Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: A Ballad of Confetti, Cake, and Catastrophes
AUTHOR: Helen Juliet
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 450 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2017
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…
Well the title of this book is certainly appropriate lol. I really enjoyed this book. The writing was sweet and kept me intrigued through the end. I laughed, I cried, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. If you have ever been in a wedding at all, hopefully you can giggle like I did in spots. If you haven’t, giggle anyway. But most importantly, the book is about love, finding yourself, and taking chances regardless.
Poor Nicholas, as the blurb says, has one job to do, and it seems like everything is stacked against him. He forgets to hire a harpist and is down to his last hope when he runs across a beautiful eyes man playing a guitar. In comes Fynn.
Out of everything and everyone in this book, Nicholas is my favorite. He is such a sweet soul. He is so down on himself, thinking he isn’t much, just average, but his heart comes out as he does everything he can to make his sister’s wedding day the best it can be. While he is home on a school break, his sister is having her wedding. During all the hoopla surrounding it, he is also discovering himself. He always thought himself odd because he wasn’t all that excited about girls and when he meets Fynn, he finally admits to himself why.
Your heart melts with him as he starts his journey being gay and as he go through the stages of having a crush, to it becoming more. (You will have to read to find out more). But as you read this book, you fall in love with him as he discovers who he is and learns so much about himself during all the catastrophes. He’s a gentle, sweet soul whom I adore.
I hope you get as much out of this book as I did. The author made it a joy to read in the way she wrote it. It made my day to read this and I recommend this one to anyone