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Deeds & Confetti

(Mary's Boys #4)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  43 reviews
A Mary's Boys Novella

Steven Conley loves the excitement of owning his own Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in Denver, Colorado, and his chosen family of coworkers makes life even better. Steven never regretted leaving the corporate grind behind until his father’s harsh deathbed words leaves him doubting himself.

Ryan Fuller abandoned a lucrative career to start his own party-p
Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published September 27th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 2017)
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Jenni Lea
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bmbr
Brandon pulled out all the stops for this one! It was my favorite of the series.

I've been wanting Steven's story ever since I met him way back in Nachos & Hash. He always seemed so jovial and good natured with a snarky streak in him that ticked all my boxes. I could see a hint of something behind his eyes though. Something that hinted at a bit of sadness, which piqued my interest and I couldn't wait to delve into this book so I could find out what it was.

I connected to this book on a deeper
Serena Yates
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2017
This fourth story in the ‘Mary’s Boys’ series is just as amazing as the three previous volumes – and there is only one bad thing about it – the fact that it seems to be the final book in this series. I loved the characters whose journey and growth does not come easy, and the fascinating back-and-forth once Steven realizes who Ryan is and what a tough time they (realistically) have dealing with an eighteen-year age gap. While their initial encounter ends up being very passionate, they fall for ea ...more
Hamburger Mary's co-owner Steven Conley has been in the background throughout the Mary's Boys series and in Deeds & Confetti we finally get his story. Steven left a successful corporate career to purchase a Hamburger Mary's franchise, but his father's cruel deathbed words make him wonder if he made the right decision. Ryan Fuller also turned his back on a successful career and now owns Confetti (an event planning business) and moonlights at a mortuary.

Steven and Ryan have combustible sexual
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, this book made me both happy and sad. The sad part though is not because of the story—that was just right and really great—but because it’s the last story in the series, and I wish it wasn’t ending. Hamburger Mary’s is a perfect setting for tales in this genre, and Deeds and Confetti is just another reason why. As the last book of the series, it does work wonderfully to wrap it up, and I really loved the characters and the fact that this is an age gap story.

This time around, we get an in-dep
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, own-have, dbml-review
Ryan works part-time in a funeral home. He is there one day when childhood crush, Steven, walks in for his father's wake. Bad timing, right? Not so much since there is an instant attraction between them. Steven is the owner of Hamburger Mary's, a restaurant that he sunk he life savings into during a midlife crisis. He's happy with his life and the family that he's made at the restaurant. However, his father's death has made him re-evaluate what his life has become. When he finds out that Ryan is ...more
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read, m-m
4.5 Stars The whole Mary’s Boys series has been a delight and I'm sorry to see it ending. Brandon Witt has given us one last novella, chock full of emotion, expanding on familiar characters and solidifying the sense of family that permeates these books. Steven is the last unattached Mary’s boy, but he's no boy anymore. I do love a May-December romance and Ryan is a perfect complement for Steven. Although they're 20 years apart, they're at similar stages in their lives. Steven is reluctant to dat ...more
Cammey Kelley
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! My absolute favorite in the Hamburger Mary's series!

A bit of a May-Dec romance has Stephen, the owner of Hamburger Mary's and Ryan, his nephews best friend, come together at a time when they are both questioning their career choices.

The MC's have tons of chemistry that lends to hot scenes and the secondary characters interfere just enough to show their love!

Absolutely love this author and hate to see this series come to and end!
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I’ve fallen hard for the Hamburger Mary’s family since the characters were first introduced in ‘Under a Sky of Ash’ and while I’m sad to say goodbye, it makes perfect sense to finish with Steven’s story. He is the owner of Hamburger Mary’s and it was his decision to leave the corporate world and buy a restaurant that made it possible for all the others to find their HEAs.

When we meet Steven, he is questioning everything about
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review available at:

Rating 3.5*s

Deeds and Confetti is the fourth book in the Mary’s Boys series by Brandon Witt. I really liked the blurb for this book. It checked a lot of my boxes in what I like to read. It has an older/younger best friend’s uncle taboo storyline which I enjoy reading. And they are usually full of forbidden longing and burning chemistry and plenty of internal anguish. And while I got glimpses of some of those things, I think the le
Helena Stone
Note to self: Do not read Brandon Witt’s books at work!

