Bromance Book Club, Book 2
From the publisher:
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 assists 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 though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
The first book in this series, The Bromance Book Club, was one of my favorite books last year, mostly because the premise was so original and clever. That ship has sailed, so I wondered how this book would fare. I shouldn’t have worried, it was really good.
Liv is one tough cookie. She has so much baggage she is a shrink’s dream. But instead of therapy, she has good friends and they help lead her down the right path. Okay, they drag her, kicking and screaming.
There is a strong #metoo message, but I really like that there is balance as well. The men in the book club are all strong and successful, but would never dream of treating women like the Chef, who really needs to be dropped into his deep fryer.
A lot of humor here as well, and I was laughing out loud on several occasions. If you like a strong message along with your laughs and romance, this is your book. It definitely worked for me.
3/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
UNDERCOVER BROMANCE by Lyssa Kay Adams. Berkley (March 10, 2020). ISBN 978-1984806116. 352p.
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