18 December 2019

Meet Me on Love Lane | Book Review + Giveaway


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?

A perfect blend of humor and heart, Meet Me on Love Lane is the second in a new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci that is sure to charm fans of Josie Silver and Sally Thorne.

Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: December 10, 2019



In On the Corner of Love and Hate, childhood friends-turned-enemies Emma and Cooper faced their pasts in order to step into a mutually beneficial future. Now, in Meet Me on Love Lane, childhood friends get a second chance once again, and it is even more delightful.

Until she moved away from Hope Lake at the age of ten, Charlotte and Henry were best friends. Now, she returns to town, having nowhere else to go and needing to figure out what’s next—and realizes she has little memory of her childhood, including Henry. Can friendship (and then, perhaps more) be rekindle between the pair? They have an undeniable connection, but will Charlotte’s planned departure—and other suitor—stand in the way?

As Charlotte determines what she needs, Meet Me on Love Lane proves to be a heartwarming story of friendship and family, self-discovery and possibility—and of course, romance. I think I enjoyed this second novel even more than the first—but I cannot wait to read this third, The Ingredients of You and Me. Hope Lake is a charming little town, and it is a pleasure to visit; I recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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.




  1. This premise sounds too good not to dive right into the story. Thanks for the chance!

  2. I love when a book has a town that you want to visit. It's a bummer when it's a totally made up place, though. HA! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours