DIRTY DANCING AT DEVIL’S LEAP
Just when you think you can’t fall deeper in love with Hellcat Canyon, along comes Avalon and Mac. Hilarious and touching, these two get each other’s goat in a way that’s only possible when you know someone down to their marrow — and if you have actual goats. As always, Long’s humor is rooted in character, which means she can make you cry almost as easily as she can make you laugh. Flawlessly executed, Dirty Dancing at Devil's Leap is easily the most romantic read of the summer.
Their teen romance ended abruptly and painfully, but now Avalon and Mac are both back in Hellcat Canyon. To top it off? They’re after the same thing: the neglected but elegant mansion where Mac spent the best summers of his life, going toe to toe — and later, lip to lip — with Avalon, who never met a dare she wouldn’t take. Who can hold out the longest, and what will be the winning play? (AVON, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)