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 emotionally abusive ex—so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake.
But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it’s up to her to save as many of Little Bridge’s cats and dogs as she can . . . but to do so, she’s going to need help—help she has no choice but to accept from her boss’s sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid Café’s most notorious heartbreaker.
But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridge’s power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too.
Disclaimer: I received a physical copy of the book from Harper Collins International in exchange for an honest review! Since, I didn’t have access to my copy due to lockdown, I listened to the Audiobook via Storytel App. However, the thoughts, opinions expressed in the review are entirely my own.
There is a reason why I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in Meg Cabot’s books in my teenage years (and my adulthood: YAY for re – reads!) – so I was definitely looking forward to this adult romance; a genre that Meg Cabot has now entered into!
This was also my first serious foray into audiobooks – and I was really hoping that what looks to be a light hearted book, would be far better introduction to audiobooks rather than any fantasy or mystery/thriller – yeah no pressure at all!
Bree, our protagonist (whose POV we hear/read here) – just recently moved to the Little Bridge Island – she is not just trying to outrun a traumatic incident but also some very important life changing revelations that have had quite the effect on her outlook of her own life.
She is quit enjoying the sedate pace of her life, working as a waitress and living with her rescue cat with almost no drama in her life (apart from the ones she is running from, of course!) when the island gets the news that they are in the path of a hurricane.
A hurricane she plans on riding out on the island itself; though is a newbie and trying to get the hang of exactly what supplies she needs and the precautions she needs to take during this hurricane. She is however, invited to the party at one of the island’s prominent family’s house, who also incidentally happens to be her boss as well.
The only thorn in her side is the island’s “playboy, Drew – a man whose truck seems to be parked at different houses every single night – a man who irritates her, mostly because she can’t seem to control her attraction towards this half open shirt wearing, abs showing off man, who rescues dogs and is building his own house! (Ugghhh.. How dare he?)
This was a sweet small town romance – I loved the wide variety of characters that were introduced, with their own backstories + the hurricane bringing people together – especially Drew and Mac who come together protecting and rescuing the abandoned pets around the island.
I really do wish we had Drew’s POV as well – it would have been fun to hear his thoughts and impressions of Mac along side of that of Mac – it was also fun to watch Mac, grown into the strength of herself, but also find that confidence for confronting her own fears.