The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Monday, November 4, 2019


by Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: November 5th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

I haven't had this much fun with a book in a very long time! The Bromance Book Club is the sort of book that has you laughing your butt off, but also trying to gather yourself after you've crumbled into a puddle because of all the swooning. Lyssa Kay Adams' debut novel was one of my most anticipated romance debuts of the year and she leaves no stone unturned with this amazing story!

The Bromance Book Club solidifies my desire for more marriage-in-trouble romances. There's just something about a good groveling session that just gets to me, particularly if it comes from the hero. In the process of building up his career as a very famous baseball player, Gavin Scott has neglected his wife. Now Thea is asking for a divorce, but Gavin is not ready to let her go just yet. Unfortunately for him, he has absolutely no clue how to win her affections back or even where to begin with his wooing. Enter the Bromance Book Club, a book club with a bunch of men reading romance novels to learn more about women. Gavin is initially very wary - I mean, to a very manly guy, it sounds ridiculous that he could learn something about how to seduce his wife - but once he starts his assigned reading, he gets an idea or two ... I loved Gavin so much! He is undeniably a knucklehead at times - romance heroes I tell you! But he is absolutely a hero who is endearing with his utmost devotion to wanting to win Thea's love back again. He falters quite a bit in the process, but he is so determined and unf, I love a good grovel and Gavin is an expert at it.

Thea is an equally excellent protagonist. She is fierce and very confident, sometimes to a fault, but you can't really blame her for it. While also dealing with her failing marriage, she's also facing an identity crisis. She wants to find herself and wants to put herself first for once in her life. Thea could be stubborn, especially when it came to forgiving Gavin, but her feelings are understandable. I loved both her soft and hard moments. She is a what I would call a well-rounded character and a perfect partner for Gavin once they work through their issues.

The Bromance Book Club wouldn't have worked had it not been for the amazing chemistry Thea and Gavin shared. I needed to believe that there was a connection there forcing these two back together and Lyssa does a stellar job at showcasing that connection. All the wooing and the romancing had this girl swooning. It's such a good romance, you guys! I couldn't get enough! I also need to mention Gavin and Thea's twin daughters! These two girls could not have been more different in terms of their personalities and their feelings for their parents. They play an important role in the book and I loved how the author included them without them being an impediment to the romance. Of course, I also have to mention the hilarious book club members. My goodness, these guys, were a complete riot! They had me laughing out until I was in tears. This is definitely the kind of book you want to be reading in public if you don't want to attract any weird looks. :) I'm really excited to get to know everyone better in the next book, which will feature one of my favorite side characters from this book! I can't wait to see what goodness Lyssa Kay Adams will deliver.

Anyways, this book epitomizes everything that I love in a good fun romantic comedy - lots of laughs, lots of swoons, and lots of emotions. Read it, friends!

What are some of your favorite romance books that have made you laugh and swoon?
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