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The Bromance Book Club

Written by: Lyssa Kay Adams
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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.

©2019 Lyssa Kay Adams (P)2019 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Sweet and funny and emotional. I zoomed through this one Sunday, totally compelled by the romance (and the bromance!). I'm so looking forward to seeing more of this book club." (Nalini Singh, New York Times best-selling author)

"The Bromance Book Club is a you’re-gonna-burn-dinner book because you will not want to put it down. Laugh out loud with tons of heart, this is an absolutely adorable must read." (Avery Flynn, USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author)

"The Bromance Book Club is a delight! Even though Gavin is nothing less than swoon worthy, it was Adams' heroine that stole the show. With her perfect imperfections, she made me feel seen as a wife, mom, and woman. I raced to finish this book, but still never wanted it to end!" (Alexa Martin, author of Intercepted)

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  • OK United States
  • 2019-11-22

closer to 5 stars

I had to give this one 5 even if I had a minor problem here and there. It was fun, well written and funny. I absolutely adored Gavin and his friends. His issue touched me so much and explained a lot. Very much looking forward to the next book.

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  • Kimberly
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 2019-11-24

Romance novels as how-to manuals

Setting: Nashville, TN Contemporary
Genre: Romance

Gavin Scott is a professional baseball player whose marriage is in trouble. It all started when he found out his wife had been faking orgasms as long as they’d been together, after which he had moved into the guest room and given her the silent treatment, and culminated with her telling him to leave and asking for a divorce. After being on a month-long drunk, his best friend and teammate, Del, along with some other guys, come around and tell him that they can help him save his marriage. And it all involves a book club and reading romance books or, as Mac calls them, manuals. So they give him a Regency romance called Courting the Countess, about an Earl trying to win the love of his wife, as his first assignment. The thing is, Gavin thought the problem with his marriage was the lie of Thea faking orgasm, but it went much deeper than that. Thea had lost herself, had become subsumed in being a good little pastel baseball WAG (Wives and Girlfriends).when they met, she had been a bit of a bohemian, studying art at college. Then she got pregnant, they married, and she had to give up school for domestic responsibilities.
The plot is well written, and the characters are fully developed. I did not like Thea’s sister Liv. She was too much rah rah yay divorce! in regards to her sister’s marriage. I mean, it’s all fine and good to be supportive, but to criticize her for working toward reconciliation? No. But I did like the other characters, even The B*tch, who was just so... bitchy.
The narration was good. It was nice that, given the book, as well as the book-within-the-book, were mainly from a male perspective, that the narrators were male. Andrew Eiden did an excellent job, even with the feminine voices. Maxwell Caulfield, who read the book-within-the-book, isn’t quite as good at the feminine, but portrayed a stuffy Regency era Earl very well — if a little over the top.

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  • Country Girl
  • 2019-11-21

10 Stars for the narration!!!

You NEED to LISTEN to this book!!! This was my first experience with Lyssa Kay Adams, but it definitely won't be my last. I LOVED everything about this book! The story is so clever and uniquely presented. In this book the couple, Gavin and Thea are already married with twin daughters, but living apart. Thea is ready to give up and move on with a divorce while Gavin desperately wants to save their marriage and realizes he is willing to do anything it takes. His friends, and baseball teammates, come to his rescue with the invitation to join their secret book club and the suggestion that he read romance novels to learn what women want. What follows is Gavin's clumsy, funny and sweet attempts to follow their advice and win back Thea. Not much of this story involves baseball, so if you're not into sports, don't let that hold you back.

The duet narration of Andrew Eiden as Gavin and Maxwell Caulfield as Benedict, the Seventh Earl of Latford (sp?), hero of the Regency romance book Gavin is assigned to read, and whom Gavin reluctantly attempts to emulate, is brilliant!!! It's like we're treated to two audiobooks in one. I can't emphasize enough how much the narration adds to this book. The author manages to tie the stories together in a way that provides relevant examples of behavior for Gavin to apply in his attempts to win back his wife. Gavin's increasingly grumpy internal conversations with Benedict are great.

When I purchased this book, I didn't realize it was the first of a series, now I can't wait for the next book. Well worth the credit.

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  • ADuffie
  • 2019-11-19

A fun unique read

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This book was such a fun read. After reading the blurb I knew I needed to get my hands on it. I love how the roles were reversed when it came to the book club. The Bromance Book Club will keep you entertained.

Gavin is a baseball player for the Nashville Legends and trying to figure out how to make things right with his wife. All Gavin wants is to make things right with his wife Thea but he needs help. After finding out Thea had been faking it when they were together has crushed him. He doesn’t know how to fix things and his friends decide to help him.

The lengths Gavin goes to in order to win his wife back was so sweet. Thea was stubborn most of the time instead of giving in to her feelings she has for her husband. She has realized she wants to achieve things she gave up when she married Gavin. She doesn’t expect Gavin to be supportive of her dreams.

If you’re looking or a fun fast paced read grab this book. It was such a fun read and I can’t wait for more in this series.

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  • LeavesFall
  • 2019-11-19

LOVED IT!!!

I stalked the author because I so enjoyed this book. I ha r a new fav!! Can’t wait for Mack and Liv’s story next. Great writing and even greater narration!!

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  • marisol
  • 2019-12-09

Love it!

Loved this book, I couldn't stop listening. Can't wait to find more books by this author.

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  • Rachel Van
  • 2019-12-03

Comical and Deep Story

Laugh. Out. Loud. Funny. Really enjoyed this love story. Unlike any other romance I have read.

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  • JM Spade
  • Michigan
  • 2019-12-02

Amazing

This audiobook was great, the narrator had a solid voice that was easy to listen to. I enjoyed the raspy-ish voice. The author did a fabulous job. In the beginning, I struggled to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. It even had me evaluating my own marriage and how I can make it even better!

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  • Merilee Larsen
  • Vancouver, BC
  • 2019-12-02

Great book + narration = love

Loved this story so much (really interesting to read about the rebuilding of a marriage), and the narration was fantastic.

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  • QT Pie1776
  • 2019-12-01

OMG!! Writing & Narration are a perfect Union!!!

KUDDOS to Lyssa for hitting it out of the park with this story. And BRAVO to Andrew on his narration! He voiced ALL of the characters flawlessly!I've listened to this story at least FOUR times now and STILL haven't gotten enough. It is such a great story with great characters deal with real issues. A young couple whose marriage is in peril. They have darling twin daughters. You quickly find yourself rooting for them to work out their problems to salvage their family. Gavin has friends who are sincerely vested in the successful outcome of his marriage via the book club. I'm anxiously looking forward to the encore with Undercover Bromance.