The Bromance Book Club (Paperback)
I am a sucker for a good romance, but the genre itself turns off a lot of readers. They think of syrupy proclamations of love; a woman splashed across a paperback cover who looks like she never met a ruffle she didn't like; and then of course the muscled hunk of man meat holding her up because everyone knows when you're in love you can't stand on your own two feet... Well this is not one of those romances, but it IS about them. Stay with me here folks! In this story our lovestruck heroine is actually our lovestruck hero. Gavin Scott is a professional baseball player for the Nashville Legends; his career is at the top of its game and he's the team's latest MVP. At home Gavin is not so beloved, and his wife has just asked for a divorce. Our hero is at a standstill, watching his home life go up in flames and believing this is truly the en. Then, a teammate throws him a lifeline with the Bromance Book Club. The Club is made up of all high profile men from the Nashville area who have all been in a similar position to Gavin and on the verge of losing their wives/fiances/girlfriends. They read romances that are specific to each new member's love life woes and then try and help them use what that book says about women and the way they perceive relationships and love to win back their partner. Gavin definitely does not want to reveal his marriage troubles to a group of men, and he especially doesn't want some fictional Duke's advice on the matter ...but he's sort of out of options. Now, I totally took this home with a grain of salt expecting it to be cheesy, lame, or make me roll my eyes at least at some points, but it didn't. This is actually a really great read and a touching story about giving it your all and standing by your partner when your relationship isn't all rosy and perfect any longer. Also, it's really just fun and hilarious to read the perspective of men in a romance-only book club. Seriously, don't skip over this one!— Katie
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.
One of Bustle’s “21 New Rom-Coms Out in Fall 2019 To Give You Warm And Fuzzy Feelings All Season Long”
"This is a lovely and sweet story, an honest and hopeful portrayal of the hard work of marriage."—New York Times Book Review
"Lyssa Kay Adams hits a home run when it comes to the most inventive, refreshing concept in rom-coms this year."—Entertainment Weekly
“Sweet and funny and emotional. I zoomed through this one Sunday, totally compelled by the romance (and the bromance!). I'm so looking forward to seeing more of this book club.”—Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
“The Bromance Book Club is a you’re-gonna-burn-dinner book because you will not want to put it down. Laugh out loud with tons of heart, this is an absolutely adorable must read.”—Avery Flynn, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
“The Bromance Book Club is a delight! Even though Gavin is nothing less than swoon worthy, it was Adams' heroine that stole the show. With her perfect imperfections, she made me feel seen as a wife, mom, and woman. I raced to finish this book, but still never wanted it to end!”—Alexa Martin, author of Intercepted
“A delightful, fast-paced read with the perfect mix of laugh-out-loud and swoony moments–every town should have a Bromance Book Club.”—Evie Dunmore, author of Bringing Down the Duke
“With its quintessentially American setting, The Bromance Book Club is a funny, bittersweet unfurling of what it means to be married; what it means to be a sister, and a daughter and a reader... Shows that everything worth knowing—can be learned from romance.”—kc dyer, author of Finding Fraser
“Adams weaves in humor, complex emotions, and excerpts from the motivational story itself to create a satisfying courtship. A strong supporting cast, including Gavin’s book clubmates and his tiny, adorable twin daughters, helps flesh out the Legends community.”—Publishers Weekly
“A fun, sexy, and heartfelt love story that's equal parts romance and bromance.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will look forward to more books in the Bromance Book Club series after this promising start.”—Booklist