When I heard about this book I just knew I had to read it. And I also thought it would be the perfect pick for the Oh My Book Club… I mean come on, a book about a book club… that’s pretty accurate right?! Now this book is not just about any book club, it’s about a secret men only book club, and they read romance! Doesn’t that sound awesome?
De Bromance Boekenclub by Lyssa Kay Adams
Published by Boekerij on March 26st 2020
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.
This book is so funny! It had me laughing out loud at more than one occasion. The scenes where the men come together for their book club are just hilarious. Though I kinda wished there had been more of them. Minor error though, because I absolutely loved this book. I mean, I started reading this just before midnight and I finished it just after 4AM… yes, that’s right thát early (or late I guess). And if there’s one thing you should know about me is that I love my sleep, and I don’t really function without it. So me giving up A LOT of sleep for this book does say a lot! I simply could not put it down.
I’d say this is the perfect feelgood book to pick up for either a rainy Sunday afternoon or a sunny day out in the garden. A good one to put on your summer reading list. And even though I consider this to be a nice light read, do not underestimate it, because it definitely comes with an important message (or a few actually). It does have some substance, some topics that’ll make you think like gender roles and toxic masculinity. This book is entertainment but it also gives you some important life lessons along the way.
The writing in this book is great. It’s fast-paced – probably why I managed to read through the night – and it feels like every single page is of importance to the story. Sometimes books can drag, and you feel like some information can be left out with this book I didn’t have that at all. I also found the story quite original. You pretty much know how it is going to end right from the get-go, hell even from the blurb I guess. But that doesn’t matter and there are still plenty of interesting and original things within the story. I absolutely loved how we got to ‘read along’ some chapters of the book that Gavin and his mates were reading for the book club. So you basically get a story within a story. Which I think is pretty great. I also just love that this is a romance novel, mostly from a guy’s point of view. I don’t think I’ve ever read something like this with a male pov.
All in all, I’d say pick this book up if you haven’t already. It’s great, it’ll make you laugh and it has some depth too. You’ll fly through it and you simply won’t regret reading this! I’m personally very excited for the sequel (new couple, same group of people).