Blanche’s Book Club: ‘The Bromance Book Club’.

Cheers to the weekend! I think it’s the first weekend for many of us (in the US, at least) where the lockdown orders are starting to ease a little. In Austin, some restaurants, movie theaters and outdoor rental spaces are allowed to open with restrictions.

I went to the grocery earlier this week, the pet store for all of Blanche’s goodies and picked up prescriptions… so I’m staying home for awhile. I had an event scheduled at the end of May (which required a flight) and that was postponed until mid-September. I’m glad it wasn’t cancelled, but I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll still be able to go!

Last weekend, I thought I’d read, but didn’t have the energy to. I felt a little guilty about it, but then I saw some other book bloggers say they’d been having trouble concentrating enough to read. As I said my post Thursday, I’m taking things day by day.

But, the last book I read was a goodie: “The Bromance Book Club” by Lyssa Kay Adams. Here’s the scoop:

The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club.

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.

This book has actually been on my TBR list for awhile and I needed something lite to read after “Bad Blood”, so I checked the Libby app and sure enough, they had it!

I read it in a single sitting — it was a fun read and I even laughed out loud a few times.

The book is told from a male perspective, which is a unique twist, but there’s also chapters from the romance novel he’s reading — I didn’t expect that!

Don’t be ashamed for liking them. The backlash against the PSL is a perfect example of how toxic masculinity permeates even the most mundane things in life. If masses of women like something, our society automatically begins to mock them. just like romance novels. if women like them, they must be a joke, right?

The entire plot of this book is different, and I really enjoyed it. I’m glad there’s a sequel, and it looks like a third one is on the way!

I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels 🙂 The next book Blanche’s Book Club will be reading is “Before We Were Strangers” by Renee Carlind.

Have a great weekend!

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