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The Bromance Book Club

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  62 reviews
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 reali
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Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by Berkley
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  • The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
    The Bromance Book Club
    Release date: Nov 05, 2019
    The first rule of book club:
    You don't talk about book club.

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    A book about a bunch of guys creating a book club to read romance as they try to understand their wives better? Oh this is going to be hilarious!
    book bruin
    May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Hilarious, relatable, and heartfelt sports romance! Loved Gavin and Thea's story! Full review to come!
    Apr 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: future-reads
    Men reading romance? Sign me the f up.
    May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc, first-reads
    This book surprised me and knocked me off my feet. Thea and Gavin marry after a quick romance where she falls pregnant. Three years later she tells him she has been faking organisms. Gavin has a stutter and is massively insecure. His best friend Del introduces him to a book club where men read romance to confront their own toxic masculinity. It is impossible to read this and not fall in love with Gavin. I related to Thea’s backstory as my own is similar. Mack definitely needs his own book.
    May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Hilarious, but also emotional and real. I absolutely LOVED this unique story. This couple is awesome, their kids are awesome, and the book club? Well, those guys are beyond awesome! All I’m saying is we better get Mack’s story!
    Feb 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: most-anticipated

    May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
    When I first read the concept behind this book, I laughed and thought it was awesome. A men's book club that reads romance to understand women better - I mean, it is very funny! A bit unrealistic, maybe, but that's what fiction is all about :) I was right with my initial feelings; there are some very funny moments in this book.

    Parts of this were highly relatable, and it was so refreshing to read a book about a married couple working on some real issues. It didn't feel overly angsty, the issues
    Mary H
    May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Well that was just a ton of fun!
    May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I have always wondered why men don’t read more romance novels to better understand what women want. Reading this genre would give them tips on what to say and do to win over most women. Men could then use this knowledge for good or for evil. The men in The Bromance Book Club are using their knowledge gained from reading romance novels for good. They want to save relationships with their wives and girlfriends and help other men too.

    Thea and Gavin had a whirlwind courtship, quickly married after
    Crystal Vranich
    Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams was a great and funny read. (I would buy it at full price- that says a lot because I do not usually buy something unless it is on sale or I have a coupon hahaha) It is set in the prospective of a group of men who have all had trouble in their marriage. This group of Nashville professional athletes and businessmen started a book club to help them understand and communicate with their wives. Yes the first rule of book club is no one talks about book club. ...more
    Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    full review to come, but this was super cute! very quick read and tons of fun. love the idea of the book club and loved all the characters. there's a couple of steamy scenes but nothing over the top. 3rd person POV but we hear from both MCs - these are things i was curious about before starting so thought i'd share now. definitely recommend! waffling between 4 and 5 stars, will make my mind up soon-ish. i had a great time reading it :)

    ARC received from First to Read in exchange for honest review
    Diane McConnell
    May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    All about falling back in love!

    Baseball player Gavin Scott finally realizes that he needs his wife to fall back in love with him after she asked him for a divorce. Gavin hits bottom and his friends let him in a secret that helped their marriages by reading romance books that helped them to figure out where they screwed up and helping the couples fall back in love.

    Thea Scott was frustrated because she had lost her identity and only being around her husband and their twin daughters wasn’t helping.
    Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
    Okay, when I saw the summary for this book, I thought I really needed to read it. I loved the premise of it so much. Dudes forming a book club to read romance books to help them improve their relationships and understand women better? Sign me up!

    I liked this book a lot, and whipped through it in a couple of days because I just needed to know what was going to happen between Gavin and Thea. There was a need for me to know if t
    May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    General info

    Gavin and Thea rushed into marriage and now three years later it’s catching up with them. Thea wants divorce and Gavin is willing to do anything to win her back but is that enough? Thea also has to work through her troubled childhood to be able to fully engage in her marriage.

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    I love, love, love the book. It’s a brilliant story and it fully restores my faith that I will find my perfect match someday. I love the idea that real men will read romance books and that they
    May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2019, arc-s, romance
    Somewhere in the middle of this book I had to pause and see if the author had written any other books yet. I'm happy to say she has, and I am looking forward to reading them.

    Reading Gavin and Thea's story was a fun way to spend an afternoon. I love a romance that makes me laugh out loud and this one did that. There was a light-hearted slapstick element to the imagery and interactions between characters that I enjoyed. There was also just enough personal vulnerability and introspection that both
    Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2019
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    At the start of this book, Thea and Gavin's marriage seems to be on the rocks. Thea has asked Gavin to leave their house and he is bunking with a friend, getting drunk and being down. But then his best friend Del reveals a secret book club he has been a member of since his own marriage was trouble; a small group of men that - through reading romance novels and such - try to find what women want in a relationship and marriage. They offer to help Gavin repair his marriage to Thea.

    I was curious as
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4.5 and filed under the "you know it's a good one when you keep saying, 'one more chapter', even though it's past midnight.

    I received an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

    Such a funny and thought-provoking romance as Gavin and Thea find their way back to one another and their marriage.

