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The Bromance Book Club 4.5 starsWhen I went into this book, I was crossing my fingers that the execution of it and the writing style matched how great the synopsis was I m so glad the book held up to how good it sounds, and it s definitely a memorable romance I ll be recommending My primary concern about this book was that since it s about a married couple with kids, I wouldn t be able to relate to it or enjoy it since they re several years ahead of me on the maturity scale Attached to that, I was hoping this wouldn 4.5 starsWhen I went into this book, I was crossing my fingers that the execution of it and the writing style matched how great the synopsis was I m so glad the book held up to how good it sounds, and it s definitely a memorable romance I ll be recommending My primary concern about this book was that since it s about a married couple with kids, I wouldn t be able to relate to it or enjoy it since they re several years ahead of me on the maturity scale Attached to that, I was hoping this wouldn t become a women s fiction book about fixing a marriage with no steamy scenes Quickly, both of my fears became obsolete The fact that this book follows characters who are already in a relationship makes it so muchreal Rather than two characters living out a dolled up romance, this is about a relationship that s dead and both characters having to fight to reanimate it It s different than anything I ve ever read and was so interesting and realistic and human In addition, the scenes of Gavin and Thea interacting with their kids were SO wholesome I jokingly told my friend while I was reading this that it reads like what a Nicholas Sparks book would be if Nicholas Sparks books were actually good It talks about family issues both in their current relationship and in their childhood trauma while also being a cuddly romance about two adults rediscovering each other through honesty This book was SO soft because Gavin was making an effort to be attentive to Thea s needs and insecurities, and watching them reblossom to one another was so heart warming and emotional.The writing of this book is spectacular in all areas except one I loved when the author would delve into the character s backstories and they way she wrote their dialogue and all the humor that was folded into the Bromance Book Club I especially loved how this book was a mix of real time action with scenes interspersed from the regency romance book the men were reading The reason I took off.5 stars, however, was there were moments in this book where the characters would randomly get on a soapbox about feminism that didn t match the context of the conversation at all There were seriously some paragraphs that read like an essay for a women and gender studies class rather than a romance book because it wasn t subtle at all The men in the book club are self aware about feminism and toxic masculinity, which is good, but it wasn t subtle at all and ended up sounding like fan service to other women reading the book because those random feminism rants didn t sound authentic to the men s voices at all But a part of the book I did like is that Thea, the wife, was strident in her independence and her feminism, which I enjoyed waythan when the characters went off on tangents about the male gaze and the patriarchy.But overall, this book was so addicting and enjoyable It was quick and sweet but also the perfect amounts of meaningful and realistic I love any romance book that takes the shininess away from relationships and delves into real human lives, and this book definitely fits that category I can t wait to pick up a copy when it comes out This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 starsA light hearted second chance sports romance, which sadly didn t really deliver I seem to be in the minority here, but I didn t love this I thought I would, as it s a sports romance, and is a story about a couple staying together, getting a second chance It even has a men s book club supporting each other, helping each other to understand their partnersIt was an original concept I liked that it was about men in a secret book club, trying to understand and connectwith t 2.5 starsA light hearted second chance sports romance, which sadly didn t really deliver I seem to be in the minority here, but I didn t love this I thought I would, as it s a sports romance, and is a story about a couple staying together, getting a second chance It even has a men s book club supporting each other, helping each other to understand their partnersIt was an original concept I liked that it was about men in a secret book club, trying to understand and connectwith their partners and wives I liked that it was a quick read I liked that it was a story about a couple staying together, I don t see that much I liked that it was quite steamy The second half of the book was quite cute Unfortunately, there was also a lot that I didn t like I have to start with the female main character, Thea She was unreasonable, irritating and a liar The woman faked her orgasms for over three years, and it wasn t the only thing she was faking What was the point in that She didn t get what she wanted, and her husband thought he was doing all the right things, so carried on doing them I ve never understood women who do that You should be able to be honest with your husband, and communicate your