Recent Reads: Adult Romance

Hey everyone! Over the past couple of weeks I kind of went crazy reading romance books, so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on them!

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Admans: ★★★★

I saw this book all over bookstagram, and it seemed everyone was raving about it. Now, I typically like to read Young Adult or New Adult romance, but I wanted to give this book a shot. I’m so glad I did! The Bromance Book Club follows professional baseball player, Gavin Scott trying to repair his marriage after his wife revealed that she had been faking her orgasms for a while. His teammates band together to form a book club, wherein they read a historical romance, and draw from it to try and fix his marriage with Thea. I adored the “second-chance” trope, when Gavin had to convince Thea to give him another chance to repair their marriage. I enjoyed watching them fall in love all over agin, and some scenes made me swoon! It was steamy but sweet; fun but emotional. I’ll definitely read more “second-chance” romances in the future! 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: ★★★★.5

So this books was very hyped all over booktube, bookstagram, and goodreads. I had very high expectations, but The Kiss Quotient definitely didn’t disappoint. This is a #ownvoices novel following Stella, who has Asperger Syndrome. Stella wants to become more experienced in bed, so she hires Michael, an escort, to teach her. While this book is in no way realistic, I still found myself rooting for Stella and Michael in the end. Both are too stubborn to admit they have caught real feelings in their arrangement, and both of them think they are in no way good enough for the other. I also love how patient and loving Michael was. He was truly in love with Stella for who she was, not what she tried to be. If you are hesitating to pick this one up, I urge you to read this book asap!

Love her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey: ★★★★

I tried really hard to read Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey, but I really couldn’t get into it. I was hesitant to pick up Lover Her or Lose her, but my favorite character in Fix Her Up was Rosie, so I wanted to give it a shot. Thank god I did because this book was amazing! Similar to The Bromance Book Club, this follows a couple trying to repair their marriage. Rosie and Dominic were the perfect high school sweethearts. But lately, the two rarely ever talk and their spark seems to have disappeared. In order to save their marriage, Rosie suggests that they go to couples therapy, and Dominic surprisingly agrees. By favorite part was reading about Rosie pursuing her dreams of opening her own restaurant!She was so strong and determined, and Dominic was super supportive of her dreams! Dominic is definitely the protective and head-strong character that Tessa Bailey loves to write. My only complaint is that Rosie’s dreams were very obvious, but all Dominic wanted was to be able to provide for her. I would have loved to see more of what he wanted. I still highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a delicious and fun romance!

Let me know if you want another installment of these mini reviews! (it could be more romance, or even a different genre)

2 Comments

  1. I’m reading the Bromance Book Club (well, I started reading it in February, then had to put it aside in favor of a challenge TBR) and it is fun! We think alike about it, so I think I’ll follow your advice and pick The Kiss Quotient up sometime soon. #ownvoice books are so mind-opening.

    Also, may I say that your blog is extremely pretty? Because it is!!

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