Series Review: Bergman Brothers (Chloe Liese)

Here we are again with another series review. This time it’s for Chloe Liese’s Bergman Brothers series. I decided to read this series because everyone and their sister is gushing about it. I listened to the first two books and read the third because the audio isn’t out yet.

Only When It’s Us
Series: Berman Brothers, #1

Author: Chloe Liese
Narrators: Nelson Hobbs, C.J. Bloom
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Only When It’s Us is a college sports romance. Willa Sutter is a star soccer player who is trying to get her team to the championship while doing well in school and spending time with her sick mom. Ryder Bergman is a college student dealing with the loss of his hearing. Willa has to ask Ryder for help in a class and she thinks he ignores her, but really he can’t hear her. This sets up an epic frenemies situation with humorous drama which leads to Willa Ryder becoming more than just classmates.

I adored this book, even though Willa wasn’t always easy to swallow. She had some only child syndrome going on a lot. Willa had a hard time seeing past herself and what was going on in her life (even if it was traumatic). I didn’t always love how she reacted to Ryder, but I got it. There was a major lack of communication on both of there parts. Despite that, I still enjoyed Only When It’s Us immensely. It brought me a wide range of emotions and a new couple and family to love. Add in the fabulous narration and it was winner — even if I wanted to throttle Willa for some of her choices.

Always Only You
Series: Berman Brothers, #2

Author: Chloe Liese
Narrators: Nelson Hobbs, C.J. Bloom
Publication Date: December 1, 2020
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Always Only You was SO FREAKING GOOD! Seriously AMAZING. Ren and Frankie are going on my list of all time favorite couples. I couldn’t stop swooning over them together. Ren is this geeky but hot professional hockey player who is always smiling. Frankie does social media publicity for his team. She’s known to be super cranky, but is hiding her pain and autism underneath her frown. They have been secretly crushing on each other for like three years until something throws them closer together. He was such a sweetheart and she was such a badass. The way they got each other was the best thing! Ren and Frankie warmed my heart. The narrators only added to the fun of this book. It was such a delightful listening experience.

Ever After Always
Series: Berman Brothers, #3

Author: Chloe Liese
Publication Date: January 12, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Ever After Always was every bit as amazing as Always Only You, but in a completely different way. This book was less cute and more emotional for me. It’s about a couple going through a rough patch in their marriage. Freya feels abandoned in more ways than one. Aiden is consumed with anxiety of pretty  much everything and has been keeping it to himself. The communication in their relationship has all but disappeared. I felt sad for both Freya and Aiden for completely different reasons. I rooted for them to figure out and fix things. Despite being a heavier book, there were moments of sweetness and romance. There was a also a hilarious parrot and some Bergman brothers foolery. I was impressed with how Chloe Liese wrote Ever After Always. Despite the sadness, there was always hope.

21 thoughts on “Series Review: Bergman Brothers (Chloe Liese)”

  1. I absolutely loved the first book, and I keep seeing better reviews for the second and third books, so I’m super excited to start Always Only You!

  2. Right now, Ren is my favorite brother. He was so sweet and generous. I adored him. You have me excited about the third book. I am slacker. I will probably end up listening to the audio like I did with the last book (though I own both books)

    1. I think you should read the third book! I was a little worried going in since it as about Aiden and Freya, but it was so good! I am now anxious for Axel and Rooney’s book next.

  3. Yaaas, I love this series so much! I’m so glad to see you enjoyed them just as much as me 😍 Totally agree about Willa in the first book but the characters in the subsequent books are my faves. They’re so easy to root for and feel with… now I can’t wait for Axl’s story. I think he’s gonna be my fave? I have a feeling… 😍 Great reviews!

    1. Yeah, it’s hard to know. I loved Ren’s character so much that it will be a tough act for Axel to follow BUT I think you’re right. He might be the best Bergman brother.

  4. How have I not read this series yet?! It sounds like a blast and I love a sports romance. I’m glad that the last book was still enjoyable even though it is a bit heavier than the others. 🙂

  5. I was so nervous clicking on this post but yay!!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed all 3! Book 2 and 3 are definitely my favorite in the series too though I had a soft spot for Willa and Ryder too. But omg, REN! <3 I love him so much! And yes, the last book was sad, but in a really good way!

    1. I’m just sad now that I don’t already have the fourth book! I want to read about ALL the kids.

  6. I didn’t enjoy the first book quite as much as you, but the second book really checked all my boxes. 🙂 I just loved Frankie and Ren and you’re right – the audio version was so, so good. I’m hoping that the third book will be on audio soon.

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