Isn’t it Bromantic? | Review

Isn’t it Bromantic? – Published 2021

“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.” – Goodreads


Thank you to Netgalley and Berkley for the free ebook!

Now, say hello to my favorite of the series! To be fair, I’ve probably said that each time, but this time it feels extra true. I’ve always loved Vlad and connected to him on a very deep & digestive level. He is so emotional, thoughtful, and funny. The friend group outdoes themselves in this installment, defying gender stereotypes, being hilarious, and taking such good care of one another.

A marriage of convenience mixed with a sports romance, childhood friends, and a bit of forced proximity situation…so many things I love.

Everyone was waiting for The Russian’s story, and it did not disappoint. I will say, however, that I am super hoping she writes Colton’s story next…this can’t be the end!

If you haven’t read this series yet, hop to it. All four are the perfect romcoms.

p.s. I made Russian pancakes. I found a recipe on Pinterest that sounds like Elena or Vlad could have written it. I subbed ricotta cheese for farmer’s cheese (because I don’t have a cheese hookup – IYKYK) and I topped them with a raspberry sour cream & blueberries. They were delicious, and I never want to eat a traditional pancake ever again.

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