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A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance. Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re si A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance. Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan. Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush. Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.


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A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance. Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re si A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance. Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan. Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush. Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.

30 review for Crazy Stupid Bromance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    New week, new BookTube Video - all about the books sent to me in July and August! Alexis Carlisle, owner of the cat café, ToeBeans, and longtime friend, Noah, have been circling each other for...pretty much forever. Alexis shot to fame last year when she added her #metoo voice against a celebrity chef - and since then business has been booming. Women from all over are coming in to share their stories, join in a safe-space yoga class and so on. Alexis approaches one particularly forlorn woman a New week, new BookTube Video - all about the books sent to me in July and August! Alexis Carlisle, owner of the cat café, ToeBeans, and longtime friend, Noah, have been circling each other for...pretty much forever. Alexis shot to fame last year when she added her #metoo voice against a celebrity chef - and since then business has been booming. Women from all over are coming in to share their stories, join in a safe-space yoga class and so on. Alexis approaches one particularly forlorn woman and is hit with a surprise of a lifetime. Her dad is dying. Thirty years without a father in her life, only to find out via one of his "real" children that he's in need of a kidney. Reeling from that emotional upheaval, Alexis is hit right and left from people wanting to close her cat café. Meanwhile, Noah....after sitting by the sidelines for years, has decided that he cannot take it any longer. He has to give their relationship a shot. But making that decision and actually going through with it? Two entirely different things. Luckily, the Bromance Book Club is waiting in the wings - ready to help one of their members out. So. I definitely liked this one WAAAAY more than book 2 but not as much as book 1. I loved the easy-going push-and-pull from Alexis and Noah. They had such a natural relationship and it was fun to see them grow closer. Annnd, most of the annoying parts from book 2 (*coughcough* LIV) were minimized (but seriously, I can't be othe only one who was sooo freaking frustrated with her by the third chapter. I adored the Russian in this one - he was an absolute charmer and was always right there when the book needed a pick-me-up.. I'm really excited for book 4 - and I'm crossing my fingers for either the Russian's story OR branching out to LGBTQ+. I think that would be so cool to read! So much thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for this ARC in exchange my honest review. A huge thank you to Berkley Publishing, Netgalley and Lyssa for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Warda

    Preordered! Friends-to-lovers trope? More Bromance Book Club meet-ups? Can this never end, I beg you!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Yayy!!! My favorite bookish charming wolf pack is back! They are back in town with another funny, swoon, sweet, entertaining journey! What we have in our menu: Noah: A nerd, emotional, smart, caring, lovable hero we may easily empathize with. Finally good hearted, sexual assault survivor sweet, likable heroine Alexis( my main problem about the first two books was my unbearable urge to punch the annoying heroines against their faces and punish them for acting like obnoxious brats and treating those Yayy!!! My favorite bookish charming wolf pack is back! They are back in town with another funny, swoon, sweet, entertaining journey! What we have in our menu: Noah: A nerd, emotional, smart, caring, lovable hero we may easily empathize with. Finally good hearted, sexual assault survivor sweet, likable heroine Alexis( my main problem about the first two books was my unbearable urge to punch the annoying heroines against their faces and punish them for acting like obnoxious brats and treating those lovely heroes unfairly ! I visualized throwing rotten eggs to second book’s irritating heroine Liv’s face who is unfortunately the best friend of Alexis) A vengeful terrifying man-eater cat named Beefcake who is soul twin of the hissing cat at the Pet Sematary. Poor Noah and Russian have been punished by his vicious attacks. Sweetest friends to lovers theme ( I think Noah and Alexis were adorable couple from the beginning and thankfully they didn’t disappoint me at the angst parts of the book.) Lots of resentments, daddy issues. So much enjoyable parts with boys who were choreographing a special dance for Mack and Liv’s wedding and having first massage experiments! ( when Russian wore three sizes smaller rob, wrapping up a towel around his head and telling them he’s smelling like flowers, I just dropped my iPad from my hands and laughed at least ten minutes till my stomach hurt! ) Did I tell you there were so many laugh out loud, enjoyable Russian moments at this book! And yes, at some parts he stole the show! He definitely earned his own book and after reading the dramatic ending about his part of the story, I feel like we’re so close to get it. (Colton and Gretchen are also new candidates of the next sequel but I’m crossing my fingers firmly to get the Russian sequel i have been waiting for so long🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻) Overall: I loved how both Noah and Alexis handled their family issues and learned forgiveness. I adored both of the characters and their intense, loyal bounding. And it was lovely to spend more time with my all time favorite book boyfriends. I think I loved this book more than the previous ones so I’m giving 4.5 stars and rounding them up to 5! I had incredible time and I’m looking forward to read the fourth book of the series sooner. So much thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this adorable ARC with me in exchange my honest review. blog instagram facebook twitter

