Review: Trying It All by Christy Barth

Review: Trying It All by Christy Barth

The Naked Men don’t have anything to hide. Now the sexy control freak in this “purely delightful group of buddies” (Publishers Weekly, starred review of Wanting It All) meets his match: a free spirit who’s as beautiful as she is reckless.

Order. Attention to detail. Never leaving anything to chance. These are the qualities that make Riley Ness such a terrific federal agent . . . and a pain in the ass to everyone else. The only time Riley lets loose is when he’s hanging out with his closest pals. So when he’s thrown together with gorgeous, flighty Summer Sheridan, Riley’s brain tells him she’s a ticking time bomb—but his body doesn’t want to play by the rules.

Riley has to be the most irritating man Summer has ever met. The brooding hunk thinks he needs to teach her a few lessons about real life, while she’d rather show him how to enjoy it. But her BFF’s all but engaged to Riley’s best friend, and besides, their intense physical chemistry is all too real. Summer just needs Riley to try to meet her halfway and take a chance with the one thing that matters: his heart.

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My Review:
Genre: Romance – comedy
Stand-alone: yes but even better if you’ve read the rest of the series
Part of a series: yes Book 4 of the Naked Men Series
POV: Summer and Riley
Steam-level: rather toasty at times

I love this series! The only book of this series that I haven’t read is the first one (with Chloe and Griffin) so I didn’t really know Summer or her backstory (since Chloe and Summer are best friends I figure that some of it may have been covered in Chloe’s book but I may wrong). As with the rest of this series I absolutely love the guys and their closeness, their different personalities and how they all have coped differently from their tragedy but all making a difference in their own way. This book takes it a step further and looks at survivor’s guilt, anxiety, and the other emotions and coping mechanisms without being too over the top with it or even mentioning survivor’s guilt outright. This story was fast-paced and emotional. It sucked me in and kept me in the story The characters grew together and clashed with their exact opposite personalities and life-views.
I love how things progressed in this story that we’ve been waiting for and I really hope we get Josh’s story soon to see what happens with some of the set up with of something in this book. I look forward to an HEA for all the characters in this series with, hopefully, a big gushy epilogue for everyone.

I received an advanced copy of this book for free the author/publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest voluntarily review.

My favorite quotes:

  1. “Living forever’s only fun if you truly live.”
  2. “I’ve tried a lot of things, but never falling in love.”…”Me neither.  Maybe we give it a try? Together?”

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