Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Narrator: Andrew Eiden
Also in this series: Undercover Bromance, Crazy Stupid Bromance, Isn't It Bromantic?
Also by this author: Crazy Stupid Bromance, Isn't It Bromantic?
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.
The Bromance Book Club is a Grand Slam for a few reasons:
- Second chance romance between a married couple! I love the idea that these two are fighting for their marriage after years together (and kids).
- Group of alpha men reading romance with the purpose of being better for their significant other! If that doesn’t make you swoon, you are dead inside.
- Genuinely funny! The interactions between the guys is great and there is certainly a lot of levity despite the crumbling marriage.
Gavin, our hero, is a baseball player, which I would imagine is hard on a marriage (so much traveling). I loved that he was willing to do anything necessary to save his marriage. After finding out his wife has been faking her orgasms for years, he doesn’t hesitate to get help from the Bros! That takes courage and humility, which is super sexy. He also has a slight stutter, so when he reads aloud from Courting the Countess to Thea I totally swooned.
Thea, his wife, was a bit underdeveloped in my opinion. She isn’t a bad character or anything, and I liked her, but despite the story being about her marriage, it isn’t really about her. However, I loved that she wasn’t immediately won over by Gavin’s new gestures. She was wary and that felt really natural to me.
The supporting characters are what will make this book a best seller. The guys are funny, charming, and not afraid to go against the modern ideas of toxic masculinity. I can’t wait to get more of their stories!
The story has snippets of the romance the guys are reading and I really thought that was a great touch to the plot. Overall, The Bromance book club will charm you, delight you, and make you believe in love all over again.
In addition to have the ebook and the paperback, I also snagged this book in audio and was not disappointed. The narrator was quite good and I thought the performance really helped make the story come alive.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance, pro athlete
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with cute epilogue « Hide Spoiler
Faker by Sarah Smith, Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang…then you will probably like The Bromance Book Club!
People are loving this one. Fantastic review!
Anne – Books of My Heart
Those three points you make is what did it for me with this book. It was funny and heartbreaking and simply wonderful. I struggled a little with Thea, but she grew on me.
I’m reading this one right now and it’s taken me 12 days to get to the 90% mark. Gah! I adore Gavin. And I love the other guys. But I’ve never warmed to Thea. Or her sister. I’ve really struggled through this one because of them. Can I just have a story with all the guys… no women? LOL
Great review, I loved this book. I had good vibes as soon as I started reading. I definitely took longer to get Thea in the book so maybe you’re right and she was underdeveloped, but I did grow to love her. This book was much more about Gavin and the guys, though, but that was ok.