The Ingredients of You and Me

The Ingredients of You and Me : A Novel

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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of the "heartwarming and refreshingly sweet" (Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author) On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a story about a baker who takes her chances on a new town...and an old love. After selling her famous bakery back in New York, Parker Adams visits Hope Lake, Pennsylvania, to figure out her next steps. And soon she's wondering why she ever loved city life in the first place. Between the Golden Girls--the senior women who hold court--and Nick Arthur, her equally infuriating and charming former flame, Parker finds a community eager to help her get her mojo back.

But even though Hope Lake gives her the fresh start she's been looking for, Parker discovers that it's not so easy to start over again with Nick. Their chemistry is undeniable, but since Nick is a freshly taken man, Parker is determined to keep things platonic. With a recipe for disaster looming, Parker must cook up a new scheme, figuring out how to keep everything she's come to love before she loses it all.

Perfect for fans of Amy E. Reichert and Jenny Colgan, The Ingredients of You and Me is a scrumptious romantic comedy that lets you have your cake and eat it too.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 23mm | 2,268g
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 150117889X
  • 9781501178894

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"Satisfying... the true charm of this story is the path Parker takes to rediscovering her passion for baking with help from a cast of supporting characters that will make readers want to reach for the first two books in the series and look forward to future installments."-- "Library Journal" "Parker's journey through a transitional period is interesting, and her close relationships with her girlfriends add humor."-- "Kirkus Reviews" "Bocci's warm, romantic novel deals with love, friendship and family ties. This page turner is filled with quick, witty banter from likable characters living in a realistic small town. The character-driven novel will have readers rooting for the confused friends. Fans of Jill Shalvis will thoroughly enjoy this swoon-worthy story."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Booklist" "Emma's everywoman appeal lends charm to the story, and her self-deprecating humor is a plus. This is a fun bit of fluffy entertainment."--Tif Marcelo, author of The Key to Happily Ever After "Publishers Weekly" "Fans of Hallmark Channel rom-coms will flip over this sassy love story... What follows is a rediscovered spark, steamy banter and the art of finding love in unlikely places."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Woman's World" "Filled with small-town charm and a sweet cast of characters."-- "Woman's World (Best of Week Book Club pick)" "In the feel-good second installment of Bocci's Hopeless Romantics series... the idyllic setting is vividly rendered and Charlotte's personal growth as she builds a home for herself is handled with compassion. Readers will enjoy this sweet, fluffy tale that sits squarely at the intersection of romance and women's fiction."-- "Publishers Weekly" "With the sweetest cast of characters and a rich history to fall madly in love with, I dare you to resist the allure of Hope Lake. Especially with charmers like Cooper, Nick, and Henry strutting their stuff all over town. Meet Me On Love Lane is the perfect follow up to On the Corner of Love and Hate, with all the same sweetness and tear-jerking true love you can expect from Nina Bocci."-- "Hypable" "Impossible to read without smiling. On the Corner of Love and Hate is romantic fiction at its finest."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Publishers Weekly" "If you are on the hunt for a good small town romance with plenty of wit and feisty characters, you definitely want to pick up On the Corner of Love and Hate... because it's everything you're looking for... and probably a little bit more."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Hypable (4 stars)" "I flew through On the Corner of Love and Hate. Written with wit, quick banter, and heartfelt moments, I wished and rooted for Emma and Cooper's happily-ever-after, for that opposites-attract heat to smolder and catch fire. And Nina Bocci delivered!"--Tif Marcelo, author of The Key to Happily Ever After "Hypable" "Fans of enemies-to-lovers rom-coms (such as Sally Thorne's The Hating Game) will enjoy, as will political junkies." --Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Library Journal" "A feel-good romance that will add a spring to your step and light a fire in your heart, Meet Me on Love Lane was a heartfelt follow up from one of my new favorite authors, Nina Bocci."-- "Harlequin Junkie (4 1/2 stars)" "Charming... Bocci puts her characters through an emotional wringer, but balances the pining and misunderstandings with humor and an overall uplifting message about community involvement, family and hope. Readers looking for a feel-good romance set in a diverse, quirky small town will be entranced by On the Corner of Love and Hate."--Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue "Shelf Awareness" Praise for On the Corner of Love and Hate "Romance at its finest with a colorful cast of characters and a couple to root for."--New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard "Hypable" Praise for Meet Me on Love Lane "A sweet exploration of what it means to come home again... With a relatable heroine, witty dialogue, and an idyllic setting, Meet Me On Love Lane is a contemporary romance that is essentially a Hallmark movie on paper. While it's perfect as a standalone, readers will enjoy visiting Hope Lake time and time again."-- "Booklist" Praise for The Ingredients of You and Me "With all the makings of a Hallmark movie, this story will delight small-town romance readers."-- "Booklist"
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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 the story is 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. Find her at @NinaBocci on Twitter and Facebook and @Ninapolitan on Instagram.
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Rating details

388 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 21% (80)
4 46% (177)
3 25% (97)
2 8% (30)
1 1% (4)
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