From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot comes the first story in her Little Bridge Island series—which also includes an excerpt from her forthcoming new full-length novel No Judgments!
Looking for a tropical escape?
Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest—and most beautiful—islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, stunning sunsets, and some of the quirkiest—but also kindest and most resourceful—people you'll ever meet.
Physical trainer Roberta "Rob" James moved to Little Bridge hoping she'd found paradise, but things haven't turned out quite as she'd hoped. The closest Rob has come to her "happily ever after" is happy hour at the Mermaid Café with her buddy Bree, the bartender slash waitress who's got romance problems of her own.
But Rob's situation suddenly changes when sheriff's deputy Ryan Martinez accidentally enrolls in her bridal boot camp class. Turning mush into metal in time for the big day is Rob's passion (because even the happiest bride could use a little toning).
But what happens when a guy who's all mush meets a girl who's all metal?
They discover they have a lot to learn . . . about each other, themselves, and the island paradise they've come to call home.
This short story was so fantastic to read! I enjoyed reading about these characters, though I do wish that we'd gotten more time to get to know them, to spend with them. Like, I'm not really sure how Ryan's previous relationship ended.
As I'm currently trying to lose weight, it was kinda funny to see Ryan, a body builder, struggle with the bridal boot camp, that he didn't really have a lot of core strength. And how he didn't know how much Rob weighted, by about 40 pounds, and all of it muscle!
There's a bit where Rob is jealous of Ryan's partner. I kinda guessed that twist, but it was hilarious when his partner stuck her nose up in Rob's business, because she's a dog. Which just makes the situation that caused Ryan to be forced to sign up for Rob's classes even more hilarious!
I kinda wish that we could've seen a little bit after they got together, like with her friends, and hopefully him still taking her classes. Though it would've been after the hurricane in No Judgments, since that was right around the corner. I still would've loved to have more!
This story was so cute and so great! I enjoyed it so much!
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: Little Bridge Island #0.5
Read: May 29th, 2019
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: May 28th 2019