🎄 A Very Merry Bromance 🎄

Genre: Romance
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 11.1.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

Summary:

“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.”

Review:

“When we go home, we’re forced to deal with our past. And once we deal with our past, we realize why we ran away in the first place.”

Leave it to Lyssa Kay Adams to take my two least favorite characters from the Bromance series and make me fall head-over-heels in love with them. Colton and Gretchen were always supporting characters in my mind – I was anxious to start reading A Very Merry Bromance because I didn’t feel like I would enjoy the two being the book’s focus. But, look at me, admitting I’m wrong. I might like Colton more than Gavin, and he’s my OG Bromance crush.

I loved Colton because he seemed so pure and unselfish in all areas of his life. He looked after Gretchen in such a fierce way, but he knew that she could handle things on her own, and he let her. All why slowly melting her heart.

But, at the heart of this story are some heavy topics that I didn’t anticipate coming from the holiday Bromance book. Some topics include – sibling abuse, parental neglect, gaslighting, and immigration reform. But LKA handled them so thoughtfully without making me feel overwhelmed. She added her classic banter and humor to the story, which helped lighten the book’s overall tone.

The Bromance men were, as always, a delight. I love the family created through these books, even though they aren’t related. That darn found family aspect always messes with my heart. I was surprised to be moved as much as I was by this book; I was left feeling very misty-eyed towards the end.

I recommend reading A Very Merry Bromance if you’ve read the other books of the Bromance series. While they could be standalone books, you would miss out on a lot of the character growth.


BOOK INFO
Format: 336 pages, paperback
Published: November 2022
ISBN 9780593332795 (ISBN10: 0593332792)

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