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The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club, Lyssa Adams.
Pic by @glimpses_of_my_books
I don't buy books all that often unless I go to signing events. I actually still have two piles from the last two events I attended. But, I did go and purchase this one. I liked the premise, it is original. How many books out there with a male only book club? it promised to be funny and entertaining. Did it deliver though? Guess you will have to read the review to find out :)

Blurb:
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 Review: 3 Stars

Did it deliver? yes and no. It started really well. It was different, the group of boys was entertaining, it was obvious there would be no cheating (which is something a lot of readers don't like), the main male character was clearly suffering and it was easy to feel bad for him and therefore relate...

The problems begin when this 'other book' starts. We don't just learn about the book the boys are reading, we get to read it too. Although a book within a book sounds fun, the fact that they are two completely different genres made it all a tad annoying. Bromance Book Club is contemporary romcom, they book they are reading is historical romance. Going back and forwards between genres wasn't pleasant, and if you are a reader that does not like historical romance that will be even more frustrating for you.

I genuinely loved Gavin. He is clueless but he is trying his best to fix his wrongs and fix his marriage. At no point he was an ass just for the sake of it. He apologized when needed, he was kind, helpful, loving, and a great father. While trying to fix his wrongs he made more mistakes, he is human after all, but he always apologized. He tried to do and be better and he succeeded. 
His friends are hilarious. Their conversations and meetings were very entertaining reads. From the loyal friend who has struggled in the past to the single guy who thinks he can do no wrong but obviously has a heart of gold, the boys were lovely.

The other problem in the book though were the female characters. All, no exceptions, drove me insane. Thea is not a bad person and I didn't flat out hated her, but I didn't understand her either. At times she was rather inconsiderate to him and even to her own kids. It is obvious she still loves him, and yet, she makes things even harder just for the sake of it. Yah, it is fiction, but even in fiction if you are writing a contemporary book it needs to make sense. And her sister? kill me now. I am not reading the next book. Liv I did despise. She was against her sisters happiness all the way and not because Gavin was a bad person but because she was jealous of their relationship. Say what? I pass.

Anyway, the book was good and I finished with a smile on my face. But obviously it also had faults and they weren't small inconsequential things. 

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Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon 

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