Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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

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.

This book was charming.  I laughed and smiled my way through it.  There were a couple of places where I thought it moved a little slowly, but it picked up quickly and was not enough to pull me out of the story in any meaningful way.

Emma and Cooper like and respect one another...mostly.  And, I liked that a lot.  I liked that, while Cooper is slacking now, there was a time when he was a valued member of her work team...and, even though she was frustrated with him, she did recognize this.

I loved her family, and her friends, and the relationships that she has with all of the people in her life, including Cooper.  There were parts of this that felt a little more like a women's fiction title than a romance, but, honestly as I am typing this, I am thinking "where's the line there, really?  Do we know?  Do I know?  Does anyone?"  

Overall, I enjoyed this author's first title and I am looking forward to the next one!

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