Christi Barth’s smoking-hot contemporary romance series continues as the five best friends who survived a tragedy as teenagers take to their Naked Men podcast to open up about women. In Giving It All, the group’s globe-trotting hunk discovers that you need to go home to find love.
Logan Marsh never stays in one place for long. Through his family’s foundation, Logan spends his days traveling to the world’s most dangerous places to deliver disaster relief, which really puts a damper on his sex life—until he reconnects with his high-school crush. Stranded together in the Caribbean, they enjoy a steamy fling that awakens feelings Logan has ignored for too long. But family drama calls him away from her sweet embrace . . . or so he thinks.
Brooke Gallagher loved being a home economics teacher and cheerleading coach. Then an unexpected tragedy forced her to take some time off. Now she’s back in D.C. and despite the intensity of her tropical encounter with Logan, she’s shocked to bump into him again. Logan’s dealing with his own issues (including a newly discovered half-sister) and he’s itching to get back on the road. More than anything, Brooke wants to be there for him. But first, he has to decide if love is enough to keep
Genre: Romance – Friends to lovers
Stand-alone: Yes (but even better if you read book two first)
Part of a series: Yes – Book 3 of the Naked Men Series
POV: Alternating Logan and Brook
Steam Level: Quite toasty at times
This book begins only a few weeks after Book 2 (Wanting It All) ends. In it Logan is coming home to meet Madison (who we met in book 2), gets waylaid by a hurricane and meets his best (female) friend from high school. Both agree to a one-night stand but neither can get enough of each other.
What I like about this series is that it showcases a group of five (male) friends which doesn’t seem to show up in a lot of books. Usually the Hero’s have maybe one or two close friends. The guy in these books are close knit, brought together by common experiences and cemented by tragedy. I love that it’s the guys, mostly, who give the advice on love and/or tell Logan that he’s being a bone-head. It’s a reversal of norms and it’s fun and enjoyable.
I also like that Christi Barth’s heroines are strong, funny and independant, which I love. When things go bad they acknowledge it and then move forward.
Barth’s book, including Giving It All, are fun to read. They’re smart and turn norms on their heads. If you haven’t read any of her books, I highly recommend them. Especially this series.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author/publisher via NetGalley. I’m voluntarily giving an honest review.
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