Divorced Men’s Club – Book Three
by Saxon James
Release Date: November 16, 2022
Story Styling Cover Designs
Wander Aguiar Photography
Genre: M/M Later-in-Life Romance
Trope: Bi-awakening, small-town
I’ve never thought much about Orson Naples.
He’s a cute guy who I’d seen around town a few times, but then one day he up and left and didn’t reappear until a few years later. No one knows where he went or what he was doing, all this gossipy town knows is that he’s a widower, owns the florist, and is friends with that divorced group that hang out at the Killer Brew all the time.
But then one day I step into his flower shop and go from rarely thinking about him, to him constantly being on my mind.
There’s a restlessness to him that I’m dying to unlock answers to.
And his eyes linger on me a little too long for a straight man …
Ford Thomas is a pest. A delightful one. A tempting one. But I’m too old for games.
The ones I’ve played in the past have always led me to trouble which is why I vowed to settle down and live a quiet life.
So when Ford walks into my shop all uncontained energy and flirty quips in a pair of heavy work boots, I know I should show him the door.
I don’t need fun. I don’t need experiences.
Especially when those experiences have me questioning things I thought I knew about myself.
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~ * ~ Annie‘s Review ~ * ~
Budding Attraction is the third book in the Divorced Men’s Club. I love series like this one where they can work on their own, but readers get a chance to really connect with a group of characters and community throughout the series.
Budding Attraction ended up being one of those books that immediately snagged my attention. I really liked both main characters and found their individual stories as interesting as their romance. I always find stories with widowed characters intriguing, and Saxon James handled Orson’s step back into dating very well. I liked that his past love wasn’t minimized, but his new and wholly unexpected feelings for Ford never felt second best. Ford was equally wonderful. I really liked seeing a big, gruff-looking guy not cast in the stereotypical rough, grumpy bear role. Together, Orson and Ford had a sweet, sexy chemistry that made for a great romance and believable bi-awakening story.
Budding Attraction proved to be a really enjoyable and addicting read. I’d definitely recommend this title, as well as the entire Divorced Men’s Club series.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
~ * ~ Jo‘s Review ~ * ~
So this is a Saxon James book.
Not bought it yet?
Why? I mean, it’s Saxon James…have they ever written a bad book?
Oh, you want details…okay.
This is a beautiful, sweet awakening story about being open to what you least expect. Orson has known love. He lost it when he lost his wife. He’s straight and not looking for anyone until Ford walks into his florist, and things don’t seem so simple. There’s banter from the word go, but he’s not flirting…is he. Ford is, well, just wonderful. He has a past, and his business has suffered because of it, but he carries himself with a smile on his face. He wants Orson as a friend and more. This story is just funny, light, and everything you want. It’s a warm hug of a story. The friends are just… well, wonderful too. Am I gushing… I’m gushing, aren’t I? It’s just that I loved this book, and I know you will too.
So buy it. You need to read these guys’ story. You won’t be able to stop yourself from falling in love with them.
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement.*
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About the Author
Saxon James unapologetically writes happy endings for LGBT+ characters.
While not writing, SM is a readaholic and Netflix addict who regularly lives on a sustainable diet of chocolate and coffee.
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