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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.
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When a bro needs help in the romance department, where can he turn? When star baseball player Gavin Scott’s marriage hits the rocks, his tight-knit group of friends bands together to help him fix things—with the help of a few good, old-fashioned romance novels. The Bromance Book Club is a hilarious, steamy, and amazingly charming read. Gavin’s efforts to do right by his woman are heartwarming and his bonds with his friends feel real and lived-in. We also love how the posse’s perspectives on romance are funny and thoughtful. The ultimate message of the book—men, it’s okay to feel your feelings!—is one that we wholeheartedly support, and one we don’t see very often. Reading Lyssa Kay Adams’ novel made us want to talk about affairs of the heart with our own guy friends.
In this heartfelt romance, a professional baseball player fights to save his failing marriage with the help of some good friends and the inspirational exploits of a fictional nobleman. When Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's wife, Thea, informs him not only that she wants a divorce but that she has been faking orgasms for the three years of their marriage, he's devastated. Macho man Gavin is just desperate enough to take the advice of a secret book club made up of other athletes and powerful men who get relationship tips from romance novels. They instruct him to use a Regency romance, Courting the Countess, as a blueprint for starting over and wooing his wife properly. Gavin and Thea rekindle their relationship, one chapter at a time, while working through their individual issues. Adams (Seventh Inning Heat) weaves in humor, complex emotions, and excerpts from the motivational story itself to create a satisfying courtship. A strong supporting cast, including Gavin's book clubmates and his tiny, adorable twin daughters, helps flesh out the Legends community. This earnest charmer is sure to win Adams new fans.