Monday, November 4, 2019

Book Reviews: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club
The Bromance Book Club #1
By: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review
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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.


Lindy's Thoughts:

The Bromance Book Club was a story that I wanted to get my hands on from the moment I read the book synopsis. It flowed quickly and seamlessly, and I was able to read it in two sittings. I loved the fact that the story had a unique premise, and was unlike anything that I had ever read before. 

Gavin Scott's marriage fell apart on the same day that he had the biggest accomplishment of his baseball career; a grand slam! His wife of three years admitted that she had never had an orgasm with him, and in fact had been faking it their entire marriage. Gavin and Thea get in to a huge fight and he ends up moving out. After Thea tells him that she wants a divorce Gavin is devastated and doesn't know how to fix his marriage, because no matter what he does or says, he only manages to make things worse. 

Enter his best friend Del who indoctrinates Gavin in to a secret book club where several alpha men use historical romance novels as manuals to fix their relationships; by giving them insight in to what women need and want most! 

The Bromance Book Club was a fun read! I enjoyed the plot, characters, and pearls of wisdom throughout this story. I loved that it was about an already established married couple. The story felt real and was relatable in the aspects of raising children, trying to balance career, family, individual needs, and that of your partner. 

My favorite parts of the story included the interactions between the men in the Bromance Book Club, as well as that of Gavin with his twin daughters and courting his wife Thea. 

I'm looking forward to continuing this series, and hope to see Gavin and Thea, as well as all of the beloved secondary characters in the next story. If you enjoy a story that feels authentic, has fun and entertaining characters, and a unique premise, I recommend checking out The Bromance Book Club!

Ro's Take on This Journey:

When Nashville's legend baseball favorite, Gavin Scott finds out that his wife, Thea, has been faking her climax's, he decides it's the last straw in their already rocky marriage. Gavin decides he is going to join a secret book club that his best friend Del, tells him about. 

This club is filled with the most eligible Alpha males in town! A few historical romances with hot scenes, make Gavin feel like he will have a step by step instruction guide on how to woo his wife back to him, and save his marriage. 

Gavin has bitten off quite a bit, and doesn't realize that it is going to take a lot of male advice, and hard work to accomplish this feat! Gavin thinks he can become the lover his wife dreams of. He doesn't realize how much help he is actually going to need. 

His wife is a piece of work. I didn't feel like she bent enough. When it comes to being a romantic, Gavin really doesn't have a clue, but he is so sweet and really goes all out trying! Then again, I felt that his wife wanted it all, and really didn't want to own up to her part in the breakdown of their love life and marriage. 

The reader goes back and forth, and Gavin is really trying to make up for what went wrong in the relationship. He wants to be the man of Thea's dreams. She never really gives her 100% to fixing the problems, and takes Gavin to the end of his rope, till she finally see's the light. 

The men in the book club gave us moments of laughter that I thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, I liked this book and would like to read the next book in the series about the next marriage on the rocks!!! 

I give this book 3 1/2 Love on the rocks, historical love lessons, how to woo your wife back with romance stars! 

About the Author:

Lyssa Kay Adams is the pen name of an award-winning journalist who gave up the world of telling true stories to pen emotional romances. She’s also a diehard Detroit Tigers fan who will occasionally cheer for the Red Sox because her husband is from Boston. 

Lyssa lives in Michigan with her family and an anxiety-ridden Maltese who steals food and buries it around the house and who will undoubtedly be a character in a future book. 

Things Lyssa loves: Baseball pants, mashed potatoes, and that little clicking sound that scissors make on the cutting table at fabric stores. 

Things she doesn’t love: Mean people, melting ice cream cones, and finding food in her underwear drawer. 

Keep up with Lyssa on Twitter at @LyssaKayAdams. Please note: She mostly tweets about baseball pants and mashed potatoes.


  1. Oh my gosh this sounds like my kind of book thanks Lindy!

  2. Replies
    1. I'm glad you got to discover a new book that sparks your interest Melliane :)

  3. I'm reading this right now and loving it so I'll come back to your review after I've finished. Glad to see you loved it, Lindy! :)

    1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up thinking too :)

  4. I've seen so many great reviews for this, I definitely need to get a copy!

  5. The Bromance was the highlight of the book for me as well, but I adored Gavin and the twins so much too. I am so eager to get my hands on the next book. Absolutely loved this book!

    1. I can't wait to read your review Sam! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it just as much as I did :)

  6. I remember seeing a description of this one a while back, and thinking it sounded like a lot of fun! I can see where this would be a quick read! :)

  7. Oh yes, this was one that captivated me, too, and I read it so fast. I thought it was great getting a romance about an already married couple and seeing how they juggled all their responsibilities with keeping the romance kindled while dealing with some baggage from the past. Great getting your thoughts on Gavin and the guys, Lindy and Ro!

    1. Thanks Sophia! I'm off to check out your review. I can't wait to read your thoughts :)

  8. at first i thought nah, but, like you said, after reading the blurb it sounds like it would be a good one.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Yes, everyone is loving this. I thought it was refreshing.

    1. I'm looking forward to reading your review on it Kim!

  10. This sounds like such fun! The cover is super cute and I'm glad to hear it delivers. Great review!

  11. I read this in a short period of time, too! I had so much fun with it. I agree, the story was very relatable to anyone juggling the stresses of life, child rearing and marriage, but I'm happy it was full of humor despite some of the serious subjects. Fab review, Lindy! :)

  12. I can see what you mean about her not bending enough!! It takes two to make a relationship work. It's sad that this part of the story wasn't done as well. But at least you really loved the guy and how sweetly he tried!

    1. Yes, we both loved Gavin's character! He was such a sweetheart:)

  13. Interesting, looks like I've seen this book reviewd a few times. Cool!


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