One of Amazon's Best Romances of September
A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Book of the Year and Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Contemporary Love and Laughter
She was a naive country girl. He was a billionaire's spoiled son. He was her first crush, her first heartbreak...and now her sworn enemy.
As Avalon Harwood's fortunes soared, Maximilian “Mac” Coltrane's plummeted, and he had to fight his way back to where they both began: Hellcat Canyon. Now Mac and Avalon will play dirty—in more ways than one—to get what they each want: the glorious old abandoned Coltrane mansion. But when Avalon snaps the house up at auction, she discovers there's something awfully familiar about the extremely hot caretaker...
Mac might have a heart of stone, and the abs to match, but Avalon—the dazzling girl whose heart was always too big and too reckless for her own good—was always his Kryptonite. And just like that, the stakes change: suddenly they're fighting not just for a house, but for a magic they tasted only once before and never since—long ago, with each other, at Devil's Leap.
“Julie Anne Long’s books are sexy and adorable!”
—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
Long's playful third visit to Hellcat Canyon (after Wild at Whiskey Creek), the best of the series so far, reunites Avalon Harwood and Mac Coltrane, estranged since their teenage years by Mac's cruel words and Avalon's subsequent flight. Avalon, now well into adulthood and stinging from the treachery of her hipster boyfriend and business partner, Corbin, temporarily abandons her San Francisco gaming company, GradYouAte, to impulsively purchase a house at auction in her hometown of Hellcat Canyon, Calif. a house where Mac once lived for idyllic summers and which he now desperately wants to own. The ensuing uproarious pranking competition fuels mutual attraction, rekindles lustful romance, and brings old issues into perspective for a couple whose past will inform their satisfying future. Familiar characters enrich the background and tease future volumes. Sparkling banter, appearances of adorable children and animals, and moments of charming hilarity will gratify both new and returning readers.