Always Only You
Get ready for an emotional ride filled with laughter, longing, and a sweet slow-burn in this sports romance about love’s power not in spite of difference, but because of it.
The moment I met her, I knew Frankie Zeferino was someone worth waiting for. Deadpan delivery, secret heart of gold, and a rare one-dimpled smile that makes my knees weak, Frankie has been...more
Yes I have a tender spot for the six-foot-three cinnamon roll.
Give me ALLLLL the slow-burn sports romances with cinnamon roll heroes. ALL OF THEM! I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I was not expecting to love this book so hard. I did. I fell hard for Ren and Frankie and their love story.
Ren is a professional hockey player but he’s so much more than that. He comes from a big family and he’s a great son and brother. He’s also a lover of Shakespeare, a bit of a ne ...more
Seriously, where can I find my own Bergman man?!!
Are all those brothers this good?! Now how am I supposed to keep my love life expectations realistic?
Ren is freakin amazing! Everyone needs a Ren in their life. Personally, I won’t settle for less! Now when I say that I have a huge crush on Ren, I’m not exaggerating. When he smiles I found myself smiling. When he blushes, I blush. When he laughs, I start to giggle like I teenager. When he talks, I swoon and I’m not even ashamed t ...more
Chloe Liese has done it again with this incredible, own-voices story about an autistic woman with rheumatoid arthritis, hell-bent on living life according to her terms and not letting anything hold her back or limit her.
I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said about Frankie and Ren’s story. It was disgustingly adorable and tender.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this since the first 100 pages did not work for me. For reasons that probably have ...more
#2 Always Only You ★★★★★
This adorable, well written romance was:
🏒A Hockey romance
🏒An own voices Autism and Rheumatoid Arthritis portrayal
Ren Bergman, a literal ray of sunshine is a hockey star (despite his football/soccer loving family's dismay) and a bookworm! He's been in love with Frankie Zerferino, his team's social media manager for years, but can't act on it because they work together.
Frankie, a tough, no-nonsense woman, ...more
Francesca ‘Frankie’ Zeferino has a tough exterior to avoid growing close to anyone. She's keeps her autism and soft side a secret. But it's getting harder as she starts to let in Ren with his sunshine personality.
Man oh man. I enjoyed this so much. Maybe even more than the first one.
The writing was just as easy an ...more
Let’s go back to reviewing and telling you how much I’m delightful fo ...more
This is a sunshine hero and grumpy heroine book, which is a trope I didn't know I needed in my life. Frankie is on the autism spectrum and has arthritis, and she's had bad experiences with relationships in the past dealing with her lifestyle and her physical struggles. She hates feeling like a burn to anyone and doesn't ever want to be treated as less than or less capable than others. She works as a social media ...more
I fell hard for these characters, their story but especially their friends and family. Chloe has wonderfully expanded the world she introduced us to in Only When It's Us, with the next Bergman Bro on the totem pole in Ren.
The odd one out of the family, being a *gasp* hockey player when everyone else is into football/soccer. This BGE (😈 so glad I get to whip out Big Ginger Energy again) dude is a giant softee with a heart of gold, ready smile & penchant for the classics, but more specifica ...more
I had the most ridiculously high expectations for this book and it lived up to all. Always Only You is an unforgettable romance featuring a grumpy, independent heroine and a cinnamon roll, beautiful inside-and- ...more
"Nobody knows if love's going to hurt them. You simply have to take a chance."
Important underrepresented voices.
Sheds light on chronic pain.
Slow burn romance.
Shakespeare-loving sunshine of a hockey ginger-head hero.
Grumpy heroine with a cane she named as her "Elder Wand". (I loved this!)
Harry Potter References!
Endearments that you may/may not stomach. (Depends on your swoon meter.)
Ren Bergman is a hockey-playing, Shakespeare-l ...more
This might be the perfect book. I find literally no fault in it.
Hard and tough social media manager Frankie Zeferino works for the same team professional hockey player adorably soft Ren Bergman plays for, they've know ...more
You know what’s so annoying? When talented authors don’t get enough credit and noticeability. Chloe Liese is fan-fucking-tastic and a goddamn delight. I’m so glad I found her books and especially this series.
