Title- No Offense
Author- Meg Cabot
POV- two alternating POV, third person, past tense
Trope- a mild version of enemies to lovers
My emotions- entertained, smirking from the cleverness
This is actually the second book in the Little Bridge Island series, but I didn’t know that until after the fact, so it could also stand-alone. The main storyline seemed more about the mystery/crime regarding Aphrodite & figuring out her parents, but the romance story was still super sweet. I recommend this for a cozy, fast read for those who like couples who challenge each other & both like to be “right
Sheriff John Hartwell is super endearing with his teen daughter & overall attitude. Molly Montgomery is an adorable librarian who I simply wanna eat up. These characters are perfect
and gripping from page one.
A broken engagement only gaveMolly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys. Now, as Little Bridge Island Public Library’s head of children’s services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk. But fate—in the form of a newborn left in the restroom—has other ideas. So does the sheriff who comes to investigate the “abandonment”. When John Hartwell folds all six-feet-three of himself into a tiny chair and insists that whoever left the baby is a criminal, Molly begs to differ and asks what he’s doing about the Island’s real crime wave (if thefts of items from homes that have been left unlocked could be called that). Not the best of starts, but the man’s arrogance is almost as distracting as his blue eyes. Almost…
John would be pretty irritated if one of his deputies had a desk as disorderly as Molly’s. Good thing she doesn’t work for him, considering how attracted he is to her. Molly’s lilting librarian voice makes even the saltiest remarks go down sweeter, which is bad as long as she’s a witness but might be good once the case is solved—provided he hasn’t gotten on her last nerve by then. Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single life as well as single parenthood. But something in Molly’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.
It was all tied up in a nice pretty bow in the last chapter.
What I’d change-
I wish the sex scene didn’t feel as forced/short.
Pacing- Fast/easy. Read this in 24 hours