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Meet Me on Love Lane

(Hopeless Romantics #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  760 ratings  ·  239 reviews
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
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Gallery Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh lord! What a fantastic, enjoyable, witty, energizing, heartwarming, joyful, humorous reading I had! I was about to cut some points because of the indecisiveness of heroine (She couldn’t choose between a hot English teacher and hot doctor! Okay, when I say it loudly, I know most of you think she is so right! I think I invested our hero so much! But when you read more, you found out it was never a love triangle, wasn’t it?) so for the love those vivid characters, gripping story-telling, amazing ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

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Meet Me on Love Lane is the second book in Nina Bocci’s ‘Hopeless Romantics’ series, and it was one I was really looking forward to. I loved Henry in the first book and I couldn’t wait to get his story!

Charlotte Bishop is Doctor Bishop’s daughter and is back to Hope Lake for the first time in a few decades. Charlotte moved away when her parents got divorced and never came back. Now, she’s back temporarily to get her life back together. She doesn’t want to connect with anyone, she
This was such a fun and sweet small-town romance. Nina Bocci sure can weave together a heartwarming story. This is the second book in the Hopeless Romantics series, but it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Although I bet after reading this you’ll want to read the first book won’t want to miss Emma and Cooper’s story. When I first got this book I thought what a gorgeous cover! And then I read the blurb and thought, oh no love triangle, not really my thing. Luckily this really wasn’t much of ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by Gallery Books)

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Charlotte Bishop has lived in New York for years. She suddenly finds herself in a bind. She needs a job, and nothing is going her way. Out of options, she decides to head home to Hope Lake, the small town in Pennsylvania where she grew up. Since she will be stuck there for the foreseeable future, she’s looking forward to spending some quality time with her dad and grandmother. Her father is the town doctor, so everyone knew who she was, and knew she w
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

If I could rate this book on the last 20%, I would have given it 4.5 stars. What I did love about this story was Henry. He's impossible not to love. The romance between Henry and Charlotte had such great potential, but I just couldn’t get over the fact that things didn’t really start to take off with these two until about the 80% mark of the book. That to me is going just a bit overboard with the slow build. There was too much backstory bein
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Are you looking for an endearing love story? Look no further!

Charlotte is done with New York City. She’s down and out of possibilities there, so she has to move home to Hope Lake, Pennsylvania.

Charlotte expects it to be the boring place she remembers, but instead, Hope Lake is doing well. While she only planned to stay for a short while, she finds everything falls into place for her. Family relationships, friendships, a dream job; oh, and she even falls for two different men.

Will Charlotte stay
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Favorite Quotes:

Staring down at him, I could see that he was very well-built, clearly a runner, but I knew he must do more than that. Football? Was there a sport where you needed to be even beefier than that? Something where you tore trees from their roots and tossed them?

His shorts hit a spot on his leg that highlighted calves that looked like he had sewn a softball into each. I admired him for a beat. On a scale of one to ten, what were the chances of hooking up with a guy after you’ve hit him
Sylvain Reynard
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nina writes characters that are real, which leads me to suspect that her characters live in a town just as she describes.
The novel is funny, it's charming - it will remind you of what is best about small towns and childhood friendships and the kind of love that is permanent. And that family is important.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


21 years ago, ten year old Charlotte had to leave her beloved hometown of Hope Lake, Pennsylvania. Her parents got divorced and her mom took her away from her grandma, her dad and her best friends.

Now - jobless and broke - she's back home.

Her dad is still the town's doctor. Her grandma is still amazing.

Her best friends are still all there. But she can't really remember much. Her mother talked so badly about the town and everything in it that Charlotte buried everything in the deepest corners of
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, romance
Charlotte returns to her hometown of Hope Lake after being gone for over 20 years. When Charlotte was a young girl, she left town with her mother. Unfortunately, Charlotte's mother was always negative about Hope Lake, and Charlotte has largely lost memory of her childhood in the small town.