This was everything I was expecting and more. I don’t see enough light shed on autism in romance novels at all. I think this might be the second or third novel I’ve read EVER with an autistic main character and knowing it’s #ownvoices makes it even better. I don’t know much ...more
Buckle up for some serious minivan rocking, grumpy grumbling, Shakespeare quoting, Chinese takeout sharing, adorkable, towel-debacle, yoga tortured, sexy, tender romance. I hope you enjoy the ride!!!
Cute love story
Great representation of autism, and multiple types of autism
Great representation of chronic pain
“Misunderstanding” trope didn’t last very long
Straight up cringy scenes
“Man who invented feminism” trope
I really enjoyed the autism representation in this book, as someone who has a son on the spectrum and who is quickly realizing he got it from my side of the family. But I kind of think without that aspect of the story that I connected with personally, ...more
i loved ren and frankie so much??? they serve the best sunshine/grump relationship with frankie!! being!! The grump!! I mean i’ve been obsessed with grump female/sunshine male ever since i read chloe brown so is it even a surprise that i loved this? probably not. and they were b ...more
now, i shall present to you my never ending love for this book.
1. søren isak bergman. guys, meet my new book boyfriend. he’s a teddy bear, a sweetheart, and a bit nerdy (we love that). here’s the thing: my love my bad-boy heroes, but ren is a huge softy and I FREAKING LOVE HIM ! ...more
Now having reread both of the first two books of the Bergmans series, here I am still just as wowed & swooned as the first time.
It’s as if Ms. Liese can read my mind(let’s hope not for her sake...it might be a wee bit strange in there 🤭😂) & gives exactly what tugs at my heartstrings the strongest.
Honestly, I can’t recommend this series enough to fans of romance. You want witty & smart? ✔️ Sexy & ...more
Give me someone who likes to read, doesn’t sleep around, is attentive and considerate, a dork, someone who blushes, who curses in Shakespeare, respects boundaries, waits for his woman for YEARS, and who declares emergency meetings with his brothers to form a plan on how to pursue his unrequited crush!
I grinned, I giggled, I swooned. The guy is a total keeper and I want to keep him. Where are the Ren Bergmans in the world?
“It doesn’t work right now, but maybe o...more
“Her face falls. “Some imperfections aren’t so beautiful, Ren.”
“No. Perhaps not.” I slip my fingers through her hair. “But if they’re yours, I love them. And you love mine.”
To put in simple words, I’m in love with this book and I’ve never read any characters like in this one😭 I am feeling really short of words which hardly happens to me and I don’t know how to write this review cause my feelings are all over the place.
“I feel a rare smile lift my cheeks. “I have heard rumors that you’ ...more
Ren/ Soren is just.... perfect. If only he exists in real world. Miss Liese created another perfect man in her romance world. I am falling in love with Ren. Sweet sweet Ren.
Frankie is great. I love her determination to make it in this world. She is quirky, sassy and s ...more
It was cute. It was mushy. It was alright.
The author was able to touch base on disability, autism and RA, and the emotional struggles that come along with it. It was real and raw, and constant throughout the read. More so, what I enjoyed most was how Ren handled, approached, and aided Frankie’s diagnosis. He was never judgmental nor resentful towards her disabilities. It only proved that he is everyone’s ideal man and the perfect book boyfriend.
Despite the characteristics that ...more
This is book two in can be read as a standalone series about siblings In Swedish/American family...it is also..
* smart romance
* own voices romance
* sport romance
Grumpy/sunshine romance as I never read it before.
And I mean, I never read before a grumpy heroine and sunshine hero mix.
I AM HERE FOR this author's intentions with this series. Because we - the reading community & whole romanclandia - need more purposes with plotline & characters.
10 out of 10 for ...more
This story follows Frankie and Ren who just had the sweetest romance and I fell in love with their story/journey. Ren has my heart! He’s a cinnamon roll hero and I loved the fact that he has secretly had feelings for Frankie for years. He was so supportive, understanding, patient, and sweet to Frankie and I swooned over him the ent ...more
Also, I’m so obsessed with this series!!! This family is everything! The dynamic, the wa ...more
4 “Be My Sunshine” Stars
ARC via NetGalley.
It's been a long time since I've last requested an ARC, but when I saw reviewers were reading advanced copies of this book, I had to had it. I couldn't wait until August--not when the first book in the Bergman Brothers series stole my heart the way it did.
I'm honored I was given a chance to read this book before everyone else because it was the slow burn, sweet amazingness I needed.
Ren, the viking-looking hockey player with a sunshine smile ...more