Title: Bankers’ Hours
Author: Wade Kelly
Length: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (25 Mar 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Even though bankers’ hours leave long weekends for romance, cosmic intervention is Grant’s only option when money doesn’t buy happiness and he’s got virginity in spades.
Grant Adams is a twenty-six-year-old bank teller who’s unlucky at love, yet hopelessly hopeful. After years of horrific first dates, he’s convinced he’s saving himself for true love. Surely he has bad taste in men because it couldn’t possibly be his persnickety nature that’s sent them packing.
Tristan Carr has been in a holding pattern since his daughter was born fifteen years ago, which suits his workaholic lifestyle just fine. This ex–naval officer turned auto mechanic never wanted anyone interfering with being a weekend dad. For Tristan to rearrange his carefully orchestrated life, a guy will need to be special.
Or in the case of the newest employee at his bank, the guy will need to be adorable, shy, and open to the prospect of forever when it shows up at his window.
Review: I’m pretty sure this is the first book I’ve read by Wade Kelly – can’t find any in my library – and after reading Bankers’ Hours, I really want to find more of her work. The writing style was just so easy to lose myself in. However, this is one of those books where I read – totally love it – but I know that for a lot of people who it could be potentially hit and miss.
Bankers’ Hours is the story of Grant Adams, he’s got a job as a bank clerk after graduating from university with an accounting degree. After the branch where he worked closed down he saw the opportunity to relocate to another branch as an opportunity to refresh and revitalize his life.
He’s a straight-laced type of guy who needs an injection of passion – not just the romantic kind – into his life and pronto! At the new branch he meets Tristan Carr and the two hit it off. So much so that they end up in a very permanent fix very quickly.
In his thirties, Tristan also has a teenage daughter who as a completely delightful character along with her two friends. Tristan’s car is, rather predictably, the unstable character of the book and makes things move forward in a big way. Her back story is also interesting, though I felt that there could have had a bit more to her story, it was a little weak at first.
And this is where I know that it will be hit and miss to a lot of people – part of Grant and Tristan’s relationship, the two guys staying together and actually making it relies very heavily on insta-love. The fact that Grant is one of those types where anything and everything happens to them, if only by accident, doesn’t help the situation either.
Regardless, this is a truly fun and easy read. Grant’s voice as he tells the story is just perfect – I was never left wondering about what Tristan could have been thinking (though the guy is a bit of a drama queen).
If you don’t like insta-love, then probably best to stay away or you’ll just get frustrated. Otherwise, I kinda think this is a universally appealing romance.
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