Review: Platonic Rulebook by Saxon James (Divorced Men's Club #2)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing.
Saxon James returns with the second book in her Divorced Men's Club series, and this one's got two best friends who need to figure out if their friendship can survive one (or more) hook-up(s). Platonic Rulebook is all about Griffin Andrews and Heath Turner. The two have been best friends for what feels like forever, and they're each other's person. So, when Griff and his wife finally push through with their plans to separate after their only child heads off to college, Heath being there to give his best friend the support he needs is a given. Griff's been telling the guys in the Divorced Men's Club that he can't wait to live it up with whichever woman OR man may catch his fancy, and Heath, who's the eternal bachelor that isn't interested in committed relationships with any guy, is the perfect wingman. Then the unexpected happens--Griff and Heath begin to see each other in ways neither one ever imagined. But that's exactly what they do--imagine how things would be between them if they act on their attraction...and imagine if they can continue being "just" friends or if there could actually be a chance of them being more. Only, what might it cost them both?
Oh, Lordy, Lordy, Looooordy! Griff and Heath are absolute #BestieCoupleGoals. The friends-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites in the romance genre, and this author knew how to add her own creative spin to things in order to make Griff and Heath's story one that was both entertaining and endearing. This had a bit of a slow burn feel to it, which I think made it work even better because there isn't that whiplash feeling of them going from best friends to hooking up after just a chapter or two. I love the dynamic they shared and how there wasn't even a doubt in their minds that they had each other's backs. Now admittedly, there may have been some hesitation in their hearts when it came to crossing that line between platonic and passionate and romantic, but I think that's to be expected, and pretending otherwise would have probably given me pause, and not in a good way. There was so much to love and adore about Griff and Heath and the other guys in the Divorced Men's Club. Oh, and let's not forget Felix, but then Saxon James has what sounds like delicious plans for him. As for Platonic Rulebook, well, that easily gets five stars, and I cannot wait for the other DMC stories!
Read my reviews for the Divorced Men's Club series:
Roommate Arrangement (book one) - five stars - My Review
Platonic Rulebook (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 15 June 2022
Date Read: 12 June 2022
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