Reviews tagging 'Violence'

The Bromance Book Club, by Lyssa Kay Adams

4 reviews

awhitemoose's review against another edition

Go to review page

emotional funny lighthearted tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


Expand filter menu Content Warnings

aishablue's review

Go to review page

emotional hopeful lighthearted tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


Expand filter menu Content Warnings

helenaordones's review against another edition

Go to review page

emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


Expand filter menu Content Warnings

emfass's review

Go to review page

emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

Things I liked:

•My first foray into the marriage-in-trouble trope, and I definitely want to read some others.

•A book club! For men! To read romance novels! And talk! About their feelings and vulnerabilities!! HOW DO WE MAKE THIS TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

•When Gavin and Thea were tender with each other, or had each other's backs...I really like these two and was rooting for them.

Things I didn't like: (mild spoilers)
Spoiler

•I cannot stand it when so many things could be solved if the characters would just talk to each other. I get that this can accurately reflect real life relationships, and also serves in creating the conflict, but it is SUCH a pet peeve and I get so frustrated. ESPECIALLY since they realize it during their breaking point. But do they actually work on getting better at communicating? No, or if they do, it's happening off screen (which I don't think it is, and also, what's the freaking point of that).

•The whole "backstory" concept as it related to her parents/childhood/baggage kinda came out of nowhere, at least as the path to a solution to their issues? As a child of divorce I felt the truth of this very deeply, but didn't actually feel like it worked its way into the consciousness of the characters in ways that they could then realistically resolve the issues in their marriage in just a few short weeks. Basically I'm saying, can we PLEASE get these people some therapy??

•Gavin turns to the Bromance Book Club and romance novels for help--which, yay--but NOT ONCE did he actually ask Thea what she needed from him in order to make things work. Or we got one small moment of him asking how he should touch her in bed. If this is the crux of the issue, then THEY SHOULD BE WORKING ON COMMUNICATING IN BED. Instead of just going at it and hoping for the best. Which, it's a romance novel, so of course it works out, but GAH. I'm glad he learned how to be vulnerable and share his feelings. I just really, really wish he--both of them, I guess--had done more reaching out to each other to figure out what the other needed in order to feel safe and rebuild trust. But nope, guess we'll just rely on this random-ass grand gesture at the end and everything will be hunky-dory.

Expand filter menu Content Warnings
More...