With You Forever (Bergman Brothers) – book review

With You Forever
By Chloe Liese
Release Date: September 14, 2021
Book #4 in the Bergman Brothers series
Number of pages: 350
Contemporary Romance
Ages 16 and up
CW: chronic illness
Rooney Sullivan is sunshine incarnate. Warm, bright, always smiling, she’s everything I’m not and the last person I have any business desiring. Desperate to hide a hopeless attraction, I’ve done everything possible to keep my distance…until a charades game gone wrong brought that to a grinding halt.

Since then, steering clear of Rooney has been impossible. In a matter of months, she’s kissed me speechless, commandeered my art career, and infiltrated not only my dreams but my home. The woman who was once avoidable has become the last thing I needed: temptingly within reach.

Axel Bergman is a gorgeous grump who doesn’t have the time of day for me. Thankfully, I’ve kept my crush under wraps…well, until I kissed him. Charades got away from me, okay? It was an accident! I haven’t seen him since, which is for the best. My life is a mess, and the last thing I need is to embarrass myself further with the man who avoids me like that’s his job rather than painting modern masterpieces.

It seems the universe, however, has a different plan. When Axel and I unexpectedly find our paths—and problems—converging, a marriage of convenience proves the perfect solution. At least, until I’m facing my most serious problem yet: a once-loveless marriage of convenience that’s inconveniently become a love match, after all.

How does this author give me all the feels all the time? Now, I haven’t read anything other than this series, but I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed when I do.

Watching Rooney and Axel throughout the series so far has been interesting. Because of Rooney’s relationship with Willa in Only When It’s Us, I felt like I knew her a bit more than Axel. While Axel is one of the Bergman brothers, he doesn’t live in L.A. and he’s very quiet. Being able to see things from his POV in this story is a treat. With the big, warm, loving family Axel comes from he still has his insecurities.

Just like everyone in the Bergman family and their significant others, it has been obvious to me from the time they first met that Axel and Rooney would be good for each other. From the outside it seems like it would be an opposites attract, yin/yang type of thing. And in some aspects it is, they fill in the nooks and crannies of each other. Yet they are so much more alike than they even realize.

Of course, I love a marriage of convenience story. It was interesting that this marriage had to be kept secret from their families though. Which added an element of humor to this book that I didn’t expect with this particular pair. On top of that, Axel was much more romantic than I expected and Rooney wasn’t at all the abrasive person I assumed her to be. I knew she had a heart of gold, but didn’t know how utterly tender and thoughtful she could be.

I feel this story could be read as a standalone, but I also think you will miss a lot of the depth if you do that. All of the books in this series are amazing and I urge you to read them all from the beginning. Getting to know the Bergman family will help, in my opinion, you to understand the motivations of the characters in this story much better.

At this point, I will read anything put in front of me by this author without having to know what the story is even about. She always pulls me in right from the start and keeps me wrapped in warm fuzzy feelings throughout.

5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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