Book Club checked off ✔
One of my reading challenges specifically requests that you read a book about a book club. The second I saw the synopsis for Lyssa Kay Adams' The Bromance Book Club and the cover for this book, I knew this had to be the book I would read for that particular challenge.
The cover drew me in, and I really liked the premise of the story. It got off to a really great start and I enjoyed reading it. It was a solid five star for me at first, then there were certain things that happened throughout the story that kind of turned me off.
I will talk more about that later. For now, let's talk about the genre. This book involves a couple that is trying to save their marriage after they start talking about divorce. Most of the time, I read books about college students, when it comes to romance, so this was a little bit different for me to read.
I was going to buy the book, but I'm on a budget and I have a strict rule about not paying over $4.99 for a e-book. I will pay ten dollars for a paperback, no problem, but paying that much for a e-book, I just can't do.
Knowing that I wanted to read to this book, I decided to comb my state online virtual library to see if they had it to read. Thank God they did! I had to wait a bit before I could read it, but when I finally received it, I dove straight in.
Gotta love my online library for saving me in this reading challenge.
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.
I give The Bromance Book Club four stars. (Though in reality this book would probably be more like a three and half for me.)
The book started off great. Even though it was told in third person, and the alternating points of view were not clearly defined, (which I prefer when reading alternating points of view), I still enjoyed the book. Gavin was a likable character that I had a soft spot for. I felt bad for him when people made fun of his stutter. I thought some of the guy side characters were hilarious, especially Mack, and I can't wait to see what Lyssa Kay Adams does for his book.
There are a few reasons why this book is not a five star read for me.
First, and it's actually kind of hilarious to admit this because I did this in a book myself, I was not a fan of the book within the book. Going back and forth between passages in the Courting the Countess book and Gavin and Thea's story, really got boring after a while. I may need to remove it from the book I wrote if I ever decide to revisit it. In fact, at the end I detested the Countess parts and completely skipped over them. I also really hated Thea after a while because she was being completely unreasonable with Gavin. The whole reason they wanted a divorce was a bit childish, especially since Thea was unforgiving and refused to meet Gavin half way. Her sister was also a horrible influence on her. Because of these reasons, I had to drop my rating for the book.
I'm being generous by giving it a four, but I didn't hate it, and the parts I did enjoy were enough to keep me reading.
I do recommend this book if you like romantic comedies and enjoy dual points of view.
You can read The Bromance Book Club by clicking HERE.
This book fulfilled two of my challenges
For the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge I picked this book as my book about a book club. This was the perfect book to fit that category on the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge
I also chose it for a book released in 2019 for my Nerd 2020 Challenge.
Since this book is not considered a NA book I could not use it for my NA Goodreads challenge.