needs But that s the crux of this story This couple aren t honest with each other about anything They don t talk to each other How was Gavin to know that she was unsatisfied, she acted, and lied about it I m not just talking about in the bedroom She didn t like the life of a WAG, she wanted a different life, wanted different things, but expected him to know all of this Did she tell him any of this NOOOO He was not a mind reader Another thing that bothered me was that Thea accepted no responsibility for the breakdown in her marriage Gavin was in the wrong, and she was in the right, and my goodness the book hammered that home to me I actually ended up hating her, and feeling sorry for Gavin She even kicked him out the house, and then was mad when he left It was a test, and he wasn t supposed to leave Like She Asked Him To So of course he failed that, and then she asked him for a divorce Poor Gavin actually hadn t done much wrong Yes he wasn t as attentive as he should be, but with young twins, and a busy career, these things happen He also wasn t that sexually experienced, so didn t always hit the spot with Thea, but she could have helped him out there There are two people in a marriage, and Thea could have voiced her wants and needs, and they could have worked on their marriage together He really loved her and his kids Thea also compared all men to her absent, philandering father Yes we get it, your father was an arsehole, but you can t judge everyone by his standards, you have to have a little faith and trust I actually think she needed some counselling, to move past her unhappy childhood, and perhaps they could have had some couples counselling Gavin spent the whole book trying to win her back, and she shot him down over and over By the end of the book, Thea realised these things and her character does grow, but by that point, at about 80% it was too little, too late for me I just couldn t stand her Other things that bothered me was the unsubtle feminism The men in the book club, turning to regency romance novels to help them with their love lives, was just pure fantasy And all of the unrealistic things that came out with..like talking about toxic masculinity It felt preachy and overly political to me I keep reading romance books with all of these woke men in, and it just makes me roll my eyes You can have male characters who are feminists, and all round decent guys, without shoving it down my throat The chapters from the regency romance which Gavin was reading also felt unnecessary to me They were overly cheesy, and made me cringe Then there was the fact that Gavin actually used the actual lines and moves from the book he was reading Word for word It was really manipulative and Thea was angry about it, but got over it I would have been furious to find that out That the lovely, sweet things my husband was saying were straight out of a book, and not his real feelings I didn t like Thea s sister either She was such a jealous, interfering bitch She was the one who encouraged Thea to throw Gavin out, and every time they made any progress, there she was trying to undo it One final thing that bothered me was the twins They were about 2 2 1 2 years old, yet were written as if they were 4 5 years old I know it s a minor thing, but it really irritated me how they didn t act like toddlers To sum up, I felt that this story was too light hearted for the serious topic it covered And the couple would have avoided all of the hassle and heartbreak if they had actually just talked to each other like mature adults Urgh I hate the miscommunication trope It might work in YA, but it really irritates me in adult fiction JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER DAMNIT Many thanks to Berkley and edelweiss for the chance to download an e arc in exchange for an honest review I can t help my addictionaka here s a video tierlisting all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest The Written ReviewYou guys read romance novels We call them manualsGavin Scott, second baseman to the Nashville Legends, seems to have it all under control.His career has taken off like crazy, he has a gorgeous wife and two twin daughters everything is coming up acesor is it He loses his cool when he learn I can t help my addictionaka here s a video tierlisting all my January Books Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest The Written ReviewYou guys read romance novels We call them manualsGavin Scott, second baseman to the Nashville Legends, seems to have it all under control.His career has taken off like crazy, he has a gorgeous wife and two twin daughters everything is coming up acesor is it He loses his cool when he learns that Thea has been faking it in the bedroom and his reaction was the straw that broke the camel s back for her Thea asks for a divorce and Gavin is devastated He has no idea how things got to this he s desperate enough to try anything.And that s whenhe gets an invite to the most exclusive of groupsBook club isn t just about booksThe guys have figured it out women write romance books for other women They are literally writing out what to do in every situation under the sun and men just never bother to pick them up.Will this be enough to save his marriage Or is it too little, too late Well, let s just say that Gavin has a lot of reading to doFirst rule of book club They finished in unison You don t talk about book clubThis