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kaceey

    Loved, loved, loved it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ By far the best of the series! Welcome to book three of the Bromance series. A successful group of men (including professional athletes and singers to name a few) get together at their own book club to read and discuss romance novels. (Quite a twist from your normal man-cave, right?) The ultimate goal being to keep their relationships with their wives/girlfriends strong and healthy. The primary focus of this latest addition is on Noah and Alexis. These two have Loved, loved, loved it!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ By far the best of the series! Welcome to book three of the Bromance series. A successful group of men (including professional athletes and singers to name a few) get together at their own book club to read and discuss romance novels. (Quite a twist from your normal man-cave, right?) The ultimate goal being to keep their relationships with their wives/girlfriends strong and healthy. The primary focus of this latest addition is on Noah and Alexis. These two have been wallowing in the “friend zone” for over a year. Can the Bromance book club help Noah to break out and claim the woman he loves? Does Alexis feel the same way too? Or is she content with her best friend remaining just that? This book has everything you could possibly want in your rom-com. A tender love story combined with plenty of humor. Lyssa Kay Adams achieved the perfect balance with both. Without a doubt this was one of my favorite reads this year and I can’t wait for this author's next release. Who will the Bromance Book Club men be helping in the pursuit of true love next? A weekend rom-com buddy read with a Susanne that we both just loved. Thank you to Berkley Publishing via Netgalley for an ARC to read and review

  5. 5 out of 5

    Susanne Strong

    Let’s hear it for the Best Bromance Book of the Bunch: “Crazy Stupid Bromance!” This novel is filled with hysterical laughter, friendship, love and lots of swoonworthy moments sure to make you smile. What makes “Crazy Stupid Bromance” better than its predecessors “The Bromance Book Club” and “Undercover Bromance” is that it feels like real life and is a book you can totally immerse yourself in. Here we have Alexis Carlisle, owner of the ToeBeans cafe whose life has taken quite the turn since we Let’s hear it for the Best Bromance Book of the Bunch: “Crazy Stupid Bromance!” This novel is filled with hysterical laughter, friendship, love and lots of swoonworthy moments sure to make you smile. What makes “Crazy Stupid Bromance” better than its predecessors “The Bromance Book Club” and “Undercover Bromance” is that it feels like real life and is a book you can totally immerse yourself in. Here we have Alexis Carlisle, owner of the ToeBeans cafe whose life has taken quite the turn since we last saw her in “Undercover Bromance” and gorgeous, geeky Noah who Alexis met as a result of that time in her life. The best of friends, these two exchange witty banter every single day. When that spark finally ignites, all bets are off! The chemistry between these two is OFF the FREAKING CHARTS much to the dismay of Alexis’ cat Beefcake who loves torturing Noah (which admittedly made the cat lover in me laugh quite wickedly!). Way to go Beefcake!! Then there is The Bromance Book Club! Baaawaaahh!!! Thank you for making my day guys! Cue the Laughter and the Tears which literally STREAMED down my Face! You guys Frakking Rock! What more can I say?! This Bromance book will make even doubters hope and believe. For this is what it’s all about in my opinion: A friendship that turns into romance. An absolutely fabulous buddy read with Ms. Kaceey! Thank you for sharing in the laughter Kaceey. A huge thank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing Group and Lyssa Kay Adams for making me laugh and smile at a time when I need to look towards the light. Published on Goodreads on 8.2.20.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ✨ A ✨

    Another book with my favourite boys featuring my favourite trope: friends-to-lovers KEEP 'EM COMING

