G. Bianco, 2019
Chloe Liese has taken the romance world by storm with her inclusive and diverse romcoms. Now she’s back with her latest #OwnVoices novel and the fourth book in her Bergman Brothers Series, With You Forever, which comes out September 14th.
Rooney Sullivan is sunshine incarnate. Warm, bright, always smiling, she’s everything Axel Bergman is not and the last person he should have any business desiring. Desperate to hide a hopeless attraction, he’s done everything possible to keep his distance...until a charades game gone wrong brought that to a grinding halt. Since then, steering clear of Rooney has been impossible. In a matter of months, the woman who was once avoidable has become the last thing Axel needed: temptingly within reach. To Rooney, Axel is a gorgeous grump who doesn’t have the time of day for her. Thankfully, she’s kept her crush under wraps...well, until she kissed him. Charades got away from her, okay? She hasn't seen him since, which is for the best. Her life is a mess, and the last thing she needs is to embarrass herself further with the man who avoids her like that’s his job rather than painting modern masterpieces. It seems the universe, however, has a different plan. When Axel and Rooney unexpectedly find their paths—and problems—converging, a marriage of convenience proves the perfect solution. At least, until Rooney’s facing her most serious problem yet: a once-loveless marriage of convenience that’s inconveniently become a love match, after all.
This book further proves that Chloe Liese can do no wrong! Not only do we get a neurodivergent character falling in love with someone with chronic illness, but we also get the sweetest marriage-of-convenience slow-burn romance ever. All set in a cozy cabin in the woods featuring a lovable dog and cute kitten? Sign. Me. Up! This book just solidifies my love for Liese’s writing. This story is so easy to fall in love with and is a great read to snuggle up with this Fall.
I loved the way communication took a front seat in this book and how Axel and Rooney continuously try to put each other's needs and happiness above their own. Even though these two characters have such differing personalities (one’s a sunshine and one’s a grump), they begin to learn more and more about the other which makes this slow burn romance so delicious.
I also love how the Bergman Family always makes an appearance in some way, shape, or form during each book of the series and strings these storylines together. While this book could work as standalone, they are so much more fun to experience as a series.
As I impatiently wait for Oliver’s story to come out next, I highly recommend checking out With You Forever (and the rest of the Bergman Brothers Series) and embrace the wonder that is a Chloe Liese novel!
*I received an ARC from the author via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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