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 26-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 15 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.
Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a comedy-type read. What’s even better is a comedy audible book. The story was so much fun and the narrator’s performance is outstanding. Highly Recommended!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Grant was too whiny for me. I would have enjoyed it better if Tristen did not have to run after him every 5 seconds to help him feel better about himself. I understand the author wanted to make him innocent but Grant was little too much for me. The best thing about the book was the narrator.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I liked the narrator, I liked the characters. Sometimes the story seemed a little too implausible - and other times - Grant hit me smack between the eyes - I thought I knew this guy, I have seen this person in different people through my life who have been socially obtuse, and "born this way" for a lack of better explanation. They are just awkward and quirky - and manage to have no finesse when it comes to finding close friends and life partners. They feel deeply but come across as prissy or arrogant or snide when they are only trying to protect themselves. Wade does a great job of bringing these people to life and if it sounds as if I didn't like this book I did, because there are several things that hit home and heart in the midst of the awkward. Tristan is the guy who has been "getting by" and taking care of what has to be taken care of for his whole life - his daughter as well. Taking no time to stop and smell the roses and existing. He sees Grant and something clicks in him. There is something to be said for people who will not look and judge solely by the outside. Tristan takes the time to investigate before he finally judges, or go back and make sure his assumptions are correct. The younger generations are really good at assuming they know a person in the first few seconds and judging them. Then, a partner like Grant would be overlooked for a lifetime - and loneliness for both partners is their fate. Wade does a great job of illustrating this and perhaps the awkwardness of the book is related to Grant being awkward and quirky. I thought the relationship moved a bit too fast regardless, but other than that, it resonates.