The Bromance Book Club
Bromance Book Club #1
By Lyssa Kay Adams
November 5, 2019
I don’t know what got into me over the last few months, but I’m remembering why this reading thing is fan-fricking-tastic.
I love BOOKS!
The Bromance Book Club has one of the best romance hooks I’ve ever read. It’s all about men who read romance novels in order to better understand another point of view, and to better learn how to talk about their feelings.
Obviously I know not all women read romance. (And I know there are men who do.) I have friends who aren’t into it at all, but I think the concept that they’re a useful tool for lessons in communication is clever. I think my husband could learn a few tips, that’s for sure.
Garrett and Thea were a good couple.
There were a few times I thought Thea was unreasonable, but I’m a believer that you try to make your marriage work first. If your partner sincerely wants to fix what was wrong, shouldn’t we at least be open to the idea? But, as Del says, backstory is everything and my backstory and Thea’s are 100% opposite. Her refusal to hear Garrett stems from her own family history. It was part of the story, and that made it understandable.
If there was any character I really couldn’t accept, it was Thea’s sister Liv. If someone loves you, they want you to be happy, even if your ideas of ‘happy’ differ. She said awful things to Garrett, but she said worse things to Thea. Forgiveness should have been harder to attain, in my humble opinion.
BUT, my dislike of Liv makes me extremely curious about the next book. How are you going to make me like her character now?
(Probably easily. I’m a sap.)
Anyway, The Bromance Book Club was light and romantic, and funny. All the trappings of a perfect romance book. One, I’d imagine, the Bromance Book Club could read for additional ‘how to’ advice.
Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.