The Bromance Book Club – Published 2019
“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.” – Goodreads
WHAT I LIKED
I did not expect to like this book. I kept seeing it everywhere, including my Amazon suggestions, so I downloaded a sample to try it out and actually didn’t like it. However, it still kept popping up, and someone said that they ended up loving it, so I gave it a fair shot.
And, yeah, it lives up to the hype. It is funny, addicting, and the characters are super likable.
It opens with Gavin super hungover in a hotel and a bunch of his teammates rush in with their solution: their all-male, pumpkin spiced latte drinking, romance novel reading book club. It sounds cheesy, but it’s actually not. Their first novel selection for Gavin is woven in throughout the novel and it mimics what he and Thea are experiencing in real life. And you know what? The advice is actually sound. As someone who has been married for almost 9 years, has two kids, a job, and more…going on dates, starting over sometimes, flirting with one another, and remembering who one another were before marriage? It’s not bad advice at all.
I was rooting for Thea and Gavin the entire time. When either one of them messed up, I was stressed. When they had moments of hope, I was excited. I truly wanted them to be together and to figure it out.
Mack’s character was pretty ridiculous, but was woven in just enough to make it make sense for the next book to be from his point of view. Cannot wait!
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
If I wasn’t married, I am not sure I could genuinely relate. But I am, so I did, and it’s good, haha!
Some parts moved very quickly. However, it didn’t affect my enjoyment!