Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan.
Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush.
Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.
Title: Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #3)
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication Date: October 27, 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This was 3.5 star read for me. Far from being the best book in the series, but still not a bad book. This book features our resident friends to lovers Noah and Alexis. We got to know both of them better in book two so I was happy to see they are the featured couple for this book.
This book deals with a lot of hard family relationships and expectations. Alexis is navigating new family relationships and Noah is dealing with old family wounds that won’t stop opening. All of these relationships were well done and made me feel a small dose of the complicated that these two were surely feeling. I think Adams navigated it all well while still staying true to the characters and the arc they both needed.
On the other hand, this book was kinda slow. I think this book was more of an emotional journey rather than a plot-driven physical one, which is great, but it made me lose interest sometimes.
Also, I wasn’t feeling loads of chemistry and heat between Noah and Alexis. I’m not sure why. Maybe that’s the price you pay sometimes when it’s a friends to lovers, but I missed it. That’s not to say there weren’t some yearning, angsty moments, but it didn’t quite line up for me.
Overall, I loved getting to continue with this world and these people I love so much. The bromance is top-notch and the feminism is A+++. How Adams keeps doing it is beyond me, but I salute her nevertheless.
To check out my other reviews, click here. Or to check out more books by Lyssa Kay Adams, go to her Goodreads profile or their website.
I'm All Booked Up YA says
We love the title!
The Book View says
The amount of bromance puns in this series is phenomenal.