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Undercover Bromance

(Bromance Book Club #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  22,314 ratings  ·  3,925 reviews
Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction. 

Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a pastry chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Jove/Berkley/Penguin Random House LLC (New York)
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Eva Nieves No, but you will not know what the characters went through already. By reading the first book you will know a little bit of their personality since th…moreNo, but you will not know what the characters went through already. By reading the first book you will know a little bit of their personality since they show up quite a while in the first book plus some background history on Liv's life. Hope this helps! :)(less)

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Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
3.75* or maybe 3.5 not sure yet!
Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me hear you sing with me: ‘BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!”

My favorite book club members are finally back. Good to see Gavin and Thea, having a stronger marriage but now, you gotta get ready to read Mack and Thea’s sister Liv’ story.

I loved those boys carry their big, golden hearts behind those muscularity and muscles. When they focus on something and team up to achieve an important mission, they turned into amateurish, humorous, clumsy agents. And this time they were determine
Miranda Reads

So excited about this Booktube video - all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 (so far).

"You've read too many romance novels."
"And you haven't read enough."
Liv Papandreas worked (past tense) at one of Nashville's hottest restaurants.

She witnessed her boss taking advantage of a fellow worker, and Liv immediately confronted him. And is promptly kicked to the curb.
"I always win, Olivia. Always."
Blacklisted and jobless - Liv has only one thought in her head...revenge.
"I should've
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
in comparison, i didnt enjoy this as much as the first book, but its still a really cute story. i actually think i would prefer it more if this had been written as a standalone and not as part of a series.

the bromance bookclub, what i found to be super endearing (albeit cheesey) in the previous book, seems to have lost a little bit of its charm. it doesnt really play any part in this story and, when it does appear, the scenes are not as impactful as i would have liked.

but i think the story bet
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Lyssa Kay Adams could write another 10 books featuring a different bro and I'd be totally okay with that.

“What are we doing?” he repeated, looking at the guys. “We’re going to buy some goddamned romance novels in public.”

Liv works as sous chef for one of the best chefs in the country. It's the job of her dreams. But after catching her celebrity chef boss harassing a coworker, Liv confronts him and loses her job. She wants revenge, but she needs help and so she turns to Braden Mack, the infuriat
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This book wasn't perfect, but it was a still a fun read and I definitely think that if you enjoyed the first book in the series, you'll most likely enjoy this one as well! However, I do feel like this one was missing some of the ~magic~ that The Bromance Book Club had. In that first book, I was completely invested in Gavin and Thea because they were already in a pre-established relationship and I was eager to see them work through their marital struggles. In this book, however, we don't really f ...more
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m gonna need Lyssa Kay Adams to keep on writing about The Bromance Book Club members. I cannot and will not ever get enough of them.


Retuuurn of the Mack!

Buddy-reading with some pretty amazing people! Azrah, Ameerah aaaand May


Mack was the best side character in the first book. I’m so glad his dramatic ass is getting his own story now.
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
Standalone Series

#1 The Bromance Book Club — 4.5 Stars
#2 Undercover Bromance — 3 Stars
#3 Crazy Stupid Bromance — 3.5 Stars

Undercover Bromance follows “the manuals” that all romance books live by too . . . rigorously? It’s lost its appeal. How ironic it is that the book is titled “Undercover Bromance” but there’s nothing (sans the book club) subtle or ingenious about every single aspect of the story. What’s worked in the first book simply stops working. Ultimately, this is just a romance
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
This is the second book in the Bromance Book Club series, following the love story of Braden Mack, the founder of BBC and Liv Papandreas, Thea's loyal and interfering sister from the first book.

True to her nature, she lands in a soup trying to confront her boss for harassing her co-worker, who repeatedly asks her not to butt in! Good intentions aside, she had no job pushing her bestfriend and other victims to report the issue. And when they don't comply, she turns condescending and judgemental.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4 stars

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Last year when I read The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, I knew I had to know more about Braden Mack. I was so happy to hear that his book would be next in this series. I'm happy to say, Undercover Bromance was just as great as the first book for me.
Not for the first time, he felt on the outs. The odd man in the group. The man who could save a hundred marriages but was doomed to never find his own happy ending.

