Sunday, September 15, 2019

ARC Review: No Judgments (Little Bridge Island #1) by Meg Cabot

Book info:
TitleNo Judgments
Author:  Meg Cabot
SeriesLittle Bridge Island #1
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date: September 24th, 2019
Publisher:  William Morrow Books
Source:  ARC acquired from Barnes and Noble where I work
My rating:  5 stars

The storm of the century is about to hit Little Bridge Island, Florida—and it’s sending waves crashing through Sabrina “Bree” Beckham’s love life…

When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island—as well as its connection to the mainland—twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn’t worried . . . at first. She’s already escaped one storm—her emotionally abusive ex—so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake.

But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it’s up to her to save as many of Little Bridge’s cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she’s going to need help—help she has no choice but to accept from her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Café’s most notorious heartbreaker.

But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridge’s power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too.

My Review:
I feel like it's been a long time since I've read Meg Cabot, because really I've mostly read her adult contemporary romance as opposed to her YA books. This book was exactly what I loved about her books back in the day when I first fell in love with her writing.  I loved the romance between Bree and Drew.  It was a perfect rom-com/chick flick type of story.  It was also fun to read this, well, not sure if fun is exactly the right word, but it seems as if it is the perfect time to read a love story set in a hurricane since it is right in the middle of hurricane season.  There was a lot of fun stuff about the little island preparing to either evacuate or hunkering down to ride out the storm.  All the quirky small town characters made for a great story as well.  There was definitely the sexy scenes, if not quite as many as some of the other authors I read today, definitely still enough steam and chemistry to make it a perfect fit for my favorite type of read.  Obviously it was a short time period that it took place since it was from a day or two before the hurricane until a day or two after, leading into an epilogue of several months after.   I also loved the whole bit about how the main character felt about something called the "Mean-World Syndrome".  Made a lot of sense to me.Highly recommend this one, and hope to see more of this type of read again from Meg Cabot in the future.