Monday, September 2, 2019

Book review: No Judgments by Meg Cabot

Book Summary
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 CafĂ©’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.

Flo's Review
Well I'm here in South Florida hanging out in the "calm before the storm" as I wait to see what Hurricane Dorian will do. Seemed like a perfect time to read this new book from Meg Cabot. I've been looking forward to it ever since I was lucky enough to snag an ARC at BookCon. 

No Judgments did end up being the perfect hurricane watch read. Not only because I felt I could completely relate to everything going on weather-wise, but because it was a quick and cute story. Meg did a good job of writing the attraction between Bree and Drew. You could just feel the romantic tension rising off the pages as you read. I also really enjoyed the storyline about Bree and Drew helping look after people's animals -- taking care of your pets is an important part of hurricane prep that doesn't always get talked about as much as it should. 

Just as important is Lucy Hartwell's hurricane dip. That sounds amazing! I wish I had some of that as I wait for Dorian.

I feel like the book summary could have done without the last paragraph. First of all, that happens very close to the end of the book -- I think it would have been a nice surprise in the story. (Actually, it probably was meant to be.) Secondly, that whole scene was just...I don't kind of fit with the story but was also a little too... I don't know. Not my favorite. 

I'm seeing that Meg Cabot is going to keep writing in this Little Bridge Island universe? That's great! I enjoyed meeting all the characters. There's already a novella out that I may read next. I hope she focuses a story on Bree's roomie Daniella -- I feel like her story would be a lot of fun!

No Judgments comes out September 24th, and if you love hot men who are hot because they love animals then this is the story for you! (I'm talking, like, those calendars of hot men holding kittens, ya know?!? ;-p) 

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