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Review: If Only You by Chloe Liese

As someone who’s become a huge fan of Liese books, I was so excited for If Only You. And this one did not disappoint. I’ve been waiting for Ziggy’s story! If you love stories about loved ones and change, then keep reading my book review of If Only You.


Ziggy Bergman is tired of being underestimated. Sure, she’s the youngest player on the National Soccer team and the baby of the family, but that doesn’t mean she still deserves to be treated like a kid. It’s time for her angelic image to get a makeover. What better way to do that than hanging out with trouble incarnate and her brother’s best friend, Sebastian Gauthier?

Sebastian has hit rock bottom. His hockey career and sponsorships are in jeopardy of ending if something doesn’t give. Seb’s not willing to actually change his destructive ways, but he’s happy to pretend he’s a reformed reprobate by faking a friendship for publicity with sweet, shy Ziggy Bergman.

When faking starts to feel real, Ziggy and Seb discover an unexpected friendship they’re happy to hold on to. At least, until their once-fake friendship becomes the most loving, empowering relationship they’ve ever known, and the end goal—for both of them—changes.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

We love a good friends to lovers and If Only You fits the bill. If you love a slow burn friends to lovers, this is for you. It has these scenes of romantic tension, angst, and the knowledge that only when we become the person we want to be, will we begin to find someone who loves us for that. That we sometimes have work to do on ourselves before we can be the person we want to be, to be loved, to be worthy.

I’ve been waiting for Ziggy’s book since the beginning and I loved how she has to challenge her family. Family can see us for who we are, who we were, and often not who we are now. Or who we want to be. In If Only You both Ziggy and Seb are trying to address their reputations, images, and sense of self. Unexpectedly Seb ended up stealing my heart in If Only You. I loved the theme of realizing we want to be better, to better ourselves for who we are, and only then can we love the best we can.

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It’s about someone who inspires us, but also makes us realize we still have the ability to change. This merely cements this series as one of my favorite romance series! A must read for long time fans and those who love a good friends to lover story line. Find If Only You on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


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