Thursday, December 1, 2022

Review & Giveaway: A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

A Very Merry Bromance (Bromance Book Club #5) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Publication Date: November 1st 2022 by Berkley
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher 
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Goodreads

My Thoughts:
Country music star, Colton Wheeler had a steamy night with Gretchen Winthrop the night of Mack and Liv’s wedding. Their chemistry was off-the-charts and Colton wanted more but Gretchen just froze him out. He still can’t stop thinking about her and why she just walked away.

Gretchen feels like she has no time for a relationship, dedicated to her work as an immigration attorney. When a position opens up on her family’s charitable foundation, her dream job, and the only way she’ll be considered is by snapping up Colton as the new brand ambassador for the family’s Whiskey. Colton agrees to consider the offer only if Gretchen agrees to a few dates.

Coming from a privileged and wealthy family Gretchen feels for guilty for having so much and so she kind of martyrs herself by doing without: materially and emotionally.  Christmas seems frivolous when her clients are barely getting by. It’s Colton’s mission to change her mind.

Gretchen was a real prickly pear to begin with, the grump in this grump vs. sunshine romance. Colton was the sunshine and he gradually chipped away her rigid views. It was impossible for Gretchen to hold to her grouchy ways in the face of Colton’s charm. It was cute and entertaining. Colton made me smile and I had to laugh at their push and pull, while Colton romanced Gretchen, showing her how good they could be together.  Colon was a sweetheart and Gretchen had a big heart under all the grumbles!

Of course, this couldn’t be a Bromance book without all the gang alternately trash talking and cheering Colton on. I even liked the story within the story, a forced proximity romance Colton gave to Gretchen to read.

A Very Merry Bromance is the perfect second chance romance read for this season with Colton sharing all the special things about Christmas with Gretchen. Touring a Christmas festival, with all the lights and magic, decorating the tree and I had to laugh at the gifts Colton gave to the Bromance kiddies! A little payback for the trash talking, but well-meant too! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!

4 Stars

Book Description:

'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.

The lovely people at Berkley Romance provided a Paperback Copy of A Very Merry Bromance and I'm giving it away to one lucky reader! Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win. Good luck!

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  1. Colton did romance her, and I loved all the festive activities he utilized to turn that frown upside down.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it, it does sound promising.

  3. I love that Colton was the sunshine-y one in this book! That's a fun switch and makes me want to read it even more. :D

    1. Yes! I haven't seen many where the guy is the sunshine. This is only the second one.

  4. Would love to win. Regine

  5. Yes! Colton was the shining star in the story that was a good balance to Gretchen's early issues. Loved this one.

  6. Nice review! I still haven't tried this series, but this seems like a story I'd enjoy too.

  7. This entire series is on my TBR. I hope to get to it soon

  8. Great review Rachel! I enjoyed the Bromance gang with their ridiculous but somehow meaningful support circle. The relationship issues and struggles in these books get solved with their support.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  9. This is a series I am so scared I won't like haha Even though I have had book one on my shelf for at least a year. It sounds like this one delivered on all of your expectations. Love seeing that

  10. This is a series that I really want to read. I have the first couple of books so I just need to work them into my schedule. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Great review, Rachel. I finished this last night and absolutely loved Colton. Gretchen had so much to deal with, no wonder she was prickly. I very much enjoyed this one.

  12. This sounds like the perfect read for the season. I know many have loved this series, so I'm glad to see this new book continues that trend!

  13. I love second chance romances, especially during Christmastime! Happy Holidays!

  14. A grump vs sunshine romance is always a fun, satisfying read, and then you add the Bromance angle, and I can see why this was so enjoyable! — Verushka from Pop. Edit. Lit.