Only When It's Us
Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster brimming with laughter, tears, and slow-burn sexiness in this new adult romance that tackles the vulnerability of love with humor and heart.
Ever since she sat next to me in class and gave me death eyes, Willa Sutter’s been on my shit list. Why she hates me, I don't know. What I do know is that Willa is the kind of chaos...more
OMG! I love this book so much! It’s so entertaining, hot, sexy and also emotional, sweet, swoony, incredibly romantic!
This book surprisingly exceeded my expectations because there are so many published advertised with highly recommendations and in my opinion this is so much better than a few anticipated romances of this year. Thanks for NG for putt ...more
My tall, sandy haired, bearded, brawny, flannel wearing, green eyed lumberjack who’s as blunt and bossy as they come and cooks mean Swedish meatballs DESERVES more recognition than this. If you love your romance slow burnt and brimming with piquant banter and heated sexual tension while also feeding into your sentimental streak, go get your sweet butt a copy of this underrated gem!
Ryder Bergman and Willa Sutter share a class together. One wrong first impression and they’re more than e
Willa, a fiery, hot tempered up and coming soccer (football) star, and Ryder Bergman, a quiet and blunt guy are thrown together to do a project in their business mathematics class. Cue assumptions, wrong first impressions, misunderstandings and a whole lot of chaos and sexual tension, before they finally get to know each other.
Guys I randomly downlo ...more
Only When It's Us is my first Chloe Liese book, but after reading it, I'm looking forward to reading more! This is one of those books that's so fun to read you won't want to put it down. I enjoyed it so much!
Willa Rose is a D1 Athlete who has a lot on her plate. Between soccer, her mom, and school, she's busy. She's doing well juggling it all but she has this one class with an uncooperative professor. This professor tells her if she needs his notes when she misses class she needs to ...more
Thank you dear Fran for arranging a blind date between me and this book. I enjoyed my time a lot and I don’t think it’s too early to say I’m in love.
This book was so good, so funny, so emotional, and so sweet. I didn’t know what to expect going into it, but it was so much more! It has the perfect romance package. I loved their frenemies relationship. And the slow burn was so good!! The type of slow burn that ends with a huge fire. I loved how this book shows how ...more
First of all, let me stress on the fact that this is not your normal NA college romance. This is much more the story is of two people growing up and the fact that makes this book special is that our characters were willing to grow. In a way this book is much more mature than one would think. If you’re looking a for a whole-bang-and-a-fuck, this is not for you. Yes as many mentioned before this book is a slow burn but the ro ...more
um 2 stars for um ??? i can maybe see the things people liked about this book?
For the majority of the time I was reading Only When It's Us I was sure that this was an "it's not you, it's me" type of case. I have been super busy these past few weeks, yes, you read that right, weeks - it took me 2 weeks to read this
However , towards the end I realised that this book, in fact, is shit and it took all of my desire to read so much so that it put me into a reading slump, because upon further th ...more
A Rambly List of my Thoughts
- The characters of this book are written phenomenally well. They are polar opposites.
- Our main character, Willa, grew up as a military kid, raised by a single mother. She is entirely dependent on herself, focused on her professional upcoming soccer career (!!!!!), and has some serious commitment/trust issues
- On the other hand, our love interest, Ryder, comes from ...more
This book has been on my tbr for way too long.
I have a folder on my kindle for all my kindle unlimited downloads and this one has been in there for many many months and I don't know why I didn't read it because I loved this book.
After a misunderstanding over some lecture notes a frenemy relationship between soccer star Willa and lumberjackesque Ryder is sparked. The two then engage in a ser ...more
I loved it and I want MORE
Pre read thoughts
Whenever I'm sick all I want is to binge romance. They make me feel better, even the ones that make me cry. Anyone else like this?
I've been assured by Warda and May that this one has some great banter and a frenemy dynamic that I'll enjoy. fingers crossed! ...more
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this author, so I couldn't wait to start this book!
From the cover, I had no idea that this was a new adult book; both protagonists are in college and actually share a class tougher. Willa is a soccer player and is really struggling with a professor who will not accommodate her athletic schedule. She turns to her neighbor in class, but he ignores her and she becomes angry. While I was annoyed with Willa's reacti ...more
Sure, OWIU is a fun college romance, but it is many other things too. A frenemies romance. A grumpy that's soft for the sunshine, the latter coming with a side of firecracker. A sports romance where the sports super star is female. A deliciously frustrating and rewarding slowburn. Miscommunication that will have you turning pages instead of putting you off. A tug of war that would make a battlefield seem ...more
This does also come with hidden depths as both leads deal with some heavy duty adjustments and responsibilities. This book hits ya in the feels as well as turns up the tension & heat between the MCs who thankfully do communicate better than a lot of adults in similar romcom type novels - a trope we all know I hate.
Now don't get me wrong there is some serious lack of communication at times but the way this feeds into what the chara ...more
11 hours of bliss. I can forget for quite a while listening to the audiobook. This kind of book delivers hope to it's reader. There is always hope in this world. Even ...more
I enjoyed reading about Willa and her strong character physically but emotionally protective creating a wall to the outside world. ...more
I don't like Willa at all. I find her behavior very annoying, she is such a cliché of a female character. In the first third of the book she has already done so many things I can't stand, I could make a list.
Also, what is it with heroines in MF romance books (view spoiler)[getting drunk and then throwing up while "the knight in shining armor" is holding their hair? 🙄 It's so overdone. And of course she spends the night in his bed, all stinky and sweaty. But she's still cute in the morn ...more
Second time around & 5 stars still don’t feel sufficient enough.
If it wasn’t enough their sexual chemistry crackles & sparks right off the page or if the banter between them isn’t at the tippy top of top shelf that leaves me all smirky & actually laughing out loud. Then they go & make me feel so warm & fuzzy to a point it’s like some sort of equivalent feeling watching sleepy puppies...maybe 🤷♀️.
I’m a puddle of satisfied goo right now. For me, OWIU is such a beautifu ...more
Ryder and Willa are such a great couple who starts off as enemies but it slowly evolve to friendship. It’s such a natural progression especially because they get their time so shine and flourish as individuals. I had so much fun when they teased one another because for them it was just right and I could easily feel that something more was brewing under the surfa ...more
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As the reigning queen of reading series' out of order... I’m really frustrated at this book, while still being grateful I read the second one first.
Do I have only myself to blame? Maybe.
Am I gonna whine about it though? Yes.
The small bits we got of Willa and Ryder in Ren’s book I thought I’d really like their story. And I should have, but then...... some shenanigans ensued.
~ Commence ✨the whining✨ ~
At first the chemistry wasn’t really there for me. Which is fine, MCs ...more
this. book. was. so. CUTE. and heart-wrenching. and beautiful. and funny. and to quote one our beloved mc's: "tempestuous" . cause it WAS a stormy ride. there were both ups and downs, growths and defeats, and it definitely didn't hold back from tackling real world shit. romance isn't always rainbows and unicorns and i will always prefer to read and enjoy reading books that choose to address important and realistic matters which help to further develop and strengthen relationships rather ...more
This book was such a pleasant surprise...not only was it a really good read but I also loved the feel of the writing and the storyline was so unique and original as well....an unexpected gem for sure!!!!
It was so refreshing to have a strong heroine that is also an athlete (a soccer player) .....we certainly need much more of these women in contemporary romances ....and Ryder was the perfect foil for Willa as her surly lumbersexual classmate in this frenemies-to-lovers New Adult sports ...more
The romance and chemistry was chef kiss!