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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on November 5, 2019
The title, the promise in that blurb, and that delectable cover all worked to draw me in with high anticipation. Did it live up? It hit a walk-off grandslam!
The Bromance Book Club introduces star baseball second basemen, Gavin Scott, at the lowest time in his life. His wife of three years told him she’s been faking it and not just in the bedroom and she wants a divorce. He’s still staggered over the faking it part and hasn’t done much for his own cause when it comes to bailing out and repairing the sinking ship of his marriage.
Enter a secret mens-only book club stage left. Gavin’s best friend drags him into the membership and this quirky group of guys load him down with club rules, a rah-rah speech, and… a historical romance? Gavin is reluctant, but then he knows he has to try something big to get back what he most wants.
Thea is full of anger and bitterness and has erected the highest, thickest emotional wall possible to do what she needs to do- get on with her life and her sister is right there cheering her on. But, then, Gavin walks in with determination and pushes her to accept his new proposition. The courtship begins…
A romance story that begins when the happily ever after has become ash and a man has to step up and work hard to restore what has been broken. It could have been laiden with drama or even just downright depression, but the author balanced it with humor and plenty of heartwarming moments. There was a sizzle of attraction and a longing to this pair. I think what really sold me on it was that it took two to break it and it will take two to fix it. Gavin is working hard at it in the obvious ways, but the book is not one long man-grovel. I liked how the reader is aware that Thea has baggage and there is enough foreshadowing that shows where the story needs to head as a result.
This pair were fun, bantering, sizzling, heartbreaking at times, but always engaging. They were obviously meant to be together as a family with their cute twin girls. It was their story, but that group of guys in book club were a hoot. They really had Gavin’s back and had some great things to say about what they were all learning about women in general and their womenfolk in particular from romance books.
All in all, this was full of all the good things from beginning to end. I will definitely be setting the date on my calendar for the next meeting of Bromance Book Club. Contemporary Romance fans now have a new fab book to hunt up and read.
My thanks to Berkley Romance for providing the book to be read in exchange for an honest review.
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