The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

March 25, 2020

 

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. 

 

 

Synopsis: 

 

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.

My Review:

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.

 

 

Reading Challenges:

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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