Always Only You
"This book encompasses what every romance book should be." —Kristen Granata, author of What’s Left of Me
Get ready for an emotional ride filled with laughter, longing, and a sweet slow-burn in this sports romance about love’s power not in spite of difference, but because of it.
The moment I met her, I knew Frankie Zeferino was someone worth waiting for. Deadpan delivery, secret heart of gold, and a rare one-dimpled smile that makes my knees weak, Frankie has been forbidden since the day she and I became coworkers, meaning waiting has been the name of my game—besides, hockey, that is.
I’m a player on the team, she’s on staff, and as long as we work together, dating is off-limits. But patience has always been my virtue. Frankie won’t be here forever—she’s headed for bigger, better things. I just hope that when she leaves the team and I tell her how I feel, she won’t want to leave me behind, too.
I’ve had a problem at work since the day Ren Bergman joined the team: a six foot three hunk of happy with a sunshine smile. I’m a grumbly grump and his ridiculously good nature drives me nuts, but even I can’t entirely ignore that hot tamale of a ginger with icy eyes, the perfect playoff beard, and a body built for sin that he’s annoyingly modest about.
Before I got wise, I would have tripped over myself to get a guy like Ren, but with my diagnosis, I’ve learned what I am to most people in my life—a problem, not a person. Now, opening my heart to anyone, no matter how sweet, is the last thing I’m prepared to do.
Always Only You is an opposites-attract, forbidden love sports romance about a nerdy, late-blooming hockey star, and his tough cookie coworker who keeps both her soft side and her autism diagnosis* to herself. Complete with a meddling secretary, tantric yoga torture, and a scorching slow burn, this standalone is the second 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.
"Always Only You is what contemporary romance CAN be, but seldom IS. Not only do we get a sweet and sexy love story...but we learn about compassion, the human condition, family ties, female friendships, and overcoming our fears." —Rate the Romance
"Forbidden romance, friends to lovers, slow burn, sports romance with own voices autism representation...I loved every single second of it." —Nothing Better Than a Book
"A fantastic follow up to Only When It's Us. Highly recommend!" —Lisa Becker, author of Starfish and Clutch
"Chloe Liese does it again. Only When It's Us was one of my favorite reads of 2020, but Always Only You has taken its spot." —SpeedEReader
"Somehow, this book was even better than the first one...I have no idea how, since the first one rocked my world." —Kaitlyn's Librarian Life
"Frankie is the most interesting, fierce, multi-faceted heroine I've read this year...Ren is the answer to toxic masculinity." —A Grand Romance
"Chloe portrays autism, disability, chronic illness, vulnerability and mental health in such a wonderful and truthful a way, shining a light on all the societal problems associated with it but also pointing out their positives and how they should be looked at instead." —Reading Moonlit Pages
"The author's walk with Autism brought this book to another level and it was absolutely lovely...their love story was believable and beautifully written." —What Jen Reads
"Chloe Liese is now an auto-buy author for me! I love how she leaves no character behind in her stories, no matter how small of a role they play." —Miss Book Reviews
"Well written, deeply developed, clever and funny." —Well Read Lexi
"The slow burn, forbidden love between them is both beautiful and hot." —Romance Reviewed
Chloe writes romances reflecting her belief that everyone deserves a love story. Her stories pack a punch of heat, heart, and humor, and often feature characters who are neurodivergent like herself. When not dreaming up her next book, Chloe spends her time wandering in nature, playing soccer, and most happily at home with her family and mischievous cats.