Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: A Ballad of Confetti, Cake and Catastrophes by Helen Juliet

A Ballad of Confetti, Cake and Catastrophes
by Helen Juliet
Release Date: May 24, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance

Nicholas Herald had one job to do for his big sister’s wedding. ONE. So of course, he forgets all about promising to book the harpist he knows for the elegant reception. With only a week to go, and his options running out fast, he resorts to asking a busker he finds performing on the city streets to step in and help save the day.

As it turns out though, this guy Fynn is pretty amazing with his guitar, and he has the most beautiful eyes – not that Nicholas is looking. But it becomes quickly apparent that finding a musician is the least of Nicholas’s problems. Between last minute cancellations, wayward family members, and a cat with a serious vendetta against happiness, he knows he’ll be lucky if they all make it to the big day intact.

He just doesn’t have time to fall in love, let alone with a boy However, like almost everything else in the week to come, he may not exactly have a choice…

A stand alone, New Adult romance with a happy ending.

This is a light hearted coming of age story that is fill with humor, likable character, and of course, a wedding to plan. Nicolas is busy with his sister's wedding and finding a music band sounds easier said than done. When a desperate Nicolas saw an attractive busker by the street, getting the guy to perform for the wedding seems like a perfect solution.

Flynn is the said busker with the soulful eyes, an aspire musician awaiting his moment for a break while busking and waiting table. I enjoyed Nicolas and Flynn's initially friendship and subsequent sexual attraction to each other. Nicolas is just realizing he might be gay and it always endear me to read about someone first time, especially acknowledging ones sexual orientation.

The wedding, which is the theme of the story is as the title described ' a catastrophe'. There are just so many things to go wrong and everyone are tense. Maybe some reader might cringe at all the mishap because you are thinking what if it happened to you? Or you might find it funny as long as is fiction.   

Helen Juliet is an M/M author currently living and working in London. She’s been writing stories since she was young, and got her start publishing fanfiction of sites like Wattpad. Fifteen years and over a million words later, she discovered the world of M/M fiction and found it was just as good as the fanfiction she was reading. She fell head over heels in love with the genre and became determined to try her hand at a book herself. On December 31st, 2016, she rang in the new year by publishing her first original novel, and hasn’t looked back since.

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