Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries, returns to Little Bridge Island with a new story about an author with a case of writer's block and an arrogant novelist who have to set aside their differences as they get through a weekend long book festival that just might change everything - including their feelings for each other.
Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas and sizzling romance . . .
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-expenses paid trip to speak and sign at the island's first ever book festival. And when she finds out Will won't even be on the island, there's no reason to refuse.
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?
Why do readers LOVE Meg Cabot?
'With a sunny island backdrop populated with loveable characters, this is the perfect sexy spring/summer read to lose yourself in' Bolu Babalola, bestselling author of Love in Colour
'Funny and enchanting . . . Meg Cabot is a total delight' Popsugar
'Meg Cabot is a fabulous author' USA Today
'[Meg Cabot] is the master of her genre' Publishers Weekly
'Her trademark humour makes for compulsive reading' Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Cabot's third Little Bridge Island rom-com (after No Offense) tackles weightier issues than it can support but is nevertheless buoyed by its effervescent elements. Bestselling author Jo Wright thought she and fellow bestseller Will Price hit it off two years ago, so she was outraged when he belittled her books in an interview shortly thereafter. When she's invited to the Little Bridge Island Book Festival in the Florida Keys, she only agrees because she's assured Will won't be there. Of course, he turns out to be an integral part of the festival, which means Jo finally has to confront him. Some elements of the plot don't quite cohere, as the romantic arc is slow to start and then unfolds in just 24 hours. Occasional shifts into a surprisingly dark tone also detract from the charm, as when, early on, Jo momentarily suspects that Will might be grooming teenage girls. Still, witty prose, an entertaining cast of diverse characters, and a romance that's enchanting once it actually develops mean this mostly playful escape is sure to please the author's fans.