It’s just as well I was in the library with (virtually) no borrowers. Having them see me cry all the (happy) tears while making sobbing sounds, would have been awkward.

This is the fourth and, as far as I know, final book in the Mary’s Boys series and man am I going to miss these guys, this setting, and the wonderful, warm feeling these stories leave me with.

In this book it is Steven Conley’s turn to connect with the love of his life, but b
Heather Martin
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Deeds & Confetti is the fourth novella in Brandon Witt’s Mary’s Boys series. Though you could get away without reading all the other books in the series, I truly think a reader will get more enjoyment reading it in the appropriate order. This series has reoccurring characters in every novella, and throughout the series, you see the building of Mar
Joyfully Jay
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

These Mary’s Boys novellas are truly wonderful little stories of redemption, healing ,and love—such love. It is a community of misfits, in many ways men who have been knit together by a common thread—the place where they or their lover works and their owner/leader is Steven. It was so nice to read his story—to see a tiny window into what he endured growing up with a father who never had much good to say about his son and whom he decided would never amount to anyth
The Novel Approach Reviews
Deeds & Confetti is the fourth and final book in Brandon Witt’s Mary’s Boys series, a series of novellas based on the staff of a Hamburger Mary’s franchise in Denver. I’ve known about this project since before the first release, but have somehow just jumped on board now. For those of you who also haven’t read the first three books, it’s important to know that Deeds & Confetti can be read as a standalone; BUT, also know that it will make you want to immediately read the other three books. ...more
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

I so loved reviewing this series. Each book has offered such different stories that pull at different heart strings. As far as page length, this story is the shortest and I worried about that at first. I knew Deeds & Confetti would be the last book of the series and I worried the ending would feel rushed. However, the length felt perfect for me. Not to say I wouldn't love more of these two characters, or
This is the final book in the Mary's Boys series, and it rounded out the series quite nicely.

Steven Conley, in his 40s, is the owner of the Hamburger Mary's restaurant where three couples so far have found love, but he's been mostly in the background, having created a safe place for lost souls and built a strong chosen family for his employees and friends. Before purchasing the Mary's franchise, Steven had a successful corporate career, but left it, much to his father's dismay. When we first me
Victoria Smiser
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
DEEDS and CONFETTI, a Mary’s Boys Novella
Brendon Witt has saved the best for last!
When Steven Conley found that he was no longer content with the empty accoutrements of a successful career and in his searched for a happier life, he gave in to a mid-life crisis and purchased the local Hamburger Mary’s restaurant. Steven hired a staff as eclectic as the décor. No wall is plain white and gilded frames surround homoerotic art. Filled with highly brash and entertaining drag queens, guests love the ha
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-reviewed, lgbtqa
Originally posted over at JLR:

3.5 stars

Deeds & Confetti was hard to review for me. It doesn’t have a bad plot nor was it badly written but it wasn’t my thing so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I think other people would. Part of the reason why I couldn’t get into this book was that there was a lot of sex. A lot of people really enjoy that but it’s not for me. However, the two characters had a lot of chemistry and the build-up to the sex was great. I lik
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: candicelyn
Review can be read at It's About The Book

Oh, I’m sad. This was the final book in the Mary’s series and I don’t want it to end. I ADORED this series. I think I’m going to have to go back and re-read it already. This is a series where I became invested in each and every character and I wanted to be part of their world. I wanted to walk into Mary’s and see Vahin behind the bar and Cody serving. I wanted to see ManDonna perform with Ariel Merman and have them heckle the audience. The atmosphere
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Oh, I’m sad. This was the final book in the Mary’s series and I don’t want it to end. I ADORED this series. I think I’m going to have to go back and re-read it already. This is a series where I became invested in each and every character and I wanted to be part of their world. I wanted to walk into Mary’s and see Vahin behind the bar and Cody serving. I wanted to see ManDonna perform with Ariel Merman and have them heckle the audience. The atmosphere was great and I loved it. Steven created that ...more
Cathy Brockman
Steven's father had just passed away. He and his father did not get along and the passing was bitter. Steven was also having second that's about his restaurant Hamburger Mary's as its so far in the red he doesn't see any way out. He is sad and alone and his usual hookups don't sound appealing just empty. At his father's viewing, he runs into a pretty young mortician and they get together and Steven finds himself with more confused feelings.

