REVIEW – ON THE CORNER OF LOVE AND HATE (Hopeless Romantics, #1) by Nina Bocci

SYNOPSIS

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.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Anytime I was alone with him, which was why I actively avoided it, I was transported back to that eleven-year-old girl who realized that the belly flutters she got when he walked in wasn’t a lactose allergy but her first full-blown crush. At twenty-eight, those feelings didn’t remain, but the reminder of what they felt like did.

”ON THE CORNER OF LOVE AND HATE” is a frenemies-to-lovers romance which takes in the political arena. This book crept up on me ever so slowly in a good way. I knew right from the start that Emma and Cooper were harboring some intense feelings for each other and that certain perceptions were totally off the mark. Their story is high on angst and light on the schmexy. The anticipation that builds over when or if they’ll ever confess what’s in their hearts is what made this book so thoroughly entertaining for me. I’ve got a good feeling about this series and can’t wait to see what that author has in store for us next.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 3
Plot: 4
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 3
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

”ON THE CORNER OF LOVE AND HATE” is currently available.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XAgzIJ

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