ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
“He ignited every emotion in me, from love to hate.”
Very cute yet smart workplace romance! Emma and Cooper were childhood friends and now Cooper is running a mayoral campaign in the small town of Hope Lake. Emma is assisting him. At first I thought there’d be more fire between them but Cooper really seems to be a nice guy who is just in a little but over his head. He keeps making choices that are not really going to help him win the race for mayor. And yet Emma still keeps all her true feelings for him bottled up inside, often in the form of hilarious inner monologues.
The author keeps the slow-burn going through much of the story because although we know what Emma’s true feelings are, we really don’t know if Cooper reciprocates or not. I loved the resolution between the main characters, and I loved the banter between them! I actually liked Emma and would have loved more of a steamy romance between her and Cooper.
This is a fresh, sweet, small town romance and if small-town political romance is a trope, then this is it. The cast of supporting characters are all vividly drawn and Nina Bocci has created a wonderful setting with Hope Lake. If you like smart romantic comedies, then you will definitely like this story!
(Thanks to the author for an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.)