Platonic Rulebook by Saxon James _ Blog Tour & Review


Divorced Men’s Club – Book Two

by Saxon James

Blog Tour

Release Date: June 15, 2022

Cover Design: Story Styling Cover Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Sam M.

Genre: M/M Later-in-Life Romance
Trope: Friends to lovers, second chance at love



Walking away from my marriage was my idea of a fresh start.

My kid is in college, my ex-wife and I are on good terms … but being single in my forties is a world different to being single in my teens.

But my best friend, Heath, has my back like he always does and is ready to take me out and show me how the bachelor life is done.

He was never supposed to show me literally.

After we wake up in bed together, I can’t stop looking at him differently, and one thing becomes abundantly clear.

I talk a big talk about us only being friends, but my platonic rulebook has gone out the window.


When my best friend comes to me for help post-divorce, I’m only too happy to impart wisdom on him.

After all, Griffin isn’t my type, but even I can tell he’s a complete lumbersnack. Good with his hands, kind eyes, and a killer smile. All the guys and gals are gonna eat him alive.

But the more time we spend together, the less “not my type” he becomes. I’m the one who can’t get enough of him.

Neither of us are interested in a relationship, so what’s a little fun between friends?

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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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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Platonic Playbook
 is the second stand alone in the Divorced Men’s Club series by Saxon James.

Heath has been best friends with Griff since high school Heaths’s been by Griff’s side through his marriage, his journey as a father, and he’s here for him with his divorce. He’s ready to teach his best friend how to live up the single life. His isn’t ready to start seeing him in a new, not very platonic light. Griff’s marriage has ended, and he should be ready to get out there and get wild, however he is more nervous than excited. When Heath takes him out to get laid at the club, he realizes the only man he wants to be with is Heath. Griff doesn’t want a no strings hook up , he craves the connection and emotions that come with being with someone he trusts. When they give in to the sexual tension between them will it ruin their friendship, and if it doesn’t will it jeopardize Griff’s relationship with his family.

This isn’t about sex or chemistry, only that when I’m kissing him, the world makes sense. When I’m kissing him, my heart feels full.

This is a best friend to lovers romance, minus the long term pining that you usually find in the trope. During the entirety of their friendship they weren’t sexual attracted to each other but now that the option is there and Giff is openly asking for sex advice they both all of a sudden can’t stop fantasizing. The sexual tension quickly builds when the flirtation stops being innocent and they can’t help stealing touches. The intimacy between them is emotionally charged and hot as hell from the very first kiss.

I enjoyed both our characters. They have an opposites pairing going on. Griff being good with maintenance while Heath is good with computers. Heath is all about one-night stands while Griff is for monogamy. Griff is all about the comfort and flannel, while Heath has a sharper style sense. When they decide to give it a go between them , they do it somewhat seamlessly. Thier friendship and then relationship is pretty easy and their differences balance each other.

Griff let’s out a breathy laugh. Yeah, his eyes say. That was really something.
It was, I agree. And I’m going to protect that something with my life.

Did I really enjoy this one ? YES, but what’s holding me back from a higher rating is that it was a bit too easy. There wasn’t much drama, more like a whole lot of worrying on both their sides for nothing in the end. 

In the end , Platonic Playbook by Saxon James was a great addition to the series filled with best friends with unexpected sizzling chemistry, family, friend group texts, wood carving, handpicked flowers, and a happy ending. The author hints at two potential future couplings, I’m excited for both, and I can’t wait to find out whose next.

—Written by Amanda—

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