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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

TLC BOOK TOURS presents... NO JUDGMENTS by Meg Cabot - REVIEW!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining TLC Book Tours for a stop along their current promotion featuring the latest release from author Meg Cabot.  I admit, I've tried her work once before, and while I wanted to adore it, it didn't quite work its magic.  This time...TOTALLY different story, much to my delight!  Ladies and gents, Fresh Waters and islanders alike, join me as we explore between the pages of today's book of choice...

Little Bridge Island, Book 1
Meg Cabot
William Morrow Paperbacks

About the book...
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.

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I gotta say, the irony in me reading this book right now is ridiculously high any way you measure it.  Not only are we about to "greet" the "anniversary" of Hurricane Michael in my area (1 year much has changed and yet SO much more to go), but I also was finally able to return to my home just yesterday "thanks" to that same storm.  So yeah, I find it pretty ironic that I have a book on the roster dealing with a CAT 5 HURRICANE about to hit FLORIDA and decimate everything and everyone in its path.  Glutton for punishment?  No...and I've actually read a storm book or two (actually two would be precisely the number) since the big event with varying reactions on my part.  STORM BLOWN was incredibly insightful, moving, and realistic...while THE SUMMER GUESTS left me satisfied, yet jilted in some ways.  This one hit it pretty much out of the park.

It did its job sharing the story of the storm and the general hysteria, or lack thereof in some cases, preceding it.  Reading about the apocalyptic state of the grocery store, the empty streets, the boarded up houses, I was totally flashing back to last year.  It was beyond truthful in the initial aftermath of what can happen, how the face of a place can be changed, and the trauma caused both to those that stayed as well as those that left.  The heartbreak of deciding to leave someone, some place, or something behind..if you haven't had to do it, I pray you never know what you're missing.  The knowledge that THIS could be your last stand, and the choice (or again, lack thereof) of where you make true.

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My heart broke at the pets left behind...honestly, I couldn't do it, but I tried as hard as Bree did to understand, and couldn't have been prouder of her for providing assistance.  The stance shared by Angela about those that choose to stay and why...girl, you had it SO RIGHT, I could have hugged you through the page (we're not all crazy; the reasons vary from person to person, but the choice is no less hard to make).  The characters made their impression long after they left the page, and much like in real life, their comradery and desire to help one another was so true.  I honestly didn't know any of my neighbors before the storm, such is today's world, but I definitely know a few now and am ever grateful for them.  Then there was the unexpected romance with Drew, and oh my ever loving heavens was it something else!  No really, suspected player or not, dude had my heart.  Why?  Oh, let's see...he's easy on the eyes, a pulse racer for the heart, enormously kind to animals, adores/puts up with (sometimes that can be the same thing!) his family because he truly loves them, and although a stubborn male through and through, has the kind of heart worth knowing.  Oh and yes, he stands by, for, and with the ones he loves (take note of the scene with the ex and the pit much love for that scene...LOL!).

So, if you're a Contemporary Fiction or Romance fan, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.  Trust me, you won't regret it.

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About the author...

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, FL, with her husband.

Find out more about Meg at her website, follow her blog, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Special thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours and the team at William Morrow Paperbacks for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its book birthday the end of last month, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

trish said...

My heart is bursting right now since you loved it so much.

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