Always Only You (Bergman Brothers #2)
by Chloe Liese(Goodreads Author)
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 forbidden since the day she and I became coworkers, meaning waiting has been the name of my game—besides, hockey, that is.
I’m a player on the team, she’s on staff, and as long as we work together, dating is off-limits. But patience has always been my virtue. Frankie won’t be here forever—she’s headed for bigger, better things. I just hope that when she leaves the team and I tell her how I feel, she won’t want to leave me behind, too.
I’ve had a problem at work since the day Ren Bergman joined the team: a six foot three hunk of happy with a sunshine smile. I’m a grumbly grump and his ridiculously good nature drives me nuts, but even I can’t entirely ignore that hot tamale of a ginger with icy eyes, the perfect playoff beard, and a body built for sin that he’s annoyingly modest about.
Before I got wise, I would have tripped over myself to get a guy like Ren, but with my diagnosis, I’ve learned what I am to most people in my life—a problem, not a person. Now, opening my heart to anyone, no matter how sweet, is the last thing I’m prepared to do.
Always Only You is an opposites-attract, forbidden love sports romance about a nerdy, late-blooming hockey star, and his tough cookie coworker who keeps both her soft side and her autism diagnosis* to herself. Complete with a meddling secretary, tantric yoga torture, and a scorching slow burn, this standalone is the second in a series of novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.
*This is an #OwnVoices story for its portrayal of autism by an autistic author.
Always only you by Chloe Liese was the hockey romance I didn’t know I needed to read. This book was just so beautifully and perfectly written. I had to click back on my Kindle just because I read the sentence too fast and I had to take it all in again just to really soak it in.
I loved the characters and the writing style. I giggled at all of the Harry Potter references and all the clothing Frankie had. I loved how much of a fan she was and that she even used her cane to use “spells” against people. Both Ren and Frankie were relatable and I loved them both.
The romance was a forbidden slow burn romance and I also love those too. That added the extra sweetness the story needed.
I thought the autism disabilities were handled well.
Chloe Liese is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I will now read anything she writes. This is the second story I read by her and I didn’t think it was possible to love a story more than her first one but this one surpassed my expectations.
Thank you to the author for providing me this eARC copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. This was a five star rating. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for reading!