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What a gorgeous sexual awakening romance from Saxon

budding attraction coverBudding Attraction by Saxon James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this was just wonderful, it’s a true exploration of how you think you know yourself but then someone comes along who knocks you off balance and you find that maybe there’s more than you ever expected.

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.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Foreward PR. I voluntarily reviewed this book.

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Release Blitz: Navigating Noah by Jaclyn Quinn

Navigating Noah | Jaclyn Quinn

A Shore Thing Novel #4


Release Date: Aug 12th, 2022

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Noah Hathaway

The saying ‘livin’ the dream’ is usually said with sarcasm, but I truly am living my dream in Coral Pointe Inlet with my four best friends. Still, as I watch three of them fall in love, my heart aches a little with longing. It doesn’t help when Hunter, a man I spent an incredible weekend with, comes back to Coral Pointe–not alone, I might add. Regardless, I find myself drifting toward the man. His life has shifted directions, so why am I still hoping his internal compass will lead him to me?

Hunter Reed

Work hard, play harder. I’ve lived by that motto for years–until now. My life has changed drastically since the last time I was in Coral Pointe. Thankfully, one thing has stayed exactly the same: Noah Hathaway, the kind, beautiful man whose heart beats for the people he loves. Navigating through this new reality isn’t easy, but Noah, with his big heart, is determined to make sure I don’t drown. I’ve never been a man looking for forever, but damned if I don’t find myself wanting Noah to throw me that life preserver.

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About The Author

I have been an artist from a very young age. From drawing cartoon characters and evolving into portraits, making jewelry, photography, and now writing. I have an amazing support system in my family and friends and couldn’t be more grateful.#

I live in central New Jersey, love summers at the Jersey Shore, rock music, wine, sexy men, and laughing a lot with my amazing friends and family. Sunday dinners at my parents’ house are crazy, hysterical and you can count on a movie quote…or ten…being thrown out. Insults between siblings is how we show our love for each other!
When I’m not creating, you can find me reading books from my favorite authors. I’m a hopeless romantic, starving for passionate characters and always craving that happy ending, whether in reading or in writing my own books.

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My favourite one yet as this gentle giant finds his happy ending

Navigating Noah coverNavigating Noah by Jaclyn Quinn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve loved every one of the books in this series do far but I have to admit, this one’s definitely my favourite so far.

Noah is just a gentle giant, a genuinely kind and caring guy who’s dealt with some serious losses with grace and a positive attitude.

His brief weekend long fling with Aiden’s best friend Hunter left him aching for more and when he finds out he’s on his way back from New York but not by himself, Noah offers to go pick him up, even though he’s heartbroken at the thought.

What he finds on arrival is not what he expected, instead of a new partner, Hunter’s brought a baby – his son Logan.

Jaclyn then treats the reader to a beautiful romance wherein Hunter learns just what his heart has been missing with his determination to keep it locked up.

Meanwhile, Noah also realises that wanting to be wanted doesn’t always mean having to be the one doing the caring.

As they slowly build their new little family without consciously doing so, both men begin to let themselves believe that falling in love doesn’t always have to mean your heart gets hurt.

With the sweetest baby on the island stealing everyone else’s hearts, this rapidly becomes a low angst, emotionally steamy romance with the fabulous small town vibe the rest of the series has delivered.

Now there’s just Burke to go and given the hints and suggestions we’ve had in the other books, it’s going to be an all guns blazing, frenemies feeling explosion of UST between him and Jared and I am so on board, flags flying high, for it!

Read this series if you want a lovely, low angsty, emotionally connected bunch of characters who genuinely love each other and their community packed with heat and all the feels.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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