New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wedded, bedded, betrayed

May 27, 2016
Smart, Michelle, author.
©2016
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Elena Ricci never expected her two-day getaway to end in blackmail, forced marriage and the need for a successor. But that's what happens when Gabriele Mantegna kidnaps her!"--Back cover.

Signed over to Santino

May 27, 2016
Blake, Maya, author.
©2016
190 pages ; 17 cm
"Reeling from a family tragedy, champion figure skater Carla Nardozzi loses her virginity in one uncharacteristic night of oblivion with Spanish aristocrat Javier Santino. She flees the next morning, not knowing her rejection has earned her a black mark..."--Back cover.

Return of the untamed billionaire

May 27, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
©2016
185 pages ; 17 cm
"Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev--the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled..."--Back cover.

Within reach : a novel

May 27, 2016
Stevens, Jessica, author.
Tempe, Arizona, USA : Spark Press, 2016.
242 pages ; 22 cm

Charged

May 27, 2016
Crownover, Jay, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
viii, 374 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Built.
"Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson's worlds don't collide, ever. Quaid is divorced, a high powered criminal attorney, and as slick as he is handsome. Very. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the absolute wrong men at the absolute worst time. But when Avett lands in an ocean of hot water because of one of those mistakes, the only person who can get her out of it is the sexy lawyer. Quaid never takes this kind of cases. And he never takes on clients like the young, impulsive girl with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes wears down his reservations. The last thing on earth Avett wants to do is rely on the devastatingly handsome man that looks at her like she nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands so of course the only thing left for her to do is fall for the guy"-- Provided by publisher.

A daughter's dream

May 27, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
238, 18 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes "P.S.: insights, interviews, and more", with discussion questions, a recipe, an interview with the author, and a preview of A Sister's Wish, the next book in the Charmed Amish Life series.
In Shelley Shepard Gray's second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past.

Everywhere and every way

May 27, 2016
Probst, Jennifer, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
367 pages ; 22 cm.
"Ever the responsible eldest brother, Caleb Pierce started working for his father's luxury contracting business at a young age, dreaming of one day sitting in the boss's chair. But his father's will throws a wrench in his plans by stipulating that Caleb share control of the family business with his two estranged brothers. Things only get more complicated when demanding high-end home designer Morgan hires Caleb to build her a customized dream house that matches her specifications to a T--or she'll use her powerful connections to poison the Pierce brothers' reputation. Not one to ignore a challenge, Caleb vows to get the job done--if only he can stop getting distracted by his new client's perfect ... amenities. But there's more to icy Morgan than meets the eye. And Caleb's not the only one who knows how to use a stud-finder. In fact, Morgan is pretty sure she's found hers--and he looks quite enticing in a hard hat. As sparks fly between Morgan and Caleb despite his best intentions not to mix business and pleasure, will she finally warm up and help him lay the foundation for everlasting love?"-- Provided by publisher.

The Ghost

May 27, 2016
McCarty, Monica, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
viii, 402 pages ; 17 cm.
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce after the English tortured her mother. Now she uses her beauty to ferret out secrets and has become the most wanted spy in England. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce, but now fights for England and is determined to uncover "the ghost's" identity.

His desert rose

May 27, 2016
Brandon, Deborah R., author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
Cover title.
"To love and to protect series, Book 2."--Cover.
"International business mogul Renee Anderson took a fall from grace over a year ago when her parents died in a tragic car accident. During which time she also miscarried a child. After going through a season of way to much pain and suffering, tragedy strikes again. Her sister South Carolina State Representative Jasmine Anderson is shot while giving a speech at a local university. She called in the only person she knew would be there for her, Italian International business owner Antonio Favero. Antonio Favero heir to his father’s empire was quick to respond to Renee’s cry for help and support. Yet he too had a problem. His father refused to retire and turn over the empire to him unless he was married and settled down. After many steamy nights, with Renee Anderson, he had the perfect solution; she could be his convenient bride. What happens when being his bride in name only isn't enough? This sexy Italian has court his reluctant wife."--Page [4] of cover.

The surprise Conti child

May 26, 2016
Pammi, Tara, author.
©2016
188 pages ; 17 cm.
"After nearly losing her life, Alexis Sharpe determines to tell Leandro Conti about their child. It's been seven years, but for her daughter she'll face him and hope her heart remains intact. Known as the Conti Saint, Leandro's passionate encounter with Alexis is his guilty secret. Following the death of his wife he forbade himself the indulgence of a woman, but Alexis remains the one irresistible temptation. He regrets how he treated Alexis, but now that she's back and the mother of his child, Leandro will claim everything that's his! "--Amazon.com.

The Greek's nine-month redemption

May 26, 2016
Yates, Maisey, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprise Limited, 2016.
186 pages : 17 cm.
Fury is all Elle St James feels when she looks at the man she once thought of as family. Apollo Savas has mercilessly destroyed her father's company, but she holds the last little piece! Elle is determined to stop the stepbrother who is both sensual fantasy and darkest enemy. But their forbidden desire gives way to one illicit night that leaves untouched Elle with a life-changing consequence. Now that she is irrevocably bound to Apollo, will nine months be long enough for Elle to redeem this brooding Greek?

Expecting a royal scandal

May 26, 2016
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2016
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"Royal scoundrel Felipe Cairo is the least likely king in Europe and avoids the crown with a passion! To uphold his reckless image and avoid the shackles of duty, Cairo must choose a most inappropriate wife. Media sensation Brittany Hollis has a reputation outrageous enough to rival Cairo's. Yet with each scorching kiss, she reveals more of her secrets than she's ever shown the world. But there's a twist in their tabloid fairy tale that shocks them both: Brittany might not be queen material, but she's carrying a royal heir! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded! "--Amazon.com.

