'Meg Cabot is chick-lit royalty' Newsweek
One of Bustle's Best Books of 2020
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 . . .
Love has a way of sneaking up when least expected . . .
Molly Montgomery couldn't be more thrilled about starting her new job at Little Bridge Island's library. Happy to have left her problematic ex behind on the mainland, her new life feels like heaven . . . at least until she finds a newborn baby abandoned in the library. When Sheriff John Hartwell arrives on the scene, Molly can't help but be riled by his attitude - tall and handsome he may be, but his arrogance is almost as distracting as his blue eyes.
Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single life, especially with a grumpy teenage daughter in tow. But as he works with Molly to track down the baby's mother, something in the librarian's beautiful smile gives John hope that his old life on Little Bridge might suddenly hold new promise - if only they can get over their differences . . .
Clever, hilarious, and fun, No Offense will tug at readers' heartstrings and make them fall in love with Little Bridge Island and its unique characters once again.
Why do readers LOVE Meg Cabot?
'Funny and enchanting . . . Meg Cabot is a total delight' Popsugar
'No Offense is a heart-warming must-read this summer' Bustle
'Cabot returns to the Little Bridge Island series with another engaging read (after No Judgments). Rom-com fans looking to extend the beach-reading season should find this their next go-to read' Library Journal
'[Meg Cabot] is the master of her genre . . . her trademark humour makes for compulsive reading' Publishers Weekly
'Cabot has a knack for hilarious dialogue and zany characters, but she also creates a story that's full of heart' Kirkus Reviews
'Meg Cabot is a fabulous author' USA Today
'Cabot has a long, successful track record of writing entertaining stories that allow readers to escape from the realities of life by bringing levity, wit and a host of surprises and happy endings to the page. No Judgments is further testament to her appealing, winning style' Romantic Between the Lines
Though Cabot's prose is characteristically lively in her second Little Bridge Island novel (after No Judgements), the cookie-cutter characters and anticlimactic mystery make this a rare stumble. Molly Montgomery is all too aware that she's been "turning into a clich of a spinster librarian" ever since her move to the idyllic town of Little Bridge. But her mundane life takes a sharp turn when she discovers an infant abandoned in a library bathroom stall. Sheriff John Hartwell is called to the scene and is instantly smitten with Molly. When the library is vandalized, the distinct graffiti style leads John to believe the case may be connected to Dylan Dakota, an elusive criminal who is notorious for breaking and entering. Though Molly is determined give her input on the mystery, she and John can't see eye to eye on any aspect of the investigation but their debates on the case only fuel the fire growing between them. Cabot's characters are winsome but predictable, and the hasty plot leaves little room for either satisfying mystery or romantic depth. Still, the charming small-town setting and cheerful tone will please Cabot's die-hard fans.