Romance: RITA Awards 2017

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Every year, the Romance Writers of America choose the very best in romances from across the board. Here are the 2017 nominees and winners.


Kelly (Romance fiction writer) Bowen
Description: "Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama. Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He's managed to avoid any complications or entanglements-that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there's more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity-and her true feelings for him-the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever."
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Synithia Williams
Description: Slick lines and sweet nothings have zero effect on ambitious real estate developer Julie Dominick. Her love rules have thankfully saved her from dealing with messy relationship complications. But since R & B superstar Dante Wilson hired her to open his new Malibu nightclub, he's determined to add some pleasure to their business dealings. And Julie's strategy to protect her heart may not stand up to his seductive appeal. Growing up in a music dynasty, Dante enjoys all the female attention that comes with his fame. For the first time, he knows what it feels like to be brushed off by someone he's falling for. When his usual moves fall flat, he has to show Julie the real man behind all the glitz and glamour. Will it be enough to convince Julie that it's better to break the rules rather than risk losing love's passionate melody?
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Rita B Herron
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Lizzie Shane
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Julie Miller
Description: After a near-fatal shootout at his sister's wedding, third-generation lawman Niall Watson comes home to a baby in distress. The abandoned newborn in his neighbor's apartment sends the Kansas City PD criminologist into rescue mode once again. Social worker Lucy McKane will do whatever it takes to protect the infant boy entrusted to her care. The tall, sexy ME next door may be clueless about her feelings for him, but Niall's the only one who can keep them safe. As a vengeful killer targets them, desire draws Lucy and Niall dangerously closer. Together, can they find justice and safeguard their newly created family?
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Karen Templeton
Description: All that widowed veterinarian Zach Talbot wants is to raise his two boys in peace and quiet. Who'd have thought that being roped into helping a woman choose a horse for her son would up-end his whole world? Except ex-actress and rodeo rider Mallory Keyes isn't just any woman. Whispering Pines is the ideal temporary haven after the accident that changed Mallory's life for ever. Falling for the sexy, caring man who found the perfect palomino for her eleven year old wasn't in her plans. Can she return the favour by helping to heal the vet's heart?
Call Number: FIC Tem
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Virginia Kantra
Description: Gabe Murphy arrives on Dare Island looking to begin rebuilding his life and bakery owner Jane Clark may just give him a reason to stay for good.
Call Number: FIC Kan
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Michelle Major
Description: Peace and quiet, that's all Connor Pierce wanted from the rented cabin on Crimson Mountain. Yet the caretaker turned out to be lovely April Sanders - a total distraction. As were the two little girls she was caring for. Connor's plan to forget his painful past was soon detoured into giving the ladies a Christmas to remember. Being named guardian of two motherless girls has upended April's world. Add to the mix a mysterious, brooding writer claiming he wanted to be left alone while going out of his way to bring a little joy to the girls, and she has quite the quandary. April had counted herself out of a happy ending. But maybe Santa still had a few surprises up his merry old sleeve.
Call Number: FIC Maj
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Kara Isaac
Description: Allison Shire is done with love since she found out her husband was a bigamist; now she's using her English degree to guide tours through the famous New Zealand sites featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Jackson Gregory was on the cusp of making it big until his girlfriend left him for his biggest business competitor-- and took his most guarded commercial secrets with her. Now he's at the bottom of the world for three weeks pretending to be a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan. When Allison and Jackson keep getting thrown together on the tour, they find themselves drawn to each other. Can they find a way beyond their regrets to take a chance on the one thing they’re not looking for?
Call Number: FIC Isa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Call Number: FIC ordered 082917
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Tessa Dare
Description: "On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. All Charlotte Highwood knows is this-- it wasn't her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers' true identity, she'll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Grandville-- the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace. But as they set about finding the mystery lovers, Piers reveals a few secrets of his own. Their passion is intense. The danger is real. Soon Charlotte's feeling torn. Will she risk all to prove her innocence? Or surrender it to a man who's sworn to never love?"-- book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Dar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Elizabeth Hoyt
Description: Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans. Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery's household to search for the incriminating evidence - and uncovers something far more dangerous.
