Series: Bromance Book Club #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Nashville, TN
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: The Bromance Book Club, Undercover Bromance, Crazy Stupid Bromance
Also by this author: The Bromance Book Club, Crazy Stupid Bromance
With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad wrote one.
Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared, she escaped danger the only way she knew how: She married her childhood friend, Vladimir, and moved to the United States, where he is a professional hockey player in Nashville.
Vlad, aka the Russian, thought he could be content with his marriage of convenience. But it’s become too difficult to continue in a one-sided relationship. He joined the Bromance Book Club to learn how to make his wife love him, but all he’s learned is that he deserves more. He’s ready to create his own sweeping romance—both on and off the page.
The bros are unwilling to let Vlad forgo true love—and this time they’re not operating solo. They join forces with Vlad’s neighbors, a group of meddling widows who call themselves the Loners. But just when things finally look promising, Elena’s past life intrudes and their happily ever after is cast into doubt.
Isn’t It Bromantic delivers the story I have been waiting for: Vlad the Russian! This series has been a fun, lighthearted delight and I was excited for Vlad because he has been such an interesting side character throughout the first 3 books.
Vlad is already married-although it was just to help a friend (yeah, we know how THAT goes). But, Vlad wants a passionate romance and is determined to make Elena see that there is nothing convenient about their marriage. Vlad has always been the romantic type and I wanted him to get his HEA! There were times I was annoyed with Elena because how could you NOT love this man with blind abandon?!? Why was this difficult?!? Sure, yeah, she has a secret past that forced her to flee Russia. But, I was super protective of my Russian so I was a little tough on her.
The Loners were AWESOME! As great as the guys in the book club are, the addition of the old granny widows was just perfect! I love a funny old lady and they are always a welcome addition to any book, but they worked especially great with the Bromance Book Club.
Now, the plot really picked up in Isn’t It Bromantic and I was not ready for that! The last bit of the book kind of goes a little darker than previous books. I was not expecting this but I really enjoyed it.
Isn’t It Bromantic is another home run in the Bromance Book Club series that will delight readers with it’s wit, deep romance, and zany characters.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: marriage of convenience, on the run
- Triggers: View Spoiler »there is off page sex trafficking « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone, but you will enjoy it more if you read the books in order!
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Doin’ a Dime or Officially Over It by Lani Lynn Vale…then you will probably like Isn’t It Bromantic!
The Loners and the Cheeseman put this over the top for me. Loved them! Reminds me of , I think, the second book, where Adams brought us to the farm. I want to see those characters again. I didn’t understand why Elena was the way she was, but once she shared what she had heard, I understood a bit more. Not my favorite plot device by ok.
couldn’t help but smile at the title. glad it was a good one
I love this series. It is just fun. Excellent review!
Vlad! There is so much love across blogs for this gem — i am so glad he got the story he deserved!