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Budding Attraction (Divorced Men's Club Book 3) Kindle Edition
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.
- ASIN : B0B3DMLFCF
- Publisher : May Books (November 16, 2022)
- Publication date : November 16, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 3088 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 283 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #735 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
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The DMC group gets together a few times, and their chat is still going strong, and it was so great to revisit with them all again. I really loved this book. It just hit all the right notes and was so smartly written. I laughed, I swooned, I sighed. I just enjoyed it so much!
This is a friends to lovers story where they discover both at the same time, with honesty and communication.
P.S. Looks like we may finally be getting Art & Joey next!?! Preorder "Employing Patience" now. ❤ Plus, a new spinoff series that may feature some of the background cuties we've met who aren't a part of the DMC! Book 1, The Husband Hoax is available for preorder. So much more to love!
I loved the silly flirting, especially when Orson let it drop that he used to be a stripper and then used it to his advantage to finally get the show on the road with Ford.
This was a fun and flirty read and a great addition to the DMC.
There was one SMALL scene that kind of made me go...maybe that didn't need to be there? With the plug in the shower...and the talk about cleaning out...after the plug had been there for a while. I feel like we're past that point at that point. That could just be me?
I still really loved this story and I can't wait for more.
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Orson has been through a lot. He found his love but then his wife died suddenly, he hit the rails and eventually, thanks to the efforts of his friend Art, found himself back in his previous hometown.
Given this second chance, he opens up a florists and has been muddling along when his path crosses with Ford’s.
There’s something there from the start but Orson’s straight…
However, the more time the two men spend together, the more Orson finds himself craving Ford’s company and wanting to find out more about him, he’s feeling all sorts of feels and not sure exactly what that might mean.
What I loved the best about this latest from Saxon is that these two men don’t mess about, they talk, constantly, about their feelings, about how Orson doesn’t quite understand this new attraction to Ford but how he’s not willing to throw it away by not exploring.
And ooooh boy do they explore! The sexual awakening and exploration scenes in this are not only seriously smoking, they’re filled with an incredible tenderness as Ford lets Orson set the pace and push his own boundaries.
They’re mature men, having discussions and conversations, there’s not a jot of unnecessary drama caused by miscommunication.
Even the one niggly moment at the 80% odd mark isn’t dramady for the sake of it, it comes directly from the narrative and has a very satisfying outcome which gives the reader another insight into how perfect both men are for each other.
There’s the usual dry humour that’s been a hallmark so far from the Divorced Men’s Club books, the rest of the gang is on hand to dish out totally unhelpful advice and take the mickey out of both men and the small town setting is explored a bit more in this one.
With potential new set ups being introduced in this book, as well as the Art/Joey pairing I am DYING for, this series from Saxon is shaping up to be an absolute cracker.
This is a story of self discovery and shows how you can think you have yourself all figured out, especially when you are in your forties and then bam, someone walks into your life and turns everything you believed about yourself on its head!
Orson had a happy life, was married to a woman he loved and then she died suddenly and he fell into a pit of despair, sleeping around, drinking too much and making bad judgements which landed him in the hospital. At rock bottom he reached out to Art. They had not really been close friends before he left town but Art came to his rescue and saved him. Who knew the caustic Art had such a soft and caring side to him!
Orson turned his life around, moved back to Kilborough, bought a florist shop and a little house and was happy with his lot until one day he found Ford, the large tattooed slightly intimidating garage owner standing in his shop.
Ford is the biggest flirt, he flirts with everyone and when he turns the charm on Orson and asks him out to dinner the very straight Orson cannot believe the unsettling feelings he has and can’t believe he said yes, but it’s not a date!
Orson and Ford were perfect together. Ford was so thoughtful and never pushed or pressured Orson, he let him deal with his changing feelings in his own time and if all he got was Orson’s company and friendship he would have settled for that as long as he had him in his life.
The banter and humour flowed and as always Saxon’s writing was brilliant as she led us through Orson’s bi-awakening and oh boy was there a lot of steam as he discovered himself! I love all the diverse characters in the DMC and can’t wait for Art’s story next.
Orson wasn’t even bi-curious when things began between he and Ford and I loved reading about this man who had been all the way to the bottom who was willing to open his mind and his heart to something completely out of the realm of his experience.
The descriptions of Ford have always made my brain go ‘yum’ and this story completely solidified that. A gentle giant – with a past – I loved how respectful he was of Orson’s previous life experiences, of the fact that all they might share was friendship, and their journey together.
Other members of the DMC featured as usual (please, when are we getting Art’s story?) and their helpfulness if you want to call it that was appreciated. I loved Ford and Orson’s interactions with the kids building cars – it was wholesome, cheeky and irreverent in a way that definitely reminds me of my experiences with teenagers.
I readily admit that in my mind, Orson’s Pour Some Sugar on me moments could have featured in a Magic Mike film, and I truly loved the banter between these two guys. The friendship that grew between them was just awesome and I enjoyed every page of this book. Really looking forward to reading more and I am a certified member of the Saxon James fan club!