The Five Bromances That Bring Me To My Knees

People often ask my my favorite part of romance, and hands down, writing or reading, it’s a good, solid bromances. To me, there is nothing sexier than a close, solid (nonsexual) relationship between two guys to hit me right in the feels. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sex, but that’s another article entirely. 

The fact is that I just can’t get enough of the love and affection that comes out of a solid emotional bond between male characters, especially if it makes me laugh and sigh in sheer delight. 

Maybe this is why I love Avengers so much, all of them. I mean you’ve got Stark and the big green guy. Bucky and Cap. Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny their chemistry.


One of my all-time favorite bromances was on the TV show Friends. This was was a three-way between Ross, Chandler, and Joey, although I loved Chandler and Joey best. These two could finish each other’s sentences, share a cardboard box fort (by choice), a girlfriend (not by choice), and let’s not forget that they raised a chick and a duck together. Better than most marriages…


And I’d be hugely remiss to not mention Dean and Sam and Castiel from Supernatural. But today we’re going to concentrate on Cas and Dean because their genuine love for each other never failed to make my heart roll over in my chest. It began when Castiel saved Dean from hell, literally. But watching Dean teach Cas how to be more human had me glued to the TV every single week. (Okay, that was a lie, I inhaled the first nine seasons on Netflix after my spine surgery over a period of two months.) These guys would do anything for each other, and have.


Oh! How could I have almost forgotten Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in The Fast And The Furious franchise? (It’s been a long day without my friend, but I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again…) Don’t get me started, I’ll need tissues.


One of my most recent faves is Adam and Blake from The Voice. I love that show ridiculously and it has absolutely zero to do with the contestants, although I do enjoy the music very much. It’s all about Adam and Blake and their bickering back and forth over Adam’s silly hair-do of the week and Blake’s red solo cup. Can’t get enough.


So trust me when I promise you, there are plenty of bromances in my books, including The Good Luck Sister, About That Kiss, and my newest book, Rainy Day Friends.

Here’s some more of my faves:

*Sherlock and Watson (BBC version with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, of course!)
*Blake and Adam from The Voice
*Nick and Schmidt from New Girl
*Scott and Stonebridge from Strike Back
*The Avengers, all of them
*Turk and JD in Scrubs
*Spock and Kirk in Star Trek (no, really!)
*Sully and Mike from Monsters

– Article by Jill Shalvis, Originally Published on “Frolic”

Lauren Layne