one ended up being SUPER cute I really did not expect to love this one so much so special shout out to Tucker the Reader for putting this one on my radar This book was such a fun role reversal with the way romance occurred.I LOVED watching the guys pour over the romance books nitpicking them and tearing them apart as they sought out the hidden messages and tips for rebuilding the relationships.I also adored the twins in this book I very very rarely enjoy children in books they often feel just tooprecocious but this time I was quite pleased with the way they were written The girls were cute but never cloying.I do think there was a smidge too much cheese the constant winking did stick out like a sore thumb but other than that, this book worked really well I cannot WAIT for the next one Standalone Series 1 The Bromance Book Club 4.5 Stars 2 Undercover Bromance 3.5 Stars Huh, and people say romance books are trashThey obviously haven t found the wonders inside them and need a lecture of their own from the guys at The Bromance Book Club Am I right XDYou guys read romance novels We call them manualsThis book didn t give me a book boner, but it did left a HUGE smile on my face and made me cackle like a madwoman in the middle of the night LOL I Standalone Series 1 The Bromance Book Club 4.5 Stars 2 Undercover Bromance 3.5 Stars Huh, and people say romance books are trashThey obviously haven t found the wonders inside them and need a lecture of their own from the guys at The Bromance Book Club Am I right XDYou guys read romance novels We call them manualsThis book didn t give me a book boner, but it did left a HUGE smile on my face and made me cackle like a madwoman in the middle of the night LOL It was brilliant, marvelous, refreshing, cheesy, and hilarious If you think about it, the conflict behind the marriage miscommunication and the couple s personal issues their backstory were typical But it was the concept of the story and how it was executed that made this such a unique bookMen are idiots We complain that women are so mysterious and shit, and we never know what they want We fuck up our relationships because we convince ourselves that it s too hard to figure them out But the real problem is with us We think we re not supposed to feel things and cry and express ourselves We expect women to do all the emotional labor in a relationship and then act confused when they give up on usI appreciated the relationship dynamics in this book It seems ridiculous how anyone can live under the same roof with their spouses for years, yet rarely do they have proper adult communication However, I ve also seen it happened in real life I love the idea of a married couple trying to reconnect, win each other s heart back, and salvage their marriage Gavin and Thea did all of it with flying colors.The side characters were an absolute treat to read, except maybe Liv The twins were total adorbs even though I did think they acted older than their three years The unsubtle feminism from the male characters was a little too in your face, but I didn t mind Also, the chapters from Courting the Countess were a cringe fest, but at least I got a good laugh out of them They might seem redundant, but I think it s cool seeing how they mirrored and influenced Gavin and Thea s predicament.The audiobook was P H E N O M E N A L I absolutely adored the narration Gah, it was all that southern drawl that did it The British accent was a nice complement too I m adding it to my top audiobooks of the year list With all that being said, make sure you don t miss out on this quirky rom com And I believe audiobook is the best way to do it Oh, also I m raising a petition for Netflix to turn this into a movie Anyone, who s with meRead as an Audiobook A Rom Com book from a man s perspective Brilliant Gather around ladies and gentlemen You are going to love this A love story Gavin and Thea have hit an impasse in their marriage It all started in the bedroom, escalating off the charts from there Ultimately ending with Gavin moving out Only problem is.they really love each other I mean pure, deep down, can t ever see myself with anyone but you kind of love But alas, their lines of communication have broken down and they re on very A Rom Com book from a man s perspective Brilliant Gather around ladies and gentlemen You are going to love this A love story Gavin and Thea have hit an impasse in their marriage It all started in the bedroom, escalating off the charts from there Ultimately ending with Gavin moving out Only problem is.they really love each other I mean pure, deep down, can t ever see myself with anyone but you kind of love But alas, their lines of communication have broken down and they re on very different paths Thea is asking for a divorce, while Gavin is determined to win her back Sometimes you need to go back to the beginning Enter his baseball teammates and affectionately known as The Bromance Book ClubThat s right ladies, look out These husbands and boyfriends developed their own book club to read romance novels hoping to learn the art of wooing Is that sweet, or what Oh my gosh, this was one of the most fun and delightful reads I ve come across this year I read this with a permanent smile on my face from start to finish, only to be interrupted by fits of giggles If you re looking for an adorable, fun Rom Com look no further A Rom Com buddy read with Susanne that we both just loved