The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club

Lyssa Kay Adams

Distraught and desperate to save his marriage, Gavin finds help from a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage.

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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.


Advance Galley Reviews

All about falling back in love! Baseball player Gavin Scott finally realizes that he needs his wife to fall back in love with him after she asked him for a divorce. Gavin hits bottom and his friends let him in a secret that helped their marriages by reading romance books that helped them to figure out where they screwed up and helping the couples fall back in love. Thea Scott was frustrated because she had lost her identity and only being around her husband and their twin daughters wasn’t helping. Thea wasn’t painting anymore and the other baseball wives were all about a power trip and being mean wives and Thea didn’t fit in that type of group. The Bromance Book Club is really good and reading about guys reading a regency romance and trying to understand women is kind of funny but yet so good. Lyssa Kay Adams weaves a regency romance with guys trying to understand their wives and salvage their marriages. I hope Lyssa Kay Adams writes more books about the other guys in The Bromance Book Club. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Bromance Book Club - Second baseman for the Nashville Legends, Gavin Scott is invited to become a member of the Bromance Book Club. This means Gavin's marriage is in trouble and his wife just ask him for a divorce and at this point Gavin is desperate for help. Help from a small and "unspoken" Nashville's alpha men group who are currently reading a Regency novel "Courting the Countess". Gavin is confused as to how a romance novel can help him not only woo his wife back and keep her and his family. Lyssa Kay Adams writes a light, a laugh out loud, delightful fun summer read.

This was a cute book and a really unique concept. I enjoyed the men’s interaction and the book club itself! It had laugh out loud moment. However I also got a little aggravated with both Gavin and Thea. All in all, I enjoyed the book. Thanks to First to Read for the opportunity to read the Bromance Book Club.

When baseball player Gavin has problems with Thea, his wife, some of his player friends bring him into their 'book club'. They read romance books to solve problems with their mates. This brings on some funny, tender, loving times as Gavin tries to follow the guys' and book's guidance. I found it very enjoyable rom-com. Thanks to Penguin FTR for a Kindle copy.

When I first read the concept behind this book, I laughed and thought it was awesome. A men's book club that reads romance to understand women better - I mean, it is very funny! A bit unrealistic, maybe, but that's what fiction is all about :) I was right with my initial feelings; there are some very funny moments in this book. Parts of this were highly relatable, and it was so refreshing to read a book about a married couple working on some real issues. It didn't feel overly angsty, the issues felt real, and it was interesting to have some insight into how someone's "backstory" and the road to marriage can impact the relationship down the road. I really, really liked this and would highly recommend it if you're looking for a different perspective on the ins and outs of a marriage that has been tested with an intense athletic career and twin preschoolers. :)

A fun read - loved reading the men's take on romance novels and how they have helped their relationships.

Thank you First to Read for giving me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. I have to say I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more from her. Gavin will do anything to save his marriage to Thea and that includes joining a guys book club. The ups and downs in their relationship and having to start from the beginning and seeing that they can learn to trust and forgive one another kept me wanting to read more to see if they would survive. This was a different take on a romance book for me and I enjoyed it.

I must be the only person in the known universe who did not love this book. I do like some romance novels but this one was just not for me. I really disliked the fake Regency romance the guys were reading for tips. It was lame and was a disservice to all Regency romances ever written. I realize it was just a plot device but it could have been so much better.

Oh my gosh, I loved this book so much! Everything about this was the perfect mix of realism, escapism, romance, humour....I just adored this! I’ve recommended it to everyone and I’m hoping there’s a second book featuring the other two. Also, I’m living this trend of baseball players as romantic leads!

