Title: Finders Keepers
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 220 Pages
At a Glance: If you are looking for a bit of well written and lovely escapism, look no further than N.R. Walker’s Finders Keepers.
Reviewed By: Sammy
Blurb: Needing a change of scene, Griffin Burke moves from Brisbane to Coolum Beach to start a new job. The beautiful white sand, aqua-coloured ocean, blue skies, and summer breezes are everything he longs for. What he finds is a mud-covered dog, lost and hungry, with a nametag and a phone number.
Dane Hughes is stuck in Surfers Paradise at a week-long work conference when he gets a phone call from his distraught mother. His dog, his fur baby, Wicket, has run away. Unable to leave and feeling helpless and miserable, he gets a text from a guy. “I think I found your dog…”
Griffin and Dane start talking, and Griffin agrees to look after Wicket until Dane can collect him. With a few days left before his new job starts, Griffin takes Wicket on some coastal adventures and sends Dane photos of their fun, and so the start of something new and kind of wonderful begins.
Griffin might have moved to Coolum in search of a new life, but what he finds is so much more. What he gets to keep just might take some four-legged help.
Review: If I had to sum up N.R. Walker’s latest novel, Finders Keepers, in one word, it would have to be ‘adorable.’ So, get ready because if a lighthearted, no angst, sweet romance is not the kind of book you are looking for, then Finders Keepers is not going to be a good choice for you. However, if you find you need some really lovely escape time with two rather sweet men and one clever dog, then look no further because this story is made-to-order just for you.
The premise is: boy finds lost dog, contacts owner, begins a short text and picture exchange, finally meeting in person and falling happily in love. That’s it. Honestly, there is no real conflict here and the two men in question, Griffin and Dane, have no big excess baggage issues—other than they can’t believe how quickly they are falling for each other. In between that bare bones outline is some of the loveliest dates I have ever read. We get to meet Griffin’s landlady, who has a backstory of her own and who is, decidedly, the greatest old hippie, magic brownie eating woman I have ever met in a novel, and her boyfriend is just a hoot as well. The number of times the two of them are high in this novel is astounding, and each time, it gets funnier.
The little lost pup is perhaps the best kind of scene stealer one could have in a boy-meets-boy romance. With lots of personality and some ill-timed attempts to protect his master, Dane, from the body-gripping intimate moments with Griffin, the tiny dog often stole the show on more than one occasion. But it was the two guys and their growing affections for each other that kept this story moving. Honestly this was a sweet romance, one that sailed along and kept my interest to the last page.
So, if you are looking for a bit of well written and lovely escapism, look no further than N.R. Walker’s Finders Keepers. I promise you this one will have you sighing happily to the very end.
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