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NO JUDGMENTS – Meg Cabot (Released yesterday!)
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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.
Chandra’s Thoughts: 3/5 stars
A cute, quick read. Nothing spectacular compared to other romcom/chiclit books I’ve read but entertaining nonetheless. Absolutely adored the love for animals in all of it, Gary the toothless cat and all the dogs named Bob 😂.
The novel does touch on the important topic of sexual assault. AND why people struggle to even say anything due to the reactions we see in this novel. It’s infuriating and an important topic. While Bree’s reaction upon confrontation in one scene was a bit out there, I was also all GO GIRL! Sometimes we all just need to get away to a place where we know no one and just start again. Just remember, your problems always follow you wherever you go.
A fluff of a read but sometimes that’s just what I need and today was perfect for it.
My Thoughts: 3/5 stars
This was my introduction to Meg Cabot, and I have heard nothing but incredible things, so I was excited to finally pick up one of her books. While I liked the premise there were some elements that didn’t entirely work for me. Don’t get me wrong, this was a quick read and I finished it in a couple sittings, but some things fell a little flat.
NO JUDGMENTS is about two unlikely people coming together because of their love for animals. Both wanting to rescue dogs and cats from the hurricane that has hit their area, Bree and Drew start to fall for each other. The chemistry wasn’t entirely there for me, but I know there are others that absolutely loved this book. So I’m guessing it’s more a me thing – which can boil down to simply the mood while I was reading or little things for me as a reader.
This book does deal with sexual assault and Bree facing this head-on in the novel. She initially flees to make a new life for herself and start over, but of course, your past always comes back to haunt you. Sometimes, you just need to grab the bull by the horns and face it. Despite this one not hitting the mark completely for me, there was still a lot I enjoyed. I will definitely pick up more from Cabot next time I come across a title at the bookstore.
Photo by: Lisa DeTullio Russell
About the Author:
Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her award-winning adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of bestselling young adult fiction, including The Princess Diaries and the Mediator series. More than twenty-five million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
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