About the Book:
Title: No Words
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: Little Bridge Island #3
Page Length: 384
Publication Date: Sept. 28, 2021
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Synopsis: 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?
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No Words is a witty and fun rom-com with a great cast of characters, a book festival setting, and a chemistry-laden enemies-to-lovers romance. The story takes place at the first annual book festival on Little Bridge Island, a small island in the Florida Keys, which is the setting of the first two books in the series as well. I love the summer vibes and could easily imagine this vibrant island bursting with excitement over their first-ever book festival.
Jo Wright is a bestselling children’s author who is invited to speak at the festival. Though she is not eager to attend a book event in the town where her literary nemesis lives, Jo can’t resist the generous stipend offered. Though Jo is assured that Will Price won’t be there, she quickly learns that not only is Will attending, he is very involved in his town’s first annual book festival. I love Jo! She is a well-layered character, and I like how she grows throughout the story. Kind, sensitive, opinionated, and funny, she has a fantastic and relatable personality, and her constant cat jokes and references are purr-fect!
As Jo gets to know Will, he shows her how sorry he is for poor actions in the past. Will is another great character and a bit misunderstood. I like that the other authors, and eventually Jo, give Will a chance to redeem himself. These secondary characters are charming and funny and such a wonderful addition to the story. I love Jo’s author friends and how supportive they are of each other. Will’s sister and some of the younger attendees of the book festival are also great. They bring an enthusiasm to the story and show how much of an impact books can have in the lives of their readers. I can easily imagine being one of the attendees fangirling over my favorite author much like several characters in this book do, and I would have loved to be in the audience when Jo and Will were on stage together. It was explosive!
Jo and Will have the best enemies-to-lovers romance filled with awkward moments and excellent banter. Will tries so hard to prove himself to Jo and to show her he’s not the man she thinks he is. As they get to know each other, they realize that they have more in common than they thought, and I think they both learn that sometimes it’s better not to jump to conclusions and make assumptions.
Whether they are arguing or flirting, Jo and Will have so much chemistry, and it’s clear that there are very strong feelings between them. Will is so awkward with Jo, which I thought was adorable. He is a bestselling author, gifted in storytelling, yet, he stumbles to find the right things to say when he is with Jo. It makes for some interesting and humorous conversations.
I really enjoyed this read. It is cute and charming, and the characters are wonderful. If you’re looking for a light and fun rom-com, No Words is the book for you. Also, though this is the third book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Thanks so much to Meg Cabot, NetGalley, and William Morrow Paperbacks for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The romance!
- The secondary characters.
- The setting.
This is a great contemporary story for people who like light and fun reads with an enemies-to-lovers romance and quirky secondary characters.