Somewhat disjointed love story set in the middle of a strong hurricane

No Judgments: A Novel

By: Meg Cabot

Rating: 3 of 5

I was first introduced to Meg Cabot with her Heather Wells mystery series. I then read a few of her stand-alone books and really enjoyed them. When I saw that she had published a new book, I definitely wanted to read it. I didn’t realize that it was the second in a series at that time.

While I really enjoyed much of the book, I was a bit surprised by the single somewhat graphic sex scene. I also heard a little too often about the fireworks going off in the shorts of our main character, Bree Beckham. I had forgotten that Ms. Cabot had once written erotic novels under the name Patricia Cabot so, in retrospect, I should not have been as surprised as I was.

However, apart from the repetition, it didn’t bother me too much. What did was the disjoined plot points. Many story lines were referred to throughout the story but were only brought in during the last few pages. It changed the whole direction of the book and made it seem very rushed at the end.

Also, I do wish the author had had the character seek professional counseling guidance rather than run away and then put herself in danger several times over. Of course, that would have made for a completely different book!

The dialog was funny and spot on for a Meg Cabot book. I’m going to go back and read the first in the series as perhaps that will give me the backstory that will make more of this book make sense.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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