New Arrivals · Romance Fiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My kind of forever : a Trillium Bay novel

January 22, 2019
Brogan, Tracy, author.
Seattle : Montlake Romance, [2019]
260 pages ; 21 cm.
"As the youngest mayor Trillium Bay has ever elected, Brooke Callaghan wants to prove she's up to the challenge. She's stepping out of her practical teacher flats and into her sister's treacherously high heels…with disastrous results. But if she's going to (literally) stumble her first day on the job, why not fall into the arms of a handsome stranger? Leo Walker is a rarity on Wenniway Island. Not only handsome, he's also single, funny, and—most importantly—interested in Brooke. Unfortunately, his reasons for being on the island are temporary, so in spite of the undeniable chemistry between them, he's not a forever kind of guy. When a private investigator arrives with news of a jewel thief hiding on the island, Brooke finds herself dealing with one kerfuffle after another, and Leo proves to be a delicious distraction. What does she really know about him, though? And the biggest question of all? Does this short-term romance hold the possibility of long-term love?"--Back cover.

Any man of mine

January 22, 2019
Palmer, Diana, author.
©2019
297 pages ; 24 cm
Contains two short novels.
A waiting game -- A loving arrangement.
A waiting game: After getting her heart broken seven years ago, Keena Whitman fled town. Now she's back, and a successful designer at last. But when she sees Nicholas Coleman again, all the feelings she'd tried so hard to forget come rushing back. Letting Keena go was the biggest mistake Nicholas ever made. This time he's ready to prove he's her perfect match -- in love and business.

Navy brides

January 22, 2019
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2018
490 pages ; 17 cm
Both works originally published in 2003.
Navy wife -- Navy blues.
Lindy Kyle finds herself falling for her temporary roommate, duty-bound naval officer Rush Callaghan, and Carol Kyle tries to lure her ex-husband Steve, a submarine officer, back into her bed so that he can father her child.

Letters from Peaceful Lane

January 21, 2019
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2019
245 pages ; 22 cm
"In the rugged Ozarks of Branson, Missouri, a woman struggles to save her marriage - and finds answers from an unexpected source... Allison felt like she'd stepped into a fairy tale when she married widower Burke Caldwell. But after less than a year of marriage, he’s become removed and distant. His friends see Allison as little more than a trophy wife, his only daughter regards her as the enemy. With everyone so devoted to the memory of Burke's first wife, Kate, how can Allison possibly compete? Then a harrowing car crash leaves Burke badly injured. But it becomes achingly clear that the woman Burke wants by his side is the wife he lost... No longer able to dismiss the power Kate still holds, Allison can't resist reading a trove of hidden letters from Kate to Burke. What she discovers sets her mind reeling. The letters give Allison an enlightening window into her husband's heart. But will she have the courage to put aside her own fears, and grab hold of a love as big and bold as the man she once dared to marry?"--Inside dust jacket.

Secrets at Cedar Cabin

January 21, 2019
Coble, Colleen, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]
333 pages ; 22 cm.
"Her mother lied about her identity, and her husband wasn't who she thought he was - can Bailey even trust herself anymore? Running for her life in the wake of her mother's murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of - a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey - with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister's case - is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava. Filled with Colleen Coble's custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington's coast where nothing is quite as it seems"--FantasticFiction.com.

Three little words

January 21, 2019
Holiday, Jenny (Romance author), author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
353 pages ; 18 cm.
After getting stranded with her best friend's wedding dress, Gia Gallo shares a car with best man Bennet Buchanan for a long road trip to the wedding in Florida, during which they have difficulty resisting their mutual passion.

Mr. Darcy's enchantment

January 18, 2019
Reynolds, Abigail, author.
©2018
531 pages ; 23 cm
"A Pride & Prejudice Variation"--Cover.
"In a Regency England where magic and faeries are real...Fitzwilliam Darcy is a powerful magician who controls fire, water, and wind. What he cannot control is his growing feelings for Miss Elizabeth Bennet. But Elizabeth's sentiments towards Darcy are quite different. She detests his arrogance, and she fears he will expose her use of forbidden magic -- forbidden to women, that is. He is the last man in the world she would choose to help her on a difficult and dangerous task. But when a magical war looms between the land of Faerie and their world, a Lord of Faerie demands that Darcy and Elizabeth serve together as his emissaries to make peace with the other mortals. That mission throws them into the middle of a chaotic power struggle between magicians whose power dwarfs their own, and everything Elizabeth has ever believed about her family, her friends, and her enemies will be called into question"--Back cover.

