Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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

On the Corner of Love and Hate
by Nina Bocci

Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  The first book in a series that takes place in a small town in Pennsylvania where two people have lived most of their lives.  Emmanuelle and Cooper grew up in small town PA and Emmanuelle's father has been the mayor for many many years.  As he is getting ready to retire, Cooper has decided that he would like to take the reigns and Emmanuelle is ready to help him win the seat.  With an interesting opponent and a will they won't they plot, this book was a fun ride in a small town!

I love books that take place in a small town because I grew up in a small town and I love how drama goes in a small town.  I could also relate to the feelings that Emmanuelle and Cooper had in the fact that they grew up there and some townspeople still see them as the young people they were.  

The will they won't they storyline got a little old and frustrating, but was fine to follow.  Thankfully the characters were so great that as a reader I could enjoy it a little bit.  I liked the secondary characters that came in and out of the stoyline and enjoyed the moments that took place in city government as that felt unique in a romance.  I don't know of any other storyline that took place as much at work and that dealt with city government.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 62 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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