Monday, June 5, 2023

Employing Patience by Saxon James Blog Tour

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


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.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Divorced Men's Club series!
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Employing Patience by Saxon James

Book 4
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“What can I say?” I kiss his jaw. “You mouth was made to be filled.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Employing Patience is the fourth installment in the Divorced Men's Club. It can be read as a standalone, but I don't recommend it seeing as you will miss the first three, which are all must reads!!

Art is the player of the group. He never really lets anyone see what's under the surface. Art doesn't do repeats and keeps his calendar busy. He's the one who takes care of everyone else. When Joey walks into the bar looking for a job, Art knows he should turn him away. He says he's straight, but boy does he like to flirt with Art, which could be dangerous for Art when he finds himself falling for the straight bartender.

Joey has guardianship of his two younger sisters, with that the bills are piling up. When he goes into Art's office, he sees Art's interest (or irritation) and knows he needs this job but flirting with the boss does things to him he never expected. Joey says he's straight but something about Art draws Joey in, in ways he never expected or saw coming.

I loved getting to see a vulnerable side to Art. He's always the rock and protector of his friends but to see him let someone in is so sweet. Art and Joey were so sweet together, but their banter was on point. I always love getting to see the men from the DMC. I can't wait for what's next with this group!!

This is the fourth book in the series – and it is lovely to see how early couples are living their best lives, but you could read this as a standalone and still really enjoy the story.

Art is a good guy, with a successful family business, and a secret benefactor identity. He is persuaded by the very handsome (but straight) Joey to give him a bar job. Little does he realise that Joey is working to keep his sisters in school, and trying to get his high school studies finished, years after he had to leave school. In fact, Art really doesn't want to be involved in Joey's life at all... his attraction to him is strong, yet pointless.

Joey cannot take on anymore, so when he is attracted to Art, he has to deny them both, he would crack.

Obviously they are not as good at this ignoring game, or the story would be very short... instead these two are super chilled and to say they are patient would be a lie, but they certainly choose to play the long game. I rather liked their building intensity, and yet their level of control at holding back the feelings which are growing. Not often do we have to be patient too, but it is definitely worth it!

A very enjoyable read about a pair of good guys, from completely different backgrounds and outlooks, but bound by love and chemistry!

This is part of a series but you can definitely read it as a standalone. I've only read one other book in the series, and I had no problem following along. I enjoyed this book solely because of the banter and flirting between Art and Joey, that just made me smile the whole way through. Art is your typical one and done kind of guy while Joey has a ton of stuff to deal with in his life. I loved watching their relationship evolve and seeing them finally getting that happily ever after.



Author Bio

Saxon James, Male, Male 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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