Risking It All
Book 1, Naked Men - A Naked Men Novel
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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.
Praise for Risking It All
“The perfect escapist read—sweet and sexy, with an ending that will remind you of all the reasons you love romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Smart, sexy, and flat-out fun, Risking It All is one story readers will have a hard time putting down. Christi Barth’s heroes will make you laugh, sigh, and swoon—what could be better?”—USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid
“Barth writes the perfect blend of humor, pathos, and romance.”—Library Journal
“Risking It All delivers sexy romance, laugh-out-loud humor, unexpected surprises, and an unbreakable bond between friends. Christi Barth has written a winner!”—Tracy March, award-winning author of Should’ve Said No
“Something special happens when Chloe and Griffin meet. Christi Barth takes you on a journey of discovery you won’t want to put down.”—Vonnie Davis, author of the Highlander’s Beloved series
“I enjoyed [Barth’s] humor and clever use of metaphor [with] this group of successful, varied, intelligent, and witty characters.”—Books and Bindings
“I can’t wait for the rest of this series.”—Obsessive Book Nerd
“An entertaining read about ordinary people who’ve fallen in love . . . It’s a great start to what should be a good series—it’s not much to risk!”—Once Upon an Alpha
“Barth does an excellent job of giving readers just enough information about Griff’s teammates to whet our appetites. I definitely want to read their stories but this one stands alone with no problem.”—Xtreme Delusions
“The banter is one of the many highlights within Risking It All.”—Book Angel Booktopia
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
funny and sexy
I was given ARC copy for review.
Griffin Montgomery has always rescued everyone being that he is a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard. When he meets Chloe Widmore , who is professional letter writer.
Now he wants to rescue Chloe. The question is who will rescue who?
Funny and sexy. must read!!
Griff is one hot complicated alpha male. He sees what he wants and goes for it. Until he over thinks things. Then he's not sure what to do. He is always thinkng of other people. So glad his best friends make him see what he needs to do.
Chloe is one strong woman. She has a lot of personal baggage. She is drawn to Griff. She's not sure why Griff attracted to her. But she is willing to lay it all on the line and see where things go. Loved this story. Can't wait to read more. Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
Was ok..just seemed something missing
The series follows a group of guys who have been friends since childhood. Having survived a tragedy, they have a strong bond. Together they run a blog, appropriately titled “Naked Men”. They explore the male perspective on topics. It focuses on men’s issues which is a little different premise than most. This is the story of Griffin and Chloe. As a Coast Guard pilot, Griffin finds him in situations where he has to take risks. However this does not always fly with his supervisor, because not only does he put himself at risk but also his co-workers. Therefore, he often finds himself in trouble. After one such heroic incident, he is grounded (no flying) by his supervisor. Chloe is your typical good girl. She is the opposite of Griff. She likes order and routine. She has a very unusual job as a professional letter writer so is quite literal with her comments. For example she is told Griff “battled the storm”. She finds this ridiculous because “Technically you can’t battle a storm. It’s not like he pulled out an assault rifle and ordered the clouds to quit it or he’d shoot”. When they first met, Chloe was not too impressed with Griff. She thinks he has an “egotistical God complex that is either chasing something or running from it.” Things start off well between them but when Griff finds out Chloe is a virgin, he is angry. He handled it very poorly. He treated her like she had the plague or something. How could she do this to him? I don’t like the fact he told all his friends and decided to talk about it on their radio show. While I liked the banter back and forth between the characters, Griff was a little arrogant and obnoxious at times. Their relationship seemed a little bit forced to me. Overall this was an ok book. It wasn’t something I hated but it wasn’t something I loved either. But I enjoyed it enough that I would like to see how the other men make out. I would have liked to see a better epilogue. The ending seemed rushed. I would have liked to see how their relationship was more in the future. Perhaps with additional stories about the other characters, we will be able to see where Griff and Chloe have made out.