If Only You by Chloe Liese weaves a heartfelt enemies-to-lovers tale featuring Ziggy and Sebastian. Tired of being underestimated, Ziggy teams up with bad-boy Sebastian to shake up their images, but their fake friendship turns into a deep, genuine connection. It’s a touching story perfect for fans of emotional sports romances.

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If Only You by Chloe Liese

If Only You by Chloe Liese

Bergman Brothers #6
February 20, 2024

Read this if you want:

  • Sports romance
  • Morally grey characters
  • Strong family

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An enemies (?) to friends to lovers story with all the feels. 

Ziggy Bergman is constantly underestimated and treated like a baby and she’s sick of it. She figures the best way to makeover her angelic image is to hang out with her brother’s best friend (with a pretty dark reputation), Sebastian Gauthier. Sebastian’s hockey career and sponsorships are at risk unless he appears to clean up his destructive ways, so he thinks a fake friendship for publicity with Ziggy will do the trick. But the fake friendship starts to feel real very quickly and Ziggy and Seb realize their unexpected friendship could be so much more. 

For me, this was probably the most difficult story in the Bergman Brothers series to get into. Sebastian has so much self-sabotage at the beginning (check the content warnings) and is not really doing anything to redeem himself. Ziggy also seems very stuck and it’s not totally clear if she’ll be able to advocate for herself. However, as the book goes on, we really get to see both of them opening up and working on themselves in a way that’s very inspiring. Like other books in the series, it really packs an emotional punch and I couldn’t help but root for them. 

We’ve seen bits and pieces of Ziggy in the previous books in the series, but this is the first time that we really got to see her full personality. I liked the interactions with her family and the chances for them to continue to grow as characters beyond what we saw in their own books. 

Overall, I definitely recommend this book. If you like morally grey characters and redemption stories and sports romances, this one is for you. It’s not an easy read, but it does feel like a warm hug and is a great story to curl up and read. 

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