Bethany & Erryn duo-review ‘Sixty-Five Hours’ by N.R. Walker. The book was published on July 28, 2015, and is 208 pgs. The audiobook was narrated by Nick J. Russo. It was released September 4, 2020 and is 5hrs and 27mins. Copies were provided in exchange for an honest reviews.
Why I read this book (Bethany): I love N.R. Walker books.
Why I read this book (Erryn): I have yet to read an N.R. Walker I haven’t loved.
Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have 65 hours to pull together the campaign of their careers. Sixty-five hours to get along. Sixty-five hours to not kill each other. Sixty-five hours to fall in love.
Like I said above I previously read this book and really liked it so I couldn’t wait to be able to listen to it. I forgot that Lucas was from Texas, and being a Texas girl myself it is sometimes hard to listen to narrators try the Texas “twang” accent. But Nick J. Russo does and FANTASTIC job. It made my Texas heart happy. But then again Nick is one of those narrators that does a brilliant job for a variate of voices and characters. I really enjoyed listening to this one.
Lucas and Cameron are such fun characters to get to know. Lucas the hotshot, jean wearing, hat tipping Texan, and Cameron the clean cut, suit wearing, good boy are complete opposites. Right? Cameron, the straight bosses son seems to very much dislike Lucas. And Lucas the very open gay man just doesn’t know why. Well let’s just say that Cameron is not as straight as he makes out as.
The build up to when these two finally act on their mutual attraction is so sweet. But man when they finally do hit the sheets they are scorching. Like seriously need a glass of ice water hawt. The second half of the book is them finding their way to their happy ever after. And that is what NR Walker does, she delivers a happy every after that you will want to reread/relisten to again and again. I highly recommend this one if you want a low angst, hot, sweet romance.
10/10 Points of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
I’ll start by saying I LOVE N.R. Walker and have yet to listen to a book of hers that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. This book was no exception. It was cute, funny, sexy, and entertaining. For the record, it started out sweet but when it hit the sex, OMG, it was sexy. And tons of it. Seriously, Cameron and Lucas spent most of the last quarter of the book in bed, so be forewarned.
Okay, so great premise – two guys who haven’t been getting along. Cameron is the boss’ son and Lucas is the up-and-comer. But Lucas has never quite been clear on where the animosity from Cameron has been coming from. Oh well, time to put all that aside. They have 65 hours to come up with a brilliant marketing campaign for a company that makes personal pleasure products – condoms, lube, toys etc. Okay, so what could be more fun?
Pretty soon it becomes clear why there’s animosity. And it also becomes clear Cameron is not as straight as Lucas has believed. In fact, he wonders if his gaydar isn’t working. Once Cameron comes out to Lucas, everything changes. Suddenly it looks like those personal pleasure products might be put to good use. Except a misunderstanding puts a wedge between the men, and Cameron’s obviously not going to come out to his parents, right?
This is a just a great light-hearted book that touches on some dark themes, but never goes there which I appreciated. The advertising campaigns were genius, and the whole dénouement was perfect. Oh, and the sex. Did I mention there was lots of sex? And foot fetishes and funky socks. Everything a great book needs.
I have to say this audio clipped along and I devoured it in one sitting. The countdown clock helped speed things up and made the book go super fast. I didn’t want the story to end! And I have to give a shout out to narrator Nick J. Russo. His performance was great, and his Texas accent held nicely through the entire audio. So yeah, can’t say enough good things about this book. You have to listen.
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…