Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Risking It All by Christi Barth (Naked Men #1)

Risking It All 

My Rating: 4 stars

Written by: Christi Barth
Series: Naked Men
Sequence in Series: 1
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Who doesn’t love Naked Men? In Christi Barth’s irresistible series, a group of close-knit friends talk out their problems with naked honesty on a popular blog. Bonded by a high-school tragedy, they’re moving on from the past—and fighting for the future with strong and sassy women.

Griffin Montgomery helps people. As a teenager, he kept his best friends alive after their soccer team’s bus crashed in the Alps. Now, as a Coast Guard search and rescue pilot, he saves lives with reckless abandon—until he goes too far and earns a lengthy suspension. Working on the Naked Men projects keeps his mind busy, but Griff’s itching to get back in the action. That’s when he finds his latest rescue mission: a pretty wallflower who’s stuck in her comfort zone.

Chloe Widmore doesn’t take risks. As a professional letter writer, she gets enough excitement out of expressing other people’s emotions. So when the hottest man she’s ever seen invades her coffee shop, Chloe surprises herself with how much she wants to be with him. Routines make her feel safe. Griff makes her deliciously unsafe, in so many ways. But falling for him is one risk she might just have to take . . . whether she’s ready or not.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

My Review:
Risking It All (Naked Men, #1)Risking It All by Christi Barth

A group of high school boys on their way through the Alps, crashes and only survived by their wit and acumen, forming an unbreakable bond. Through college and continuing into life circumstances, this group of now men have continued keeping in contact and airing their feelings on a blog called Naked Men. Griffin Montgomery was a leader who helped bring his teammates to rescue, this started a pattern in Griffin’s life, he is always looking for someone to rescue and never leaning on anyone.

Griffin must re-evaluated his life when he is grounded by his commander at the Coast Guard search and rescue. He spends sometime in the local coffee house where he meets a special barista, Chloe. Chloe draws Griffin in like a moth to a flame. He'd like to get to know her more.

Chloe has some baggage and scarring, but who doesn’t. Her friend wants her to think outside the box and take some risks, but Chloe likes the safety she finds in that box. When Chloe meets Griffin, she considers the thought of what it could be like to break out but must decide if Griffin and the life he leads is a risk worth taking.

This story has a light hearted and refreshing feel, it had a way to just hit the right spot in my reading. I enjoyed the characters, interactions and was intrigued with what the future might bring. Bottom line - The Naked Men are sexy, smart and have lots of issues that I look forward to the opportunity to explore.

I received this ARC copy of Risking It All from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 8, 2016.

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