Monday, June 5, 2017

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


Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Length: 100,000 words approx

Blurb

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.



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June 3 - BookLove, Padme's Library, My Fiction Nook
June 5 - Reading Is Our Satisfaction, Urban Smoothie Read, Diverse Reader, Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
June 7 - Keysmash, Out Of My Head
June 9 - Dog-Eared Daydreams, BFD Book Blog, Southern Babes Book Blog, Bayou Book Junkie, Jim's Reading Room, Alpha's Do It Better Blog, Wicked Faerie's Tales & Reviews, Louise Lyons

Review
Nicholas had one job to do for his sister's wedding, hire the harpist, and of course he forgot! With a week until the big day he finds a street performer whose guitar playing and voice move him. Out of options, he asks Fynn to play and the two spend the next week preparing for the ceremony and getting to know one another. As time goes on the two grow closer and Nicholas finds out quite a bit about himself.
This was a sweet love story packed into a mess of catastrophes. One thing after another is going wrong but amidst all the hullabaloo we get to see Nicholas and Fynn opening up to one another and creating a relationship. Both of these character were endearing. Nicholas was insecure and unsure of his sexuality. He always thought something was wrong with him since he didn't get excited over the girls at school. Meeting Fynn helped him to gain a clearer understanding of who he is. It was interesting and a bit emotional to witness. Fynn was confident and cool. There was just something about him that was intriguing. He paired so well with Nicholas. He was extremely patient and understanding of him and I enjoyed their dynamic.
I felt that the pace was slow until about fifty percent of the way through the book and then things started to move more quickly. It was cute to see the beginning stages of the relationship. Nicholas being unsure and questioning himself and Fynn, as well as the build of the relationship, it kept me reading even when the rest of the storyline at that point wasn't as captivating. The sex scenes were more tender than steamy but totally fit the feel of the story and we're still sexy. The characters and Nicholas' personal journey grabbed ahold of me and had me eager to find out how everything would turn out.
This was my first book by Helen Juliet, I very enjoyed it and will definitely check out more from her.
~Erin

Author Bio

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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