Title: The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication date: January 7, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.
My contemporary romance binge-reading marathon is at an all-time high this month, and, guess what, I am ready to rave about another great book. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams was such a heartwarming swoon-read. After a slow start at the beginning, I later found myself constantly flipping through the pages.
As a background to the novel, Gavin and Thea were quickly married after finding out they were pregnant. After years of Gavin playing professional baseball and Thea giving up her dreams in the art world to take care of their twin daughters, the stubbornness and miscommunication between the couple boils over and starts to impact their marriage. While Thea’s answer is a divorce, Gavin vulnerability spirals. But Gavin refuses to let go of his family, and realizes that his marriage, his wife, and his daughters are worth fighting for. And then swoops in Gavin’s teammates, who have created a romance book club, which they use as manuals to help them understand their partners–their needs, wants, dreams, aspirations, and most of all, how to finally have the courage to open yourself up.
One of the main reasons I adored The Bromance Book Club was because communication is a strong element that the characters start using and focusing on throughout the novel. Once the characters crack that communication barrier, the characters become more realistic and relateable. Along with some romantic scenes, the story is littered with both serious moments that make your heart ache and comedic moments that will make your whole body shake with laughter. The main characters, and a lot of the side characters, really made this novel the rom-com I needed in my life.
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Blogger Note: I received this book as a gift from my good friend Shannon. I was not asked to review or promote the book. I reviewed the book at my own discretion. All fangirling, statements, and opinions in this review are my own.