With You Forever|Review

With You Forever – Publishing this month, 2021

With You Forever is a sunshine and grump, marriage of convenience romance about a shy artist on the autism spectrum*, and a smiley smartypants who has a chronic IBD. Complete with combustible cooking lessons, interfering family and friends, and a steamy slow burn, this standalone is the fourth in a series of novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.

*This is an #OwnVoices story for its portrayal of autism by an autistic author.” – Goodreads

THOUGHTS

Thank you to Netgalley & Chloe Liese for the advanced ecopy of this book! This is number four in the Bergman sibling series.

HOLY COW. This book is absolutely perfect. I’ve loved each book so far, but this one, without a doubt, takes the cake. Oftentimes with a book series you know what to expect after book one, but each Bergman sibling and their love interests has been unique, and their journeys toward love completely different.

Axel is viewed as a grumpy recluse, and Rooney is viewed as spunky and upbeat. Both have harbored secret crushes on one another, and when they’re put in forced proximity to one another, you can imagine the chemistry that unfolds. Except, no you can’t – because holy cannoli, it’s intense. This is a steamy, slow burn, witty, and wonderful romance. It’s got a marriage of convenience, longtime crush, forced proximity, and secret romance trope, and it also handles Autism and IBD with extreme care. As someone who struggles digestively, I so appreciate Rooney and her story.

Axel is beyond a shadow of doubt my favorite Bergman yet. I can only hope we get the rest of the siblings’ stories in the future, because they just keep getting better.

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