ARC Review: On the Corner of Love and Hate by Nina Bocci

Title: On the Corner of Love and Hate
Author: Nina Bocci
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Type: Standalone book 1 of Hopeless Romantics series
POV: First Person – Female
Expected Publication: August 20, 2019

 

 

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 everythingfrom 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 Hateis the first in a new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci.

 

 

Pre-order at Amazon.

 

 

ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Emmanuelle (Emma) Peroni loved her small town. As a local government employee, she dedicated her time in helping to make Hope Lake thrive. With the upcoming mayoral election, the town was abuzz with candidate Cooper Endicott’s not-so-savory past exploits. She was strategically roped in to help his public image and political campaign. The only problem was they couldn’t see eye to eye without wanting to punch each other’s face.

This book pleasantly surprised me because I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. I was worried about the political part of the story but it wasn’t stuffy and quite entertaining.

“You’re not going to win anyone over by acting like a horn dog all the damn time.”

Cooper was an unrepentant Casanova but that’s part of his charm and I liked how deep down the things he did were important to him. Emma was likable and relatable, even though there were times I wished she wasn’t so obstinate.

Damn it. I hated when I found similarities between us.

I adored the picturesque small-town setting and the antics of the tight-knit community. The romance was a very slow burn and low on heat, but I loved the banters and tension between them, so it worked for me.

In the Corner of Love and Hate is a story of working for what you believe in. It would appeal to readers looking for a lighthearted enemies to lovers romance.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series:
From Hope Lake, With Love by Nina Bocci On the Corner of Love and Hate (Hopeless Romantics, #1) by Nina Bocci Meet Me on Love Lane (Hopeless Romantics, #2) by Nina Bocci The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci

 

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.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: On the Corner of Love and Hate by #NinaBocci⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Coming August 20, 2019!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣★ Book Details ★⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2xI8jYB⁣ Blurb:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 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.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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