I am delighted to be sharing my mini-review of No Words by Meg Cabot. I can’t wait to share it with you all.
About the book
No Words by Meg Cabot
Series: Little Bridge Island #3
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
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 instalment 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?
On first reading the back blurb I was hooked, I do love a contemporary chick-lit and this sounded right up my street, but it did disappoint as I neither found it to be hugely romantic or immensely funny as I thought it would be.
The romance was a real slow burner, it’s fun when the couple gets it right and all falls into place but I found the run-up to happily ever after a bit of a slog, which is a shame because I did really like it the characters and I was rooting for them.
I can’t put my finger on it, but something felt a little off with this for me, whilst reading I felt as though I had read it or something similar before as it did feel very samey to something else – maybe that’s just me! I’ve not read any of the authors work before, despite not loving No Words as much as I thought I would, I will read more from this author in the future as you can’t really say no never again after the first book can you.
I did get pretty annoyed by the amount of sarcasm that tends to thread through the book, I know it was supposed to be portrayed as classic wit but I saw it more as the book being a bit sarcastic which is something I can take in the proper setting but not when it’s pushed into your face as much as it was here. At times the author got the humour bang on, and in those brief moments I did laugh along, I think I just didn’t get the humour the author was trying so hard to put across to the reader.
Despite my overall reservations regarding No Words, I did enjoy it, for a quick summer read which doesn’t take itself too seriously and does have lots of laughs, this is a good book to while away a few hours. I can’t say it’s one of those where you pick it up and never want to put it down again, this is a book where you can dip in and out at leisure and not miss anything.
Overall, No Words didn’t have the wow factor but it is a sweet and comfortable read, it’s a book that tries so hard to be something it isn’t, but on the other hand, if you don’t take it seriously it’s a fun way to spend a few hours.