Call Number: FIC Hoy
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Loretta Lynda Chase
Description: Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can't see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax's nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes to her favorite charity. When a child is in trouble, she turns to tall, dark, and annoying barrister Oliver Radford.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Sharon Ashwood
Description: In an age clouded by legend, Gawain was one of King Arthur's greatest knights. When he awakens centuries after the fall of Camelot, he faces his most daunting quest yet -- the search for his missing companions. His hope is that Tamsin Greene, the alluring historian at Medievaland Theme Park, can help him. Then he senses the magic within her, Gawain will now have to trust a witch -- and his own heart -- to rouse the knights of the Round Table and save humanity from a faery onslaught.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Tanya Michaels
Description: Jarrett Ross's freewheeling lifestyle nearly cost his family everything - so he's sworn off the rodeo and women. When he hires stunning redhead Sierra Bailey to be his sister's physical therapist, he knows she's off-limits, and yet somehow twice as hard to ignore! City-gal Sierra insists her new job is only temporary, although being around a sexy rancher is an unexpected perk. There are so many reasons Sierra should keep her distance from Jarrett. But as they work together to help his sister heal, it's obvious they're a great team. Will Sierra and Jarrett follow their hearts and make this temporary arrangement permanent?
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Lorelie Brown
Description: My name is Rachel. I'm straight. I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn't serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I'd marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she's willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt. My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She's really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She's kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari's kindness and calm rubs off on me, that'd be a bonus, because I'm a mess-anorexia is not a pretty word-and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren't working anymore. And if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I'll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife. "
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Megan/ Hassell Erickson
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
J. T. Ellison
Description: A serial killer is targeting young Vanderbilt University coeds, one of whom is the daughter of a major university benefactor and Texas oilman. Lt. Taylor Jackson, Nashville cop, and Dr. Samantha Owens, medical examiner, face a huge public relations nightmare. Taylor, struggling with departmental strife, is asked to partner with troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, who is back in Tennessee after a disastrous investigation accident. Owens is perplexed by the odd ritualistic evidence present on the victims. Together, they must work around the clock to find the killer before another girl dies.
Call Number: LP FIC Ell
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Laura Spinella, Nicol Zanzarella
Description: All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden--until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder. Rocked by the discovery of a young woman's skeletal remains, the New England town of Surrey wants answers. Hard-nosed investigative reporter Levi St John is determined to get them. Aubrey has no choice but to get involved, even at the terrifying risk of stirring spirits connected to a dead woman's demise and piquing her new reporting partner's suspicions. As Aubrey and Levi delve further into the mystery, secrets are revealed and passion ignites. It seems that Aubrey's ghost gifts are poised to deliver everything but a normal life.
Call Number: FIC Spi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Courtney Milan
Description: Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off. Daisy's father is dead, her mother is in ill health, and her available funds have dwindled to a memory. When the local parish announces a charity bequest to help young people start a trade, it's her last chance. So what if the grants are intended for men? If she's good enough, she might bluff her way into a future. When Crash offers to show her how to swagger with confidence, she knows he is up to no good. But with her life in the balance, she's desperate enough to risk the one thing she hasn't yet lost: her heart.
