A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams: A Romance Review

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Our thoughts about contemporary romance A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams a grumpy/sunshine Christmas romance.

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links. That means we receive a small commission at no cost to you from any purchases you make through these links.



A Very Merry Bromance
by Lyssa Kay Adams

Bromance Book Club #5
Released: November 01, 2022
336 Pages | ebook

read this book if you’re in the mood for
  • Country music star hero
  • A Christmas romance
  • A grumpy/sunshine romance where the heroine is the grump

Colton Wheeler is a country music star, that spent one incredible night with an immigration attorney, Gretchen Winthrop. A year after she leaves his hotel room, he’s struggling to make music. He’d be in a pool of self-pity if it wasn’t about to be Christmas and if he didn’t have the Bromance Book Club.

Gretchen is a Scrooge when it comes to the extravagance that happens at Christmas when her clients can’t always afford their rent. When her wealthy family reaches out with a chance for her to join a foundation and do good, she can’t say no. The one catch is that she needs to get Colton to agree to be the face of her family’s whiskey distillery. What could go wrong? Colton proposes that while he considers the offer, that he takes Gretchen on three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton works to woo Gretchen and conquer their pasts.


A Very Merry Bromance is the fifth book in the Bromance Book Club series, and they keep getting better.

Colton has intrigued me from the first moment he was introduced. Colton puts on a front for the world, worried about showing anything less than happiness. Getting inside of his head helped me understand him more. Gretchen is my hero. She’s determined to do good in the world and balance the scales of inequity and inequality in the world. I loved how she strove to be better.

As always, I enjoyed seeing the Bromance Book Club get-together and the glimpses of the other characters we got. This was the grumpy/sunshine romance of my dreams. I loved the exploration of the Winthrop’s whiskey distillery but would have loved to see Gretchen’s practice thrive more. My heart ached for Gretchen as she dealt with her past abuse and trauma, and for Colton as he did his best to be there for her. I was full-on sobbing when Gretchen finally called her mom out for turning a blind eye. The contrast between Colton and Gretchen’s families was well done.

in conclusion

This was full of humor, steam, emotions, and swooning. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and a fuzzy blanket, and put on some Christmas music before you dive back into the world of the Bromance Book Club.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, this is on my wishlist.

Kathleen Bylsma

I love this series Z! I , too, worried about Colton. Guess I’m buying another book! 😉
Thanks for the review