I hope you’re all doing well. I decided to take the weekend off from reading as I had a pretty heavy reading week last week. I thought it was only fair that I get my head out of a book and actually communicate with some real life humans. The weekend is enough though, I was straight back into it yesterday.
Thank you to @megcabot and @PiatkusBooks for this advanced copy of No Words in return for an honest review. No Words is due to be published on 12th October 2021 and you can get a copy here.
Jo Wright is a successful author but her career has taken a bit of a downturn. After a rivalry with another author, her creative juices aren’t flowing and her finances could do with an injection. She’s invited to a book festival on Little Bridge Island with a handsome fee to go with it. Except Little Bridge is the very place she doesn’t want to go. Will Price her rival author lives just off the island and she doesn’t want to risk bumping into him.
When Jo’s agent confirms that Will won’t be there, Jo agrees to attend the book festival. However the contentment of knowing she will be spending time in paradise doesn’t last long. She bumps into Will at the airport and learns that he will indeed be in attendance for the whole event. Jo plans to spend her time in Little Bridge making Will pay, but not all plans work out the way we want them to.
General Thoughts 🤔
It was lovely to go back to Little Bridge (not that I left it too long ago). I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to visit this fictional island, it sounds wonderful. Not only is it paradise but there is always some kind of entertaining drama unfolding.
This third book in the series was again about a new set of characters but the old characters still have small cameos, giving the series a nice thread of continuity.
I enjoyed the romance that developed in this book. It’s a story that all of us are familiar with; two people who initially think that they cannot stand each other who end up falling in love. It’s a classic but always works and I had such a lovely warm feeling when the penny dropped for Jo and she started to let her guard down around Will.
I really liked Jo’s character and thought that she was relatable and fun. She was blinded by her “dislike” for Will to a point where she wouldn’t allow herself to see the positives in him, even when they were right in front of her face. I’m sure a lot of women have been there before in their lifetime. I also really enjoyed her friendship with Bernadette and thought they made a funny pair.
Kind of a background character; but I loved Saul. I thought he was adorable. He was a very well established author with a lot of books and years of experience but he was sweet to all of the authors at the festival and didn’t carry an ounce of arrogance. He and his wife really tickled me and I thought they were a great addition to the group visiting Little Bridge.
Writing Style ✍️
Like the previous books in this series, No Words isn’t written in a way to be have readers on the edge of their seat or trying to guess what’s coming next. It’s unashamedly easy going and fun entertainment and I think that it definitely served it’s purpose.
Conclusion & Scoring 🎖️
If you’re looking for something to read to escape from life or just to keep you entertained for a short time, then I definitely recommend this book along with the previous two. They can easily be read standalone but it’s nice to get a feel for Little Bridge from the start. I’m really glad I got into this series and this third book hasn’t made me want to stop reading. I sincerely hope that I get to make a fourth trip to Little Bridge in the near future.