Release Date: Oct 27, 2020
Series: Bromance Book Club
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Penguin Group
Adams continues her Bromance Book Club series with this emotional friends to lovers story.
This story brings together the hulking, secretive computer genius Noah and Alexa, the owner of coffee shop in Nashville. Now, this book can technically be read as a standalone, but this is more enjoyable if you’ve read the last book in the series. Since a lot of the events in this story are fueled and stem from plot events from Undercover Bromance.
It’s been a year since Alexa came forward against a celebrity chef in the wake of sexual allegations. It’s been a year since Noah befriended Alexa and they started a journey involving almost everything except intimacy. They spend all their free time together, enjoy meals with Noah’s family, and essentially know everything about each other. So, when Alexa is approached by a woman claiming to be her sister and Noah is faced with trying to be supportive amid attempting to take their relationship to the next level things get a little nuts.
This is a perfect storm type of story, with everything going a little wrong and right at the same time. As April is trying to navigate all this new stuff, it pushes her closer to Noah. Noah has the Bromance Book Club on his side attempting to get him to be more open about what he wants with Alexa without ruining what they already have.
For me, the story is good, but I wasn’t feeling how Alexa handled the interactions with her newfound family or how she’s treated. Some of the conversations were also difficult to swallow and Alexa’s demeanor made me frustrated. I really loved Noah and found it easy to relate to him and his conflicts. There’s a lot of internal turmoil these two experience and the only way they can be together is to come to terms with it. I do encourage tissues nearby if highly charged drama gets your tear ducts revved.
While the story didn’t hit all the notes for me, it’s not a horrible addition. Fans of the series will love all the appearances by other members of the Bromance Book Club and their spouses. There’s plenty of hilarity and awkward moments too. Adams still pulls off navigating complicated situations, but I still struggle with falling for these characters as well as did with Gavin and Thea from the first book.