Book Review: The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club

By: Lyssa Kay Adams


The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, 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 saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.


Review

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐💫

Bookish Tip: Instead of a bookish tip this time around, I am going to give you my review in one word: Fresh.

Warning: My opinion is not a popular one. I wanted nothing more than to REALLY, REALLY love The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams…like five-star-rating love…like I-am-going-to- squeal-every-time-I-talk-about-it love…….and yet I did not.

What Worked?

  • The plot is fresh – a husband who is on the brink of divorce joins a romance book club to help save it? Definitely FRESH.
  • The plot is both humorous and witty.
  • The banter between the guys – although a bit unrealistic in my opinion because guys DO NOT talk like this – will have you laughing a lot.
  • Gavin and Del, Gavin’s best friend, are both very charming.
  • Thea is one tough cookie.
  • There is a good amount of angst.

What Did Not Work?

  • Liv, Thea’s sister, is a bit irrational and a free loader.
  • Mack’s behavior throughout the entire book feels unwarranted and readers will never really know as to why. Is he really just a douche?
  • There is not a lot of steam or chemistry between Gavin and Thea. I can live without the steam. I cannot live without chemistry.

But the real reason as to why I did not love this book – because I can over look all of my dislikes – is the ending. It feels sudden and rushed so much so that I was taken back. Word for word my thoughts were….”Wait…it’s over? That’s it?”

Eh.

Recommendation: A three and a half star review is still a good review. I pre-ordered the next book in the series, Undercover Bromance, because it is about Liv and Mack. Yes, I do realize that is contradictory but there’s got to be more to them. Right? We shall see.


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