Call Number: FIC ordered 082917
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Barbara Dunlop
Description: "Will you take this woman?" Yes. As a favor to his estranged father, investigator Jackson Rush agrees to kidnap Crista Corday from her high society wedding. His job is to stop her marriage to a con man, not seduce the alluring Crista himself. But two days together, on the run from her fiance's shady family, obliterate every rule. Crista has no idea of the danger drawing near. Jackson can't reveal it without divulging who really sent him. And that's a risk that could cost him everything unless Crista will put herself under his passionate protection forever.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Julie-Anne Long
Description: "A broken truck, a broken career, and a breakup heard around the world land superstar John Tennessee McCord in Hellcat Canyon. Legend has it that hearts come in two colors there: gold or black. And that you can find whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s love . . . or trouble. JT may have found both in waitress Britt Langley. His looks might cause whiplash and weak knees, but Britt sees past JT’s rough edge and sexy drawl to a person a lot like her: in need of the kind of comfort best given hot and quick, with clothes off and the lights out. Her wit is sharp but her eyes and heart—not to mention the rest of her -- are soft, and JT is falling hard. But Britt has a secret as dark as the hills, and JT's past is poised to invade their present. It’s up to the people of Hellcat Canyon to help make sure their future includes a happily ever after."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Anna (Romance fiction writer) author Harrington
Description: "Josephine Carlisle, adopted daughter of a baron, is officially on the shelf. But the silly, marriage-minded misses in the ton can have their frilly dresses and their seasons in London, for all she cares. Josie has her freedom and her family--until an encounter with a dark, devilishly handsome stranger leaves her utterly breathless at a house party. Espionage was Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney's game--until a tragic accident cost him his career. Now to salvage his reputation and return to the life he loves, the marquess must find the criminal who's been robbing London's rich and powerful. He's no fool--he knows Josie, with her wild chestnut hair and rapier-sharp wit, is hiding something and he won't rest until he unravels her mysteries, one by one. But he never expected to be the one under arrest--body and soul!"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Robin Lee Hatcher
Description: "She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love? Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer's band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return. Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life. Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Hat
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Amelia Autin
Description: TV reporter Carly Edwards has the scoop of a century! She's discovered that Senator Shane Jones was diagnosed with a life-altering illness, but she can't help but be drawn to his courage. So when Shane saves Carly's life from a killer, she resolves to keep her story - and the irresistible politician - alive. A politician and a media personality are a recipe for romantic disaster. The last thing Shane wants is to endanger Carly. But how can he prevent her from getting close when the very air between them sizzles? As their lives are threatened, Shane realizes Carly's the one woman he wants forever - if he can keep them both safe!
Call Number: FIC Aut
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Margaret Brownley
Description: In the wild and untamed West, time is set by the local jeweler...but Two-Time Texas has two: two feuding jewelers and two wildly conflicting time zones. Meg Lockwood's marriage was supposed to unite the families and finally bring peace. But when she's left at the altar by her no-good fiance, Meg's dreams of dragging her quarrelsome neighbors into a ceasefire are dashed. Hired to defend the groom against a breach of promise lawsuit, Grant Garrison quickly realizes that the only thing worse than small-town trouble is falling for the jilted bride. But there's something about Meg's sweet smile and determined grit that draws him in...even as the whole crazy town seems set on keeping them apart.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Jodi Thomas
Description: With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got. Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk--to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic. Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who--just like him--need someone to trust.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
J. T Geissinger
Description: Chloe Carmichael is maid of honor and florist for her best friend's A-list wedding; things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn't want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can't she stop thinking about him? The chemistry between them is undeniable, but A.J. knows the only way he can protectChloe is to push her away. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they're both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Sarah Morgan
Description: "Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she's given an opportunity to housesit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn't expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous-and mysterious-owner. Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife's death looming, he's isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn't appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings?" -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Tammy L Gray
Description: "Former bad girl Katie Stone can feel the weight of her reputation settle over her as she drives home for the first time in years. Feeling deeply guilty about her past mistakes, Katie wants to do the right thing for once. But the small town where she grewup is not nearly as forgiving as she'd hoped. Despite it all, she's determined to help her parents cope with her mother's recent illness, and Katie finds a surprise ally in the man next door. Asher Powell never minded being the son of a small-town pastoruntil a recent breakup leaves him wounded by lifelong members of his church. He remembers his new neighbor as a mean-spirited high school troublemaker, but he senses that her newfound faith and desire for forgiveness are sincere."--Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Laura Lee Guhrke
Description: After spending his youth as one of the wildest rakes in the ton, Lord Denys Somerton has devoted the past six years to putting his past behind him. He is determined to fulfill his duties, find a suitable wife, and start a family, but that plan changes when Lola Valentine - the red-haired temptress from his past - returns to London, sparking the same irresistible desires that almost ruined his life once before. Lola is a woman with no romantic illusions. She knew love would never be enough for a British lord and an American girl from the wrong side of the tracks. For Denys' sake she walked away from him and the glittering life he offered. But when an unexpected inheritance brings her back to London, Lola discovers the passion between them is as hot as ever. Can they vanquish it, or will it burn out of control again and destroy them both?
