The Bromance Book Club is a very entertaining Romantic Comedy about a couple who has to decide whether they want to fight for their marriage or get a divorce.
I absolutely loved the meta-level of a Romance novel about and including Romance novels!
written by Lyssa Kay Adams
narrated by Andrew Eiden and Maxwell Caulfield
The book is mostly from Gavin’s point of view. He wants to convince his wife that they can fix their marriage. He’s supported by his buddies from the “Bromance Book Club”. They read Romance novels to better understand their partners and have happy relationships.
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with Gavin. There were quite a few scenes in the middle of the story where he kept saying the wrong things. And I thought he should know better by now. I would have liked to see him figure out how certain wordings aren’t great for Thea, and what he can say or do instead that will make her feel more seen.
After all, he is studying Romance novels with his buddies to truly understand his wife! So, the die-hard Romance fan in me wanted to see him turn into an all-out Romance hero in the end. I didn’t feel we really got there. But, you know, I guess it was… realistic 😀
Even though Gavin didn’t quite live up to my expectations of him (which are extremely high, I have to admit), The Bromance Book Club was as entertaining as I had hoped. It felt so good to hear these (albeit fictional) alpha men talk about toxic masculinity and really “getting it”!
I loved how both hero and heroine grew during the story, understood their own weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and built bridges. This personal growth and working towards a healthy relationship is something I really enjoy in a Romance novel and which, in my opinion, makes this one of the best Romance audiobooks out there!
Before starting this audiobook, I noticed the two male-sounding narrator names and was intrigued to see what would be going on there. I feel like actually explaining it would be kind of a spoiler. So let me just say this, the narration by Andrew Eiden and Maxwell Caulfield was absolutely perfect and so much fun!
If you enjoy witty Rom-Coms with a lot of depth and real people with strengths and weaknesses, you’ll love The Bromance Book Club! It’s an entertaining and pretty unique story. Definitely credit-worthy!