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    This was so close to being a 4.5 or 5 star book, because the actual romance bit of this book was one of my favorite friends-to-lovers stories I've ever read. I really loved the way most of that relationship unfolded and I LOVED how Noah & Alexis developed their feelings & intimacy together. The struggle I have with this book is that it also has an external family conflict that I think was just too angsty for my tastes and even beyond the angst factor, I just don't think the plot had enough room This was so close to being a 4.5 or 5 star book, because the actual romance bit of this book was one of my favorite friends-to-lovers stories I've ever read. I really loved the way most of that relationship unfolded and I LOVED how Noah & Alexis developed their feelings & intimacy together. The struggle I have with this book is that it also has an external family conflict that I think was just too angsty for my tastes and even beyond the angst factor, I just don't think the plot had enough room for both the romantic and family conflicts to coexist. I think if Candi had just sought out Alexis for her own sake, alongside Alexis' ongoing healing from her own past, that would have been plenty of conflict & the book wouldn't feel quite so whiplashed or overstuffed in places. Still, like I said, I truly did love the romance piece of this, and also.. there are cats.

  8. 4 out of 5

    peachygirl

    Another 50 days and I get to meet my BBC boys!!!! *squealing in excitement* So, has anyone perfected time travel yet? 🙈

  9. 5 out of 5

    Norma

    This was another fun and addictive read that had me laughing out loud and smiling almost all the way through. I love the characters and the insight into why they do what they do. I find that so refreshing seeing the men vulnerable and so in tune with their feelings and emotions. This was another great edition to the series! Can’t wait for the next one!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lily Herman

    How good is the third book in Lyssa Kay Adams' Bromance Book Club series? Well, I stayed up until 2:30am reading it last night despite the fact that I have to write three different articles for work today and I DON'T EVEN CARE. I'D DO IT AGAIN. WHEN I STAN, I STAN HARD. Admittedly I was a tad nervous going into this book because we knew only cursory things about both Alexis and Noah from the previous novels, which can be both a blessing and a curse. On top of that, friends-to-lovers stories can b How good is the third book in Lyssa Kay Adams' Bromance Book Club series? Well, I stayed up until 2:30am reading it last night despite the fact that I have to write three different articles for work today and I DON'T EVEN CARE. I'D DO IT AGAIN. WHEN I STAN, I STAN HARD. Admittedly I was a tad nervous going into this book because we knew only cursory things about both Alexis and Noah from the previous novels, which can be both a blessing and a curse. On top of that, friends-to-lovers stories can be very hit or miss for me; often I don't believe the couple's chemistry, or an author dives into the romance too quickly and the friendship doesn't seem realistic enough. Luckily, if I could describe one word for Crazy Stupid Bromance, it would be grounded. Adams knew her all of her characters so well that they seemed natural from the get-go. The book had the perfect amount of serious topics in the plot while still unpacking every character's background. She showed the best of the friends-to-lovers trope and why so many people adore it. And as always, the feminist commentary from the Bromance Book Clubs dudes was ON POINT. To be honest, while I really enjoyed Undercover Bromance, I loved this one even more. And for all the folks who want authors to bring the steam...whew, you're in for some hot shit. Thanks to Berkley and NetGalley for making a gal's dreams come true with this ARC. Content warning: Discussions of sexual misconduct, sick relative

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    ➵ The Bromance Book Club (#1) - ★★★★★ ➵ Undercover Bromance (#2) - ★★★★☆ | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram ➵ The Bromance Book Club (#1) - ★★★★★ ➵ Undercover Bromance (#2) - ★★★★☆ | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

  12. 4 out of 5

    elena

    not but i really fell for noah the moment he was described as wearing glasses, a pokémon shirt, and having computer hacking skills

  13. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)

    This comes out 6 days after my birthday. *horribly offkey singing* Happy birthday to MEEEEEE!! A BITCH IS READY

  14. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Thank you to Berkley Pub and NetGalley for a gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This one doesn't come out for a few months but I couldn't wait to read it. The Bromance Book Club was my favorite rom com of 2019 but I didn't love Undercover Bromance so I was worried I wouldn't like this one. Well, fear not, this one is AMAZING! Friends to Lovers is definitely one of my favorite tropes and Noah and Alexis may be one of my favorite book couples ever. Their relationship/friendship fee Thank you to Berkley Pub and NetGalley for a gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This one doesn't come out for a few months but I couldn't wait to read it. The Bromance Book Club was my favorite rom com of 2019 but I didn't love Undercover Bromance so I was worried I wouldn't like this one. Well, fear not, this one is AMAZING! Friends to Lovers is definitely one of my favorite tropes and Noah and Alexis may be one of my favorite book couples ever. Their relationship/friendship feels so genuine, I was rooting for them from the get-go. Also, the book club magic is alive and well in this one! I was missing the magic in Undercover Bromance since Mack was too busy being the lead but he's back to being the love expert and there are so many laugh out loud moments with the boys in this book . Lyssa Kay Adams is insanely clever and witty - besides laughing, there are so many parts where I was nodding my head and silently screaming YES! I don't want to spoil anything but I just love how she celebrates women and flips the stereotypes in gender roles when it comes to romance/relationships. I couldn't put it down and binged it in 2 sittings. Can't wait to buy a copy once it's out!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    I think this was my favorite in this series so far. And yet, I think I'm not going to continue the series. I don't have the patience for them. I was so excited about the friends-to-lovers story. It's one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. And honestly, the romance part was pretty good. I liked the two main characters, Alexis and Noah, and liked their friendship. I was rooting for them all the way. If only the story would have just focused on their romance instead of going into a bunch of oth I think this was my favorite in this series so far. And yet, I think I'm not going to continue the series. I don't have the patience for them. I was so excited about the friends-to-lovers story. It's one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. And honestly, the romance part was pretty good. I liked the two main characters, Alexis and Noah, and liked their friendship. I was rooting for them all the way. If only the story would have just focused on their romance instead of going into a bunch of other convoluted story tropes as well. As far as couples in this series go, Alexis and Noah were my favorite. They were two genuinely nice, interesting people. But dear God, Alexis spent a good portion of this book being naive to the point of losing brain cells! A random woman tells Alexis that they're related and that her absentee dad, who Alexis has never met, but who's known about her for years, now needs a kidney, and Alexis could be the one to save his life. And Alexis doesn't even stop to question it! She asks for no proof of what they're saying. She doesn't investigate her supposed father (Noah has to do it because she can't be bothered), she doesn't even ask for DNA evidence that she is, in fact, related to these people. She takes one day to process, and is ready to freely give an internal organ! Then that same family has the nerve to treat Alexis like trash? The woman who is kindly giving her kidney to a man that doesn't deserve it, and whom she doesn't even know? The author was clearly trying to send the message that organ donations are good things, and I get it. She's right. Donations save lives. I just couldn't' deal with it. The entire medical drama portion of this book annoyed me because it felt like borderline coercion. Imagine only making contact with your long lost family member when you happen to need an organ donation from them. I was hoping the entire time that Alexis would tell that entire family to fuck off and leave her, and her kidneys, alone. But then, maybe I'm just a horrible person? Now let's talk about the book club. In general, I like the book club guys. They're a funny bunch, for the most part. The scene at the spa had me laughing out loud. But, I also have so many problems with the guys. First, they're extremely preachy. They didn't even seem like real human beings at times. They were versions of men than women want to read about. They say all the things women would want men to say and do all the things women would like men to do. Which, to be fair, books don't have to be realistic, and who doesn't like an idealized version of the world? The boys were feminists to the core and they won't let you forget it. And that brings me to one other problem I had. Like in the previous two books, everything is the man's fault. Everyone cheered Alexis for making her move on Noah, but when Noah stopped to make sure that it was consensual and that Alexis wasn't just doing this because she'd been having a stressful day and he didn't want to feel used by her, all the guys call Noah an idiot for making her feel rejected! Then, they scold him for not confessing his feelings right away (Alexis didn't verbally confess either, mind you), and for not having the right words, and not knowing how to deal with the complex emotions he's feeling! WTF! Lastly, can The Russian please be a real character? I've talked about this when I reviewed the previous novels. The man is a caricature created for comedic relief, and it's not that funny. They don't even refer to him by his name, he's just The Russian! Imagine if he were Indian or Nigerian and they only referred to him by his country of origin, gave him an empty yet comically exaggerated personality, made him the butt of all the jokes, and made it seem like he was less intelligent than everyone else. That'd be controversial, no? But I guess it's funny because he's white? In the end, I have to admit, I actually liked the romance portion of the book. Everything else ranged from meh to annoying. I don't think this series is for me. If there are more books, which I don't doubt there will be, I won't be reading them. Rating: 2.75/5 **I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** Follow Me Here Too: My Blog || Twitter || Bloglovin' || Instagram || Tumblr || Pinterest