Call Number: FIC Guh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Tawna Fenske
Description: Talented chef Meg Delaney hasn't spoken to her cheating ex-fiance, Matt Midland, for two years. Ditching him at the altar after blurting out "I can't" instead of "I do" would sour any relationship. But now, just as Meg is finally ready to bury the hatchet, she learns closure is permanently off the menu. And the kicker? Matt's brother, Kyle, is back in her life, stirring up feelings that are equal parts guilt and lust. Meg was the best thing that never happened to Kyle. He couldn't make a move on his brother's girlfriend - even if Matt didn't value her nearly enough. The situation is even more complicated now that Meg's bestselling aphrodisiac cookbook has spawned a legal battle with the Midlands. Maybe he should stay away. But love, like family, plays by its own rules. And the one woman he shouldn't want might be the only one who's perfect for him.
Call Number: FIC Fen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Roni Loren
Description: "Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That's another story. In the research lab, Marin's lack of practical knowledge didn't matter, but now that she's landed a job at The Grove, a high end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can't ignore the factthat the person most in need of sexual healing may be her. Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn't agree more. Donovan knows that Marin's clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say good-bye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove's X-wing. But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there's only one man for the job him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired or worse, get attached.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Cheryl Etchison
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Janie Crouch
Description: Despite an illustrious career as a top hostage negotiator, Joe Matarazzo is haunted by the past. It was a year ago that three innocent lives were lost under his watch. But Joe isn't the only one who remembers that day. When Joe's exes begin to fall victim to a violent stalker, Joe seeks the help of Laura Birchwooda lawyer and the woman he once loved. Despite old wounds, Laura agrees to help Joe find out who's framing him. And while they expect to be met with danger, they're unprepared for passion that still burns strong, and their determination to give what was between them a second chance.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Elisabeth Naughton
Description: "Hidden Falls is exactly as Samantha Parker left it--small, insular, and prone to gossip. Eighteen years have passed since she witnessed her brother's murder, but she's still the talk of the town. Until a handsome child psychologist with haunting memoriesof his own arrives. Dr. Ethan McClane isn't exactly a newcomer. If it weren't for his latest case, he'd never set foot back in Hidden Falls. Thankfully, no one seems to recognize him as the troubled teen from years past. Not even Sam, the delightfully sharp and sexy high school chemistry teacher he can't stop thinking about. When Sam and Ethan work together to help one of her students, sparks ignite. But Sam's hazy memories of a long-ago night concern Ethan, and unlocking the repressed images reveals a dark connection between them. As the horrors of the past finally come to light, their relationship isn't the only thing in danger. A killer will strike again to keep an ugly secret hidden. This time no one will be safe."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Jennifer Probst
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
RaeAnne Thayne
Description: "It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor-- to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother. Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want their Christmas wishes might come true after all"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Darcy Woods
Description: As the daughter of an astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows the truth lies within the stars, so when she discovers a rare planetary alignment she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear--The Fifth House of Relationships and Love--but Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother's legacy when she falls for a sensitive guitar player.
