Title: The Bromance Book Club (The Bromance Book Club, #1)
Author: 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.
Second chance romance, super cute couple, a book inside the book – this has it all!
Although I was not really sure about it at first because my first thought was they broke up because she was faking her orgasms, how weird is that?, but of course it’s much deeper and more complex than that. Also, the couple in this book has already been married for 3 years and they have children so that’s the first for me, but definitely a new and interesting take on second chance romance.
I love how sweet Gavin was and how even though he’s this big hot popular jock, the author created him as someone vulnerable who is not afraid to show emotions. I also liked Thea but I was a bit frustrated with her because at some points she wasn’t even trying and it felt like she just wanted to break up and have nothing to do with Gavin ever again.
Also, another first is that Gavin is a main character who stutters. Even though he’s been insecure about it his whole life, I like how Thea is so supportive of him and accepts his problem instead of trying to fix him or feel uncomfortable by it. I think all of us need a Thea in our life.
The Bromance Book Club part was hilarious, a bunch of baseball players fighting for their girls (and fighting toxic masculinity?) by reading romance novels. My favorite out of them all was Mack of course so I’m super excited to read about him and Liv in the next book (even though she annoyed the heck out of me!).
Let me warn you about something, it might not seem like that at first, but this book gets very steamy. I think the suspense makes the steamy scenes even more hot and spicy. As for the ending, it finished just as I was expecting it to and I’m glad. This book shows that no relationship and marriage is perfect but that it’s most important to keep it 100%, be honest with your partner and communicate. I do love my toxic haters-to-lovers, but these real life trying to make your relationship healthy books are slowly becoming my deal.
All in all this was a short and sweet romance. If you’re looking for a fresh new kind of romance to read, I’d say definitely try this one out!
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