TWO 4 stars for Bankers’ Hours by Wade Kelly #MM #Romance @writerwadekelly @dreamspinners

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Title: Bankers’ Hours
Author Name & Publisher: Wade Kelly (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: March 25th, 2016 — 290 pages

Synopsis

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.

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 FourStars

This was a cute story and I fell in love with 26 year old, Grant Adams. He’s so quirky with a low self confidence and he’s a mama’s boy. lol. Still, with all his quirks, he was hard to not love.
His story starts with his sudden move to another town cause his job was closed down and he had been transferred to a new bank. There he meets Tristan, a divorced auto mechanic with a teenage daughter. I related a lot to Grant, actually. It’s surprising how much and that’s why I loved this story. He and Tristan were so very cute together, even though the sudden marriage threw me off. I thought they agreed to marry for all the wrong reasons in the beginning even though I was cheering for them.
I liked that Grant had a best friend who he could talk to, I liked Tristan’s daughter, who stood by her father when he admitted that he was gay, and I disliked Tristan’s ex-wife. She was a major B-word. lol.
Cute story with a cute cast of characters that makes the story worth reading more than once.
~Cookie
FourStars
I actually enjoyed this read, except for maybe having to deal with the same fear as Grant…I think I screamed just as loud as he did *shivers tremendously*.
 
Tristan is an amazing man. Where do I even start? He puts his personal life on hold to raise his daughter.  He joins the military, offers to marry the “thing” (I personally cannot call her a human let alone a mother) who gave birth, keeps his sexual orientation in the closet knowing it may cost seeing his daughter, gives child support money without a court order, owns and runs a successful auto garage and is a very patient man.
 
Grant is just an odd one-of-a-kind. His OCD issues and quirkiness have kept him from finding the right one. But really, the right one just hasn’t come along to accept him for who he is and for Grant to want to change and be a better man. Tristan is the one that is patient with Grant and helps Grant (both intentionally and unintentionally) to let go of his issues.
 
Yes, this was a shot-gun romance. I loved that Grant comes to support and defend Tristan from the crazy “thing” (who I still cannot label as a female human). Grant may be quirky but he is solid when coming to protect Tristan. You go Grant!
 
Now, that “thing” in question…..OMG!!!! Please…2 weeks in a psych ward? No, no, no way. More like lifetime. Unfortunately it is common that parents use their children as pawns. It frustrates the ever living heck out of me and I want to send them to the Bermuda Triangle so they are long forgotten. They are not parents, and this particular breathing human can join them.
 
The secondary cast of characters were fabulous. Even though this is fiction, so much of this story truly happens in real life, no it can be believable. Overall, this story is more of a “good laugh and eye-roll” type of story. Trying to get out of a funk….this is your story. No need to think. You will just laugh, shake your head, roll your eyes, kind of like an “OMG, did that just happen?” rom-com.
~Keri

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Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one’s beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing “taxi driver” for her three children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.

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