Christmas on my mind

May 26, 2016
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2016
247 pages ; 22 cm
"Dafina books."
Sheriff Ben Marsden of Branding Iron, Texas has no plans to attend the anual Christmas Ball until a pretty newcomer comes to town and gets involved in the planning.

The island house : a novel

May 24, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
x, 281 pages ; 25 cm
"Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"--Provided by publisher.

Full figured 10 : Carl Weber presents

May 24, 2016
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, LLC [2016]
328 pages ; 21 cm.
The birthday girl / Skyy -- Fire and icing / Anna Black
"Fire & Icing by Anna Black: Lynn Bryant has suffered through a monotonous marriage long enough with her husband, Chester. Longing for love, intimacy, and affection, Lynn finally throws in the towel. Forty-one and childless, she wants a man who is willing and ready to love her the way she deserves. General Contractor William Daniels appears to be the perfect man for the job. Lynn’s bakery, Fire & Icing, needs some repairs, so she hires him. Lynn manages to bake her way into Will’s heart, but will he be able to reconstruct hers?"-- Page [4] of cover.

Missed connections

May 24, 2016
Mataya, Tamara, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., [2016]
317 pages ; 18 cm
"Gorgeous and wealthy, hot as sin, Jack can give Sarah everything she needs-except an emotional connection. That she gets from her Missed Connection, the romantic stranger who never fails to make her swoon. But there's only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can't keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are soon in two very different relationships...or are they?"--Page [4] of cover.

Exile for dreamers

May 23, 2016
Baldwin, Kathleen, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2016.
379 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Dohery Associates book."--Title page.
Tess Aubreyson is being haunted by prophetic dreams of death and grief. She discovers that her dreams can help Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her fellow students at Stranje House. Which is good, because the traitorous Lady Daneska and the Ghost have returned to England to help make way for Napoleon's invasion, and the young ladies at Stranje House might be the only ones who can save England from a power-mad dictator.

The Amish firefighter

May 20, 2016
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
©2016
269 pages ; 22 cm
"Just as a friendship begins to grow between Greta Miller and Josh Yoder, danger and scandal pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves and seeking to prove her innocence"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl against the universe

May 19, 2016
Stokes, Paula, author.
©2016
379 pages ; 22 cm
Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys or good luck rituals she performs, horrible things happen. She spends a lot of time in her room to avoid causing damage. But then she meets Jordy, a talented, lucky, aspiring tennis star. He's convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak; she is convinced the best thing she can do for Jordy is stay away. But it turns out that staying away is harder than she thought. --Book jacket.

Spark

May 19, 2016
Schindler, Holly, 1977- author.
©2016
297 pages ; 22 cm
"Quin is convinced the local theater is setting the stage for her two classmates to relive a romance from their town's past"-- Provided by publisher.

Zane's Vengeance : a novel

May 18, 2016
Zane, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
274 pages ; 24 cm.
"Mega bestselling author Zane returns to the world of her hugely popular novels Addicted and Nervous in this dark and exhilarating follow-up featuring a beautiful but emotionally damaged pop star desperate and determined to enact revenge on those who have caused her to hide behind her fame. After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic event, Caprice Tatum decides it's time to return to her roots--only this time, she's coming back as Wicket, the international pop sensation who's the very definition of fame and fortune. And while she may be the perfect diva onstage, offstage she's desperate to finally lay her past to rest. Her plan? Revenge. The deeper she worms her way into Atlanta's most elite circles, the more Caprice unravels, putting herself and the few people she trusts at risk, including Jonovan, her childhood crush whose compassion and allure is almost too hot to handle. When her father suggests she see a therapist, Dr. Marcella Spencer, Caprice finally begins to pick up her pieces and find an inner-strength. But can Caprice truly overcome her past? Or will it drag her even further into darkness?"-- Provided by publisher.

It wasn't always like this

May 17, 2016
Preble, Joy, author.
New York : Soho Teen, 2016.
245 pages ; 22 cm
In love and possessing eternal youth, after sampling an experimental polio vaccine in 1916, seventeen-year-olds Emma and Charlie have the perfect life until Charlie disappears and Emma is hunted through the years by the Church of Light, a group of religious fanatics.

The crown's game

May 17, 2016
Skye, Evelyn, author.
©2016
399 pages ; 24 cm
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.

Love charms and other catastrophes

May 17, 2016
Karalius, Kimberly, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
362 pages ; 21 cm
"Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura, her friends, and her new boyfriend (given to her by Love itself), must find and stop a rogue charm maker from taking over Grimbaud"--Provided by publisher.

Summer days and summer nights : twelve love stories

May 16, 2016
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
x, 384 pages ; 22 cm
Head, scales, tongue, tail / Leigh Bardugo -- The end of love / Nina LaCour -- Last stand at the Cinegore / Libba Bray -- Sick pleasure / Francesca Lia Block -- In ninety minutes, turn north / Stephanie Perkins -- Souvenirs / Tim Federle -- Inertia / Veronica Roth -- Love is the last resort / Jon Skovron -- Good luck and farewell / Brandy Colbert -- Brand new attraction / Cassandra Clare -- A thousand ways this could all go wrong / Jennifer E. Smith -- The map of tiny perfect things / Lev Grossman.
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction.

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