In this prequel to the Hopeless Romantics series by the USA TODAY bestselling author of On the Corner of Love and Hate, four old friends return home after college and rebuild their relationships with each other as adults.
Cooper, Emmanuelle, Henry, and Nick used to be inseparable. They grew up together, went to school together, and shared all of their major milestones together. But they’ve grown apart over the years, so when they all return to their small hometown as adults, it’s incredibly awkward between them.
Emmanuelle starts working in the city planning office, finally becoming part of her father’s professional world. Henry is as perfect as ever, teaching English at the local high school and quickly becoming a favorite of the town. Nick, who has recently joined his father’s landscaping business, is still as wild and unpredictable as ever. And Cooper, who is looking for direction in his life, gets a job working in the planning office with Emmanuelle.
When the four come together to help plan the town’s annual Fourth of July Festival, the result is anyone’s guess. As the group learns to reconcile the past and to accept each other for who they are now, they must learn to focus on the future and let go of what’s holding them back.
From the co-author of the “comedic and deliciously whimsical” (Christina Lauren) Roman Crazy comes a story of second chances, friendship, and new beginnings.
Nina Bocci is a USA TODAY bestselling novelist that 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.