I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book for ages. Every time I logged into Netgalley, I’d check to see if it was on. If you’re not familiar, The Bromance Book Club is a bunch of guys who meet to read and discuss romance novels in an attempt to become better husbands and lovers. I love these books (and I really wish I’d come up with this concept!)
Vlad is my favourite of the bros. He started off as the comic relief – ‘The Russian’, with his terrible gut problems, readily dished out hugs, and strong dedication to running for the grand gesture – so it’s lovely to see him turn into a fully developed character with his own story.
I love a beta hero and Vlad is just adorable – okay, he’s alpha on the outside (he is a pro hockey player after all!) but he’s a big softie on the inside. Vlad has been married to Elena for six years, but they both think it’s a sham marriage. Mostly this is because they don’t seem to be able to talk to each other. They both clearly care for each other, but they’re both stubborn in their own way.
I liked that Elena was prickly and defensive, but with good reason. Her responses to Claud of the ‘Loners’ were a delight.
This is probably my favourite of the Book club books. I really enjoyed it.
Thank you Netgalley an the publisher for the review copy.