Book Review: Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Reviewed by Heather C

Title: Undercover Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Series: Bromance Book Club #2
Hero/Heroine: Braden Mack / Liv Papandreas
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance 
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: 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.

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Review:

“The founder of the Bromance Book Club, the man who believed the manuals had all the answers, who thought he knew everything there was to know about love, brought down by a woman.”

I wasn’t a fan of Liv in The Bromance Book Club, but as soon as I realized Mack would be her love interest, I was much more excited to get my hands on this book.  And I was NOT disappointed with the banter and the sparring between them.  

I’m not going regurgitate the plot, you can find all that in the blurb, but this series is so much fun!  So far, the men have all been my favorite characters. I love the relationships between them and how they are constantly putting forth the next love-life intervention for whichever member is struggling at the time.  Even recruiting new members in dire need. You have Mack, who is the orignal founder of the book club, but still can’t find a meaningful relationship. Of course Liv is his latest heroine to rescue. I haven’t been a huge fan of the heroines of this series, and I still struggled to like Liv.  She did eventally grow on me once I better understood her. Mack, had his own issues and his lie was completely predictable and even understandable. Of course, as expected, Liv did not see it that way. Luckily for Mack, the Bromance Book Club is always ready to swoop in and assist with another “grand gesture.”

Undercover Bromance is a fun rom-com and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.  

Overall Impression: It was good

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2020 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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