880-04 In the beginning of the twentieth century Princess Vera Chernysheva and lieutenant Andrey Dolmatov become acquainted under strange circumstances. But the First World War changes everything leading Dolmatov to the front and Chernysheva as a nurse in a hospital.

Every hidden thing

October 25, 2016
Oppel, Kenneth, 1967- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
361 pages ; 22 cm
Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in centuries-buried rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth century world has ever seen. To Samuel Bolt it's the "rex", the king dinosaur that could put him and his struggling, temperamental archaeologist father in the history books. For Rachel Cartland this find could be her chance to prove herself on this expedition with her professor father. With both eyeing the same prize, their budding romance seems destined to fail. As danger looms, can they join forces to find their quarry?

This adventure ends

October 25, 2016
Mills, Emma, 1989- author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida -- especially not a group of friends so intense, so layered with private tragedies and secret codes, and so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens. Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and most serious person Sloane has ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that crosses state lines -- and pulls her ever deeper into the twins' lives.


October 25, 2016
Chase, Nichole, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher, [2016]
366 pages ; 20 cm.
"Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you're the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip-up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire's latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams the incredibly good-looking but extremely annoying vice president's son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride."-- Provided by publisher.

Serious sweet

October 25, 2016
Kennedy, A. L., author.
479 pages ; 24 cm
"A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant in Westminster who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work for a government engaged in unmentionable acts. A man of conscience. Meg Williams is 'a bankrupt accountant - two words you don't want in the same sentence, or anywhere near your CV'. She's 45 and shakily sober, living on Telegraph Hill, where she can see London unfurl below her. Somewhere out there is safety. Somewhere out there is Jon, pinballing around the city with a mobile phone and a letter-writing habit he can't break. He's a man on the brink, leaking government secrets and affection as he runs for his life. Set in 2014, this is a novel of our times. Poignant, deeply funny, and beautifully written, Serious Sweet is about two decent, damaged people trying to make moral choices in an immoral world: ready to sacrifice what's left of themselves for honesty, and for a chance at tenderness. As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London - passing through 24 hours that will change them both for ever - they tell a very unusual, unbearably moving love story."--Provided by publisher.

Girls like me

October 25, 2016
StVil, Lola, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
310 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.

En nombre del amor

October 25, 2016
Sparks, Nicholas, author.
299 pages ; 24 cm
Título original: The choice.
"Travis Parker tiene todo lo que un hombre pueda desearpero hay algo que se resiste a probar: enamorarse. Semejante proposito desparece por completo en el momento que aparece en su vida Gabby Holland, una asistente pediatrica que se acaba de mudar al barrio. El ha intentado ser un buen vecino, invitarla a sus barbacoas y a pasar el dia con sus amigos en su lancha, pero ella ha resistido cada uno de los intentos de su guapisimo y encantador vecino, en parte porque le seria demasiado facil sentirse atraida por el. Y eso seria un problema, porque Gabby tiene novio. Con el estilo al que este autor nos tiene acostumbrados, Sparks nos sumerge en el proceso de enamoramiento de dos personas que, en principio, se oponen a ello y tambien nos hace una pregunta que todos, en algun momento, nos hemos visto forzados a hacernos: hasta donde estas dispuesto a llegar por amor? "

Lost stars

October 24, 2016
Davis, Lisa Selin, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
277 pages ; 22 cm
"A teenage girl grapples with her sister's death and her own place in the universe over the course of one fateful summer in upstate New York. With an epic '80s soundtrack blasting in the background, Lost Stars is a novel that encapsulates teenage-life and all its awkward longing, heady passion, and introspective questioning"-- Provided by publisher.

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