With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad took up the pen to write a novel the Bromance Book Club would swoon over.
Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared after speaking out against government corruption, she escaped danger the only way she knew how. She agreed to marry her childhood friend, Vladimir, and move 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 after four years, 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 senior citizen neighbors, a group of meddling widows who call themselves The Loners. Just when things finally look promising, the danger from Elena’s past life intrudes, and the book club will face their first-ever life-or-death grand gesture as they race to a happy ever after.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Can we all be honest here? I think almost all Bromance Book Club fans can admit that The Russian has been a favorite character from the get go. That being said, I really never expected to get a book about him. I thought he was happily married! Then, when I heard that my favorite character would be getting his own story, I was a bit worried – how do you make such a flatulent man a serious romantic interest? As it turns out, you diagnose him with a couple of medical conditions (FINALLY – poor guy needed it) and get him on some medicine, throw in a big heart, a Cinderella-esque love of animals, and a big muscled chest…and you have a man I want to bring to life and marry for myself.
I knew this book would be my favorite of the series thus far when I started crying LESS THAN 10% IN! My emotions were wrapped up in Vlad and Elena as soon as I started the book. The Bros are definitely the best part of this series and I just love their group dynamic more and more with each story Lyssa Kay Adams writes. The lack of toxic masculinity, the open emotions and real friendships are what make this series special.
This was a one sitting read for me and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. It doesn’t even matter that its late and I have to work in the morning…I needed to know how Vlad got his happy ending. It. Was. Perfect.
We get Colton’s book next, right? RIGHT??