Ever After Always (Bergman Brothers #3)
Publication Date: January 12, 2020
The Bergman Brothers Series is so good! I did a mini review for book one here and never got around to reviewing book two, even though I think it is my fave (so far) of the series. I highly recommend this series if you like contemporary romance. Plus Chloe is a self published author so we love to support.
I believe you can get her books for free via Kindle Unlimited.
This is the third book in the series and we follow the eldest Bergman, Freya and her husband Aiden while they deal with some serious marriage troubles.
I don’t gravitate towards marriage in crisis stories bc I like fun times not angsty sad times so I was a bit hesitant to pick this one up, but since I have really enjoyed the first two
TW: extremely childhood poverty, severe anxiety – I want to note that if you are sensitive to these topics please read with care. The anxiety in this book is very present on page and was at times, difficult for me to read. The story was worth it for me, but please take care of yourselves.
I already talked about this one in our December Favorites of the Month post, but figured I would do a full review since I had already written it.
WHAT I LOVED
- The Bergman family as always is the best
- When Dr. Bergman tells Aiden he sees him as a son I cried lol
- I cannot wait for the other books in this series
- The cameos from the characters in the first two books.
- Seeing Freya & Aiden in couples therapy
- It felt realistic (for someone who has no experience being married or being in couples therapy)
- Aiden’s anxiety (tbh it became a bit much for me as I started getting anxious too)
- We love a beach vacation with a massive family
- Was the bird a reference to Tessa Dare’s The Wallflower Wager???
- Chloe’s writing keeping getting better
- I adore how she incorporated diversity into her novel
- THE READING OF ROMANCE NOVELS
- Seeing all the gals together
- THE ENDING & SET UP FOR THE NEXT BOOK
- The communication is great. Freya & Aiden have such a hard time communicating at times, but they work it out and figure it out. Sometimes it is one step forward and then two steps back, but they get it done
- The moment where Freya and her mom are shopping was ICONIC
- I loved how this was a hard book. It’s not a rom-com and it’s not an easy read at times, but the relationship Chloe shows in this novel is raw and you can feel how much these characters care about them.
WHAT I DID NOT LOVE
- The twist at the end was not my favorite
- Aiden’s mom seems a bit off and it weirdly is not explained?
- I wanted more Bergman moments LOL
Overall, this book made me laugh and it made me cry. I adore Freya and Aiden and if Chloe hurts them in future books I WILL BE MAD.
*Thanks to NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review*