Published November 5th 2019 by Berkley, Penguin Audio
This was such a fun story. It certainly had some serious themes to it, but was written in such a fun and humorous way that once I started it, I listened to it whenever I had a chance. Gavin Scott plays baseball for the Nashville Legends. With all the traveling, practices, and other commitments, it seems he and his wife, Thea, have been drifting apart. It is when he realizes that she has been faking satisfaction when making love, he loses it and stomps out of the room. Thea, frustrated and sad that he reacts this way instead of trying to figure out why this is happening as well as knowing that they are just drifting along in their relationship, asks for a divorce. He is devastated and is invited into “The Book Club” made up of various athletes and local men. Using romance novels to figure out the female perspective and how to woo them is hilarious.
I liked Gavin, a lot. He seemed to be a good guy who just didn’t know how to react with women. Being a sports star, he never had to pursue or court a woman and he really had no idea. He really tried and at times, I was frustrated with Thea’s reaction, but she has lived with him for several years and had children, so has a lot to get over and forget. I was definitely rooting for this couple to get their second chance or to fall in love again. The other men in the book club were varied and with more books already in the series, I hope to learn some of their stories. The Russian hockey player certainly added some comic relief with his issues. This was a well-written, well-paced and entertaining read. The characters were well-developed and very likable. I definitely recommend this one for al you rom-com lovers out there, you won’t be disappointed. There are some steamy scenes, so be prepared for some heat.
Description from Goodreads: The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club.
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.