Good morning bookworms! It’s Tuesday March 9th and I have yet to finish a book this month. I’ve started 5 of them, but can’t seem to focus on anything long enough to finish. I’m not sure what my deal is but the anniversary of this pandemic starting is definitely getting me down. Last year in February my husband and I decided to go on a one week vacation to LA in April. We booked our flights and aribnb on February 26th, we hadn’t gone on vacation in 3 years at that point. We went into lockdown here on March 16th and cancelled our trip. My birthday is March 31, and it was a hard birthday. I didn’t get to see any of my family, but so many of my friends and family dropped off gifts on my porch. And I kept telling myself, it’s just one birthday, it’s okay. Well now I’m headed towards birthday two with no family gatherings or parties. Obviously things could be a lot worse, I still have a job and a house. It just sucks that this has been going on so long, it’s really bringing me down. I’m trying to see the positives, I’m trying to keep them at the forefront of my mind, but the negative thoughts are fighting to be there too. Anyone else feeling this way?
Let’s do a book review to distract us! Crazy Stupid Bromance is the third book in the Bromance Book Club series. I have loved all of them. This one was a friends to lovers trope that I found very enjoyable. The main character is Alexis, who is a side character in the second book. The other main character is Noah who is also from book 2 but a much smaller character. That being said you do not need to read book 1 or 2 first. Only the characters overlap a bit, but you get a recap of their back stories and everything will still mostly make sense. But I do recommend book 1 and 2! Book one is a second chance romance between a married couple facing divorce, Gavin turns to his friends for help and they invite him to join the Bromance Book club where he is given a romance novel to read. He learns some new communication techniques from the romance novel and uses them on his wife Thea. Thea’s sister Liv is a side character in book 1, but she is the main focus in book 2. Undercover Bromance is an enemies to lover trope between Liv and one of the other members of the Bromance Book Club named Mack, the two reluctantly join forces to gain evidence on her boss who she suspects is sexually assaulting his employees. One of the victims of the sexual assault is Liv’s friend Alexis, the main character in book 3!
In book 3, Alexis owns a cafe and hosts a support group for victims of sexual abuse. Her best friend is Noah, whom she met in book 2. One day a young woman comes to the cafe and tells Alexis she’s her half sister and their dad is sick. Alexis’s dad left her and her mom when she was young so she has mixed feelings about him now. Noah is there for her during the whole family drama, even well dealing with his own family drama. All of their friends know that Noah and Alexis are in love, but they are too afraid to ruin the friendship. I really enjoyed the story of Noah and Alexis but the bromance book club had a smaller role in this book which made me miss them. There’s also a lot of family drama in this one, there was so much I almost felt like it was distracting from the love story a bit. But overall I still really enjoyed the book. I think my favourite in the series so far is still book 2 because I love an enemies to lover banter battle! There is a funny character in the book club, an NHL player that everyone calls The Russian. He is the main focus of book 4 which releases later this year.