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

Hey Everyone!

I honestly didn't think I would be approved, but holy moly NetGalley approved me!!! I got approved for Meg Cabot's latest adult novel No Judgements!!  She hasn't released a new series in years, especially an adult one, so I have been really looking forward to this one!!!  

From Goodreads:

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 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 Cafe'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 Thoughts:

No Judgements is the first in a new series by Meg Cabot.  A new adult series, which besides continuing the Boy series in 2016 with The Boy is Back, I don't even remember the last time Meg Cabot released a new adult novel!  Maybe the 11th book in the Princess Diaries Series??? Anyway, I am so excited and thrilled!!

Meg Cabot introduced us to this new series back in May when she released Bridal Boot Camp, a 50-page novella introducing us to Little Bridge Island (which is going to be the setting of her new series, I'm assuming).  Bridal Boot Camp was cute, but felt a bit a rushed to me (I'm really hoping Meg expands somehow on those characters in the future novels, because Rob wasn't even mentioned in No Judgements).  So I was a little worried to read this new one, No Judgements.

I'm glad I read it though!  Meg Cabot is an author that I have trouble reading anytime.  Her books have been such a huge part of my life for so long now (going on 15 years?...) that I know anything she writes I will enjoy!

No Judgements was no exception!  It was cute, had a nice paced story, and kept me wanting more.  Meg recently mentioned in an article for EW (link Here) that she wanted to write more in the #MeToo Movement, and have a main female character be more independent and not so reliant on a male counterpart.  I can tell that Meg really tried that with both Bridal Bootcamp and No Judgements, while still sticking with her guns!  Her characters still had Meg's signature flair!

I loved that this book was based on Meg's experience during Hurricane Irma.  To hear about the devastation that Hurricane Irma caused back in 2017 was heartbreaking!  Meg Cabot took that experience and wrote about it a way that showed the devastation and heartbreak, while at the same time still having people who are able to find the good things about life, even during a very difficult time.  That is something that my family and I can relate to a lot, and I know it is a huge motto of my mom's, which is something that I have really looked up to her for.

Overall Rating:

No Judgements was really cute and I cannot wait to read more about the people of Little Bridge Island!  I think there are a lot of possibilities in character development to the other residents mentioned!  Meg has written a great start to the series!  I definitely recommend you checking out No Judgements when it hits shelves and e-stores on Tuesday September 24th!  

The Romance Bookie :)


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