Author: Chloe Liese
Release date: August 4th, 2020
Series: Book 2 of 2 in Bergman Brothers
Rating: FIVE STARS
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.
I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you!
This is my first book read by Chloe Liese and I loved it. Always Only You in the second book the series Bergman Brothers but you can read this book as standalone. Always Only You is a wonderful romance with two beautiful characters Ren and Frankie.
I’ve loved her since the moment that I saw her. Somehow, inexplicably is true.
Ren Bergman is a hockey player who loved Frankie for years but he keeps his feelings to himself because she is the team’s social manager and he was professional for Frankie and the team. He respected her and her job. Ren is a wonderful man, a nerd, and Shakespeare’s fan and he doesn’t swear and he is always smiling. I love him because he is a great guy.
I can admit there are days that my life is hard. Autism is a lifelong reality that you’ll never quite catch the cues, follow the timing, see the world like a lot of people do. And sometimes that has isolating, frustrating, depressing reverberations.
Frankie is a fierce woman who has autism and chronic arthritis but she didn’t let these diagnoses to dictate her life. She has a job and her dog and she learned to live alone. She doesn’t want people around her to know about her autism because when they found out that she had autism she becomes a problem, not a person. I love Frankie because she is herself and she accepted that she is different than other people.
I love you, exactly as you are.
Ren was patient and sweet with Frankie and he proved her that he loved exactly as she is and for him, she is everything. He takes care of her but he let her be independent because he knows that for her, it’s important. I loved the relationship between Ren and Frankie. Always Only You is a beautiful story #ownvoices by an autistic author and I’m happy that I read this powerful story. Chloe Liese is a wonderful author and I want to read more books from this author. A perfect 5 stars read.
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