A delightful romance.
WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT
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.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
Lyssa Kay Adams’ The Bromance Book Club is a delightful and heartfelt romance novel. And it’s steamy too.
I loved many things about this book. First and foremost is Gavin and Thea’s love story. For three years, Thea has been faking it inside and outside the bedroom, while Gavin has failed to notice it. He made his career a bigger priority than his marriage and didn’t ask himself if his wife was happy.
Secondly, I liked how both of them had a “backstory” instead of just one of the MCs in most romance books. Moreover, both of them recognized their faults and chose to address them (well not voluntarily).
Moreover, Adams is not afraid to dig deep into her characters’ marriage. Maintaining a marriage is not pretty. It requires work which is emphatically pointed out here.
I also liked how Thea never considered Gavin’s stutter a defect in him. Reading a central character who is hot, sexy, and has a stutter made this story real to me. I longed for Thea and Gavin to get back together.
Further, I loved how Adams normalizes reading romance novels by men. Throughout the story, Gavin reads a historical romance novel for inspiration. Adams sneakily changes the title of the novel according to Gavin’s present situation which made me chuckle.
I wholeheartedly recommend The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams to every romance lover.
Genre: Romance || Pages: 352 || Published on November 5th 2019 by Berkley
Lyssa Kay Adams is the pen name of an award-winning journalist who gave up the world of telling true stories to pen emotional romances. She’s also a diehard Detroit Tigers fan who will occasionally cheer for the Red Sox because her husband is from Boston.
Lyssa lives in Michigan with her family and an anxiety-ridden Maltese who steals food and buries it around the house and who will undoubtedly be a character in a future book.