Risking It All (Naked Men #1)

riskingcover82729-mediumAuthor: Christi Barth

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Publisher & Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

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Blurb: 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.

 

Review: Christi Barth, you amaze me. What a great, emotionally satisfying read! Pairing a high flying pilot with a virtually homebound letter writer seemed to be an opposites attract love affair. There were so many different issues in this book that were worked out between these two, but what I really appreciated was the sharp contrast between the two character’s choices after life changing events in their teens.

Chloe Widmore has convinced herself that her life is enough. Working as a professional letter writer, spending most days writing in her local coffee shop makes her feel like she gets plenty of social contact. Her friend Summer is not so sure. Sure, she hasn’t traveled outside D.C. in years, and only collects travel posters instead of traveling to those far away, romantic places. But hey, her mom’s overly anxious and it would upset her if Chloe wasn’t constantly in touch, right?

Griffin Montgomery took one risk too many and finds himself grounded, which stinks for a US Cost Guard rescue pilot. He’s been pushed to take vacation for a while, and he’s pretty sure he’ll be flying a desk when he returns to work. That’s not what he wants to do, but he realizes any promotion would get him less flying and more managing. Meeting Chloe in the coffee shop is refreshing. First off, she doesn’t know who he is; second, she’s not impressed. He’s determined to pursue her.

And I haven’t even mentioned the blog, the possible radio show, the soccer trip or the school shooting. And there are four more guys to go–I love a series! If they’re all as complex and well written as this one is, I’m set with my new go to author! Thanks!

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