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No Judgments

(Little Bridge Island #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  226 reviews
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 emot
ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Feb 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-release
I will ALWAYS read Meg Cabot. She is Queen. Cannot wait for this!
Raise the flag!! I won a giveaway!!

Confession: I have never read a Meg Cabot. Now's a good time to start.

Loving this cover -- looking forward to having it on my shelves!
I completely fell in love with Little Bridge, so much so that I spent a good chunk of this book imagining what it would be like to live there.
The only issue I really had with this book was that the characters all kind of felt hollow?
With all the effort put into creating and developing the island, community and story surrounding it all, the characters seemed like an afterthought.
Gary was by far the best developed character...Gary is the MC's cat.
Much thanks to Meg Cabot for my signed copy (and a
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-arcs
Unfortunately, I will have to pass judgement onto Meg Cabot's newest work.

No Judgements is the story of Bree and Drew, two twenty-somethings that have elected to remain, among other residents, on a tiny island in the Florida Keys as a Category 5 hurricane bears down on them.
Bree moved to the island after the emotional shocks of death of her father and a sexual assault from her then boyfriend's best friend. She is incredibly unprepared to deal with any sort of inclement weather, and is lucky to h
Autumn Byrd
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Arc was given by William Morrow via HarperCollinsPublishers in exchange for an honest review

This review is being published before the release date (September 24, 2019)

Content/Trigger Warnings: Toxic relationships, sexual assault, manipulation, alcoholism, animal abuse, death/loss of a loved one, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, substance/drug abuse, talk of fertility issues

A hurricane is the last thing on Bree Beckham’s mind. She’s already escaped one storm, what’s one more to add to the list?! However,
Yna Nicole ❤
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
“I hurried into the kitchen, trying not to freak out over the fact that Drew Hartwell-Drew Hartwell-was in my apartment, shirtless, being nice to my cat.”
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📚 Series:  Yes, but this is the first book. There's a novella called Bridal Boot Camp, which is the introduction to Little Bridge Island.
📚 Genre: Contemporary Romance
📚 POV:  First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings:  Dealing with Trauma (with actual traumatic experience scenes), U

Title: No Judgements
Series: Standalone
Author: Meg Cabot
Release date: September 24, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: contemporary romance

I can't believe this book ended up being such a disappointment. I genuinely expected it to be a guaranteed hit based on the synopsis. Here's a little bit of quick background information about me: I'm a Florida resident who has been here the majority of my life. I've lived through tons of hurricane scares, and recently went through the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma whi
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
A cute story, but if you've ever been familiar with any of Meg Cabot's work (including Princess Diaries), it seems like an AU fanfic. Characters recycled into an alternate universe. I did enjoy the setting of an island preparing for and then dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane, but I would have preferred a little more depth. Everything, including the romance, seemed to be completely lacking nuance, and one dimensional. Which is odd, considering the things Bree was dealing with on a perso ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
I love Meg Cabot and have been enjoying her books for years. I was extremely excited to read her newest book, No Judgments. It's sort of a combination between Chick Lit and romantic comedy.

The narrator is 25 year old Bree. The story is charming and enjoyable. The backdrop of this story is a hurricane headed to Little Bridge Island (where she now lives).

Little Bridge Island is 150 miles south of Miami. It has a population of 4700. Bree has recently moved there to get away from her life (domineeri
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 2.5 stars

No Judgements is a contemporary romance that takes place during a hurricane and I was hoping to really enjoy it. Unfortunately, I found it to have lackluster characters, a too-agressive hero, and some real pacing issues. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't particularly good either.

Bree had an interesting backstory, but we didn't get much development of her character and I mostly just didn't care about what happened to her. Her love interest was too much of an alpha-male fo
Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
Full disclosure, Meg Cabot is my favorite author, so maybe take this review will a grain of salt, but I really adored the first book in her newest series Little Bridge Island. I grew up reading her teen books, so it's almost like I've grown up with Meg and now that I'm older I am really growing to love her adult fiction. This books feels more on par with The Boys Series or Queen of Babble, so it definitely has that romcom fee
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
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 😂.

A fluff of a read but sometimes that’s just what I need and today was perfect for it.
1.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Real world issues meet fluffy romantic comedy in No Judgments . I wanted to like Meg Cabot’s first full-length Little Bridge Island book. And perhaps you can make a rom com set against the backdrop of a potentially devastating hurricane work, but it doesn’t in this story. In another setting, the quirky inhabitants of Little Bridge Island would be fun to read about and I did like most of them. Plus, any animal lover would be won over by the cuteness of the p
A Reader in Time
I thought that this book was pretty fun but not as romance heavy as I was hoping for. There were some minor problems that I had with the overall book itself such as the author typing "..." on almost every single page which got really old. Another aspect that annoyed me throughout this book was at the beginning of each chapter, there was information on how to survive during a hurricane and what to get from the store and all of that. I found it very distracting from the story and honestly, it didn ...more
Jacqueline (We Be Book'N)
This book was not great but also not terrible. Its about this girl who stubbornly decides to stay on the coast during a category 5 hurricane instead of evacuating like most others. She starts saving animals on the island and falls in love with a certain someone. This was a cozy romance, nothing to hard to think about and an easy read. I think many romance lovers would love reading this book, it just wasn't the best romance for me and didn't bring anything new to the table.
I enjoyed Meg Cabot's series from the early 2000s like her Boy books and Heather Wells, so I was excited to when I heard about this new title. No Judgments is about Bree Beckham, who has moved to Little Bridge Island, Florida, to start a new life for herself. Just when she thought she was getting settled, a hurricane threatens her island paradise.

