Review: The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams

Review: The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay AdamsThe Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Published by Berkley
Published: November 5, 2019
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four-stars

The first rule of this 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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

There is something oddly amusing thinking about a group of professional athletes sitting around reading romance books. Just the idea of these guys that play these sports like football and hockey picking up a swoony romance book makes me giggle. So the concept of The Bromance Book Club had me from the start. I was curious how a story like this would play out. It had the potential to be too cliché and out there, but all in all it lived up to my excitement and I’m so happy to have read it.

The Bromance Book Club is about Gavin, a professional baseball player that has been asked for a divorce from his wife Thea after she reaches her  limit when Gavin loses his cool by something she reveals…she has been faking it in bed. Having been kicked out of the house Gavin gets super drunk one night and is brought into the fold of the Bromance Book Club. What is the Bromance Book Club? It is a club filled with Nashville’s top athletes/alpha males and it is used to better these men for the women they love and in the long run the women they are raising. With the help of the book club and a steamy romance book Gavin starts to woo his wife in a way he should have done to begin with. The question is, is it too late or can Gavin and the Bromance Book Club save his marriage?

What I really loved about this book was how it tackled the alpha male stereotype.  These guys were aware how they were behaving, how their toxic masculinity was effecting their lives and the lives of the women they loved and they did something about it in the most “girly” way imaginable. They took something so ‘feminine’ and ‘cliché’ like reading a romance book and used it to help them see the errors of their ways. Was it a perfect plan? Definitely not. They seriously got themselves into a whole boatload of trouble this way, but it also softened them. They learned that being a strong male doesn’t mean you have to be an alpha male. Through their friendship and the books they were reading they made themselves better and I just adored that aspect.

The Bromance Book Club was a quick read and a fantastic debut to this series. It was a fun journey and I honestly don’t want to give too much away because I think you should read it. Did it sometimes become over the top? For sure.  But in the end it was all worth it. Pick this one up and get ready for book 2. That one is going to be a doozy.

 

 

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