Review of No Words @megcabot

No Words
Little Bridge Island Book 3

Meg Cabot

September 28, 2021

William Morrow Paperbacks


Don’t Judge a Book by Its Author…

Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys.

Jo Wright always swore she’d never step foot on Little Bridge Island—not as long as her nemesis, bestselling author Will Price, is living there.

Then Jo’s given an offer she can’t refuse: an all-expense paid trip to speak and sign at the island’s first ever book festival.

Even though arrogant Will is the last person Jo wants to see, she could really use the festival’s more-than-generous speaking fee. She’s suffering from a crippling case of writer’s block on the next installment of her bestselling children’s series, and her father needs financial help as well.

Then Jo hears that Will is off-island on the set of the film of his next book. Hallelujah!

But when she arrives on Little Bridge, Jo is in for a shock: Will is not only at the book festival, but seems genuinely sorry for his past actions—and more than willing not only to make amends, but prove to Jo that he’s a changed man.

Things seem to be looking up—until disaster strikes, causing Jo to wonder: Do any of us ever really know anyone?

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Ah, I’m on holiday, which means I get to read what I want to read and, so, of course, I read Meg Cabot because I knew that I would be a happy oyster who would reveal a pearl. Did that metaphor go too far? Ach, it probably didn’t work at all. Sorry. Moving on.

Jo Wright hasn’t gotten over the fact that Will Price dissed her verbally to the New York Times a couple of years ago. She’d dyed her hair black, gotten writer’s block, and is not herself. When an opportunity comes for her to participate in a writer’s festival, she makes 100% certain that Will Price will not be there. But, well, things happen and Will Price is everywhere. But he apologizes quickly, fervently, takes her aback, and she’s uncertain, but somewhat mollified. And then she finds herself looking at Will anew and differently and hungrily. Yum.

In No Words , the narrator says that books should be escapes and I 100% agreed. For me, No Words was the escape I’d been needing. After days of clouds and rain, (and a mediocre previous book) I could escape to Little Bridge with Jo and Will and Bernadette et al and laugh and smile as this crew of wonderfully fun writers and their better halves participated in a book festival.

There were shenanigans and debauchery, but this book made me happy and made me smile through summer clouds. And, seriously, isn’t that exactly what a book should do? Shouldn’t it transport us from the place we are to where teenage cats rule and maybe there’s a wolfie Raul?

Jo is a wonderful character, one of my favorites from this series and Will isn’t far behind. What a great, memorable couple. They were both dealing with difficult childhoods but survived and surmounted. And they had serious swoon.

A quick lovely read, that I might even read again.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



5 out of 5 butterflies

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