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Review ❤️ No Judgments by Meg Cabot

October 3, 2019
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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.


Release Date: Sep 24, 2019
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: William Morrow
Price: $10.99


 

Sabrina escapes an abusive relationship and settles on Little Bridge Island. She is content with her life as a waitress in the small café. She is searching to find herself. Like everyone on the island, she plans to remain there as a Category 5 Hurricane is coming towards her region. Her mother and her ex-boyfriend try to convince her to evacuate but the pressure of them has Bree (as she now dubs herself) more determined to weather the storm.

This pains me to write this review because I so desperately wanted to enjoy this book. It’s not horrible it just lackluster. I found myself fighting hard not to skim and then eventually fighting just as hard not to DNF. The characters, the plot, the romance all played equal parts in my feelings toward this book.

Sabrina and Drew are decent enough characters but nothing about them together made a big splash. Drew is kind of pushy and that turned me off from him. I liked “Bree” more but she did make a few dumb decisions along the way. I didn’t always get her logic just like I couldn’t follow why she didn’t evacuate. I guess we needed that flawed thinking to have the story.

The sexual chemistry between them is not there. I just wanted to move along. It didn’t excite me and I need a bit of excitement in my romance especially the bedroom scenes.  

The plot has its holes but that is not the main problem. I think the pacing is slow. The build up to the Hurricane and then what actually happened threw me off. It went by so fast that it left me underwhelmed. The rest of the book is spent with Drew and Bree working towards rescuing the animals and all of the minuscule details that involved. Her ex shows up and of course you can guess what happens there. The ending moves rapidly with no further plot development.

Overall, the premise excited me more than the story. Maybe fans of the author would enjoy this more than me but I have no desire to go back and read further books in this series.

~ Samantha

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