If you haven’t been reading the Bergman Series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Only and Forever by Chloe Liese completes this family saga with a warm hug. While this one can be read as a standalone, you’re going to want to go to the beginning of the series and read all the way through. It’s worth it. I promise.

“That’s how you know you really love something, Tallulahloo, when it feels worth the hassle, when even the hardest parts of it feel like a gift.”

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Only and Forever by Chloe Liese

Only and Forever by Chloe Liese

Bergman Brothers #7
April 2, 2024

Read this if you want:

  • Slow burn
  • Forced proximity
  • Grumpy / Sunshine

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“Fuck anyone who makes you feel like you’re too much. If they feel that way, they aren’t enough for you.”

There’s something so hard, yet satisfying when a series comes to an end. The Bergmans have been a part of my life for the past four years. I’ve laughed with them and cried with them. I feel like they are a part of my family. 

I’ve been waiting for Viggo’s book since the beginning. He’s been that character that has piqued my interest and kept me guessing. Viggo’s kept his secrets, and becasue of this, his book did not disappoint. This romance novel and baked goods lover finally found his happily ever after in Tallulah. 

Tallulah is the grumpiest of grumps. She’s used to keeping everyone at arm’s lengths and doesn’t believe in love. Not a talker, Tallulah shuts down immediately. When Viggo steps into her life, she’s not used to someone caring for her. She’s always been the caretaker and making things better for everyone. Yet Viggo is just genuinely kind and caring and ever so patient with Tallulah, that her walls slowly break down, one by one. 

Only and Forever felt like a warm hug. The way Viggo and Tallulah care for each other in their own ways was heartwarming. They showed up for each other using their own love languages, whether it was baking low sugar/low carb brownies or helping out with a youth soccer team. I loved that they spent the novel working on themselves and supporting each other along the journey. There was mutual respect between the pair coupled with palpable tension. Their chemistry is easy and comfortable, yet they are super horny for each other. 

As is usual with Chloe Liese books, there’s fantastic representation, including ADHD and Type 1 Diabetes. There’s also a positive light shone on therapy, as well as strong communication with your partner. I loved that Only and Forever had a long passage of time, allowing the characters to not only fall in love, but also have strong character growth. The book also starts off strong with Jukebox the Ghost as the first song on the playlist, so I really couldn’t complain.

“You and me, Lu. We’ll be brave together. Little bit by little bit, okay? No pressure to do or be something by a certain date, no shoulds or judgments or deadlines. Just you and me, trying our best, cheering each other on. How’s that for a deal?”

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