Monday, July 26, 2021

Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

The Russian is about to get Book Clubbed. Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams.

With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad wrote one.

Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared, she escaped danger the only way she knew how: She married her childhood friend, Vladimir, and moved to the United States, where he is a professional hockey player in Nashville.

Vlad, aka the Russian, thought he could be content with his marriage of convenience. But it’s become too difficult to continue in a one-sided relationship. He joined the Bromance Book Club to learn how to make his wife love him, but all he’s learned is that he deserves more. He’s ready to create his own sweeping romance—both on and off the page.

The bros are unwilling to let Vlad forgo true love—and this time they’re not operating solo. They join forces with Vlad’s neighbors, a group of meddling widows who call themselves the Loners. But just when things finally look promising, Elena’s past life intrudes and their happily ever after is cast into doubt.

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.
For book three, Crazy Stupid Bromance, click HERE.


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Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Vlad, aka the Russian, is the enforcer on his hockey team. He's the quiet one who only talks when he truly has something to say. He's been hiding a secret from his teammates for a while now and because of that, he's started to pull away from them. When he's injured during a game, his secrets come crashing out and he has to hold on or let them pass him by forever.

Elena Konnikova is Vlad's wife. She has known him for so long that when he offered her a way out of the depression she was in due to the loss of her father, she grabbed on with both hands. She wanted their relationship to be real – in her head and heart, it was. But when she learns a hard truth, she'll have to think about what she's willing to live with and what she truly wants.

Watching these two figure out how to be strong apart, as well as together, is magical. They have such a deep connection. I really enjoyed Vlad's story. It's tender, without being mushy, but also has a bite to it. Elena isn't a shrinking violet by any means. She wants to learn the truth about her dad and she's willing to do whatever it takes to find out. Even if that means leaving her love behind.

You'll love this story. The bromantic gang is all back together and ready to romance the crap out of Elena. It's hilarious and fun, romantic and sassy.

This is the fourth book in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order – but I think you would still enjoy this if you can't wait. A diverse group of male friends has been using romance novels to sort out their less than perfect track record with love. Vlad has been slightly on the edge of the group, as he already married and his wife is away studying... although it is not exactly a standard marriage, even if he doesn't admit that to the group.

Let's be clear, Vlad has been such a great guy, and he is such a big hockey playing giant of a man, that seeing him acknowledging the need to be subtle and careful as he tries to win over his childhood friend and bride. We also finally get to understand why they married, and just how much Elena needs him, but also just how much she wants him.

Another great installment in this fun series, with a very satisfying ending, and a lot of humour as well as sadness along the way.

I’d really been looking forward to seeing the big bodied and big hearted Russian hockey player get his happily ever after. Vlad has been married to his childhood friend, Elena, for six years but his friends in the Bromance Book Club don’t know it is a marriage of convenience. Vlad and Elena have shared nothing more than a simple kiss and Elena has lived in Chicago for most of their marriage. Now, she wants a divorce and to return to Russia.

I have to say that getting the backstory from Vlad and Elena made me pretty emotional. It hurt my heart that they weren’t together and were really suffering for it. But when Vlad is injured and Elena comes back to take care of him, the sadness dissipates and the fun begins.

I love seeing the tension build between Elena and Vlad, but they are both really stubborn and it is clear they are going to need help if they are going to actually have a relationship. This is where the crazy people in Vlad’s life come in. The guys of the Bromance Book Club, the loners (a group of local single women from Vlad’s neighbourhood), and the mysterious Cheese Man all want to see Vlad happy.

This is a story where the cast of characters was fantastic and entertaining, and I loved spending time with them just as much as I loved the romance. I adored the various scenes in Vald’s kitchen with people coming and going, the cooking, and when Vlad and Elena would fall into speaking Russian with each other in front of others and not even realise they are doing it, it is so sweet.

Isn’t It Bromantic? was funny, charming, romantic, and just a whole heap of fun. It can be read as a standalone, but I’d recommend reading this series right from the start. I definitely recommend Isn’t it Bromantic? and the whole Bromance Book Club series.



Author Bio

After a nearly twenty-year career as a journalist, LYSSA KAY ADAMS’ dreams of writing and publishing her own HEAs came true in 2015 with the release of her first novel. 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 Isn't It Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club #4) by Lyssa Kay Adams to read and review.

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