I am writing this VERY TIRED from the couch because I could not control myself and I read this whole book last night. Please send help, and caffeine.
I actually hadn’t ever read The Bromance Book Club even though this book is all over the internet and a highly recommended romance. I figured it was about time, so I grabbed a copy. And now here we are, without sleep but with exceptionally sized bags under my eyes!
Gavin, a Nashville baseball player in the major leagues, has officially screwed up his marriage. After a debacle we’re calling “The Big O-No”, his wife Thea has filed for divorce. But a group of Nashville’s rich and famous have a secret that just might save him: a romance book club.
With the help of a book called Courting the Countess, Gavin is going to win over his wife and get her back. But there’s so many more problems at play here beyond The Big O-No, and Thea isn’t going down without a fight.
I just LOVED this book. I think Lyssa nails a male perspective in Gavin AND all his book club buddies that has depth, and care, and even some feminism tied into it… and it made me love this book all the more. Additionally, Thea is a remarkable heroine really reclaiming herself and the things she loves, after years of living in the shadow of a MLB star. She’s a true super mom, and I loved following her character on this journey.
This book actually reminded me of Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey. As it turns out, both characters have a lot of growing and working to do on their marriage. I really like that, because I think too often the faults get piled onto one character, but it’s often so much more dynamic than that. Gavin and Thea represent a dose of reality, even if it is too much to ask that men start reading romances to understand modern relationships and feminism (hahaha). 🙂
Also, the kiddos?! Adorable. Thea and Gavin have twin toddler daughters named Ava and Amelia and they are my weakness. They’re definitely the cutest part of this book! They also add a dynamic element to Gavin and Thea’s relationship and the breaking down of it. Thea has a history of being ignored by her divorced parents, and her and her sister both carry that weight into the present. It affects her willingness to try again with Gavin when she’s already made up her mind, because the kids are clearly hurt by their personal pain. It’s heartbreaking!
I definitely can’t wait to read Undercover Bromance, and I may or may not be picking up a copy today… I’m just overall really impressed with Adams’ story ideas and writing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on another book. 🙂 Have a great week everybody!