G. Bianco, 2019
The Bromance Book Clubbers are back in Lyssa Kay Adams’s newest installment in the series, Undercover Bromance! However this time, the guys must help one of their own not only get the girl, but get revenge on a sleazy celebrity chef in the process.
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef. Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club. Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart… even while she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
While I had my fears about this sequel not living up to the hype that The Bromance Book Club had, I quickly discovered that my fears were for nothing! Not only do we get the same witty banter from the same Book Club Bros we’ve grown to love, we get an amazingly sexy romance that not only leaves you blushing, but also leaves you thinking about how you can’t truly love someone else and their baggage unless you’ve come to terms with your own.
What I loved about this novel was not only it’s focus on trust and honesty in a relationship and not letting your past define who you are, but the way it handled even deeper topics like sexual harassment and abuse. Adams not only forges a phenomenal love story, but jam packs it with other themes that just bring the book to the next level.
And OH THE CHARACTERS! Not only were Mack and Liv amazing, but I think I laughed at everything The Russian said or did, Rosie and Hop are the perfect mix of quirky and endearing, and the little snippets of Gavin, Thea, and the girls just made me smile and reminisce about The Bromance Book Club! Speaking of, the rest of the book club bros make great appearances throughout and I’d gladly walk into any bookstore with them any day of the week!
What can I say about this book other than that it was just as amazing as the first one! Once again, I found myself laughing by page 2 and binging the entire novel in the span of a day! While it isn’t a second-chance romance like it’s predecessor, Undercover Bromance is the enemies-to-lovers story that everyone needs in their lives right now.
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