Charlotte doesn't expect much of Hope Lake when she returns to the town. She's surprised to find the community has prospered, and has plenty to keep her busy. Her stay in Hope Lake is supposed to be temporary,
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
I was crying happy tears as I finished this last night. What a perfect example of a childhood friends-to-lovers/ kinda second chance romance. Hands down, my heart hasn't felt this full and melted in a while.
While I truly did enjoy On the Corner of Love and Hate, that pales in comparison to this. While I was a tiny bit leery about the possibility of a love triangle and then the person that I liked better NOT being chosen, you don't have to worry about any of that. I knew it from the prologue a
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: december-2019
I thought this book was simply fantastic and so cute! I really recommend you to check this one out. Full review to come
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

This Hallmark-esque story was brimming with sweet moments, both romantic and otherwise.

I've "known" Nina Bocci ever since I became a blogger, as she has represented some of my favorite romance authors. However, this was the first book of hers that I've read, and I was really impressed. Sometimes that transition from blogger/PR to author has been a rocky one, but that is not the case here. She featured a slew of likeable characters - Charlotte (the heroine), Henry and Max (two potential
book bruin
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fell for Henry after meeting him in On the Corner of Love and Hate and have been dying for his story. Nina Bocci did not disappoint! Meet Me on Love Lane is such a beautiful, feel good novel. It's funny and romantic and though there are sad moments in the book, the book itself was so hopeful. This is book 2 in the Hopeless Romantics series, but can be read as a standalone. It would be most enjoyed, however, if you read the books in order since previous characters appear and that is where we fi ...more
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nina Bocci Fan, Romance
Charlotte Bishop had a plan...
So what she screwed up and was fired, broke and blacklisted...
So what she had to return home from NYC and deal with figuring out her life...
And so what her hometown, Hope Lake, will probably make her head explode from boredom...
Charlotte sucks it up, determined to bank some money and hustle herself back to the City that Never Sleeps...

But Charlotte finds herself with a whole other bunch of problems...
Never did she realize reconnecting with her childhood friends w
In this second installment of the Hopeless Romantic series, we are graced with Charlotte Bishop’s story that begins with a very exciting prologue - Charlotte, a 10 year old child along with her best friend, tries to run away from home to be able to stay in Hope Lake after her parents’ divorce. Charlotte ends up living with her mother in New York City. All through her life growing up, she was always told by her mother how awful Hope Lake was, and discouraged her from every going back.

Fast forwar
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
this book shouldn't have been so exhausting to read... but it is...mainly because of the is all about her coming back to a small town where she lived when she was a kid...and learning about herself & her family...not much of a romance book...rushed ending
2,5 stars
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
I really enjoyed this. I loved Charlotte's story about finding herself, the flower shop and reconnecting with family/friends. I also loved the relationship between her in Henry. My only issue was the love triangle. Dr. Max was barely involved and the love triangle fell flat. I wish that he would have been left out entirely and I could have read about Charlotte and Henry finding her memories/more relationship building between the two of them.
CherryRed’s Reads
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed reading about the Small town of Hope Lake and Charlotte & Henry's story.
Author Nina Bocci vividly brings us into this world that comes to life off the pages as you read it.
I enjoyed the adventures of getting to know more about these characters and their second chance love they find within one another.
Best friends can be more and this book delivered it.
Great read to cozy up with a good hot cup of cocoa and a warm blanket while reading this book.
This book gave me the feels of f
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet Me on Love Lane is the second book in the Hopeless Romantics Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. When Charlotte falls down on her luck, she finds herself returning home to Hope Lake. She hasn’t been home for a very long time and is about to find out that a lot of things have changed since she’s been away. Her hometown is nothing like she remembers. It’s thriving and filled with people and hope. And while Charlotte’s return home is supposed to only be temporary, she’s ...more
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
This is the second book in Nina Bocci’s Hopeless Romantics series with On the Corner of Love and Hate being the first. While Meet Me on Love Lane can be read as a standalone, the first story does provide more insight into several of the characters who are back for another appearance.

