A review by amandalorianxo
The Bromance Book Club, by Lyssa Kay Adams

funny lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


For a romance novel, I'm glad this didn't take itself too seriously. There were a lot of funny lines and pieces of dialogue sprinkled here and there. But I felt like I was reading caricatures/cardboard cutouts instead of fleshed-out individuals. I definitely don't think Gavin or Thea should have gotten married in the first place and I'm not overly confident in the fact that they lasted for three years. I don't even have faith they would last beyond the epilogue of this book. These two are supposed to be somewhere in their 20/30's. But the couple doesn't read like that. They read like a much younger couple who don't even know each other and barely communicate. Gavin definitely overreacted to the whole " my wife was faking it the whole time" and he seems a lot more uber-sensitive compared to most men (but I also realized this could also coexist with his stutter) Thea wasn't any better though. She was annoying in her stubborn behavior and refusing to just talk. Liv didn't help, she was just grumpy the whole time. Amelia and Ava read like pre-k/kindergarten students but I thought they were supposed to be 2/3? So the premise itself was a cool one but I found it difficult to believe that a bunch of baseballs and other athletes in Gavin's age group were woke enough to host a book club and spout all these things we really want men to believe. Seemed to be fictionally good to be true. Also, Braden being enamored with Liv? That def feels like the second book is going to revolve around them or one of these books in the series is going to revolve around them. 

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