New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Love & gelato

April 29, 2016
Welch, Jenna Evans, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

Ride hard

April 29, 2016
Kaye, Laura, author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
373 pages ; 18 cm
"A Raven Riders novel"--T.p.
"Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their rules. These are the Raven Riders... Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He'll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers - the only family he's got - as well as those who can't defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club's doorstep scared that she's being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile. Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminial father and is suspicious of any man's promises, including those of the darkly sexy overwhelmingly intense Ravens' leader. But as the powerful attractiion between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could. The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon's never backed down before..."--Page [4] of cover.

Temptations of a wallflower

April 29, 2016
Leigh, Eva.
©2016
viii, 370 pages ; 18 cm.
"In society circles she's known as the Watching Wallflower--shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton's demure façade hides the mind of the Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction the ton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage--to a vicar, no less--could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland."--Back cover.

If I was your girl

April 29, 2016
Russo, Meredith, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

A lowcountry wedding

April 29, 2016
Monroe, Mary Alice, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
xix, 410 pages ; 21 cm.
"Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe's next novel in the "distinct, complex, and endearing" (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry. Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding--or two!--in Charleston's fabled lowcountry. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset... Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed. In A Lowcountry Wedding Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series "the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.""-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters of salt and iron

April 29, 2016
Cross, Kady, 1971- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Sisters of blood and spirit.
The spirit of Wren Noble is lonely even though she talks with her living twin sister Lark. Then Wren meets Noah, the spirit of a young man who died a century ago. But Noah has a dark influence on Wren and Lark's distrust of him drives the sisters apart for the first time in their lives. As Halloween approaches, Lark must find a way to stop whatever deadly act Noah is planning, even if it means going through her sister to do so.

The girl from Summer Hill : a Summer Hill novel

April 28, 2016
Deveraux, Jude, author.
©2016
370 pages ; 25 cm
"Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat."-- Provided by publisher.

Morelli's mistress

April 28, 2016
Mather, Anne, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Five years ago Abby Laurence would have given anything to be Luke Morelli's mistress. The taste of his lips and the burn of his touch offered a safety and sanctuary she craved more than anything. But Luke's love was off-limits, because Abby was married to another man. Now Luke is back. He's never forgotten Abby's betrayal and he's determined she will pay for her lies. Finally free of her husband, there is only one way that she can make amends. An affair might have been illicit once, but she's Luke's for the taking now!

The shock Cassano baby

April 28, 2016
Brock, Andie.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2016.
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Life as a single man suits Orlando Cassano just fine. He believes in working hard and taking his pleasures whenever he chooses. Until his affair with sassy CEO Isobel Spicer ends in a very unexpected result! Orlando may not have had a father figure growing up but he will be a parent to his child. Yet getting independent career woman Isobel down the aisle will take more than his legendary skills of seduction. For she demands the one thing he's never given anyone: that he confront his past if they are to have a future..."--Cover, page [4].

A tycoon to be reckoned with

April 28, 2016
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer)
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, [2016]
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Bastiaan Karavalas loves the thrill of the hunt. His prey this time is tantalizing Sarah Fareham. Pity this seduction won't be purely for pleasure—she's a threat to his family that needs to be removed! Sarah dreams of becoming an opera singer, but must scrape out a living as a nightclub performer, overcoming her inhibitions by hiding behind her vivacious stage persona, Sabine. It also becomes her only defense against Bastiaan's sensual onslaught. But Bastiaan is a tycoon to be reckoned with, and once his true intentions are revealed, will Sarah's facade be enough to safeguard her fragile heart?"--Publisher website.

The art of not breathing

April 28, 2016
Alexander, Sarah.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. When cute, mysterious Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea." -- Provided by publisher.

The Raven King : book IV of the Raven cycle

April 28, 2016
Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
439 pages ; 22 cm.
Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Best of my love

April 28, 2016
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2016
313 pages ; 25 cm
To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend - a male friend - to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her? Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours ... and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy - the one-night Casanova - and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

Close to you : a novel

April 28, 2016
Isaac, Kara, author.
©2016
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
A disgraced scholar running from her past and an entrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together--and fall in love--on a Tolkien tour of New Zealand.