Somewhere in the middle of this book I had to pause and see if the author had written any other books yet. I'm happy to say she has, and I am looking forward to reading them. Reading Gavin and Thea's story was a fun way to spend an afternoon. I love a romance that makes me laugh out loud and this one did that. There was a light-hearted slapstick element to the imagery and interactions between characters that I enjoyed. There was also just enough personal vulnerability and introspection that both Gavin and Thea faced which made them both really relatable and likable. It's definitely a romance novel with a Happily Ever After and characters that are larger than life. The members of the Bromance Book Club were hilarious in their support of Gavin. But that's why I enjoy romance novels- they make me smile and are a little bit make believe. This one took me on a gentle emotional roller coaster as Gavin and Thea learned more about themselves and each other as they worked towards their happy ending. Loved it and really hope this is the start to a series! I'd love to see these characters again (especially Braden Mack!). Thanks to Penguin's First to Read program for an advance digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun book with a great story. I didn't want to put it down, but life got in the way. It was very easy to pick back up and just keep going. Granted, it had more swear words and explicit descriptions than I want to read, but the story was great and it wasn't so much that I just couldn't read it. Definitely a romance novel, but the best take on one I've ever read.

Okay, when I saw the summary for this book, I thought I really needed to read it. I loved the premise of it so much. Dudes forming a book club to read romance books to help them improve their relationships and understand women better? Sign me up! I liked this book a lot, and whipped through it in a couple of days because I just needed to know what was going to happen between Gavin and Thea. There was a need for me to know if they would get their happy ending. Each chapter left me wanting more and I just needed to know where it was going to go. Gavin and Thea are both a little broken, but what really stems from their issues is that they don't communicate very well. I felt for Gavin a lot, because even though he was wrong to move out and not fight for Thea, I found that her just wanting to up and divorce him without hearing him out was a little unfair. We get her backstory and why she is like this, but Gavin doesn't know any of this, so he's so frustrated about why she is completely shutting him out. I did find her a little frustrating to read about, especially since Gavin really wanted to fix their marriage, but it felt like she just didn't even want to fix their problems. I found this super frustrating to read about (kind of why I can't give this book 5 stars), and I also really disliked Thea's sister Liv because she was so mean to Gavin, even when Thea starts to defend him. I love the male friendships in this book a lot. I did kind of get a kick out of Gavin and Mack's animosity towards each other. It could be a little over the top at times, so I was glad Del is able to reel these two in and get them to knock it off. I was super annoyed that the hockey player in this group is just called The Russian the whole time. Gavin didn't even bother to learn him name until the very end! It's not a major thing, but I just thought it was rude. I like the way the book is written, because it goes back and forth between Gavin and Thea's worldview, and the Regency book that Gavin is reading to try to understand how to fix things with his wife. I also loved that he annotated the book so much when he was reading it! I've definitely found my niche when it comes to romance books, and I think sports romances are kind of my thing. So this book ticked off a lot of boxes for me. I don't read a lot of romances about married couples, so this was a new one for me, but I have to admit I really enjoyed it.

The Bromance Book Club Lyssa Kay Adams I have always wondered why men don’t read more romance novels to better understand what women want. Reading this genre would give them tips on what to say and do to win over most women. Men could then use this knowledge for good or for evil. The men in The Bromance Book Club are using the knowledge from reading romance novels for good. They want to save relationships with their wives and girlfriends and help other men too. Thea and Gavin had a whirlwind courtship, quickly married after getting pregnant, had twins and got lost to each other within all life’s everyday routines. They are on the verge of divorce. The Bromance Book Club members stage an intervention with Gavin. This intervention occurs in chapter 3. This is one of the funnier chapters I have read in a long time. It read like you were really listening in to a group of guys discussing romance books or as they refer to them...manuals. Their BB rating system...LOL moment. This book had genuine laugh out loud moments and heartfelt emotional ones as well. Just like in the romance novels used by the book club, both Thea and Gavin have backstories that influence how they are interacting with each other within their marriage. How they navigate through these backstories to come out whole on the other side creates the heart in this book. Lyssa Kay Adams creates so many wonderful supporting characters to build on for future books. Thea’s sister Liv and book club member Braden Mack are just two that stood out for me. I loved the banter between Gavin and Mack. Mack Must Have His Own Book...NOW! 5 stars...Loved this book! Thank you First To Read for the ARC

 


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