I received a gifted galley of WHILE WE WERE DAISN’T IT BROMANTIC by Lyssa Kay Adams for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Publication Date: 7/20/2021
Rating: 4 / 5
ISN’T IT BROMANTIC is the fourth installment in the author’s Bromance Bookclub series, this time focusing in on Vlad, aka the Russian. Vlad married his childhood best friend Elena in order to escape her past in Russia where her father disappeared. While Vlad has played professional hockey in the U.S., Elena came with him to go to school. Now that she’s graduating, she is considering a return to Russia to follow in her father’s footsteps as a journalist. Unknown to her, this marriage of convenience has been one of love on Vlad’s side.
When Vlad is injured and Elena comes to take care of him and help him get back on his feet, it seems the perfect time for the men of the Bromance Book Club to get involved with helping Vlad win his wife’s heart. Vlad’s meddling neighbors get in on the action too. Add in Elena’s and Vlad’s histories in Russia, Elena’s Russian cooking and Vlad’s own attempt at writing romance and there’s a lot to keep him occupied in recovery.
This is the first Bromance book that I picked up and it worked fine as a standalone. I do think that it was helpful having read reading a lot of bookstagram reviews about the series when it came to knowing what the setup of the series was. I will say that bathroom humor is not my favorite, so I had some initial qualms when that is how the book opened, but putting that aside, it was a very fun read!
Vlad was a very loveable character to follow and Elena’s cooking had me wondering if there was a Russian restaurant in my area. The love of cheese did have me ordering some groceries just so I could have a few cheesy snacks in the house. I did really enjoy getting the male perspective in a romance for a change as well. I loved the friendship themes throughout the book as well!
This was a very fun read and will definitely be one to pick up for the romance fans! ISN’T IT BROMANTIC is out today!