Title: Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2)
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
“Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.
Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assist Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart… even while she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.”(Goodreads)
After reading The Bromance Book Club, I knew I needed to continue with this series. A book club made by men to read romance novels is so appealing! I also came to really Mack’s character because even though he did flirt a lot, I wanted to know his story. This book was perfect for that!
Just like in the last book there are two point-of-views: Braden Mack and Liv.
Braden Mack is a very charming and interesting guy. He loves to woo the ladies and at times it can be a bit overwhelming for them. Sometimes he relies too much on the romance books and doesn’t let the women he dates see the real him. He does try really hard to hide his family’s past and that does eventually catch up to him. I love how even though he is seen as this confident guy, he really is a soft teddy bear who just wants to find love.
Liv, like her sister Thea, has issues due to their parents. It’s hard for her to trust, especially men. I definitely could relate when it comes to trusting others. It’s hard and its even harder coming from a hard past. She uses her hard exterior to keep people at bay but who can resist Braden Mack? Seriously, these two together was everything I needed. They banter and they have to learn a lot about one another and also learn to let go of their pasts.
The plot for this one focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s a hard subject and one that isn’t talked about often but has been getting more press lately over the past few years. I think that it was handled nicely and it was good to see many of the guys in the book sticking up for the women and wanting to help them in any way they could.
My one complaint would be that this one lacked the pages of the book they read as a club. Only one small part was mentioned unlike the last book where it was throughout.
Overall, I think this was a great second book and that ending had me swooning!