The Bromance Book Club is an adorable romance. It’s sweet, funny and gave me all the feels. It’s a guaranteed favourite for everyone who enjoys romance, and it’s the first in a new series I imagine will become immensely popular.
The story is about professional baseball player Gavin and his wife Thea. After finding out that Thea has been faking her O’s their entire marriage, Gavin’s self esteem takes a huge hit. Instead of trying to resolve anything, he cuts her off. When she later wants a divorce he’s crushed. She’s the love of his life and he’ll do anything to win her back. The help comes in an unexpected form; a romance book club for men. A bunch of macho guys reading feminist smut to try to understand their wifes and girlfriends better.
The Bromance Book Club is super funny. The description of the manly-men discussing the female perspective and feelings in general is hilarious. But there’s also a serious undertone, because the lack of understanding the Bromance guys start out with feels painfully realistic.
The main characters are wonderful and so endearing. The story is written as alternating between the viewpoints of either Gavin or Thea. And their rocky journey finding their way back to each other is everything you could possibly want from a romance. I highly recommend this read.
Personally, I wouldn’t have minded a bit more of the naughty. But since The Bromance Book Club is more of a romance than anything else, it’s all good. Just know that the amount of smut is limited.
But in short, this is a great read. It’s so warm and sweet without being over the top sugary. And there’s a perfect balance between the humour and the feels. Even though it’s a story about saving a marriage, it’s absolutely a low-angst story and will leave you feeling happy and satisfied. In an entirely asexual kind of way.