Employing Patience, Divorced Men's Club #4 by Saxon James

Employing Patience gives us the story of the man who founded the DMC aka Divorced Men's Club, for which this series is aptly named for. I know I am not alone in hoping Art's HEA was of epic proportions and like I mention in my review. It was worth waiting 4 books for. 

From the blurb:


When it comes to regrets, I have none. My life is perfect. I own a bar, work hard, party harder, and smother my niblings in all the love they deserve. I don’t need to settle down, as much as my sister might want me to.

But then Joey Manning walks into my office and leaves me all but begging to give him a job … and wanting to give him so much more.

The self-professed straight man is in my head and while I know that I need to move on from him, my body isn’t getting that message. It doesn’t help that Joey is a grade A flirt who can banter with the best of them.

I’ve never had regrets. Not until Joey Manning.


The bills keep piling up and the pressure to get my sisters through college before we’re evicted is always on the back of my mind. Whoever said life was for living, clearly forgot that living’s expensive.

My default mode is stressed AF and working myself to the bone, and there’s only one person who gives me a break from all that.

Art de Almeida.

My boss.

The one man I shouldn’t flirt with, but I can’t seem to stop. I want to get under his skin. To leave him panting for me. Which wouldn’t be such a bad thing except that he thinks I’m straight, and I’ve never bothered to correct him.

I need this job.

But some days I worry that I need Art more.

Employing Patience is a low angst, small town, employer/employee romance. It has a ridiculous found family, prince charming costumes and the king of anti-commitment falling hard.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝙸 𝚜𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚞𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚒𝚛."

Words cannot express how much I adored this book. Saxon has been edging us with Joey and Art for quite a while throughout this series. I can honestly say after finishing it that it was definitely worth the wait. There were so many things I loved about this romance. Art's commanding ways when it comes to the bedroom. All the marking. *fans self*. Joey's determination to provide for his sisters. What an amazing uncle Art is to his niblings. The vulnerabilities these two show when the other least expects it. The banter. All the hilarious sarcastic banter whether between Art and Joey or between Art and his DMC club members. If I wasn't fanning myself from the steam in this book, I found myself smiling and laughing during the rest of it.

"𝙸'𝚖 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚠𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚎, 𝚑𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝, 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚞𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍."

I mean come on. How can you not laugh at that line. It's impossible. At least for me. In addition to all the humorous moments there were also some really sweet moments too. Art truly does have one of the biggest hearts I've had the pleasure of reading about. No buts about it that man is a giver. And I truly loved that Joey was so appreciative and thankful to Art for his meddling instead of making it into a huge deal. And the epilogue? Oh man the epilogue. It was the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae and exactly the ending I hoped for these two.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

This book has been teased and built throughout the series and we've watched the flirting, the teasing, the pining and yet, Saxon James still takes advantage of a slow build story line to continue to tease us before Joey and Art finally get together, and of course the secrecy and did I mention the pining?

But seriously, this book is LOL funny, endearing AND sweet, with meddlesome friends, Art being sneaky and Joey realizing that what he really wants is right in front of him all along, even if he once thought he was straight...

You don't have to read the entire Divorced Men's Club series to enjoy Employing Patience, but it will add to your frustration and enjoyment of the book if you start at the beginning...

Rating: 5 Stars

Sheena's Review:

This is the story I've been waiting for in this series.  Ever since the first, I've wanted Art and Joey's story, and while I've loved the others and I know you're not supposed to pick a favourite, this is it.  I adored Joey and Art's story, it was everything I hoped it would be.  

Joey was such a great character, especially when you find out more about him, and discover he's not just the shameless flirt you meet in the beginning, he's so much more than that.  He hasn't had it easy and is absolutely determined to get what he wants, and I loved his pursuit of Art.  The chemistry between the two is off the charts, I loved the banter and hot flirting between them, they each gave as good as they got and I loved all their interactions.  The story moves along nicely too, it's not too fast and enough of a burn that it feels satisfying when the two do get together.  I loved that Joey didn't freak out too much about his bi-awakening and Art was so good with him, easing him into it when he finally gave in and they both got what they wanted. 

It's HOT too, lots of passion and heat there, these two are completely compatible and I loved it.  I loved Art's possessive streak, and that Joey reveled in it too.  Art is such a caretaker and that it was Joey that worked out his secret identity, was perfect.  These two truly were meant to be together and I enjoyed every second of this book.  It's such a great world and characters and I'm still hoping for more.  

Rating: 5 Stars

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