Braden Mack is the leader of the Bromance Book Club.
This book was cute. It didn’t have the same magic that Bromance Book Club had, but I still think it’s a really cute romance novel that I would still recommend. This story follows Liv and Mack, Liv is Thea’s sister (from the first book) and Mack is one of the guys in the book club.

This story is a lot more serious than the first book because Liv works in the restaurant industry as a pastry chef, and she witnessed this guy who is the owner of the place sexually harassing this girl, and she decides
mina reads™️
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I think the most important take away here is that The Russian got a name reveal. 2.5 stars

I have some complex feelings about this one, I feel like the complete love and adoration I felt for the first book made my expectations for this one super high. I personally had issues with Liv and I understand that some of her characterization is completely intentional so that the author can give her some character delevopment a
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
3 stars

He loved a little danger with his romance, and he especially loved an enemies-to-lovers story. There was just something satisfying about two people discovering that what makes them fight is also the thing that makes them perfect for each other.

Why enemies to lovers romance are so enjoyable to read? Well, Mack couldn’t have said it better!!

I was so nervous about reading this book, because I wasn’t such a huge fan of Liv in the previous book. But I loved the bookclub so much and I was so in
Mar 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
ouch. I enjoyed the first one, but this was a miss in basically every single way.

Most damning: these fools use sexual assault victims as an excuse to have adventure? I just read Catch and Kill, so I know how tremendously difficult it is to get sexual assault victims to come forward, and the way this book ends just elides right over that. Suddenly a handful of women magically come forward just when the main characters need them to---HOW?

I think a book can have the best intentions of t
TheBibliotheque ♡
Just like I anticipated, MACK's story was even better.


Don’t you wish toxic masculinity could just disappear? Well, The Bromance Book Club and Lyssa Kay Adams get us one step closer.

And this time Mack is here to make us swoon. Like, swoon real hard. Because if Mack could crack open the tough cookie that was Liv, trust me, he can do anything. Even convert the male population to avid romance readers (if one is allowed to dream).

This instalment of the BBC follows Mack and Liv while they join forces
Susanne  Strong
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Bring it On! Sassy, Sweet and Oh So Sexy!

Braden Mack is a bachelor. He is also a member of the Bromance Book Club. He has been reading romance novels since he was a child and is an expert at wining and dining a woman. The only thing he isn’t an expert at is relationships.

Liv Papandreas is a sous chef at a very popular restaurant in downtown Nashville. After witnessing her boss, the hottest celebrity chef in town, sexually harassing an employee, and trying to put an end to it, Liv is term
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tucker by: Miranda Reads

"Fear was a powerful motivator. But so was love."

Before I start my review, I just want to thank my friend, Miranda for sending me her ARC of this book!!! I seriously can't express how grateful I am! <3

So, what's this book about?
Undercover Bromance follows Mack and Liv.

Mack, the founder of the Bromance Book Club, has never met a woman he couldn't woo... except for Liv. She is seemingly immune to his charm. In fact, she almost seems to—*gasp*—dislike him. 😱

Liv generally avoids Mac
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s the return of the bromance book club! Time to rescue another failing relationship through the magical power of the romance novel!

I just love the concept of this series! It’s positively hilarious watching these men, many professional athletes, discreetly slipping into a bookstore and leaving with the latest romance novel in tow.

Braden Mack just can’t seem to find love! Even as a charter member of the bromance club, love has eluded him. Maybe he’s just been pursuing the wrong kind of woman?
Amusing, heartwarming, and dreamy!

I absolutely fell in love with The Bromance Book Club and could not wait to read this book. I thought this was just as amazing as the first book and thoroughly enjoyed Mack & Liv’s love story just as much as I did Gavin & Thea’s.

UNDERCOVER BROMANCE (Bromance Book Club #2) by LYSSA KAY ADAMS is a charming, delightful, fun, sweet, witty, adorable, romantic, and brisk read that was absolutely unputdownable. Even though it was mostly a lighthearted read with plenty
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: banter
This was a lot of fun, adorable, a bit cheesy and predictable, but overall a LOT of fun!! I actually enjoyed it even more than Bromance Book Club. And that’s thanks to the main couple, Liv and Mack, and an entertaining story with some amazing LOL moments.

