What I Read…

Happy Book Day 📚 And happy sixth anniversary to Jana and Steph! Thank you both for hosting this awesome link-up month after month. Our community of readers wouldn’t exist without you two and I definitely wouldn’t have read some of the amazing books I have without you guys!

WordPress changed their layout and, as it turns out, I am not good at learning new things. Especially when I’m only blogging once or twice a month… Grrrr.

Enough whining. On to the books I’ve read.

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
★★★★★/5; Contemporary Romance
There was something cute and relatable about this story. I haven’t read many romances about married couples- especially married couples with children. While it was sweet and playful, there were also some deep moments when characters reflected on childhood trauma, loss of one’s identity, and unresolved anger or fear. Nothing was super depressing or uncomfortably deep, but I found the characters more relatable and likable because of their flaws, imperfections, and histories. The twins were adorable, the sister was frustrating but sisterly, and the groups of friends were such a solid support systems for both Gavin & Thea. I love that the book club addressed chivalry vs. chauvinism… your wife/girlfriend/partner isn’t helpless but she wants to feel wanted. It’s a fun concept- men reading romance novels. Lol. I’m sure some do, but I think most would be as uncomfortable as Gavin- at least at first.
Read It? Yep.


That’s it. That’s all she wrote. I’m in the middle of four books right now and I have some Moo reads to share, but I’m already running late with this post soooooo… I’m wrapping it up.

Go read some other reader blogs that have their act more together than me 😉

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Kay R.D. says:

    Adding to my list. Have a great week 🙂

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    1. Audrey says:

      Hope you enjoy it! Thank you!

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  2. Dani says:

    I started this one a while ago but couldn’t get into it. I think it was a timing issue, so I’ll have to give it another shot!

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    1. Audrey says:

      I was worried that I wouldn’t like it at first. It took a few chapters to get into it.

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  3. Yeah, the new WordPress layout is really annoying!

    I added this book to my to-read list *months* ago and I still haven’t got to it. Too many books. Sigh.

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    1. Audrey says:

      For sure!! Ugh!

      Hahaha- well if you need something light with a little substance this is it.

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  4. Rebecca Jo says:

    That sounds really cute…
    In the middle of FOUR books???? how do you keep them straight. Kudos to you!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Hahaha… I’m not sure. I just dropped one and picked another one up. Two nonfiction and two fiction 😀

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  5. jewels says:

    I do want to read some “easier” books, so this one sounds perfect!

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    1. Audrey says:

      It is! Light with a little substance!

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  6. SMD says:

    I have had a series of tech issues recently with code and I’m annoyed.
    Four books! I can’t remember what I did two minutes ago I’m afraid I’d lose all the threads LOL

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    1. Audrey says:

      Ugh. I haaaate the new draft layout. SIGH.
      Fortunately they’re all very different books 🙂

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  7. kristen says:

    glad you liked this one! i thought it was super cute when i read it.

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    1. Audrey says:

      For sure! And unique for what it was about.

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  8. Nadine says:

    I think I have this one on my list? Going to double check now!

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    1. Audrey says:

      It’s cute 🙂 And as someone married with a kid now I felt like it kind of captured how marriages can sometimes get.

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  9. Girl, you read a book and got a post written, so you’ve already one-upped me! LOL! I like the fact the book you read was a romance with a married couple – definitely something you don’t often see. And I agree – I like romances that still give me the HEA I expect, along with some realism too.

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    1. Audrey says:

      Unless it’s a forced marriage or marriage of convenience, it’s tough to find a married couple. This one did it well! I’m always game for a good ol’ HEA!

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  10. Carly says:

    This is totally not what I thought this book was about based on the cover for some reason. It sounds like a fun one!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Hahaha- it kind of throws you for a minute. But the bromance club is adorable. It’s nice to see dudes trying to understand and love their ladies respectfully and completely. It’s kind of rare to see healthy male friendships if you think about it.

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  11. Lauren Becker says:

    I have this one and it’s definitely something I hope to read soon. Glad to hear you liked it!

    Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Audrey says:

      Hope you like it once you get to it!

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  12. Julie says:

    Bromance has others books in the series im waiting on.

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    1. Audrey says:

      I’m always hesitant to commit to a series until I read and love the first book. I’m definitely going to keep going with this one! 🙂

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