New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

July 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Haunting Mr. Darcy : a spirited courtship

July 21, 2014
Mackrory, KaraLynne.
283 p. ; 23 cm
"A 'spirited' courtship indeed! Jane Austen's much adored Pride and prejudice is transfigured in this Regency adaptation. That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature's favorite love story. The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land, and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy's London home.

Lady in black

July 21, 2014
Dodd, Christina.
[S.l.] : [Christina Dodd], 2014.
252 p. ; 23 cm.


July 21, 2014
Cameron, Barbara, 1949-
Nashville, Tennessee : Abingdon Press, [2014]
pages cm.

Dare to desire

July 21, 2014
Phillips, Carly, author.
[United States] : CP Publishing, ©2014.
290 pages ; 21 cm
"Book two in the Dare to love series"--Title page.
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

Only with you

July 18, 2014
Layne, Lauren, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
352 pages ; 18 cm
Includes "The dish" (pages [341]-352) and an excerpt of "Made for you" (pages [325]-339).
"Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute... well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover. Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing..."--Page 4 of cover.

Claimed by the laird

July 18, 2014
Cornick, Nicola, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
360 pages ; 17 cm.

Looking for trouble

July 18, 2014
Dahl, Victoria, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
344 pages ; 17 cm.

Here and again

July 18, 2014
Dickson, Nicole R.
New York, New York : NAL Accent, [2014]
x, 378 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
"For nurse Ginger Martin, her late husband's farm is both a treasured legacy and the harbinger of an uncertain future. Since he was recently killed in Iraq, every day is fraught with grief that won't abate. Keeping the farm going and nourishing her children's hopes without him seems as impossible as having dreams for the future--or going back into the past. By a curious coincidence, a stranger appears in Ginger's life, always showing up to help in unexpected and much-needed ways. He says he's a soldier, lost and trying to make his way home, but Ginger understands that Samuel is a kindred spirit, longing to repair a life interrupted"--Page 4 of cover.

Vixen in velvet

July 18, 2014
Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-
New York : Avon, c2014.
375 p. ; 18 cm.
"Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker--but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves--and profits--from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all. A great plan, in theory--but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?"--from cover, p. [4].

When I fall in love

July 18, 2014
Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 378 pages ; 21 cm.
When her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in Hawaii, Grace is pulled away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime. Max may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace's faith will face its toughest test yet.

A match of wits

July 18, 2014
Turano, Jen.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
"Zayne and Agatha have always been a match in wits, but will unlikely circumstances convince them they could also be a match made in heaven as they return home to 1880s New York City?"-- Provided by publisher.

The healer's touch

July 17, 2014
Copeland, Lori.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
277 pages ; 22 cm
Lyric Bolton lives a life of isolation to care for her mother when Ian Cawley bursts into her life on a runaway stallion.

A prize beyond jewels

July 17, 2014
Mortimer, Carole, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
p. cm.

Pretender to the throne

July 17, 2014
Yates, Maisey, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
p. cm.

The sheikh's last seduction

July 17, 2014
Lucas, Jennie, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, 2014.
p. cm.

The fortune hunter : a novel

July 17, 2014
Goodwin, Daisy.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
473 pages ; 25 cm
"Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi," is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National--until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. This brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures"-- Provided by publisher.


July 17, 2014
Palmer, Diana, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2014.
302 pages ; 25 cm
When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will do anything to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life--and her heart--to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised.

The mistress of Normandy

July 17, 2014
Wiggs, Susan.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
472 pages ; 17 cm
"Refreshed version of The lily and the leopard, newly revised by the author."

No strings attached

July 17, 2014
Andersen, Susan, 1950- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
345 pages ; 17 cm.

Games divas play

July 17, 2014
Burt-Murray, Angela, author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer [2014]
329 pages ; 21 cm
"When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help. Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who's as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete--the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal. When Laila James, self-proclaimed "Golden Goddess," sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair--and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family--Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life."-- From back cover.

The Amish blacksmith

July 17, 2014
Clark, Mindy Starns.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
334 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
Six years after the death of her mother in an accident, Priscilla Kinsinger returns to Lancaster County from Indiana, and her uncle asks his employee, blacksmith Jake Miller, to help Priscilla reconnect with community life.

The Argentinian's Demand

July 17, 2014
Williams, Cathy.
Don MIlls, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 p. ; 17 cm.
When billionaire Leandro Perez's indispensable and alluring assistant Emily Edison resigns and lets him know what she really thinks of him, he's furious. He won't let her off easily. If she wants to go, she'll pay the price, two weeks in paradise at his beck and call! Trapped by Leandro, Emily's fragile plan to marry a suitable man to bring security to her family is threatened. And as their attraction gives way to a craving that's impossible to deny Emily will have to make the ultimate choice, duty, or desire?

Billionaire's Secret

July 17, 2014
Shaw, Chantelle.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
"The Chatsfield"--Cover.
Once the heartthrob of London's elite, gorgeous Nicolo Chatsfield now lives alone in his family's crumbling estate. No one dares reach out to his tormented soul. Until a glimmer of hope enters Nicolo's lonely world, bringing light to the shadows. Sophie Ashdown knows about painful pasts and has no intention of redeeming Nicolo, she just needs him to attend the Chatsfield shareholders' meeting! But she's not prepared for this darkly compelling Chatsfield, and soon Sophie is under Nicolo's spell, easing his pain in the most pleasurable way!

His forbidden diamond

July 17, 2014
Stephens, Susan, 1949-
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Former soldier and diamond dynasty heir Tyr Skavanga has finally returned to the cold north. Haunted by the terrors of war, he's cut himself off and hardened his heart. But now one person has managed to defy his defenses, and she's the last person he expected. The exotically beautiful, innocent Princess Jasmina of Kareshi is strictly off-limits. Like Tyr, she has a reputation to protect, but denying their electrifying connection could prove to be the toughest challenge they have ever faced.

Uncovering her nine month secret

July 17, 2014
Lucas, Jennie.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2014.
189 p. ; 17 cm.
He broke down my defenses as if they were paper. One dark, unfathomable glance from Alejandro, the notorious Duke of Alzacar, and I was his. It was only later that I realized why he'd seduced me, and I had no choice but to flee. Nine months on, he's found me. No matter how my body and my heart react to him, I can never let the duke take our son away from me. But Alejandro will stop at nothing. I just have one card left to play.

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