Fans will soon see Nicodemou's alter ego Leah Patterson-Baker falling in love with new arrival Elijah Johnson, played by Water Rats actor Jay Laga'aia.
Nicodemou told Sunrise: "There's a whole lot of love in the Bay and I get a love interest. It's nice and it's really fun and happy and comedy - a lot of warm and fuzzy moments.
"And it's Jay Laga'aia and I'm loving working with him as well. It's all happy times ahead. We're moving away from the darker storylines into lighter stuff."
Home and Away's leading producer Cameron Welsh recently revealed that romance plots would be one main focus on the soap this year.
His comments came after the show's long-standing actor Ray Meagher argued that Summer Bay had seen "too many guns and balaclavas and bank robberies and that sort of thing".