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Bankers’ Hours by Wade Kelly

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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-Navy turned auto mechanic never wanted anyone interfering with being a weekend dad. For Tristan to rearrange his perfectly 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.


So…. I really admire Wade Kelly and have enjoyed her other works tremendously. I think I’ve read most of them with the exception of “Misplaced Affection” which she warned me was “really angsty”. I thought the blurb for this sounded hysterical and I know Wade is really good at writing quirky characters full of charm.

The story started off really great. Grant is a neurotic 26 year old virgin bank teller who meets a guy at work – Tristann Carr , the mechanic – who really turns his crank. They begin an awkward flirtation each time Tristan comes in to make a deposit that eventually leads to a “date” and then more.

I tried – very hard – to stick with this and had it been shorter I might have done it, but it’s pretty long – over 5000 locations on my kindle (I’m used to most stories being about ½ that) – and I just couldn’t stand Grant any more. He was driving me NUTS.

I’m sure that his neuroses were part of his charm, but I just couldn’t take them any more. I quit rooting for him and kept wondering why Tristan not only put up with them but seemed to find them charming. In fact, the final straw for me, was when – in a fit of retaliation for an absolutely CRAZY ex – Tristan and Grant decide to get MARRIED after only knowing one another for a matter of weeks – I decided I’d had enough.

I just couldn’t get behind this relationship.

From reading other reviews, I know that others have really enjoyed this book and I encourage people to read those and decide with them in mind, because it just might be ME.

Like I said, I really like Wade Kelly and her books and just couldn’t get into this one very well, so I decided to bail, but I will absolutely be looking for more from this author in the future.


Reviewed by Morgan

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