Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Ever After Always
Author: Chloe Liese
Series: (Bergman Brothers #3)
Format: eBook provided in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley
Release Date: January 12, 2021
I’ve been dreading writing this review because I don’t think I can properly put into words how much I loved this book. And for different reasons than the other books in this series.
If you loved The Bromance Book Club because of the marriage in distress aspect, this is for you. If you love a big, loud, sometimes obnoxious, but mostly loveable family, this is for you. If you want to be schooled on long term relationships – even if you feel like yours is just fine – this is for you. If you suffer from anxiety and you want to be seen, this is for you. If you want to swoon like crazy, this is for you. This was so perfect for me.
I can’t even tell you how many pages I highlighted in this book because I felt like it had so much to say about marriage. Things that I never even considered that completely changed my way of thinking – especially when a relationship feels off-balance because one person suffers from an illness (mental or physical).
Yes, there is miscommunication and yes it is so frustrating, but as someone who suffers from anxiety and has lost friends because I was considered “flakey” for changing plans last minute or having to leave abruptly or coming off as rude because I was spiraling into a panic attack… the miscommunication made perfect sense to me.
I love what Chloe Liese is doing with her novels. I love that she is placing a spotlight on things that otherwise get overlooked. I think her bio describes it perfectly, “Chloe writes inclusive romance because she believes everyone deserves a love story. Portraying underrepresented experiences, her romances embrace humor, heart, and heat, with a dash of nerdiness for good measure.”
I think, particularly when we talk about diversity in books, we can’t forget about disabled voices in that conversation.
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Definitely!
Once the audiobook comes out, I’m binging this series again.
Bookshelf Placement: NEED
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars