And now we are down to my last review of the day! On the Corner of Love and Hate!! I’ve met Nina before and get to see her in the fall. This book was amazing!!
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On the Corner of Love and Hate (Hopeless Romantics #1)
by Nina Bocci
Releasing August 20th!
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For fans of Christina Lauren and Lauren Layne comes a delightfully sassy and sexy romance about a campaign manager who reluctantly works with the local Lothario to help revamp his image for the upcoming mayoral elections, only to discover that he’s hiding something that can turn both their lives upside down.
What’s a campaign manager’s worst nightmare? A smooth-talking charmer who’s never met a scandal that he didn’t like.
When Emmanuelle Peroni’s father—and mayor of her town—asks her to help rehab Cooper Endicott’s image, she’s horrified. Cooper drives her crazy in every way possible. But he’s also her father’s protégé, and she can’t say no to him without him finding out the reason why: Cooper and her have a messy past. So Emmanuelle reluctantly launches her father’s grand plan to get this Casanova someone to settle down with and help him lose his lothario reputation.
Cooper Endicott wanted to run for Mayor, but he never wanted the drama that went with it. Now that he’s on the political hamster wheel, the other candidates are digging up everything from his past. Even though he’s doing all the right things, his colorful love life is the sticking point for many of the conservative voters. He wants to win, badly, and he knows that if he wants any chance of getting a vote from the female population, he needs to change his image. The only problem? He might just be falling in love with the one person he promised not to pursue: the Mayor’s off-limits daughter.
A perfect blend of humor and heart, On the Corner of Love and Hate is the first in a new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci.
My Review ❤
HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER!! This story was so darn cute!!! I have this odd love for political drama, so I absolutely loved that this book revolves around the mayors office. And then of course, who doesn’t love a love to hate story?
Backing up a wee bit. I adored everything about Emma and Cooper. I really loved their names, Emmanuelle and Cooper aren’t popular names. But more than anything I loved their odd dynamic. Emma and I share sooo many qualities. She is such a go getter and a workaholic. She will basically do anything for a good cause. Add in her riding her bike to work in this adorable small town. FREAKING SWOON. Now, let’s throw in her hot, lifelong friend. Cooper had the best timing in this book. The very first seen we are thrown in to had me cracking up. His work relationship with Emma while running for Mayor was horrible, but the way he went about things was super funny.
There are so many things I could talk forever and forever about, but I don’t want to spoil anything. The dynamic between Emma and Cooper on a personal level and on the campaign level were so different. It made everything so much more interesting!! Add in the campaign itself, the towns people, their family and friends, IT’S MAGIC! Nina has the best character development in this book. Nancy, Nick and Henry are such amazing secondary characters. To me, secondary characters can make or break a book, and they were the best additions to this book!
I cannot write a review without talking about the town, Hope Lake. I loved this town so much!! It’s the perfect small town for a book. I adored that they all knew each other, they had the gossiping old ladies and they had things like the CDO to help their town grow and prosper. This book would have been sooo different with a different setting. So the setting being this amazing small town is so perfect. Makes you want to move there!!!
I cannot thank Nina enough for writing this book. I can’t wait to see what is next!!!
Click the link below to read chapter 1!