    Gavin has a complete melt-down when he's faced with the reality of his wife asking for a divorce and the realization that she's never had the big "O" with him. His "bros" (fellow teammates on a p
    Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
    This was okay but I didn't love it.

    First of all, I am super confused about their two children. I'm relatively sure based on the timeline in the book that they got married 3 years ago and she was pregnant at the time. Which would make the twins MAYBE 2.5 years old. But they go to school? 2.5 year olds don't go to school. I mean, even pre-school, you generally have to be at least 3 and potty trained and these girls are definitely not 3. Although their vocabularies are probably of 4 year olds. SO
    Evie Dunmore
    May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I confess I hadn't read any rom coms before The Bromance Book Club. Now I feel I have missed out. This book had me laughing out loud from page 2, with on-point banter, great one-liners and fun dynamics between intriguing characters. There was still plenty of substance to keep the story grounded.

    I found it refreshing that the hero has a stutter, and some of the insecurities that come with being "different"–I don't often see this in the wealthy sports star MC. It made it easy to root for Gavin as
    May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was pretty fun, highly recommended for all fans of contemporary romance. In thinking over the years about romance novels, I did previously wonder why more guys didn't read them. I don't know any sane person who would want to actually live in a romance novel, but if you want the Cliff's Notes on what women want, well...

    This would have benefited from another 100 pages, but it was pretty good. Like a lot of other romance novels, once the characters recognized what the underlying problem was, *
    Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I thought the premise for The Bromance Book Club was fresh, but to be honest, that's not a new experience. I've started lots of books where the characters were engaging, the plot promising, and then it petered out in the middle and the end was silly. So I'm a bit gunshy now, particularly with hyped books.

    I'm happy to say that The Bromance Book Club delivers on the promise of a great read all the way through. The conflict doesn't dissipate, the characters don't cave, and Adams continues to delive
    Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I absolutely loved and enjoyed every minute of reading this. I did not want it to end! Finally reading something different. I haven't ran across a book that was about a men's book club.

    There was something very endearing about Gavin's stutter. My heart melted for him and Thea. This was a little too tough and unforgiving of Gavin and the whole situation. I felt at first that I might not like her and then once I got the backstory I understood. Her sister definitely didn't help the situation either
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Lyssa Kay Adams hit a home run with The Bromance Book Club. This second chance tale was written in a unique style with awesome main and supporting characters. I loved the historical within a contemporary nature of this book, it was a breath of fresh air. I glommed this book and immediately found Ms. Adams' back catalog of novels, which are baseball-centric (my favorite sport married to my favorite type of literature....what's not to love).

    This had all my favorite catnip...second chance at love,
    Jun 07, 2019 marked it as maybe-to-read
    ***why a maybe?***
    This can be really cute or very cringey. And I don't know if I will explain my hesitation very well.

    Dudes thinking that reading or saving your marriage by trying to understand your spouse isnt something what real men do, always get a side eye from me.

    So if a premise is based on a secret book club because reading isn't for manly men. Eh.

    I do want to read more about men supporting each other doing what isn't supposed to be 'manly'. Hopefully this story will fall in that category
    May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. 5 stars A debut novel, The Bromance Book Club is a delight. I loved the premise, Gavin is messing up his marriage and his team mates on the Nashville Legends stage an intervention. They take him to a meeting of men who use romance novels to gain insight into the mind of women's - theirs wives and girlfriends. I thought the best parts of this book was the conversations between the guys and the advice they give to Gavin. I look forward to the next book by ...more
    Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
    Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Full RTC closer to release day

    Oh boy this book broke me. 😭 It was super emotional but I loved every (sometimes angsty) minute of it & I anticipated the HEA! 😍

    It's a book about flaws, it's a book about (miss-)communication, it's a book about forgiveness & learning things about yourself.

    I admit I had hard time understanding the heroine's problems but loved the hero & how gentle he was. He was fighting for rescuing his marriage & I loved it. Even if he was sometimes a (careless) do
    Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    A breath of fresh air that tackles everything from toxic masculinity to "the Big O-No," The Bromance Book Club provides much needed encouragement to get guys into the Romance genre. After his wife Thea blindsides him with the threat of divorce, professional baseball player Gavin puts aside his pride and looks for answers in the romance novels his bros swear are pure gold. Gavin and Thea have a complicated marriage with a lot of real problems, but watching them sort it out through the lens of a R ...more
    May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Gavin is a professional baseball player who just wants to win back his wife. Thea is finding herself again and just wants a divorce. Enter Gavin's teammates and their book club, they read romance novels to better understand women and repair their relationships. Gavin has nothing to lose so he begins to read the historical romance they picked for him and it goes from there. It was smart and funny and I loved it. I also want a Mack book.
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    Lyssa Kay Adams is the pen name of an award-winning journalist who gave up the world of telling true stories to pen emotional romances. She’s also a diehard Detroit Tigers fan who will occasionally cheer for the Red Sox because her husband is from Boston.

    Lyssa lives in Michigan with her family and an anxiety-ridden Maltese who steals food and buries it around the house and who will undoubtedly be