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The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Published by Berkley on November 5, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I’ve seen so many great reviews on The Bromance Book Club I decided I must read it! I had the eARC from Berkley and the audio from the library which I combined to read it. I do think the narration is always a plus for banter and adds to the emotional experience.
I seem to be reading many more books on this topic – saving a marriage – than ever before. While all couples have different backgrounds, hot buttons and emotional issues, there is an overwhelming fact — communication is critical.
I didn’t especially like Gavin or Thea, the main couple in this romance. Thea chose to not communicate and just go along with things, which is an error of omission, but still a lie. An intimate, primary relationship suffers greatly with this choice. Gavin was on the road and building his career and didn’t pay attention to things at home. I was especially disturbed how he was not closer to his daughters.
Bromances are a complete joy and guys reading romance is a hoot! I found the author’s interweaving of a historical romance to be clever and hilarious. It took some courage to read and utilize the perspectives found there. Reading is a key to seeing different perspectives and can help develop empathy to other situations.
I did really appreciate Gavin’s efforts. BUT since he was off season, I would have really liked to see him do some cleaning around the house! But since we didn’t see Thea cleaning all the time either, maybe they had help, as they could afford it. I loved when he spent time with the daughters so Thea could take a breather.
I enjoyed the journey and growth of this couple and will be very interested to see what else happens in this bromance world. Next up is The Undercover Bromance.
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