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.
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Berkley Penguin Group
Bromance Book Club #1
Review copy provided by publisher
The Bromance Book Club is the first book I've ready by Lyssa Kay Adams, but definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed this second chance romance for married couple Gavin and Thea.
So Gavin and Thea had a fast start to their relationship when Thea got pregnant and they quickly married. Now a few years later they have lost the connection they had when first dating, and when Gavin discovers Thea had been faking the Big O for years, his male ego is bruised and he leaves when Thea suggest they have no chance to make things work.
Enter Gavin's teammates and members of the Bromance Book Club. They read romances to learn about how to treat women. Now, I did have some issues with this, especially when Gavin quoted word for word a few times, but I also love the idea that a group of men would actually read romances to try and better understand women. I will say I absolutely loved the bromances with all the men in the group. They gave each other lots of crap along the way, but they all had each other's back one needed.
I really enjoyed Gavin and Thea basically starting their relationship over as he courted her thank to tips in the romance book he was reading as well as instructions from other members of the book club. I genuinely liked them as a couple. I loved that Gavin was all in to work on their marriage and do the work it required to make it work. I have to say I really wish Thea had been a bit more open about her past with Gavin, as she had major trust issues because of her parents. While I totally agreed with Thea that Gavin should have realized she was faking long ago, I also felt like he was fighting and uphill battle because of Thea's past.
I did see progress along the way, and really loved Thea coming out of the shell she had been living in and being more open and honest about her feelings not only with Gavin but everyone around her. I liked that Thea and Gavin seemed to grow closer and closer the more time they spent together. I really loved both Thea and Gavin started falling in love with each other again as they dated and had family time with the daughters and Thea's sister Liz. Honestly, I fell in love with them as a couple the more time I spent with them.
The Bromance Book Club was a fun read for me. The romance was a bit of a bumpy ride, but I honestly found myself laughing more than I expected and I was engaged with the story from the beginning. I look forward to reading more books in this series in the future.
Rating: 4 .5 Stars (B+)