A pirate's wife for me

April 28, 2016
Dodd, Christina, author.
©2015
335 pages ; 23 cm.
"Caitlin MacLeod of Scotland is proud to announce her graduation from The Distinguished Academy of Governesses. She specializes in the womanly arts of housekeeping, picking locks, and overthrowing ruthless dictators, and is looking for a position wherein she can utilize these skills. No dashing, dastardly pirates or faithless, former lovers need seek her services. Ship's captain (and prince in disguise) Taran Tamson is by coincidence in need of the best lockpick in the land; he needs the reckless auburn-haired beauty to retrieve the papers that will help him leave behind his swashbuckling ways and win his island kingdom of Cenorina. He assures said lady that he will honor her demand for a proper, chaste relationship for as long as she desires it, then use his every sensual wile to make sure she desires only one thing - him ..."--Back cover.

Magnate

April 27, 2016
Shupe, Joanna.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
xii, 338 pages ; 17 cm.
Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city's "high society" types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that. Elizabeth Sloane's mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York's most accomplished brokers--but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they'll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor...

Ain't she sweet

April 27, 2016
Force, Marie.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte "Charley" Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont, except for one. Tyler Westcott's attempts to date her are determined and frequent but Charley can't stand that he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she's almost ready to quit before she even gets started. Tyler knows that behind Charley's prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along.

Bed of lies

April 27, 2016
Ellis, Shelly.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
viii, 308 pages ; 21 cm.
Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart…

How to manage a marquess

April 27, 2016
MacKenzie, Sally, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
425 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bonus novella: In the spinster's bed.
Two possible futures loom before Miss Anne Davenport. The first option: sharing an unhappy home with her father and soon-to-be stepmother. The second: a life of independence at the Spinster House--if only her friend, Cat, would vacate the premises and marry the Duke of Hart. A well-placed whisper about the pair's secret tryst might speed the course of true love. But the duke's stubborn cousin poses an obstacle. A ridiculously handsome, very persuasive obstacle… Nate, Marquess of Haywood, has spent his life looking out for the duke, hoping to stave off a family curse. The only way to keep his cousin alive is to keep him single. That means convincing the intriguing Miss Davenport that her lovely lips could be put to far better use than gossiping. Kissing, for instance. In fact, Nate is beginning to hope that Miss Davenport's destiny lies not in the Spinster House at all, but with him …

Lone heart pass

April 27, 2016
Thomas, Jodi.
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books, c2016.
298 p. ; 25 cm.
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

Starfish moon

April 27, 2016
Kauffman, Donna, author.
©2016
327 pages ; 17 cm.
Cooper makes his way to Blueberry Cove to reconnect with Kerry, a woman with sparkling eyes and outrageous stories.

Flash of fire

April 27, 2016
Buchman, M. L. (Matthew Lieber), author.
©2016.
347 pages ; 18 cm
When former Army National Guard helicopter pilot Robin Harrow joins Mount Hood Aviation, she expects to fight fires for only one season. Instead, she finds herself getting deeply entrenched with one of the most elite firefighting teams in the world. And that's before they send her on a mission that's seriously top secret, with a flight partner who's seriously hot.

Someone like you

April 27, 2016
Gracen, Jennifer, author.
New York : Zebra Books, 2016.
viii, 326 pages ; 18 cm
"The Harrisons"--T.p.

Love bomb

April 26, 2016
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
201 pages ; 22 cm
In her late mother's letters, quirky fifteen-year-old Betty finds support as she deals with her first crush, her father's new girlfriend, and changing friendships.

The taming of the Drew

April 26, 2016
Strohm, Stephanie Kate, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
295 pages ; 22 cm
Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with witchy more times than she cares to count. But that's all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play--Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont. But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he's going to ruin Cass's summer. Even worse, Cass's bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can't let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they'll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare's classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself. --adapted from book jacket.

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