Thursday, October 3, 2019

Book Review: No Judgments

It just dawned on me that this is going to be a series and I am HERE FOR IT.

No Judgments - Meg Cabot

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.

I have to tell you that this is my first book from Meg Cabot and I absolutely loved this one so much that I have to read more. I have to read the rest of this series as they come out because now I'm hooked.

Here we have Bree (formerly known as Sabrina) who has run from her life in New York City following an incident involving the friend of her boyfriend which is all too common for women, and returned to Little Bridge Island. Just in time for the "hurricane of the century" to shake things up. Having never been through a hurricane like this, she reluctantly accepts helps from the locals to get herself to safety, only she worries the entire time about Drew. Drew is the hottie of the island, freshly broken up and as stubborn as Bree is, he's holed up at his home on the beach that he built himself and he's absolutely certain it will be just fine and hold.

At some point sparks fly and while Drew is all for it, Bree isn't sure she wants to take it any farther than a friendship but is that going to work when they decide to rescue abandoned in the hurricane evacuation process?

So... I loved this. Is it a little bit cheesy? Yes. Do you want to shake Bree and tell her to stop being so incredibly stubborn and just go with it? YES. Is it hard to put down and so much fun to read? Yes, it really is. I couldn't put this down and burned our dinner because I got distracted and neither Matt not the kids were pleased with this. I loved the hurricane, I loved all of the secondary characters we meet along the way, I loved rescuing animals, I loved Drew and how he wasn't super crazy macho but funny and sarcastic, and I love reading a romance that doesn't rely on a big blow up and make up. It definitely has the drama but Bree and Drew are written like normal people and these are issues normal people deal with in a normal way. I know "normal" sounds boring, but it definitely isn't and I really enjoyed this. It was a perfect read to lighten my load following all of the thrillers I've read lately!

Did you know you can buy books directly from HarperCollins? You can! You can find NO JUDGMENTS on there (and tons more, seriously- I can give you a shopping list).


The biggest thank you ever to William Morrow Books for sending me this delightful book and TLC Book Tours for having me on this tour. This post does contain affiliate links. If you give this one a shot, let me know what YOU thought!

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do want to read this, so I'm glad it was a fun one for you. I love Meg!