Thank you to Edelweiss , Berkley Publishing and Lyssa Kay Adams for an ARC to read and review The romance genre has its problems which I discussed in my latest booktube video that you canclick hereto watch but there are occasionally books like these that break down the problematic tropes Skip to 9 44 to here my thoughts on this specific book and what it does to push back against problems with the romance genre AHHHHHHHH IT S STILL SO GOODalso Liv sucks AND AWAY WE GOOOOOOOaka i m re reading this masterpiece Many thanks to Berkley and Edelw The romance genre has its problems which I discussed in my latest booktube video that you canclick hereto watch but there are occasionally books like these that break down the problematic tropes Skip to 9 44 to here my thoughts on this specific book and what it does to push back against problems with the romance genre AHHHHHHHH IT S STILL SO GOODalso Liv sucks AND AWAY WE GOOOOOOOaka i m re reading this masterpiece Many thanks to Berkley and Edelweiss for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewGavin had called this little proposition a competition No, this wasn t a competition This Was War This is one of those rare displays of love at first page I was barely five minutes into the audio book when I thought to myself, Yup, this one s a keeper And when the final seconds played, my heart ached because the definition of bittersweet is finishing an amazing book So, what s this book about The Bromance Bookclub follows Gavin, a hot baseball player whose marriage is in trouble After being kicked out of the house by his wife, Thea, Gavin realizes that he wants to save his marriage And so, he reluctantly enlists the help of the Bromance Book Club, a secret group of men who read romances to better understand women s perspectives You re probably thinking that this sounds super romantic and funny but you d be wrong because that doesn t even begin to describe it I think one reason I loved this so much was because it was so meta Kind of like Waiting for Tom Hanks, this book referenced plot points of romance novels and tons of pop culture I haven t had too much experience with middle aged romance so I can t say that this is the best one out there but I can say that it is the best one I ve ever read I think I have discovered a new favorite romance trope Falling In Love Again This trope seems to only be found in middle aged romances so I ll definitely need to readof them Finally, the sex I don t remember the last romance I read yes, I do I just don t want to name names but it was very disappointing when it came to sex so I was going into this novel with low ish expectations Why I don t know I m weird But this did not disappoint There were many sexy and steamy scenes and each one of them were perfectly sexy and steamy Overall, I cannot put into words how much I loved this book GO READ IT NOWWWWWWWWWW Bottom Line5 StarsAge Rating R Content Screening Spoilers Educational Value 0 0 Violence 1 5 Punches are thrown, walls are broken Sex 5 5 Detailed sex scenes, sex innuendos, constant sexual content Langauge 4 5 F k, cl t, d ck, b tch, sh t Drinking Drugs 4 5 Alcohol, main character is drunk multiple times throughout the book Trigger and Content Warnings Female sexual dysfunction, Divorce, Vomiting.NOTE This is an adult novel It contains frequent and detailed sex scenes Please do not read if those details make you uncomfortable.Reps Female sexual dysfunction Cover 4 5 Characters 5 5 Plot 5 5 Audio 4 5 Publication Date November 5th, 2019Publisher Berkley Publishing GroupGenre Romance Comedy The Bromance Book Club 1Undercover Bromance 2F ck goddamn it, that big green DOWNLOAD NOW button is so tempting i just couldn t resist Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Might beof a 3.5 but I m rounding up because this was a lot of fun I can t lie and say that it wasn t a smidge pander y and contrived at some parts, but overall this was a really fun ride and I definitely recommend checking it out if you re interested in reading a romance about a couple staying together rather than getting together I 10000% will be carrying on with the series Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF p.62 Oh my God, this might high key be one of the most infuriating and problematic books I ve read in a while And all of my friends LIKED it Did we read the same book Because I read a toxic mess promoting a very unhealthy relationship as the ideal.Gavin and Thea have been married for years Gavin is on the pro baseball circuit, and Thea has been silently bubbling in resentment because she s so pastel and misses her band t sh Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF p.62 Oh my God, this might high key be one of the most infuriating and problematic books I ve read in a while And all of my friends LIKED it Did we read the same book Because I read a toxic mess promoting a very unhealthy relationship as the ideal.Gavin and Thea have been married for years Gavin is on the pro baseball circuit, and Thea has been silently bubbling in resentment because she s so pastel and misses her band t shirts and her activism One day, she and Gavin have sex and she orgasms for real, and Gavin realizes she s been faking during their whole marriage and gets angry Thea gets angry back that he didn t magically realize she was faking, when clearly the right normal, healthy solution would have been to be like, Hey, babe, can I show