Call Number: YA FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Sabrina York
Description: Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses --- an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the farmlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits --- especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he's ever met. With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not the kind of innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option
Call Number: FIC Yor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
May McGoldrick
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Barbara Freethy
Description: "FBI agent Kate Callaway is on her way to San Francisco for a family wedding when her boss asks her to make a side trip to deliver an important message to a rogue ex-agent. Devin Scott wanted FBI resources to find a serial killer who is believed to be dead. Instead, he gets a newly minted agent who is a beautiful, idealistic and irritating distraction. He wants her to walk away, and she knows she should go, but she can't. Suddenly, Kate is caught up in a cold-case mystery and the arms of a dangerously sexy man, whose obsession with truth and justice could put not only his life on the line but also hers."--from back cover.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
J. R. Ward
Description: "Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Tara Sue Me
Description: "Sasha Blake is scarred from a BDSM session gone wrong, but she can't deny how much a strong Master turns her on. Determined to overcome her fears and rejoin the Partners in Play community, she asks Abby and Nathaniel West to set her up with a Dom who can help her feel safe again as a sub. They know the very experienced Cole is exactly the kind of man who can push all of Sasha's buttons--and she soon wants to go much faster than she had planned. Cole knows that Sasha is not the kind of submissive he needs. He wants someone who will serve him 24-7, not a part-time partner. Still, the further they go into their play, the more Cole begins to wish he could make Sasha his all the time. When forbidden desires turn into scorching action, Sasha and Cole come face-to-face with their demons--and realize their scorching relationship might be too dangerous to last."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Me
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Weina Dai Randel
Description: A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the Emperor's attention. Young Mei knows nothing of the womanly arts, yet she will give the Emperor a gift he can never forget. Mei's intelligence and curiosity, the same traits that make her an outcast among the other concubines, impress the Emperor. But as divided loyalties split the palace in two, Mei is thrown into a perilous battle that she can only hope to survive.
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Jeffe Kennedy
Description: "Magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human, and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding ofalliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect."--Page[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Description: Growing up, Mallory "Mouse" Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider's life spirals out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out--for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.-- adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Sabrina Jeffries
Description: When a too-persistent suitor forces her into a marriage of convenience with Edwin Barlow, the Earl of Blakeborough, the unexpected passion that Lady Clarissa Lindsey finds with her husband is threatened by her stalker.
Call Number: FIC Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Marie Meyer
Description: It's funny how a piece of paper can change your life-a diploma, a ticket . . . a plain, white envelope. For as long as I could remember, I was the girl with the plan. Good college, good medical school, good career. I would save lives instead of standing by helplessly, watching while they slipped away. That was before my father called for the first time in fifteen years to tell me about the terminal illness stealing his life-an illness that might be stealing mine, too. It was before he gave me the name ofa doctor and a plane ticket to Italy. Before I flew across an ocean. Before I realized how brilliantly bright life could be. Before I met Lucas. He's everything I've always wanted, and the timing couldn't be worse. I can't do this to him-he deserves so much better. My head tells me I can't afford to fall in love with Lucas, but my heart won't listen. Lucas is fearless about the future, while I'm not even sure I have one. There's only one way to know what's ahead and it's waiting for me at home inside a plain, white envelope. All I have to do, is open it . . .
Call Number: FIC ordered 081817
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Carol J. Post, Mary-Margaret Roberts
Description: Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing. After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore, much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant's fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs. The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there's healing and forgiveness to be found.
Call Number: FIC Pos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Brenda Harlen
Description: "Surprise You're pregnant!" Obstetrician Avery Wallace has uttered those words but never had them said to her - till now, just three weeks after her unexpected New Year's Eve with the hospital's "Dr. Romeo," Justin Garrett. But Avery's sworn off marriage, motherhood and men - especially doctors. And it isn't attraction she feels for the sexy ER doc it's pregnancy hormones! "Let's get married." One night isn't enough for Justin, not when he's crushed on Avery for years. But a baby? Not in his plans. So no one's more surprised by his proposal - or more disappointed by her refusal. The hospital's buzzing but Justin doesn't care. He knows what to do and he has a little over eight months to do it: convince Avery to make him a husband before he becomes a daddy."