If I were Bree, I would have taken someone up on the countless offers of rescue Bree was given before the hurricane struck. Of course if she had done
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bree was a strong willed character who was determined to ride out the storm and ignore the evacuation order. She did not want to accept help from others and wanted to prove that she can get through the storm on her own. When things go awry Bree reluctantly accepts help from Drew, who is an island local. After the storm passes Bree is dedicated to helping all the animals that were left behind. I loved seeing Bree and Drew work together to help all the animals. I loved how much Drew was an animal ...more
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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Stephanie Gillespie
May 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-books, arc
No Judgments is about a girl named Bree who moves to an island near Florida from New York City to recuperate after a bad breakup and some surprising reveals about her family. Her mother is a celebrity judge and Bree enjoys her anonymity at her new home. However, there is a category 5 hurricane heading her way and she refuses all offers to evacuate, deciding to stick it out on the island. She ultimately, with the help of Drew, ends up checking up on the pets of people who had to evacuate, saying ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this story really really cute! It made me giggle and shriek at times 🙊🙉 I loved Bree as a character! I thought she was funny and a bit hot headed. I also loved the romance!

This book does have it's flaws though. It is a bit info dumpy at the begining and the characters are not well developed. I didn't mind this though because I got engulfed in the cute 😆😆

One thing I did mind was the over the top plot. At points I found myself shaking my head because it was so unbelievable. 🙄 This really
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
Jul 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
Arc provided via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
[HCC Frenzy sent me an ARC of ‘No Judgements’ by Meg Cabot in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!]
I was in the mood for fluffy romance and this was just the story I wanted. This was also just totally up my alley: a girl from the city running from her ground to a small town, where she meets a seemingly grumpy, but good hearted man. Cmon!
Bree and Drew are on a mission to take care of pets who were left behind during hurricane— It’s seriously a cute read. There were a couple moments near the
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to be honest, and admit that I felt very middle of the road about this novel. I didnt feel strongly about any of the characters. I didnt care what was happening in the story. I wasnt surprised by anything in this novel.
All in all, it didnt do anything really wrong. This particular one was just not the right fit for me.
Well I'm here in South Florida hanging out in the "calm before the storm" as I wait to see what Hurricane Dorian will do. Seemed like a perfect time to read this new book from Meg Cabot. I've been looking forward to it ever since I was lucky enough to snag an ARC at BookCon.

No Judgments did end up being the perfect hurricane watch read. Not only because I felt I could completely relate to everything going on weather-wise, but because it was a quick and cute story. Meg did a good job of writing
May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Bree Beckham is hiding. She left New York in a haze of grief and fear after her beloved father died AND her boyfriend's best friend assaulted her. She couldn't think of a better, safer place to lick her wounds than Little Bridge, the tiny island in the Florida Keys where her family used to spend summer vacations. But the truth is that she's hiding. She's dyed her hair pink and got a great job waitressing, but she's dodging her mom's calls and the man she's gotten to know best lately is her tooth ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
First, before I go any further with this review, if you are ordered to evacuate, for goodness sake, EVACUATE. Doing anything else is putting not just your life at risk, but those of the emergency responders as well. It’s just not ok.

Alrighty then, I’m going to hop off my soapbox now!

After the death of her father, an assault, and a bad breakup, Bree has decided to flee New York in search of warmer, more gentle climes…and people. As a current resident of Little Bridge Island (a small key in FL), s
Robin Blankenship
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What is it about Meg Cabot that makes me love her books so much? I have never picked up one of her books and not loved it. I literally could not put this one down. I stayed up all night reading this book. I loved the main characters. I loved the island. I am so glad that there will be more from the island. This book really hit home for me, I Love that Bree was open and honest with Drew and did not try to hide anything. I love that she was finally able, to be honest with herself and even with wha ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
All right, Meg Cabot - I love you and all so don’t take this too harshly, but this story really felt so...nothing? As in, I’m not sure what the point of this story was. A lot of the characters were annoying, and I felt like the main female was ~a strong female character~ for no other point than being able to say she’s a strong female character. So, not actually authentically strong Also, her mom drove me up the wall.

I mean, the premise is cute and there’s nothing overtly BAD but it was very sim
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun

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