  16. 4 out of 5

    Helen Power

    So good! Review to come closer to release date.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stacee

    Of course this was perfection, I didn’t expect anything less. I love this group of characters and could easily read them forever. Full review to come. **huge thanks to Berkley for providing the arc free of charge**

  18. 4 out of 5

    konstantina avouri

    just remembered this series has a deal with Netflix and we might be getting this best friends to lovers excellence on our screens omg RTC

  19. 5 out of 5

    mina reads™️

    THIS IS ALEXIS AND NOAH’S BOOK!!? FRIENDS TO LOVERS WITH THE HELP OF THE BROMANCE BOOK CLUB????? YES YES YESSS

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    Omg I am SO hyped for this!!! I love the entire series, but a nerdy friends to lovers book?! This is my JAM!

  21. 5 out of 5

    bee ˘͈ᵕ˘͈

    i may or may not have just preordered this... but friends to lovers with alexis and noah, who was one of my favorite characters in ‘undercover bromance’???? SIGN ME UP

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lubnaa (Romance Library)

    I can't believe we're being blessed with not one, but TWO bromance books in 2020!!! And this is Alexis and Noah's book!!!!!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kari Ann Sweeney

    This is easily my favorite in the series so far. As soon as I got approved for the ARC I shoved all obligations aside and stayed up WAY past my bedtime to read. I inhaled this installment in two sittings because I could.NOT.stop.reading. CRAZY STUPID BROMANCE revolves around a Best Friends to Lovers trope and wow did it work! Noah and Alexis's slow burn evolution felt genuine and so well cared for. Their friends are not-so-casually nudging them to explore being more than friends and that enthusi This is easily my favorite in the series so far. As soon as I got approved for the ARC I shoved all obligations aside and stayed up WAY past my bedtime to read. I inhaled this installment in two sittings because I could.NOT.stop.reading. CRAZY STUPID BROMANCE revolves around a Best Friends to Lovers trope and wow did it work! Noah and Alexis's slow burn evolution felt genuine and so well cared for. Their friends are not-so-casually nudging them to explore being more than friends and that enthusiasm had me shipping them hard from the get-go. What I LOVE about this book: * I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. There is certainly plenty of com in this rom-com. The Russian alone had me in stitches. * There are some heavier issues at play, but I love how Adams weaves in those elements while still delivering a fun, well-developed romance with a happy ending. * Return characters- while this can be a stand alone book the backstory of series regulars really adds depth. * The dynamics of the male book club members. I love that they hold each other accountable while actively working to flip the narrative. * Beefcake the Cat Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for the review copy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    mahana

    not gonna lie, i think i only liked the first one because it was second chance romance with kids (and didn't have some strange, white feminism undertones). i've just felt like these two sequels have been far-fetched and ridiculous

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)

    Thank you Berkley for my review copy. All opinions are my own. Welp, it is official. The Bromance Bookclub series is a must buy for me. I have loved this series from day one and I think this third installment will be a favorite. . Friends to lovers trope is a favorite and Noah and Alexa did not disappoint. Their relationship offered itself to such sweet, heartfelt moments, that I fell in love with them both. Good guys are my jam....I have recently just realized that and I believe that is a huge par Thank you Berkley for my review copy. All opinions are my own. Welp, it is official. The Bromance Bookclub series is a must buy for me. I have loved this series from day one and I think this third installment will be a favorite. . Friends to lovers trope is a favorite and Noah and Alexa did not disappoint. Their relationship offered itself to such sweet, heartfelt moments, that I fell in love with them both. Good guys are my jam....I have recently just realized that and I believe that is a huge part of the appeal with this series. These guys are so stinkin good. Just good boys, you know? . I'm ending with five stars as this one is funny, sweet, lovely and heartwarming. Definitely pick up Crazy Stupid Bromance. I hope you love it as much as I did! I do feel like I need to say one thing. This does contain very strong language and steamy scenes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lourdes

