September 5, 2019
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.
On the Corner of Love and Hate is the first book in the Hopeless Romantics series by the talented Nina Bocci. I love Nina’s writing. It’s fresh, funny, smart and witty. There’s nothing I love more than friend’s who have a history and years later they need to figure out where their future is going to take them. This is friends to lovers, frenemies to lovers and a little second chance. You can feel the tension between Emma and Cooper from the first page and I loved the longing, innuendo and zip that followed them all the way to the end. They have been friends for most of their loves, worked together for years and they never seemed to get over their past. Now that Cooper is running for Mayor, as Emma’s father is leaving it behind, Emma is called in to help with the campaign. Cooper is a ladies man and doesn’t have the greatest reputation, but the people in town love him. Emma is tasked with showing them he’s more than a pretty face and the governor’s son. While doing that, she gets to see sides to Cooper that she never knew he had. He’s not as aloof and confident as he shows the world and her resolve is cracking. What happens when they act on their feelings? Will the campaign suffer or just their hearts? I loved this story! It has relatable characters, hilarious friends and family. And of course, the Italians, my favorite! Overall, I loved it. I laughed, teared up, swooned, cheered, got mad and smiled. The perfect romance.
Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.