Budding Attraction (Divorced Men's Club - Book Three) by Saxon James - Review, Blitz and Giveaway

Saxon James brings us another installment of the Divorce Mens Club, with a widower twist and a bisexual awakening in Budding Attraction

From the Blurb:


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.

Heather's Review:

Sweet, swoony and so amazing!  Budding Attraction is one of those books that just feels like a warm hug as you get to know the characters... and Orson and Ford are characters you definitely want to get to know!

Not only do you get the budding attraction between the florist and the mechanic, you get Saxon James' signature snark and banter AND running commentary from the DMC!

This book benefits from being read in order, so you know the back histories of the men giving advice, but if you're just looking to read a sweet and steamy bi-awakening with flirty banter and not too much angst or drama, you can easily read it standalone.

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen The Reading Queen's Review:

Budding Attraction is just one of those sweet and swoony romances. Orson and Ford totally stole my heart right from the beginning. Their flirty banter was so much fun and when they finally took the first step into the physical just wow! 🔥 Nothing hotter than an experienced Ford showing Orson all the pleasures that come with being with a man!

Both Orson and Ford showed their ages in the fact they were pretty mature about the whole aspect of their growing relationship. They may have been nervous to talk about things like feelings at first, but they always pushed themselves to do it. Orson was also very straightforward and honest which I appreciated. No unnecessary drama. Their HEA was just perfect for the two of them.

As usual the DMC chats were a highlight. Gotta love that, despite all the sometimes weird advice, it all came from a place of caring for their friend. We learn some new things about Art which make me love him even more than I already did. I cannot wait for his book which I am pretty sure includes a young and supposedly straight bartending employee. I also have a pretty good idea about Keller's future love interest after some surprises and that one seems like it will definitely cause a stir. Molly, a new side character, sort of burrowed his way into my heart during the story and I hope he scores a DMC member of his own. I'm excited to find out which member is next!

Release Blitz

Release Date: November 16, 2022

Cover Design: Story Styling Cover Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Rodiney Santiago
Genre: M/M Later-in-Life Romance
Trope: Bi-awakening, small-town

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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.

Member of SCBWI.

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