Arc Review: A Very Merry Bromance (Bromance Book Club #5) by Lyssa Kay Adams

Title: A Very Merry Bromance (Bromance Book Club #5)
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Publisher: Berkley
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.

‘Tis the season for a Bromance Book Club matchmaking mission! This time, they’re pulling out the mistletoe for everyone’s favorite country music star, Colton, and his second chance at love.
Country music’s golden boy Colton Wheeler felt the most perfect harmony when he was with Gretchen Winthrop. But for her, it was a love him and leave him situation. A year later, Colton is struggling to push his music forward in a new direction. If it weren’t about to be the most magical time of year and the support of the Bromance Book Club, he’d be wallowing in self-pity.
It’s hard for immigration attorney Gretchen not to feel a little Scrooge-ish about the excess of Christmas when her clients are scrambling to afford their rent. So when her estranged, wealthy family reaches out with an offer that will allow her to better serve the community, she’s unable to say no. She just needs to convince Colton to be the new face of her family’s whiskey brand. No big deal…
Colton agrees to consider Gretchen’s offer in exchange for three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton throws himself into the task of proving to her there’s a spark between them. But Gretchen and Colton will both need to overcome the ghosts of Christmas past to build a future together.” (Goodreads)

I LOVED this book! It was the perfect mix of romance and Christmas. And of course, our Bromance Book Club was back!

The book is told from two point-of-views and they come from Gretchen and Colton. They both come from different backgrounds and met by chance through a mutual friend. They both share one passionate night and she’s off without ever making contact again until a year later. I’m not usually one for second-chances, but wow! This was done so well and I couldn’t help but root for this sunshine and grump duo.

Colton and Gretchen are both dealing with their careers. One has a new job opportunity (well they both do in some way, ha) and the other is trying to find their muse. It’s not just about careers though. Gretchen has been the outcast of her family for as long as she can remember. She has lived life to the beat of her own drum. It was sad to read about her hardships and the way they treated her. It does cause a lot of drama and it definitely had my jaw dropping! Gretchen just wants a place to call home and “family” that cares. Colton wants to make all of that happen and more. A real swoony guy and I was here for it all.

The book club aspect wasn’t as big in this one and I was okay with that. The featured romance book pick was a thing between Gretchen and Colton and I think it was very sweet that he was showing her that love can happen in unexpected ways. The book club men, and their partners/families, are still around and give the best found family vibes. I wish it was a real group because I’d love to be a part of it.

Overall, this was another amazing edition to the series. I feel like I said this for the last one but, this was by far the best! I laughed and I cried all the way through. It had the perfect Christmas atmosphere and I just can’t help but fall more in love with these characters. This author seriously outdoes herself! Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.


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