The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1)
by Lyssa Kay Adams
Published on November 5, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Also by this author: Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #2)
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.
When The Bromance Book Club caught my eye, I was also giving it major side eye for the reason behind why the main characters’ marriage almost broke apart–come on, Gavin, really? A copy became available at work, and I figured, “Well, alright then.”
This is the romance I never knew I wanted.
I can sing all its praises for the different things it offers: a moving, beautifully told second chance romance between pro baseball player Gavin and his headstrong wife Thea, powerful family dynamics as Gavin and Thea raise twin daughters, strong sister bonds between Thea and her sister Liv. It delivers all of these. Second chance romance can be tricky, but Gavin’s and Thea’s slow falling in love with each other over again is rewarding. They discover things about each other that made me go “awww.” You believe that they will weather the storm together.
And course, the standout is in the title. The bromances that develop between Gavin and several men, who bring Gavin into their “secret book club” of male athletes and higher ups who meet to read romance novels to better understand their partners and spouses, is was the most wonderful part of the book. Not only are they not afraid to explore their feelings in their book discussions, they’re also practicing their motto of becoming the best people they can be for their loved ones. View Spoiler »Where else will you find a group of guys who will wear nail polish and charms while bonding over The Little Mermaid, but also making sure no one besides them will know this? « Hide Spoiler These guys made me snort laugh–actually snort laugh–so many times with their antics and banter. I can’t remember the last time I snort laughed as much while reading a book. I believe that these men care for each other.
You bet I’ll be there for the next episode of the bromance adventures!