Meet Me on Love Lane is the second book in Nina Bocci’s ‘Hopeless Romantics’ series, and since finishing the first book I was looking forward to reading Henry’s story. This book can absolutely be read as a standalone but I totally recommend you to read the first book On the Corner of Love and Hate, which is Emma and Cooper’s story as well.
After getting blacklisted and unable to find a new job in New York, Charlotte doesn’t have any other choice than to go back to Hope Lake, where she once called home. She hasn’t been back to Hope Lake since she was 10, when her parents got divorce. Her plan is to go back, get her life together and get out. She doesn’t want to create any roots that will bound her to Hope Lake and reconnecting with her childhood friends is also part of this. However, Hope Lake being small-town with an amazingly fast communication network, the moment she steps in town, everyone knows Dr. Bishop’s daughter is back home. Ohhh and in addition to her being in town she creates another gossip wave by assaulting poor Henry 🙂 (Be Aware: you will be cracking up while reading this). Henry Mercer is honest, loyal, caring, sweet, smart, hot, and the list can go on forever. He is the best book boyfriend ever. He is a high school English teacher and golden boy, who is loved and adored by everyone. Henry and Charlotte were inseparable as kids but now she doesn’t have any memories of Henry and only has some negative Hope Lake memories thanks to her mother’s remarks. Even though Charlotte is not happy being back in town, both Charlotte’s father and grandmother, a.k.a. Dr. Bishops :), is super excited to have Charlotte back, even if it is just a bit. Her grandmother, town’s infamous Dr. Bishop, her beloved Gigi is now bound to mobilized chair and Charlotte feels guilty that she waited this long to come and visit her. Now that she will be her roommate till she leaves for NY, she decides to spend every spare time she has with her. Gigi and Mrs. Manchini is the best. Gigi is funny, crazy and full of life. I wish my grandmas were just a bit like her and I am hoping I will be like her when I am her age 🙂
Charlotte’s plan of not reconnecting with people goes down the drain because the moment Emma knows she is back, she pushes her to socialize and rekindle with everyone. Charlotte also has some admirers. One being Dr. Maxwell Reese, who is the town’s most eligible bachelor. He is sexy, smart and polite but in my eyes he is not even comparable to Henry’s awesomeness 🙂 Being back in Hope Lake, Charlotte realizes that the town is not what she expected and it is nothing like her mother described. With time and rekindling with her friends, she starts regaining some of her memories back. The problem is she still cannot remember Henry. It was heartbreaking and cute to see Charlotte and Henry’s interactions. One remembers everything but for the other it is a new friendship. After a while I start getting frustrated because it took them forever to figure things out and start moving forward.
Meet Me on Love Lane is a sweet, funny, heartbreaking, swoony romance that will make you laugh and swoon one minute, cry and get pissed the next. I couldn’t let go of it until I was done. It was great to catch up with the gang, Emma, Cooper, Nick. Also, Parker definitely brought a new taste to our little group. The series gets better and better with each book and I cannot wait for the next book in the series, which will be Nick and Parker’s story 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Yes
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes
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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.