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


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Being tasked to book the harpist to play at his sister's wedding shouldn't be too much work for twenty-year-old Nicholas Herald. Of course, that was before he realized that there was only a week left before the wedding and he had completely forgotten to do what he was supposed to. What's a guy to do, especially since he doesn't want to be the reason his sister's special day is spoiled? Why, hire a random street musician, of course, because finding a harpist is easier said than done. Twenty-three-year-old Fynn Dumashie is the solution to Nicholas's main problem and the fact that Fynn wields a guitar with such confidence and undeniable talent gives Nicholas hope that everything will work out. With so much going on in the week leading up to the big day, the last thing Nicholas has time for is falling in love, no matter how drawn to Fynn he may be. But you can't help when love decides to arrive.

This story had a cute feel to it, with two main characters who were easily likable and didn't have any major issues in life to deal with. The basic story line about needing to find someone to play during his sister's wedding reception and finding love in the process was something that I felt held promise. This was labeled as a new adult (NA) romance and I know the main characters were in their early twenties but there was this almost juvenile feel to it, and maybe it had to do with Nicholas and how he seemed to react like a prepubescent teen to things those in their teenage years would be more open and spontaneous in discussing and acting on. That doesn't mean that he was a terrible main character. Like I said, he and Fynn were easy to like. I just wanted a tad more maturity and possibly more substance for a novel as lengthy as this one. Three stars go to A Ballad of Confetti, Cakes, and Catastrophes. ♥

Date Read: 09 June 2017

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