G. Bianco, 2019
“The first rule of this book club: You don't talk about book club.” At this tagline, it’s clear to see that Lyssa Kay Adams’s novel, The Bromance Book Club, is going to be a whirlwind of fun. This witty and unique romance has the book community abuzz with rave reviews and (spoiler alert) this one is going to be another one!
Pro baseball player Gavin Scott's marriage is in trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he freaks out at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship and Thea asks for a divorce. When Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him, in walk his friends with a plan: Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Desperate to save his marriage, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on how to save his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for him to win back the trust of his wife.
What at first seems like such a laughable and cheesy book will have you sucked in from page one! The whole Bromance Book Club is well meaning and hysterical and the cast of characters that Adams creates is just genius.
Readers will be laughing from the first chapter at the humor, sarcasm, and situations Gavin and the bromance book club get into as well as Gavin’s hapless attempts to win Thea over. I was laughing out loud on page two, binge-read the book in two days, and I just wanted more!
What I really liked was how Thea had her own agency. It wasn’t just a man trying to seduce a woman; it was two people rediscovering their love for one another. The alternating points-of-view helped show the struggles both Gavin and Thea have and how it affects their marriage and love life. It also shows just how much they truly love the other person, despite not being able to properly convey it sometimes, and how two people can somehow find their way back to one another.
Romance fans will be laughing and swooning at this couple falling back in love with one another and their meddling friends and family that get involved along the way. I can’t wait for Adam’s next book in the series to come out in March 2020!
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