No Judgments

Oh, how I love Meg Cabot’s books. From her hilarious protagonists to her enviable love interests, her books have always had a special place in my heart. No Judgments is certainly no exception.

It follows Bree, a law school dropout turned waitress living in the small Florida town of Little Bridge Island. A massive hurricane is headed for Little Bridge Island but Bree isn’t worried. She’s prepared to hunker down with her sick rescue cat Gary. When the storm destroys the bridge to the mainland, Bree takes it upon herself to take care of the pets left behind by people evacuating…begrudgingly accepting help from her boss’ handsome nephew Drew in the process.

Admittedly I started this one while hunkering down for Hurricane Dorian, which made it all too real. While it is about the hurricane, it’s also really about the relationship between Bree and Drew, and the love people have for their pets.

I’ll be honest, I really didn’t like Drew’s character until part of the way into the book where he steps in to rescue a dog from a bad situation. After that, he had pretty much won me over.

Bree, I liked from the beginning. The book is told in the first person from her perspective and her commentary was hilarious and relatable. While at times I was frustrated with her decisions (like choosing not to evacuate when a category 5 hurricane was headed for her island home), it was easy to see where she was coming from and respect her for it.

This is definitely one to check out if you like contemporary romance, rescue animals, or Meg Cabot books.

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