Lyssa Kay Adams, A Very Merry Bromance. (Bromance Book Club #5). Berkley, 2022. pp. ISBN 978-0593332795 $17.00
More shenanigans and love from the usual cast of characters in this next in the series about a group of wealthy Chicagoians and their elite circle. Country music superstar Colton needs to find his muse for his next album or lose his contract, and chases after Gretchen, a wedding hookup and one-night stand that happens to be his buddy Mack’s ex-girlfriend that Colton thinks might be the One. Gretchen wants nothing to do with Colton…until she’s tasked by her family with bringing him on as the face of one of their artensial whiskies. While she tries to keep it professional, he resorts to calling on his book club buddies for help. Or do they just meddle whether he wants their help or not?
As with other books in the series, there is plenty of humor and quick pacing, a strong culture of brotherhood, and almost unimaginable wealth in this elite circle of friends. Set during the Christmas holidays, the use of Hallmark movie tropes to tell this seasonal story is playful and well-executed, if predictable, and satisfying.
I received a free advance reader’s review copy of #AVeryMerryBromance from #NetGalley.