Monday, October 26, 2020

Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Bromance Book Club. Next Week’s Agenda: Decode the friend zone. Available Oct 27. Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance.

Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan.

Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush.

Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Bromance Book Club series!
For book one, The Bromance Book Club, click HERE.
For book two, Undercover Bromance, click HERE.


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Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Well this story had my emotions all over the place. Firstly, I loved that while Noah is a rich, super smart, good looking guy, he really is pretty clueless when it comes to his relationship with his best friend Alexia. Of course, the guys from the Bromance Book Club drag him into their club to help him.

The scenes with the men were the highlight of the book for me. I love the way they all interact; they are so funny, but they clearly care about each other. And the scene where they are getting massages is hilarious and is one of several that had me laughing out loud.

Now to Alexia. I was ambivalent when it came to her. She is a good woman and a good match for Noah. The two of them together were hot and fun, which made me happy. But everyone around her says how strong Alexia is, but when new people enter her life making an extraordinary request, she just goes along with it, almost like she is too scared to rock the boat and that really made me mad at her. So much so that about halfway through the book I had to put it down and walk away from it for a few hours.

But I came back to the story and pushed on because I was enjoying the romance between Alexia and Noah. But the story isn’t just romance and laughs, there are some serious issues, including both Noah and Alexia dealing with the grief of having lost a parent at a young age. This led to some really emotional scenes where I cried my eyes out.

By the end of the story I had sore eyes from crying, but I was smiling too because you know, all's well that ends well. And I loved the hint in the epilogue about what is going on in the Russian’s love life and I now can’t wait to read the next book in this series to find out what that is all about.

This is the third book in the Bromance Book Club series, and I would highly recommend that you read them in order, to just get the whole fun vibe that these guys have going, thanks to their decision to use romance novels to guide them in the ways of love. It is a fun concept and works really well – after all, not all the friends are as keen as the others, but they do support each other and give some very honest feedback when things aren’t going so well!

We start with the guys planning Mack’s wedding, as that seemed like a good idea at the time, and it is certainly fun for us along for the adventure. Their friend Noah has managed to stay on the sidelines as much as possible, but he feels himself being sucked in – and his ‘only’ friends with Alexis is fuel for their humour too.

Alexis spoke out about her boss sexually harassing her, and now runs her own café and supports other women who are in the same situation – she also lets the cat rehoming centre have cats there to entice new owners – a clever and effective concept! She is becoming a magnet for the downtrodden, and recently one woman in particular keeps coming in but clearly not taking the risk of speaking. When she finally does, the issue is somewhat shocking to Alexis and threatens her equilibrium.

It is a clever plot twist, which sets up the rest of the book on a family issues front and gives Noah a chance to step up and move his friendship with Alexis into more of a relationship status. But of course, he keeps making mistakes, which the guys then tie into the current Bromance book choice. I really do enjoy how they expect absolute honesty and then are so direct (shall we be kind) in their reactions to the outcome of Noah’s actions.

I am not going to spoil anything by saying more, but it is a very satisfying read, and is another success for the club. The hint that we get at the end of the Russian getting his story has me wanting the next book already!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Friends-to-Lovers Romance
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Alexis and Noah have been friends for a while now. Noah knows that he is falling in love with Alexis, Alexis knows that she is falling for Noah, but neither is willing to risk their friendship to see if their relationship could be more.

When Alexis is found by her half-sister, her world is upended. She turns to Noah for comfort. Noah isn’t sure about Alexis’ newfound family and when he checks in to them, his past rears its ugly head too.

With feelings swirling around them, Noah finally caves to his friends and joins their bromance book club. But even after joining, Noah’s love life isn’t going as planned. With his friends not giving up on him, Alexis not sure with to do with her new life, and their romance fizzling before even getting started, maybe they were right to not risk their friendship.

These two have some real life issues to deal with. It made their story so much more realistic. I wanted to swat at those around Alexis – it felt so unfair to her. This book made me cry and laugh, all within the same chapter. I enjoyed watching them figure out their story and their realization that nobody was going to write their story for them.




LYSSA KAY ADAMS read her first romance novel in eighth grade after swiping one from her grandmother’s book shelf and was hooked forever. After a nearly 20-year career as a journalist, her dreams of writing and publishing her own HEAs came true in 2015 with the release of her first novel, Seventh Inning Heat, followed by the RITA-nominated novella, Wild in Rio. Today, she writes full-time from her home in Michigan with a pesky, fluffy K9 assistant named Domino who spends most of his day snoring on her desk (that is, when he’s not burying things around the house).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club #3) by Lyssa Kay Adams to read and review.

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