Ever since Ryan was a teenager he has had a thing for St
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect ending to a great series. It is a novella so you will read it fairly quickly but that is not the only reason. The writing style has such a flair to it that I flew through the pages. I loved the humor. It had me laughing out loud. And yet, there are serious moments.
Steven, the owner of Hamburger Mary’s, has seen his boys fall in love and find the right man. He is happy but never thought he would find the one for him. Until Ryan, his nephew’s best friend steps up to the plate a
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Steven Conley is the owner of Hamburger Marys in Denver. Having left corporate america behind, he loves his life and his makeshift family. Steven has never been close to his father, but his dying words leave Steven desolate and doubting his choices.

Ryan Fuller has secretly crushed on Steven for years. Having recently left the art world to start his own party planning business, Ryan coordinates funerals on the side to stay afloat. When Ryan and Steven "hook up" Steven doesn't realize Ryan is his
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an ending to just an amazing series!! Hamburger Mary's is THE place to be, let loose and have fun!! I wish there were more books, it really is that amazing!

Steven who owns Hamburger Mary's has watched his friend's find their one and only, while he is struggling with the words his father has said. How he hated his father! Then one night with an amazing man, things changed until he found out who this man was and the age difference! Ryan was Steven's nephews best friend.

Ryan opened Confe
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful love story of two men who find each other and almost miss the chance to be together. i love both Steven and Ryan and wow they really had some awesome chemistry!

I totally fell in love with Ryan, he so knows what he wants and is willing to be vulnerable and go for his dreams. i loved his tenacity and willingness to work for what he wants!

Steven who owns Hamburger Mary's has been this wonderful strong character throughout all of the previous books. In this story we get to see his p
I am sad. I just read the last Mary's Boys story, and I will miss the crew! This book is my favorite of the four, because I could just so relate to Steven and Ryan's emotions. I am just a little older than Steven, and I can understand all of his concerns and hesitancy. But when Ryan comes to the conclusion that he might have built Steven up in his mind when faced with the real Steven? That really resonated with me. Who hasn't done that? He tackles the issue with more maturity than I would give a ...more
Sue Paulsen
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my…. I absolutely loved Deeds and Confetti!! The fourth and final book in the Mary’s Boys series; Brandon Witt really knocked it out of the park with this story. I loved the entire series; but Deeds and Confetti is by far my fave. This story made me laugh out loud in some places and cry my eyes out in others!

Steven and Ryan are perfect together and I couldn’t help but root for them to find their way to a HEA. I loved how the other Mary’s Boys intertwined in this story too! It felt like I was
Jo Broshar
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Deeds and Confetti

Vindication for dreamers ....

A gripping love story between two people who are late finding themselves and their true calling. A feel good romance with all the steamy bits you love to read and a bit of angst to make it really interesting. I even shed a tear or two in the process. This one hits a home run in the literary sense and leaves you wanting more of his intense and interesting characters.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
It definitely would have helped if I'd read the other books in the series before this one but I still enjoyed it. This was a May/December romance with both MCs struggling to make a decent living after leaving their careers that made them a ton of money but also made them miserable. Steven was a tough nut to crack but once he did, he was all in. Ryan had been crushing on Steven for years so he was ready from the get go. Cute holiday story with great characters.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The final book in the Mary's boys series is probably the best book I have read in a while. Steven feels something for Ryan who is a lot younger than him and can't help being troubled by this. His nephew's best friend who it turns out had been crushing on him for a long time and everyone knows it apart from Steven.
There is a lot of humour in the book and also times when I wanted to knock some sense into Steven. His lack of self worth shines through.
An excellent series. So what comes next?
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the last and the best one of the Mary's Boys! I just love this series so much that I am upset that this is the last book. However is by far the best in the series. I love Steven and Ryan! I am so happy that Steven got his happy ending. The chemistry between these two are amazing. Great job Brandon Witt! I can't wait for what you think of next.
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Brandon Witt's outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities. Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issue ...more

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