G. Bianco, 2019
Chloe Liese gives her fans what they’ve been waiting for with the fifth installment in her The Bergman Brothers Series which comes out on May 10th. Everything for You, which centers around the youngest brother of the bunch, may be Liese’s first LGBTQ+ romance, but still has all of the heart-warming inclusive themes that make her books so binge-worthy.
Oliver Bergman and Gavin Hayes have been teammates for two years, but it feels like a lifetime that they’ve been on each others’ last nerve. A demanding captain and veteran player, Gavin is feared and friendless, while Oliver is the beloved rising star, all sunshine smiles and upbeat team spirit. Avoiding Oliver has been Gavin’s survival tactic on and off the field. But when their coach drops the bomb that they’re now co-captains and it’s either end the enmity or say goodbye to being captains, avoiding each other becomes impossible. It also means that keeping the truth of their attraction to one another and fighting their feelings becomes even harder than ever.
Did I actually binge read this book in a few hours? Yes.
Did I stay up until 3:30am to finish it? Also yes.
Honestly, just when I thought Chloe Liese’s books couldn’t get any better, she goes and writes Oliver’s books and makes me fall in love with her writing all over again. This book had queer representation, anxiety and mental health rep, and chronic pain rep all wrapped up into the most delicious enemies-to-lovers grump/sunshine romance ever. Not only are Gavin and Oliver amazingly written characters, the cameos from the rest of the Bergman Family is just the icing on the cake.
The plot was so perfectly paced out and the romance was simultaneously slow-burn, but not. Liese teases the reader along with the tension between our two main characters just enough to make the build up amazingly peak at the perfect point in the story.
I think I’ve reviewed all of the books that Chloe Liese has published to date and this one might be one of her best. All I can say is go read this book immediately and I’m not quite sure how I’m supposed to wait until 2023 to get the next book in this amazing series.
*I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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