The Bromance Book Club
by Lyssa Kay Adams
This book wasn’t what I expected. I didn’t read the synopsis so I really shouldn’t have had any expectations, but nevertheless I was surprised. (I have since read the synopsis and I won’t mention anything spoiler-wise that isn’t in the synopsis)
For some reason I thought this was going to be a lighthearted goofy romance novel, but it actually hit pretty hard right from the get go. Gavin (the main man) finds himself on the verge of divorce and willing to do anything (even read a romance novel) to save his marriage to Thea.
The reasons for their separation had me crying basically from the beginning. It was obvious they loved each other, but life has its own way of messing things up.
While I haven’t been in their exact situations, Gavin and Thea’s story hit pretty close to home. Adams did an amazing job of taking a love story and making it raw and realistic and relatable. I think that’s what caught me by surprise the most; a lot of romance novels are fun, but unrealistic, however the The Bromance Book Club felt like it could happen to anyone.
I don’t want to give the impression that this book was sad or depressing. There were plenty of lighthearted scenes, and it was an awesome book. It was just more relatable than most romances so I felt it gave more of a punch, if that makes any sense?
While I absolutely loved Gavin and Thea, I can’t review the book without mentioning the guys! You can’t have a Bromance Book Club without a bunch of guys, and let me tell you the snarkiness and insight from then was pretty amazing! There are at least 10 quotes that struck me, but I’ll only post one. (You’ll have to read the book to hear the rest!)
“Romance novels are primarily written by women for women, and they’re entirely about how they want to be treated and what they want out of life and in a relationship. We read them to be more comfortable expressing ourselves and to look at things from their perspective.”
I am planning on reading the rest of the series, though I am a little nervous. Is it Adam’s writing in general or just this particular story that resonated so much? Hopefully the former, but there is only one way to find out!
Have you read The Bromance Book Club? What did you think? Let me know!!!
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