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The Bromance Book Club, by Lyssa Kay Adams

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mandaraffe's review

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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caprivoyant's review against another edition

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.75

Overall opinion "Eh"

The story is entertaining enough. The "hero" of the story is likable, flawed, but likable. His romantic interest, however, isn't. Likable, that is. She thinks she's not flawed either, so there's that. Figured you deserved a heads up there. 

Everything else I have to say, I think, I can say better in bullets: 
  • It always takes 2 people for a relationship to not work; and for a relationship to heal, both parties have to own up to their half of things. I don't think that really happens in this book, and it's rather frustrating.
  • I think this book was trying to dismantle gender roles? But it used stereotypes to enforce its ideals and, in the epilogue, actually used language that solidifies gender roles. Note: emotions can't be "girly." 
  • There's no bromance. (That was actually, almost, my full review but figured a few other problems needed to be highlighted too). 

🤷🏻‍♀️ That's it, I guess. 

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