Series: Bromance Book Club #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 5, 2019
Format: ARC, 352 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
The Bromance Book Club was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2019. I squealed when I got an ARC in the mail and somehow I managed to put off reading it until the weekend before its release. Of course, once I cracked the book I was a goner. I straight up did nothing else until I finished it. Y’all, I love a good one-sitting read and this one was absolutely delightful.
Who doesn’t love the idea of having the man in your life read romance novels as a sort of instruction manual? I mean, book boyfriends are the best boyfriends, right? So maybe the flesh and blood men can learn from them. 😉 The feminist tone spoke to my soul and the banter between the men was hilarious. The bromance between Gavin and his friends was perfection. And “book boner”? I die. Absolutely hilarious.
As much as I smiled and giggled my way through the biggest part of this book, there were definitely some heavier moments that brought some very real emotions. That wasn’t entirely unexpected though. I mean, Thea and Gavin were considering divorce after all. I was all up in my feelings more than once while reading The Bromance Book Club. Just how I like my romance, by the way. Thea and Gavin were the absolute best. Their story made me so happy.
The Bromance Book Club is one of the most charming books I’ve read in a long time. I’m totally in love. I can’t wait for more from this series. It’s off to such a strong start. I want books for all of Gavin’s bros — and Thea’s sister, Liv. (I haven’t looked yet, but I suspect book two might be about Liv and one of Gavin’s boys. Fingers crossed anyhow.) I’m putting this book on my must reread soon list because it was just that darn good.
“Men are idiots. We complain that women are so mysterious and shit, and we never know what they want. We fuck up our relationships because we convince ourselves that it’s too hard to figure them out. But the real problem is with us. We think we’re not supposed to feel things and cry and express ourselves. We expect women to do all the emotional labor in a relationship and then act confused when they give up on us.”
“Romance novels are primarily written by women for women, and they’re entirely about how they want to be treated and what they want out of life and in a relationship. We read them to be more comfortable expressing ourselves and to look at things from their perspective.”
“If the masses of women like something, our society automatically begins to mock them. Just like romance novels. If women like them, they must be a joke, right?”
“A woman remembers every time a man winks at her, because we love winking. It’s like catnip. Wink at us, and we roll over and start purring. You haven’t winked at me in a long time.”
“Romance novels might be the manuals, but Pinterest is where they post the pictures.”
“I’m at your mercy, Thea. From the moment I first saw you, I have been half a man, because you’ve always held the other half of me.”
Have you read The Bromance Book Club?
If not yet, is it on your TBR?