The Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams takes the classic romantic comedy movies like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “The Wedding Planner” and transforms them into delightful books.
This series combines the feel-good vibes of classic rom-coms with fresh, modern twists. By exploring complex issues such as toxic masculinity and sexual consent, Adams offers a refreshing perspective on male friendships, vulnerability, and communication.
Not to mention the insightful quotes that the author has woven throughout her books. From witty one-liners to heartwarming declarations of love, I have highlighted and bookmarked so many quotes from the Bromance Book Club Series that I made a whole blog post about it.
So, if you’re a fan of rom-coms or simply looking for a new book series to dive into, the Bromance Book Club is a must-read.
With the perfect bend of humor, heart, and heat, Adams has crafted an exceptional series that promises to leave you both entertained and enlightened.
Why The Bromance Book Club Series Is A Must Read
1. Unique premise on toxic masculinity
The male characters are refreshingly honest and vulnerable with each other. This is something that isn’t often seen in this genre, where male protagonists are usually portrayed as emotionless or stoic.
Adams creates a world where men are unafraid to express their feelings and support each other, which makes this series not only entertaining, but also thought-provoking by challenging traditional gender roles and expectations.
2. Strong character development
We dive deep into each person’s backstory and the motivation behind their actions. And in learning about their insecurities, we gain insight into our own.
The characters are relatable and flawed, and their growth is something to look forward to by the book’s ending.
Adams did a great job creating three-dimensional characters that readers can connect with on a deeper level.
3. Swoon-worthy romances
Even though each couple’s dynamic is different, the one consistency throughout each book is the palpable chemistry between the MCs.
The romances are heartwarming with realistic emotional journeys, but steamy with just the right amount of tension and anticipation.
I absolutely adore the scenes where the Bros are together because they always have me laughing out loud.
Adams’ sense of humor is a huge part of what makes this series so enjoyable, and it makes me wish I could meet the Bros in person.
5. Complex themes
Despite diving into issues like sexual consent, toxic masculinity, and mental health issues, Adams never sacrifices the entertainment value of the stories.
She effortlessly balances the lighthearted humor with heavier discussions without leaving you wanting more of either.
How To Read The Bromance Book Club Series In Order
|Pub Date||Title||Trope||My Rating||Buy Now|
|2019||The Bromance Book Club||marriage in trouble||★★★★★||Amazon|
|2020||Undercover Bromance||enemies to lovers||★★★★||Amazon|
|2020||Crazy Stupid Bromance||friends to lovers||★★★★||Amazon|
|2021||Isn't It Bromantic?||marriage of convenience||★★★||Amazon|
|2022||A Very Merry Bromance||grumpy/sunshine||★★★★★||Amazon|
The Bromance Book Club
TROPE: Marriage in trouble
The Bromance Book Club is a unique, inventive take on saving a relationship, by using romance novels as manuals.
Told from dual POVs, Lyssa Kay Adams’ first novel is a delightful romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud and holding unto your heart in anticipation of their happy ending.
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.
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.
For more amazing quotes from the Bros, check out The Bromance Book Club Quotes Collection that captures all the best quotes from the entire series.
TROPE: Enemies to Lovers
What do you get when you combine a guy who’s accustomed to being the knight in shining armor with a girl who refuses to be saved by someone else?
Undercover Bromance is the story of Braden Mack, the founder of the Bromance Book Club, and Liv Papandreas, Thea’s sister from book #1.
Though this story deals with a more serious theme than the previous book (sexual harassment), there is enough witty banter and comedy to make it an enjoyable and engaging read.
Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.
Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart…even though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
Why it’s not 5 stars
For more amazing quotes from the Bros, check out my list of favorite quotes from Lyssa Kay Adams that highlights all the best passages from the entire series.
Crazy Stupid Bromance
TROPE: Friends to Lovers
This third installment in the Bromance Book Club Series details the story of Alexis, owner of the ToeBean Cat Café, and Noah, the computer whiz who helped to bring down the sexual predator Royce Preston in book #2.
Crazy Stupid Bromance is a heartwarming friends to lovers story about forgiveness, family, and healing from grief.
A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance.
Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts – her best friend, Noah Logan.
Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush.
Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had
Why it’s not 5 stars
For more amazing quotes from the Bros, check out the Bromance Book Club Series highlights that captures all the best quotes from the entire series.
Isn’t It Bromantic?
TROPE: Marriage of convenience, forced proximity
Isn’t It Bromantic? takes a deeper look into Vlad, also known as ‘the Russian,’ and his marriage to Elena. As a fan of his comedic relief in the previous books, it was a pleasure to see this gentle giant finally getting his own story.
This an emotional and whole some story packed with wisdom and lovable characters, making it an ideal choice for rom-com fans.
With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad wrote one.
Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared, she escaped danger the only way she knew how: She married her childhood friend, Vladimir, and moved to the United States, where he is a professional hockey player in Nashville.
Vlad, a.k.a. the Russian, thought he could be content with his marriage of convenience. But it’s become too difficult to continue in a one-sided relationship. He joined the Bromance Book Club to learn how to make his wife love him, but all he’s learned is that he deserves more. He’s ready to create his own sweeping romance – both on and off the page.
The bros are unwilling to let Vlad forgo true love – and this time they’re not operating solo. They join forces with Vlad’s neighbors, a group of meddling widows who call themselves the Loners. But just when things finally look promising, Elena’s past life intrudes and their happily ever after is cast into doubt.
Why it’s not 5 stars
For more amazing quotes from the Bros, check out my list of best lines and passages from the Bromance Book Club series.
A Very Merry Bromance
TROPE: Grumpy/sunshine, second chance
A Very Merry Bromance tells the story of one man’s efforts to show “the one that got away” why they’d be perfect for each other and the girl’s effort to prove him wrong.
Told in the classic grumpy/sunshine narrative, Adams delivers a worthwhile conclusion to this beloved series.
Country music’s golden boy Colton Wheeler felt the most perfect harmony when he was with Gretchen Winthrop. But for her, it was a love-him-and-leave-him situation. A year later, Colton is struggling to push his music forward in a new direction. If it weren’t about to be the most magical time of year and the support of the Bromance Book Club, he’d be wallowing in self-pity.
It’s hard for immigration attorney Gretchen not to feel a little Scrooge-ish about the excess of Christmas when her clients are scrambling to afford their rent. So when her estranged, wealthy family reaches out with an offer that will allow her to better serve the community, she’s unable to say no. She just needs to convince Colton to be the new face of her family’s whiskey brand. No big deal….
Colton agrees to consider Gretchen’s offer in exchange for three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton throws himself into the task of proving to her there’s a spark between them. But Gretchen and Colton will both need to overcome the ghosts of Christmas past to build a future together.
For more amazing quotes from the Bros, check out the best romantic lines from the Bromance Book Club collection that captures all the best quotes from the entire series.
Can you read the Bromance Book Club series out of order?
While each book can be read independently, I do recommend reading them in order.
Characters from previous books make appearances in later ones, and the ending of book 3, Crazy Stupid Bromance, sets up the plot for Vlad and Elena’s story in book 4, Isn’t It Bromantic?
Is the Bromance Book Club spicy?
I would say most of them have mild to moderate spiciness with sex scenes, but book 4 – Isn’t It Bromantic? – is definitely on the milder side.
For someone who is accustomed to Tessa Bailey’s alpha males and dirty talk, this series is less explicit.
Will there be a Bromance Book Club movie?
Yes! Lyssa Kay Adams announced on her instagram in April 2020 that the Bromance Book Club has been optioned to Netflix. But no updates have been seen since then regarding casting and release date.
I, for one, cannot wait for the movie!
About the Author
Lyssa Kay Adams read her first romance novel in eighth grade after swiping one from her grandmother’s book shelf and was hooked forever. After a nearly 20-year career as a journalist, her dreams of writing and publishing her own HEAs came true in 2015 with the release of her first novel, Seventh Inning Heat, followed by the RITA-nominated novella, Wild in Rio. Today, she writes full-time from her home in Michigan with a pesky, fluffy K9 assistant named Domino who spends most of his day snoring on her desk (that is, when he’s not burying things around the house).
Excerpt from https://www.lyssakayadams.com