I adore second chance romance and this one is beautiful
Confetti Hearts by Lily Morton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Second chance romance is one of my favourite tropes to read and when it’s coupled with Lily’s deft hand at snarky men and their patient older lovers it turns into gold.
This is a beautifully quiet romance. By that, I mean that there’s no over the top extravagant gestures, no huge declarations of love in front of dozens of people.
Instead we get a man who knows he messed up, who takes determined action to enable his ability to get in the same space as his separated husband and try to make things right.
As with Lily’s wonderful After Felix we get to see the falling in love part of this romance before we hit the painful separation. I won’t be giving anything away here, only I will say my heart broke as badly as Joe’s did when things went wrong.
Having seen the after effects of this split in Gabe and Dylan’s wedding book Vow Maker it’s even worse when you know how perfect Joe and Lachlan were for each other.
But, with the consummate skill she possesses for putting the broken pieces back together, Lily delivers a gorgeous forced proximity, only one bed snowed in romance set on the shores of Loch Lomond with a battle-axe mother-of-the-bride, a kind happily married couple and a plot for getting your husband back that almost descends into chaos.
Watching Joe realise he’d been wrong months before is painful, but then seeing these two men reconnecting, firstly as friends, and then into the powerfully connected sexual relationship they once had, really is a joyful experience.
With this being the start of a new series, there’s plenty of potential in Joe’s workmates for new stories and I’m really hoping first up is his boss Jed and his younger assistant Arthur but I suspect we may get Joe’s best mate and work colleague Rafferty first and I’m definitely up for that too as he’s a peach!
This is a real feel good romance guaranteed to warm the heart and put a smile on your face.
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review
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