Title: The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Andrew Eiden & Maxwell Caulfield
Length: ~9 hours (352 pages)
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Source: Library (Libby app)
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.
This was SO CUTE! As much as I love romance books about new relationships, my favorite thing about this book was that it shows what comes next. Relationships are hard work. This book is about a married couple in a relationship at its breaking point, where both parties have to decide if it’s still worth the effort.
I like that Gavin is a successful, professional athlete, but he feels so grounded and real. He has fears and insecurities. He isn’t the stereotypical confident jock.
Thea lost herself in her marriage and her children. She wants to recover the spontaneous, passionate artist she used to be, but she’s not sure there’s room in her marriage for her to be who she wants to be.
The book club was HILARIOUS. The premise was absurd, but I appreciated the effort all these “alpha males” put into understanding women and improving their relationships, and their antics had me laughing out loud.
This was a sweet and realistic second-chance romance. It showed how people change and fake it in relationships, but that creates an opportunity to either call it quits or try to fall in love again.