Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.
Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart. . .even though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
Every once in a while a book comes along that turns out to be exactly what you needed at exactly that moment. Undercover Bromance is one of those books for me. For various reasons, I really needed a good laugh, and this one provided plenty of them. Now, that's not to say this one doesn't have its serious moments. It most certainly does, and it's certainly current, especially in light of a certain well-known predator being sentenced so recently. Lyssa Kay Adams manages to walk that line between respectfully shedding light on a serious topic and tempering the serious with moments that are downright hilarious. I laughed so hard, I actually snorted a couple of times, which did earn a few odd looks from those around me, but hey, this stuff was funny! From Mack's predicament with the chickens and one contrary rooster to the bets to the Russian - OMG, the Russian! This guy is a scene-stealer of the highest order, and I really want more of him - anyway, I found myself laughing more than not, and I loved this one from beginning to end. Our couple here is Mack and Liv, who give us a kind of enemies to lovers romance, which is always great for some witty banter, and this couple did not disappoint. I'll stop now before I start giving spoilers, but suffice it to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written, fast-paced, crazy fun read.
❃❃ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group