Undercover Bromance just showed how much I love an entertaining story, fantastic characters, and a well written book. After reading The Bromance Book Club last year, I already knew that I enjoyed the author’s writing.

I especially like the idea o
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
After reading the first book in this series I needed instant gratification with a book 2. I LOVE these Romance reading book club boys. Braden Mack is the founder of this little club that of men that get in touch with their and their women's feelings by reading the romance. The porny parts are just icing on the cake.

Braden is the typical he-man pretty boy of the group. He owns several nightclubs in Nashville and seems to be able to have all the ladies. They just don't stay with him. He is win
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Trickle me red!! Is it hot in here or is it just me after reading Undercover Bromance. Lyssa Kay Adams turns up the heat here in this story in more ways than one.

Things get heated here between Liv and her formal celebrity chef boss after she witnesses him harnessing an employee. When Mack and members of the Bromance Book Club find out they assist her in bringing down the chef for his actions.

Things also get heated in a different way between our enemies to lovers Mack and Liv. The banner between
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
These clever rom coms are such a pick-me-up! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Liv worked at a hot restaurant in Nashville. The reason she no longer works there is because she saw her boss, the chef, taking advantage of another employee, and when she spoke up, she was fired. Liv doesn’t walk away easily though. She wants revenge.

Braden is a founder of the Bromance Book Club. Liv asks for help, and he obliges and calls upon his other book club friends. They intend to get revenge on the chef. And along the way, ther
♛ may
Braden Mack really came out here and said, "call me old fashioned but i was raised to SERVE my wife. cook for her every night & clean up the messes she makes. if she leaves me, then it’s on ME, she caught ME slipping and i should have done better"

my goodness, can this series last forever????

rtc maybe??

4.5 stars


buddy read with these absolute lovelies ameerah, azrah, & warda 🥰
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 stars.

Mack is the founder of the Bromance Book Club, the saviour of marriages, and the man who has memorised every line from every romance novel going. He knows how to woo a woman, be the hero of every romance, and knows everything about love. Except he can’t seem to keep a woman. He’s not genuine. An undercover agent in his own life. So when he encounters Liv, the antithesis to his romantic ways, immune to his charm and blister, he feels he’s
After reading and LOVING The Bromance Book Club last year, I was so excited for Liv and Mack's story. Mack was so endearing in book one and I was so ready for this hate to love romance.

When this book started, I knew we would have a more serious storyline with Liv trying to take down a boss who sexually harasses his employees. Unfortunately, though, I feel like that storyline really took over the plot and we didn't get as much connection to the romance as I wanted. Liv and Mack fight so much and
Fun! Fun! Fun! Lissa Kay Adams once again charmed me with her witty and whimsical writing. This was such an uplifting story filled with wonderful characters and a ton of humor. The book does also address some serious subject matter, but I thought it was done well and with a gentle hand. Live is furious when she is fired from her coveted pastry job after confronting her boss about his inappropriate behavior. She definitely never thought that Braden Mac would be the one to help her out of this jam ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was I worried about second book syndrome? Yes. Was this just as good if not better than the first? Yes! I just adore this entire concept. The Bromance Book Club won me over with its humor and take on toxic masculinity and the romance genre as a whole. Undercover Bromance tackled even more in such a tasteful way. While this still touches on the same type of story (ie dudes learning how to romance from romance books), it also addresses things like workplace harassment and sexual harassment. I love ...more
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-owned, arc
Toxic masculinity? Who? What? We don't know her... 4.5 stars! (Maybe 5? IDK, we'll see how it sits with me)

If you have read CATCH AND KILL or SHE SAID in the last few months, or if you are just exhausted by the never ending cavalcade of bullshit unearthed by Me Too, this is the romance for you. I just loved how meta this book is, both with our current social moment and with the romantic suspense genre itself. This kind of meta quality won't work for everyone, but I am 100% in the tank for it. &
Apr 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I thought the concept of The Bromance Book Club (#1) was so unique!

A group of men secretly reading romance novels, for tips on how to understand the women they love! 💘 It contained excerpts from a Harlequin Romance style book, complete with a FABIO cover...a book within a book.

But book two, veered away from that format, and didn’t quite work for me.

Sure, the same characters were back..

This time, the starring role goes to Thea’s sister, Liv, a character I didn’t care for in book 1, and
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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

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