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Molly Harper
Description: Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever. Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner--or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Karen Witemeyer, Regina (Regina Lea) author Jennings, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Bethany House Publishers
Description: "Love isn't always a fairy tale, and it doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph...even when circumstances go awry!" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wit
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: Romance: RITA Awards 2017
A Duke To Remember
Kelly (Romance fiction writer) Bowen
FIC Bow
Make Me Sin
J. T Geissinger
FIC ordered 081817
A Malibu Kind Of Romance
Synithia Williams
FIC Wil
Miracle On 5th Avenue
Sarah Morgan
FIC Mor
All The Dead Girls
Rita B Herron
FIC ordered 081817
My Hope Next Door
Tammy L Gray
FIC ordered 081817
Always A Bridesmaid
Lizzie Shane
FIC ordered 081817
No Mistress Of Mine
Laura Lee Guhrke
FIC Guh
Apb: Baby
Julie Miller
FIC Mil
Now That It's You
Tawna Fenske
FIC Fen
Back In The Saddle
Karen Templeton
FIC Tem
Off The Clock
Roni Loren
FIC ordered 081817
Carolina Dreaming
Virginia Kantra
FIC Kan
Once And For All: An American Valor Novel
Cheryl Etchison
FIC ordered 081817
Christmas On Crimson Mountain
Michelle Major
FIC Maj
Overwhelming Force
Janie Crouch
FIC Cro
Close To You : A Novel
Kara Isaac
FIC Isa
Repressed : A Deadly Secrets Novel
Elisabeth Naughton
FIC ordered 081817
Daughters Of A Nation : A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology
FIC ordered 082917
Searching For Disaster
Jennifer Probst
FIC ordered 081817
Do You Want To Start A Scandal
Tessa Dare
FIC Dar
Snowfall On Haven Point
RaeAnne Thayne
FIC Tha
Duke Of Sin
Elizabeth Hoyt
FIC Hoy
Summer Of Supernovas
Darcy Woods
YA FIC Woo
Dukes Prefer Blondes
Loretta Lynda Chase
FIC Cha
Susana And The Scot
Sabrina York
FIC Yor
Enchanted Warrior
Sharon Ashwood
FIC Ash
Taming The Highlander
May McGoldrick
FIC ordered 081817
Falling For The Rancher
Tanya Michaels
FIC Mic
Tender Is The Night
Barbara Freethy
FIC Fre
Far From Home : A Belladonna Ink Novel
Lorelie Brown
FIC Bro
The Beast : A Novel Of The Black Dagger Brotherhood
J. R. Ward
FIC War
Fast Connection
Megan/ Hassell Erickson
FIC ordered 081817
The Master
Tara Sue Me
FIC Me
Field Of Graves [Large Print]
J. T. Ellison
LP FIC Ell
The Moon In The Palace
Weina Dai Randel
FIC Ran
Ghost Gifts [Audiobook]
Laura Spinella, Nicol Zanzarella
FIC Spi
The Pages Of The Mind
Jeffe Kennedy
FIC ordered 081817
Her Every Wish
Courtney Milan
FIC ordered 082917
The Problem With Forever
Jennifer L. Armentrout
YA FIC Arm
His Stolen Bride
Barbara Dunlop
FIC Dun
The Study Of Seduction
Sabrina Jeffries
FIC Jef
Hot In Hellcat Canyon
Julie-Anne Long
FIC Lon
The Turning Point
Marie Meyer
FIC ordered 081817
How I Married A Marquess
Anna (Romance fiction writer) author Harrington
FIC Har
Trust My Heart [Audiobook]
Carol J. Post, Mary-Margaret Roberts
FIC Pos
Keeper Of The Stars [Large Print]
Robin Lee Hatcher
LP FIC Hat
Two Doctors & A Baby
Brenda Harlen
FIC Har
Killer Countdown
Amelia Autin
FIC Aut
Where The Wild Things Bite
Molly Harper
FIC Har
Left At The Altar
Margaret Brownley
FIC Bro
With This Ring? : A Novella Collection Of Proposals Gone Awry.
Karen Witemeyer, Regina (Regina Lea) author Jennings, Mary Connealy, Melissa Jagears, Bethany House Publishers
FIC Wit
Lone Heart Pass [Electronic Resource]
Jodi Thomas