Book Reviews

Finders Keepers by N.R. Walker

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 20-February-2018

Book 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.

Book Review

"I'm glad I met you... I won't forget you... A  whole new thing has happened and without much ado. I look at you and there stands love... Remember finder's keepers, loser's weepers and because that's true. You're mine now...” ~ 'You Wonderful You' [From 'Summer Stock', 1950]

Griffin Burke, of N.R. Walker's book 'Finders Keepers', leaves his hometown to take advantage of a promotion and to escape the current stagnation of his life. Griffin's situation isn't bad. He loves the beach atmosphere of his new home, but it's not completely good either. He's not looking, but, with the help of a furry 'Cupid', Wicket, he's offered an opportunity to find happiness.

Dane Hughes is on a business trip when his mother, who is petsitting his dog, Wicket, calls to tell Dane that he has escaped. Dane's heart almost stops when he receives the news. He's frantic, but he can't just leave the mandatory conference to go find his precious fur child. When he gets a text from a stranger, Griffin, saying: “I think I have your dog” it's almost too much to hope for. Dane answers the texts and is relieved to find that it's true.  After several conversations, Dane decides to accept Griffin's offer to keep Wicket until the end of the week when his conference is over and he's able to come pick him up. Inexplicably, Dane and Griffin begin to realize how great the other is and are actually looking forward to meeting each other.

In the meantime, Wicket makes himself at home. During the week, Griffin takes Wicket everywhere and sends Dean pictures of their escapades. Dean begins to anticipate receiving the pictures as well as hearing from Griffin. Their conversations become more involved and personal. It amazes both of them as to how well suited they seem for each other. Any amount of caution they try to give themselves about not getting involved so quickly with someone they have never met, goes right out the window when they hear each other's voices. However, the fear of what will happen when they meet remains. Will their intense rapport grow or will they not be able to stand each other?

This story is light, straightforward, and absolutely one of the most endearing I've read. Griffin and Dane are both amazing men who deserve a great future together. Griffin's landlady and her boyfriend are outrageous and funny, as well as wise and understanding. They add a great deal of color to the mix. Of course, Wicket steals the show by being his happy, helpful self. Wicket's personality blends seamlessly with Griffin's, the same as it did with Dane's. If you'd like a touching story to relax with and enjoy, one that has very little angst, then grab a cup of tea, sit in your most comfortable chair, and dive in. You won't regret it. Thanks, N.R. for, once again, deeply touching my heart with your extraordinary men.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 218 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 31-January-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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