WHILE IT LASTS
Glines might overdo the melodrama a bit at the start, but it’s worth getting past. Watching the characters grow and develop in this well-written novel is a true pleasure. This steamy romance will give the town’s resident bad boy one last chance to fall in love — if he can get out of his own way. Start with Because of Low to most enjoy this one. Contains explicit sex scenes.
When her childhood love dies overseas, Eva’s world is shattered. She vows never to love again. In her grief she becomes angry and isolated from the world, going through the motions on her father’s farm. Sent to a backwoods farm for the summer to work off his DUI and save his scholarship, renowned playboy Cage is furious. A summer in the sticks, devoid of willing women, is not his idea of a good time. Then he spies the farmer’s daughter, and things begin to look up. Until Eva opens her mouth and tears into him. For these two wounded teens, this summer will be one of healing, self-discovery and transformation. Can they stop self-sabotaging long enough to find happiness? (SIMON PULSE, Aug., 304 pp., $9.99, ISBN: 9781442488663, PB, 18 & Up)