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.
Title: The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1)
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Genres: Adult, Sports, Romance, Contemporary
This book wrecked me and I’m totally fine with that. It drove me off a cliff, set me on fire, and then laughed at me…and I let it with a smile on my face.
The “marriage in peril” trope is one of my favorites so I knew I was going to like this one, but I didn’t realize how much. The plot was engaging, the characters charming and funny, and the heart of it tear-inducing.
I loved that none of the characters in this book were perfect. There was obvious flaws with them physically mentally, and emotionally, but they were all still so loveable. Gavin and Thea had a lot to work out with each other. They’d hurt each other, were hiding parts of themselves from each other and their own self, and they had to face all of that. It was touching to see them change and open up. And so romantic to see them put themselves back out there like it was day one in their relationship.
As well, I love a series with a strong bromance (see the following sports romance series: Carolina Comets, Playing for Keeps, Off Campus). I know this is only book one in the series so I still have much to learn of all the guys in the Bromance Book Club, but I love what I’ve seen so far. They’re funny, in touch with their emotions (get out of here toxic masculinity), and don’t let each other get away with being idiots.
In short, I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I ordered book two.