you something real quick or have a discussion about it like consenting adults instead of tantrumming like a toddler But no, this is Thea and tantrumming is what she does best.Anyway, Thea s mad that he s mad and kicks him out of the house and this is where we meet Gavin in the beginning of the story, drunk and heartbroken When he meets Thea again, she s angry that he left the house when she told him to and when he rightfully points out that he did it because she asked, she s like I BET YOU COULDN T WAIT TO LEAVE HUH Also, when they meet, she s got a sledgehammer that she s told the rental dude is for smashing the patriarchy and she uses it to smash a wall in their home like a psycho while her children watch and her equally haggish sister cheers her on like yAAAAS QUEEN YOU GO.Then the two of them taunt Gavin for smelling like alcohol and Thea s sister is like GIRL DON T FORGET WE NEED TO MAKE YOU AN ACCOUNT ON THAT DATING SITE, and Thea sneers while Gavin flinches, because she s happy that he thinks she s dating Literally The Night After She Kicked him out While they re Still Fucking Married Lest I forget while the children are home.But it s okay Because Gavin s dude bro friends have a super secret society where they read romance novels to Teach Them What Women Want, and here is where I take issue Romance novels are about escape They re fantasy they re not manuals, as this book calls them The book seems to suggest that the key to a healthy marriage is for the guy to assume all wrongdoing and learn to be a mind reader by figuring out what the sad, confused woman wants before she wants it herself through the Magic of Romance But, again, here s the thing a lot of romance novels are problematic too and have things like big misunderstandings or rape Imagine if a dude read a romance novel and took from it that no no no actually meant yes yes yes because he d checked out a bunch of Rosemary Rogers novels Or, in a milder example, read FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and decided that a good relationship fix is a carte blanche contract for sex and a bunch of inappropriately expensive gifts.You get the point.And here s the thing I love romance of all kinds and I am a feminist, so I was 100% sure I d love this, but feminism is not acting like a crazy psycho and blaming The Man for all the problems in your relationship Relationships are a two way street and if there is no communication happening, that s really on both of you Someone has to vag up and talk to the other person THEA Feminism is about agency If you re sad because you re not the cool punk activist you were in college and you hate all the Lilly Pulitzer you bought yourself for some inexplicable reason what s wrong with Lilly and you ve been faking sex so well that your husband has no idea and you re mad that the ruse worked, FUCKING SAY SOMETHING And if your husband then says to you, No wench, you re only allowed to wear things with palm leaves and I don t give a shit if you re unhappy because you exist only to serve my pleasure you drop his ass, because that s no good.The irony is, I was literally just texting one of my friends about how annoying it is that women characters are criticized wayin books than male characters, but in this book, Thea is literally the worst She is not a feminist She is a garbage human being, and I despised her I don t want to see her get a happy ending Gavin should divorce her and marry a space countess, where they can live in a castle on Mars that has a great library full of romance novels that should not be used as self help.The end.1 star Reread x2 Still as perfect as I remembered it to be Book Boner Introducing my new favourite bookish phrase This book was the one My emotional state is in a frenzy right now THIS WAS SO GOOD All you need to know is that it s a book club starring all dudes, who read romance novels to help them understand the women in their lives better The relationship these men had between them was so awesome and full of humour and support It was such a great bromance The story was adorable Reread x2 Still as perfect as I remembered it to be Book Boner Introducing my new favourite bookish phrase This book was the one My emotional state is in a frenzy right now THIS WAS SO GOOD All you need to know is that it s a book club starring all dudes, who read romance novels to help them understand the women in their lives better The relationship these men had between them was so awesome and full of humour and support It was such a great bromance The story was adorable, it was at times cheesy, but it fuckin worked for me Twas the perfect amount of cheese.We are so in need ofromance stories that actually explore the dynamics of a relationship About couples who are going through rough times and seeing how they salvage their relationship Or not What I loved about this book is that the main plot runs parallel to an actual story line from a book our main character is seeking guidance from I liked what that indicated That books are what we turn to for answers when we run away from life I loved this book I already want to reread it The first rule of book club You don t talk about book clubNashville 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 ClubDistraught 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 than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife

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