Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Bromance Book Club

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. - excerpt from Goodreads

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams is a witty book addressing real problems of a marriage/relationship. With a sudden change of direction towards the negative side, Gavin is lost for words and doesn't know what to do. Lucky for him, his best buddy has the solution - a book club! I was hooked instantly and could not put down the book because this book has good characters and great plot lines.  The author's writing is simple yet emotions are conveyed strongly. 

I love the point of views of Gavin and Thea throughout the chapters, problems of a marriage definitely stem from something and with their thoughts and reaction you would realise there's truth in it in any relationship. Although I'm quite partial to Gavin because I couldn't agree more that it is frustrating when you don't know what's the problem and how to fix it. At some point I thought Thea was selfish, there's just slight character growth in her compared to Gavin. The interactions drives the story forward and I love it every time the book club gathers. The side characters definitely catches my attention and I hope that I would learn more about their backstories.

The plot chugs forward at a smooth pace with an incident here and there. I adore the bit of the historical romance story that the book club is reading where the author deserve more points for this extra element. As the story goes along, deeper issues are discovered which makes you as the reader ponder on relationships and life. I would say it's a simple plot but the impact is there.

To conclude, I would say that what you get from this book is not only entertainment but also a slice of life. Not everyone has the same family dynamics or make the same sacrifices but I can still relate to the characters and to feel their frustrations, the tension of the unspoken. I love how the author somewhat teaches us about understanding women which I had to agree with some of it and adore how Gavin puts in effort to save his marriage. I highly recommend this book to romance lovers because it's realistic page turning book. I'm happy to have discover that after finishing this book, the second one is released now and it's a new story on the side characters that I have been waiting for.

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