Divorced Men’s Club – Book Three
by Saxon James
Release Date: November 16, 2022
Cover Design: Story Styling Cover Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Rodiney SantiagoGenre: 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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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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Budding Attraction is the third stand alone in the Divorced Men’s Club by Saxon James. A steamy romance between an widowed florist and a flirty mechanic.
“I wasn’t expecting it, but you were the best kind of surprise.”
“Right back at you, sweetheart.”
After Orson’s wife passed he went off the rails and after hitting his lowest turned his life around. He fills his life with his florist shop and his friends of the Divorced Men’s Club, and doesn’t see himself falling in love again. When Ford, the hot tattooed mechanic steps in his shop and flirts with him, it leaves him flustered. When he tells Ford he’s straight, that doesn’t stop the flirtation, and he’s not mad about it. They start a friendship filled with “dates” and as the sexual tension between them grows so does his realization that he might not be a straight as he thought. Orson may be ready to date again, but will he risk falling in love again.
The way he’s got me all twisted up is addictive. I love it and hate it. Wish I could tell what he’s thinking, even as the unknown between us is so exciting.
Orson and Ford are simply great. Ford is a hulking tattooed mechanic whose intimidating at first glance but is a total cinnamon roll. He’s flirty and likes a good time, but he also likes a good reality TV show and helping others. Orson was a sweetheart who isn’t as shy as he comes off and has the softest heart. Orson goes through questioning his sexuality and lands on bi with a 1 on the Kinsley scale, but I really felt like how important emotion and feelings played into his attraction that he could have easily been demi.
If this isn’t love, I don’t think I’ll survive the real thing. It can’t get much better than this.
They each have a past they aren’t proud of, but they don’t let it define them. Together they go on some fun, lighthearted dates that always end up including sexual innuendos at some point. . I lived for their playful banter and flirting! The more they hang out, the stronger Orson’s attraction to Ford grows. Hot damn, the build up and the sexual tension is quality, I wasn’t expecting it with one of them being “straight”. I loved that even when Orson decides to just go full steam ahead with the intimacy, Ford slows them down. There is more than one intimate scene that could set the pages on fire with its steam level, and I loved every moment .🔥
I want to be wrapped around him. Melded with him. Until his breaths are my breaths and his heartbeat sounds in my ears.
Budding Attraction by Saxon James is low drama mm romance filled with all the flowers, canoeing , cuddles , trash TV watching , cars , pumpkin carving , couples costumes, hilarious text chains, hot cocoa, sexual tension, lap dances, and high steam. I already can’t wait to find out which divorced man is next to find love in the series.