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.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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.
- 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?”
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.