An Absolutely Fun and Energetic End of Summer Rom-Com... Let the Bromance In! | Review: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

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The first rule of book club: you don't talk about book club. 


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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.




The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5--nearly 4 stars)
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. 

GIVE ME ALL THE FIGHT CLUB REFERENCES. Incidentally, it's hilarious to me that I've never seen Fight Club but even I use that quote in various contexts. In all seriousness, I knew I was going to enjoy The Bromance Book Club because I'm shallow and its name really got me. Not sure why it got me, but it did, and here we are. It's surely been the second summer of romance novels for me and I've been having a bit of a 'WHO AM I?' crisis.

(Just kidding. The crisis is more of the 'OKAY, WHY HAVEN'T I STARTED READING THE GENRE SOONER?' variety. It's fine. I'm fine. Smile through the frustration, Jessica.)

To be perfectly honest with you, I'm not sure if this is considered a romantic comedy but it checked all the right boxes for me and I'm considering it such. I'm playing genre God, okay? Moving on. The Bromance Book Club had me feeling joyous and a little angsty at times; after finishing it I had this big and slightly creepy grin going on.

Fair warning: this is the type of book that is so fast and fun, you'll likely devour it in one sitting. It demands your full attention. Ideally, I'd have finished this on the beach with a glass of wine, but I'd rather not get sun-burnt/hate the heat and ran out of wine last weekend. So. The Bromance Book Club actually got read in front of my air conditioner, with an entire pot of coffee, during one sitting--which is kind of the same thing if you close your eyes.

You know that hopelessly gooey and warm and fuzzy feeling you get after reading a book that is pure fun? You've got that dopey smile and you're just like, aw, I really enjoyed that read? This is what The Bromance Book Club will make you feel. It is definitely a feel-good novel that still gives you enough of an emotionally packed punch that it isn't a full on cheese fest. (Not that full on cheese fests aren't a fun, wholesome time.)

What I loved most about The Bromance Book Club was the way it made me feel while reading it. I went from flinching, to swooning, to fanning myself, to full on laughing my arse off and back again. If you're a fan of novels that make you laugh and feel above all else, this will definitely provided that spark of energy. It's. So. Freaking. Fun. Can you really go wrong with a group of slightly oblivious men making a book club to better understand their wives via romance?

TELL ME WITH A STRAIGHT FACE THAT THE POTENTIAL ISN'T THERE. I'll wait.

I also liked that it felt less like the romance novels I've read recently, as it dealt primarily with a married couple struggling to find their way to each other. This was what revitalized me on the genre--and is what kept me reading through some of its less than stellar moments. Let's face it: all novels have their flaws and The Bromance Book Club is no different. It, however, doesn't take away from the novel's overall entertainment or emotional value.

While it wasn't my favourite romance novel of the year, it certainly made the top ten! Perfect for fans of the genre and who love second chance romances. Bring your sense of humor and you'll be in for a wicked good time.

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