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Review: Only and Forever by Chloe Liese

As someone who has all the Bergman Brothers series now, Only and Forever was 100% up my alley. While I think you definitely should read them all before this one, this one filled up my heart! Keep reading this book review of Only and Forever for my full thoughts.


Viggo Bergman, hopeless romantic, is thoroughly weary of waiting for his happily ever after. But between opening a romance bookstore, running a romance book club, coaching kids’ soccer, and adopting a household of pets—just maybe, he’s overcommitted himself?—Viggo’s chaotic life has made finding his forever love seem downright improbable.

Enter Tallulah Clarke, chilly cynic with a massive case of writer’s block. Tallulah needs help with her thriller’s romantic subplot. Viggo needs another pair of hands to keep his store afloat. So they agree to swap skills and cohabitate for convenience—his romance expertise to revive her book, her organizational prowess to salvage his store. They hardly get along, and they couldn’t be more different, but who says roommate-coworkers need to be friends?

As they share a home and life, Tallulah and Viggo discover a connection that challenges everything they believe about love, and reveals the plot twist they never saw happily ever after is here already, right under their roof.


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

Like the rest of the series, this dual POV installment melted my cold heart. Only and Forever is a slow burn in so many sense of the words. Not only is there a time gap, but we are able to see Tallulah and Viggo open up to each other. For Tallulah to open her heart, to let love in, to allow Viggo’s earnestness change her romance skeptic heart. We love a good skeptic and obsessed romance reader pairing! And this is the warmest hug to the warmest series.

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It features cameos of some of our favorites. Such a joy for longtime series fans. But even for new readers, Viggo is such a soft cinammon roll. To be fair, you should read the series because then you get to see Viggo come into his own as a character. At the same time, you can better appreciate how desperately he wants his own happy ending. Only and Forever is about how we let ourselves be vulnerable, to be caught, to be held. And how a happy ending could be ours. If we let it.

Find Only and Forever on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, Blackwells, & Libro. fm.


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