Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
By Lily Morton
Confetti Hitched, Book 1
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?
From bestselling author Lily Morton, comes a romantic comedy about love, matrimony, and the best of second chances.
This is the first book in the Confetti Hitched series.
“I’m so sorry, Joe.”
“Don’t worry about it,” I croak. “This happens to me a lot.”
I’m crammed into a tiny bathroom cubicle, holding up one end of a massive meringue wedding dress. Lena the bridesmaid holds the other end while the bride sits on the loo.
Daisy stares at me from her porcelain perch. “This happens a lot?”
“Oh, almost every day,” I say airily. “I’d bet most gay men have never had this experience. I’ll be the envy of the gay choir.”
She snorts and Lena shifts in her cramped position in the bathroom stall. “Joe’s a wedding planner, so I’m presuming this is part of his job description, but I really do think the bridesmaid’s charter needs updating. I saw mention of hen nights, crappy dresses, and bridal blues, but absolutely zip about holding a wedding dress while the happy woman pees.”
Daisy chuckles. “This will be just like all those times I’ve held your hair back when you were drunk.”
“I’m just coming at it from the opposite end.”
They grin at each other, and I shift from foot to foot.
“It’s very warm in here,” I observe. “I hope I don’t faint, because that would make this whole thing very awkward.”
“It can get more awkward?” Lena says incredulously.
Daisy sighs. “I’m so sorry but I can’t go now.”
“Performance anxiety,” Lena says. “I do hope your bridegroom doesn’t suffer from the same thing.”
I twist to face the wall as best I can, trying to avoid leaving the skin of my nose on the door hinges. “I’ll try to give you some privacy,” I wheeze.
I loved Joe when we met him in Vow Maker, so I was very excited to see him get a book. Some of this book was fantastic and some of it wasn’t. I HATE a lack of communication between main characters, especially when that is the cause of the major angst and the really detailed story of other people getting married completely put me off.
I know Joe is a wedding planner, but the details about Erica and Ryan’s wedding went on too much and took away from Joe and Lachlan’s story. I started to skim when we were getting details about their nuptials.
They have a definite meet cute and as much as I liked Lachlan when we meet him and how much he likes Joe, he pissed me off with the way he treated Joe when they get married. I was also frustrated that all the angst happened off-page and we just get pulled in after the fact. And the why was a bit contradictory…he was scared that Joe was pulling away, so he thought a shotgun wedding was the answer but when he had him as a husband he kept him at arm’s length because of how he felt?
When the two of them are together at the few weddings at the beginning they were great together – hot sexual chemistry, great banter, and they seemed to hit it off emotionally, even though Lachlan denied it. Then we skipped to the angst and the boring wedding…but after that when they are snowed in at the hotel in Scotland, they’re back to being great together. And then all is well.
I would have liked a little more between them working well as husbands but I guess we’re OK for now. It looks like this is the start of a series and I’m assuming Jeb/Arthur and then Rafferty will get books which I’m down for…as long as we don’t have a lot of lack of or miscommunication and long wedding details.
Enter the Giveaway:
To celebrate the release of Confetti Hearts, we are giving you a chance to win your choice of any book from Lily’s backlist! Three winners will be chosen!
Lily is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.
She lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.
Lily has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?
She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.