Ultimate Guide to The Bromance Book Club Series

by ThejaPk

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. 

4. Hilarious

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 DateTitleTropeMy RatingBuy Now
2019The Bromance Book Clubmarriage in trouble★★★★★Amazon
2020Undercover Bromanceenemies to lovers★★★★Amazon
2020Crazy Stupid Bromancefriends to lovers★★★★Amazon
2021Isn't It Bromantic?marriage of convenience★★★Amazon
2022A Very Merry Bromancegrumpy/sunshine★★★★★Amazon

The Bromance Book Club

Illustrated book cover for The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

TROPE: Marriage in trouble

RATING: ★★★★★/5

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. 

Best Quotes

  • “All spouses become strangers to each other at some point in a marriage,” Del said. “All human beings are a work in progress, and we don’t all change at the same pace. Who knows how many people have gotten divorced simply because they failed to recognize that what they thought were insurmountable problems were actually just temporary phases?”
  • We are all the sum total of our experiences at any given time, and our reactions to things are shaped by them.
  • From the moment I first saw you, I have been half a man because the other half belongs to you.
  • It’s dangerous to expect anyone to be perfect.
  • Every woman has that emotional G-spot. A place deep inside her where only the right man can reach.….Find that broken part of her and stroke it until it doesn’t hurt anymore.

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.

Undercover Bromance

Illustrated book cover for Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

TROPE: Enemies to Lovers

RATING: ★★★★/5

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

  • Liv rubbed me the wrong way most of the time. There’s a thin line between being grumpy and being utterly unlikeable and she ventured into the later too many times that I wondered how Mack tolerated it.
  • Book 5 – A Very Merry Bromance – also has a grumpy female MC but her character creation was much more polished and relatable. And her dynamic with Colton never made me question why he liked her.

Best Quotes

  • A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
  • Fear is a powerful motivator, but so is love.
  • Perfection is the opposite of authenticity.
  • When you lie to someone, you’re telling them that they’re not worth the truth.

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

Illustrated book cover for Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

TROPE: Friends to Lovers

RATING: ★★★★/5

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

  • miscommunication trope was overdone. Even after it was mentioned in the book that this trope is something the Bros in the Bromance Book Club do not like, it was used one too many times to progress the story.
  • a standard theme throughout the Bromance Book Club Series is that most of the conflicts that arise in these stories are the man’s fault. But in this one, I didn’t agree with that as much as in the other books. Alexis made some blunders too but Noah was the one who was always pressured to fix it.
  • unresolved plot lines

Best Quotes

  • There’s no expiration date on the truth.
  • Women aren’t rehab centers for emotionally stunted man-babies who think the key to a serious relationship is to just wait for the right woman to come along. You have to be ready to be uncomfortable, to stretch yourself, to be vulnerable.
  • Lonely creatures were almost always fighting a battle no one knew about.
  • Sometimes the scariest thing in the world for a man is to admit how he feels. 

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?

Illustrated book cover for Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

TROPE: Marriage of convenience, forced proximity

RATING: ★★★/5

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

  • underwhelming intimacy scenes – the build-up of sexual tension between the MCs warranted more passion and I was very disappointed when they finally gave in, especially since the other books in the series were pretty good.
  • the crime subplot was underdeveloped and seemed more like an afterthought to quickly tie up loose ends. The whole thing was solved within a few pages, and I wanted more because it was a huge part of who Elena was.
  • miscommunication

Best Quotes

  • Men don’t do subtleties, honey. You have to hit them over the head with things, and even then, you have to give them an explanation why.
  • There’s a big difference between letting someone go because you have faith that they’ll come back to you and letting someone go because deep down you’re convinced they won’t. One is an act of love, the other an act of fear.
  • Sometime the most tender people can be the most stubborn, because they have the most to lose when things go wrong.
  • There will come a day when you are sitting across from him as he is eating his breakfast and all you will think is “why”. And then you’ll get over it and things will go back to normal. That is marriage. Security and stability with the occasional “what the hell was i thinking?”

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

Illustrated book cover for A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

TROPE: Grumpy/sunshine, second chance

RATING: ★★★★★/5

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.

Best Quotes

  • We all wear the chains we forged in life. You need to figure out what yours is made of before it’s too late.
  • You are all of my dreams come true. 
  • You have to stop wishing that people who will never appreciate you will someday wake up and beg you to stay.
  • I’d rather be insulted by you than be fawned over by any anyone else.

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!

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