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“Nothing about Adams’s novel is simple, as it unfurls its catchy premise with surprising wisdom and specificity.”—New York Time Book Review
"The Bromance Book Club is a gloriously tongue-in-cheek celebration of all the things that make romance so entertaining. "—Entertainment Weekly
"Adams’s words help you believe that the right people find the right people."—Shondaland
"Blending comedy, romance and social commentary, Undercover Bromance is an adorable, ambitious success for a rising star in the genre."—Book Page (starred review)
“Adams’s latest combines humorous elements that balance the heavier themes of workplace harassment, resulting in a fast-paced romance that offers both laughs and greater social relevance.”—Library Journal
“Adams 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.”—Publishers Weekly
“A fun, sexy, and heartfelt love story that's equal parts romance and bromance.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will look forward to more books in the Bromance Book Club series after this promising start.”—Booklist
About the Author
- ASIN : B07T3XF9M2
- Publisher : Berkley (March 10, 2020)
- Publication date : March 10, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3273 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 348 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,555 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My review for this book is basically the same as book one, The Bromance Book Club - the book club scenes were the absolute highlight. This group of men are hilarious and charming and I look forward to reading each of their stories. I literally laughed out loud during every book club scene.
However, Liv and her sister Thea, the heroine of book one, are just awful. I was hoping this book would endear each of them to me a little more, especially Liv; but I really do not like her or find her sympathetic at all. I understand her behavior is a coping mechanism for past hurt, but she did not seem to grow or soften at all in this story. She was judgmental, rash, and obnoxious. Look, I get we are trying to be woke and feminist with stories about men reading romance novels. But Liv was just too much - she literally could NOT accept help and the blow up with Braden was entirely her "I need a man like a fish needs a bicycle" fault. If you're gonna spend the whole book talking about how you don't need help or any man, you need to show growth if you're gonna end up with one. And she did not.
Braden was fine and likable enough. What made book one better for me was, even though I disliked Thea,I loved her husband Gavin so much. Braden was not dynamic enough to rescue the story for me, so the issues I had overpowered him. But I will definitely continue to read the series, especially because we will finally get away from these two sisters, and because these books always make me laugh.
I bought this book at a price I normally would not pay, but I wanted it so badly. Now, I am a bit bummed.
Liv is such annoying person to me. And she has no real reason to be like she is. At least, not in my eyes. The way she needed to bring down the bad guy, without a real reason in my opinion, is what made me roll my eyes several times during my read. And how she treated Mack also annoyed me - a lot. The reason she pushes him away near the end is pathetic. Show some empathy woman!
To be nice: the writing style is good. It is just the storyline I really did not like. I missed the bookclub also. Suddenly they were a club of men with connections instead of real advice. And Liv.... ugh. Grow up!
While the first book quoted extensively from the Regency novel used as the "playbook" for Gavin, here the romantic suspense book was barely quoted. I missed that feature.
I did enjoy Undercover Bromance, and I did root for Liv and Mack. Also, the seasoned romance between Rosie and Hop, the takedown of the bad guy Royce, the better usage of the Russian, and the introduction of the two characters who become the focus of book 3 were all positives. And "toxic masculinity" was cited only once, a welcome improvement from the first book.
I do recommend Undercover Bromance, and have high hopes for the next book in the series.
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This book features Braden Mack, successful nightclub owner, founder and the romance expert of the book club, or so they think. In fact Braden has learned everything he knows about romance from novels and so he is one walking cliché of red roses, dinners in Michelin-starred restaurants and expensive trinkets.
Liv Papandreas is a pastry chef at one of those fancy restaurants, working for an obnoxious celebrity chef called Royce Preston. The restaurant's speciality is a gold-infused Sultan cupcake which costs $1,000 (so of course guess where Braden is taking his date?), I love it when Liv says it tastes like "ostentatious greed". Oh, and Liv is also the little sister of Thea Scott from the first book.
Liv and Braden's worlds collide (again) when she brings out the Sultan cupcake he has ordered for his girlfriend Gretchen who is a defence attorney in immigration cases. There's an unfortunate accident, Liz drops the cupcake on Gretchen's lap and gets fired by Royce after catching him harassing one of the staff.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novels Braden loves so much, Braden, Liz and the Bromance Book Club plan a sting operation to expose Royce. At the same time, the Bromance Book Club have a series of bets on Braden's love-life. They at least understand the difference between romancing a woman and real romance.
This was a fun (and funny) romantic comedy, the Bromance Book Club scenes were a delight and I enjoyed the interactions between Liv and Braden as he discovers that his 'perfect' woman may not be what he thought.
