Bromance Book Club, The

Lyssa Kay Adams
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.


Reviewed: 2021-10-24

My second favorite trope will always be Second Chances. My first favorite trope will always be Enemies to Lovers. I love when characters get second chances at romance together. The Bromance Book Club has the Second Chance trope, and I loved how the male protagonist had to win back his wife by going to a Book Club with his baseball teammates. Romance books can help with relationships.

Reviewed: 2020-04-24
Read the whole thing in one sitting. It had some norm-core moments, passing phrases here and there that were not my favorite. (At one point, the hero compares talking to his wife with handling a skittish dog. Cringe.) Still, overall I appreciate the goals of the book, which are to 1) encourage men to support each other, learn to do emotional labor, and dismantle toxic masculinity, and 2) tell a fun story at the same time.

Pair this up with "Awards for Good Boys" by Shelby Lorman, and you've got yourself a hilariously pointed little holiday gift for the Good Boys in your life.
Reviewed: 2019-12-29

Romance is not usually part of my reading repertoire, but ...
A group of guys secretly reading romance novels to try to improve their relationships, yes, I'll try it! I will admit at first I thought I'd made a huge mistake as the writing is super simple but once I got used to it I actually really enjoyed this book.
Things I didn't expect:
- Male friendships
- Diversity
- Significant character development in both the main characters
I would say don't judge a book by its cover, but I actually like this cover :)
And as a bonus the author @lyssakayadams has a cute insta with profiles of all the bros in the bookclub

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