Monday, December 23, 2019

Blog Tour: Review of Meet Me on Love Lane by Nina Bocci

Author: Nina Bocci
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: December 10, 2019

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a romantic comedy about a woman who grudgingly returns home to small-town Pennsylvania, only to find herself falling in love—not only with the town, but with two of its citizens. 

Charlotte Bishop is out of options in New York City. Fired, broke, and blacklisted by her former boss, she’s forced to return to her hometown of Hope Lake, PA to lick her wounds. Although she’s expecting to find a miserable place with nothing to do, she is pleasantly surprised to discover it is bustling and thriving.

She’s only supposed to be in Hope Lake temporarily until she can earn enough money to move back to New York. She’s not supposed to reconnect with her childhood friends or her beloved grandmother. She’s not supposed to find her dream job running the local florist shop. And she’s definitely not supposed to fall for not one but two of Hope Lake’s golden boys: one the beloved high school English teacher, the other the charming town doctor.

With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?

My thoughts:

Meet Me on Love Lane is the second book in the Hope Lake series.  I really enjoyed the first book (review coming soon for On the Corner of Love and Hate) and was looking forward to this one.  One thing I love about romance books is when I find a new book boyfriend.  I loved Henry.  He was quiet and gentle and just what Charlotte thought she didn't want.  While I struggled at first to believe that Charlotte would have no memories of Henry, as the story unfolded, I could see how she would block out that part of her life.  The mind is a tricky thing.  But it was endearing watching her slowly remember how important Henry used to be to her.

The romance between Charlotte and Henry is a slow burn.  There is a kind of love triangle, but it's not annoying as so many are. The romance part is really secondary to the coming home storyline.  Charlotte is out of a job and searching for her place in the world. So it's more about her figuring out what comes next and reconnecting with the life she could have had if only she hadn't been taken away from Hope Lake when she was ten.  I definitely recommend this series.  Each works well as a stand alone.  I look forward to Nick's story next.

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About Nina Bocci

Nina Bocci is a USA TODAY bestselling novelist who loves reading and writing about swoony, relatable heroes and smart, witty heroines. If it’s set in a small town, even better. You can always find her chatting on social media about her massive, crazy Italian family, and her favorite person in the world, her son.

Connect with Nina

Nina Bocci’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, December 2nd: Bookchickdi
Wednesday, December 4th: Reading Reality
Thursday, December 5th: Read Love Blog – review and guest post
Friday, December 6th: The Sassy Bookster – guest post
Tuesday, December 10th: @lifeinlit
Tuesday, December 10th: @everlasting.charm – reposted at @tlcbooktours
Friday, December 13th: @inquisitivebookworm
Tuesday, December 17th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie
Wednesday, December 18th: Hallie Reads
Thursday, December 19th: Girl Who Reads
Friday, December 20th: Tar Heel Reader and @tarheelreader
Monday, December 23rd: From the TBR Pile – review and guest post
Monday, December 23rd: Thoughts on This ‘n That – review and guest post
Tuesday, December 24th: Jathan & Heather – review and guest post
Thursday, December 26th: Openly Bookish
Friday, December 27th: Not in Jersey and @notinjersey
Monday, December 30th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Monday, December 30th: Broken Teepee – guest post
Tuesday, December 31st: Books & Bindings
Thursday, January 2nd: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, January 3rd: What is That Book About
Monday, January 6th: The Romance Dish
Tuesday, January 7th: Bookish Bliss and Beauty and @bookishblissandbeauty
Wednesday, January 8th: Kritter’s Ramblings
TBD: Monday, December 9th: @pieladybooks

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