    Ok, just found out about this and I'm sooooo excited!!! YES!!!!!! Ok, just found out about this and I'm sooooo excited!!! YES!!!!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    tai

    4.5 stars! When I picked up Bromance Book Club last year, I immediately found myself falling in love with the members of the club and their interactions were by far the highlight of the book for me. Although the romance left a little bit to be desired for me, I still loved the concept of the series and the characters, and was so excited to read about Liv and Mack in book 2, Undercover Bromance, as I was already intrigued by their small interactions in book 1. I ended up falling even more in love 4.5 stars! When I picked up Bromance Book Club last year, I immediately found myself falling in love with the members of the club and their interactions were by far the highlight of the book for me. Although the romance left a little bit to be desired for me, I still loved the concept of the series and the characters, and was so excited to read about Liv and Mack in book 2, Undercover Bromance, as I was already intrigued by their small interactions in book 1. I ended up falling even more in love with the members of the book club in book 2, but, as opposed to book 1, my favorite part was by far the romance, and it really solidified for me that this series is one of my favorites in romance for sure. So you can imagine my excitement over the opportunity to read and review book 3, Crazy Stupid Bromance, early. Not only was I excited due to the fact that I had already met and loved Alexis in Undercover Bromance, but this book being friends to lovers just increased my excited by 100000x, as it is one of my top 2 favorite tropes to read in romance. I am so happy to say that this book met my expectations and that I finished it with a new favorite couple to add to my never ending list! I loved Noah and Alexis' relationship from the very beginning. Not only did they have great chemistry, but I just loved their interactions and how well they clicked. I loved how the author handled the build up between them, from best friends to something more. I felt like everything happened very organically and felt very realistic and not rushed. I liked that Adams didn't just rush Alexis and Noah into a romance in the very first 20% of the book and instead let us see their relationship when they were just friends first before anything else happened between them. The fact that we were allowed to see their moments before their romantic relationship began really was what made me connect to these two and really root for them, as it is one of my favorite parts of reading a friends to lovers story. I also loved Alexis even more than I did when she showed up as a side character in Undercover Bromance. Actually, I think she might be my favorite female character in the series so far! She had such a loyal and compassionate heart, and it really inspired me how much she cared about others. It inspired me to see her speak out at the end too, and stand up for herself. I also loved the plot surrounding her family, and the beautiful lesson of forgiveness that surrounds this book's story arc and characters. I also loved Noah. Sometimes he tried to put up a front, but, as his mom put it, he was just a softy with a huge heart, and I am a sucker for those types of heroes! Lastly, but certainly not least, the book club really shined in this book. Mack's groomzilla moments, the russian (who i am so intrigued about after this book!), and the guys' banter and shenanigans continue to be one of the best parts of these books! For the first 20%-ish I feared there wouldn't be as many moments between the guys as I was hoping, but after a while they really start to shine, and I loved every second of it! Overall, I loved this one so much. Personally, not as good as Undercover Bromance, which is my favorite in the series, but its definitely close! Alexis and Noah stole my heart from the get-go and I loved getting to know them and follow their journey into happily every after!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

