A Very Merry Bromance|Review

A Very Merry Bromance – Publishing Fall 2022

“Country music’s golden boy Colton Wheeler felt the most perfect harmony when he was with Gretchen Winthrop. But for her, it was a love him and leave him situation. A year later, Colton is struggling to push his music forward in a new direction. If it weren’t about to be the most magical time of year and the support of the Bromance Book Club, he’d be wallowing in self-pity.

It’s hard for immigration attorney Gretchen not to feel a little Scrooge-ish about the excess of Christmas when her clients are scrambling to afford their rent. So when her estranged, wealthy family reaches out with an offer that will allow her to better serve the community, she’s unable to say no. She just needs to convince Colton to be the new face of her family’s whiskey brand. No big deal…

Colton agrees to consider Gretchen’s offer in exchange for three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton throws himself into the task of proving to her there’s a spark between them. But Gretchen and Colton will both need to overcome the ghosts of Christmas past to build a future together.” – Goodreads

THOUGHTS

Thank you to Netgalley, Berkeley, and the author for the ARC of the next installment in the Bromance series!

I absolutely loved this book, and all that came before it. LKA has some sports romances that aren’t as well known, and they’re also great. But when you take one of the Bromance series and make it holiday themed? Chef’s kiss.

This is a take on the grumpy and sunshine trope, but it’s so much more than that. This book was less silly than some of the other boys’, and I didn’t find myself laughing out loud as much. That isn’t a criticism, just a note. A Very Merry Bromance is a lot heavier and more serious than some of the other books, and it is also very sweet, steamy, and romantic.

My favorite thing about this book, aside from the Christmas piece, is that it’s heavily focused on found family. The friend group is always strong in this series, but by now it’s so well established, that a newcomer to the group doesn’t get much of a choice. They’re all just like, “We’re family. This is what we do.” And I love that.

You’ve got to wait a bit for this one, but I couldn’t go through #HollyJollyJuly without picking this one up! Very, very good!

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