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Lauren Blakely’s Hopelessly Bromantic ARC Review

Thank you to Lauren Blakley and her team for the advance reader copy of Hopelessly Bromantic, the first book in the Hopelessly Bromantic Duet #1.

Another M/M romance is coming from Lauren Blakley and this one features a roommate romance!

I am a member of Lauren Blakley’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.

Banging your roomie is a bad idea…especially when the bed’s not the only thing that can break.

My first day in London feels ripped from the pages of a rom com when I meet a charming, witty guy in a quaint bookshop. We vibe like crazy, and our chemistry is almost too good to be true because…It is.

Turns out he’s my new roommate, and I’ll be living with the English hottie in a tiny flat that’s barely big enough for a mattress. Time for a few simple rules —don’t walk around the flat wearing only a towel, don’t spend our nights together exploring London, and don’t crack open my secrets for him.

Even as I smash all those rules, I try to resist the swooniest guy I’ve ever known. But after a taste of his lips I give in, telling myself one night and we won’t fall in love.

Except, it might already be too late for me.

Too bad in the morning I discover that hiding my true feelings is the least of my worries, compared to what fate has in store for us.

Contents Include: One broody American, one charming Brit, and two libidos that can barely fit into the smallest flat in London. Translation – hot, sweaty nights and all the feels in the first novel in a scorching and emotional two-book epic MM romance!” 

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Jude is a Brit, aspiring actor and hot guy. TJ is an American, aspiring writer, and hot guy who is sent to London to work for a year. I liked both of these guys but I did not love either of them in a passionate way. I enjoyed TJ’s shier side and how Jude reacted so endearingly to it.
  • Setting: Our story begins in London, and who does not love a book set in England. The setting brings with it cool vintage shops, cozy bookstores and trendy bars. We spend some time in New York City and in Los Angeles, but neither is as fun as the time in London.
  • Pacing: This story was told in a lot of interesting ways. TJ’s journal was an interesting storytelling device, and I feel it was underused. There were only a few chapters of the journal, and I would have liked to have seen more of the entries. This story features a seven-year age gap, which made for some interesting pacing. As this is a two-book story, I cannot wait to see more of their second chance in the next instalment.
  • Romance: I did love the immediate attraction Jude and TJ felt for each other. Their dynamic was enjoyable to read about, how their British-isms and American-isms would butt heads every once in a while. I could tell early on that this was going to be an emotional romance, and how deeply these two would care for each other. That the devastating blow of the impending future heartbreak would no doubt dominate this first instalment. TJ and Jude burn hot and heavy. I do have some issues with their lack of communication, I really hope they can figure it out. This is not an easy romance, these two are struggling for their happily ever after and their fight is not over yet.

Hopelessly Bromantic receives three out of five stars.

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