On the Corner of Love and Hate

Gallery: S. & S. Aug. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9781982102036. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781982102050. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Irritating. Exasperating. Handsome. These are some of the words Emma Peroni would use to describe longtime friend and coworker Cooper Endicott. Unfortunately, he’s also the best candidate to succeed Emma’s father as mayor of Hope Lake, PA, in the upcoming election. Both Cooper and Emma believe that preserving the small-town charm and attracting tourists is preferable to rival candidate Kirby’s big-box-store plans. But neither can stop needling the other long enough to work together. She’s bossy and overachieving; he seems lazy, and his casualness about sex is practically cliché. Gradually, things shift as Emma reluctantly agrees to be his campaign manager and their feelings for each other deepen.
VERDICT The main characters take some time to warm up to, but the fun story eventually carries readers along. Fans of enemies-to-lovers rom-coms (such as Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game) will enjoy, as will political junkies.

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