However, I felt that the sexual-harassment storyline veered too often into banner-waving, right-on, bludgeoning the reader with PC messaging accompanied by a Goldie Hawn-esque sting operation complete with a Notting Hill-style race across Nashville.
Definitely love this series and can't wait for the next one.
When I was reading the first book I was hating so bad Liv, was a surprise to me that she was the main character in this one.
I got mixed feelings with these books. Is like i like them but I hate them at the same time. Well no hate is a strong word. But I rolled my eyes many many times.
I did not stand Liv at all. She has zero empathy, she is just a black and white person, surely is the kind of people that needs to seek psychological therapy. She thinks that is a strong female, but she is not. The sexual harassment situation that is on the book is so BAD developed, specially Liv attitude she blames the victim ALL THE TIME. As well when a situation with Mack was revealed she just made a major drama she put herself in the victim role, like GIRL is about HIM not YOU.
Liv is just childish and immature with serious daddy issues. She constantly compare Mack with her dad. It's like "seriously, girl? Chill out.
Another thing that made so angry in this book, all the females MUST have a partner. There was a character, Rosie, which I really like, she was feminist, she was involved in marchs fighting for women rights and against the patriarchism. She ended up IN A RELATIONSHIP because "is never too late" come on, so a lady cannot decide being alone for the rest of her life per her choice? Yes or yes must have a man next to her?
About Mack he thinks that is that prince charming type with wide knowledge about female feelings and psychology, provided by romance books, but he is not he is like Will Smith in "Hitch"
Another thing that I really did not like about these books (in the first one as well) is the constantly bullying against "The Russian" who is lactose intolerant, I mean, is it funny for you??
They constantly say mean things to him also treating him like he is an idiot.
Overall the story is alright, is entertainment but that it is.
Cuando estaba leyendo la primera parte de Bromance book club, pensé que iba a ser otra cosa, me imaginaba una comedia típica de fin de semana en un canal de cable, que te hace reir, y eso. Pero no.
Con ésta historia me pasó algo parecido. Las situaciones no me llegaron a convencer.
Mack como el príncipe azul perfecto se me hizo imposible, Liv es absolutamente insoportable. Cuando la leía en el primer libro trataba de saltar donde aparecía porque realmente me daba repeluz.
Desafortunadamente para mi es la prota del segundo libro 🤮
NO LA SOPORTO, es demasiado infantil, altanera, jura que es una mujer independiente y poderosa y lo que es una grosera de manual, cero empática, la típica que se cree mejor que todos.
La autora en mi opinión cree que sabe plasmar una mujer, pero no. Porque al final son bobaliconas y dependientes de un hombre para todo.
En todo el tema del acoso sexual que plantea no está muy planteado la verdad, toda la situación e incluso la actitud de Liv, por favor, todo el tiempo echándole la culpa a la víctima. Con cero empatía. Qué piensa que los hombres son basura, pero bien que se muere por Mack.
Todas las mujeres en ésta historia, si o si tienen que tener una pareja. Rosie, el personaje que más prometía como mujer independiente, no. Al la autora la hace enamorarse, porque si no, no es una mujer feliz.
Otra situación que me pareció horrenda, es como como "The Russian" quien es intolerante a la lactosa es el constante foco de burlas por su condición, lo tratan realmente mal y como si fuera idiota. Eso me puso de los nervios.
En fin resumiendo, es una historia que está bien para pasar el rato, pero que la verdad en muchos momentos se me hizo super inverosímil, pensé que me iba reír más con situaciones de comedia, pero fueron pocos los momentos "graciosos" y no me dieron gracia.
Your usual enemies to lovers story, it follows Mack and Liv from Bromance Book Club as they team up to correct an injustice...
This book is like ice cream - light, yummy, and goes down easy. I cannot recommend it enough!
Liv is a pastry chef who works for a hideous head chef. Braden Mack (god what a name) owns some nightclubs. Whatever. She’s just so argumentative and not just to Mack and she’s just exhausting. And the less said about the mess of a ‘plot’ the better. Give this a wide berth.
I really enjoyed The Bromance Book Club (where Braden DOES eat Liv's Chinese food) and I enjoyed his one just as much. As before - I loved the dialogue, both between the main characters and between the boys.
Liv's landlady and her gentleman friend were awesome, too.
The characters are interesting and well fleshed out, the dialogue is wonderful and ... well, these books are fun.
I'm looking forward to reading the next one.