    I am a big fan of the Bromance Book Club series and absolutely adored this third book. Friends to lovers is such a sweet trope and I knew I would love it, but I was blown away by just how amazing it was. These books just get better and better each time. Noah and Alexis are best friends. She owns a cat cafe and he runs a computer security business. Both of them secretly want more than friendship, but they're terrified to make that step and ruin their friendship. Everything gets thrown for a loop I am a big fan of the Bromance Book Club series and absolutely adored this third book. Friends to lovers is such a sweet trope and I knew I would love it, but I was blown away by just how amazing it was. These books just get better and better each time. Noah and Alexis are best friends. She owns a cat cafe and he runs a computer security business. Both of them secretly want more than friendship, but they're terrified to make that step and ruin their friendship. Everything gets thrown for a loop when a customer reveals that she's Alexis's sister. While Noah tries to help her navigate this new development, he has no one how to take the step from friends to more. Cue the bromance book club: they step in to help Noah finally admit his feelings. In the words of 'The Russian': "This is grand gesture! We always run for grand gesture!" I cannot get over how much I love these books. I love the overall concept of a group of men deciding to read romance novels to improve their relationships, while tackling sexist stereotypes, and confronting their internalized misogyny and toxic masculinity. Just that alone is amazing. The support that these characters have for each other is beautiful. An ensemble cast is one of my favourite characteristics, as there is so much space for banter and chaos, but also space for a complex and full support system. Noah and Alexis's friendship, even before they get together, is so strong and built on similar interests and a deep personal connection. Their humour is amazing and I love how they are constantly looking out for each other. Their support for each other is a given. The spark is there from the start and when they both finally realize that, it's amazing. Also, I love that Noah and Alexis have to face some of their inner demons on their own. I think that's an important thing to demonstrate in romance novels. Having a relationship doesn't automatically erase all the bad things in your life, and the fact that they both had to confront their demons outside of the relationship was great. I also adore Beefcake and his murderous ways. Overall, this book was amazing. I laughed and I cried. It was a full emotional roller-coaster. I hope there are plans for more books in this series because I will read them forever. *Advanced copy received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    Such a cute heartwarming book! Thank you Berkley Publishing for sending me an arc in exchange for and honest review : What I liked : Friends to lovers trope NOAH & Alexis' Chemisty The Bromance Bookclub What I didn't like : I wish it had more of the literal bromance bookclub meetings in the story. Once again Lyssa Kay Adams delivers a wonderful romcom for us! I love her bromance bookclub series, I love the men she has created. Each one is so different but they all want to find love or fix their c Such a cute heartwarming book! Thank you Berkley Publishing for sending me an arc in exchange for and honest review : What I liked : Friends to lovers trope NOAH & Alexis' Chemisty The Bromance Bookclub What I didn't like : I wish it had more of the literal bromance bookclub meetings in the story. Once again Lyssa Kay Adams delivers a wonderful romcom for us! I love her bromance bookclub series, I love the men she has created. Each one is so different but they all want to find love or fix their current relationship. I personally really love grumpy heroes, and that's what we get with Noah. He's a man who's lived a tough life with the loss of his father at a young age. But the one person who seems to make him glow is Alexis (his best friend). Noah and Alexis have this beautiful friendship that everyone can see is really more. I really liked their friendship and relationship in the story. Noah who is hesitant to reveal his true feelings for Alexis turns to the Bromance Bookclub, to her him navigate through telling Alexis how he truly feels. Something I wish I had more of as a reader was the Bromance bookclub meetings. Throughout the story I kind of forgot that it was even apart of the series until Mack popped back into the story. But still a big fan of this series! 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2/3 🔥🔥

  30. 5 out of 5

    Janye

    I didnt thinknanything could top the first book in this series, but I was wrong. This new installment in the Bromance Book Club series gave me all the feels. I had so much to relate to with Alexis. I enjoyed that she was really, honest, and optimistic. Her character was such a refreshing light. Noah's nerdy character is a bit broken from life getting him down. His friendship with Alexis means everything to him. To both of them really. Watching them navigate whether they want it to be more, along w I didnt thinknanything could top the first book in this series, but I was wrong. This new installment in the Bromance Book Club series gave me all the feels. I had so much to relate to with Alexis. I enjoyed that she was really, honest, and optimistic. Her character was such a refreshing light. Noah's nerdy character is a bit broken from life getting him down. His friendship with Alexis means everything to him. To both of them really. Watching them navigate whether they want it to be more, along with some very great wit from our Bromance team (OMG the spa scene had me rolling!), some family drama, and some selfless service made this a complete binge for me that I must revisit very soon. Thank you Berkley Romance and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced readers copy. This unbiased feedback is completely my own.

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