Country music’s golden boy Colton Wheeler felt the most perfect harmony when he was with Gretchen Winthrop. But for her, it was a love him and leave him situation. A year later, Colton is struggling to push his music forward in a new direction. If it weren’t about to be the most magical time of year and the support of the Bromance Book Club, he’d be wallowing in self-pity.
It’s hard for immigration attorney Gretchen not to feel a little Scrooge-ish about the excess of Christmas when her clients are scrambling to afford their rent. So when her estranged, wealthy family reaches out with an offer that will allow her to better serve the community, she’s unable to say no. She just needs to convince Colton to be the new face of her family’s whiskey brand. No big deal…
Colton agrees to consider Gretchen’s offer in exchange for three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton throws himself into the task of proving to her there’s a spark between them. But Gretchen and Colton will both need to overcome the ghosts of Christmas past to build a future together.
Title: A Very Merry Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #5)
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication Date: November 1, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
You already know. I love this series with all my heart. Adams has somehow written these characters that feel so real yet there’s an element of rom-com always within that makes the endings so satisfying.
Colton was probably the ultimate man-baby of the group. All of the men in the Bromance Book Club have some level of whiny child level-ness going on, but Colton was at the top of the list. That’s part of what makes them so likable and funny, in my opinion.
I love that we got to keep Gretchen! She was so cool for that split second we saw her in Liv and Mack’s book so I’m really glad she got her own story with Colton. An unlikely pair, to say the least, but they came together nicely. I loved understanding the why behind her behavior and career, etc. Everything added up into this beautiful angst of a story and finale.
The Christmas vibes were there and they were beautiful. A little grumpy sunshine moment but make it Christmas, is how I’m pretty sure this book was pitched. Gretchen really resisted getting in the holiday spirit, but Colton pushed until she had her own little found family and circle of happiness.
I love this series so much!! I’m not sure whether or not this was the last book in the series, but I hope not! Or, at least, I hope we get a spin-off series. I love reading about this feminist, woman-written group of men that are nutty and whiny and oh so lovable. I need more!