Title: The Bromance Book Club
Series: Bromance Book Club Series
By: Lyssa Kay Adams
ISBN: 1984806092 (ISBN13: 9781984806093)
Author’s Website: http://www.lyssakayadams.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra
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. (Goodreads)
Well I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The Bromance Book Club is the first book in a new series by Lyssa Kay Adams as well as the first book I have read by Ms. Adams and it most certainly will not be my last. This gem had hunky men, a bookclub and lots of opportunities for this reader to laugh.
The tale begins with Gavin musing over the news (in a big drunken way I might add) that his wife of three years and mother of his twin daughters has asked for a divorce. What is a guy to do? Friends of Gavin’s are not willing to let him mope and certainly NOT give up. Unbeknownst to Gavin, his buddies have formed a book club, a secret romance book club… hilarious idea, yet… very interesting to see the logic as to why the men believed in this SO much.
A quote which stuck with me:
“The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club”
The “guys” take Gavin in because Gavin and his wife were their OTP (one true pairing) so the “guys” could not let a divorce happen! Gavin must read a romance book (Courting the Countess) chosen by the book club. And IF he takes to heart the story, he just may be able to save his marriage – or so the book club members say.
At the heart of the story is an important lesson – trust in a marriage is everything. And communication is very important. Gavin has a tough task but early on I empathized with Gavin. I rooted the whole time for Gavin to have an epiphany. Luckily for him, he did AND he has a VERY forgiving wife. The steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess provide Gavin with more than just grand gestures and flowery words, it also showed Gavin that a relationship worth saving is a relationship that takes – you know the four letter word – WORK. I was glad to see that both parties were amenable to work, for the sake of their relationship and their children.
The story had it all, depth of story-line along with light and laugh out loud moments. And let us not forget the hot and steamy moments as well. I enjoyed the idea of the all male book club. Gavin’s buddies were so on point it was scary (and refreshing). An interesting twist on the story – a rom com (romantic comedy) from a male perspective. A perspective I have not read often.
From the very beginning, I was engaged with the story-line and the terrific writing. I can hardly wait to read the next story in the series, Undercover Bromance.