Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: The Bromance Book Cluc #1
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon, Audiobook borrowed from Scribd
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.
There has been so much hype around this book – and for good reason.
I loved every second of reading this book.
Normally I don’t love second chance romances, particularly when the couple is already married with kids. I feel like it’s hard to develop that relationship and show the history and past hurts and how they fell in love while also building a new relationship, but somehow with this one, I felt like I understood this couple, their problems, and the things that kept them together.
I felt like I completely understood where things went wrong and why it was worth saving.
Most of all, the concept of a Bromance Book Club for these professional athletes to come together and read romance novels so that they can get tips for their real-life relationships is kind of the sweetest thing ever.
There was a lot of feminist undertones in this book that I truly appreciated as well.
I also kind of love Gavin and his stutter.
One thing this book did really well, was not make it too easy for Gavin to get back into his wife’s good graces. He had to work for it and he wasn’t perfect. He made a lot of mistakes, but even though he was fumbling through it, his intentions were clear which kept me rooting for him.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Yes
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Book Boyfriend Rating: # stars