What a refreshing romance this was! Most hetero romance novels center on the female characters and spend little time on the male characters. This book takes what we think about romances and flips it around. I was really charmed by this book and can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
From Goodreads: 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. 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
Things I Liked:
I loved that this book was told from the male point of view and featured “manly” men not afraid to talk about their feelings and emotions and how to have a successful, healthy relationship. While I feel like some of the female characters could have been more fleshed out, I liked every one of them and appreciated that Adams didn’t make the reader pick sides. There are no good guys and bad guys in this book and I liked that I didn’t have to choose. I really liked how the characters interacted with each other and the dialogue felt real and natural.
Things I Didn’t Like:
Like a lot of romance novels, I felt like this book wrapped up too quickly, especially for a story that was comfortable taking its time evolving and letting the drama play out. Despite this, I liked the ending and thought it fit with the story.
This was a really fun, entertaining book that I think most romance fans would enjoy. I also think this is a good book for people that think they don’t like romance novels. I recommend this book and am very glad I discovered this author.
“Men are idiots. We complain that women are so mysterious and shit, and we never know what they want. We fuck up our relationships because we convince ourselves that it’s too hard to figure them out. But the real problem is with us. We think we’re not supposed to feel things and cry and express ourselves. We expect women to do all the emotional labor in a relationship and then act confused when they give up on us.”
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Published: November 5th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars