I couldn’t put this book down. I barely blinked and I was in the last chapter already. That’s how engrossed I was with The Bromance Book Club. I loved how this was a very refreshing take on contemporary romance.
Gavin is a Major League baseball player and his wife Thea just asked for a divorce. To help win her back his buddies recruit him for the Bromance Book Club, where the first rule is: You do not talk about Book Club.
Actually, it’s an amazing group where guys get together to read romance novels and learn how to speak the same language as their partners. It’s super sweet, but the banter was brilliant. The guys were great fun and their meetings hilarious.
But, as a second chance romance, this book was a lot more than just a few ”haha” moments. It was actually really touching and heartbreaking at some points. There was a lot of angst to unpack in Gavin and Thea’s relationship, and ghosts of the past that came to the surface as they began working on their marriage. Anyone that has been in a relationship for more than a few years will be able to relate with some of their struggles and understand that all relationships need work, commitment and, most important of all, good communication in order to thrive.
I do wish that a few things could have been addressed though.
Thea and especially Liv were very unfair to Gavin throughout a great part of this book. I do understand where Gavin was at fault, and do think he needed to be held accountable, but there’s a difference between trying to win someone back and just being a doormat. Also, I would have loved to have seen him breaking out of his shell a bit more. We got to see him using lines from the books and meaning them, but ideally, he wouldn’t need the prompts anymore. So I wish we could have seen that bigger transformation in him.
But, overall this was a great, funny and delightful read. I loved Lyssa Kay’s writing style and I’m definitely curious to see Liv and Mack in the sequel.