Finders Keepers (Lili’s Review)

Title: Finders Keepers
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: January 31, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 218 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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.

Finders Keepers by NR Walker was just what the doctor ordered. This book was just an honest to god feel-good story. It’s about an adventurous pup who found himself far from and the stranger who found and looks after him until his dad can come and get him. I swear, I agree with the guys, Wicket (the dog) totally knew what he was doing. ♥

Some highlights:

-Dane (Wicket’s dad) and Griffin (savior) are two of the most lovable characters I’ve read. They were so adorable!

-Wicket, the dog. He had a big personality in a small package, but the best part is that his role in the book never became cartoonish and over the top.

-Bernice and K. Bernice is Griffin’s hippy landlady and K….her “friend.”They were a hoot, and I hope one day to be as cool as them when I’m their age.

-TEXT Messages!!!! I’m a total whore for relationships that start via text/email/social media. In FK it kind of started with a text.

-Alternating POVs. I swear I almost wept the first time I read an NR book with alternating POVs, and I was ecstatic we got both guys’ thoughts and feelings.

-Relationship development. We’re with them from the start and although there’s nothing that goes wrong between Dane and Griffin I was never bored. They were a joy to read.

In the end, I can’t say enough good things. I needed this book in my life, it proved a great escape from reality that had me smiling from ear to ear from beginning to end. 5 Stars.

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Galley copy of Finders Keepers provided by N.R. Walker in exchange of an honest review.


I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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