Giving It All by Christi Barth
A Naked Men Novel (#3)
Rating: 5/5 stars
Release Date: 1/17/17
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 him in one place.
I’m always happy to dive back into the Naked Men. Logan is the fifth ACS and has managed to remain a mystery so far, however real life is calling. He quickly made his way to being my favorite of the Naked Men and he and Brooke are no question my favorite couple so far.
Oh Logan, my poor sweet misguided Logan. Logan is dead set on making a difference that he is completely unable to see that he can make a difference and be valuable right in his own life. Brooke is also slightly lost and unsure of her own path. I loved her for Logan. She’s tough when she has to be and tells it to him like it is.
I loved this sweet and natural chemistry that they have with each other. Logan and Brooke were friends in high school and are reunited while both stranded in the Caribbean. I loved them right away and only fell more and more in love as the book flows and they navigate their relationship and their professional lives as well. They both have some serious choices to make and I loved watching them rely on each other and work with each other to reach their end goals.
I can’t wait to see what Josh and Riley have in store!! While the book can be read as a standalone and does a really good job of providing the back story, you will definitely want to meet the other Naked Men!!
CHRISTI BARTH earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.
Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.