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CRAZY STUPID BROMANCE
Lyssa Kay Adams
October 27, 2020
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.
This is the third book in the Bromance Book Club Series. I really enjoyed the first two books (see my reviews here The Bromance Book Club and here Undercover Bromance). All three center on the men in the book club as they try to deepen their relationships with their girlfriends or want-to-be-girlfriends. I usually tire of series easily, but this one has held my attention so far.
Crazy Stupid Bromance is a nice addition to the set. I like that we get more of Alexis’ perspective, not just Noah’s—and I especially appreciate that her main “problem” has basically nothing to do with Noah or their relationship. For her, the drama centers around connecting with her birth father and deciding if she is willing to give the dying man her kidney. It’s an interesting struggle to watch play out, and as someone who connected with my own biological father late in life, I found it particularly compelling. Not necessarily the easiest storyline to make believable, but author Lyssa Kay Adams pulls it off.
My one criticism is that I wish we saw more good times between Noah and Alexis. It was clear they had a strong friendship and cared about each other deeply, but the book was conflict after conflict after conflict. It would have been more enjoyable to read if there were more scenes without them fighting or feeling so angsty.
I still really liked the book, though. I’m a diehard fan of the author by this point. So, yes, I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Thank you to Berkley for the ARC!