Ted Lasso romance fans this is for you! Everything for You quickly rose to my second favorite of the series. It’s everything my little fandom romance obsessed heart wanted. Keep reading this book review of Everything for You for my full thoughts.
Oliver Bergman is a beloved rising soccer star, all sunshine smiles and the heart of their team’s spirit. To make matters worse, he’s obscenely attractive. In he’s genetically designed to get under misanthropic, miserable Gavin’s aggravated skin.
Ten years older than Oliver and a legendary player at the end of his career, Gavin Hayes is the team’s demanding captain. He’s also a giant–albeit gorgeous–grump who lives to rain on Oliver’s parade. Especially when Oliver and Gavin are named co-captains of the team.
Sick of their hostility, Coach gives them an put an end to their enmity or say goodbye to being captains. Forced to finally to lower their guards, Gavin and Oliver realize that they also have chemistry off the field and it’s fueled by something much more powerful than competition—an explosive attraction.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
If you love queer romance stories, football (or at least Ted Lasso), and grumpy versus sunshine – Everything for You is for you. What I love is the mix of tropes and elements from there’s only one bed, to enemies to lovers, to co-captains. You’ve got a book loaded with goodness, swoons, and sighs. But I think what cements Everything for You are the characters. This dual POV allows us to see Oliver’s people pleasing. How desperate he is to be loved, to be liked, that he isn’t sure who he really is underneath it all. And for Gavin with the imminent end of his career, who is he behind soccer?
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Full of pranks, Everything for You has our two characters going on similar journeys from completely different points. It balances hilarious pranks and situations with heartfelt moments of vulnerability. To know we need to let people see who we really are, on our off moments, to see if they truly care. We have to let people see us for who we are, especially when we need help. While I think there were times I wish their individual arcs were focused on more, overall their character dynamics steal the show. Find Everything for You on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon, Bookshop.org, & Blackwells.