Book Review

Book Review : Only When It’s Us

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Yes, that’s right…I’m back again today with another book review. Since we are in the midst of the #stayathome challenge, I’ve been able to actually get ahead on my reading. So, on this Sunday I finished “Only When It’s Us” by Chloe Liese.

(I recently went on a requesting binge on NetGalley. By this I mean that I completely overdid it, and am currently sitting on 29 titles to read and review. So let’s continue!)

*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this eBook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

As always – below you will find the description of this book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating. Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoy. ♥️

Description :

2 Frenemies.
1 Disastrous prank.

Ever since she sat next to me in class and gave me death eyes, Willa Sutter’s been on my shit list. Why she hates me, I don’t know. What I do know is that Willa is the kind of chaos I don’t need in my tidy life.

She’s the next generation of women’s soccer.
Wild hair, wilder eyes.
Bee-stung lips that should be illegal.
And a temper that makes the devil seem friendly.

She’s a thorn in my side, a menacing, cantankerous, pain-in-the-ass who’s turned our Business Mathematics course into a goddamn gladiator arena. I’ll leave this war zone unscathed, coming out on top…And if I have my way with that crazy-haired, ball-busting hellion, that will be in more than one sense of the word. 

Rather than give me the lecture notes I missed like every other instructor I’ve had, my asshole professor tells me to get them from the silent, surly flannel-wearing mountain man sitting next to me in class. Well, I tried. And what did I get from Ryder Bergman? Ignored. 

What a complete lumbersexual neanderthal.
Mangy beard and mangier hair.
Frayed ball cap that hides his eyes.
And a stubborn refusal to acknowledge my existence.

I’ve battled men before, but with Ryder, it’s war. I’ll get those notes and crack that Sasquatch nut if it’s the last thing I do, then I’ll have him at my mercy. Victory will have never tasted so sweet.

Only When It’s Us is a frenemies-to-lovers, new adult sports romance between a women’s soccer star and her surly classmate, complete with a matchmaking professor, juvenile pranks, and a smoking slow burn. This standalone is the first in a series of new novels about five Swedish brothers and their wild adventures, ending in a true happily ever after.

My Review :

Oh, Willa and Ryder. Destined to be lovers since they first lock eyes. And yet, it didn’t stop me from continuing to read, and enjoying the book. 2 extremely likable characters both battling their own internal demons. One destined to keep the walls up, and the other scared to share too much for fear of scaring her off.

What starts as a desperate need in order to pass a class, turns into a rivalry and a relationship that revolves around one upping each other.

The character development is nice though, and by the end of the story both of them have matured and realized that there’s no one they would rather do life with, no matter what circumstances come their way.

I did enjoy this book – but I’m warning you ahead of time…it is FILLED with sexual themes. It does play into the story well for the most part, but if you find that off putting, you may want to avoid this one.



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