Title: Confetti Hearts
Series: Confetti Hitched: Book One
Author: Lily Morton
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 301 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: Is the story predictable? Sure. Did I care? Not a bit. I got what I bargained for, and it was good.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Joe Bagshaw doesn’t believe in love or marriage anymore, which is rather a hindrance for a wedding planner.
His own marriage was a whirlwind affair that ended before the ink could dry on the wedding certificate. Nevertheless, even with his divorce pending, he’s getting by. Or at least he was until he finds himself snowed in at a remote Scottish hotel with the wedding party from hell, a terrible ABBA tribute band, and his soon-to-be ex-husband.
Lachlan has missed Joe from the second his husband walked away. He wants Joe back and is prepared to do anything to get him. Being snowed in together seems to offer the chance Lachlan needs, but does he have what it takes to get Joe to trust in love and their marriage again?
Review: When Joe Bagshaw was introduced in Lily Morton’s Vow Maker as the wedding planner who doesn’t believe in true love, marriage, or happily ever afters, it was glaringly obvious he needed his own romance novel to heal his bruised and battered heart. By the same token, his soon-to-be ex-husband, Lachlan Moore, needed a romance novel, too; though Lachlan needed his for the express purpose of learning that falling in love can be quite unintentional, and it’s absolutely not for the faint of heart. Lachlan’s problem was that he didn’t realize, until it was too late, that being in love is a daily, deliberate act. Happily, the romance novels they needed was the same book, Confetti Hearts.
The old saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Fortunately, it wasn’t the first impression that was the problem for Joe and Lachlan. They were insanely attracted to each other from the jump. Unfortunately, it was the last impression that did them in. It wasn’t the sex that was the problem. The problem was that when nothing was said and all was done to ignore their issues, The End came quickly, and it was rather brutal. Silent, but brutal.
Appearances can be deceiving—aka the Big Misunderstanding—gives Joe an out. He can leave before he gets left, which he is confident is the inevitable outcome of his disaster of a marriage, anyway. He just never anticipated that his leaving would be the motivation Lachlan needed to wake up and admit he’s fallen madly in love with his husband. What their marriage suffered from was a failure to communicate, and that hasn’t changed, considering Joe has given Lachlan the silent treatment. All Joe wants is for Lachlan to sign the divorce papers. Until, that is, Lachlan does. Funny how getting what you think you want isn’t anywhere near as gratifying as getting what you need.
Confetti Hearts is pure Lily Morton, which means it gives all the romance tropes, including getting snowed in at a full hotel where, of course, Lachlan has a room and there’s only one bed for him and Joe to share. It’s here that they start to get to know each other outside of bed, though. It’s here that they learn to say what they mean and mean what they say.
Is the story predictable? Sure. Did I care? Not a bit. There were times I wanted the focus to be more on Joe and Lachlan and less on the comedic prospects of a bad ABBA tribute band and the hellion mother-of-the-bride, but overall, I got what I bargained for, and it was good.
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