When I first heard that Meet Me on Love Lane was coming out, I was incredibly excited because we were getting Henry’s story. Henry was one of my favorite side characters from On the Corner of Love and Hate as the sen
Charlotte returns to Hope Lake after have her life in New York City basically implode. She plans to use it as a "reset" and then go back to New York. There is so much she doesn't remember about her childhood. Her mother moved her away from her father, her grandmother and her friends when she was quite young and she has few recollections of the time she spent there. She has been in contact with her father, grandmother and her friend, Emma but she's not been back to Hope Valley since she left.

My h
3 stars for this Rom-Com!

First of all - can we just talk about how GORGEOUS this cover is?! OMG! Probably my favorite book cover of 2019! Fall is my favorite season & this heart shaped leaf pile with adorable red ballet slippers just reeled me right in!

Hope Lake & Love Lane, although fictional, sounds like a beautiful place that I wish I could visit! Charlotte heads back to her hometown of Hope Lake, after leaving NYC - jobless, broke, and lost. Upon her return, she reunites with old friends, he
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Meet Me on Love Lane!!

What I liked about this novel:

That cover is to die for! Screams fall to me and love everything about fall!! I love the atmosphere of the.novel and the small town feel. Everyone is so supportive and just felt so homey to me.

I loved how the author continue the series and we get to know more about the characters since the first book.

Some of the things that didn't quite work for me is the relationship between Nick and Charlotte. The pacing was extremely slow and didn't feel m
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This romantic comedy is a sweet story of self-discovery and finding love when Charlotte Bishop returns to her hometown of Hope Lake which she left at age 10. She has many memories of her life here before her divorced mother took her away from her father and grandmother. She also has memories that have been taken away, including those of her best friend Henry.

Charlotte soon finds that Hope Lake has a lot to offer - a great job opportunity, and two amazing men who have fallen for her. Will this b
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is the second book in the Hopeless Romantics series and I'm really enjoying it so far. The first book is enemies to lovers (my favorite trope) and the second one is a second chance romance plus it has a spectacular cover. After a few tough historical fiction reads this was exactly what I needed.

What I loved about this book:

1. I loved Charlotte's Gigi. While she may not be everyone's cup of tea, I found her to be completely hilarious. I hope when I'm super old I'm as awesome as she is.

Deanne Patterson
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Deanne by:
This is the second book in the Hopeless Romantic series.
I guess you could call me a hopeless romantic too. I always want things to work out in relationships, whether it's a new relationship or a continuing relationship.
Speak to me in the language of LOVE baby!
I was attracted to this book for a variety of reasons, I love romance, I live in small town Pennsylvania like this takes place in, the cover is eye catching and the story, yeah!
This will bring back memories of a time when you were young and
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

ARC received for an honest review

Now, if you have read my review, you know I had my couple of issues with the first book in this series, but still liked the book.

I am happy to say that those issues are gone with Meet Me On Love Lane, and I liked this book more than the first.

This is a story of coming home, falling back in love with the place you thought you hated - and falling in love with the boy you left behind.

I adored Charlotte and Henry and the friends that Charlotte left behind. My heart h
DG Book Blog - Daisy Gal
Meet Me on Love Lane, the second standalone in Nina Bocci’s Hopeless Romantics Series, was such a sweet second chance, small-town romance!

Henry and Charlotte's characters really captured my heart! I couldn't help but feel for Charlotte and her difficult relationship with her mother, as well as her isolated childhood from the rest of her family. And oh-poor-Henry, with his simple nature and broken heart, made for the type of hero you couldn't help but want to mend. Charlotte's grandmother Gigi wa
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this small town story of coming home again!

After having left Hope Lake to New York as a child, Charlotte finds herself having to return back after 20 years and reconnecting with childhood friends. The only thing is she can’t seem to remember her best friend Henry.

All thoughts of her earlier life have been negatively impacted by things her mother ingrained in to her. She is resilient and independent and her thoughts are to return to New York once she gets back on her feet.

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Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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  • The Ingredients of You and Me (Hopeless Romantics, #3)

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