Book: The Bromance Book Club
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Okay you guys, WOW. This book caught me off guard. I had heard amazing things about this book going in but I was not expecting how much I would love this book. I am not normally a fan of romance from a man’s POV, but oh my goodness did I love this. Gavin’s character was incredible and I loved how he navigated his relationship with his wife Thea and his friends.
First up, here is the Goodreads summary:
Nashville 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 Club.
Distraught 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 more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.
Okay, obviously, this was a 5 star read for me and I was floored by the story telling of it. I want to break down the 3 things I liked most (basically the 3 different POV’s).
First off, the POV that went into the regency novel the book is themed around. I absolutely adored the idea of these grown married/dating men using romance books to help each other and guide their love lives. I think the voices (especially in the audiobook with the accents) during these small portions of the book were so fantastic and added to the story in such an amazing way. They always appeared at just the right moments and I can’t wait to see if they are in the other books in this series as well.
Next, I LOVED Thea’s voice in this. I adored that she worked hard for herself throughout this and didn’t pressure herself into the relationship and also that she made Gavin work for it too. On top of that I liked that she was flawed and she came from a broken and hurtful past and this is something that formed her to the woman she was and helped her see who she could be. It was a fascinating journey to take with her and grow with her as a wife, mom and badass woman.
Finally, I absolutely ADORED Gavin. His story and his love for Thea and his stutter broke my heart and made me SO incredibly happy. Gavin’s transformation as a person and husband from beginning to ending was so moving. I loved that he worked so hard for his wife and he could get to a point of honesty not only with her but also with himself by the end of the book. His love was beautiful and his care for his family is something I loved seeing.
So yeah, this was a beautifully written romance and one that I felt was incredibly relatable and real. Thea and Gavin dealt with something I know many couples struggle with and the baggage of their pasts played into it. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series and look forward to my library holds coming through.