A love to behold : a novel

January 17, 2019
MacLaren, Sharlene, 1948- author.
New Kensington, PA : Whitaker House, [2018]
331 pages ; 23 cm
"Romance novel set after the Civil War centering on a 27-year-old woman who teaches at a new school for the children of former slaves in South Carolina, the villains who oppose her, and her two suitors"--Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of the lighthouse

January 17, 2019
Cleverly, Pamela Ann, author.
©2016
340 pages ; 23 cm.
"Olivia Bentley is on a search for the true love her parents shared before a car accident tragically cut their lives short. For twenty years, Olivia has felt responsible for the accident, thanks to the selfishness of her youth. But here, in the shadow of a lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio, she's ready to start over and cultivate the love she's found in Travis Tanner. She has lots of friends and will soon have the family she's so desperately wanted. She feels safe and secure inside the old captain's house and its stone walls-- until she suddenly realizes she's not alone. Despite locked doors and windows, an old friend now stands before her, pointing a gun and telling her tonight is the night she dies"--from Back Cover.

The Spaniard's stolen bride

January 16, 2019
Yates, Maisey. author.
©2019
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
"Stolen for the Spaniard's inheritance... Will her innocence be his undoing? To notoriously ruthless Diego Navarro, kidnapping and marrying his brother's shy fiancée seems a perfectly sensible way to secure his inheritance! Yet when Liliana Hart willingly goes with him, Diego's reluctantly intrigued... Though the heat of their marriage bed is scorching, it's the intensity of their connection that pushes Diego to the edge. But is it powerful enough to redeem this dark-hearted billionaire?"--Page 4 of cover.

Caroline's bikini : an arrangement of a novel with an introduction and some further material

January 16, 2019
Gunn, Kirsty, author.
©2018
vii, 335 pages ; 23 cm
"Art needs a sense of lack to bring about its own effects; where there is no feeling of need to make up a shortfall, there will be no work. Alright I said, I'll try... This is how Emily Stuart opens the intricately involved account of a classic love affair that becomes Caroline's Bikini: a tale of hope, passion, and the power of the imagination. For they say, the story of love - or, rather, falling in love - is timeless, and that unrequited love is the most passionate of all. It's certainly a narrative that is, in its own curious and enticing way, as old as Western literature itself. The moment Emily's friend Evan Gordonstone, a successful middle-aged financier, meets the glamorous Caroline Beresford at Richmond home, we are immediately immersed a whole new kind of world. Thus begins a hypnotic series of intense conversations set against the beguiling backdrop of West London's bars, fuelled by liberal G&Ts. From early winter to July's hot swelter, Emily narrates Evan's passion for Caroline - a former horsewoman and PR expert, and now mother, hostess, housewife and landlady - to the brink of his own destruction.!"--Publisher's description.

Everwylde

January 16, 2019
Grant, Donna, author.
©2018
308 pages ; 21 cm.
Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by witch hunters and raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her family and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her pursuit impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won't be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her mission. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.

What a widow wants

January 16, 2019
Jaxon, Jenna, author.
New York : Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2019]
344 pages ; 17 cm.
"The widowed Lady Stephen Tarkington, Fanny to her friends, has finished mourning her cad of a husband and is ready to enjoy her freedom. The kind of freedom neither a gently bred miss nor a close-watched wife is permitted: dressing up as Aphrodite for a masquerade, drawing gentlemen away from the party, and hinting at late-night assignations with her dance partners. All is going pleasurably according to plan--until the Roman god Fanny kisses during a masquerade turns out to be Matthew, Lord Lathbury, whose proposal she refused years ago. Lathbury is charming, passionate, inventive, everything Fanny wants in a lover--but unfortunately, he's on the hunt for a wife. He's more than willing to use all his wicked skills to persuade her back to the altar, but he can't wait forever. And now Fanny's position is more precarious than she once thought. If the tongues of the ton set to wagging, it's possible no offer in the world will save her from ruin. But does she want to be saved?"--Amazon.com

The Greek's forbidden innocent

January 15, 2019
West, Annie.
Harlequin Books 2019.
252 pages ; 17 cm
While helping her friend escape an arranged marriage, dutiful Princess Mina finds herself captive on enigmatic Alexei Katsaros's luxurious private island! Mina must convince Alexei that she's his future bride, but she doesn't expect their scorching chemistry to be so deliciously overwhelming... And after a night in the Greek's bed, suddenly there's more at stake than just Mina's hidden identity--her heart is at Alexei's mercy, too!

The Prince's scandalous wedding vow

January 15, 2019
Porter, Jane, 1964- author.
©2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
When sweet scientist Josephine rescues a drowning stranger she's captivated by his devastating good looks and charm. Alexander doesn't remember who he is, but the desire in his eyes sweeps innocent Josephine into an intensely passionate journey... Until it's revealed he's Prince Alexander, heir to the throne of Aargau? Now the threat of scandal means this shy Cinderella must become a royal bride!

Untouched queen by royal command

January 15, 2019
Hunter, Kelly, author.
©2019
251 pages ; 17 cm.
King Augustus is shocked when his country delivers him a courtesan. The only way to set her free is to marry someone else! But Sera's surprising innocence and undisguised yearning for him is temptation itself, pushing Augustus's legendary self-control to the limits. Because Augustus knows that if he dares give in to his attraction he won't rest until Sera becomes his queen!

