Only When It’s Us (Bergman Brothers #1)
1 Disastrous prank.
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 I don’t need in my tidy life.
She’s the next generation of women’s soccer.
Wild hair, wilder eyes.
Bee-stung lips that should be illegal.
And a temper that makes the devil seem friendly.
She’s a thorn in my side, a menacing, cantankerous, pain-in-the-ass who’s turned our Business Mathematics course into a goddamn gladiator arena. I’ll leave this war zone unscathed, coming out on top…And if I have my way with that crazy-haired, ball-busting hellion, that will be in more than one sense of the word.
Rather than give me the lecture notes I missed like every other instructor I’ve had, my asshole professor tells me to get them from the silent, surly flannel-wearing mountain man sitting next to me in class. Well, I tried. And what did I get from Ryder Bergman? Ignored.
What a complete lumbersexual neanderthal.
Mangy beard and mangier hair.
Frayed ball cap that hides his eyes.
And a stubborn refusal to acknowledge my existence.
I’ve battled men before, but with Ryder, it’s war. I’ll get those notes and crack that Sasquatch nut if it’s the last thing I do, then I’ll have him at my mercy. Victory will have never tasted so sweet.
Only When It’s Us is a frenemies-to-lovers, new adult sports romance between a women’s soccer star and her surly lumbersexual classmate, complete with a matchmaking professor, juvenile pranks, and a smoking slow burn. This standalone is the first in a series of new novels about five Swedish brothers and their wild adventures, ending in a true happily ever after.
As many of you know, I love sports romances. I liked this one because this was a bit different than most. It was frenemies to lovers, new adult, and it featured a character with a disability. And it had girl power.
Ryder was actually a relatable character to me because of his disability. I don’t like talking about this here, but I am hearing impaired so I was able to relate to what he was going through. My hearing loss definitely isn’t the same as his, I can still hear. Just not everything. But his description of loud sounds being too loud and the quiet still being too quiet was just accurate. When I read that, I was thinking, FINALLY, somebody gets how overwhelming sound levels can be sometimes!! Even clicking pens can be torturous.
I liked how relatable the characters were and there was definitely character growth. I also liked that this book was about soccer. I loved soccer when I was growing up. The pacing of the book was good, though it did take me a few chapters to get into this book.
I’d definitely recommend this book to anybody who wants a new adult sports romance book. It was a four star read. Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read this book. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for reading!