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Confetti and Confusion by @daisyjamesbooks #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #BlogTour

Series: The Paradise Cookery School #2

Title: Confetti and Confusion

Author: Daisy James

Publisher: Canelo

Published: July 9th, 2018

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

Rating: 5/5



My Review:

I had already read and loved the first book in this series, Sunshine and Secrets, so eagerly looked forward to reading this sequel – and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! Mishap Millie is cooking up a storm but it isn’t of her own making – well not all of it. Millie is a Michelin star chef in her own right but is currently stepping in for a celebrity chef to help set up and start to run the courses at the Paradise Cookery School. However, even the best laid plans can go wrong despite meticulous planning and rehearsal – and this time that’s just what happens to the first clients, bride-to-be Imogen and her chocolate loving friends. There’s one disaster after another, mysterious events and a possible romance that is initially thwarted by an unexpected arrival.

The setting on the Caribbean island of St Lucia is brought vividly to life in this delightful story which is filled with tasty, mouthwatering treats. It was great to reconnect with many characters from the first book but I suspect you could read this one as a standalone if you haven’t read that one. The twists and turns, disastrous events and problems for the wedding party have Millie striving to come to the rescue time after time. However, don’t expect this to be a doom and gloom story, it is anything but! It has many laugh out loud moments, plenty of humour and constantly brought a smile to my face. It was a great read and would be lovely to read at any time of year, bringing sunshine into the lives of readers. I’m looking out for the next book in this series, Mistletoe and Memories, which is due to be released in September 2018 – I can’t wait to discover what happens next on this Caribbean cooking adventure!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


Stepping in for a celebrity chef, Millie Harper is feeling the pressure to make the first ever Paradise Cookery School classes a dazzling success and ensure that bride-to-be Imogen and friends have an unforgettable experience.

Meanwhile, Millie is trying to play it cool around handsome estate manager Zach Barker. But whenever he is near Millie cannot fail to notice the chemistry between them – until someone from Zach’s past arrives and any potential romance seems out of the question.

When disaster strikes and the wedding is in jeopardy, Millie realises she may have to go above and beyond to make sure the school is a success. Can Millie manage to create a day that dreams are made of, and will she find a way to tell Zach how she feels?

Allow yourself to be transported to the balmy St Lucian sunshine by his uplifting summer read – perfect for fans of Jenny Oliver and Sarah Morgan

Links to Book:

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Author Bio:

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her summerhouse, she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.


Author Social Media Links

Twitter: @daisyjamesbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daisyjamesbooks/


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3 comments on “Confetti and Confusion by @daisyjamesbooks #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series #BlogTour

  1. daisyjamesblog
    July 9, 2018

    A huge thank you for your wonderful review, Elaine, and for kicking off the Confetti & Confusion blog tour in such style! Love Daisy xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      July 9, 2018

      Definitely my pleasure – I’m loving this series and am really looking forward to reading ‘Mistletoe and Memories’ once it is available. Mind you, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by you and have no hesitation in highly recommending all your books 🙂


  2. carhicks
    July 10, 2018

    Great review Elaine. I wish I had read the first book. Love these fun stories for summer reading.


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