Review| The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club was one of my most anticipated releases of this year and I was finally able to get my hands on it. I was really afraid it would disappoint, but it didn’t at all. It met all of my expectations and more!! Today I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts about this amazing book!

Review| The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams


The first rule of this 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.


The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Published by Berkley on 05/11/2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
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Review

“Romance novels are primarily  written by women for women, and they’re entirely about how they want to be treated and what they want out of life and in a relationship. We read them to be more comfortable expressing ourselves and to look at things from their perspective.”

The Bromance Book Club is a book I heard about a few months ago. The title alone got my attention and after reading what it was about, I knew I needed this book. I have to say it got pretty hyped before it released, so that was pretty scary. Books that are hyped like that can disappoint, but I still made to sure to have this book pre-ordered.

When I picked this book up, I couldn’t put it down. Lyssa Kay Adams writes in a way you just don’t want to stop. She made this story feel very real and I kind of wish something like this would become a TV show or movie. I would go and watch it!

“It’s absolutely true. A woman remembers every time a man winks at her, because we love winking. It’s like catnip. Wink at us, and we roll over and start purring.”

Gavin and Thea got married shortly after meeting and hooking up. Thea got pregnant and they have twin daughters. Gavin is gone a lot with the baseball team and their marriage is starting to suffer. When Gavin finds out Thea was faking it, that was it and things got out of hand. That clearly isn’t their only problem and they both slowly start realizing this. Gavin wants to fight for their marriage, but Thea thinks a divorce may be the best. Will they be able to save their marriage?

This story was so emotional and I felt every emotion the author made these characters feel. I’m sure the pressure of having a marriage in the spotlights, not knowing each other very well and two little kids made things pretty hard. What I loved though was that it was clear from the start they did love each other and their kids. The twins were so cute and I loved the scenes with them in it. The author did a good job showing us how marriage problems affect them as well. I miss that a lot in other romances, so I love that the author added this element. Also, this story shows us how much your own past can influence your look on love.

“”We all have a void,” Del sais a moment later. ” Something that’s missing in us. Something we need but don’t want to admit or don’t even know we’re missing until we find it in that other person. If you want to fix this thing with Thea, figure out what she’s missing inside. Stroke that broken part of her until it doesn’t hurt anymore. That’s how to say I love you to Thea.””

Thea is a strong woman. Her parents were the best examples and let’s just say it was Thea and her sister against the world. Thea is very loving, but I think she lost herself along the way. Even though her marriage was bumpy, she wanted the best for her children and even started following her own dreams again. Through this whole book Thea really opens up and learns a lot about herself and her marriage. Even though she was ready to throw in the towel, she fought for herself and her children.

Gavin had great parents growing up and wants the marriage they have. Gavin stuttered growing up (and still does) and that has definitely made him insecure. Just like Thea he realizes there’s a lot more going on in their marriage and they will have to dig deep. He is depressed for a bit, but I love that he’s willing to fight for her. How he does this is hilarious and he definitely earned a spot on the book boyfriend list.

“At the sight of her nakedness, he moaned and prayed to whatever gods were listening that this wasn’t a dream or some kind of Book Boner psychosis. It could be a thing. He’d have to ask the guys.”

Let’s not forget the book club though. I have to say this was my favorite part of the story. A group of guys come together and help each other’s relationships using romance books. It’s true, romance books really give insight in how women can think and show us different elements of a relationship. I loved that this author used pieces of a romance book Gavin reads to help get his wife back. The whole book club added an amazing element to your “typical” romance story. I laughed out loud a lot while reading about these guys discussing romance books.

The Bromance Book Club really had everything I love in romance books. Great characters, a lot of humor, romance and some steamy moments. This book deserves all of the hype it gets and I really suggest reading it. I marked so many quotes in this story and wish I could share them all. I’m very excited that the sequel will release in March. And I hope that all of the book club characters get a story. I don’t want this series to end.

As you can tell, I really loved this book! I’m so happy the sequel, Undercover Bromance, is coming our way in March 2020. I love when books have characters who love books or if they’re involved in some way. Do you have any of those to recommend? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Review| The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams

  1. This sounds quite interesting. Is it pretty 50-50 between Gavin and Thea? Or is it written more from Gavin’s perspective?

    1. It’s pretty much 50-50! We get to read from both perspectives pretty equally 🙂

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