Still in love : a novel

January 15, 2019
Downing, Michael, 1958- author.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
194 pages ; 24 cm
"Mark Sternum returns from PERFECT AGREEMENT to his work as a professor of creative writing in Boston. He is someone in love with his work and in love with the classroom. He is devoted to his students, even to those who don't exactly deserve his devotion. His lifelong partner is away for an extended stay in Europe, and Mark finds himself waiting anxiously on his return and somewhat in disarray whenever he is not actually in the familiar ground of teaching. And then a departmental "crisis" occurs as the department chair challenges Mark's grade for a student"-- Provided by publisher.

Leal

January 15, 2019
Roth, Veronica, author.
©2014
492 pages ; 22 cm.
La conclusión a la trilogía revela los secretos del mundo distópico y las consecuencias de una decisión fatídica.

Ten kisses to scandal

January 15, 2019
Lorret, Vivienne, author.
©2019
372 pages ; 17 cm
"Briar Bourne's matchmaking career could be summed up in two words--comic disaster. Unless she can learn about the irresistible forces that draw men and women together, her professional future looks rather bleak. But Briar has an intriguing plan--enlisting London's most irredeemable rake to teach her everything he knows about attraction. Given his notorious reputation, it's no surprise that Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, requests one thing in exchange for his tutelage. For every lesson, he wants a kiss in return. And what harm could there be in a simple kiss? After all, Briar would never fall for a scoundrel ... Nicholas has no romantic notions about love, and no intention of changing his ways. He's only helping Briar so that she can find the perfect bride for his jilted cousin. Yet Briar is so clever, so curious, so candid--so blasted tempting--that soon, Nicholas can't stop wondering what it might be like if he was irresistible to her. Ten lessons. Ten kisses. And a million ways to fall hopelessly, scandalously in love."--Amazon.com.

Demanding his secret son

January 14, 2019
Fuller, Louise (Romance author), author.
©2019
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
By the time Theodora realized she was pregnant, her turbulent marriage to Greek hotel magnate Aristotle Leonidas was already over. Since then, she's zealously guarded her secret... Until Aristotle discovers his heir--and demands Teddie marry him again! But even with their chemistry as red-hot as ever, Teddie wants more this time. Now to claim his son, Aristo must reclaim his wife!

The Greek claims his shock heir

January 14, 2019
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
©2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
After learning of tycoon Eros Nevrakis's betrayal, personal chef Winnie Mardas walks out of his life, determined to never look back--or reveal the child she's carrying... A year later, she's shocked when Eros arrives to legitimize his heir! Swept away to his lavish Mediterranean villa, Winnie is overwhelmed by the fire still burning between them. But can she accept her new role as his convenient wife?

The Sicilian's bought Cinderella

January 14, 2019
Smart, Michelle, author.
©2019
251 pages ; 18 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Posing as commanding billionaire Dante Moncada's fiancée at a glamorous society wedding is a far cry from Aislin O'Reilly's modest life, but she'll do anything to secure money for her sick nephew. The deal with Dante is strictly business - the gorgeous Sicilian playboy is danger personified. Yet soon their mutual explosive passion rips through the terms of their arrangement, leaving them both hungry for more...

The Venetian one-night baby

January 14, 2019
Milburne, Melanie, author.
©2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
A hotel booking mix-up in Venice means wedding dress designer Sabrina Midhurst must share a room with her nemesis: wealthy, brooding businessman Max Firbank. It's infuriating - until an unexpected night of passion awakens a need Sabrina didn't even know was possible! They've always battled their super-charged attraction, so when Sabrina confesses she's pregnant she's stunned by Max's demand that she wear his ring!

The one you fight for

January 14, 2019
Loren, Roni. author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2019.
381 pages ; 18 cm.
"Taryn Landry was there that awful night fourteen years ago when Long Acre changed from the name of a town to the title of a national tragedy. Everyone knows she lost her younger sister. No one knows it was her fault. Since then, psychology professor Taryn has dedicated her life's work to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Falling in love was never part of the plan...Shaw Miller has spent more than a decade dealing with the fallout of his brother's horrific actions. After losing everything--his chance at Olympic gold, his family, almost his sanity--he's changed his name, his look, and he's finally starting a new life. As long as he keeps a low profile and his identity secret, everything will be okay, right?"--Back cover

Trailblazer

January 14, 2019
Schmidt, Anna, 1943- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc, [2019]
364 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes recipes.
With her family farm falling on hard times, Grace Rogers applies for a position with the prestigious Fred Harvey Company. Soon she's headed for Juniper, New Mexico to work in the Palace Hotel. There she meets a handsome cowboy who quickly turns her head. Too bad the Harvey Girls are forbidden to fall in love ... Nick Hopkins has a plan: buy a little land, marry, and raise a family--in that order. But after meeting Grace, he can't keep away. Their only choice is to marry in secret ... but between avoiding suspicion, family drama, and a rapidly changing Western frontier, can their love possibly survive?

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