Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams – Review

The Bromance Book Club #2


Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.

Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a pastry 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 though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.

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Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams – Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.


I was enamored by the first book in this series, so, I was excited to read Undercover Bromance as well. However, I did not like it as much as the first book.

Book 1 was brilliant. A wholly fleshed-out book-within-the-book concept, Gavin and Thea struggling through their marriage, realizing their faults, and trying to mend their relationship swept me off my feet.

This book also has the book-within-the-book concept, but I just could not connect to Mack and Liv. I felt that Mack and Liv’s relationship lacked chemistry. I just simply didn’t find the zing in their romance.

Thanks to the supporting cast comprising of Mack’s friends from the book club who help him sort out his relationship with Liv and Liv’s sister and friends who help her overcome her past trauma, I was able to reach the end of the story.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read for me, but I expected a lot more.

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Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams


Genre: Romance || Pages: 348 || Published on March 10th 2020 by Berkley



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Lyssa Kay Adams

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.

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