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Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #3
Published by Berkley on October 27, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I continue to enjoy the Bromance Book Club series. Really, each book gets better. Crazy Stupid Bromance has so very many great quotes; I’ll struggle to only share a couple. I can’t imagine a better story to relax and laugh.
The main characters, Alexia and Noah, are best friends. They want more but don’t want to lose what they have, a common trope with a very understandable fear. They share losing a parent, and relate to each other well with hobbies and interests. Noah is beyond thoughtful about not rushing her and supporting Alexia with anything happening in her life.
Noah ends up joining the Bromance Book Club when he admits he needs help because he’s in love with Alexia. The book club guys are pretty busy with planning Mack and Liv’s wedding.
Noah groaned and set the Legos on the counter. “Your fiance is out of control.”
“Go easy on him, Liv said. “He’s been planning his dream wedding since he was a little boy.”
Alexia has an unknown sister show up, who wants her to meet her never known father and the whole family. I didn’t like Candi very much but I could understand her. The situation is very complicated. I disliked the way all of them treated Alexia. I appreciated Noah standing up for her and yet letting her make her own decisions.
Noah has his own family problems. He’s finally had enough with being treated like a high school age hacktivist rather than the talented business owner he is, who has done very well for himself financially. His mother is incredibly supportive which is great to see. His whole family really likes Alexia though, so there is no problem there.
The book club, as well as the women in the wedding party do their best to help Noah and Alexia with their relationship and all the family issues they are trying to handle emotionally. I love these characters; what a great group of people they are. Malcolm, I am so with you.
Mack snorted and looked at Malcolm. “What would you say is your pet peeve about poorly crafted romance novels?”
Malcolm crossed his arms. “That would be when two adult characters avoid having a grown-up conversation that could change the course of the story.”
I am going to be thrilled to spend more time with this fun, compassionate group. It looks like the next book, Isn’t It Bromantic, will have us learning more about the Russian and his wife.
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