by Chloe Liese
Series: Bergman Brothers #5
Release Date: May 10th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ+, M/M, Romance
Format Read: ARC
Gear up for an all-the-feels, steamy slow-burn in this enemies-to-lovers sports romance about fighting for love when life’s taught you it’s a losing game.
We’ve been teammates for two years, but it feels like a lifetime that Oliver Bergman’s been on my last nerve. A demanding captain and veteran player, I’m feared and friendless, while he’s the beloved rising star, all sunshine smiles and upbeat team spirit. To make matters worse, he’s obscenely attractive. In short: he’s genetically designed to get under my skin.
Avoiding Oliver has been my survival tactic on and off the field. But when Coach drops the bomb that we’re now co-captains, avoiding him becomes impossible, and keeping the truth from him–let alone my distance–is harder than ever.
Life was great until soccer legend Gavin Hayes joined the team and proved he’s nothing like the guy I grew up idolizing. Instead, he’s a giant–albeit gorgeous–grump who lives to rain on my parade. I’ve sworn off pranks since entering the public eye, so rather than settle our differences the Bergman way, I’ve had to settle for killing Gavin with kindness. There’s just one problem: killing him with kindness is killing me.
To make matters worse, Coach gives us an ultimatum: put an end to our enmity or say goodbye to being captains. I’m prepared to be miserable while we meet her demands and make nice, but the last thing I expect is to discover an explosive attraction we can’t help but act on, and worse yet, to realize the man hiding beneath Gavin’s gruff exterior is all I’ve ever wanted.
Everything for You is a grumpy-sunshine, enemies-to-lovers, age gap sports romance about an upbeat rising soccer star with anxiety and his curmudgeonly veteran teammate who lives with chronic pain. Complete with nosy senior citizens, nosier siblings, and a meddling coach, this standalone slow burn is the fifth 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.
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Chloe Liese never disappoints! Her books always make me feel like I’m standing under the sun: warm and happy. I was super excited to dive into this installment because 1) it’s the Bergmans, and 2) the tropes in this book are right up my alley! In this book, you will find the sunshine and grump trope, enemies to lovers, age-gap romance, and a scene where there is only one bed.
This book follows Oliver Bergman, the happy-go-lucky Bergman brother, and his teammate Gavin. Gavin is a super famous soccer player. He’s one of the best players ever. So, naturally, Ollie was excited to finally meet his idol when Gavin joined his soccer team–only things didn’t go as Ollie imagined. Gavin was cold and nothing like he expected.
Flash forward two years, and these two don’t get along. Gavin does his best to ignore Ollie and Ollie responds by killing Gavin with kindness. Until the unthinkable happens: their coach makes them co-captains. Now they have to resolve their issues to keep their co-captain positions. Soon pranks ensue, and a friendship starts to blossom. Before they know it, feelings get involved. But are they ready for that? Do they want that? You’ll have to read and see *wink*.
I loved getting to know Ollie and Gavin. They both project different personas but have a lot in common under the surface. They both suffer from insecurities and have been avoiding falling in love because they are scared of being hurt. As usual, the representation in this book is incredible! There is anxiety rep and chronic pain rep. This book is perfect for any romance lover.
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