Title: No Judgements
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: September 24, 2019
Source: TLC Book Tours and HarperCollins
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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
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
My Two Cents:
In "No Judgements," Bree just wants to hide from her old life. A small island in the Florida Keys during a hurricane seems like a good place to do that, no? Bree is carving out a new life: she has a small apartment and a great roommate, she is working at the cafe in town for a great owner, and she is desperately trying to recover to a bad relationship so when the cafe owner's nephew walks into her life, she is definitely trying to resist his charms. Will she succeed? Will the hurricane knock her off her feet?
This is a satisfying, solid, yet predictable entrance to a brand new series by author Meg Cabot! I have loved so many of Meg Cabot's books and I especially love how they most definitely fall into the category of comfort reads. Nothing was shocking in this book and even some of the surprises in the book were not particularly surprising. That being said, sometimes you are just looking for a warm hug of a book, surprising or not, and the book definitely fits that bill.
This book introduces a brand new cast of characters for a planned series. I think this is one place where the book fell a little flat for me. I really felt for Bree and I really enjoyed the romance in the book. But aside from the main couple, we have a lot of characters who are simply introduced but not really fleshed out so I would love to see if that changes in the next installation of the Little Bridge series.
This was a solid start to a new series!